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Lyon to Nice by train

The journey from Lyon to Nice by train is 184.79 mi and takes 5 hr 31 min. There are 16 connections per day, with the first departure at 6:07 AM and the last at 8:39 PM. It is possible to travel from Lyon to Nice by train for as little as $27.71 or as much as $200.86. The best price for this journey is $27.71.

Lowest Price$27.71
Journey Duration5 hr 31 min
Connection per Day16
Lowest Price$27.71
Highest Price$200.86
First Departure6:07 AM
Last Departure8:39 PM
Distance184.79 mi
DepartureLyon
ArrivalNice
CarriersTER, TGVMore

Lyon to Nice Train Times

Departure date
Wednesday, Apr 24, 2024

Traveling by train: Lyon to Nice

The average duration of a train journey from Lyon to Nice is 5 hr 31 min. There are approximately 16 trains connecting Lyon and Nice per day. The cheapest train ticket from Lyon to Nice costs around $27.71.

If you're traveling from Lyon to Nice by train, you'll depart from Lyon Part Dieu station. This station is connected to Nice-Ville or Nice-Ferber station. There might not be a direct connection between all the stations in these two locations, but Virail provides you with both direct routes and transfer services that you can take to reach Nice from Lyon. Moreover, remember to arrive 30 minutes before your train departure to ensure optimal boarding conditions.

The transportation is provided by the railway company SNCF, and there are several types of trains you can take, such as TGV INOUI, OUIGO, or TER.

  • TGV is the high-speed intercity rail service in France operated by SNCF. Additionally, SNCF offers TGV INOUI, which provides a standard service with an enhanced customer experience, and OUIGO, which is a budget version. If you prefer OUIGO, you can access additional fixed services for an extra fee.
  • You can access free Wi-Fi service on TER trains (only available on new trains), with the Ouifi or Ouifun option on OUIGO, and depending on the service type you choose, the features of your free Wi-Fi on TGV INOUI trains are more advanced.
  • Power outlets are available for a small additional fee on seat selection in OUIGO, customized according to the service you choose on TGV INOUI, and only modern or commons-usage versions on TER trains.
  • Except for TER trains, you can choose your seats. However, please note that factors influencing seat selection also impact the price.
  • There is no size limit for luggage on TER trains as long as they can be carried individually and fit in the designated luggage spaces on your train. Bicycles can be brought on board for free but without a reservation. OUIGO offers two types of luggage options, including the basic fare. It measures 36 x 27 x 15 cm for two carry-on bags or 36 x 27 x 15 cm for one carry-on bag or 55 x 35 x 25 cm for one carry-on bag. Strollers are included in your ticket. For additional luggage or bulky items such as bicycles, scooters, skis, or musical instruments, you can bring them with you under certain conditions. There is no weight limit for your luggage on TGV INOUI, but you must be able to carry your luggage yourself and label them. You can also bring your bicycle for an additional fee.
  • On OUIGO and TER trains, there is no onboard catering or bar service. Many TGV trains have café cars where you can find snacks or drinks, and on TGV INOUI service, you can order from your seat and have it delivered.

The train between Lyon and Nice is one of the best and most comfortable ways to travel to Nice. Moreover, the train is one of the most sustainable modes of transportation for your journeys. After reaching Nice, the city offers a variety of options for things to do and places to see, ensuring that everyone can enjoy themselves. Take a leisurely walk along the iconic Promenade des Anglais, which stretches along the coastline. (Distance: Located right next to the train station.). You can purchase souvenirs and food at the Flower Market in Cours Saleya and take a stroll through Old Town (Vieux Nice), filled with colorful buildings, narrow alleys, and local shops (distance from Nice-Ville station: 1 kilometer, approximately 12 minutes on foot). You can also experience a cultural performance at the beautiful Nice Opera House, known for its stunning architecture and diverse program of shows. At the Parc de la Colline du Château, you can savor delicious dishes on Rue Jean Médecin, one of the most famous streets with a unique view (distance from Nice-Ville station: 1.5 kilometers, approximately 20 minutes on foot). Catch a concert or live performance at Palais Nikaia, a modern arena that hosts various events throughout the year. (distance from Nice-Ferber station: 2.5 kilometers, approximately 30 minutes on foot). If you have any extra time, take a short boat trip to Sainte-Hélène Island, a small island located just off the coast of Nice. It offers beautiful beaches and a peaceful atmosphere. (distance: accessible by boat from Nice Port). Lastly, do not forget to visit Place Garibaldi, a historic square with Italian-inspired architecture. It's a great spot for people-watching and enjoying a drink at one of the charming cafés. (distance from Nice-Ville station: 1.6 kilometers, approximately 20 minutes on foot).

