There are 10 ways to get from Nice to Loire Valley 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.

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Train  •  9 h 16 min

  1. Take the train from Nice Ville to Paris Gare de Lyon Tgv
  2. Take the train from Paris Austerlitz to Tours Ic

$220 - $256

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Train to Marseille, fly to Tours St Symphorien  •  5 h 48 min

  1. Take the train from Nice Ville to Marseille-St-Charles
  2. Fly from Marseille (MRS) to Tours St Symphorien (TUF) MRS - TUF

$69 - $302

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Train via Lyon Part Dieu  •  9 h 20 min

  1. Take the train from Nice Ville to Lyon Part Dieu Tgv
  2. Take the train from Lyon Part Dieu to St-Pierre-des-Corps Tgv / ...

$200 - $271

Bus  •  16 h 14 min

  1. Take the bus from Nice - Gare Routière Vauban to Grenoble - Gare Routière 31
  2. Take the bus from Grenoble to Tours N724 / ...

$80 - $122

Drive  •  8 h 50 min

  1. Drive from Nice to Loire Valley 593.4 miles

$120 - $190

Fly Nice to Poitiers, train  •  6 h 23 min

  1. Fly from Nice (NCE) to Poitiers (PIS) NCE - PIS
  2. Take the train from Poitiers to St-Pierre-des-Corps

$141 - $542

Fly Nice to Nantes, train  •  6 h 27 min

  1. Fly from Nice (NCE) to Nantes (NTE) NCE - NTE
  2. Take the train from Nantes to Tours

$89 - $299

Fly Nice to Paris Orly, train  •  5 h 46 min

  1. Fly from Nice (NCE) to Paris Orly (ORY) NCE - ORY
  2. Take the train from Paris Montparnasse to St-Pierre-des-Corps

$125 - $286

Fly Nice to Paris CDG, train  •  6 h 3 min

  1. Fly from Nice (NCE) to Paris CDG (CDG) NCE - CDG
  2. Take the train from Aeroport Paris-Charles de Gaulle TGV to St-Pierre-des-Corps

$104 - $275

Fly Nice to Rennes, train  •  7 h 59 min

  1. Fly from Nice (NCE) to Rennes (RNS) NCE - RNS
  2. Take the train from Rennes to Le Mans
  3. Take the train from Le Mans to Tours

$144 - $475

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No, there is no direct bus from Nice to Loire Valley. However, there are services departing from Nice - Gare Routière Vauban and arriving at Tours via Grenoble. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 16 h 14 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Nice to Loire Valley. However, there are services departing from Nice Ville and arriving at Tours via Paris Austerlitz. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 9 h 16 min.

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The distance between Nice and Loire Valley is 655 km. The road distance is 949.4 km.

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The best way to get from Nice to Loire Valley without a car is to train which takes 9 h 16 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 9 h 16 min to get from Nice to Loire Valley, including transfers.

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Nice to Loire Valley bus services, operated by Lignes Express, depart from Nice - Gare Routière Vauban station.

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Nice to Loire Valley train services, operated by TGV, depart from Nice Ville station.

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The best way to get from Nice to Loire Valley is to train which takes 9 h 16 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 16 h 14 min.

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There is no direct flight from Nice Airport to Poitiers Airport. The quickest flight takes 2 h 55 min and has one stopover.

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Nice to Loire Valley bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Tours station.

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Map of how to get from Nice to Loire Valley.
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  • Distance: 409.6 miles
  • Duration: 9 h 16 min

What companies run services between Nice, France and Loire Valley, France?

You can take a train from Nice to Loire Valley via Paris Gare de Lyon, Paris Austerlitz, and Tours in around 9 h 16 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Nice to Loire Valley via Grenoble - Gare Routière, Grenoble, and Tours in around 16 h 14 min.

