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Overview: Train from Nice to Milan

distanceDistance154 miles (248 km)
frequencyTrain frequency2 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there are 2 direct trains a day
carriersTrain providersThello, Trenitalia, Intercity or Frecciabianca

Trains from Nice to Milan cover the 154 miles (248 km) long route with our travel partners like Thello, Trenitalia, Intercity or Frecciabianca. Normally, there are 2 trains operating per day, including direct services available. Travelers depart most frequently from Nice Ville and arrive in Milano Centrale.

Train companies: Trenitalia from Nice to Milan trains

Travel on Trenitalia trains to Milan from Nice at great prices. Omio finds you train times and tickets for over 1000 travel companies all in one place.


Trenitalia is Italy’s national railroad company providing services across the whole country, giving you ample opportunity to discover the beauty and culture of Italy. Trenitalia’s fleet of trains include its high-speed trains Frecciarossa, Frecciargento and Frecciabianca as well as intercity, regional and night trains. Bathrooms and WiFi access are standard services on long-distance routes, and, in most cases, there is barrier-free access on Trenitalia trains.

Taking a train with Trenitalia is a great way to travel from Nice to Milan, and Omio can show you the best times and tickets available for the 154 miles (248 km) long train trip. Trenitalia offers different fares for the Nice to Milan trip with ticket options like Base, Economy, Super Economy and Ordinaria. You can even apply Trenitalia discount cards on Omio at the time of purchasing tickets. Simply check the current Trenitalia train schedule, compare the cheapest, fastest, or earliest routes to Milan from Nice, and buy your cheap Trenitalia train ticket on Omio easily and securely today.

    When purchasing your Trenitalia train tickets to Milan from Nice, keep the following coronavirus related policies and recommendations in mind outlined by our travel partner:

    • Cashless payments recommended
    • Online booking and check-in recommended
    • Pre-reservation / seat allocation
    • Refund or voucher policy
    • In the case of Trenitalia cancellations, the customer will be contacted directly. If the customer does not intend to travel, they can still obtain a full refund by submitting a cancellation request (relevant special conditions might apply) by filling in a request form for an electronic credit here:
    • Alternatively, the customer can request a refund for the payment method they used at the time of purchase by contacting a Trenitalia ticket office and presenting the communication received. Find the refund request form for regional trains here:
    • For further information and cancellation procedures go to the Trenitalia website: Or in Italian here:

    Trains from Nice to Milan

    Traveling from Nice to Milan by train is a superb transport option, putting the boutiques, restaurants, and historical attractions of Lombardy's capital within easy reach. Trenitalia's Thello division runs three daily services that require zero changes, while travelers can expect the train from Nice to Milan to reach Milano Centrale in four hours 45 minutes.

    Nice to Milan Train Time: Daily Departures

    Passengers can book a direct train from Nice to Milan on any day of the year, so travelers can be really flexible about when they book. Trenitalia Thello provides three direct trains to Milan from Nice Ville every day, with options leaving in the morning, afternoon, and early evening. The first train usually leaves just after 8:00 a.m., and the final service departs at around 6:00 p.m.

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

    Taking the train from Nice to Milan is a comfortable and convenient way to travel, and with no flights available, it's also among the fastest transport options. Journey durations vary slightly, from four hours 44 minutes to four hours 52 minutes, and there's never any need to change along the way with Thello. Trains also run from Nice Ville in the center of town, straight to Milano Centrale - a short hop from most major attractions.

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

    Departure train station: The train from Nice to Milan will always depart from Nice Ville station. Nice Ville is an elegant station, with stores and restrooms, ticketing facilities, and plenty of eating spots nearby. It's about 900 meters inland from the seafront and the Old Town. However, direct trams reach the station from most major hotels in about 15 minutes, and taxis will usually be even faster.

    Arrival train station: Trains from Nice to Milan will arrive at Milano Centrale - the city's largest railway hub. From there, it's a five minute metro ride to the city center, so travelers can start sightseeing straight away. The station itself is full of places to snack, buy essentials, and find tourist information if needed. It offers free WiFi and left luggage, while taxis leave from outside the station entrance.

    Which train companies travel from Nice to Milan?

    Trains from Nice to Milan can only be booked with one provider: Trenitalia Thello. The affordable subsidiary of Italy's national rail carrier maintains a daily service between the two cities, making life easy for rail travelers.

    Trenitalia Thello Nice to Milan

    Thello specializes in trains between France and Italy, and is wholly owned by Trenitalia. The company offers three direct trains from Nice Ville to Milano Centrale every day, with morning, afternoon, and evening options. All take around four hours 45 minutes, and there are no overnight options.

    Nice to Milan Trains: Services on Board

    When travelers book a train from Nice to Milan with Trenitalia Thello, they won't have the option of choosing First or Second class. Thello offers a "one size fits all" approach to rail travel, providing spacious, comfortable seating for all passengers. Insteadm travelers can choose "Smart" or "Flexi" fares, which offer varying degrees of flexibility (and different price points). All passengers can take two large items of luggage measuring no more than 160cm each, but extra items can be added for a surcharge. One item of carry-on luggage is also permitted. Bikes count as part of the luggage quota, so they need to fit the 160cm limit, and must be placed in carry case. Smaller pets are also allowed, provided they are in suitable containers, while dogs weighing from five to 50kg require a supplementary fee, and must be leashed. Disabled passengers should check with Thello to ensure that they are able to board safely. This shouldn't be an issue, as all Thello trains have a special coach with wheelchair-adapted spaces. But if there are any worries, personal assistance can be arranged. Just provide 48 hours notice when making a booking.

