There are 5 ways to get from Nice to Val Thorens by train, bus, car or plane

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Train  •  9 h 55 min

  1. Take the train from Nice Ville to Valence TGV Tgv
  2. Take the train from Valence TGV to Montmelian
  3. Take the train from Montmelian to St-Michel-Valloire

$151 - $191

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Fly  •  6 h 13 min

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

$74 - $357

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Bus, train  •  11 h 45 min

  1. Take the bus from Nice - Gare Routière Vauban to Grenoble - Gare Routière 31
  2. Take the train from Grenoble to Montmelian
  3. Take the train from Montmelian to Moutiers-Salins-Brides-les-Bains

$95 - $125

Bus  •  12 h 40 min

  1. Take the bus from Nice to Turin
  2. Take the bus from Turin, Torino to Chambéry
  3. Take the bus from Chambéry to Moutiers

$80 - $122

Drive  •  5 h 38 min

  1. Drive from Nice to Val Thorens 335.9 miles

$70 - $110

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The cheapest way to get from Nice to Val Thorens is to drive which costs 60€ - 90€ and takes 5 h 38 min.

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The quickest way to get from Nice to Val Thorens is to drive which costs 60€ - 90€ and takes 5 h 38 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Nice to Val Thorens. However, there are services departing from Nice and arriving at Val Thorens via Turin, Torino, Chambéry and Moutiers. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 12 h 40 min.

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The distance between Nice and Val Thorens is 185 km. The road distance is 537.5 km.

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The best way to get from Nice to Val Thorens without a car is to bus and train which takes 11 h 45 min and costs 80€ - 110€.

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It takes approximately 9 h 55 min to get from Nice to Val Thorens, including transfers.

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Nice to Val Thorens bus services, operated by Eurolines FR, depart from Nice station.

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The best way to get from Nice to Val Thorens is to train which takes 9 h 55 min and costs 120€ - 170€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 65€ - 110€ and takes 12 h 40 min, you could also fly, which costs 60€ - 310€ and takes 6 h 13 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 Val Thorens bus services, operated by Ouibus, arrive at Moutiers station.

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Map of how to get from Nice to Val Thorens.
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  • Distance: 115.9 miles
  • Duration: 9 h 55 min

What companies run services between Nice, France and Val Thorens, France?

You can take a train from Nice to Val Thorens via Valence TGV, Montmelian, and St-Michel-Valloire in around 9 h 55 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Nice to Val Thorens via Turin, Turin, Torino, Chambéry, and Moutiers in around 12 h 40 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 Valence TGV
Ave. Duration
3 h 58 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$90 - $100
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$90 - $100
1st Class
$120 - $170
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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Contact Details
Phone
+33 9 70 60 99 70
Website
sncf.com
Train from Valence TGV to Montmelian
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$26 - $40
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$26 - $40
1st Class
$35 - $55
Train from Montmelian to St-Michel-Valloire
Ave. Duration
56 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$17 - $25
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$17 - $25
1st Class
$22 - $35
Train from Grenoble to Montmelian
Ave. Duration
36 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$15 - $22
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$15 - $22
1st Class
$19 - $30
Train from Montmelian to Moutiers-Salins-Brides-les-Bains
Ave. Duration
1 h 7 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$16 - $23
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$16 - $23
1st Class
$20 - $35
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 30 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$50 - $65
Schedules at
info-ler.fr
Eurolines 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 Turin, Torino to Chambéry
Ave. Duration
3 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$12 - $20
Website
flixbus.co.uk
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 Chambéry to Moutiers
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$3 - $5
Website
Ouibus

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Yes, the driving distance between Nice to Val Thorens is 537 km. It takes approximately 5 h 38 min to drive from Nice to Val Thorens.

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

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There are 1781+ hotels available in Val Thorens. Prices start at $64 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 6€.

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