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Travelling by Train from Cannes to Paris

Over 400 miles separate the stunning French cities of Cannes and Paris, but that distance will fly by when you travel on a high-speed TGV or OUIGO train service. Operated by SNCF – the main train company in France – these trains offer plenty of onboard conveniences like free WiFi access and power sockets.

While it may be quicker to fly, taking the train is a much more convenient and eco-friendly option. Arriving into Gare de Lyon station in Paris, you’re already in the heart of the city so there’s no need to worry about airport transfers or high priced taxis to your final destination – instead you can enjoy instant access to all of the breath-taking beauty of the City of Lights, seeing sights like the Eiffel Tower and Arc de Triomphe with ease.

Want to learn more about the journey from Cannes to Paris? Keep reading for FAQs, train times and ticket prices.

Cannes to Paris Gare de Lyon by train

It takes an average of 8h 7m to travel from Cannes to Paris Gare de Lyon by train, over a distance of around 428 miles (688 km). There are normally 14 trains per day travelling from Cannes to Paris Gare de Lyon and tickets for this journey start from €0.50 when you book in advance.
Journey timeFrom 5h 13m
PriceFrom €0.50
Distance428 miles (688 km)
Frequency14 trains per day
First train07:24
Last train19:48
Departure stationCannes
Arrival stationParis Gare de Lyon
ChangesDirect trains available
Train and bus operatorsOUIGO, BlaBlaCar Bus, SNCF, Flixbus, BlaBlaBus

Cannes to Paris Gare de Lyon train times

Check out the next trains departing from Cannes to Paris Gare de Lyon for Tuesday 3rd August 2021. For the full train timetable/schedule, or to search for a later time or date, click here.
DepartsArrivesDuration
09:24 15:01 5h 37m, direct
10:24 15:37 5h 13m, direct
11:24 17:01 5h 37m, direct
11:36 18:31 6h 55m, 2 changes
12:52 19:30 6h 38m, 1 change
14:46 20:37 5h 51m, direct
15:24 20:55 5h 31m, direct
16:24 21:38 5h 14m, direct
16:54 07:16 14h 22m, 1 change
18:49 06:55 12h 6m, direct

TGV, OUIGO, SNCF and Intercités trains from Cannes to Paris Gare de Lyon

You can travel from Cannes to Paris Gare de Lyon on TGV, OUIGO, SNCF and Intercités trains. When you search for times and tickets, we might also show you some other options with multiple connections or operators if they’re available.

PhotoErmell, under licence CC BY-SA 3.0

TGV is the high-speed train service of the SNCF company. It connects the major cities of France at speeds of up to 200 mph (320 km/h). All TGV trains are equipped with a food carriage, a free WiFi connection, power sockets and fold-down tables. Two comfort classes are offered – First Class and Second Class, with flexible fare options available and access to the Grand Voyageur lounge in some stations.

PhotoCramos, under licence CC BY-SA 4.0

OUIGO is the low-cost brand of French rail company SNCF, who operate trains in France and Spain. In France, all seats on OUIGO are Second Class and tickets can only be purchased online. You can also pay for additional extras, such as reserving a seat in the ‘quiet area’, at-seat power sockets and extra luggage. OUIGO has been operating in Spain since May 2021, and their trains include an onboard bar and a premium class of service called OUIGO Plus.

PhotoCtruongngoc, under licence CC BY-SA 3.0

SNCF is the national train operator of France. It operates all domestic trains and routes across France, as well as international services to Spain and Germany. There are three different types of domestic trains that operate under the SNCF banner – TGV (high-speed, full-service trains that connect the major cities in France), Intercités (usually a more frequent stopping service, but with all the amenities), and TER (regional train services with basic onboard facilities).

PhotoThierry80, under licence CC BY-SA 4.0

Intercités is the classic service of SNCF. The Intercités lines are an important part of the French rail network. Trains make more stops and are cheaper than TGVs, and run at speeds of up to 100 mph (160 km/h). Two comfort classes are offered aboard Intercités – First Class and Second Class. Intercités by night allows you to travel at night on certain routes, in sleeper cars.