    How to find cheap train tickets from Nice to Milan?

    Finding low fares for a train from Nice to Milan should always be possible. In general, Thello is an affordable provider, thanks to its open booking approach (although on-board purchases like food and drink, luggage, or WiFi can add up). Choosing a "Smart" ticket is a good way to save, as opposed to a "Flexi" ticket. Booking in advance via Omio is also advisable, while it's also possible to purchase "Mini Group" ticket for between two and five passengers, which further reduce the cost of travel. And don't forget to browse for random reductions as savings can appear at any time.

    Train tickets from Nice to Milan: when to book to save $

    Time Price Savings
    1 week earlier 43 €
    2 weeks earlier 37 €16%
    3 weeks earlier 37 €16%
    1 month before 35 €23%
    2 months earlier 37 €16%
    3 months earlier 36 €19%

    Train companies often offer promotional prices and offers—by buying in advance—you can get access the best prices for trains in the U.S., Canada, and the major European railroad operators. Search on Omio to check prices and cheap train tickets from Nice - Milan. Easily find the most attractive rates and choose the your preferred route for your journey. Book and choose your mobile ticket: avoid the queues at the station and the added stress of printing your ticket.

    The rule of buying in advance to save money is not only valid when booking a flight but also for train travel. Train tickets are generally on sale 6 months before the departure date. Some train booking tips from us:

    • Buying your train ticket from Nice - Milan 3 weeks in advance means you can save on average up to 16% compared to the price available on the day of departure.
    • If you book a ticket Nice - Milan with 2 months in advance you save up to about 16% compared to the initial price.
    • By booking 3 months in advance, you could save up to 19%.
    • On Omio you can find all offers, train times and prices for train travel in Europe, the U.S., and Canada.

    Travel Tips: Trains from Nice to Milan

    Travel by train to Milan easily. Whether you want fast, cheap or something entirely different, our travel experts have collected everything you need to know so you can find the best option from Nice to Milan.

    Are there COVID-19 travel restrictions for trains from Nice to Milan?

    Travel between Nice, France and Milan, Italy by train is: Partially open.

    Can I enter Italy from France?

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

    Do I need to quarantine on arrival in Italy from Nice?

    Conditions of entry:

    • Travellers must present a negative COVID-19 test as either a RT-PCR performed within 48 hours prior to arrival, or an Antigen test performed within 24 hours prior to arrival
    • 5-day mandatory self-quarantine and COVID-19 test at the end of the isolation period
    • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from compulsory quarantine
    • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months are exempt from compulsory quarantine (certificate needed)
    • Passenger Locator Form (PLF) required

    What are the safety rules to follow in Milan, Italy?

    All travelers in Italy must observe these coronavirus safety measures:

    • Physical distance: 1.5 metre (s) (5 feet)
    • Face mask: Mandatory

    The information above was last checked on 1/28/22. Remember to review the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   for your train to Milan from Nice as this information can change.

    What are the COVID-19 restrictions for my return trip to France from Milan, Italy?

    The current restriction level for your return trip by train from Milan to Nice is: Partially open

    Are there any international entry restrictions on returning to France from Italy?

    Reentry to France is allowed for: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Italy

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

    What are the requirements?

    • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 2 days before arrival
    • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test
    • Health declaration required
    • Health screen upon arrival. Those showing symptoms will be tested. A positive test will result in mandatory quarantine

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

    Last checked on 1/28/22. We do our best to keep this information up to date, but regulations can change so please double check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations ahead of your train to Nice from Milan here.

    How far is Milan from Nice by train?

    You should expect to travel around 154 miles (248 km)  to Milan from Nice by train.

    What train station in Nice goes to Milan? What train station do I come into Milan from Nice?

    When taking the train from Nice to Milan, you can choose to depart from train stations like Nice Ville, Gare de Nice-Ville and Nice Saint-Augustin. Your route can end in train stations such as Milano Centrale, Milano Rogoredo and Milano Porta Garibaldi.

    Omio customers who travel this route most frequently depart from Nice Ville   and arrive in Milano Centrale.

    Where is the departure train station in Nice located? Where is the arrival train station in Milan located?

    Passengers board their train most frequently from Nice Ville and travel around 0.2 miles (378 m) from the city center to this train station.

    Passengers traveling this route most often arrive at Milano Centrale and need to travel approximately 1.7 miles (2.8 km) from the train station to the city center in Milan.

    Which train providers can take me between Nice and Milan?

    For the best Nice to Milan train to buy, you can travel safely and comfortably with Thello, Trenitalia, Intercity or Frecciabianca. However, it's always good to check all possible train providers with services between Nice and Milan to compare what amenities they may offer.

    How many trains are there between Nice and Milan a day?

    The average number of trains departing Nice for Milan is 2 a day. The train schedules and services may vary between weekdays and weekends.

    Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

    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 Milan.
    Amenities at station
    Phone Number
    +33 493870707
    Ticket Office Hours
    Mon - Sun: 08: 30 - 15: 30
    Public transit options for Nice Ville
    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