Getting Around, Cannes Travel, Transport and Car Rental

(Cannes, Alpes-Maritimes, Provence-Alpes-Cote d'Azur, France)

Bird-eye picture showing the coastal roadThe best way to travel around Cannes is to use local bus transport or taxis. Alternatively, many of Cannes' major attractions can be reached on foot.

If you're planning to travel further afield, then Cannes also has good transport links to nearby towns and cities, as well as most major cities throughout Europe. Bus transport from Cannes regularly provides a cheap way to travel to neighbouring locations such as Grasse (30 minutes), Marseille (two hours), Nice (25 minutes) and St. Raphael (30 minutes), which in turn connects both St. Tropez and Toulon.

Different view of the road

Nice Cote d'Azur Airport (NCE) / Arriving by Air

Address: Nice Cedex 3, F-06281, France, FR
Whilst the nearest airport, Aeroport Cannes Mandelieu, is only 6 km / 3 miles from the centre of Cannes, this is reserved for small, mostly private planes. Most visitors to the Côte d'Azur choose to arrive at the main airport in nearby Nice. This international airport offers two passenger terminals at Nice Airport with many travel facilities, including banks, restaurants, gift shops, cafes and bars. A number of train and bus services operate cheap and efficient services from the airport to Cannes centre. In addition, many hotels around Cannes provide free shuttle transport from the airport to their own establishments. A convenient, although more expensive, option is to take a taxi.

Nice Cote d'Azur Airport (NCE) Guide

Picture showing the road next to La Croisette

Car Rental

Hiring a car gives visitors the freedom to travel to nearby towns and villages in comfort. There are a number of car rental companies situated at Nice Côte d'Azur Airport. These include Avis, Budget, Europcar, Hertz, Sixt, and National Citer.

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A good TGV and local rail service operate to Cannes. The line goes east towards Nice, Monaco and Italy, west towards Marseille and all destinations within France. The station is located on Rue Jean Jaurés.

Photo of La Croisette and cars

Buses and Coaches

Buses are the main form of public transport in Cannes. Services are operated by several bus companies, such as Bus Azurm, stopping at destinations throughout the two, including Cannes' two bus stations at the 'gare routiere' by the train station and the old port. Single fare tickets can be purchased on boarding the bus, although it's more economical to buy multiple journey books of tickets or passes. Electric bus transport operates around central Cannes and this service goes by the name of 'É-lo'.


Regulated taxis are readily available across the city. Taxis can be hailed from ranks at various locations throughout Cannes, including its rail station. They can also be booked in advance by telephone, although this attracts a pick-up charge.