France Travel Planner by Tom Brosnahan & Jane Fisher   Transport for Cannes, France
You need your own jet to fly into Cannes Airport, but trains, buses and car get you there as well, and the Aéroport Nice-Côte d'Azur (ACA) is only 28km (17 miles) away.






Aéroport Cannes Mandelieu, 5 km (3 miles) west of the town center near the seashore, is a general aviation airport without scheduled service. If you have your own plane, fly right in!

The Côte d'Azur's major airport for scheduled flights is the Aéroport Nice-Côte d'Azur (ACA), southwest of Nice (map), and 28 km (17.3 miles) northeast of Cannes, serving both French domestic and international flights.

Trains, buses and taxis can take you from the Nice Airport to Cannes.


SNCF, the French National Railways, operates trains along the Riviera and to other cities and towns in France and the Principality of Monaco.

TGV high-speed trains zoom directly between Nice and Paris, and TER Provence - Alpes - Côte d'Azur regional trains on Line 4 run along the Côte d'Azur coast connecting Mandelieu La Napoule, Grasse, Cannes, Menton, Nice and Ventimiglia.

The Gare de Cannes SNCF is on Avenue Jean Jaurès (map), 500 meters (547 yards) northeast of the Palais des Festivals et des Congrès in the town center, an easy walk of less than 10 minutes.


Lignes d'Azur is the public bus line that connects the 24 towns and cities along the Côte d'Azur. To encourage use of public transport, fares are low: 1.50 per trip in most cases, with a 10-trip pass available for only 10. Their website has a mostly-English version.

Lignes d'Azur Buses 98 and 99 go directly from the terminals at Aéroport Nice-Côte d'Azur to the center of Nice, including the Gare Nice-Ville for you to catch a TER train to Cannes. More...

Ligne 200 is the local bus between Cannes and Nice. Ligne 210 is an express bus by autoroute between Nice and Cannes.


The A8 autoroute passes 6 km (3.7 miles) north of Cannes (map), providing easy access to the town by car. The D6007 départementale highway goes right through the center of Cannes near the shore.

Rental/Hire Cars

If you plan to visit mostly coastal towns, we'd recommend you travel by bus and train rather than rental/hired car because the coastal roads are narrow, heavily-trafficked, and often slow, and parking can be difficult.

If you plan to travel inland (north), buses can take you to many towns, but a rental/hire car may be a convenience for exploring the mountainous hinterland.

Your initial impulse may be to reserve your car for pick-up at the Aéroport Nice-Côte d'Azur, but this is also the impulse of most other visitors, so getting through the paperwork at the airport may take more than an hour, especially in the warm months.

If possible, reserve your car for pick-up at a town location in Nice or Cannes, then travel there from the airport by train, bus or taxi.

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Gare de Cannes SNCF, Cannes, Côte d'Azur, France 

Gare de Cannes SNCF.





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