Train Lyon → NiceFrom AU$ 39
- Departure station : Lyon part dieu (5, Place Charles Béraudier 69003 Lyon)
- Arrival station : Nice ville (Avenue Thiers BP 1463 6008 Nice cedex 1)
travellers in 2015
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Main stations in Lyon and Nice
Lyon Part Dieu Train Station
Address: 5, Place Charles Béraudier 69003 LyonOpening hours: Monday to Wednesday : 5:15am to 10pm
Thursday to Friday: 5:15am to 11pm
Saturday: 5:15am to 10pm
Sunday: 5:15am to 11pm Trains operating in and from this station:
High speed trains (TGV), Intercity trains, Regional trains (TER)
SNCF rail agents, Lost and found, Police station, Lockers, Information Point, Toilets, Luggage storage, Wi-Fi Internet, ATM and Phone cabins.
Nice Ville Train Station
Address: Avenue Thiers BP 1463 6008 Nice cedex 1Opening hours: Monday to Friday: 5am to 12:30am
Saturday and Sunday: 5am to 12:30am
Public holidays: 5am to 12:30am
Trains operating in and from this station:
High speed trains (TGV), Regional trains (TER)
SNCF rail agents, Assistance for disabled persons and junior travellers, Lost and found, Police station, Tourist Information Point, Toilets, Luggage storage, Wi-Fi Internet, ATM and Phone cabins.
Travel inspiration in Lyon and Nice
Besides being known for its culinary and architectural heritage, Lyon is also renowned for its effervescent cultural scene. You can enjoy a show in the beautiful National Opera which offers prestigious ballets all year round.
Situated on the shores of the Mediterranean, Nice has the insolent charm of southern cities. With its outstanding light and mild, sunny climate that contributes to its international reputation, Nice is a combination of sea, city and mountains. Combining history, architecture, artistic creations, world-known events and leisure activities, Nice offers much more than just the basics. Its many labels and Appellations d’Origine Protégée mean that you can expect a certified level of quality to ensure that your stay is a success. There’s the Cuisine Niçoise label, the Famille Plus label and the international Gay Comfort label!
Reviews & ratings Lyon - Nice
We had the tickets, but I was concerned that I had to do more with them, get them stamped or something, but information told me I was good to just board and use them. With these trains, you just wait in the area near the platforms (voies) and wait until the boards show which one your train will board from. Then there is a mad rush as everyone heads down a platform and onto a train. If you're coach 12, that can be a long way down the platform. Good smooth travel, quiet and fast.
We enjoyed the trip though we left a bit late due to some troubles elsewhere on the line. Apart from this train travel in France, and this trip in particular, was good. Our only complaint would be that there doesn't seem to be quite enough room for cases for people who have a case or two that they are travelling with.
Another great TGV ride. Smooth and on-time. Could look at bigger baggage areas, especially during tourist/holiday season.
The train was comfortable and clean. It was a convenient way to travel.
Trains were horribly crowded and smelly for the price we paid.
We found the TGV service very good once we had located the area we need to validate our pass. Our next challenge was to take our luggage to the upstairs platform. None of that was too difficult although taxing due to lack of lift facilities that we could locate easily. We manage all of it but we very disappointed to find that we were upstairs and had to leave our luggage downstairs in the corridor. I realise that tickets are allocated automatically - however, I am sure that one should be able to choose where one wants to sit - downstairs for instance if with heavy luggage.
Although we found the TGV comfortable, access to the carriages was difficult as we had to lift our luggage down into the carriage. There was minimal room to store large suit cases on the lower levels which required them to he carried up stairs to the upper level which was difficult and potentially dangerous. It appeared that the carriages were designed for domestic travellers and not for tourists or overseas travellers who may be carrying a number of large suit cases. The platforms at Nice Ville railway station were not designed for tourists or overseas travellers as suit cases had to be carried up and down stairs by hand which was very difficult and potentially dangerous. I would probably not use the TGV again for the reasons stated above.