Trains Cologne to Nice: Times, Prices and Tickets

Cologne to Nice by train

The journey from Cologne to Nice by train is 500.34 mi and takes 19 hr 41 min. There are 1 connections per day, with the first departure at 12:55 PM and the last at 12:55 PM. It is possible to travel from Cologne to Nice by train for as little as or as much as . The best price for this journey is .

Journey Duration19 hr 41 min
Connection per Day1
First Departure12:55 PM
Last Departure12:55 PM
Distance500.34 mi
DepartureCologne
ArrivalNice
CarriersTGV inOui, TER

Cologne to Nice Train Times

Departure date
Saturday, Mar 2, 2024

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How much do train tickets from Cologne to Nice cost?

Prices will vary when you travel from Cologne to Nice. On average, though, you'll pay about for a train ticket. You can find train tickets for prices as low as , but it may require some flexibility with your travel plans. If you're looking for a low price, you may need to prepare to spend more time in transit. You can also often find cheaper train tickets at particular times of day, or on certain days of the week. Of course, ticket prices often change during the year, too; expect to pay more in peak season. For the lowest prices, it's usually best to make your reservation in advance. Be careful, though, as many providers do not offer refunds or exchanges on their cheapest train tickets.
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Prices will vary when you travel from Cologne to Nice. On average, though, you'll pay about for a train ticket. If you're looking for a low price, you may need to prepare to spend more time in transit. You can also often find cheaper train tickets at particular times of day, or on certain days of the week. Of course, ticket prices often change during the year, too; expect to pay more in peak season. For the lowest prices, it's usually best to make your reservation in advance. Be careful, though, as many providers do not offer refunds or exchanges on their cheapest train tickets.

How much time will it take to go from Cologne to Nice by train?

The distance between Cologne and Nice is approximately 500.34 mi. In general, it will take you about 19 hr 41 min to complete the journey between the two cities. However, it is important to remember that journey times may vary according to a number of factors, including seasonal weather conditions, local events or diversions. Keep this in mind if you are intending to make a later connection, and always plan accordingly. The journey between Cologne and Nice runs for about 500.34 mi and usually takes approximately 19 hr 41 min. However, this figure is an average and will vary according to a number of factors. Depending on the method of transport that you choose, you might be able to arrive in less time. The shortest time in which you can complete this journey is 19 hr 41 min. If you are trying to get from Cologne to Nice as quickly as possible, look for express routes or non-stopping services. Direct routes are not always the fastest way to travel. At times, you may even find a quicker route that involves a connection in another city.

When do the first and last departures from Cologne to Nice leave?

If you prefer to travel early, you will usually find the first departure from Cologne to Nice leaving at 12:55 PM. Although things may change depending on the day, in general the last daily departure leaves at 12:55 PM.If you have some flexibility over the day on which you travel, you might find more options available to you. For example, some providers may only run early morning routes on weekdays, when people are traveling to work. You will often find fewer options available on weekends or public holidays. The first departure of the night from Cologne to Nice leaves at 12:55 PM, while the last journey sets out at 12:55 PM. These are according to the standard schedules for the route between Cologne and Nice. However, different providers' timetables can vary from day to day or month to month, so these particular departures may not be available every day. Some providers may change their schedules on public holidays and weekends, or during the summer months. Check your travel dates when making your booking.

When traveling from Cologne to Nice by train, which stations can I use?

You can depart from Cologne at stations such as . At the end of the journey, you will be able to arrive in Nice at the following stations: . Some of these stations may only be served by particular travel providers. Because of this, there may not be a direct connection between all the stations in Cologne and Nice. Plan your journey carefully, as it may be necessary to make another connection before departure or after arrival.

How many times a day do journeys run from Cologne to Nice?

