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Overview: Train from Rotterdam to Nice

distanceDistance581 miles (937 km)
frequencyTrain frequency1 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there is 1 direct train a day
carriersTrain companiesTGV or Thalys

Trains from Rotterdam to Nice cover the 581 miles (937 km) long route taking on average 13 h 58 min with our travel partners like TGV or Thalys. Normally, there is 1 train operating per day, including direct services available. Travelers depart most frequently from Rotterdam Centraal and arrive in Nice Ville.

Train providers: Thalys from Rotterdam to Nice trains

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


Thalys is a French-Belgian high-speed train company that connects the main capital cities. For your next train between Rotterdam and Nice with Thalys, you can choose from these different ticket fares: Standard Mini, Standard, Comfort and Premium.

Enjoy a smooth and easy trip between Rotterdam and Nice with Thalys! As an official travel partner of Thalys, Omio can help you search current train schedules and timetables from Thalys, compare the best routes between Rotterdam and Nice as well as the class fares available for this route (including information on baggage allowance and amenities provided onboard), and buy the most affordable Thalys Rotterdam to Nice train ticket available today. If you search for Thalys tickets in the Omio app, you can also see if they are mobile tickets so that you can travel paperless rather than needing to wait in a line at the train station in person to purchase tickets. Once you find your ideal route, book your one-way train from Rotterdam to Nice on Omio or in the Omio app in just a few simple steps. You can then sit back and enjoy the 581 miles (937 km) route from Rotterdam to Nice with ease and comfort on a train with Thalys.

    Read on for COVID-19 recommendations and policies for your Thalys train ticket to Nice from Rotterdam:

    • Cashless payments recommended
    • Online booking and check-in recommended
    • Pre-reservation / seat allocation
    • Verification of ticket with valid ID
    • Exceptions to waive change or cancellation fees policy
    • If a ticket is nonrefundable, a Thalys e-voucher can still be issued for a 15€ fee to passengers requesting a refund up to 30 days after the departure date.

    Travel Tips: Trains from Rotterdam to Nice

    Travel by train to Nice 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 Rotterdam to Nice.

    What COVID-19 travel safety information and restrictions should I be aware of for my train between Rotterdam and Nice?

    Travel between Rotterdam, Netherlands and Nice, France by train is: Partially open.

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

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

    Do I need to self-quarantine on arrival in France from Rotterdam?

    Conditions of entry:

    • 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?

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

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

    The information above was last checked on 1/19/22. This can change before your date of travel so please review the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   for your train from Rotterdam to Nice before traveling.

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

    Return travel from France to Netherlands is: Partially open.

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

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

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

    Requirements for reentering:

    • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
    • Travellers issued with the EU Digital COVID Certificate are exempt from quarantine and COVID-19 testing
    • Health declaration required

    What are the safety rules to follow in Rotterdam, Netherlands?

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

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

    Last checked on 1/20/22. Please check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   closer to the travel date of your train to Rotterdam from Nice.

    How far is Nice from Rotterdam by train?

    When traveling this route you should expect the distance from Rotterdam to Nice by train to be approximately 581 miles (937 km).

    How long is a train from Rotterdam to Nice on average?

    On average the Rotterdam to Nice train time is 13 h 58 min  covering the 581 miles (937 km) long route, but the journey time can vary depending on specific dates or traveling on weekends and holidays.

    When traveling by train from Rotterdam to Nice, which train station in Rotterdam do I depart from and which train station in Nice do I arrive in?

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

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

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

    You can find the most popular departure train station for this journey, Rotterdam Centraal, located approximately 0.4 miles (659 m) from the city center of Rotterdam. The most popular arrival train station in Nice, called Nice Ville, is located around 0.2 miles (378 m) away from its city center.

    Which train companies can get me from Rotterdam to Nice?

    When taking a train from Rotterdam to Nice, you can count on TGV or Thalys for the best way to get you to Nice. You can also check all possible train providers who offer a service to Nice from Rotterdam and compare the amenities they offer before buying a train ticket.

    How many train services per day are there to Nice from Rotterdam?

    The average number of trains departing Rotterdam for Nice is 1 a day. The train schedules and services may vary between weekdays and weekends.

    Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

    Rotterdam Centraal is the most popular Rotterdam 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 Rotterdam for your trip to Nice.
    Amenities at station
    Phone Number
    +31 302357822
    Ticket Office Hours
    Mon - Sun: 00: 00 - 24: 00
    Public transit options for Rotterdam Centraal
    Subway lines: D, E
    Bus lines: 33, 34, 38, 39, 40, 44, 48
    Tram lines: 4, 7, 8, 12, 20, 21, 23, 24, 25
    Train lines: NS Intercity, NS Intercity Direct, NS Sprinter, NS Nachtnet, Thalys, Eurostar