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

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Train  •  4h 34m

  1. Take the train from Nice Ville to Lyon Perrache Tgv

85€ - 120€

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Bus  •  8h

  1. Take the bus from Nice - Bus station to Lyon - Perrache Bus Station Nice - Bus station > Antibes > Cannes > Fréjus - Saint-Raphaël > Aix-en-Provence > Lyon - Perrache Bus Station > Besançon > Montbéliard > Mulhouse > Strasbourg

16€ - 20€

4 alternative options

Night bus  •  8h 35m

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

26€ - 32€

Rideshare  •  5h 32m

  1. Take the rideshare from Nice to Lyon 470.3 km

27€ - 29€

Drive  •  4h 23m

  1. Drive from Nice to Lyon 468.7 km

55€ - 85€

Fly  •  3h 4m

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

76€ - 238€

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The cheapest way to get from Nice to Lyon is to bus which costs 16€ - 20€ and takes 8h.

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The quickest way to get from Nice to Lyon is to fly which costs 75€ - 240€ and takes 3h 4m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Nice - Bus station station and arriving at Lyon - Perrache Bus Station station. Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 8h.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Nice Ville and arriving at Lyon Perrache. Services depart three times a day, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 4h 34m.

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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 34m and costs 85€ - 120€.

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The train from Nice Ville to Lyon Perrache takes 4h 34m including transfers and departs three times a day.

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Nice to Lyon bus services, operated by Blablabus, depart from Nice - Bus station.

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

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The best way to get from Nice to Lyon is to train which takes 4h 34m and costs 85€ - 120€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 16€ - 20€ and takes 8h, you could also fly, which costs 75€ - 240€ and takes 3h 4m.

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Map of how to get from Nice to Lyon.
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  • Distance: 297.1 km
  • Duration: 4h 34m

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

TGV inOui operates a train from Nice Ville to Lyon Perrache 3 times a day. Tickets cost 85€ - 120€ and the journey takes 4h 34m. Alternatively, Blablabus operates a bus from Nice - Bus station to Lyon - Perrache Bus Station once daily. Tickets cost 16€ - 20€ and the journey takes 8h.

Airlines
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Nice to Lyon
Ave. Duration
56 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
75€ - 250€
Train operators
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 Perrache
Ave. Duration
4h 34m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
85€ - 120€
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
85€ - 100€
1st Class
95€ - 120€
Bus operators
Blablabus

As the bus subsidiary of French railway SNCF, Ouibus offers eco-friendly coaches serving 35 French cities and 10 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 - Perrache Bus Station
Ave. Duration
8h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
16€ - 20€
Website
Blablabus
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves 2000+ destinations in 29 countries, including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands and Croatia and into Scandinavia and eastern Europe, as well as some US cities. Coaches have toilets, free WiFi and power outlets, plus snacks and drinks for purchase on board. Flixbus is a good choice for the budget-conscious traveller; purchase tickets in advance for the cheapest fares (note: there is no option to reserve a seat in advance).

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Night bus from Nice, Nice Airport to Lyon, Lyon Perrache
Ave. Duration
7h 10m
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
25€ - 31€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
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.

Rome2rio's guide to BlaBlaCar
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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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 Blablabus, arrive at Lyon - Perrache Bus Station.

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

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

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Air France offers flights from Nice Airport to Lyon Airport.

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Book your Nice to Lyon train tickets online with Omio.

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There are 1373+ hotels available in Lyon. Prices start at 87€ 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 30 min and costs 2€.

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