There are 5 ways to get from French Riviera to Lyon by train, ferry, bus, night 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  •  6 h 41 min

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

$106 - $126

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Bus  •  9 h 6 min

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

$18 - $25

3 alternative options

Ferry, line 7601 bus, train  •  8 h 24 min

  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, line 7601 bus, night bus  •  12 h 6 min

  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 night bus from Fréjus, Fréjus to Lyon, Lyon Perrache

$43 - $63

Travel, fly  •  4 h 9 min

  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 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 6 h 41 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 6 h 41 min 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 6 h 41 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 9 h 6 min.

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

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

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There are 1069+ hotels available in Lyon. Prices start at $61 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: 6 h 41 min

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, Ch. Du Puy, Antibes, and Avignon TGV in around 6 h 41 min. Alternatively, Ouibus operates a bus from French Riviera to Lyon once daily. Tickets cost $17 - $24 and the journey takes 7 h 5 min.

Airlines
Hop!
Website
hop.com
Flights from Nice to Lyon
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $450
Nouvel Air Tunisie
Website
nouvelair.com
Flights from Nice to Lyon
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
$26 - $220
Train operators
inOui TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Antibes to Avignon TGV
Ave. Duration
2 h 47 min
Frequency
Every 4 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
1 h 10 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$45 - $55
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$45 - $55
1st Class
$70 - $95
Train from St-Raphael-Valescure to Lyon Part Dieu
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$95 - $105
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$95 - $105
1st Class
$130 - $180
Bus operators
Varlib
Phone
0970 830 380
Website
varlib.fr
Bus from Saint-Tropez - Gare Routiere to Saint-Raphaël Gare Routiere
Ave. Duration
1 h 55 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
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
7 h 5 min
Frequency
Once daily
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
Night bus from Fréjus, Fréjus to Lyon, Lyon Perrache
Ave. Duration
6 h
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$25 - $45
Website
flixbus.co.uk
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
25 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$10
Schedules at
bateauxverts.com

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