If you are planning to travel from Lyon to Nice by train, allow us the privilege of aiding you in the meticulous planning of your journey. We check thousands of destinations by train, bus, and plane to assist you in finding the best price. If you want to see the best prices for all modes of transportation between Lyon and Nice, you can browse our convenient price calendar below and find the option that suits your needs.

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Cheap train tickets from Lyon to Nice
Looking for the best deal on a train ticket for your trip? Here are 4 ways to get cheap train tickets from Lyon to Nice.

Book in advance and save

If you're looking for the best deal for your trip from Lyon to Nice, booking train tickets in advance is a great way to save money, but keep in mind that advance tickets are usually not available until 3 months before your travel date.

Stay flexible with your travel time and explore off-peak journeys

Planning your trips around off-peak travel times not only means that you'll be able to avoid the crowds, but can also end up saving you money. Being flexible with your schedule and considering alternative routes or times will significantly impact the amount of money you spend on getting from Lyon to Nice.

Always check special offers

Checking on the latest deals can help save a lot of money, making it worth taking the time to browse and compare prices. So make sure you get the best deal on your ticket and take advantage of special fares for children, youth and seniors as well as discounts for groups.

Unlock the potential of slower trains or connecting trains

If you're planning a trip with some flexible time, why not opt for the scenic route? Taking slower trains or connecting trains that make more stops may save you money on your ticket – definitely worth considering if it fits in your schedule.

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Price as departure date approaches

Train companies may charge higher ticket prices as the date of departure approaches. Prices in the next days can range from around $17.44 to $63.50 but may be subject to change. Our advice is to book as early as possible to potentially save up to 73% on your trip!

Best time to book cheap train tickets from Lyon to Nice

The cheapest Lyon - Nice train tickets can be found for as low as $40.48 if you’re lucky, or $56.10 on average. The most expensive ticket can cost as much as $78.01.

Find the best day to travel to Nice by train

When travelling to Nice by train, if you want to avoid crowds you can check how frequently our customers are travelling in the next 30-days using the graph below. On average, the peak hours to travel are between 6:30am and 9am in the morning, or between 4pm and 7pm in the evening. Please keep this in mind when travelling to your point of departure as you may need some extra time to arrive, particularly in big cities!

Carriers on this route

Find out more about the carriers on this route.

In 2013, the French national railway company SNCF introduced OUIGO to offer budget-friendly TGV travel options. Choose between the lightning-fast OUIGO Grande Vitesse, reaching speeds of 300 km/h, or the more leisurely OUIGO Classique, which offers a nostalgic train ride experience.

SNCF, the French national railway company, offers TER, a comprehensive regional train service. TER (Transport Express Régional) trains connect cities, and villages within regions of France, offering local transportation for commuters and tourists as they explore the regional culture, landscape, and attractions through its vast network of regional routes. TER trains are slower than the high-speed trains but offer a more affordable and comfortable alternative for shorter journeys within the regions.

TGV stands for Train à Grande Vitesse, which translates to a high-speed train. It is a type of high-speed train that operates in France and other parts of Europe. The TGV was first introduced in 1981 and has since become a popular mode of transportation for domestic and international travel. The TGV (Train à Grande Vitesse), now refers to a type of train that can reach a speed of 320km/h on high-speed lines in France. In France and Europe, there are two types of TGV operated by SNCF Voyageurs: the TGV INOUI, which offers a higher level of comfort, and the low-cost TGV OUIGO.

