How to Get to Cannes From Nice

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Cannes is one of my favorite cities in the South of France.

Its charming architecture, wonderful restaurants, and stunning beaches make it an ideal destination for a weekend getaway.

And, lucky for me, it is very easy to get to Cannes from Nice, where I live.

In this guide, I’ll be walking you through all the different transportation options to get from Nice to Cannes.

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Best ways to get from Nice to Cannes

Here are the best ways of getting to Cannes from Nice.

You might also enjoy our post Nice vs Cannes: Which is Better to Visit?, where we compare the two cities.

1) By train

Taking the train is by far the easieast and most convenient way to get from Nice to Cannes. The journey takes just 30 minutes and departs every half hour or hour depending on the time of day. The cost per ticket is around 10€ each way, making it a great value for the convenience.

To take the train from Nice to Cannes, head to the Gare SNCF Nice-Ville station, which is located just outside of the city center. From there, you can buy tickets and board the train to Cannes.

If you want, you can also buy the tickets ahead of time in Omio.

2) By bus

The other main option for getting from Nice to Cannes is by bus.

The most common line is the public bus line 200. It departs from Nice Airport and goes all the way to Cannes after first stopping in Antibes.

The journey takes about 1 hour and 20 minutes, depending on traffic. You can buy tickets online or at a ticket vending machine at the bus station for around 1,50€ one way.

Even though the price is a bargain, personally, I find the bus to be less convenient than taking the train as it is slower and more prone to traffic delays.

3) By Car

If you want to take a scenic drive along the coastline, renting a car is another way to get from Nice to Cannes. The drive takes around 45 minutes without traffic.

You’ll need to make sure you have an international driver’s license or equivalent, and it’s also recommended to get car insurance when renting a car.

You can rent a car either at the Nice Airport or in town through rental companies such as Avis, Hertz, or Europcar.

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4) By Taxi or Ride-sharing Service

Finally, you can take a taxi from Nice to Cannes. The approximate cost for the journey would be around 100€ depending on traffic conditions. I usually only take this option if I need to get somewhere quickly, as it is much more expensive than taking the train or bus.

Since Uber came to France, you can now also take an UberX or other ridesharing service from Nice to Cannes. This tends to be cheaper than taking a taxi, while still being more expensive than the train or bus.

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Things to do in Cannes

Once you get to Cannes, you’ll find that there is plenty of things to do.

Read: 22 Perfect Day Trips from Cannes, France

These are some of my favorites:

1- Walking along La Croisette

One of the most popular activities for tourists is strolling along La Croisette, a palm-tree-lined esplanade with luxury boutiques and restaurants.

2- Grabbing a coffee by the port

For a more laid-back activity, head to the port and grab a cup of coffee while admiring the boats and yachts.

3- Exploring the Old Town

Le Suquet is Cannes’ charming old town, full of narrow alleys dotted with colorful buildings and small restaurants. It’s definitely worth exploring for an afternoon!

4- Relaxing on one of Cannes’ beaches

No trip to Cannes would be complete without spending a day at the beach. Grab some lunch and a drink at one of Cannes’ beach restaurants and enjoy the Mediterranean sun!

Read: Île Sainte-Marguerite, the best day trip from Cannes

5- Admire Église Notre-Dame d’Espérance

Cannes’ beautiful church, Église Notre-Dame d’Espérance, is a great place to admire French architecture and get some peace and quiet.

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Where to stay in Cannes

If you plan on spending the night in Cannes, make sure to book in advance. Here are some of the best places to stay in Cannes:

1- Hôtel Martinez, in The Unbound Collection by Hyatt

Grand Hyatt offers luxurious rooms and suites with views over La Croisette, as well as a terrace restaurant and bar.

2- Hôtel Barrière Le Majestic Cannes

For an unforgettable stay, book a suite at Hotel Barrière Le Majestic. This 5-star hotel is ideally located on La Croisette and boasts multiple restaurants and bars.

3- B&B Villa Du Roc Fleuri

Villa Du Roc Fleuri is a cozy bed and breakfast located in the hills overlooking Cannes. Here you can enjoy stunning views, an outdoor pool, and a relaxing atmosphere.

For more options, read our guide to the best hotels in Cannes.

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Conclusion: How to get to Cannes from Nice

That’s a wrap!

I hope this guide has been helpful in giving you an overview of how to get from Nice to Cannes, as well as some ideas for things to do once you get there!

I’m sure you’ll have a fantastic time visiting this beautiful city.

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About Me

Camila Neves

Nice to meet you! My name is Cami and I am a full-time traveler and foodie. I live in Nice in the South of France and this blog is where I share my impressions and travel secrets.

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