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There are 10 ways to get from Gare de Lyon to Nîmes by train, bus, rideshare, car or plane

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Train  •  2h 57m

  1. Take the train from Paris Gare de Lyon to Nîmes Tgv / ...

€180 - €330

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Bus  •  9h 16m

  1. Take the bus from Paris to Nîmes N717 / ...

€20 - €45

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Train via Paris Gare De Lyon  •  3h 3m

  1. Take the train from Paris Gare De Lyon to Nimes Tgv

€100 - €140

Rideshare  •  8h 43m

  1. Take the rideshare from Paris to Nîmes 710.5 km

€46

Drive  •  6h 38m

  1. Drive from Gare de Lyon to Nîmes 711.1 km

€80 - €120

Fly Paris Orly to Marseille, drive  •  4h 6m

  1. Fly from Paris Orly (ORY) to Marseille (MRS) ORY - MRS
  2. Drive from Marseille to Nîmes

€64 - €192

Train to Paris Orly, fly to Montpellier, train  •  4h 59m

  1. Take the train from Chatelet Les Halles to Antony
  2. Fly from Paris Orly (ORY) to Montpellier (MPL) ORY - MPL
  3. Take the train from Montpellier Saint-Roch to Nimes

€62 - €237

Fly Paris CDG to Marseille, drive  •  4h 18m

  1. Fly from Paris CDG (CDG) to Marseille (MRS) CDG - MRS
  2. Drive from Marseille to Nîmes

€82 - €307

Fly Paris CDG to Montpellier, train  •  5h 7m

  1. Fly from Paris CDG (CDG) to Montpellier (MPL) CDG - MPL
  2. Take the train from Montpellier Saint-Roch to Nimes

€85 - €242

Fly Paris Orly to Perpignan, train  •  7h 23m

  1. Fly from Paris Orly (ORY) to Perpignan (PGF) ORY - PGF
  2. Take the train from Perpignan to Nimes

€90 - €332

Gare de Lyon to Nîmes by train

The train journey time between Gare de Lyon and Nîmes is around 2h 58m and covers a distance of around 686 km. The fastest train normally takes 2h 56m. Operated by Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS), the Gare de Lyon to Nîmes train service departs from Paris Gare de Lyon and arrives in Nîmes. Typically 54 trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Train route overview

Average train time:
2h 58m
Fastest train time:
2h 56m
Train distance:
686 km
Trains per week:
54
Cheapest price:
€180
Carbon emissions:
36 kg CO2

First and last trains

First train departs at:
06:09
Last train departs at:
19:11

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Gare de Lyon to Nîmes train schedules

Gare de Lyon → Nîmes
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The cost-effective way to get from Gare de Lyon to Nîmes is to bus, which costs €20 - €45 and takes 9h 16m.

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The quickest way to get from Gare de Lyon to Nîmes is to train which costs €180 - €330 and takes 2h 57m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Paris and arriving at Nîmes. Services depart twice daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 8h 55m.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Paris Gare de Lyon and arriving at Nîmes. Services depart every four hours, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 2h 57m.

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The distance between Gare de Lyon and Nîmes is 577 km. The road distance is 711.1 km.

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The best way to get from Gare de Lyon to Nîmes without a car is to train which takes 2h 57m and costs €180 - €330.

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The train from Paris Gare de Lyon to Nîmes takes 2h 57m including transfers and departs every four hours.

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Gare de Lyon to Nîmes bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Paris station.

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Gare de Lyon to Nîmes train services, operated by Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS), depart from Paris Gare de Lyon station.

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The best way to get from Gare de Lyon to Nîmes is to train which takes 2h 57m and costs €180 - €330. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs €20 - €45 and takes 9h 16m.

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Map of how to get from Gare de Lyon to Nîmes.
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  • Distance: 577.4 km
  • Duration: 2h 57m

What companies run services between Gare de Lyon, Île-de-France, France and Nîmes, France?

Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS) operates a train from Paris Gare de Lyon to Nîmes every 4 hours. Tickets cost €180 - €330 and the journey takes 2h 57m. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Paris to Nîmes twice daily. Tickets cost €30 - €45 and the journey takes 8h 55m. Blablabus also services this route once daily.

