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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 7h 15m to travel from Cannes to Paris Gare de Lyon by train, over a distance of around 428 miles (688 km). There are normally 11 trains per day travelling from Cannes to Paris Gare de Lyon and tickets for this journey start from €22 when you book in advance.
Journey timeFrom 5h 12m
Price€22 - €258.60
Distance428 miles (688 km)
Frequency11 trains per day
Departure stationCannes
Arrival stationParis Gare de Lyon
ChangesDirect trains available
Train and bus operators

Cannes to Paris Gare de Lyon train times

Check out the next trains departing from Cannes to Paris Gare de Lyon for Friday 7th Aug 2020. For the full train timetable/schedule, or to search for a later time or date, click here.
DepartsArrivesTrainDuration
08:26 Cannes13:38 Paris Gare de LyonTGV INOUI 6188 SNCF Get tickets5h 12m, direct
08:55 Cannes15:24 Paris Gare de LyonTER 17478 SNCF Get tickets6h 29m, 1 change
10:23 Cannes16:02 Paris Gare de LyonTGV INOUI 6074 SNCF Get tickets5h 39m, direct
11:23 Cannes16:37 Paris Gare de LyonTGV INOUI 6170 SNCF Get tickets5h 14m, direct
12:23 Cannes18:01 Paris Gare de LyonTGV INOUI 6176 SNCF Get tickets5h 38m, direct
12:27 Cannes19:18 Paris Gare de LyonTER 81266 SNCF Get tickets6h 51m, 2 changes
13:53 Cannes20:31 Paris Gare de LyonTER 17484 SNCF Get tickets6h 38m, 1 change
16:19 Cannes22:02 Paris Gare de LyonTGV INOUI 6168 SNCF Get tickets5h 43m, direct
17:23 Cannes22:37 Paris Gare de LyonTGV INOUI 6180 SNCF Get tickets5h 14m, direct
17:53 Cannes23:54 Paris Gare de LyonTGV INOUI 6852 SNCF Get tickets6h 01m, 1 change

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

You can travel from Cannes to Paris Gare de Lyon on TGV, OUIGO and SNCF 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, high-speed train service operated by the French national train company SNCF. Despite having only one class on board, OUIGO trains offer the same comfort as Second Class seats on TGV trains, although OUIGO tickets are only available to purchase online. To make your journey as smooth as possible, arrive at least 30 minutes before departure and bear in mind that there's an additional fee for bringing a suitcase with you, having a seat with power sockets and travelling with a stroller/buggy.

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).

Cheap train tickets from Cannes to Paris Gare de Lyon

Train tickets from Cannes to Paris Gare de Lyon start at €22 one-way for a Standard Class ticket if you book in Advance, however, if you're booking last-minute tickets on the day, the average price is around €122.18.
lowest price found
from22
2 weeksin advance
avg. single price119.59
on the day
avg. single price122.18

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 guide to check when European train operators release their special deals and offers to see if you can find cheap 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 7 hours and 15 minutes, with around 11 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 12 minutes.

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

Train tickets from Cannes to Paris Gare de Lyon can start from as little as €22 when you book in advance and are usually more expensive when purchased on the day. Prices can also vary depending the time of day, route and class you book.

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 6 direct trains from Cannes to Paris Gare de Lyon. 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 08:26. 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 20:53. 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.
 / Average prices for adult tickets in economy. Discount cards and coach journey excluded. Prices are based on searches made by our customers over the past 6 months. "14 days in advance" includes days 13 and 15. / 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 07/08/2020. 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 03/08/2020 for travel on 17/09/2020 and for adult tickets in economy, discount cards and coach journeys excluded.

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