After my flight lands at the Nice Airport, what if I can't make my train from Nice to Toulon in time?

I am taking a train from Nice to Toulon on Friday August 25. I'm seeking advice on how I should prepare if I miss the train I want to book travel on. I arrive at the Nice airport at 12:05 and should be to the train station by 1pm. The train I want to book leaves at 01:58pm (6178). Two questions: 1) If I arrive by 1pm is that enough time to get through security and be on the 1:58 train? 2) if I do not make that train, can my ticket by switched at the station to the 3pm train (6184)?
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  • Jeff (Official Rep) August 10, 2017 15:28
    Hi Marc,

    There is no rail station located at the Nice Côte d'Azur Airport. There are buses that will take you to the Nice Ville station, which is the main station in Nice. The buses depart once every 30 minutes throughout the day, and the ride takes about 20 minutes.

    Trains from Nice to Toulon are TGV high-speed trains. You would purchase tickets for a TGV from Nice to Toulon by searching the route under 'Find Train Tickets' on the homepage of our website,

    On TGVs, certain rates/ticket types are able to be exchanged locally. If you opt to have the tickets issued as print-at-home tickets or print-at-station tickets, some TGV trains will offer certain fares that are exchangeable (for a fee) up to 2 hours after the train's scheduled departure time. Please note, if you opt to have tickets for these very same fares issued as paper tickets, then they would only be exchangeable before the train's scheduled departure (which would not do you any good in the case of a missed train).

    You would view a fare's rules and guidelines by clicking the 'View' button for the fares of the departure you want. When you click 'View', a box will expand below with the 'Ticket Flexibility' options. The exchangeable fare I described above would generally be found under the 'Flexible' or 'Fully Flexible' option under 'Ticket Flexibility'. To verify, you would click 'Read More' for the 'Flexible' or 'Fully Flexible' option and the fare should be labeled as ''TGV: French Day Train Adult' or 'TGV: French Day Train Adult Plus'. The 1st class rates on TGV trains would be found under the 'Comfort' or 'Premier' heading for fares, while the 2nd class rates would be found under the 'Economy' heading for fares.
    • Jeff (Official Rep) August 10, 2017 15:30
      At the airport itself, the time it takes to get from the gate to the buses can depend on several factors. I would just recommend allowing a time that is comparable to the amount of time it would take for you to walk through a typical North American airport and retrieve luggage. With that said, the airport in Nice is not very big.

      It is also recommended that you allow an additional hour to get through customs if your flight is arriving from overseas.
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