There are 6 ways to get from Lyon to Nice by train, bus, rideshare, car or plane

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Train  •  4 h 35 min

  1. Take the train from Lyon Part Dieu to Nice Ville Tgv

$100 - $120

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Bus  •  7 h 50 min

  1. Take the bus from Lyon Gare Perrache to Nice - Bus station Ouibus

$17 - $24

4 alternative options

Train, bus  •  8 h 59 min

  1. Take the train from Lyon Part Dieu to Grenoble
  2. Take the bus from Grenoble - Gare Routière to Nice - Gare Routière Vauban 31

$75 - $104

Rideshare  •  5 h 33 min

  1. Take the rideshare from Lyon to Nice 294 miles

$36

Drive  •  4 h 23 min

  1. Drive from Lyon to Nice 293.4 miles

$60 - $95

Fly  •  3 h 6 min

  1. Fly from Lyon (LYS) to Nice (NCE) LYS - NCE

$65 - $291

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Lyon Gare Perrache and arriving at Nice - Bus station station. Services depart five times a week, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 7 h 50 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Lyon Part Dieu and arriving at Nice Ville. Services depart three times a day. The journey takes approximately 4 h 35 min.

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The distance between Lyon and Nice is 297 km. The road distance is 469.4 km.

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The best way to get from Lyon to Nice without a car is to train which takes 4 h 35 min and costs .

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The train from Lyon Part Dieu to Nice Ville takes 4 h 35 min including transfers and departs three times a day.

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Lyon to Nice bus services, operated by Ouibus, depart from Lyon Gare Perrache station.

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Lyon to Nice train services, operated by TGV, depart from Lyon Part Dieu station.

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The best way to get from Lyon to Nice is to train which takes 4 h 35 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 7 h 50 min, you could also fly, which costs and takes 3 h 6 min.

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

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Lyon to Nice bus services, operated by Ouibus, arrive at Nice - Bus station.

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Map of how to get from Lyon to Nice.
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  • Distance: 185.7 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 35 min

What companies run services between Lyon, France and Nice, France?

TGV operates a train from Lyon to Nice 3 times a day. Tickets cost $100 - $120 and the journey takes 4 h 35 min. Alternatively, Ouibus operates a bus from Lyon to Nice 5 times a week. Tickets cost $17 - $24 and the journey takes 7 h 50 min.

Airlines
Hop!
Website
hop.com
Flights from Lyon to Nice
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $450
Nouvel Air Tunisie
Website
nouvelair.com
Flights from Lyon to Nice
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
$30 - $260
Train operators
TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
sncf.com
Train from Lyon Part Dieu to Nice Ville
Ave. Duration
4 h 35 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$100 - $120
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$100 - $120
1st Class
$140 - $210
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.

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Contact Details
Phone
+33 9 70 60 99 70
Website
sncf.com
Train from Lyon Part Dieu to Grenoble
Ave. Duration
1 h 24 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$24 - $35
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$24 - $35
1st Class
$30 - $50
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 Lyon Gare Perrache to Nice - Bus station
Ave. Duration
7 h 50 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$17 - $24
Website
Ouibus
Lignes Express
Phone
0 821 202 203
Website
info-ler.fr
Bus from Grenoble - Gare Routière to Nice - Gare Routière Vauban
Ave. Duration
6 h 35 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$50 - $70
Schedules at
info-ler.fr
Other operators
BlaBlaCar

A ridesharing platform with 40 million users, Blablacar gives you access to destinations without worrying about on-the-road chaos. 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 be accepted, and pay your share of the set price.

Rome2rio's guide to BlaBlaCar
Contact Details
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Lyon to Nice
Ave. Duration
5 h 33 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$36
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Lyon to Nice is 469 km. It takes approximately 4 h 23 min to drive from Lyon to Nice.

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

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Book your Lyon to Nice bus tickets online with Distribusion.

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There are 3812+ hotels available in Nice. Prices start at $86 USD per night.

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Check out Blablacar's carpooling service for rideshare options between 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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The best way to get from Lyon to Lyon Airport is to Rhonexpress which takes 29 min and costs .

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