Airlines
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Paris Orly to Marseille
Ave. Duration
1h 19m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€95 - €320
Flights from Paris Orly to Montpellier
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€70 - €260
Flights from Paris CDG to Marseille
Ave. Duration
1h 26m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€85 - €340
Flights from Paris CDG to Marseille via Rennes
Ave. Duration
3h 45m
When
Monday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€85 - €340
Flights from Paris CDG to Marseille via Lyon
Ave. Duration
3h 50m
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€85 - €340
Flights from Paris CDG to Montpellier
Ave. Duration
1h 22m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€90 - €310
Flights from Paris Orly to Perpignan
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€95 - €390
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Paris Orly to Montpellier
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€35 - €220
Train operators
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)

The national railway company of Switzerland, Swiss Railways operates trains throughout the country and adjacent European nations including Germany, France, Italy and Austria. Tickets are sold in two classes - First and Second - with most long-distance trains offering a bistro car serving beverages and snacks. Individual tickets can be bought easily at stands, while a variety of travel passes are on offer to suit different travel needs.

Contact Details
Phone
+41 51 220 11 11
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Paris Gare de Lyon to Nîmes
Ave. Duration
2h 57m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€180 - €330
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Perpignan to Nîmes
Ave. Duration
2h 14m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
€60 - €110
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
TGV inOui

France’s high-speed TGV train network runs at speeds of up to 320km/h connecting major cities across France and into neighbouring countries. All TGV tickets include a seat reservation; seating is 1+2 in 1st class, 2+2 in 2nd class. Popular routes include Paris to Marseille and Paris to Strasbourg. Most TGVs have a cafe area, power points at each seat and WiFi.

Contact Details
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Paris Gare De Lyon to Nimes
Ave. Duration
2h 59m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
€100 - €140
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
€100 - €120
1st Class
€110 - €140
Train from Montpellier Saint-Roch to Nimes
Ave. Duration
27 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
€18 - €30
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
€25 - €30
1st Class
€18 - €22
Train from Perpignan to Nimes
Ave. Duration
2h 12m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
€40 - €55
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
€45 - €55
1st Class
€40 - €55
Paris RER

The Réseau Express Régional (RER) has 5 lines that connect central Paris to the city suburbs, including notable destinations such as Charles de Gaulle airport, Disneyland Paris and Versailles. The RER is also a great option for getting around the city centre as it operates like an express subway train (like the Paris metro, but with fewer stops). If you’re travelling solely within central Paris Zone 1, you can use a Paris Metro ticket. If you’re travelling beyond Zone 1, you’ll need to purchase a Billet Ile-de-France. Children under 4 travel free on the RER.

Contact Details
Phone
3424
Website
ratp.fr
Train from Chatelet Les Halles to Antony
Ave. Duration
24 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
€2 - €4
Website
RATP Paris
SNCF

France’s state-owned railway company is a fast and efficient way of travelling around the country, with over 14,000 trains operating daily. SNCF runs the country’s extensive rail network, including the high-speed TGV network, regional TER trains and local Intercités. It also operates international routes including Eurostar and Thalys, as well as the low-cost, long-distance Ouigo services that run on limited routes across France. Book up to 3 months in advance for the cheapest fares. 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 Montpellier Saint-Roch to Nimes
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€7 - €21
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
€7 - €12
Rail 1st Class
€14 - €21
Train from Perpignan to Nimes
Ave. Duration
2h 36m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
€25 - €55
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
€25 - €40
Rail 1st Class
€35 - €55
Renfe SNCF
Website
renfe-sncf.com
Train from Montpellier Saint-Roch to Nimes
Ave. Duration
27 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€27 - €40
Website
renfe-sncf.com
Train from Perpignan to Nimes
Ave. Duration
2h 14m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€35 - €50
Website
renfe-sncf.com
Bus operators
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves 2000+ destinations in 29 countries, including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands and Croatia and into Scandinavia and eastern Europe, as well as some US cities. Coaches have toilets, free WiFi and power outlets, plus snacks and drinks for purchase on board. Flixbus is a good choice for the budget-conscious traveller; purchase tickets in advance for the cheapest fares (note: there is no option to reserve a seat in advance).

Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Paris to Nîmes
Ave. Duration
8h 55m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€30 - €45
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Blablabus

As the bus subsidiary of French railway SNCF, Ouibus offers eco-friendly coaches serving 35 French cities and 10 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 Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine to Nîmes
Ave. Duration
9h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€20 - €26
Website
Blablabus
Other operators
BlaBlaCar

Blablacar is a popular ridesharing platform with 70 million users over 22 (mostly European) countries. 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 to be accepted, and pay your share of the set price.

Rome2rio's guide to BlaBlaCar
Contact Details
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Paris to Nîmes
Ave. Duration
8h 16m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€46
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

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Gare de Lyon to Nîmes bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Nîmes station.

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Gare de Lyon to Nîmes train services, operated by Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS), arrive at Nîmes station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Gare de Lyon to Nîmes is 711 km. It takes approximately 6h 38m to drive from Gare de Lyon to Nîmes.

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Air France offers flights from Paris Orly Airport to Marseille Airport.

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

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