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Travel to Cannes, France

Travelling by air

If you’re coming from outside of Europe, flying will be the easiest way of getting to Cannes. Most people arrive at Cannes via the city's closest airport, Nice Côte d’Azur Airport. It's less than 30km from the city.

This airport is well served by international flights, and there are options for getting to Cannes from Nice. You can even book a queue jump reservation for speedy access through security.

Travelling by train

There is a train station, Nice Saint Augustin, approximately a 15-minute walk from Terminal 1 and 2 at Nice Airport, with regular service to Cannes. The journey to Cannes varies from 25 to 40 minutes.

You can check the SNCF website for train schedules here.

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Travelling by coach

Many delegates choose to get to Cannes by bus from the airport. Services from Côte d'Azur Airport Coach Station run by checkmybus are available to use for delegates attending the Festival.

Airport Transfer

From the Nice Cote d’Azur Airport – hiring a taxi/transfer service would be the quickest and most comfortable option.

Car hire

Renting a car can be convenient for getting around, especially if you want to see more of the French Riviera and drive on the winding coastal roads. Once you land at Nice Airport, there are several car hire providers to choose from.

Car parking around Cannes

If you’re looking to park your car, there are a few options available:

  • Car park: There are a few car parks near the Palais and within walking distance. Please refer to the Official Cannes Website to view an interactive map.

  • Public street parking: There are parking spots along the Croisette as well as on a few side streets. As this is a shopping and tourism zone, the first 30 minutes are free, and after that, you’ll be charged €3 per 2 hours. You can pay directly on the parking metres or on the Flowbird app. See more information on prices and maps here.

Exploring France?

Planning a holiday after the Festival and want some tips on where to go and explore? We’ve got you covered. Drop the Cannes Lions team an email at delegates@canneslions.com and we’ll be happy to send you recommendations for the French Riviera.