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There are 8 ways to get from Paris to Nîmes by train, bus, rideshare, car or plane

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Train  •  2h 59m

  1. Take the train from Paris Gare De Lyon to Nimes Tgv

180€ - 330€

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Bus  •  9h 45m

  1. Take the bus from Paris to Lyon Perrache N729 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Lyon Perrache to Nîmes 788 / ...

26€ - 46€

6 alternative options

Rideshare  •  8h 16m

  1. Take the rideshare from Paris to Nîmes 710.5 km

46€

Drive  •  6h 37m

  1. Drive from Paris Bercy to Nîmes 710.2 km

75€ - 120€

Fly Paris Orly to Marseille, drive  •  3h 53m

  1. Fly from Paris Orly (ORY) to Marseille (MRS) ORY - MRS
  2. Drive from Marseille to Nîmes

68€ - 209€

Fly Paris Orly to Montpellier, train  •  4h 42m

  1. Fly from Paris Orly (ORY) to Montpellier (MPL) ORY - MPL
  2. Take the train from Montpellier Saint-Roch to Nimes

81€ - 254€

Fly Paris CDG to Montpellier, train  •  4h 56m

  1. Fly from Paris CDG (CDG) to Montpellier (MPL) CDG - MPL
  2. Take the train from Montpellier Saint-Roch to Nimes

65€ - 210€

Fly Paris CDG to Marseille, drive  •  4h 12m

  1. Fly from Paris CDG (CDG) to Marseille (MRS) CDG - MRS
  2. Drive from Marseille to Nîmes

67€ - 205€

Paris to Nîmes by train

The train journey time between Paris and Nîmes is around 2h 57m and covers a distance of around 686 km. The fastest train normally takes 2h 56m. Operated by TGV inOui and Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS), the Paris to Nîmes train service departs from Paris Gare De Lyon and arrives in Nimes. Typically 45 trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Paris to Nîmes train schedules

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The most affordable way to get from Paris to Nîmes is to bus, which costs 26€ - 50€ and takes 9h 45m.

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The quickest way to get from Paris to Nîmes is to train which costs 180€ - 330€ and takes 2h 59m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Paris to Nîmes. However, there are services departing from Paris and arriving at Nîmes via Lyon Perrache. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 9h 45m.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Paris Gare De Lyon and arriving at Nimes. Services depart every three hours, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 2h 59m.

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The distance between Paris and Nîmes is 579 km. The road distance is 710.2 km.

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The best way to get from Paris to Nîmes without a car is to train which takes 2h 59m and costs 180€ - 330€.

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The train from Paris Gare De Lyon to Nimes takes 2h 59m including transfers and departs every three hours.

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Paris to Nîmes bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Paris station.

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Paris to Nîmes train services, operated by TGV inOui, depart from Paris Gare De Lyon station.

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The best way to get from Paris to Nîmes is to train which takes 2h 59m and costs 180€ - 330€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 26€ - 50€ and takes 9h 45m.

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  • Distance: 579 km
  • Duration: 2h 59m

What companies run services between Paris, France and Nîmes, France?

TGV inOui operates a train from Paris Gare De Lyon to Nimes every 4 hours. Tickets cost 100€ - 140€ and the journey takes 2h 59m. Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS) also services this route 3 times a day. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Paris Bercy to Nîmes via Lyon Perrache in around 9h 45m.

Airlines
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Paris Orly to Marseille
Ave. Duration
1h 18m
When
Every day
Estimated price
85€ - 260€
Flights from Paris Orly to Marseille via Ajaccio
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
170€ - 490€
Flights from Paris Orly to Marseille via Bastia
Ave. Duration
3h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
170€ - 490€
Flights from Paris Orly to Montpellier
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
110€ - 270€
Flights from Paris CDG to Montpellier
Ave. Duration
1h 23m
When
Every day
Estimated price
55€ - 170€
Flights from Paris CDG to Marseille
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
50€ - 250€
Flights from Paris CDG to Marseille via Toulouse
Ave. Duration
3h 35m
When
Tuesday and Thursday
Estimated price
50€ - 250€
Air Corsica
Website
aircorsica.com
Flights from Paris Orly to Marseille via Ajaccio
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
170€ - 490€
Flights from Paris Orly to Marseille via Bastia
Ave. Duration
3h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
170€ - 490€
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 Paris Gare De Lyon to Nimes
Ave. Duration
2h 59m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
100€ - 140€
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
100€ - 120€
1st Class
110€ - 140€
Train from Montpellier Saint-Roch to Nimes
Ave. Duration
27 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
18€ - 30€
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
25€ - 30€
1st Class
18€ - 22€
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 Paris Gare de Lyon to Nîmes
Ave. Duration
2h 56m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
180€ - 330€
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
SNCF

France’s state-owned railway company is a fast and efficient way of travelling around the country, with over 14,000 trains operating daily. SNCF runs the country’s extensive rail network, including the high-speed TGV network, regional TER trains and local Intercités. It also operates international routes including Eurostar and Thalys, as well as the low-cost, long-distance Ouigo services that run on limited routes across France. Book up to 3 months in advance for the cheapest fares. 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 Montpellier Saint-Roch to Nimes
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
7€ - 21€
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
7€ - 12€
Rail 1st Class
14€ - 21€
Bus operators
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
Bus from Paris to Lyon Perrache
Ave. Duration
5h 30m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
23€ - 28€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Lyon Perrache to Nîmes
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
14€ - 18€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
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 Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine to Lyon - Perrache Bus Station
Ave. Duration
5h 50m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
15€ - 19€
Website
Blablabus
Bus from Lyon - Perrache Bus Station to Nîmes
Ave. Duration
2h 45m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
11€ - 14€
Website
Blablabus
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 Paris to Nîmes
Ave. Duration
8h 16m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
46€
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

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The quickest flight from Paris Orly Airport to Marseille Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 15m.

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Paris to Nîmes bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Nîmes station.

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Paris to Nîmes train services, operated by TGV inOui, arrive at Nimes station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Paris to Nîmes is 710 km. It takes approximately 6h 37m to drive from Paris to Nîmes.

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Air Corsica and Air France offer flights from Paris Orly Airport to Marseille Airport.

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There are 175+ hotels available in Nîmes. Prices start at 75€ per night.

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Check out Blablacar's carpooling service for rideshare options between Paris and Nîmes. 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 Paris to Paris CDG Airport is to train which takes 38 min and costs 5€ - 9€.

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