Final Destination: Nice
All trains also call at: Marseille where they reverse direction.
The Corsican Ferries depart from the Gare Maritime and bus line 3 (direction Mourillion) links the station to the ferry port; the buses are frequent during the day and the journey only takes 10 mins.
3 x trains per day
Up to four other connections per day as possible if you are prepared to change trains.
So our recommendation is to make sure you're not targeting only the direct trains, when looking up this journey on the ticketing websites.
Book early and save: Yes
Online bookings usually open: up to 6 months ahead of the travel date - but bookings can open sooner when SNCF is running a promotion
Expect to pay more for this journey between the beginning of June and mid-September, particularly if you will be travelling on a Friday or Saturday.
Seats will automatically be assigned when booking tickets for this journey, but rail pass users will need to be pay a reservation fee prior to boarding -more info is available on our guide to using rail passes in France.
There are also other alternative connections between Lyon and Toulon that involve changing trains at Marseille St Charles, but taking the direct trains is generally cheaper.
|Ticket Provider||Approximate Cost|
|SNCF Connect||from €29|
|Rail Europe||from €29|
The alternative Ouigo connections:
If you are happy to:
there are now also two daily Ouigo departures between Lyon and Toulon.
This a journey of two distinct phases, between Lyon and the suburbs of Marseille, the trains will travel at up to 285 km/h on the high speed line.
Then between Marseille and Toulon from the right of the train (when facing the direction of travel) there are some sea views as the train nears Toulon.
These trains will reverse direction on departure from Marseille St Charles.
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