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There are 8 ways to get from Luton to Nice by plane, train, bus, car, car train or car ferry

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Fly from London Luton  •  4h 44m

  1. Fly from London Luton (LTN) to Nice (NCE) LTN - NCE

€56 - €198

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Bus  •  26h 21m

  1. Take the bus from Luton Station Interchange to Victoria, Green Line Coach Station 757 / ...
  2. Take the bus from London - Victoria Coach Station to Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine
  3. Take the bus from Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine to Nice - Airport

€50 - €74

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Train to London Heathrow, fly  •  5h 42m

  1. Take the train from Luton to London St Pancras International LL
  2. Fly from London Heathrow (LHR) to Nice (NCE) LHR - NCE

€76 - €365

Train to London Gatwick, fly  •  5h 52m

  1. Take the train from Luton to Gatwick Airport
  2. Fly from London Gatwick (LGW) to Nice (NCE) LGW - NCE

€68 - €229

Train to London City, fly  •  5h 46m

  1. Take the train from Luton to London St Pancras International LL
  2. Fly from London City (LCY) to Nice (NCE) LCY - NCE

€98 - €463

Train  •  11h 12m

  1. Take the train from Luton to London St Pancras International LL
  2. Take the train from London St Pancras Eurostar to Paris Nord Eil
  3. Take the train from Paris Gare De Lyon to Nice Ville Tgv

€269 - €663

Drive, Eurotunnel  •  13h 32m

  1. Drive from Luton to Folkestone
  2. Take the Eurotunnel from Folkestone to Calais-Fréthun
  3. Drive from Calais-Fréthun to Nice

€302 - €380

Drive, car ferry  •  14h 48m

  1. Drive from Luton to Dover
  2. Take the car ferry from Dover to Calais
  3. Drive from Calais to Nice

€172 - €260

Luton to Nice by train

The train journey time between Luton and Nice is around 16h and covers a distance of around 1473 km. The fastest train normally takes 10h 11m. Operated by Thameslink, East Midlands Railways, CrossCountry and others, the Luton to Nice train service departs from Luton 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:
16h
Fastest train time:
10h 11m
Trains per week:
14
Cheapest price:
€269
Carbon emissions:
77 kg CO2

First and last trains

First train departs at:
07:25
Last train departs at:
16:13

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Luton to Nice train schedules

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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Luton to Nice is to bus which costs £40 - £65 and takes 26h 21m.

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The quickest way to get from Luton to Nice is to fly which costs £45 - £170 and takes 4h 44m.

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No, there is no direct train from Luton to Nice. However, there are services departing from Luton and arriving at Nice Ville via London St Pancras Eurostar, Paris Nord and Paris Gare De Lyon. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 11h 12m.

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The distance between Luton and Nice is 1074 km.

The best way to get from Luton to Nice without a car is to train which takes 11h 12m and costs £230 - £600.

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It takes approximately 4h 44m to get from Luton to Nice, including transfers.

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Luton to Nice train services, operated by Thameslink, depart from Luton station.

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The best way to get from Luton to Nice is to fly which takes 4h 44m and costs £45 - £170. Alternatively, you can train, which costs £230 - £600 and takes 11h 12m, you could also bus, which costs £40 - £65 and takes 26h 21m.

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The quickest flight from London Luton Airport to Nice Airport is the direct flight which takes 2h 5m.

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Nice is 1h ahead of Luton. It is currently 9:02 PM in Luton and 10:02 PM in Nice.

Map of how to get from Luton to Nice.
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  • Distance: 1073.9 km
  • Duration: 4h 44m

What companies run services between Luton, England and Nice, France?

easyJet flies from Luton to Nice once daily. Alternatively, you can take a train from Luton to Nice via London St Pancras International LL, London St Pancras Eurostar, Paris Nord, and Paris Gare De Lyon in around 11h 12m.

Airlines
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from London Luton to Nice
Ave. Duration
2h 7m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€50 - €190
Flights from London Luton to Nice via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
5h 10m
When
Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
€55 - €200
Flights from London Gatwick to Nice
Ave. Duration
2h 3m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€65 - €190
Flights from London Gatwick to Nice via Geneva
Ave. Duration
4h 10m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
€65 - €190
Flights from London Gatwick to Nice via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
When
Friday
Estimated price
€65 - €190
Flights from London Gatwick to Nice via Basel
Ave. Duration
4h 45m
When
Monday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€65 - €190
Flights from London Gatwick to Nice via Nantes
Ave. Duration
5h
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
€65 - €190
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Nice
Ave. Duration
2h 7m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€60 - €370
Flights from London Gatwick to Nice
Ave. Duration
2h 5m
When
Thursday
Estimated price
€70 - €330
Flights from London City to Nice
Ave. Duration
2h
When
Every day
Estimated price
€120 - €550
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Nice
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
When
Monday and Wednesday
Estimated price
€110 - €390
Flights from London Heathrow to Nice via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4h 2m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€110 - €390
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Nice via Geneva
Ave. Duration
3h 35m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€150 - €600
Flights from London Heathrow to Nice via Zurich
Ave. Duration
4h 15m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€150 - €600
Flights from London City to Nice via Zurich
Ave. Duration
4h 45m
When
Monday
Estimated price
€140 - €750
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Nice via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
4h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€120 - €460
Flights from London City to Nice via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
4h 15m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
€130 - €550
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Nice via Munich
Ave. Duration
4h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€160 - €550
Flights from London Heathrow to Nice via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€160 - €550
Luxair
Website
luxair.lu
Flights from London City to Nice via Luxembourg
Ave. Duration
3h 45m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
€160 - €550
Aer Lingus
Website
aerlingus.com
Flights from London City to Nice via Dublin
Ave. Duration
4h 55m
When
Monday
Estimated price
€390 - €1500
Train operators
Thameslink
Phone
0345 026 4700
Website
thameslinkrailway.com
Train from Luton to London St Pancras International LL
Ave. Duration
36 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
€16 - €20
Website
Thameslink
Anytime
€16 - €20
Train from Luton to Gatwick Airport
Ave. Duration
1h 22m
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
€30 - €40
Website
Thameslink
Anytime
€30 - €40
East Midlands Railways
Phone
03457 125 678
Email
getintouch@eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Website
eastmidlandsrailway.co.uk
Train from Luton to London St Pancras International
Ave. Duration
27 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€19 - €28
Website
eastmidlandsrailway.co.uk
Advance Single
€8 - €23
Off-Peak Single
€14 - €20
Anytime Day Single/Anytime Single
€19 - €28
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
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€140 - €190
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
€140 - €160
1st Class
€160 - €190
Eurotunnel
Phone
+44 (0) 8443 35 35 35
Website
eurotunnel.com
Car train from Folkestone to Calais-Fréthun
Ave. Duration
25 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
€153
Website
Eurotunnel
Bus operators
Green Line
Phone
0344 801 7261
Website
greenline.co.uk
Bus from Luton Station Interchange to Victoria, Green Line Coach Station
Ave. Duration
1h 39m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€12 - €17
Website
Green Line
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 London - Victoria Coach Station to Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine
Ave. Duration
9h 15m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
€16 - €20
Website
Blablabus
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
Ferry operators

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Luton to Nice train services, operated by TGV inOui, arrive at Nice Ville station.

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There are 561+ hotels available in Nice. Prices start at €75 per night.

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The best way to get from Luton to London Luton Airport is to bus which takes 9 min and costs £3 - £6.

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