On average, there are 1 daily departures from Cologne to Nice. However, there may be more or less on different days. Providers' timetables can change on certain days of the week or public holidays, and many also vary at particular times of year. Some providers change their schedules during the summer season, for example. At very busy times, there may be up to departures each day. The providers that travel along this route include , and each operates according to their own specific schedules. As a traveler, you may prefer a direct journey, or you may not mind making changes and connections. If you have heavy suitcases, a direct journey could be best; otherwise, you might be able to save money and enjoy more flexibility by making a change along the way. Every day, there are an average of 0 departures from Cologne which travel directly to Nice. There are 1 journeys with one change or more. Unfortunately, no connection was found for your trip from Cologne to Nice. Selecting a new departure or arrival city, without dramatically changing your itinerary could help you find connections.

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Book in advance and save

If you're looking for the best deal for your trip from Cologne to Nice, booking train tickets in advance is a great way to save money, but keep in mind that advance tickets are usually not available until 3 months before your travel date.

Stay flexible with your travel time and explore off-peak journeys

Planning your trips around off-peak travel times not only means that you'll be able to avoid the crowds, but can also end up saving you money. Being flexible with your schedule and considering alternative routes or times will significantly impact the amount of money you spend on getting from Cologne to Nice.

Always check special offers

Checking on the latest deals can help save a lot of money, making it worth taking the time to browse and compare prices. So make sure you get the best deal on your ticket and take advantage of special fares for children, youth and seniors as well as discounts for groups.

Unlock the potential of slower trains or connecting trains

If you're planning a trip with some flexible time, why not opt for the scenic route? Taking slower trains or connecting trains that make more stops may save you money on your ticket – definitely worth considering if it fits in your schedule.

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Find the best day to travel to Nice by train

When travelling to Nice by train, if you want to avoid crowds you can check how frequently our customers are travelling in the next 30-days using the graph below. On average, the peak hours to travel are between 6:30am and 9am in the morning, or between 4pm and 7pm in the evening. Please keep this in mind when travelling to your point of departure as you may need some extra time to arrive, particularly in big cities!

Carriers on this route

Find out more about the carriers on this route.

SNCF, the French national railway company, offers TER, a comprehensive regional train service. TER (Transport Express Régional) trains connect cities, and villages within regions of France, offering local transportation for commuters and tourists as they explore the regional culture, landscape, and attractions through its vast network of regional routes. TER trains are slower than the high-speed trains but offer a more affordable and comfortable alternative for shorter journeys within the regions.

TGV inOui, which replaces traditional TGV services by offering a contemporary upgrade, is a high-speed train service operated by the French National Railways, SNCF that make it easy to explore around 50 destinations in neighboring countries such as Belgium, Germany, and Spain. TGV inOUI is designed to offer more comfort and flexibility to travelers, with features such as spacious seats, Wi-Fi, and catering services. It connects major cities in France and provides a fast, convenient, and comfortable mode of travel.

Ticket types and facilities from Cologne to Nice

Compare the different ticket types and the facilities provided by TER and TGV inOui when traveling from Cologne to Nice.

Standard

TER train tickets have a fixed "Tarif Normal" fare and are valid for a single journey until midnight the day after validation in platform stamp machines. Some regions may offer off-peak discounts.
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Second Class (The essentials)

For a practical and affordable journey, TGV INOUI has two fares for second class tickets: The Prems Second, an affordable option, and The Second, the classic second class. Both of them can be exchanged and refunded, subject to certain conditions. The Prem's fare tickets are perfect if you're looking for the lowest prices, starting at just 15€ and available for booking up to 4 months in advance.
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First Class (The comfort)

First-class tickets take your journey to the next level, offering enhanced comfort and exclusive benefits, including the option to choose seats in the Quiet Area. Additionally, this ticket offers flexibility for your booking and provides added benefits to Second Class features.
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Business Première (The flexibility)

Business Première offers premium advantages like no-cost exchanges or refunds and exclusive amenities including advanced Wi-Fi and access to Grand Voyageur lounges, all while ensuring flexibility in your booking.
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Facility Description

Find out more about the different facilities available onboard with each carrier on this route.

