There are 5 ways to get from Geneva to Nice by train, bus, 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.

Recommended option

Train  •  6 h 53 min

  1. Take the train from Geneve to Marseille-St-Charles Tgv
  2. Take the train from Marseille-St-Charles to Nice Ville Tgv

$131 - $160

Cheapest option

Bus  •  8 h 41 min

  1. Take the bus from Geneva - Bus station to Lyon - Perrache Bus station
  2. Take the bus from Lyon - Perrache Bus station to Aix-en-Provence
  3. Take the bus from Aix-en-Provence to Nice - Airport

$30 - $40

3 alternative options

Drive  •  5 h 33 min

  1. Drive from Geneva to Nice 340.6 miles

$70 - $110

Fly from Geneva  •  4 h

  1. Fly from Geneva (GVA) to Nice (NCE) GVA - NCE

$54 - $152

Train to Lyon, fly  •  5 h 16 min

  1. Take the train from Geneve to Lyon Part Dieu
  2. Fly from Lyon (LYS) to Nice (NCE) LYS - NCE

$97 - $340

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Geneva to Nice is to bus which costs SFr 29 - SFr 40 and takes 8 h 41 min.

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The quickest way to get from Geneva to Nice is to fly which costs SFr 50 - SFr 160 and takes 4 h.

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The distance between Geneva and Nice is 292 km. The road distance is 545 km.

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It takes approximately 6 h 53 min to get from Geneva to Nice, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct bus from Geneva station to Nice. However, there are services departing from Geneva - Bus station and arriving at Congrès / Promenade via Lyon - Perrache Bus station, Aix-en-Provence and Aéroport / Promenade. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 8 h 41 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Geneva to Nice. However, there are services departing from Geneve and arriving at Nice Ville via Marseille-St-Charles. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6 h 53 min.

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What companies run services between Geneva, Switzerland and Nice, France?

You can take a train from Geneva to Nice via Marseille-St-Charles in around 6 h 53 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Geneva to Nice via Lyon - Perrache Bus station, Aix-en-Provence, Nice - Airport, and Aéroport / Promenade in around 8 h 41 min.

Airlines
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Geneva to Nice
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $190
Hop!
Website
hop.com
Flights from Lyon to Nice
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $450
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Geneva to Nice
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$35 - $240
Nouvel Air Tunisie
Website
nouvelair.com
Flights from Lyon to Nice
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
$30 - $260
TUI fly Belgium
Website
tuifly.be
Flights from Lyon to Nice
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Thursday
Estimated price
$15 - $75
Train operators
TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
sncf.com
Train from Geneve to Marseille-St-Charles
Ave. Duration
3 h 33 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$95 - $105
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$95 - $105
1st Class
$130 - $180
Train from Marseille-St-Charles to Nice Ville
Ave. Duration
2 h 33 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$45 - $55
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$45 - $55
1st Class
$70 - $90
Train from Geneve to Lyon Part Dieu
Ave. Duration
1 h 44 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$35 - $45
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$35 - $45
1st Class
$55 - $70
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.

Rome2rio's guide to SNCF
Contact Details
Phone
+33 9 70 60 99 70
Website
sncf.com
Train from Marseille-St-Charles to Nice Ville
Ave. Duration
2 h 41 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$35 - $55
1st Class
$50 - $80
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. Swiss Railways codeshares with American Airlines and Swiss International Air Lines out of Zurich International Airport.

Contact Details
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Geneve to Lyon Part Dieu
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Bus operators
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 Geneva - Bus station to Lyon - Perrache Bus station
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$6 - $9
Website
Ouibus
Bus from Lyon - Perrache Bus station to Aix-en-Provence
Ave. Duration
4 h
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$11 - $16
Website
Ouibus
Bus from Aix-en-Provence to Nice - Airport
Ave. Duration
2 h 25 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$6 - $9
Website
Ouibus

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