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Take the train from Lyon to Nice Ville in 4 hours 24 minutes

If you want to travel from Lyon to Nice Ville by train, you've come to the right place.

You can expect the journey from Lyon to Nice Ville by train to take around 5 hours 37 minutes. If you want to get there as quickly as possible, it can take as little as 4 hours 24 minutes on the fastest services. You'll usually find around 10 trains per day running on this route, which spans 299 km. There's no need for any changes along the way, as there are direct trains available to Nice Ville. TGV, SNCF or OUIGO are the main rail operators on this route, all of which offer modern trains with plenty of space for luggage and comfortable seating.

Use our Journey Planner at the top of the page to search for cheap ticket prices and we'll show you how much you can save. Tickets from Lyon to Nice Ville start from $11.41 when you book in advance.

If you want to know more about the journey, keep reading for train schedules, tips on finding cheap tickets and FAQs, including first and last train times. Want to go straight to booking? Start a search with us today!

Lyon to Nice Ville by train

It takes an average of 5h 37m to travel from Lyon to Nice Ville by train, over a distance of around 186 miles (299 km). There are normally 10 trains per day traveling from Lyon to Nice Ville and tickets for this journey start from $11.41 when you book in advance.

First train

06:28

Last train

22:06

Departure station

Lyon

Arrival station

Nice Ville

Journey time

4h 24m

Distance

299 miles (186 km)

Frequency

10 trains per day

Changes

Direct trains available

Price

From $11.41

Train and bus operators

OUIGO, BlaBlaCar Bus, SNCF, Flixbus

Lyon to Nice Ville train times

Check out the next trains departing from Lyon to Nice Ville for Tuesday Jan 31st 2023. For the full train timetable/schedule, or to search for a later time or date, click here.
DepartsArrivesDuration
05:28 10:06 4h 38m, direct
05:40 11:37 5h 57m, 2 changes
07:06 11:58 4h 52m, direct
08:06 12:58 4h 52m, 1 change
09:36 14:57 5h 21m, 1 change
10:40 16:35 5h 55m, 1 change
13:37 18:37 5h 0m, 1 change
16:10 20:59 4h 49m, 1 change
17:06 21:30 4h 24m, direct
21:06 07:36 10h 30m, 1 change

TGV, OUIGO and SNCF trains from Lyon to Nice Ville

You can travel from Lyon to Nice Ville on TGV, OUIGO and SNCF trains. When you search for times and tickets, we might also show you some other options with multiple connections or operators if they’re available.

PhotoErmell, under licence CC BY-SA 3.0

TGV is the high-speed train service of the SNCF company. It connects the major cities of France at speeds of up to 200 mph (320 km/h). All TGV trains are equipped with a food carriage, a free WiFi connection, power sockets and fold-down tables. Two comfort classes are offered – First Class and Second Class, with flexible fare options available and access to the Grand Voyageur lounge in some stations.

PhotoCramos, under licence CC BY-SA 4.0

OUIGO is the low-cost, high-speed train service operated by the French national train company SNCF. Despite having only one class on board, OUIGO trains offer the same comfort as Second Class seats on TGV trains, although OUIGO tickets are only available to purchase online. To make your journey as smooth as possible, arrive at least 30 minutes before departure and bear in mind that there's an additional fee for bringing a suitcase with you, having a seat with power sockets and travelling with a stroller/buggy.

PhotoCtruongngoc, under licence CC BY-SA 3.0

SNCF is the national train operator of France. It operates all domestic trains and routes across France, as well as international services to Spain and Germany. There are three different types of domestic trains that operate under the SNCF banner – TGV (high-speed, full-service trains that connect the major cities in France), Intercités (usually a more frequent stopping service, but with all the amenities), and TER (regional train services with basic onboard facilities).

Cheap train tickets from Lyon to Nice Ville

The price of train tickets from Lyon to Nice Ville starts at $11.41 one-way for a Standard Class ticket if you book in advance. Booking on the day is usually more expensive and costs can vary depending on the time of day, route or class.

Book in advance

Most of the train companies across Europe release their tickets around three to six months in advance, many of which can be cheaper the earlier you book. If you know the dates you want to travel, you may be able to find some cheaper train tickets from Lyon to Nice Ville by booking early.§

Be flexible with your travel times

Many of the train services in Europe are also popular commuter services, lots of train companies increase ticket prices during “peak hours” (generally between 06:00 – 10:00 and 15:00 – 19:00 on weekdays). If you can, consider travelling outside of peak hours to find lower priced tickets.

Choose a slower or connecting train

On some of the busier routes, you might also have the option to take a slower or connecting train. It may take a little longer than some high-speed or direct services, but if you have a little extra time on your hands, you might find a cheaper fare. Plus, you'll have more time to enjoy the view of the countryside!

Look out for special deals

Take a look at our handy guides to find out when train operators release their special deals and offers to see if you can find cheap European train tickets for your journey.

For specific information about how to get your hands on cheap tickets, check out our European train tickets hub.

§Some train companies may not offer any Advance ticket types or cheaper deals for early bookings. On rare occasions, train companies may choose to release special offers closer to the date on last-minute or late-release tickets. This is dependent on the individual train operating company you travel with.

FAQs for Lyon to Nice Ville

Want to know more about your journey from Lyon to Nice Ville? We've compiled some of the most frequently asked questions by our customers to help you plan your journey.

How long does the train from Lyon to Nice Ville take?

The average journey time by train between Lyon and Nice Ville is 5 hours and 37 minutes, with around 10 trains per day. The journey time may be longer on weekends and holidays, so use our Journey Planner on this page to search for a specific travel date.

What's the fastest journey time between Lyon and Nice Ville by train?

The fastest journey time by train from Lyon to Nice Ville is 4 hours and 24 minutes.

How much does the train from Lyon to Nice Ville cost?

Train tickets from Lyon to Nice Ville can start from as little as $11.41 when you book in advance and are usually more expensive when purchased on the day. Prices can also vary depending the time of day, route and class you book.

Is there a direct train from Lyon to Nice Ville?

Yes, it is possible to travel from Lyon to Nice Ville without having to change trains. There are 3 direct trains from Lyon to Nice Ville each day. Though there may be fewer direct services available depending on your exact departure date.

What time does the first train from Lyon to Nice Ville leave?

The first train from Lyon to Nice Ville leaves at 06:28. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

What time does the last train from Lyon to Nice Ville leave?

The last train from Lyon to Nice Ville leaves at 22:06. Trains that depart in the early morning hours or very late evening may be sleeper services, time and services may also vary during weekends and holidays.

What's the distance between Lyon and Nice Ville by train?

Trains travelling from Lyon to Nice Ville cover a distance of around 186 miles (299 km) during the journey.

The information provided is calculated based on scheduled train services for Lyon to Nice Ville for a typical week day using timetable data for 01/31/2023. On weekends, holidays or other exceptional times, fewer services may be available. The fare range provided has been found by our customers on Trainline on 12/07/2022 for travel on 12/07/2022 and for adult tickets in economy, discount cards and coach journeys excluded.

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