Nice to Geneva train

Cheap train tickets from Nice to Geneva

Showing times and prices for May 23

Cheapest

106

Average

139

The best way to find a cheap fare is to book your ticket as far in advance as you can and to avoid traveling at rush hour.

Cheapest
02:53PMNice Ville7h42 10:35PMGeneva
1 transfer
1061One-way
Cheapest
11:53AMNice Ville6h42 06:35PMGeneva
2 transfers
1061One-way
2nd Cheapest
08:28AMNice Saint-Augustin8h07 04:35PMGeneva
2 transfers
1241One-way
07:52AMNice Ville9h54 05:46PMGeneva
1 transfer
2211One-way

Train schedule from Nice to Geneva

Showing trains for tomorrow, Monday, May 23
07:52AMNice Ville9h54 05:46PMGeneva
1 transfer
08:28AMNice Saint-Augustin8h07 04:35PMGeneva
2 transfers
11:53AMNice Ville6h42 06:35PMGeneva
2 transfers
02:53PMNice Ville7h42 10:35PMGeneva
1 transfer

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Fastest train times from Nice to Geneva

Showing times and prices for May 23

Fastest Journey

6 h 42 m

Average

8 h 6 m

Trains per day

4

Distance

292 km

It's difficult to get from Nice to Geneva without transferring at least once.

Fastest
11:53AMNice Ville6h42 06:35PMGeneva
2 transfers
1061One-way
2nd Fastest
02:53PMNice Ville7h42 10:35PMGeneva
1 transfer
1061One-way
08:28AMNice Saint-Augustin8h07 04:35PMGeneva
2 transfers
1241One-way
07:52AMNice Ville9h54 05:46PMGeneva
1 transfer
2211One-way

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Overview: Train from Nice to Geneva

distanceDistance180 miles (291 km)
durationAverage train duration7 h 42 min
priceAverage train ticket price$115 (€103)
frequencyTrain frequency5 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there are 5 direct trains a day
carriersTrain providersSNCF | TER, SNCF | TGV INOUI, SNCF | TGV Lyria or SNCF | TGV

Trains from Nice to Geneva cover the 180 miles (291 km) long route taking on average 7 h 42 min with our travel partners like SNCF | TER, SNCF | TGV INOUI, SNCF | TGV Lyria or SNCF | TGV. Normally, there are 5 trains operating per day, including direct services available. You can get the cheapest train tickets for this trip for as low as $87 (€77), but the average price of train tickets is $115 (€103). Travelers depart most frequently from Nice Ville and arrive in Genève.

Trains from Nice to Geneva

On a daily basis, from Nice to Geneva, you will find that there are about 10 trains being offered. That means there are about 70 trains offered per week. You do not have that many options to choose from when traveling from Nice to Geneva so it is important to play your journey accordingly. The length of the journey will depend on the number of transfers, and you will be required to transfer on this journey. The distance between Nice to Geneva is 186 miles (300 km). You will have the option of one transfer, two transfers, or three transfers. The time it takes for this journey is about 9h 15min on average, so be prepared for a relatively long journey.

Nice to Geneva Train Time: Daily Departures

There are not that many journeys to choose from from Nice to Geneva by train so you will not have the option of getting a train every 1h. This means you will have to shift your timeline to fit the train offerings rather than the other way around. There are about 10 trains offered daily with the first train being around 06:55 a.m. and the last train being at 02:55 p.m. None of these journeys are overnight journeys but the length is on average is about 9h long.

How long is the journey by train from Nice to Geneva?

The length of the journey from Nice to Geneva usually depends on the number of transfers you have, the number of stops the train makes as well as extraneous circumstances like the weather. So, it is difficult to predict the overall journey time but a rough estimation can definitely be given. For the journey from Nice to Geneva, you will not be taking a direct as it is quite a long journey and there are only indirect trains offered. That is, there are only trains with transfers, so you will need to transfer. The length of the journey can last anywhere from 7h 45min to 10h 15min depending on the nature of the train.

