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There are 7 ways to get from Nice to Lyon by train, bus, night bus, rideshare, 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  •  4h 35m

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

$100 - $120

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Bus  •  7h 50m

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

$17 - $24

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Train via Avignon TGV  •  4h 59m

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

$109 - $126

Night bus  •  8h 38m

  1. Take the night bus from Nice, Nice to Lyon, Lyon Perrache N719

$36 - $57

Rideshare  •  5h 32m

  1. Take the rideshare from Nice to Lyon 294 miles

$31 - $34

Drive  •  4h 22m

  1. Drive from Nice to Lyon 293 miles

$60 - $95

Fly  •  2h 47m

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

$63 - $284

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The cheapest way to get from Nice to Lyon is to bus which costs 15€ - 21€ and takes 7h 50m.

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The quickest way to get from Nice to Lyon is to fly which costs 50€ - 250€ and takes 2h 47m.

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

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

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The distance between Nice and Lyon is 297 km. The road distance is 468.7 km.

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The best way to get from Nice to Lyon without a car is to train which takes 4h 35m and costs 90€ - 105€.

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

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

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Nice to Lyon train services, operated by inOui TGV, depart from Nice Ville station.

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The best way to get from Nice to Lyon is to train which takes 4h 35m and costs 90€ - 105€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 15€ - 21€ and takes 7h 50m, you could also fly, which costs 50€ - 250€ and takes 2h 47m.

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

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

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

Airlines
Hop!
Website
hop.com
Flights from Nice to Lyon
Ave. Duration
56m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$45 - $430
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Nice to Lyon
Ave. Duration
56m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$45 - $430
Nouvel Air Tunisie
Website
nouvelair.com
Flights from Nice to Lyon
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$26 - $220
Train operators
inOui TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Nice Ville to Lyon Part Dieu
Ave. Duration
4h 35m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$100 - $120
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$100 - $120
1st Class
$140 - $210
Train from Nice Ville to Avignon TGV
Ave. Duration
3h 3m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$60 - $75
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$60 - $75
1st Class
$90 - $120
Train from Avignon TGV to Lyon Part Dieu
Ave. Duration
1h 2m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$45 - $55
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$45 - $55
1st Class
$70 - $90
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 Nice - Bus station to Lyon Gare Perrache
Ave. Duration
7h 50m
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$17 - $24
Website
Ouibus
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
Night bus from Nice, Nice to Lyon, Lyon Perrache
Ave. Duration
7h 25m
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$29 - $50
Website
flixbus.co.uk
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 Nice to Lyon
Ave. Duration
5h 32m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$31 - $34
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

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

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Nice to Lyon bus services, operated by Ouibus, arrive at Lyon Gare Perrache station.

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Nice to Lyon train services, operated by inOui TGV, arrive at Lyon Part Dieu station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Nice to Lyon is 469 km. It takes approximately 4h 22m to drive from Nice to Lyon.

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

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There are 1124+ hotels available in Lyon. Prices start at $62 USD 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 line 99 bus which takes 13m and costs 6€.

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