Train Marseille → Nice
travellers in 2015
years of rail travel experience
Main stations in Marseille and Nice
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Travel inspiration in Marseille and Nice
The oldest city of France, with its new cultural attractions, is the hotspot Mediterranean destination. Basked in a mild weather all year round, Marseille will charm you with its old village atmosphere, its fishing port and typical local cuisine.
Situated on the shores of the Mediterranean, Nice has the insolent charm of southern cities. With its outstanding light and mild, sunny climate that contributes to its international reputation, Nice is a combination of sea, city and mountains. Combining history, architecture, artistic creations, world-known events and leisure activities, Nice offers much more than just the basics. Its many labels and Appellations d’Origine Protégée mean that you can expect a certified level of quality to ensure that your stay is a success. There’s the Cuisine Niçoise label, the Famille Plus label and the international Gay Comfort label!
Reviews & ratings Marseille - Nice
We missed the train to Las Spezia that we were booked on but because it was due to the late arrival of the train from Como we were able to get on another one 2 hours later at no extra charge. The staff at the station were excellent and as we did not have a seat booked we were able to sit in a 6 seater carriage which we had all to ourselves. It was a very pleasant journey
This train didn't have as many stops, so was abit quicker. We all (4 of us) had seats. Once again left and arrived on time. Train travel around France really cheap if you go regional train.
We were a party of four over 60yo's travelling around France by train. They are of varying degrees of comfort and cleanliness. Depending on how fast you wanted to get any where was how much you paid. We were not in any hurry so chose regional trains so we could see country side. All in all some were slower and dirtier than others. This train was a clackety clack train, but we met some nice local people to talk with which passed the time really quickly. All the trains left and arrived on time. I booked this train from Australia.
Probably underutilised Eurail pass but convenience factor was main drawcard. Main issue was lack of luggage space, particularly as train was well patronised.
Not having booked seats made this trip harder than others we've had. Very hard with large luggage.
This was a short 15 minute trip and we didn't need to pre-book the journey, but it was good to know that we had to be at the gare at a particular time.
This was a quick convenient way to get from Orleans to Amboise.
The train service was reasonably comfortable and efficient despite the slashed seats and grafitti.
The train service was comfortable and efficient.
After 30 days in France we were returning home. We were travelling to Paris from Provence to stay at an airport hotel overnight. We purchased our tickets early and for a few extra dollars enjoyed travel in the TGV first class. The seats were very comfortable and spacious and the scenery beautiful. The only drawback was the very limited catering on offer. The standard was not high which seemed surprising for a country like France. However rail is easier than air travel and the experience was excellent.
I loved the train travel. It was smooth, relaxing and basically hassle free. The service was very good considering the language barrier. I am really glad I booked this train ride. I would do it again next time I am in Europe. I would seriously consider train travel between the European countries as it is more convenient than catching flights despite the long travel times.
We had the tickets, but I was concerned that I had to do more with them, get them stamped or something, but information told me I was good to just board and use them. With these trains, you just wait in the area near the platforms (voies) and wait until the boards show which one your train will board from. Then there is a mad rush as everyone heads down a platform and onto a train. If you're coach 12, that can be a long way down the platform. Good smooth travel, quiet and fast.
I was quite disappointed as I paid for first class from Nice to Marseille and there was no first class carriage. No comfortable seats, no promised breakfast, just one class, what a waste of money.
The train was comfortable and clean. It was a convenient way to travel.
After travelling throughout Europe last year and recently, my husband and I have been extremely happy and impressed by the high speed rail system in Europe. The system is highly efficient, trains arriving on time, very comfortable and clean, arriving at your destination feeling very relaxed, not having had to wait at airports for hours and needing to go through tedious check-ins etc. Prices for tickets are very reasonable considering all of these reasons. We would highly recommend this mode of travel.