How to get from Nice Airport to Cannes
There are three transport methods available to take you on the short journey between Nice Cote d'Azur Airport and Cannes. The most comfortable and quickest option is by hiring a Nice airport taxi, however it is quite expensive at around 80€, taking approximately 30 minutes. The train is another option, costing around €5.90 and taking about 50 minutes (including the transfer to train station). Finally, there is an express bus service from the airport which takes around 45 minutes and costs 22€. Welcome Pickups offers meet and greet services and a friendly introduction to Nice at the same price as a regular taxi. Click here to see the cost.
Comparison of the options
| OPTION|| PRICE|| DURATION|| AVAILABILITY|
| Taxi || €80|| 30min|| 24/7|
| Welcome Pickups || €68|| 30min|| 24/7|
| Bus || €44|| 45min|| 08:00–20:00|
| Train || €11.80|| 50min|| 05:00–23:00|
How to get from Nice Airport to Cannes by taxi
Taxis are the best and most efficient method of reaching Cannes from Nice Airport, especially if you are short on time and have luggage with you. The route is very popular and therefore there are plenty of Nice airport taxis willing to take you there. The journey is relatively quick, taking only around 30 minutes if there is light traffic.
Taxi fare from Nice Airport to Cannes
Taxis for this route are not at a fixed fare but rather operate on a meter, so your journey cost is subject to traffic conditions. You can expect to pay around 80€ for the journey, but other things such as night rates, public holidays and weekends can all have an effect on the cost.
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Comfortable, spacious and quick, taxis are the best option for those who do not want to have 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.
Due to the popularity of Cannes, especially during big events like the Film Festival, taxis can up their prices by a lot. Make sure you are aware of the cost and don't get caught out.
Taxis along this route will expect a tip/gratuity of around 5€.
Always have enough cash on you - many cabs don't have card readers or will claim they are 'broken'.
Tell the driver to go along the coast for the best views.
How to get from Nice Airport to Cannes by bus
There are two bus options to get you from Nice airport to Cannes, and the best is the Express Bus Service bus no. 210. It is a little pricier than the public bus but is much faster as the journey takes only 45 minutes via the 210.
The public bus number 200 is much slower as there are more stops, therefore the journey can take up to 90-minutes, traffic dependent. This is a cheap option but not good for time-sensitive holiday-makers.
How much is the bus from Nice Airport to Cannes?
The Express Bus Service will cost 22€ pp, under 26's can travel for 16.50€ and under 12's pay only 5€. Tickets can be purchased from the bus ticket windows directly from the driver, or online.
For the public bus, the price is 1.50€, and these tickets can be purchased on the bus from the driver. Buy from the ticket window if you want a booklet of a few passes.
There can be up to a half-hour wait for the bus.
The Express bus is available 08:00am - 08:00pm daily, the 200 line works 6am-9pm with limited night services.
Where do I get it from?
Follow the signs out of the arrivals of terminals 1 and 2 for the Xpress Shuttle; 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.
The bus is a good option for those who wish to save some money on their journey, especially if they take the public bus. The risk is little space for luggage and the buses can be few and far between, meaning extra wait time. Best for those with light luggage and time to spare.
You can grab a deal for a return journey on the express (33€) or for a group of 4 (66€).
Tickets are purchased for the day and do not guarantee a place on the bus; if it is full, you will have to wait.
The bus arrives at the Port in Cannes, so you may need to find alternative transport if your hotel is not within walking distance from this area.
It is possible to purchase packs of 15 tickets for the public buses, but these are not eligible to use on the express services.
How to get from Nice Airport to Cannes by train
There is no train line that is available from the airport, so in order to get the train you will first need to travel to Nice-St Augustin Station from the airport. This is walkable (around 15 minutes), or the bus no. 99 will go past this stop (note that you will need to pay 6€ for this, so if you can walk it is much cheaper!). The train journey will take around 35 minutes.
How much is the train from Nice Airport to Cannes?
The train is a reasonable price, at only around 5.90€ for a standard ticket (it may even be cheaper if purchased online in advance).
If you take the bus to the station, you may pay a bit more.
Train tickets are available at the airport from the transportation tickets office at the bus station at Gate AO at Terminal 1 or at Terminal 2, Arrivals level Gate A2 or at the train station.
There can be up to a 30 minute wait for a train.
Trains are available between 05:00am - 11:00pm.
Where do I get it from?
You will need to leave Nice Airport (by foot is the best method) and walk for around 15 minutes from the airport to reach Nice-St Augustin Station. All the TER train services will leave from this station. Check tickets online first to see operating times for the service 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.
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.
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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If you feel more relaxed knowing that somebody is waiting for you, you may as well book a Welcome Pickups transfer. As soon as you arrive at the airport you will be greeted by your driver. He will be waiting for you at the terminal of your arrival with a sign that has your name on it. Your driver will help you out with your luggage and together you will make your way to the vehicle. While he is driving you to your accommodation, the driver can give you some tips and recommendations on what to do during your holidays in Nice. Our drivers are hand-picked and speak fluent English. No need to worry about miscommunication issues that you may face with the local taxi drivers regarding your destination. Relax and enjoy your ride.
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