The best way to find a cheap fare is to book your ticket as far in advance as you can and to avoid travelling at rush hour.
The average ticket from Marseille to Nice will cost around £ 36 if you buy it on the day, but the cheapest tickets can be found for only £ 34.
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Trains per day
Of the 15 train that leave Marseille for Nice every day 13 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.
These direct train cover the 159 km distance in an average of 2h 44m but if you time it right, some train will get you there in just 2h 37m .
The slowest train will take 3h 8m and usually involve a change or two along the way, but you might be able to save a few pennies if you’re on a budget.
|Avg. Train Duration:|
3 hours 38 minutes
|Train Ticket Price:||£31|
|Trains depart from:||Marseille|
|Trains arrive in:||Nice|
|Train Companies:||SNCF | TER, SNCF | TGV INOUI|
There are 14 direct trains from Marseille to Nice throughout the week and slightly fewer over the weekend. Direct trains depart from very early morning till around 08.30 pm and run on an almost hourly basis with more at peak times. There are also several trains with one change at Toulon each day. Trains are operated by SNCF French Railways and an average journey on one of their popular TGV trains takes approximately 2 hours 45 minutes.
Travellers taking trains from Marseille to Nice will need to make their way to Marseille-St.Charles station. It is the city's main station and there are excellent local transport links. Two metro lines stop at the station, the M1 blue line (east to west) and M2 red line (north to south). Several bus services also stop nearby and taxis will take passengers to the station from any part of the city. Though the station is just a short walk from the Old Port and the Canabiere those arriving on foot should be aware that it is at the top of a small hill and reached by several sets of steps.
Nice is often referred to as the 'jewel of the French Riviera' and with its ochre coloured old town buildings, luxury hotels and famous Promenade des Anglais it is easy to see why the city deserves the title. Trains from Marseille to Nice all arrive at Nice Ville station. The station is in the heart of the city but there is a regular tram service that connects it with the Old Town and Promenade des Anglais. The station is also served by several local bus services run by Ligne d'Azur and the Route 99 airport express service. Travellers will also find taxis at the station entrance.