Nice - Moscow Train : Overview

Nice - Moscow


Foreigners are NOT permitted to cross the land border between Belarus and Russia. Do not enter or exit Belarus by the land border with Russia. Travel between Belarus and Russia by air.

The first Nice - Moscow train arrived on September 23rd 2010 at the French Riviera after almost a century break. It covered a distance of more than 3,000 km within just 50 hours. From the end of the 19th century till the First World War, trains travelled regularly from Moscow to southern France, taking wealthy Russians and members of the Imperial House to the popular French resort. Nice has hosted numerous Russian culture festivals and exhibitions as part of the Year of Russia in France and the Year of France in Russia.

This train departs from Nice on Sundays and from Moscow on Thursdays.

Departure Station Departure Time Arrival Station Arrival Time
Nice Station Sunday 09:30am Moscow Belorussia Station Tuesday 11:45am
Moscow Belorussia Station Thursday 8:00pm Nice Station Saturday 6:30pm

The train stops at 22 stations, cutting across Europe via:

Vyazma - Smolensk - Orsha - Minsk - Brest - Terespol - Warsaw - Katowice - Zebrzydowice - Bohumin - Breclav - Vienna - Linz - Innsbruck - Bolzano - Verona- Milan - Genoa - San Remo - Bordighera - Ventimiglia - Menton - Nice.

  • Train number: 17/18 connecting Nice to Moscow runs once a week all year long
  • Journey time from Moscow - Nice is 48 hours 30 minutes.
  • Journey from Nice to Moscow takes 48 hours 15 minutes.

There are no passholder fares available for this train


The ticket cost includes hand luggage of up to 35kg for each adult ticket, and 15kg per ticket for children under 12.

Child Rules:

  • 2 children under 12 can travel free in a Deluxe carriage
  • 1 child under 12 can travel free of charge with an Adult family ticket