There are 5 ways to get from Lyon to Monaco by train, bus, car or plane

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Train  •  5 h 8 min

  1. Take the train from Lyon Part Dieu to Nice Ville Tgv

$112 - $132

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Bus Ouibus  •  8 h 29 min

  1. Take the bus from Lyon Gare Perrache to Nice - Bus station Ouibus

$27 - $39

3 alternative options

Bus FlixBus  •  8 h 30 min

  1. Take the bus from Lyon, Lyon Perrache to Nice Côte d'Azur Airport, Nice N719 / ...

$35 - $74

Drive  •  4 h 39 min

  1. Drive from Lyon to Monaco 307.7 miles

$65 - $100

Fly  •  3 h 31 min

  1. Fly from Lyon (LYS) to Nice (NCE) LYS - NCE

$67 - $294

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No, there is no direct bus from Lyon to Monaco. However, there are services departing from Lyon, Lyon Perrache and arriving at Monaco Place dArmes via Nice Airport. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 8 h 30 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Lyon to Monaco. However, there are services departing from Lyon Part Dieu and arriving at Monaco-Monte-Carlo via Nice Ville. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5 h 8 min.

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The distance between Lyon and Monaco is 302 km. The road distance is 492.3 km.

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The best way to get from Lyon to Monaco without a car is to train which takes 5 h 8 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 5 h 8 min to get from Lyon to Monaco, including transfers.

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Lyon to Monaco bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Lyon, Lyon Perrache station.

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Lyon to Monaco train services, operated by inOui TGV, depart from Lyon Part Dieu station.

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The best way to get from Lyon to Monaco is to train which takes 5 h 8 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 8 h 29 min, you could also fly, which costs and takes 3 h 31 min.

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The quickest flight from Lyon Airport to Nice Airport is the direct flight which takes 55 min.

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Lyon to Monaco bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Nice Côte d'Azur Airport, Nice station.

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Map of how to get from Lyon to Monaco.
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  • Distance: 188.9 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 8 min

What companies run services between Lyon, France and Monaco?

inOui TGV operates a train from Lyon to Monaco 3 times a day. Tickets cost $100 - $120 and the journey takes 4 h 35 min. Alternatively, Ouibus operates a bus from Lyon to Monaco 5 times a week. Tickets cost $17 - $24 and the journey takes 7 h 50 min.

Airlines
Hop!
Website
hop.com
Flights from Lyon to Nice
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $450
Nouvel Air Tunisie
Website
nouvelair.com
Flights from Lyon to Nice
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
$30 - $260
Train operators
inOui TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Lyon Part Dieu to Nice Ville
Ave. Duration
4 h 35 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$100 - $120
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$100 - $120
1st Class
$140 - $210
Bus operators
Ouibus

As the bus subsidiary of French railway SNCF, Ouibus offers comfortable, eco-friendly coaches serving 35 French cities and 11 European cities at affordable fares. Ouibus journeys are safe and comfortable, with the four-star coaches offering power outlets, restrooms and WiFi. All Ouibus stations are located close to town centres for easy access to public transport. Getting on one of the 130 daily journeys is easy - electronic travel documents include your ticket and a personalised mini-guide with handy information.

Contact Details
Phone
0890715298
Website
ouibus.com
Bus from Lyon Gare Perrache to Nice - Bus station
Ave. Duration
7 h 50 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$17 - $24
Website
Ouibus
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves over 1400 destinations, in 26 countries including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands, Croatia, Spain, and across Scandinavia and central and eastern Europe. Founded in 2012, Flixbus’ extensive network connects cities with approximately 200,000 trips, with buses often departing every 30 minutes. One of the most affordable ways to get around Europe (and expanding soon into the US), a Flixbus journey is cost-effective, well-connected, comfortable and safe.

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Lyon, Lyon Perrache to Nice Côte d'Azur Airport, Nice
Ave. Duration
7 h 25 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$29 - $50
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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Lyon to Monaco train services, operated by inOui TGV, arrive at Nice Ville station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Lyon to Monaco is 492 km. It takes approximately 4 h 39 min to drive from Lyon to Monaco.

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Nouvel Air Tunisie and Hop! offer flights from Lyon Airport to Nice Airport.

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There are 3113+ hotels available in Monaco. Prices start at $80 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Lyon to Lyon Airport is to Rhonexpress which takes 29 min and costs .

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