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There are 5 ways to get from Nice to Grenoble by train, bus, rideshare, car or plane

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

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Train  •  6h 18m

  1. Take the train from Gare de Nice-Ville to Gare de Marseille-St-Charles Tgv
  2. Take the train from Marseille-St-Charles to Valence TGV Tgv
  3. Take the train from Valence TGV to Grenoble

$100 - $136

Cheapest option

Rideshare  •  5h 21m

  1. Take the rideshare from Nice to Grenoble 290.5 miles

$35

3 alternative options

Bus  •  6h 45m

  1. Take the bus from Gare Routière Vauban to Gare Routière 31

Drive  •  4h 20m

  1. Drive from Nice to Grenoble 291.1 miles

$60 - $90

Fly, train  •  4h 11m

  1. Fly from Nice (NCE) to Lyon (LYS) NCE - LYS
  2. Take the train from Lyon-St Exupery(TGV) to Grenoble

$79 - $300

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The cheapest way to get from Nice to Grenoble is to rideshare which costs 30€ and takes 5h 21m.

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The quickest way to get from Nice to Grenoble is to fly and train which costs 65€ - 270€ and takes 4h 11m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Gare Routière Vauban and arriving at Gare Routière. Services depart twice daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 6h 45m.

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No, there is no direct train from Nice to Grenoble. However, there are services departing from Gare de Nice-Ville and arriving at Grenoble via Marseille-St-Charles and Valence TGV. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6h 18m.

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The distance between Nice and Grenoble is 204 km. The road distance is 465.7 km.

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The best way to get from Nice to Grenoble without a car is to train which takes 6h 18m and costs 85€ - 120€.

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It takes approximately 6h 18m to get from Nice to Grenoble, including transfers.

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Nice to Grenoble bus services, operated by Ler, depart from Gare Routière Vauban station.

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Nice to Grenoble train services, operated by SNCF, depart from Gare de Nice-Ville station.

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The best way to get from Nice to Grenoble is to train which takes 6h 18m and costs 85€ - 120€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 6h 45m.

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Map of how to get from Nice to Grenoble.
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  • Distance: 127.6 miles
  • Duration: 6h 18m

What companies run services between Nice, France and Grenoble, France?

You can take a train from Nice to Grenoble via Gare de Marseille-St-Charles, Marseille-St-Charles, and Valence TGV in around 6h 18m. Alternatively, Ler operates a bus from Nice to Grenoble twice daily, and the journey takes 6h 45m.

Airlines
Hop!
Website
hop.com
Flights from Nice to Lyon
Ave. Duration
56m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$45 - $430
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Nice to Lyon
Ave. Duration
56m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$45 - $430
Nouvel Air Tunisie
Website
nouvelair.com
Flights from Nice to Lyon
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$26 - $220
Train operators
SNCF

Loosely translated as the French National Railway Corporation, the SNCF is France’s state-owned railway company. It covers the country’s extensive rail network, as well as the TGV and Thalys, France’s two high-speed railway networks. With over 14,000 trains operating daily, it is a fast and efficient way of travelling around the country. The railway network consists of about 32,000km in total, of which 1800km are high-speed lines and 14,500km are electrified.

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Phone
+33 9 70 60 99 70
Website
sncf.com
Train from Gare de Nice-Ville to Gare de Marseille-St-Charles
Ave. Duration
2h 38m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $50
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$35 - $50
1st Class
$50 - $75
Train from Valence TGV to Grenoble
Ave. Duration
1h 6m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$19 - $27
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$19 - $27
1st Class
$25 - $40
inOui TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Nice Ville to Marseille-St-Charles
Ave. Duration
2h 44m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$45 - $55
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$45 - $55
1st Class
$70 - $90
Train from Marseille-St-Charles to Valence TGV
Ave. Duration
1h 7m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$45 - $55
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$45 - $55
1st Class
$70 - $90
Train from Lyon-St Exupery(TGV) to Grenoble
Ave. Duration
1h 3m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$27 - $33
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$27 - $33
1st Class
$46 - $50
Bus operators
Ler
Bus from Gare Routière Vauban to Gare Routière
Ave. Duration
6h 45m
Frequency
Twice daily
Other operators
BlaBlaCar

A ridesharing platform with 40 million users, Blablacar gives you access to destinations without worrying about on-the-road chaos. The basic idea is that you carpool with locals who are already planning to drive your route and have space in their car. With some flexibility you’ll get to your destination – often faster and cheaper than other means. On the website or app, enter your departure and arrival points and your date of travel, sift through the profiles of drivers who’ve posted pre-planned drives and find one whose timing and preferences match yours. Request to join the ride, wait be accepted, and pay your share of the set price.

Rome2rio's guide to BlaBlaCar
Contact Details
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Nice to Grenoble
Ave. Duration
5h 21m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$35
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

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

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Nice to Grenoble bus services, operated by Ler, arrive at Gare Routière station.

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Nice to Grenoble train services, operated by SNCF, arrive at Grenoble station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Nice to Grenoble is 466 km. It takes approximately 4h 20m to drive from Nice to Grenoble.

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

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There are 474+ hotels available in Grenoble. Prices start at $58 USD per night.

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Check out Blablacar's carpooling service for rideshare options between Nice and Grenoble. A great option if you don't have a driver's licence or want to avoid public transport.

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The best way to get from Nice to Nice Airport is to line 99 bus which takes 13m and costs 6€.

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