Cheap train tickets from Cannes to Paris Gare de Lyon

The price of train tickets from Cannes to Paris Gare de Lyon starts at €0.50 one-way for a Standard Class ticket if you book in advance. Booking on the day is usually more expensive and costs can vary depending on the time of day, route or class.

Book in advance

Most of the train companies across Europe release their tickets around three to six months in advance, many of which can be cheaper the earlier you book. If you know the dates you want to travel, you may be able to find some cheaper train tickets from Cannes to Paris Gare de Lyon by booking early.§

Be flexible with your travel times

Many of the train services in Europe are also popular commuter services, lots of train companies increase ticket prices during “peak hours” (generally between 06:00 – 10:00 and 15:00 – 19:00 on weekdays). If you can, consider travelling outside of peak hours to find lower priced tickets.

Choose a slower or connecting train

On some of the busier routes, you might also have the option to take a slower or connecting train. It may take a little longer than some high-speed or direct services, but if you have a little extra time on your hands, you might find a cheaper fare. Plus, you'll have more time to enjoy the view of the countryside!

Look out for special deals

Take a look at our handy guides to find out when train operators release their special deals and offers to see if you can find cheap European train tickets for your journey.

For specific information about how to get your hands on cheap tickets, check out our European train tickets hub.

§Some train companies may not offer any Advance ticket types or cheaper deals for early bookings. On rare occasions, train companies may choose to release special offers closer to the date on last-minute or late-release tickets. This is dependent on the individual train operating company you travel with.

Journey details

Want to know more about your journey from Cannes to Paris Gare de Lyon? We've compiled some of the most frequently asked questions by our customers to help you plan your journey.

How long does the train from Cannes to Paris Gare de Lyon take?

The average journey time by train between Cannes and Paris Gare de Lyon is 8 hours and 7 minutes, with around 14 trains per day. The journey time may be longer on weekends and holidays, so use our Journey Planner on this page to search for a specific travel date.

What's the fastest journey time between Cannes and Paris Gare de Lyon by train?

The fastest journey time by train from Cannes to Paris Gare de Lyon is 5 hours and 13 minutes.

How much does the train from Cannes to Paris Gare de Lyon cost?

Train ticket prices from Cannes to Paris Gare de Lyon can start from as little as €0.50 when you book in advance. The cost of tickets can vary depending on the time of day, route and class you book and are usually more expensive if you book on the day.

Is there a direct train from Cannes to Paris Gare de Lyon?

Yes, it is possible to travel from Cannes to Paris Gare de Lyon without having to change trains. There are 8 direct trains from Cannes to Paris Gare de Lyon each day. Though there may be fewer direct services available depending on your exact departure date.

What time does the first train from Cannes to Paris Gare de Lyon leave?

The first train from Cannes to Paris Gare de Lyon leaves at 07:24. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

What time does the last train from Cannes to Paris Gare de Lyon leave?

The last train from Cannes to Paris Gare de Lyon leaves at 19:48. Trains that depart in the early morning hours or very late evening may be sleeper services, time and services may also vary during weekends and holidays.

What's the distance between Cannes and Paris Gare de Lyon by train?

Trains travelling from Cannes to Paris Gare de Lyon cover a distance of around 428 miles (688 km) during the journey.

Looking for more information?

If you’re looking for the return train journey, check out trains from Paris Gare de Lyon to Cannes. If you’re looking for other options, you can also catch the bus from Cannes to Paris Gare de Lyon.
Average savings on fares booked prior to day of travel vs full price fares on day of travel in France. Subject to availability. Excludes coach. / The information provided is calculated based on scheduled train services for Cannes to Paris Gare de Lyon for a typical week day using timetable data for 08/03/2021. On weekends, holidays or other exceptional times, fewer services may be available. The fare range provided has been found by our customers on Trainline on 07/26/2021 for travel on 07/26/2021 and for adult tickets in economy, discount cards and coach journeys excluded.

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