TGV inOui, which replaces traditional TGV services by offering a contemporary upgrade, is a high-speed train service operated by the French National Railways, SNCF that make it easy to explore around 50 destinations in neighboring countries such as Belgium, Germany, and Spain. TGV inOUI is designed to offer more comfort and flexibility to travelers, with features such as spacious seats, Wi-Fi, and catering services. It connects major cities in France and provides a fast, convenient, and comfortable mode of travel.

Ticket types and facilities from Lyon to Nice

Compare the different ticket types and the facilities provided by OUIGO, TER and TGV inOui when traveling from Lyon to Nice.

Standard Class / TGV

OUIGO Grande Vitesse offers a single class, akin to second-class travel, which accounts for its affordable ticket prices. Adult fares start at €10, depending on the destination, while children can travel for €5. Tickets for OUIGO can only be purchased online.
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Standard Class / Classical

OUIGO Train Classique only have one class, which is equivalent to second class travel, which is why ticket prices are cheap. Tickets are available from €10 for adults (depending on destination) and €5 for children, and OUIGO train tickets are only available online.
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Standard

TER train tickets have a fixed "Tarif Normal" fare and are valid for a single journey until midnight the day after validation in platform stamp machines. Some regions may offer off-peak discounts.
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Second Class (The essentials)

For a practical and affordable journey, TGV INOUI has two fares for second class tickets: The Prems Second, an affordable option, and The Second, the classic second class. Both of them can be exchanged and refunded, subject to certain conditions. The Prem's fare tickets are perfect if you're looking for the lowest prices, starting at just 15€ and available for booking up to 4 months in advance.
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First Class (The comfort)

First-class tickets take your journey to the next level, offering enhanced comfort and exclusive benefits, including the option to choose seats in the Quiet Area. Additionally, this ticket offers flexibility for your booking and provides added benefits to Second Class features.
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Business Première (The flexibility)

Business Première offers premium advantages like no-cost exchanges or refunds and exclusive amenities including advanced Wi-Fi and access to Grand Voyageur lounges, all while ensuring flexibility in your booking.
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Facility Description

Find out more about the different facilities available onboard with each carrier on this route.

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You have access WiFi (OUIFI) and delve into the OUIFUN entertainment portal for an added fee.
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On Ouigo trains, only top deck seats in select coaches come with power sockets. Note that these seats come at an additional charge, and the bottom deck lacks sockets altogether.
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OUIGO lets you bring two small hand luggage items or one piece measuring 36 x 27 x 15 cm for free, along with cabin baggage at 55x35x25cm with no weight restrictions. For larger items, a fee of €5 applies for online bookings made in advance, and it goes up to €20 if you pay in-person at the station.
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For travelers with mobility concerns, TGV INOUI offers the 'Accès Plus' service. This provides dedicated assistance from the station directly to the train seat. It is advisable for passengers to contact 'Accès Plus' after securing their tickets and ensure arrangements are made at least 48 hours before the scheduled departure.
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In France, OUIGO's Train classique services provide an at-seat snack service, though this isn't available on the high-speed trains. For those traveling in Spain, a visit to the OUIBAR in coach 4 serves up a variety of beverages and snacks.
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Travel in comfort with all coaches being air-conditioned.
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Planning to bring along bigger items like a bike, scooter, skis, or a musical instrument? If you book online in advance, it's just a €5 fee. But, if you decide to pay at the station, the fee goes up to €20.
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TER trains are currently without WiFi services.
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Modern TER trains come equipped with power sockets.
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TER trains have no restrictions on the size of bags, as long as they are within your personal handling capability and can fit in designated luggage areas.
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Accès TER' offers specialized assistance for passengers with disabilities or reduced mobility, ensuring a seamless travel experience.
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TER trains do not provide onboard catering; consider bringing your refreshments.
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Traveling with a bike on TER trains is free, simply hang it or store it in designated areas on a first-come, first-served basis, booking not available.
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On TGV INOUI trains, enjoy complimentary WiFi access throughout your journey. Whether you're working, replying to emails, or diving into the TGV INOUI entertainment hub, we've got you covered.
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With a Business Première ticket, step into an exclusive coach designed for comfort. It's your silent sanctuary, ideal for both work and relaxation.
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Every seat on TGV inOUI is power-packed! With an outlet at your disposal, you're always charged and ready.
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On TGV INOUI trains, you can bring as much luggage as your arms and legs can carry, but remember to properly label your own luggage. Handbags and small items are best stored either at feet-level or under the seat; heavier pieces should be placed in an available corner of the car or along its central aisle.
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For travelers with mobility concerns, TGV INOUI offers the 'Accès Plus' service. This provides dedicated assistance from the station directly to the train seat. It is advisable for passengers to contact 'Accès Plus' after securing their tickets and ensure arrangements are made at least 48 hours before the scheduled departure.
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Travelers on TGV INOUI can look forward to an assortment of food and beverages. The train service presents a curated selection that promises to cater to diverse palates.
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Stay cool and comfortable. All TGV inOUI trains are air-conditioned, ensuring a pleasant journey, irrespective of the weather outside.
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Booking required for non-foldable bikes (€10) on select TGV INOUI trains, foldable bikes under 130x90cm can travel as hand luggage on any TGV INOUI train, disassembled bikes can be taken without booking if stored in a bike bag under 130x90cm. Aquatic or snowboards, folded scooters, and musical instruments can be taken as hand luggage if they are in a carrying case under 130 x 90 cm.
Services on board TER, TGV and TGV inOui from Lyon to Nice
Compare services on board when travelling from Lyon to Nice by train.
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Lyon to Nice CO2 Emissions by Train

