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London to Nice Train

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Trains from London to Nice

Take the train to Nice

Leave from St Pancras International, conveniently located in the centre of London. Arrive at the station just 30 minutes before your train departs for a hassle-free check-in, with no weight or liquid restrictions on your luggage. 


Once through security and passport control you can step straight on board and get settled in for your trip to Paris.

What’s on board?

You’ll find racks at the carriage entrance for large bags, and space above your seat for smaller pieces of luggage.

Seats come equipped with either a UK or a continental plug socket, making it easy to work or watch films on your own device using our free wi-fi and onboard entertainment.

For snacks, meals and drinks visit our bar buffet, Café Metropole.

Connecting in Paris

Once at Gare du Nord, hop on RER line D to Gare de Lyon, it’s direct and takes around 30 minutes.  Taxis take around 20 minutes, depending on traffic.

Your ticket will show your TGV carriage and seat number in either 1st or 2nd class.  Don’t be surprised if you’re on a double decker for your trip to Nice Ville station, they’re quite common in France.

There’s nowhere nicer than Nice

Nice offers the perfect mix of city break and seaside escape with sandy beaches, a pretty old town, great restaurants, excellent galleries and both Cannes and Monaco in easy reach.

What’s on in Nice?

February/March:  Nice Carnival

May:  Nuit des Musées

July:  Nice Jazz Festival

November:  Marathon des Alpes-Maritimes

Free and cheap in Nice

  • Stroll round the grounds of Palais Masséna.
  • Chill out on the sandy beach at Villefranche-sur-Mer.
  • Follow the pretty hiking path around the peninsula of St-Jean-Cap-Ferrat.

Food, glorieux food

  • Start with pissaladière – a flatbread topped with caramelised onions, olives and anchovies -  en apéro with a pastis.
  • Try panisses – golden chickpea fritters – better than chips.

Frequently Asked Questions

How long is the Eurostar train journey from London to Nice?

Typically, the train journey from London to Nice takes 8hrs 58mins. When you view the available tickets, you will be able to see the length of the train journey for each departure time. 

Are there additional fees when travelling with the Eurostar?

Unlike airlines, there are no hidden costs when travelling by Eurostar. Once you have picked your train tickets (Standard, Standard Premier or Business Premier), there will be no additional fees for seat selection, advanced booking, or luggage allowance.

How far in advance can you book your Eurostar train ticket?

Eurostar tickets from London to Nice can be booked up to 180 days before your return travel date, however, there are a few exceptions depending on engineering work or when you book. Have a look at our booking calendar and available days will show in black while the greyed-out dates are not available for sale just yet.

Can you take liquids on the Eurostar? 

You can take liquids on the Eurostar and there is no volume limit, so you can bring all your toiletries and even a bottle of bubbly!

Can you take your own food on the Eurostar?

There are no food restrictions, so you’re allowed to bring your own food from home on the Eurostar.

How early should you arrive for the Eurostar?

You should get to St Pancras International 30 minutes before departure in order to pass the customs and security checks before your train departs.

How fast does the Eurostar go?

Between London and Nice, the high-speed lines allow our trains to drive at a maximum speed of 186 miles per hour (300 km/h).

Where does the Eurostar leave from in the UK?

In addition to our trains from London to Nice, we also offer tickets to Nice from Ashford International and Ebbsfleet International, as well as tickets from cities in the UK that require a change in London. 

How much luggage can I bring with me on the Eurostar?

Standard adult tickets allow you to bring two pieces of luggage that are up to 85cm long, and one small piece of hand luggage such as a handbag or briefcase. You can find out more information about luggage allowances here

Can you take dogs on the Eurostar?

Pets are not allowed to travel on the Eurostar, apart from guide and assistance dogs which are welcome onboard. Have a look here to read more about what to do if you are travelling with a registered guide or assistance dog.

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