How to get from Paris to Nice

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from Paris to Nice

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

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To get from Paris to Nice on 24 May we recommend taking a train because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

15:37Paris Gare de Lyon7h00 22:37Nice Ville
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15:37Paris Gare de Lyon7h00 22:37Nice Ville
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07:39Paris Gare de Lyon6h51 14:30Nice Saint-Augustin
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09:07Paris Gare de Lyon6h00 15:07Nice Ville
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09:35Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport4h30 14:05Nice Cote d'Azur Airport
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Travel Information to Nice from Paris

distanceDistance425 miles (685 km)
modeAvailable travel modesCoach, flight or train
priceTicket price range£12 - £95
cheapestCheapest modeCoach • £12 • 12 h 55 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • £95 • 1 h 25 min
carriersPopular travel companiesBlaBlaCar Bus, easyJet or SNCF | Intercités de nuit

Travel 425 miles (685 km) by coach, flight or train from Paris to Nice. If speed is a priority, then a flight is the best option with an average duration of 1 h 25 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a coach is the best option with prices starting as low as £12. The most popular travel providers which serve this journey are BlaBlaCar Bus, easyJet or SNCF | Intercités de nuit among others. Travellers can even take a direct coach, flight or train from Paris to Nice.

How to Travel from Paris to Nice

Paris and Nice are connected by trains, buses, and planes, which cover the distance separating both cities in anything between 1.5 and 17 hours. Must-see's in the City of Light are the Eiffel Tower, the Louvre Museum, and Notre Dame Cathedral, whereas in Nice, the most popular attractions are the Promenade des Anglais and the Old Town.

Train: Trains take 5 hours and 30 minutes to cover this journey. This is a direct trip operated by SNCF using high-speed or TGV trains. Trains depart approximately every hour, although they are less frequent in the evenings. There is also an overnight train with a trip duration of 11 hours. The departure station is Gare du Lyon, and arrival station is Nice Ville.

Bus: Intercity buses operated by Flixbus, IsiLines, and Oui Bus travel between these two French cities from early morning until just before midnight, taking anything from 13 to 17 hours. Coaches depart from Bercy station and arrive at Gare Routiere, in Nice's city centre, although some buses also stop at the airport.

Flight: This journey has a duration under 1 hour and 30 minutes, and planes leave approximately every 1.5-2 hours. This route is served by Air France and easyJet, which run flights departing from Charles de Gaulle and Orly airports, and arriving at Cote d'Azur International airport.

Travelling from Paris to Nice: Travel Tips

  • What is the cheapest way to travel from Paris to Nice? Either by plane or by bus, since there isn't a big price difference when booking in advance.
  • What is the fastest way to travel from Paris to Nice? By plane. Flights take 1 hour and 30 minutes as opposed to buses, which take 13 hours.

Travel Tips: Travel from Paris to Nice

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 Paris to Nice.

You can travel from Paris to Nice 3 different ways: coach, flight or train.

The cheapest way from Paris to Nice is by taking a coach. You can find average ticket prices around £12 compared to other travel options to Nice:

A coach is generally £83 less than a flight for the same trip. A flight costs on average £95 from Paris to Nice.

A coach is generally £22 less than a train for the same trip. A train costs on average £34 from Paris to Nice.

The fastest way to get to Nice from Paris is by flight with an average travel time of 1 h 25 min.

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

In comparison, travelling by coach can take you on average 12 h 55 min.

In comparison, taking a train requires on average 5 h 41 min   of travel time.

Nice is approximately 425 miles (685 km) away from Paris.

The average frequency per day from Paris to Nice is:

  • 5 trains per day.

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

These are the most popular departure and arrival points when travelling from Paris to Nice:

  • Most travellers take a coach from Paris, Quai de Bercy (Bercy Seine) to Nice, Aéroport Terminal 2.
  • Most travellers take a flight from Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport to Nice Cote d'Azur Airport.
  • Most travellers catch their train from Paris Gare de Lyon and arrive in Nice Ville.

If finding a good deal is your main consideration for your trip from Paris to Nice, then we'll help you find the best value travel companies for you:

  • BlaBlaCar Bus can get you to Nice by coach. You can find a good deal for coach tickets with BlaBlaCar Bus from Paris to Nice for £12 on Omio.
  • EasyJet can get you to Nice by plane. You can find a good deal for plane tickets with easyJet from Paris to Nice for £95 on Omio.
  • Travel with SNCF | Intercités de nuit for trains to Nice. If you’re looking for a good deal on tickets, check for SNCF | Intercités de nuit Paris to Nice tickets on Omio for £34.

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

  • You can find direct coaches per day to take to Nice with Flixbus, BlaBlaCar or BlaBlaCar Bus.
  • You can find direct flights per day to take to Nice with easyJet or Air France.
  • You'll find direct train services to Nice with SNCF | Intercités de nuit with around 5 direct trains every day.

As you won't need to change at another stop in between, direct services to Nice tend to save you time and add more convenience, so it's worth paying attention to before you book tickets for this journey.

Many of our customers travelling from Paris to Nice don't make Nice their final stop. Some of the destinations worth visiting after are Milan, Marseille or Barcelona, either of which you could add to your Paris and Nice trip itinerary. Check Omio for the best and cheapest ways to travel from Nice to any of these top destinations today!

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

  • Coach tickets cost on average £12 one way.
  • Plane tickets are costing £95 one way on average.
  • Train tickets cost on average £34 one way.

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

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