How to Reach Cannes, France: Transportation Modes

The city of glitz and glamour- with its almost incomparable promenade, chic boutiques, high-end couture shops, luxury yachts, fancy restaurants, and annual film festival- Cannes is a place to be for the rich and famous… and also for the rest of us. To help travelers on getting to this classic but cosmopolitan city in the Côte d’Azur, Iconic Riviera creates this guide as a primer for different modes of transportation in the city of Cannes.


Nice-Côte d'Azur airport

The main international airport is the Nice-Côte d’Azur. It is France’s second airport that has services from numerous international airlines. It has scheduled flights from all major European cities, North Africa, and some American cities. Its location is about 28 km (17.3 miles) of Cannes on the Northeast. Many visitors to Cannes arrive at Terminals 1 and 2.

Near the seashore on the west of the town center is the Aéroport de Cannes-Mandelieu. It is a general aviation facility that accommodates services without schedules. Private planes are welcome to aboard.


From the north of Cannes, the easily accessible means using cars is through the A8 Autoroute. It is in the north of the city and has many accesses to it. Also, on the Aéroport de Cannes-Mandelieu is the D6007 départmentale highway.


Lignes d'Azur bus

Lignes d’Azur buses serve as links from the airport to Cannes. It is the public bus line that connects most cities and towns along Côte d’Azur. Numerous bus companies provide an efficient public transport system in the city. It includes STU de Cannes Bus Azur, CTM Cannes La Bocca, and Beltrame. The schedules of their buses are every 15 minutes. tickets are available on the bus or at the bus stations. The central bus station is on Place Bernard Cornut Gentille next to the Town Hall.

  • From the Nice-Côte d’Azur airport, you should take the express Bus # 210 to reach the city via the autoroute. The route is Cannes- Le Cannet- Nice airport.
  • Bus # 200 is the local bus that runs between Cannes and Nice. The route is Cannes- Antibes– Cagnes-sur-Mer- Nice.
  • Take Bus # 23 from the bus bay 6 and drop by the bus stop Gare SNCF Saint-Augustine if you wish to continue traveling using the train.
  • Bus Azur provides local bus services.


Gare de Cannes (train station)

The SNCF is the primary providers of all the rail services in the city of Cannes and all over the French Riviera. The central station of the city is Gare de Cannes. This train station is in the Center Ville (town center) area on Avenue Jean Jaurès. It is also in the northeast of the Palais des Festivals. The view on the train is excellent as the rail runs adjacent to the beach.

  • The TER train that run on line 4 runs adjacent to the coast of Côte d’Azur connecting Mandelieu La Napoule, Grasse, Cannes, Nice, and Ventimiglia.
  • TVG to the Gare de Cannes is accessible from the major cities of France, including Paris, Toulouse, Marseilles, Lyin and Nice.
  • You can reach Cannes via train from Gare SNCF Saint-Augustine. Trains run every 30 minutes.


The Vieux Port of Cannes
The Vieux Port of Cannes

On the west side of the Port of Cannes is where cruise ships anchor and tender passengers. The Vieux Port (Old Port) is on the west of Cannes between the castle and the Palais des Festivals.

Have a grand vacation in Cannes!

Please also visit this France’s Cannes tourism website and the City of Cannes Official Website.

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