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Take the train from Nice to Cannes

You know what would make a trip to Nice even nicer? Extending it into a trip to Cannes, because how can any holiday to the South of France be complete without a trip to the home of the film festival? Forget getting behind the wheel and taking on the traffic – after all, that will take you an hour on roads jammed by tourists and locals alike – board a train and arrive in just 30 minutes, the perfect amount of time for you to put on your sunscreen.

SNCF’s trains will carry you to Cannes in comfort, with spacious seats and gorgeous scenery as you travel from coast to coast. Arriving at Cannes Station, you’ll be a hop, skip and a jump away from making a splash at the beach or a short walk from the chic cafés of the port. We’re sure this fabulous train journey will be the star of your getaway – check out journey information below.

Nice to Cannes by train

It takes an average of 35m to travel from Nice to Cannes by train, over a distance of around 16 miles (26 km). There are normally 59 trains per day travelling from Nice to Cannes and tickets for this journey start from £7.56 when you book in advance.

First train

05:25

Last train

21:49

Departure station

Nice

Arrival station

Cannes

Journey time

From 23m

Distance

16 miles (26 km)

Frequency

59 trains per day

Changes

Direct trains available

Price

From £7.56

Train and bus operators

SNCF

Nice to Cannes train times

Check out the next trains departing from Nice to Cannes for Tuesday 16th April 2024. For the full train timetable/schedule, or to search for a later time or date, click here.
DepartsArrivesDuration
11:03 11:28 25m, direct
11:13 11:51 38m, direct
12:14 12:52 38m, direct
12:25 12:55 30m, direct
12:44 13:23 39m, direct
13:14 13:53 39m, direct
13:38 14:01 23m, direct
13:44 14:23 39m, direct
14:14 14:50 36m, direct
14:25 14:56 31m, direct

TGV, TER and SNCF trains from Nice to Cannes

You can travel from Nice to Cannes on TGV, TER 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.

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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.

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TER (Transport Express Régional) trains are the regional service from SNCF that allow you to make trips to nearby towns and villages located within the same region. With 20 regions in France, TER trains are ideal for travelling to destinations not covered by high-speed services, although ticket prices vary between each region. TER trains have dedicated spaces for bicycles and allow animals on board. Not all TER trains include a First Class carriage.

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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).

TGV INOUI and TER classes from Nice to Cannes

Compare the different travel classes offered by TGV INOUI and TER when travelling from Nice to Cannes.

Onboard services on TGV INOUI and TER

Discover more about the onboard services offered on trains from Nice to Cannes.

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On board TGV INOUI trains, you can take up to 2 pieces of luggage measuring no more than 70 x 90 x 50 cm, plus one hand luggage measuring no more than 40 x 30 x 15 cm. If you are bringing an XL baggage (maximum 90 x 130 cm), it will replace one of the two 70 x 90 x 50 cm pieces of luggage authorised.

All your luggage must be labelled before entering the train.

RestaurantRestaurantFood and drink

All TGV INOUI trains are equipped with a café-bar carriage offering a range of food and drink to suit you at any time of day. The Bar is always situated in carriage 4 or 14 of the train. There's a range of local and responsibly sourced products on offer to whet your appetite.

WiFiWiFiEntertainment

TGV INOUI trains have free WiFi on board for you to use throughout your journey, allowing you to stay connected, reply to emails or even relax and enjoy what's offered on the TGV INOUI entertainment portal.

ChildPassengerChildPassengerTravel with children

Children under 12 can get a half price ticket on TGV INOUI trains. Children under 4 travel free when they travel on your lap.

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If you've got a foldable bicycle, you can take it on the train as hand luggage, so long as it's no larger than 130 x 90 cm once folded. Or, if you can dismantle your bike, you can transport it in a cover or case no larger than 130 x 90 cm. You can still travel with a bike that cannot be folded or dismantled - you'll need to reserve a bike space on the train when you buy your ticket. Bike tickets cost €10 per bike, per journey.

PetPetPets

Small pets are allowed on board TGV INOUI trains provided they weigh less than 10kg. They must travel in a carrier no larger than 45 x 30 x 25 cm. Tickets for small pets cost €7. Larger dogs can also travel on TGV INOUI services, provided they are wearing a muzzle and are kept on a lead. Tickets for larger dogs cost €20. Guide dogs and assistance dogs travel free of charge on all SNCF trains.

WheelchairWheelchairSpecial Assistance

For disabled passengers or those with reduced mobility, you can request assistance through 'Accès Plus'. With this service, a member of staff will meet you at the station and help you get to your seat on the train. To book assistance, contact Accès Plus after you book your tickets (and no later than 48 hours before your train is due to depart).

LuggageLuggageLuggage

There are no size limits for the luggage you take on board TER trains, so you can travel your way. However, you must be able to carry any luggage you bring unassisted, and it must fit into the dedicated luggage storage spaces on the train.

RestaurantRestaurantFood and drink

TER trains do not have any onboard catering facilities, so don't forget to pick up a snack at the station before you leave!

WiFiWiFiEntertainment

TER trains do not currently have WiFi available.

ChildPassengerChildPassengerTravel with children

All children under 12 years old get 50% off the price of a TER ticket - input the age of your child when searching your journey and the discount will be applied automatically. Children under the age of 4 travel for free if they're sat on your lap throughout the journey.

ModeOfTransportBikeModeOfTransportBikeBikes

On TER trains, it's free to take your bicycle on board. You can hang it up or store it in a dedicated bicycle area. There are a fixed number of spaces available on each train - they're first come, first served and can't be reserved.

PetPetPets

Animals weighing less than 6kg must travel in an appropriate carrier (no larger than 45 x 30 x 25 cm), stored at your feet or on your lap. Tickets for small animals cost 7€. Animals weighing more than 6kg must wear a muzzle and be kept on a lead at all times. Tickets for larger animals cost 50% of the price of a second class ticket. Up to 2 animals or 2 carriers allowed per passenger. Guide dogs and assistance dogs travel free of charge on board all SNCF trains.

WheelchairWheelchairSpecial Assistance

If you are disabled or have reduced mobility, you can reserve special assistance through 'Accès TER'. Someone can meet you at the station and accompany you to your train or TER bus, helping you to get around more easily.

Cheap train tickets from Nice to Cannes

The price of train tickets from Nice to Cannes starts at £7.56 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 Nice to Cannes 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 Nice to Cannes? 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 Nice to Cannes take?

The average journey time by train between Nice and Cannes is 35 minutes, with around 59 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 Nice and Cannes by train?

The fastest journey time by train from Nice to Cannes is 23 minutes.

How much does the train from Nice to Cannes cost?

Train ticket prices from Nice to Cannes can start from as little as £7.56 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 Nice to Cannes?

Yes, it is possible to travel from Nice to Cannes without having to change trains. There are 59 direct trains from Nice to Cannes each day. Though there may be fewer direct services available depending on your exact departure date.

What time does the first train from Nice to Cannes leave?

The first train from Nice to Cannes leaves at 05:25. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

What time does the last train from Nice to Cannes leave?

The last train from Nice to Cannes leaves at 21:49. 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 Nice and Cannes by train?

Trains travelling from Nice to Cannes cover a distance of around 16 miles (26 km) during the journey.

Looking for more information?

If you’re looking for the return train journey, check out trains from Cannes to Nice.

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