Ecology
Train
20.82kg
Bus
22.3kg
Flight
59.48kg
Car
47.58kg
What are the CO2 emissions from Lyon to Nice by train? The CO2 emissions from taking the train between Lyon and Nice are 20.82kg.
How much CO2 do I save by taking the train between Lyon and Nice? By taking the train between Lyon and Nice you will save 38.66kg CO2 emissions compared to a flight, 1.48kg compared to a bus and 26.76kg compared to a car.

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Frequently Asked Questions

How much is a train ticket from Lyon to Nice?
A train ticket from Lyon to Nice is $91.47. However the price varies depending on how early you buy, and if it's peak time to travel. Occasionally you can find them for as cheap as $27.71.
What's the cheapest train ticket from Lyon to Nice?
The cheapest ticket you can get from Lyon to Nice is $27.71. We recommend booking as early as possible and off-peak hours to get the cheapest ticket possible. Off-peak times are usually from 09:30 to 16:00, and after 19:00.
What's the distance between Lyon and Nice by train?
Lyon to Nice is 184.79 mi.
How long does the train between Lyon and Nice take?
Lyon to Nice is on average 5 hr 31 min. However the fastest option will get you there in 4 hr 5 min.
Which companies operate from Lyon to Nice?
The train journey from Lyon to Nice is covered by 4 operator(s). On Virail you can find these carriers that provide services on this route: TER, TGV, TGV inOui, OUIGO and SNCF.
How many train connections per day go from Lyon to Nice?
Lyon to Nice has 16 connection(s) per day on average.
What time does the first train from Lyon to Nice leave?
The earliest train from Lyon to Nice departs at 6:07 AM. However be sure to check with us the schedule on the day you want to leave as the time may differ.
What time does the last train from Lyon to Nice depart?
The latest train from Lyon to Nice departs at 8:39 PM. However be sure to check with us the schedule on the day you want to leave as the time may differ.
Should I book my ticket from Lyon to Nice in advance?
If you can, we recommend booking your ticket as early as possible to ensure you get better savings. The cheapest train ticket we have found is $27.71 but this may be subject to change depending on the day of travel, hour you wish to depart and how far in advance you book.
How many direct connections depart from Lyon to Nice?
There are on average 4 direct connection(s) from Lyon to go to Nice.
What's the fastest journey time between Lyon to Nice by train?
The fastest journey time by train between Lyon and Nice is 4 hr 5 min.
Is there a direct train from Lyon to Nice?
Yes, there is a direct train between Lyon and Nice.
What are the CO2 emissions for Lyon to Nice by train?
The train journey from Lyon to Nice creates 20.82kg of CO2 emissions.

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