Getting Cannes from Nice, France

Travel information for Nice & Cannes, France

The French, Cote d'Azur is synonymous with glamour, gloss and grandeur. French riviera is the red carpet at the Cannes Film Festival, home to royalty, blue waters, verdant hills and a lifestyle. Cannes was definitely more chic than Nice. It has more of that resort feel and the shopping in Rue d'Antibes in Cannes much more stylish. Both Nice and Cannes are located on the Mediterranean coast of the South of France.

The distance Cannes from Nice cote d azur is 42.13km. The route between Nice to Cannes is a very popular one for both locals and tourists. There are several ways of traveling to Cannes from Nice, or back. All the options are a good idea, because sometimes the one you first thought of is not the best option for your situation.

Nice Airport to Cannes:

There is no airport in Cannes French riviera. The nearest airport is in Nice. Nice Côte d'Azur Airport (Aéroport Nice Côte d'Azur) located seven km (4mile) west of Nice.Distance from Cannes to Nice Airport 39.53km.

From UK to Nice fly EasyJet, British Airways, British Midlands and Globespan.

Cannes taxi:

Drive time:1h

Cannes Car:

The A8 autoroute is the easiest way to access Nice either from the Cannes. From Paris, the journey takes about 8 hours and access is available via the A8 Estérel motorway, which leads directly to the city of Cannes. The obvious way to Cannes from the A8 Cannes/Grasse exit is often extremely slow. The N98 parallels the coast and is the winding scenic drive connecting Nice with Cannes, Monaco. Another way down to the coast is to go to Vallauris and descend to the coast on the D135 and then turn right  when you get to the N7. But in summer finding somewhere to park can be difficult. The best thing you can do in these situations is to leave the car in a parking on the outskirts of the city and then walk into the city. So the trains offer you a great alternative way of getting from Nice to Cannes.

Nice Car Hire: Because of the high costs of a taxi ride Cannes from Nice, it can be cost effective to hire car Cannes if you are only staying a few days. Car hire in Nice would give a lot more flexibility. You can hire car nice airport even sport car.

Nice Cannes Train:

There is no railway station in the airport. It is about 15 minutes walk from Terminal 1 at Nice Airport to Nice St Augustin on the 23 bus. The nearest station St Laurent du Var is about a 40 minute walk from the airport. There are two trains an hour and it takes about half an hour. The local TER stopping trains which serve the main Riviera towns between Cannes and Ventimiglia across the border in Italy, including the daily commute to Monaco. The TER (region train) runs from Nice (gare de Nice) and Cannes (gare de Cannes-la-Bocca) in 35- 42 min. And TGV runs from  Nice Ville and Cannes Gare in 25 min. From Paris you can take TGV a high-speed train to Marseilles and then another train to Cannes.

The trains operate daily between Cannes and Paris, Barcelona, Milan and Genoa. From Paris to Cannes you can take TGV taking about five hours.

Bus From Nice to Cannes:

Travel time: about 50 min, The buses go twice an hour.

The number 210 Cannes Xpress goes from Nice airport Terminal 1 and 2 to Cannes Hotel de Ville. Bus no 210 rides on the highway. Bus number 200 goes from Nice to Cannes. However, it makes a lot of stops and the exact time of travel depends on exactly from where you are departing and arriving.

Cannes boat:

Nice Airport Cannes can be easily reached by boat is for up to twelve people.

 Ferry Nice:

Ferries Nice crossings are available to the Port ferry to Nice from Bastia and Calvi in Corsica. From Bastia, the journey time is from 4 h45 min on speed ferries and 3 h40 on express ferries. A speedy water ferry that shuttles passengers to and from St Tropez. The journey lasts two hours. You can take the ferry from England to France, with routes including Dover to Calais and Portsmouth to Roscoff, and head south to the Côte d’Azur, but the journey will be over 12 hours.

Helicopter Nice:

Cannes Private Airport: Cannes – Mandelieu Airport is located 8km (5 miles) west of Cannes.

This services operates in the Mediterranean during the summer. Fastest and glamourous way to reach Cannes only 7 minutes helicopter flight from Nice International Airport direct to the Palais des Festival.

There are also regulars flights (shuttles) by Nice Helicopters from Cannes .

Limousine nice: you can choose among 4 vehicles categories and take even the Phantom Rolls Roys with bodyguard on demand.

Then direct train from Nice to Cannes, LaBocca is a very easy and frequent ride. The cheapest way from Airport to Cannes is the 200 bus from Terminal 1, but typically takes two hours during which you will likely have to stand.