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Taking the train from Paris to Cannes

Paris is an amazing city, filled with wonderful monuments and beautiful buildings, but if you want to get away from it all heading south to Cannes is a great idea. Nestled in the heart of the French Riviera, the city is filled with luxury hotels and world-class restaurants, and you might be surprised to see how quickly you can get there by train.

SNCF runs around 11 trains from Paris to Cannes on a daily basis, their high-speed TGV and OUIGO services offer journey times of just over five hours – that’s quicker than driving a great way to travel from city centre to city centre without the hassle of airport transfers.

Once you arrive into Cannes station, you can head straight to the beach or iconic Vieux Port – both just a 10-minute walk away. Want to know more? Keep reading from train times, ticket prices and FAQs.

Paris to Cannes by train

It takes an average of 7h 42m to travel from Paris to Cannes by train, over a distance of around 429 miles (690 km). There are normally 11 trains per day travelling from Paris to Cannes and tickets for this journey start from €19 when you book in advance.
Journey timeFrom 5h 09m
Price€19 - €277.30
Distance429 miles (690 km)
Frequency11 trains per day
Departure stationParis
Arrival stationCannes
ChangesDirect trains available
Train and bus operators

Paris to Cannes train times

Check out the next trains departing from Paris to Cannes for Friday 7th Aug 2020. For the full train timetable/schedule, or to search for a later time or date, click here.
07:34 Paris Gare de Lyon14:04 CannesTGV INOUI 6103 SNCF Get tickets6h 30m, 1 change
09:23 Paris Gare de Lyon14:34 CannesTGV INOUI 6173 SNCF Get tickets5h 11m, direct
10:07 Paris Gare de Lyon15:34 CannesTGV INOUI 6175 SNCF Get tickets5h 27m, direct
11:25 Paris Gare de Lyon16:34 CannesTGV INOUI 6165 SNCF Get tickets5h 09m, direct
12:08 Paris Gare de Lyon17:34 CannesTGV INOUI 6167 SNCF Get tickets5h 26m, direct
14:06 Paris Gare de Lyon19:34 CannesTGV INOUI 6077 SNCF Get tickets5h 28m, direct
15:25 Paris Gare de Lyon20:34 CannesTGV INOUI 6163 SNCF Get tickets5h 09m, direct
16:05 Paris Gare de Lyon21:34 CannesTGV INOUI 6169 SNCF Get tickets5h 29m, direct
17:36 Paris Gare de Lyon23:26 CannesTGV INOUI 6123 SNCF Get tickets5h 50m, 1 change
19:23 Paris Gare de Lyon00:34 CannesTGV INOUI 6187 SNCF Get tickets5h 11m, direct

TGV, OUIGO and SNCF trains from Paris to Cannes

You can travel from Paris to Cannes 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 Paris to Cannes

Train tickets from Paris to Cannes start at €19 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 €130.58.
lowest price found
4 weeksin advance
avg. single price118.51
2 weeksin advance
avg. single price122.48
on the day
avg. single price130.58

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 Paris 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 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 Paris 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 Paris to Cannes take?

The average journey time by train between Paris and Cannes is 7 hours and 42 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 Paris and Cannes by train?

The fastest journey time by train from Paris to Cannes is 5 hours and 9 minutes.

How much does the train from Paris to Cannes cost?

Train tickets from Paris to Cannes can start from as little as €19 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 Paris to Cannes?

Yes, it is possible to travel from Paris to Cannes without having to change trains. There are 7 direct trains from Paris to Cannes. Though there may be fewer direct services available depending on your exact departure date.

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

The first train from Paris to Cannes leaves at 08:03. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

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

The last train from Paris to Cannes leaves at 20:33. 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 Paris and Cannes by train?

Trains travelling from Paris to Cannes cover a distance of around 429 miles (690 km) during the journey.

Looking for more information?

If you’re looking for the return train journey, check out trains from Cannes to Paris. If you’re looking for other options, you can also catch the bus from Paris to Cannes.
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 Paris to Cannes 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 26/08/2020 and for adult tickets in economy, discount cards and coach journeys excluded.

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