Duration 12h 52m
Distance 1209.3 km
Average price 322€
Frequency Weekly

Trip overview

The train between Nice and Essen takes 12h 52m. The train runs, on average, once a week from Nice to Essen. The journey time may be longer on weekends and holidays; use the search form on this page to search for a specific travel date.


  1. Nice Ville
  2. Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi
  3. Essen
12h 10m
252€ - 405€

Nice to Essen train times

Trains run once a week between Nice and Essen. The service departs Nice at 09:23 in the morning, which arrives into Essen at 22:15. All services require a transfer at BRUXELLES-MIDI and take an average of 12h 52m. The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

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No, there is no direct train from Nice to Essen. However, there are services departing from Nice Ville and arriving at Essen Hbf via Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 12h 10m.

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The distance between Nice and Essen is 862 km. The road distance is 1209.3 km.

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Nice to Essen train services, operated by TGV inOui, depart from Nice Ville station.

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Nice to Essen train services, operated by Thalys, arrive at Essen Hbf station.

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There are 855+ hotels available in Essen. Prices start at 87€ per night.

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