How to travel from Lyon to Nice

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from Lyon to Nice

You can get from Lyon to Nice by train, bus or flight.

Our recommendation

To get from Lyon to Nice on Mar 29 we recommend taking a train because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

10:36AMGare de Lyon-Part-Dieu5h22 03:58PMNice-Ville
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10:36AMGare de Lyon-Part-Dieu5h22 03:58PMNice-Ville
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06:28AMGare de Lyon-Part-Dieu4h38 11:06AMNice-Ville
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08:06AMGare de Lyon-Part-Dieu4h52 12:58PMNice-Ville
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11:36AMGare de Lyon-Part-Dieu5h50 05:26PMNice Saint-Augustin
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Travel Information between Lyon and Nice

distanceDistance184 miles (297 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus, flight or train
priceTicket price range$92 - $192
cheapestCheapest modeFlight • $92 (€82) • 8 h 20 min
fastestFastest modeTrain • $107 (€95) • 6 h 23 min
carriersPopular travel companiesFlixbus

Take a bus, flight or train to travel 184 miles (297 km) between Lyon and Nice. If speed is a priority, then a train is the best option with an average duration of 6 h 23 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a flight is the best option with prices starting as low as $92 (€82). The most popular travel companies which serve this route are Flixbus among others. Travelers can even take a direct bus, flight or train from Lyon to Nice.

How to get from Lyon to Nice

The Best Way According to our Users

Whether it is for business or leisure, in order to travel from Lyon to Nice, 53,46% of our customers choose the train as their preferred mode of transportation. By traveling by train on this route, you can enjoy the comfort of spacious seats, spectacular views—and in some cases free Wi-Fi—in both second and first class. Our customers have decided that the train is the best way to get from Lyon to Nice and have chosen to enjoy this fast, safe and efficient way to arrive at their destination. Taking the train also avoids long lines or potential expenses for transfers to/from the station—especially since most main railway stations are located in the city center. Train companies in Europe vary from country to country, but most of them offer high-speed train routes, therefore when you add up at the end-to-end journey time, the train is often also the fastest way to get to your destination.

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Travel Tips: Travel from Lyon to Nice

Travel Tips: Travel to Nice easily. Whether you want fast, cheap or something entirely different, our travel experts have collected everything you need to know so you can find the best option from Lyon to Nice.

There are 3 ways to travel from Lyon to Nice including taking a bus, flight or train.

The cheapest way to get from Lyon to Nice is by taking a flight. You can find average ticket prices around $92 (€82) compared to other travel options to Nice:

A flight is $99 (€88) less than a bus for this route with tickets for a bus from Lyon to Nice costing on average $192 (€170).

A flight is $15 (€13) less than a train for this trip with tickets for a train from Lyon to Nice costing on average $107 (€95).

The fastest way from Lyon to Nice is by train with an average journey time of 6 h 23 min.

There are alternative travel options to Nice that can usually take longer:

In comparison, getting to Nice by bus can take on average 9 h 15 min.

In comparison, going by flight can take 8 h 20 min   on average.

The distance is approximately 184 miles (297 km) from Lyon to Nice.

The average frequency per day from Lyon to Nice is:

  • 3 buses per day.
  • Around 8 trains per day.

However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your trip from Lyon to Nice as scheduled services by bus, flight or train can vary by season or day of the week.

These are the most popular departure and arrival points from Lyon to Nice:

  • Buses most often depart from Lyon at Lyon, Gare Perrache and arrive in Nice at Nice, Boulevard Jacqueline Auriol Supérieur (Aéroport Terminal 2).
  • Flights mostly depart from Lyon Saint Exupery Airport and arrive in Nice Cote d'Azur Airport.
  • Trains mostly depart from Lyon Part Dieu and arrive in Nice Ville.

Omio works with many trusted partners that can help you travel the best way from Lyon to Nice:

  • You can go to Nice from Lyon by bus with Flixbus. You'll see cheap bus tickets for $192 (€170) with Flixbus from Lyon to Nice on Omio.

Yes, there are direct routes from Lyon to Nice with the following travel companies:

  • You can find 1 direct bus per day to take to Nice with Flixbus, BlaBlaCar or BlaBlaCar Bus.
  • You'll find 2 direct trains a day to Nice with SNCF | TGV INOUI.

Direct services to Nice tend to save you time and add more convenience as you won't need to transfer at another stop in between, so it's worth paying attention to before booking tickets for your route.

Your trip from Lyon to Nice doesn't have to end in Nice. Many of our customers like to extend their vacation to explore other popular destinations like Paris, Milan or Marseille. If you’d like to add Paris, Milan or Marseille to your Lyon to Nice tour, check Omio for the best and cheapest ways to travel to any of these top destinations from Nice today!

When planning your trip from Lyon to Nice, it’s good to keep in mind what tickets to buy and their prices in the next 7 days:

  • Bus tickets are costing on average $192 (€170) one way.
  • Plane tickets are costing $92 (€82) one way on average.
  • Train tickets cost on average $107 (€95) one way.

However, we recommend buying tickets from Lyon to Nice online a few months in advance to get the best deals and save money on your upcoming journey.

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