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There are 5 ways to get from French Riviera to Lyon by train, ferry, bus 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 31m

  1. Take the train from Antibes to Avignon TGV Tgv
  2. Take the train from Avignon TGV to Lyon Part Dieu Tgv

$106 - $126

Cheapest option

Bus  •  9h 6m

  1. Take the bus from Antibes to Lyon Gare Perrache Ouibus

$18 - $25

3 alternative options

Ferry, line 7601 bus, train  •  8h 25m

  1. Take the ferry from Les Issambres to Saint-Tropez
  2. Take the line 7601 bus from Saint-Tropez - Gare Routiere to Saint-Raphaël Gare Routiere
  3. Take the train from St-Raphael-Valescure to Lyon Part Dieu Tgv

$109 - $119

Ferry, bus, train  •  10h 14m

  1. Take the ferry from Les Issambres to Saint-Tropez
  2. Take the bus from Saint-Tropez - Gare Routiere to La Garde - 4 Chemins
  3. Take the train from Pauline Hyeres to Marseille-St-Charles
  4. Take the train from Marseille-St-Charles to Vienne

$88 - $128

Travel, fly  •  4h 10m

  1. Travel from French Riviera to Gare Routiere
  2. Fly from Nice (NCE) to Lyon (LYS) NCE - LYS

$67 - $293

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The cheapest way to get from French Riviera to Lyon is to bus which costs 15€ - 22€ and takes 9h 6m.

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The quickest way to get from French Riviera to Lyon is to travel and fly which costs 55€ - 260€ and takes 4h 10m.

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The distance between French Riviera and Lyon is 309 km.

The best way to get from French Riviera to Lyon without a car is to train which takes 6h 31m and costs 90€ - 110€.

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It takes approximately 6h 31m to get from French Riviera to Lyon, including transfers.

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The best way to get from French Riviera to Lyon is to train which takes 6h 31m and costs 90€ - 110€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 15€ - 22€ and takes 9h 6m.

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

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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 1124+ hotels available in Lyon. Prices start at $62 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from French Riviera to Lyon.
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  • Distance: 193.1 miles
  • Duration: 6h 31m

What companies run services between French Riviera, FR-93, France and Lyon, France?

You can take a train from French Riviera to Lyon via Gare Routiere, Diables Bleus, Antibes, and Avignon TGV in around 6h 31m. Alternatively, Ouibus operates a bus from French Riviera to Lyon once daily. Tickets cost $17 - $24 and the journey takes 7h 5m.

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
inOui TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Antibes to Avignon TGV
Ave. Duration
2h 47m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$60 - $70
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$60 - $70
1st Class
$85 - $120
Train from Avignon TGV to Lyon Part Dieu
Ave. Duration
1h 2m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$45 - $55
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$45 - $55
1st Class
$70 - $90
Train from St-Raphael-Valescure to Lyon Part Dieu
Ave. Duration
3h 40m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$95 - $105
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$95 - $105
1st Class
$130 - $180
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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Contact Details
Phone
+33 9 70 60 99 70
Website
sncf.com
Train from Pauline Hyeres to Marseille-St-Charles
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$17 - $26
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$17 - $26
1st Class
$23 - $35
Train from Marseille-St-Charles to Vienne
Ave. Duration
3h 8m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$45 - $70
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$45 - $70
1st Class
$65 - $110
Bus operators
Varlib
Phone
0970 830 380
Website
varlib.fr
Bus from Saint-Tropez - Gare Routiere to Saint-Raphaël Gare Routiere
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$4
Website
Varlib
Bus from Saint-Tropez - Gare Routiere to La Garde - 4 Chemins
Ave. Duration
1h 48m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$4
Website
Varlib
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 Antibes to Lyon Gare Perrache
Ave. Duration
7h 5m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$17 - $24
Website
Ouibus
Ferry operators
Les Bateaux Verts
Phone
+33 (0)494 492 939
Email
info@bateauxverts.com
Website
bateauxverts.com
Ferry from Les Issambres to Saint-Tropez
Ave. Duration
25m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$10
Schedules at
bateauxverts.com

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