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TER trains are currently without WiFi services.
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Modern TER trains come equipped with power sockets.
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TER trains have no restrictions on the size of bags, as long as they are within your personal handling capability and can fit in designated luggage areas.
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Accès TER' offers specialized assistance for passengers with disabilities or reduced mobility, ensuring a seamless travel experience.
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TER trains do not provide onboard catering; consider bringing your refreshments.
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Traveling with a bike on TER trains is free, simply hang it or store it in designated areas on a first-come, first-served basis, booking not available.
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On TGV INOUI trains, enjoy complimentary WiFi access throughout your journey. Whether you're working, replying to emails, or diving into the TGV INOUI entertainment hub, we've got you covered.
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With a Business Première ticket, step into an exclusive coach designed for comfort. It's your silent sanctuary, ideal for both work and relaxation.
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Every seat on TGV inOUI is power-packed! With an outlet at your disposal, you're always charged and ready.
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On TGV INOUI trains, you can bring as much luggage as your arms and legs can carry, but remember to properly label your own luggage. Handbags and small items are best stored either at feet-level or under the seat; heavier pieces should be placed in an available corner of the car or along its central aisle.
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For travelers with mobility concerns, TGV INOUI offers the 'Accès Plus' service. This provides dedicated assistance from the station directly to the train seat. It is advisable for passengers to contact 'Accès Plus' after securing their tickets and ensure arrangements are made at least 48 hours before the scheduled departure.
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Travelers on TGV INOUI can look forward to an assortment of food and beverages. The train service presents a curated selection that promises to cater to diverse palates.
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Stay cool and comfortable. All TGV inOUI trains are air-conditioned, ensuring a pleasant journey, irrespective of the weather outside.
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Booking required for non-foldable bikes (€10) on select TGV INOUI trains, foldable bikes under 130x90cm can travel as hand luggage on any TGV INOUI train, disassembled bikes can be taken without booking if stored in a bike bag under 130x90cm. Aquatic or snowboards, folded scooters, and musical instruments can be taken as hand luggage if they are in a carrying case under 130 x 90 cm.
Services on board TGV inOui, TER and DB - InterCity Express (ICE) from Cologne to Nice
Compare services on board when travelling from Cologne to Nice by train.
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Cologne to Nice CO2 Emissions by Train

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Train
56.36kg
Bus
60.39kg
Flight
161.04kg
Car
128.83kg
What are the CO2 emissions from Cologne to Nice by train? The CO2 emissions from taking the train between Cologne and Nice are 56.36kg.
How much CO2 do I save by taking the train between Cologne and Nice? By taking the train between Cologne and Nice you will save 104.68kg CO2 emissions compared to a flight, 4.03kg compared to a bus and 72.47kg compared to a car.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What's the distance between Cologne and Nice by train?
Cologne to Nice is 500.34 mi.
How long does the train between Cologne and Nice take?
Cologne to Nice is on average 19 hr 41 min. However the fastest option will get you there in 19 hr 41 min.
Which companies operate from Cologne to Nice?
The train journey from Cologne to Nice is covered by 2 operator(s). On Virail you can find these carriers that provide services on this route: TGV inOui, TER and DB - InterCity Express (ICE).
How many train connections per day go from Cologne to Nice?
Cologne to Nice has 1 connection(s) per day on average.
What time does the first train from Cologne to Nice leave?
The earliest train from Cologne to Nice departs at 12:55 PM. However be sure to check with us the schedule on the day you want to leave as the time may differ.
What time does the last train from Cologne to Nice depart?
The latest train from Cologne to Nice departs at 12:55 PM. However be sure to check with us the schedule on the day you want to leave as the time may differ.
From which stations can I leave from Cologne to Nice?
There are 4 station(s) that you can depart from Cologne to go to Nice. You can go from Köln Hbf (Breslauer Platz), Köln Messe/Deutz, Cologne Mülheim and Köln Flughafen and you can arrive at Nizza Ferber, Nice Riquier, Nice-Pont-Michel and Nice-Ville.
What's the fastest journey time between Cologne to Nice by train?
The fastest journey time by train between Cologne and Nice is 19 hr 41 min.
Is there a direct train from Cologne to Nice?
Yes, there is a direct train between Cologne and Nice.
What are the CO2 emissions for Cologne to Nice by train?
The train journey from Cologne to Nice creates 56.36kg of CO2 emissions.

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