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By train

The national railway system provides rapid and express trains (TGV, corail) connecting the French Riviera with all parts of France and all major cities in Europe.

The TGV Méditerranée high-speed train links Paris & Nice in 5hrs 30 min.


A "car-train" service links to the major French cities : vehicles are  transported at the same time as their owners who travel in couchettes.

The SNCF (French railway company) also offers propose "train + hôtel" packages with departures from major French cities which include the return train journey and a hotel room in Nice.

TER trains (Trains Express Régionaux) provide rapid connections between all the main cities on the French Riviera from Cannes to Ventimiglia.

Rail travel

SNCF TER Pass Isabelle Famille
For 4 people including 2 children under age 16
Available for purchase from Regional ticket offices, online and dispensing machines in all railway stations in the Alpes-Maritimes. With the ‘Pass Isabelle,’ you can travel by train as much as you...

Tel.: +33(0)800 11 40 23
Chemins de Fer de Provence
Railway station
Fancy a change? Hop aboard the Les Pignes train service to explore the inland area of the Mediterranean Coast!
A century-old railway line that's known throughout the world. The "Train des Pignes" made its first journey in 1891. Today, "Chemins de...

Régie Régionale des Transports Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur - Gare des Chemins de fer de Provence de Nice - 4 bis rue Alfred Binet - 06000 NICE
Tel.: +33(0)4 97 03 80 80

Transport Express Régional - TER
The TER trains (Regional Express Trains) network provides fast services to all the major towns on the French Riviera, between Fréjus and Vintimille.

Tel.: +33(0)800 11 40 23
Train des Pignes à Vapeur
Around Metropolitan area
Circulates on Sundays from May to October (extra days in summer)
The steam train runs on part of Provence's railway line. Come and discover the wonders of the hills of Nice, aboard a 1925 steam locomotive, a classified historical...

Closed : Monday all day, Tuesday all day, Wednesday all day, Thursday all day, Saturday all day,

GECP - Av Alexandre Baréty - Dépôt des Locomotives - 06260 PUGET-THENIERS
Tel.: +33(0)7 81 92 67 75
City center
International line between Marseille, Nice, Monaco, Genoa and Milan.
Thello provides a direct link between the south-east of France and the north of Italy, from Marseilles and Nice to Genoa and Milan. This direct line between south-eastern France and...

Closed : Saturday all day, Sunday all day,

Gare Nice Ville - 12 av Thiers - 06000 NICE
Tel.: +33(0)1 83 82 00 00
Gare SNCF Nice Ville
Railway station
SNCF (National Railway) provides 11 regular links from abroad and 20 daily links from the main cities in France. TGV (high-speed train) link to and from Paris and Nice in 5 hrs. and 30 min.
A number of TGVs and Intercités trains serve the Côte...

Av Thiers - 06000 NICE
Tel.: 36 35
Train des Merveilles

This tourist train has been fitted out and illustrated by the Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur region, and will take you up through the sights of the Paillon and the Roya- Bévéra valley and the Mercantour national park, where the Vallée des...

Tel.: +33(0)800 11 40 23