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Your guide to the simplest ways of getting to, from and around Cannes during the Festival

Getting to Cannes Lions

To help your journey to the Festival run smoothly, here’s a list of the best travel options for reaching Cannes.  


If you prefer to go by air, Azur Hélicoptère operates regular helicopter flights between Nice Airport and Cannes for €160 per person.

For more information or to make a reservation, send an email or call
+33 4 93 90 40 70.  Alternatively, you can visit www.azurhelico.com to make a reservation.

Domestic and International Travel

Located on the French Riviera in the south of France, most people arrive at Cannes via the city’s closest airport, Nice Côte d’Azur International Airport, less than 30km from the city.

The airport is well served by international flights and there are a number of options for getting to Cannes from Nice.  


Many delegates choose to get to Cannes by bus from the airport. Services are run by Rapides Cotes d’Azur (RCA) and depart from Terminal 1 and 2 every 30 minutes between 08:00 and 19:00.

Buses stop in Cannes at the Hotel de Ville (City Hall) and when leaving Cannes in front of the Hotel Gray d’Albion, which is a five minute walk from the main Festival venue. A one-way ticket costs approximately €20.

For more information, please contact the information centre in Cannes: Tel: +33 (0)8 00 06 01 06

Chauffeured Car Services 

To travel by private car to Cannes, Carey provides reliable, flexible car services. Their experienced, bilingual drivers know the area very well, and they can provide a wide range of luxury cars and mini buses.

For bookings and enquiries download a booking form here or send an email.


There is a train station, Nice St. Augustin, approximately 500 metres from Terminal 1 at Nice airport, with regular service to Cannes. The journey to Cannes varies from 25 to 40 minutes. 

For further information, contact SNCF:
Tel: +33 (0)8 92 35 35 35 (French)
Tel: +33 (0)8 92 35 35 39 (English)

Within France, dial 3635.


Car Hire

There are several car hire providers to choose from once you land at Nice Airport.