How to get from Paris to Nice?

This article is about a travel from Paris to Nice: distance, travel time, stops and cost

Paris to Nice: how to get yourself?

Paris and Nice distance is 960 km and it can be covered by three kinds of transport: train, plane, or car. A high-speed train will run to the destination in 5 hours 36 minutes. Paris to Nice train ticket can be bought for EUR 86. Flights journey time is just 1 hour 25 minutes, and the ticket cost is from EUR 129. As for buses, this kind of transport is the most comfortable for many travellers, but yet it is the most expensive - from EUR 861. The distance between Paris and Nice can be covered by car in 8 hours 40 minutes.

When choosing flights, note that there are only a few journeys a day at Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport. You should add the time of waiting and going through passport control to the travel time, and also plan the trip from Nice Airport to the city. Taxi service (or individual transfer to Nice), though expensive, enables tourists to get to the French Riviera even at night and with no fellow passengers that is quite an important thing. If you prefer train, it is better to buy tickets in advance because there are often good discounts on them. By the way, there is one overnight train journey.

Nice - the capital of the French Riviera

Nice is a paradise for beach lovers. It represents the beauties of the whole French Riviera, that's why many famous people seek to come here, let alone ordinary tourists. It is no surprise because it has everyting needed for comfortbale rest: luxurious hotels (for instance, The Hotel Negresco) and gorgeous buildings and constructions (The St. Nicholas Orthodox Cathedral, the Musee Matisse, the Castle Hill, the Old Town, etc.). For those who love shopping, Nice is a land of promise - there are boutiques and shops for any taste. And after a pleasant walk, you can go to a restaurant where local dishes, mainly fish ones, are served.

Paris Nice train

Paris Nice train
Cost

€95

Waiting time

1 h

Travel time

6 h 16 min

Clients

Couple

Paris Nice train (direct high-speed TGV train) departs from Gare de Lyon railway station in Paris. Its travel time is 5 hours 36 minutes, and the ticket cost is from EUR 86. This train runs until evening, and then it resumes its operation in the morning. There is another train serving this route at night - Intercites de Nuit train. It is also direct and gets to the destination in 11 hours 16 minutes (departing at 9:22 p.m.). This train ticket cost is EUR 160. Train tickets can be bought both online and in a railway ticket office. High-speed trains are well equipped inside: they have roomy cabins and soft and comfortable seats with some tables between them.

Paris Nice train:

TGV train

Timetable:

From 07:19am to 05:19pm (nights train departs at 08:43pm)

Route:

Gare de Lyon railway station in Paris - The central railway station of Nice

Travel time:

6 h 16 min (40 – train to Gare de Lyon, 5 h 36 min – train)

Waiting time:

from 1 h

Comfort level:

Medium: roomy cabin, large windows, coffee tables, comfortable seats with armrests

Cost:

from 95 euro (9 – speed train to Gare, 86 – train)

Clients:

those who prefer to save money, families with no children, travellers with no large luggage, those who know the route, young tourists

How to find Paris to Nice train platform:

The train departs from Gare de Lyon railway station in Paris. To get to it from Charles de Gaulle Airport, you need to take a RER B electric train, get to Les Halles station, and then take a RER A to Gare de Lyon station.

Flights from Paris to Nice

Flights from Paris to Nice
Cost

€129

Waiting time

2-4 h

Travel time

~1,5 h

Clients

Ind.tourist

You can also get from Paris to Nice by air using the services of the Air France carrier or the low-cost EasyJet company. Flights journey time is 1 hour 25 minutes, and the ticket cost is from EUR 128 for EJ and from EUR 200 for AF. Planes depart from Orly Airport and arrive at Nice Cote d'Azur Airport. There are also flights from another airport in Paris - Charles de Gaulle Airport, the ticket cost and the travel time are the same as mentioned above. There are no overnight flights, but there a lot of daytime ones. Note that the distance between Nice Airport and the city is about 7 km, and it can be covered either by bus (30 minutes) or by taxi (10-15 minutes).

Flights from Paris to Nice:

Direct Air France and EasyJet flights

Timetable:

From 06:40am to 09:40pm

Route:

Paris Orly Airport - Nice Cote d'Azur Airport

Travel time:

1 h 55 min (1 h 25 – plane, 30 min – shuttle from Nice Airport)

Waiting time:

1-2 hours between flights

Comfort level:

Medium: roomy cabin, room for luggage, comfortable high seats

Cost:

from 129 euro (from 128-200 – plane, 1 – shuttle to Nice).

Clients:

wealthy tourists, businessmen, young families, aged tourists

How to get from Nice Cote d'Azur Airport to Nice:

You can get to Nice either by bus №23 which departs from Terminal 1 or by express buses №98, 99.

Transfer from Paris to Nice

Transfer from Paris to Nice
Cost

€861

Waiting time

5 min

Travel time

8,5 h

Clients

Family

Getting from Paris to Nice by car can be very long and may take from 8 to 10 hours, but that doesn't belittle other advantages of this kind of transport. Paris to Nice transfer journey cost depends on the car class you choose and starts from EUR 861. When booking a transfer online, you can also add a baby seat, order a Wi-Fi-equipped car or a capacious bus for a group of people.

Timetable:

24/7

Route:

to hotel in Nice or by any adress

Travel time:

8,5 hours depending on the road traffic

Waiting time:

Taxi on the spot: 5-10 minutes,
you don't have to wait for a transfer in a queue of other passengers,
the driver will be waiting for you on time with a nameplate at the exit from Charles de Gaulle Airport arrival area

Comfort level:

Taxi: journey with no stops and no other passengers
Pre-booked transfer: baby seats, air conditioning, request stops, online payment opportunity, help with luggage, a bottle of mineral water as a gift

Cost:

from €861

Clients:

large groups of people, families with children, travellers with large luggage, businessmen, those who arrive at night, aged tourists, those who are in Paris/Nice/France for the first time

How to find a taxistand to Nice at Paris Airport:

The taxistand is opposite the exits from Charles de Gaulle Airport terminal buildings.

How to get from Paris to Nice yourself:

How to get from Paris to Nice

The way from Paris to Nice is long, and it can be covered by one of the three kinds of transport. All of them are direct, yet each of the options has its own peculiarities. It is better to take into account all the nuances in advance and decide what is more important for you: the trip duration or the trip cost, and only then you will be able to get from Paris to Nice without any problems. Have a pleasant journey across the French Riviera!

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