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Nice to Marseille by train

The journey from Nice to Marseille by train is 98.66 mi and takes 2 hr 42 min. There are 24 connections per day, with the first departure at 5:25 AM and the last at 8:32 PM. It is possible to travel from Nice to Marseille by train for as little as $16.83 or as much as $62.92. The best price for this journey is $16.83.

Lowest Price$16.83
Journey Duration2 hr 42 min
Connection per Day24
Lowest Price$16.83
Highest Price$62.92
First Departure5:25 AM
Last Departure8:32 PM
Distance98.66 mi
DepartureNice
ArrivalMarseille
CarriersTER, TGV inOui

Nice to Marseille Train Times

Departure date
Friday, Feb 23, 2024

Take the train from Nice to Marseille

Embark on a comfortable train ride from Nice, France, to Marseille, typically taking around 2 hr 42 min. With around 24 train departures to choose from each day, the average ticket price for this journey is about $37.59, but fares start from a budget-friendly $16.83.

SNCF operates all train services on this route. The train services on this route include the TGV (Train à Grande Vitesse), France's intercity high-speed rail service. It is one of the fastest options, taking around 2.5 hours and offering amenities like power outlets, WiFi, and onboard dining. The Intercités services are less frequent on this route, taking longer than the TGV, but they provide a more cost-effective option. 

For a more leisurely journey that allows you to appreciate the scenic French Riviera, you might consider the TER (Transport Express Régional), which connects smaller towns and cities within the same region. However, the travel time is typically longer, with more stops. 

 As you journey west along the French Riviera, you'll enjoy views of the Mediterranean Sea, passing through numerous charming coastal towns.

Regarding accommodations, second-class and first-class seats are available on TGV trains. First-class offers more spacious seating, power outlets, and added comfort. For both classes, dining options are available onboard, with a bar-buffet car offering a range of hot and cold snacks and beverages.

Your journey begins at Nice-Ville Station, conveniently located near the city center and offers a range of amenities, including ticket offices, waiting areas, shops, and local transit connections via tram and bus. Before you depart, You can explore the city's renowned Promenade des Anglais, Old Town (Vieille Ville), and various museums.

Your destination is Marseille Saint-Charles Station, a transport hub that provides regional and international train services. Located in the heart of Marseille, you'll have easy access to local buses, metro lines, and tram services upon arrival. The city of Marseille offers a unique blend of historical and cultural experiences, from the vibrant Vieux Port to the historic Notre-Dame de la Garde and the modernist architecture of Le Corbusier's Unité d'Habitation.

When planning your train trip from Nice to Marseille, use Virail to compare thousands of rail, bus, and flight routes to find the best price possible. Refer to our comprehensive price calendar below, which lists the most cost-effective travel options between Nice to Marseille.

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Cheap train tickets from Nice to Marseille
Looking for the best deal on a train ticket for your trip? Here are 4 ways to get cheap train tickets from Nice to Marseille.

Book in advance and save

If you're looking for the best deal for your trip from Nice to Marseille, 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 Nice to Marseille.

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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Price as departure date approaches

Train companies may charge higher ticket prices as the date of departure approaches. Prices in the next days can range from around $23.38 to $34.64 but may be subject to change. Our advice is to book as early as possible to potentially save up to 33% on your trip!

Best time to book cheap train tickets from Nice to Marseille

The cheapest Nice - Marseille train tickets can be found for as low as $26.63 if you’re lucky, or $33.32 on average. The most expensive ticket can cost as much as $39.38.

Find the best day to travel to Marseille by train

When travelling to Marseille 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 Nice to Marseille

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

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 TER, TGV inOui and OUIGO from Nice to Marseille
Compare services on board when travelling from Nice to Marseille by train.
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Nice to Marseille CO2 Emissions by Train

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Train
11.11kg
Bus
11.91kg
Flight
31.76kg
Car
25.4kg
What are the CO2 emissions from Nice to Marseille by train? The CO2 emissions from taking the train between Nice and Marseille are 11.11kg.
How much CO2 do I save by taking the train between Nice and Marseille? By taking the train between Nice and Marseille you will save 20.65kg CO2 emissions compared to a flight, 0.8kg compared to a bus and 14.29kg compared to a car.

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Frequently Asked Questions

How much is a train ticket from Nice to Marseille?
A train ticket from Nice to Marseille is $37.59. However the price varies depending on how early you buy, and if it's peak time to travel. Occasionally you can find them for as cheap as $16.83.
What's the cheapest train ticket from Nice to Marseille?
The cheapest ticket you can get from Nice to Marseille is $16.83. We recommend booking as early as possible and off-peak hours to get the cheapest ticket possible. Off-peak times are usually from 09:30 to 16:00, and after 19:00.
What's the distance between Nice and Marseille by train?
Nice to Marseille is 98.66 mi.
How long does the train between Nice and Marseille take?
Nice to Marseille is on average 2 hr 42 min. However the fastest option will get you there in 1 hr 36 min.
Which companies operate from Nice to Marseille?
The train journey from Nice to Marseille is covered by 2 operator(s). On Virail you can find these carriers that provide services on this route: TER, TGV inOui and OUIGO.
How many train connections per day go from Nice to Marseille?
Nice to Marseille has 24 connection(s) per day on average.
What time does the first train from Nice to Marseille leave?
The earliest train from Nice to Marseille departs at 5:25 AM. 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 Nice to Marseille depart?
The latest train from Nice to Marseille departs at 8:32 PM. However be sure to check with us the schedule on the day you want to leave as the time may differ.
Should I book my ticket from Nice to Marseille in advance?
If you can, we recommend booking your ticket as early as possible to ensure you get better savings. The cheapest train ticket we have found is $16.83 but this may be subject to change depending on the day of travel, hour you wish to depart and how far in advance you book.
From which stations can I leave from Nice to Marseille?
There are 4 station(s) that you can depart from Nice to go to Marseille. You can go from Nizza Ferber, Nice-Pont-Michel, Nice Riquier and Nice-Ville and you can arrive at Picon Busserine, Marseille-St-Charles, Séon Saint-Henri and Marseille-Blancarde.
How many direct connections depart from Nice to Marseille?
There are on average 17 direct connection(s) from Nice to go to Marseille.
What's the fastest journey time between Nice to Marseille by train?
The fastest journey time by train between Nice and Marseille is 1 hr 36 min.
Is there a direct train from Nice to Marseille?
Yes, there is a direct train between Nice and Marseille.
What are the CO2 emissions for Nice to Marseille by train?
The train journey from Nice to Marseille creates 11.11kg of CO2 emissions.

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