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!
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.
299 miles (186 km)
10 trains per day
Direct trains available
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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.
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.
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).
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.§
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.
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!
For specific information about how to get your hands on cheap tickets, check out our European train tickets hub.
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.
The fastest journey time by train from Lyon to Nice Ville is 4 hours and 24 minutes.
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.
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.
The first train from Lyon to Nice Ville leaves at 06:28. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.
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.
Trains travelling from Lyon to Nice Ville cover a distance of around 186 miles (299 km) during the journey.