Train Marseille → NiceFrom HK$211
- Departure station : Marseille st char (Square Narvik 12232 Marseille cedex 1)
- Arrival station : Nice ville (Avenue Thiers BP 1463 6008 Nice cedex 1)
travellers in 2015
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Main stations in Marseille and Nice
Marseille Saint Charles Train Station
Address: Square Narvik 12232 Marseille cedex 1Opening hours: Monday to Friday: 4:30am to 1am
Saturday and Sunday: 4:30am to 1am Trains operating in and from this station:
High speed trains (TGV), Regional trains (TER), Intercity trains (Téoz)
SNCF rail agents, Lost and found, Luggage storage, Bank and Currency Exchange, Lockers, Police office and SOS Voyageurs, Travellers’ Aid facility, Air-conditioned waiting room, Tourist Information Point, Assistance for disabled persons, Car Parking, Toilets, Wi-Fi Internet, ATM and Phone cabins.
Nice Ville Train Station
Address: Avenue Thiers BP 1463 6008 Nice cedex 1Opening hours: Monday to Friday: 5am to 12:30am
Saturday and Sunday: 5am to 12:30am
Public holidays: 5am to 12:30am
Trains operating in and from this station:
High speed trains (TGV), Regional trains (TER)
SNCF rail agents, Assistance for disabled persons and junior travellers, Lost and found, Police station, Tourist Information Point, Toilets, Luggage storage, Wi-Fi Internet, ATM and Phone cabins.
Travel inspiration in Marseille and Nice
Marseille, the capital of Provence region
Marseille is the oldest French city and the second most important city in France after Paris. Marseille is located on the southeast coast of France in the Provence region. The city is known for its harbour, sunny climate and beautiful coastline. The natural beauty of Marseille is reflected by its parks and calanques. This explains why Marseille has retained a particular village feel. From the historic Panier district to the Romanesque churches, the city is full of treasures. The famous Notre Dame de la Garde, which overlooks the city from the top of a hill, is not be missed.
Nice, the capital of the French Riviera
Nice, capital of the French Riviera, is the place to be whether you are an art lover, a shopping addict, night clubber or just fond of the Dolce Vita lifestyle. Nice is a creative, dynamic and cosmopolitan city. The city is a symbol of Mediterranean art of living, with a perpetual invitation to travel and relaxation. Its surroundings also provide various opportunities for cultural discoveries. Nice has an exceptional microclimate, open to the sea and protected from the winds by the surrounding hills.
Reviews & ratings Marseille - Nice
We had been delayed for 2 hours from Paris to Marseille due to bad weather. SNFC compensated us a supplement box which contains some food.
thank you very much for this opporinuty staff was really help full but there could be meal service ( a selection or the menu back of the seats ) instead of us going to the restaurant.
A bit struggle to have enough space for the lugguages. Overall, comfortable.
We took first class for this 5 hour trip, believing the First Class description of being provided with food/drinks. There were none provided for a journey that started at 8.30 and ended, after a train change, at 3.30pm. That is essentially all day! How many hours do you have to travel to get the whole deal for first class? The pictures also show people sitting at a table doing cool things. However, there are only 2 tables per carriage, so most people get to sit in a seat that is virtually identical to 2nd class.
Air conditioning failed to start up, train delayed for over 20 minutes. No broadcast in either French or English noticed therefore we know nothing,, just feel very hot in the cabin. Finally we can only go out for fresh air and return only when staff notice us to do so.
In General, the TGV train is good, except the delay of the trains and the standing passengers. In my trip in France, I used about 5 trips of TGV train and experienced 2 delays in the trips. About 20 minutes delay for each trip. I heard that the train in Europe were very punctual. So, I was disappointed by these delays. Another point, I'd like to comment is... there were always some (4-5) passengers standing in front of the toilets in the walk way. This caused the inconveniece for me and other passengers who needed to use the toilets. Why didn't those passengers find their seats to sit down? Or they didn't pay for the tickets? That's why they had to stand in the walk way in front of the toilets.
I think trip was value for money. Because we are ladies of 'a certain age' -probably with too much luggage. Going up and down steps at all stations and changing platforms was a difficulty. Some very kind people helped us. In this day and age you should really have elevators to take you up and down as necessary. There are many unfit young people as well in the population. Other than that we did work out the tickets and the posting of the the tracks on the monitors in the end.
We recently travelled from Avignon to Montauban transferring at Montpellier. Train service was on time. Montpellier station is being renovated and was quite difficult to get on and off platforms due to crowds. For short trips, second class travel on French trains is perfectly adequate.
Another comfortable train journey in Spain.
Even we booked the 1st class France pass, it is still hard for us to reserve the seats. From Bordeaux to Strassbourg, we paid 72 Euro for the reservation.
The TGV train is a great way to travel, comfortable and great price. The only issue we had was working out where to go at the station, as they have numerous halls and the signage wasn't easy to distinguish, and with many staff not being able to speak English this didn't help. But overall, we were extremely happy.