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Nice-Ville station information & facilities

Distance from Nice-Ville to city center
Distance from Nice-Ville to city center
0.9 miles (1.5 km)
Ticket Office Hours
Ticket Office Hours
Mon - Sun: 08: 30 - 15: 30
How to get to this station?
How to get to this station?
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
Nearest Airport
Nearest Airport
Nice Cote d'Azur Airport
4 miles
How to get to nearest airport?
How to get to nearest airport?
The airport can be reached from the station by public transit within 20 minutes via the TER train line up to Nice Saint-Augustin, then walking about 5 minutes to Grand Arénas to take Tram lines 2 or 3 to the airport.
Amenities at station
Free, unlimited Wi-Fi is available throughout the station.
Located on the forecourt of the station, on the right when exiting the station hall.
Agora | PAUL | Sushi Side | Factory Donuts | Deli & Cia
Car Rentals
Car Rentals
Hertz | Europcar | SIXT
Information Desk
Information Desk
Located in the station main hall.
Level access from the entrance to the station, barrier-free toilets, magnetic induction loops. Assistance offered by Accès Plus to passengers with disabilities or reduced mobility, located in the central hall.
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Travel from Nice city centre to Nice Ville train station

Nice is a popular city and port of the French Riviera. It is a hotspot for tourists with different interests, such as shoppers, art enthusiasts, and beach lovers. The city has old towns with mansions from 19th-century designs and architecture and modern towns with boulevards. It also boasts the most beautiful promenade along the coast of the Mediterranean. Trains from and to the city operate from the train station in Nice, Nice Ville.

Train time from Nice to French and European cities depend on the distance of the journey. Trains from Nice head to popular cities likeParis, Marseille, Lyon, and Milan. You can look up useful details for these routes on Omio The Window Seat, the magazine of Omio. Omio also has information about the train station in Nice. Nice Ville is less than a mile from Nice city centre with taxis as the available mode of transit.

How far is it from Nice city centre to Nice Ville train station?

Nice Ville train station is 0.9 miles (1.5 km) from the city centre of Nice. Unfortunately, not many public transport options are available to travel from Nice city centre to Nice train station. Taxis are the only mode of transit from Nice city centre. They take about 3min to get to Nice Ville station. Taxi Riviera, Taxi Nice Cote d’Azur, and Alunni Claude are popular taxi providers. Walking to Nice Ville station, preferred by many locals, will take you about 10min.

What is the best way to get to Nice Ville train station from Nice city centre?

The recommended way of getting to Nice Ville station from Nice city centre is via taxi. Multiple taxi providers, like Taxi Riviera, are available from Nice city centre. The taxis can take different routes to complete the journey, which causes a variation in the duration of the trip. The fastest route, taking about 3min, involves taking Rue Flaminius Raiberti and Avenue Thiers. The taxi can also take Rue Vernier, which will increase the journey by about 2min. If you prefer walking, it will take you about 10min.

Where is the airport in Nice and how to get there?

Nice Airport is the only airport in Nice. Nice Airport is located about 4.3 miles (7 km) from the city centre of Nice. The airport is nearer Nice Ville station by less than a mile being 4.1 miles (6.7 km) away. Buses and trams provide public transportation from Nice Ville to Nice Airport. Buses are the quickest means to the station of the two, taking about 20min. To catch the bus, you will walk to Poste Thiers SNCF-R-Nice, the nearest bus stop to the station. You will board the Line 87 bus to Magnan and transfer to a Line 12 bus to the airport. The tram station for trams from Nice Ville to the airport is Jean Medecin, a 10min-walk from the train station. L2 tram operates between Jean Medecin to the airport every 15min, a trip of about 30min.

How accessible is Nice train station for those with limited mobility?

Passengers with mobility issues safely and conveniently transit through Nice Ville station thanks to its accessibility features. These facilities are provided by SNCF, giving all passengers a hassle-free experience at the station. Key amenities and handrails have information in braille and relief to find your way around the station. The floor also has tactile paths to guide you around. Safety decals are available as white bands on obstacles like glass walls and doors.

Wheelchairs will be provided on request to help you travel from one point to another. Automatic doors, ramps, and escalators are also available at the station. The toilets are accessible by people with limited mobility and ample space reserved at the parking lot. Moreover, free assistance services are available at the station to any passenger with limited mobility who requests them. You need to request these services at least 48 hours before arriving at the station. The station also has call boxes at various points, which you can use to contact station staff for any information or help you may need.

Travel from Nice city centre to Nice train station: coast of Nice

Nice Train Station. Source: Shutterstock

Night trains to/from Nice Ville

A few overnight trains are available from Nice to other cities in France and Europe. Most of the trains in Nice depart the station before 7:00 p.m., but a few are available beyond this time. However, the trains only depart early at night; you cannot book late-night trains. The ticket offices sell night tickets till 9:00 p.m. every day except on Sundays when offices close at 8:00 p.m., so be sure to get your ticket before then.

Travelling by bus/train in Nice: Sustainable journey

You protect the environment by taking a train to Nice or from Nice Ville to other cities. Electric trains have increasingly substituted diesel trains on railways. The use of renewable energy on electric trains reduced the carbon footprint on these trains. Moreover, the high passenger capacity of trains makes journeys with trains more sustainable than cars.

Local tips: Nice Ville train station points of interest

The several facilities at Nice Ville train station are sufficient to keep you occupied before your train departs from the station. The main hall of the station has an exchange office if you need local currency when you arrive. There are plenty of on-site cashpoints around the station as well. You can have food and drinks from a couple of options in the station, such as the sit-down restaurant, on-site pastries, and food and drink dispensers all around the station. Pay toilets are also located at the main entrance of the station. Photo machines are available at the station to in case you need a photo ID. You can find plenty of attractions and things to do near Nice Ville station.

  • Satisfy your worked-up appetite at the many restaurants and bistros scattered near the station by trying local favourites like pissaladierres and ratatouille
  • Take a leisure stroll to Prefecture Palace, the Nice Clock Tower, Sainte-Reparate cathedral, and City Hall, less than a mile away
  • Go for retail therapy at the shopping mecca of Jean Medecin Avenue, a 10min walk from the station
  • Explore the beautiful trees, fountains, and manicured lawns of the Albert I Garden neighbouring the station
  • Enjoy jazz music, improv performances, and slam poetry at La Cave Romagnan
  • Have a relaxing and energising massage at Massage Nice Domicile, less than a mile from Nice Ville

What to do in Nice

Nice is the largest city on the French Riviera. It is a beautiful city recognised for its 19th-century mansions on the city’s boulevards and promenades. The Riviera glamour, perfect climate, great cuisines, museums, and art galleries make Nice a special city that you should add to your French holiday itinerary. The 4.3 miles (7 km) Promenade des Anglais is where you should start your Nice tour. In addition to the breathtaking beauty of the promenade, you can also experience the Nice Carnival, which gets held here in February.

Food and shopping lovers will satisfy all their desires and cravings at Vieille Ville, the oldest part of Nice. Here, there are a variety of restaurants and local shops. Shoppers can also attend the flea and fresh produce market of Cours Saleya. Nice also has many beaches for sunbathing like Cap-Ferrat and Cap de Nice. Children can also delight at the shallow waters at Villefranche-sur-Mer. Art lovers will also find something interesting at the many museums in Nice like More Art Museum, Musee Marc Chagall, and Musee d’Art Moderne et d’Art Contemporain.

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