There are 7 ways to get from Nice to Lyon by train, bus, rideshare, car or plane

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Train  •  4 h 35 min

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

$100 - $120

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Bus Ouibus  •  7 h 50 min

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

$17 - $24

5 alternative options

Bus, train  •  8 h 18 min

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

$74 - $97

Bus FlixBus  •  8 h 43 min

  1. Take the bus from Nice Côte d'Azur Airport, Nice to Lyon, Lyon Perrache 799

$34 - $52

Rideshare  •  5 h 32 min

  1. Take the rideshare from Nice to Lyon 294 miles

$32 - $34

Drive  •  4 h 22 min

  1. Drive from Nice to Lyon 293 miles

$60 - $95

Fly  •  2 h 47 min

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

$63 - $284

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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 7 h 50 min.

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

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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 4 h 35 min and costs .

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The train from Nice Ville to Lyon Part Dieu takes 4 h 35 min including transfers and departs three 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 TGV, depart from Nice Ville station.

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The best way to get from Nice to Lyon 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 2 h 47 min.

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

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

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

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

Airlines
Hop!
Website
hop.com
Flights from Nice to Lyon
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $450
Nouvel Air Tunisie
Website
nouvelair.com
Flights from Nice to Lyon
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
$26 - $220
Train operators
TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
sncf.com
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
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 Grenoble to Lyon Part Dieu
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 Nice - Bus station to Lyon Gare Perrache
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 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.

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Nice Côte d'Azur Airport, Nice to Lyon, Lyon Perrache
Ave. Duration
7 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$27 - $45
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.

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Contact Details
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Nice to Lyon
Ave. Duration
5 h 32 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$32 - $34
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

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Nice to Lyon train services, operated by 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 4 h 22 min to drive from Nice to Lyon.

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

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There are 1069+ 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 13 min and costs .

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