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There are 7 ways to get from Gare de Lyon to Nice by train, bus, rideshare, car or plane

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Train  •  5h 50m

  1. Take the train from Paris Gare de Lyon to Nice-Ville Tgv / ...

€250 - €450

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Bus  •  14h 7m

  1. Take the bus from Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine to Nice - Airport Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine > Lyon - Perrache Bus Station > Aix-en-Provence > Toulon > Cannes > Nice - Airport > Genoa - Via Fanti d'Italia

€28 - €34

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Train via Paris Gare De Lyon  •  6h 5m

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

€140 - €190

Rideshare  •  11h 8m

  1. Take the rideshare from Paris to Nice 929.6 km

€60

Drive  •  8h 41m

  1. Drive from Gare de Lyon to Nice 930.1 km

€100 - €150

Train to Paris Orly, fly  •  3h 46m

  1. Take the train from Gare D'austerlitz to Rungis La Fraternelle
  2. Fly from Paris Orly (ORY) to Nice (NCE) ORY - NCE

€47 - €169

Fly from Paris CDG  •  3h 47m

  1. Fly from Paris CDG (CDG) to Nice (NCE) CDG - NCE

€63 - €211

Gare de Lyon to Nice by train

The train journey time between Gare de Lyon and Nice is around 5h 59m and covers a distance of around 967 km. The fastest train normally takes 5h 54m. Operated by Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS), the Gare de Lyon to Nice train service departs from Paris Gare de Lyon and arrives in Nice-Ville. Typically 14 trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Train route overview

Average train time:
5h 59m
Fastest train time:
5h 54m
Trains per week:
14
Cheapest price:
€250
Carbon emissions:
51 kg CO2

First and last trains

First train departs at:
07:18
Last train departs at:
16:09

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Gare de Lyon to Nice train schedules

Gare de Lyon → Nice
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The cheapest way to get from Gare de Lyon to Nice is to bus which costs €28 - €35 and takes 14h 7m.

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The quickest way to get from Gare de Lyon to Nice is to train and fly which costs €45 - €170 and takes 3h 46m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Gare de Lyon to Nice. However, there are services departing from Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine and arriving at Congrès / Promenade via Aéroport / Promenade. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 14h 7m.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Paris Gare de Lyon and arriving at Nice-Ville. Services depart three times a day, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 5h 50m.

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It is 684 km from Gare de Lyon to Nice. It is approximately 930.1 km to drive.

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The best way to get from Gare de Lyon to Nice without a car is to train which takes 5h 50m and costs €250 - €450.

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The train from Paris Gare de Lyon to Nice-Ville takes 5h 50m including transfers and departs three times a day.

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Gare de Lyon to Nice bus services, operated by Blablabus, depart from Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine station.

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Gare de Lyon to Nice 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 Nice is to train which takes 5h 50m and costs €250 - €450. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs €28 - €35 and takes 14h 7m, you could also fly, which costs €60 - €220 and takes 3h 47m.

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Map of how to get from Gare de Lyon to Nice.
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  • Distance: 684.1 km
  • Duration: 5h 50m

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

Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS) operates a train from Paris Gare de Lyon to Nice-Ville 3 times a day. Tickets cost €250 - €450 and the journey takes 5h 50m. Alternatively, Blablabus operates a bus from Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine to Nice - Airport 4 times a week. Tickets cost €26 - €35 and the journey takes 12h 55m.

Airlines
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Paris Orly to Nice
Ave. Duration
1h 26m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€45 - €280
Flights from Paris Orly to Nice via Bastia
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
€180 - €480
Flights from Paris Orly to Nice via Ajaccio
Ave. Duration
3h 45m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
€45 - €280
Flights from Paris CDG to Nice
Ave. Duration
1h 32m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€85 - €290
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Paris Orly to Nice
Ave. Duration
1h 29m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€45 - €260
Flights from Paris CDG to Nice
Ave. Duration
1h 37m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€45 - €250
Air Corsica
Website
aircorsica.com
Flights from Paris Orly to Nice via Bastia
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
€180 - €480
Flights from Paris Orly to Nice via Ajaccio
Ave. Duration
3h 45m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
€45 - €280
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Paris CDG to Nice via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€130 - €600
Flights from Paris CDG to Nice via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€130 - €600
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Paris CDG to Nice via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3h 40m
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€160 - €2600
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 Nice-Ville
Ave. Duration
5h 50m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
€250 - €450
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 Nice Ville
Ave. Duration
6h 1m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
€140 - €190
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
€140 - €160
1st Class
€160 - €190
Transilien

Transilien is a suburban rail network operated by SNCF that departs from major Paris train stations and connects the Ile de France region. Transilien operates the following lines: RER A, B, C, D, and E; Transilien trains H, J, K, L, N, P, R and U; Tram 4 and 11 Express; and the Noctilien night bus. Tickets and passes can be purchased from ‘Ile-de-France’ ticket machines and desks in train, Metro and RER stations.

Contact Details
Website
transilien.com
Train from Gare D'austerlitz to Rungis La Fraternelle
Ave. Duration
26 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€4 - €5
Website
Transilien
Bus operators
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 Nice - Airport
Ave. Duration
12h 55m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
€26 - €35
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.

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Contact Details
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Paris to Nice
Ave. Duration
10h 41m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€60
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

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The quickest flight from Paris Orly Airport to Nice Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 25m.

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Gare de Lyon to Nice bus services, operated by Blablabus, arrive at Nice - Airport station.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Gare de Lyon to Nice is 930 km. It takes approximately 8h 41m to drive from Gare de Lyon to Nice.

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Air Corsica, easyJet and Air France offer flights from Paris Orly Airport to Nice Airport.

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

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