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

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Train  •  4h 32m

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

85€ - 120€

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Rideshare  •  5h 32m

  1. Take the rideshare from Nice to Lyon 470.3 km

27€ - 29€

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Train via Cannes  •  5h 40m

  1. Take the train from Cannes to Lyon Perrache Tgv

86€ - 137€

Night train  •  6h 17m

  1. Take the night train from Nice-Ville to Lyon Perrache Ic0770

140€ - 260€

Drive  •  4h 27m

  1. Drive from Nice to Lyon 468.3 km

50€ - 75€

Fly  •  2h 59m

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

60€ - 208€

Nice to Lyon by train

The train journey time between Nice and Lyon is around 4h 34m and covers a distance of around 542 km. The fastest train normally takes 4h 32m. Operated by Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS) and TGV inOui, the Nice to Lyon train service departs from Nice-Ville and arrives in Lyon Part Dieu. Typically 17 trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Nice to Lyon train schedules

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The most affordable way to get from Nice to Lyon is to rideshare, which costs 27€ - 29€ and takes 5h 32m.

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The quickest way to get from Nice to Lyon is to fly which costs 60€ - 210€ and takes 2h 59m.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Nice-Ville and arriving at Lyon Part Dieu. Services depart five times a day, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 4h 32m.

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The distance between Nice and Lyon is 297 km. The road distance is 468.3 km.

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The best way to get from Nice to Lyon without a car is to train which takes 4h 32m and costs 85€ - 120€.

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The train from Nice-Ville to Lyon Part Dieu takes 4h 32m including transfers and departs five times a day.

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Nice to Lyon train services, operated by Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS), depart from Nice-Ville station.

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The best way to get from Nice to Lyon is to train which takes 4h 32m and costs 85€ - 120€. Alternatively, you can fly, which costs 60€ - 210€ and takes 2h 59m.

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

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Nice to Lyon train services, operated by Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS), arrive at Lyon Part Dieu station.

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  • Distance: 297.1 km
  • Duration: 4h 32m

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

Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS) operates a train from Nice-Ville to Lyon Part Dieu twice daily. Tickets cost 140€ - 260€ and the journey takes 4h 32m. TGV inOui also services this route 3 times a day. Alternatively, Air France flies from Nice to Lyon once daily.

Airlines
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Nice to Lyon
Ave. Duration
57 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
95€ - 190€
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 Nice-Ville to Lyon Part Dieu
Ave. Duration
4h 32m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
140€ - 260€
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Night train from Nice-Ville to Lyon Perrache
Ave. Duration
6h 17m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
140€ - 260€
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 Nice Ville to Lyon Part Dieu
Ave. Duration
4h 32m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
85€ - 120€
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
85€ - 100€
1st Class
95€ - 120€
Train from Cannes to Lyon Perrache
Ave. Duration
4h 1m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
80€ - 110€
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
80€ - 95€
1st Class
90€ - 110€
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 Nice to Lyon
Ave. Duration
5h 32m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
27€ - 29€
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

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Yes, the driving distance between Nice to Lyon is 468 km. It takes approximately 4h 27m to drive from Nice to Lyon.

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Air France offers flights from Nice Airport to Lyon Airport.

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There are 1205+ hotels available in Lyon. Prices start at 75€ per night.

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Check out Blablacar's carpooling service for rideshare options between Nice and Lyon. 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 Nice to Nice Airport is to tram which takes 25 min and costs 2€.

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