Traveling by train is a great way to get from Cinque Terre to Nice when you are visiting Europe. Trains run regularly from the five towns to France, so it is an easy trip to make.
There are no direct rail services on this route, so you must first take a northbound train from one of the five towns in Cinque Terre, changing at Levanto station. You can get a free trip on this leg of the journey by using your Cinque Terre Card. The trip takes around 10 minutes, depending on which of the five towns you start from.
From Levanto, take a train to Genoa (Genova). The trip is around 1 hour and 30 minutes, depending on departure times and delays, which can occur. A few different kinds of trains travel between these cities, including regional and InterCity trains. Ticket prices vary, and cost 11.00 euros in first class and 8.50 euros in second class on InterCity trains. Regional train tickets are a bit less expensive.
TER trains run regularly from Genoa to Nice, usually with changes at Ventimiglia, Italy (on the French border). Tickets cost 34.70 euros for singles in first class and 29.70 euros for singles in second class. The trip takes around 3 hours and 30 minutes, depending on which train you take.
The total travel time on trains from Cinque Terre to Nice is around 5 hours and 30 minutes, including the connections in Levanto, Genoa, and Ventimiglia.