How to get to Cannes

Cannes lies in the heart of the Azur region's action between Monaco and Saint-Tropez, 159km from Marseille and 970km from Paris. It's the perfect base for visiting the sea, mountain (75 min drive to the closest ski resort in the Southern Alps) and countryside all in one day.

By road

The A8 motorway

The A8 "La Provençale" motorway has two exits taking you to Cannes, Cannes-La Bocca (41) and Mougins/Cannes (42), from Aix-en-Provence to the west and Italy to the East.

The Route Napoléon

The Route Napoléon (N85) runs from Golfe Juan to Grenoble through Cannes city centre (rue Bivouac Napoléon), Castellane, Digne, Sisteron and more. It follows the famous route Napoleon and his army took to return to Elba in 1815.

Find out more about the Route Napoléon at:

The former Nationale 7 trunk road (RN7)

The RN7 was nicknamed the "Route des Vacances" (holiday road) and Charles Trénet sang about it in 1955. The 996km road ran from Paris to Menton before it was downgraded and crossed the entire Cannes area from west to east along the seaside. The route is now covered by the 6007 and 6098 regional roads.

By bus

Lignes d'Azur bus network

The bus network is run and funded by the Regional Council and provides inter-city services throughout the area.

The Lignes d'Azur bus network has 60 regular services, 100 school bus services, 250 coaches, 1800 stops and over 10 million annual users.

For information about services and timetables:

  • visit the Lignes d'Azur website: Lignes d'azur
  • or phone to 08 1006 1006
    Mon - Sat, 7am-8pm
    (Service 0,06 €/min + call charge


FlixBus is a long-haul bus company with a wide range of destinations in France and Europe. FlixBus provides several services to and from Cannes.

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By train

The railway enables visitors and locals to reach Cannes and travel from East to West as well as on the North-South line between Grasse and Cannes.

Cannes train stations:

By plane

  • Cannes-Mandelieu Airport is the 2nd biggest business airport in France.
    It covers tourist and business aviation and is just 5 minutes from central Cannes and the Palais des Festivals.
    Officiel website
  • Nice-Côte d'Azur Airport is 25km from Cannes on the motorway.
    It's the 2nd biggest airport in France with over 10 million passengers a year and over 100 destinations to choose from.
    Official website