What are the departure and arrival stations for trains from Nice to Geneva?

Departure train station: Nice is a large city in France but there is mostly only one train station that you will depart from. This is the Gare de Nice-Ville station. It is the largest and most active train station in Nice and there are ways to reach this station through public transportation. If you are taking the bus, you can take Public Bus 57, 70, or 87. You can also take Train MR02 and MR04. Gare de Nice-Ville is a large station so it will have amenities such as public restrooms, food stalls, and Wi-Fi.

Arrival train stations: Geneva has many train stations to choose from, but with this travel plan, you will be arriving at the CHGVA train station. You can go to and from this station by bus on Public Bus 19, 2, 20, 5, D. You can also take different types of trains on Train IR90, SL3, SL4, and SL5. You can also take Light Rail 12, 14, 18. There are amenities offered in this train station such as public restrooms, Wi-Fi, and food stalls to purchase refreshments.

Which train companies travel from Nice to Geneva?

Inoui and SNCF are two companies under the same parent company. Both SNCF and Inoui have the same offerings in terms of trains from Nice to Geneva. Inoui trains was founded in 2017 as a high-speed train company. It now serves all of Europe with different branches out of different countries. The train company that travels from Nice to Geneva is Inoui. All trains nowadays offer the same amenities, so you will find that similar amenities are offered regardless of the train company as well as the class type. Due to the length of the journey, you will have to transfer somewhere along the way.

Inoui trains from Nice to Geneva

Inoui is one of the largest train companies in Europe. It has branches in France, Spain, Luxemburg, Germany, Belgium, and Italy. It started as a highspeed train company in 2017 and now provides transport throughout Europe. They do not offer direct trains from Nice to Geneva, so it is more likely that you will need to go through some city in between the two destinations. Some of the transfer locations are Lyon Part Dieu and Marseille-St-Charles. The length of the journey depends on the amount of transfers there are. The journey from Nice to Geneva can last anywhere from 7h 45min to 10h 15min depending on the transfers.

Train Nice to Geneva: Services on Board

All trains from Nice to Geneva offer different services on board. With Inoui, you will have a recliner chair that turns into a sleeper during overnight journeys. You will also have an outlet connected to your seat so that you may charge your electronics. Furthermore, Wi-Fi will be offered for free on board the Inoui trains. In terms of luggage, most of the time you are allowed 2 pieces of luggage and one carry-on, and Inoui recommends that you only bring luggage that you are able to carry. There are places on the train where you can place your luggage if it is too big and bulky. If this is the case, you may not be able to access it during the train journey so it is important to keep everything that you need for the journey on your at all times. You may also carry your bike on this journey, however, it must be folded and follow the specifications given. As for your pets, you may bring them on this journey, but they must meet certain size limits and must be kept in their pet carrier at all times. If they do not meet these specifications, you will be charged extra to bring them onboard. Finally, Inoui will accommodate all passengers with disabilities. Please contact the company beforehand and they will provide you with an employee who can help with your every need.

How to find cheap train tickets from Nice to Geneva?

The best way to find cheap tickets from Nice to Geneva is to look early. If you plan and book your journey early, you will be able to find cheaper tickets. This is because the demand for trains at an earlier date is less than the demand at dates closer to the departure date. You can also save money on the type of ticket you buy. There are two types of classes – 2nd class and 1st class. The difference between the two classes is usually what is covered with the types of tickets. If you are taking 2nd class, the ticket is not fully refundable unless you choose to opt for the Flex Seconde type of fare, in which case you may be able to refund your ticket. For 1st class, the Semi-Flex ticket type is semi-refundable and the Full Flex ticket type is fully refundable. There are differences in the prices, however, and generally 2nd class is cheaper than 1st class. Another way you can save money is to choose a train that has transfers. More often than not, a train with transfers is cheaper than a train without transfers.

