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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 providersTGV 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. Travellers depart most frequently from Rotterdam Centraal and arrive in Nice Ville.

Train companies: Travel with Thalys from Rotterdam to Nice

Thalys will get you from Rotterdam to Nice at great prices. With over 1000 travel companies on Omio, you can find the best train times, prices and tickets for your trip.


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.

Save time and money by searching for and booking your Thalys train between Rotterdam and Nice online with Omio! If you’re looking for the cheapest, fastest or earliest Thalys train from Rotterdam to Nice, Omio can help you out every step of the way. Check current Thalys train timetables for the ideal departure and arrival times, compare the best connections for the 581 miles (937 km) journey between Rotterdam and Nice as well as ticket information for the train (such as luggage policy and amenities offered onboard), and then book a cheap train ticket – all in one convenient place. If you are using the Omio app to search for trains between Rotterdam and Nice, you can check straight away if the Thalys ticket is a mobile ticket, which makes it easy for you to go paperless when travelling without needing to purchase tickets in person at the train station. Buy your official Thalys Rotterdam to Nice train tickets online on Omio quickly and easily and enjoy the travel experience!

These are Thalys 's ticket policies for COVID-19 for the train from Rotterdam to Nice:

  • 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.

Thalys trains from Rotterdam to Nice

The Thalys is a high-speed train in France which travels to over 17 cities throughout Europe, making it a very handy railway company to take if you’re looking to explore several European countries in one. The Thalys train map connects several destinations in France—the most popular being the Thalys train from Paris to Brussels and onwards to Cologne or Amsterdam. Picking up cheap Thalys tickets is easy in the app; just book Ticketless Journeys in advance or add discount cards to get deals on your next trip to France.

Thalys Standard, Thalys Comfort or Thalys Premium fare types are available; you to compare prices for high-speed trains from Rotterdam to Nice on Omio. The differences between each class is WiFi speed, seat comfort and more quiet zones. With Premium tickets you get served a meal and drinks throughout the journey with access to the Thalys lounge and newspapers. Pick up a cheap Thalys ticket by travelling during off-peak, mid-week hours and by planning in advance. The cheapest day to travel by train on tends to be on a Tuesday or Wednesday.

By booking your train from Rotterdam to Nice with Omio, you can pay in GBP and receive travel updates in English, so if your Thalys train is cancelled, Omio will suggest alternatives—we are with you all the way.

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Thalys Trains from Antwerp to Cologne

The Thalys is a high-speed railroad company in France connecting the France to the rest of Europe and beyond. Perfect for multi-city train journeys in Europe.

When planning trips to Thalys destinations, consider checking back for offers on train tickets. Speak to the Customer Care team at the Omio help centre for cancellations or changes to your ticket from Antwerp to Cologne.

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 are the travel restrictions for Nice, France if I'm coming from Rotterdam, Netherlands by train?

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 travelling 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 18/01/2022. This can change before your date of travel so please review the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   for your train to Nice from Rotterdam before travelling.

What COVID restrictions are there for my return journey by train to Rotterdam, Netherlands from Nice, France?

The restriction level for your return train to Rotterdam, Netherlands from Nice is: Partially open.

Is my return train into Rotterdam from Nice restricted?

International entry 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?

Conditions of reentry:

  • 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:

  • Social distancing required: 1.5 metre (s) (5 feet)
  • Face mask required: Mandatory

Last checked on 17/01/2022. Remember to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your train to Rotterdam from Nice closer to your date of departure here.

What is the distance by train from Rotterdam to Nice?

The Rotterdam to Nice train distance is approximately 581 miles (937 km).

How long does it take from Rotterdam to Nice by train?

The train time between Rotterdam and Nice is on average 13 h 58 min  for the 581 miles (937 km) long journey, but the time it takes to go from Rotterdam to Nice by train can vary depending on specific dates or travelling on weekends and holidays.

What station does the Rotterdam to Nice train leave from? Which Nice train station do I come into from Rotterdam?

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 travelling this route book their trains from Rotterdam Centraal   to Nice Ville.

Where is the train station in Rotterdam to go to Nice? Where is the train station in Nice located?

You can find the most popular departure train station for this trip, Rotterdam Centraal, located approximately 0.4 miles (659 m) from the city centre 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 centre.

What train companies offer a service from Rotterdam to Nice?

If you're looking for trains from Rotterdam to Nice, you can rely on TGV or Thalys to get you to Nice. It's also good to check out all possible train companies for the Rotterdam to Nice trip to see if there might be differences in the amenities they offer.

How many trains are there from Rotterdam to Nice a day?

On average, there is 1 train a day from Rotterdam to Nice. The train times and services may be different on weekends and holidays compared to weekdays.

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

Rotterdam Centraal is the most popular Rotterdam railway station for Omio travellers, but it's not the only one. Read all the information you need to know about the main train stations in Rotterdam for your journey to Nice.
Amenities at station
Phone Number
+31 302357822
Ticket Office Hours
Mon - Sun: 00: 00 - 24: 00
Public transport 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