Airlines
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Nice to Poitiers via Lyon
Ave. Duration
3 h 11 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$190 - $950
Flights from Nice to Poitiers via Paris CDG, Lyon
Ave. Duration
6 h 45 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$140 - $850
Flights from Nice to Nantes
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$95 - $550
Flights from Nice to Nantes via Lyon
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$95 - $550
Flights from Nice to Nantes via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
3 h 38 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $550
Flights from Nice to Nantes via Paris Orly
Ave. Duration
3 h 53 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $550
Flights from Nice to Paris Orly
Ave. Duration
1 h 27 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $380
Flights from Nice to Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $430
Flights from Nice to Rennes
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $750
Flights from Nice to Rennes via Lyon
Ave. Duration
3 h 16 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $750
Flights from Nice to Rennes via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4 h 7 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$95 - $700
Flights from Nice to Rennes via Strasbourg
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $750
Hop!
Website
hop.com
Flights from Nice to Poitiers via Lyon
Ave. Duration
3 h 11 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$190 - $950
Flights from Nice to Nantes
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$95 - $550
Flights from Nice to Nantes via Lyon
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$95 - $550
Flights from Nice to Nantes via Paris Orly
Ave. Duration
3 h 53 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $550
Flights from Nice to Paris Orly
Ave. Duration
1 h 27 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $380
Flights from Nice to Rennes
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $750
Flights from Nice to Rennes via Lyon
Ave. Duration
3 h 16 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $750
Flights from Nice to Rennes via Strasbourg
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $750
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Nice to Nantes
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $450
Flights from Nice to Nantes via Geneva
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$70 - $450
Flights from Nice to Paris Orly
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $280
Flights from Nice to Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
1 h 36 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $320
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Nice to Poitiers via London Stansted
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$160 - $850
Flights from Marseille to Tours St Symphorien
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$21 - $270
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Nice to Paris CDG via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$330 - $7,500
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Nice to Paris CDG via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $3,000
Train operators
TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
sncf.com
Train from Nice Ville to Paris Gare de Lyon
Ave. Duration
5 h 47 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$180 - $210
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$180 - $210
1st Class
$240 - $360
Train from Nice Ville to Lyon Part Dieu
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
Train from Lyon Part Dieu to St-Pierre-des-Corps
Ave. Duration
3 h 12 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$120 - $140
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$120 - $140
1st Class
$160 - $240
Train from Poitiers to St-Pierre-des-Corps
Ave. Duration
30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$25 - $30
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$25 - $30
1st Class
$43 - $46
Train from Paris Montparnasse to St-Pierre-des-Corps
Ave. Duration
1 h 13 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$45 - $55
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$45 - $55
1st Class
$70 - $90
Train from Aeroport Paris-Charles de Gaulle TGV to St-Pierre-des-Corps
Ave. Duration
1 h 42 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$40 - $55
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Nice Ville to Marseille-St-Charles
Ave. Duration
2 h 39 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$45 - $55
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$45 - $55
1st Class
$70 - $90
Train from Rennes to Le Mans
Ave. Duration
56 min
Frequency
Hourly
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.

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Phone
+33 9 70 60 99 70
Website
sncf.com
Train from Paris Austerlitz to Tours
Ave. Duration
2 h 1 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$35 - $55
1st Class
$50 - $80
Train from Lyon Part Dieu to St-Pierre-des-Corps
Ave. Duration
5 h 6 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$85 - $130
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$85 - $130
1st Class
$120 - $190
Train from Nantes to Tours
Ave. Duration
1 h 49 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$30 - $50
1st Class
$45 - $70
Train from Nice Ville to Marseille-St-Charles
Ave. Duration
2 h 43 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $50
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$35 - $50
1st Class
$50 - $80
Train from Rennes to Le Mans
Ave. Duration
1 h 39 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$28 - $40
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$28 - $40
1st Class
$35 - $60
Train from Le Mans to Tours
Ave. Duration
1 h 3 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$20 - $29
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$20 - $29
1st Class
$27 - $45
Bus operators
Lignes Express
Phone
0 821 202 203
Website
info-ler.fr
Bus from Nice - Gare Routière Vauban to Grenoble - Gare Routière
Ave. Duration
6 h 35 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$50 - $65
Schedules at
info-ler.fr
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves over 1400 destinations, in 26 countries including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands, Croatia, Spain, and across Scandinavia and central and eastern Europe. Founded in 2012, Flixbus’ extensive network connects cities with approximately 200,000 trips, with buses often departing every 30 minutes. One of the most affordable ways to get around Europe (and expanding soon into the US), a Flixbus journey is cost-effective, well-connected, comfortable and safe.

Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Grenoble to Tours
Ave. Duration
8 h 15 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$30 - $60
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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Nice to Loire Valley train services, operated by SNCF, arrive at Tours station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Nice to Loire Valley is 949 km. It takes approximately 8 h 50 min to drive from Nice to Loire Valley.

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Nouvel Air Tunisie, easyJet, Ryanair and two other airlines offer flights from Nice Airport to Poitiers Airport.

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There are 553+ hotels available in Loire Valley. Prices start at $71 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Nice to Nice Airport is to line 99 bus which takes 13 min and costs .

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