 

Travel Tips: Trains from Nice to Geneva

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FAQs

Travel between Nice, France and Geneva, Switzerland by train is: Fully open.

What is the status of international entry into Switzerland from France?

International entry status: Entry is fully open for citizens and permanent residents of France

Do I need to self-quarantine on arrival in Switzerland from Nice?

Conditions of entry:

  • No COVID-19 testing required
  • No quarantine required

What are the safety rules to follow in Geneva, Switzerland?

When traveling in Switzerland, you must follow these COVID-19 safety rules:

  • Physical distance requirement: 1.5 metre (s) (5 feet)
  • Face mask requirement: Regional advice

The information above was last checked on 5/9/22. This can change before your date of travel so please review the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   for your train from Nice to Geneva before traveling.

Return travel from Switzerland to France is: Partially open.

Are there any international entry restrictions on returning to Nice from Geneva?

Entry into France is allowed for: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Switzerland

Do I need to quarantine on arrival in France from Geneva?

Requirements for reentering:

  • Travellers must present a negative COVID-19 test as either a RT-PCR performed within 72 hours prior to arrival, or an Antigen test performed within 48 hours prior to arrival
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test
  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test (certificate needed)
  • Health declaration required

What are the safety rules to follow in Nice, France?

The government of France has imposed these measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19:

  • Physical distance requirement: 1 metre (s) (3 feet)
  • Face mask requirement: Mandatory

Last checked on 5/21/22. Please check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   closer to the travel date of your train to Nice from Geneva.

Omio customers have found the cheapest trains from Nice to Geneva to cost as little as $87 (€77)  in the next 7 days.
If you are looking to buy your train ticket in the next 7 days, you can expect the Nice to Geneva train to cost on average $115 (€103)  one way.
When traveling this route you should expect the distance from Nice to Geneva by train to be approximately 180 miles (291 km).
While the time it takes to travel 180 miles (291 km) from Nice to Geneva can vary based on specific dates, weekends, and holidays, the Nice to Geneva train journey time is on average 7 h 42 min.

When taking a train from Nice, you have a couple of train stations you can depart from including Nice Ville, Gare de Nice-Ville and Nice Saint-Augustin. When you arrive in Geneva, your train can arrive in train stations including Genève and Geneva.

Omio customers traveling this route book their trains from Nice Ville   to Genève.

The most popular departure train station with passengers for this trip, called Nice Ville, is located 0.9 miles (1.5 km) from the city center of Nice.

The most popular arrival train station, Genève, is located 1.2 miles (2 km) away from the city center of Geneva.

For the best Nice to Geneva train to book, you can travel safely and comfortably with SNCF | TER, SNCF | TGV INOUI, SNCF | TGV Lyria or SNCF | TGV. However, it's always good to check all possible train providers with services to Geneva from Nice to compare what amenities they may offer.
The average number of trains departing Nice for Geneva is 5 a day. The train schedules and services may vary between weekdays and weekends.
You can take the earliest train from Nice to Geneva at 4: 52 AM   or take the last train from Nice to Geneva leaving at 5: 16 PM. Look for the latest Nice to Geneva train schedules on Omio and book the best time to take the train for this trip.
You can find trains to Geneva from Nice to cost on average $115 (€103) one way if you book within the next 7 days. But we recommend buying train tickets in advance to score the best deals and save money on your route. You’ll see tickets for the Nice to Geneva train generally on sale a few months before the planned travel date.

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

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Geneva
Nice Ville is the most popular Nice railway station for Omio travelers, but it's not the only one. Read all the information you need to know about the main train stations in Nice for your trip to Geneva.
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Bus lines: Ligne d'Azur
Tram lines: 1
Train lines: TGV, OUIGO, Intercités, TER PACA 3, TER PACA 4, TER PACA 5, TER PACA 6, Russian Railways

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