Book a train from Genoa to Cannes and reach the French Riviera in 3h 30m on the fastest services. Train journeys from Genoa to Cannes are operated by a combination of SNCF and Trenitalia, and they will usually require a quick change at Ventimiglia on the French-Italian border. Both train companies provide premium services, with a variety of economy and First Class fares to choose from, and online refreshments to enjoy along the way. The scenery isn't bad too, as you trace the Ligurian coast and pass through Nice.
Cannes itself is famous for its Film Festival in May, but it's a fantastic destination all year-round. Pristine beaches, fine restaurants, golf courses, opulent hotels, and the chance to stroll along the Croisette all make Cannes an intoxicating destination. Ready to be a star in your own production? Search for times and tickets or if you're not convinced read on for journey FAQs to seal the deal.
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 Genoa to Cannes by booking early.§
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.
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!
For specific information about how to get your hands on cheap tickets, check out our European train tickets hub.
The average journey time by train between Genoa and Cannes is 5 hours and 53 minutes, with around 12 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.
The fastest journey time by train from Genoa to Cannes is 4 hours and 9 minutes.
Train tickets from Genoa to Cannes can start from as little as €19.90 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.
No, there are no direct train services from Genoa to Cannes. Travelling from Genoa to Cannes by train will require a minimum of 1 change.
The first train from Genoa to Cannes leaves at 00:43. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.
The last train from Genoa to Cannes leaves at 21:58. 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.
Trains travelling from Genoa to Cannes cover a distance of around 112 miles (180 km) during the journey.