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How to get from Nice Airport to Cannes

Four transport methods are available to take you on the short journey from Nice Airport to Cannes; by taxi, private transfer, bus or train. The most comfortable and quickest option is by airport taxi, however, it is the most expensive option at around €85, but takes just 30 minutes.

The train is another choice but it is the only non-direct option, costing around €5.90 with a trip duration of 50 minutes. Finally, there is a bus service from the airport which takes around 45 minutes and costs €19.

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Comparison of the options

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Taxi €85 30min 24/7
Bus €38 45min 08:00–20:00
Train €11.80 50min 05:00–23:00

How to get from Nice Airport to Cannes by taxi

Taking a taxi from Nice Airport to Cannes is the most efficient way to get to the home of the famous Cannes Film Festival, especially if you are short on time and have luggage with you. The route is very popular and there are plenty of local taxis at the airport willing to take you there. The journey is relatively quick, taking only around 30 minutes in light traffic.

Taxi fare from Nice Airport to Cannes

Taxis to and from the airport operate at a fixed rate for intercity journeys, such as the Nice Airport to Cannes route. The fixed fare for this route is €85, but the fare may be subject to change due to night rates, public holidays and weekends.

For competitive prices and no hidden fees, you can pre-book your private transfer from Nice Airport to Cannes with a trusted company like Welcome Pickups.



Trip Duration

30 Min.

*Price is subject to change unless booked in advance.

Value for Money

Taxis are available 24/7 from Nice Airport.

Where do I get it from?

Taxis are available outside terminals 1 and 2. You can follow the signs for the taxi ranks, which will take you to entrance A3.


Comfortable, spacious and quick, taxis are the best option for those who don’t want to deal with the hassle of public transport. Even better, taxis provide door-to-door service, so there’s no need to worry about getting to your hotel from your drop-off point.

Editor’s Note

Due to the popularity of Cannes, especially during big events like the Film Festival, taxis can up their prices significantly. Make sure you are aware of the cost and don't get caught out.

Useful Tips

Taxis along this route will expect a tip of around €5.
Always have enough cash on you - many cabs don't have card readers or will claim they are 'broken'.
You can request that your driver takes you along the coast for the best views.

How to get from Nice Airport to Cannes by bus

There are two options if you want to take the bus from Nice Airport to Cannes; Bus 81 (Lignes Express) and Bus 620 (Lignes Proximite).

Bus 81 leaves directly from Terminals 1 and 2 and stops at Cannes SNCF Station and Le Cannet (Place Benidorm), taking approximately 45 minutes. Bus 620 is a public bus, which means you’ll need to walk to the Aeroport Promenade stop just outside of Terminal 1, across the main road and will take over an hour to reach your destination.

How much is the bus from Nice Airport to Cannes?

The bus is a relatively cheap choice for your transfer from Nice Airport to Cannes. A one-way Lignes Express ticket for Bus 81 to Cannes costs €19. A ticket for Bus 620 costs just €2.10 for a single ticket and is valid on all Lignes Proximite buses, lines 100-9999.

Tickets can be purchased from the driver on board the bus, from ticket machines at the airport, or online.



Trip Duration

45 Min.

There can be up to a half-hour wait for the bus.

Value for Money

Line 81 is available from 08:00 to 22:00 daily. Line 620 runs between 05:55 and 21:45.

Where do I get it from?

Follow the signs in Terminals 1 and 2 for Bus 81; you should pass the ticket windows before reaching the bus stop.

The public bus is available at Terminal 1 – follow the signs and cross through the parking lot to get to the road, and you should see it across the road. You’ll need to go from Terminal 1, so if you’re in Terminal 2, take the shuttle to get across to the correct terminal.


Transferring from Nice Airport to Cannes by bus is a good option for those who wish to save some money on their journey, especially if you decide to take the public bus. The risk is little space for luggage and the buses can be few and far between, meaning extra wait time.

Bus 81 is the best option as you can decide which stop is more convenient for you to get off at in Cannes, plus the journey is shorter. However, the cost of taking the public bus is cheaper than the direct bus.

Editor’s Note

You can grab a deal for travelling in groups, such as €5 for 4 people or €8.40 for 8 people.

Useful Tips

Tickets are purchased for the day and do not guarantee a place on the bus; if it is full, you will have to wait.
Lignes Proximite tickets are not valid on express services.
If you buy your bus ticket from the driver, there's a €0.40 surcharge.
For Lignes Proximite rides, you can save money if you're travelling in groups of 3-8, or buy 10 voyages at once - which will save you 50%-80%. 

How to get from Nice Airport to Cannes by train

There is no direct train from Nice Airport to Cannes, so to get the train you will first need to travel to Nice-St Augustin Station from the airport. You can walk it in 15 minutes or take the free tram from Terminal 2 or 1 to Grand Arenas and it’s just a short walk from there. You can take any tram departing from the airport (L2 or L3). Once on the TER train, the journey will take around 35 minutes.

How much is the train from Nice Airport to Cannes?

To travel by train from Nice Airport to Cannes, you’ll pay just €5.90, which is by far the cheapest option.

TER train tickets are available from the ticket offices at the airport. Either from the bus station outside Gate A3 for Terminal 1, from Gate A2 for Terminal 2, or at the train station. You can also purchase tickets online in advance. However, it is usually best to pre-purchase tickets at the airport booths rather than at the station as this can be cheaper and take less time.



Trip Duration

50 Min.

There can be up to a 30-minute wait for a train.

Value for Money

Trains are available between 05:00-23:00.

Where do I get it from?

You will need to leave Nice Airport and walk for around 15 minutes to reach Nice-St Augustin Station. All the TER train services will leave from this station. You can also grab the L2 or L3 Tram from Terminal 1 or 2 straight to the station. We suggest checking tickets online first to see operating times and lines for services to Cannes.


Trains are fast, cheap and less hassle than buses, but the service does not leave from the airport, meaning that you will have to make an extra transit to the station. This can cost time or money, which can be annoying after a long flight.

Editor’s Note

Buying TER Train tickets from the bus ticket window at the airport may be a bit easier than purchasing once you get to the station.

Useful Tips

Trains are a bit easier than buses as they tend not to overfill, so there is much more room.
The train service is a good option for those arriving early or late as the hours are much longer and the service not much more expensive.

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Frequently asked questions

How far is Nice Airport to Cannes?

The airport in Nice is located 26.8 km from the city centre of Cannes, taking around 30 minutes by car.

How much will a taxi cost from Nice Airport to Cannes?

Taxis from Nice Airport to Cannes are expensive compared to public transport, but they are much more comfortable. The taxis charge a fixed rate of €85 for this journey but this can change during nights, weekends and holidays.

For unbeatable prices with no extra charges, pre-book a private transfer with Welcome Pickups and make the most of our fully personalised services, 24/7 customer support and the convenient use of our mobile app.

How many transport options are available from Nice to Cannes?

There are four transport options available from Nice Airport to Cannes centre, however, the only direct routes available are by bus, taxi or private transfer, as you will need to first transfer to an off-site station to take the train to Cannes.

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