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The French Riviera is well-served by trains coming from other destinations in France although there is not (yet) a high-speed rail line directly to the heart of the Riviera. Here are the details:

Paris to the French Riviera

From Paris, a TGV speeds to Marseilles or Toulon where it then slows to a lazy roll along the coast. The shortest amount of time is 5h38min to go from Paris to Nice staying on the TGV all the way. You can also take the TGV to Marseilles or Toulon and then switch to the slower, local "TER" service that stops at other Riviera destinations on the way. Early morning or late night there's an IDTGV train offering lower fares. There's also one night train (Lunea) from Paris to Nice. Check schedules and buy tickets with Rail Europe or RailEurope UK

Provence to the French Riviera

There are hourly trains from Marseilles to Nice. All except the TGV will make local stops. The trip takes a little over 2 1/2 hours. From Avignon, the TGV makes it to Nice in three hours; local trains take longer. Check schedules and buy tickets with Rail Europe or RailEurope UK

Lyon to the French Riviera

The TGV from Lyon to Nice takes 4hr32min; local trains take longer. There's also an IDTGV for cheaper tickets. Check schedules and buy tickets with Rail Europe or RailEurope UK

Italy to the French Riviera

From the French Riviera to neighbouring Italy, there are a number of trains to Ventimiglia, just over the border, from where Italian trains take you to Italian destinations. All trains from the French Riviera to Italy involve a change at Ventimiglia. Check schedules and buy tickets with Rail Europe or RailEurope UK.

 

 

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