Your guide to the simplest ways of getting to, from and around Cannes during the Festival.
A boat moors during Cannes Lions 2018

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

Domestic and international travel

Most people arrive at Cannes via the city's closest airport, Nice Côte d’Azur International Airport. It's less than 30km from the city.

The 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.

Airport transfers

Airport transfers are available through Azur Limousines who provide a range of vehicles including cars and mini buses. Please read any applicable terms and conditions carefully before booking car services. Click here for bookings and enquiries.


Le préfet des Alpes Maritimes has introduced a fixed rate of € 80 inclusive of VAT for journeys by local taxis to and from Nice airport and Cannes city centre.


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 contact Azur Hélicoptère: +33 4 93 90 40 70, or make a booking online in English or in French.

Car hire

Renting a car can be convenient for getting around, especially if you want to see more of the French Riviera and drive the winding coastal roads.

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


There is a train station, Nice St. 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:


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.

Delegates can book their PALM BUS tickets through the PALM BUS App. Find out how here.

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

Other services are run by Lignes d’Azur Nice Cannes Express bus 210 and depart from Terminal 1 and 2 every 30 minutes between 08:00 and 22:00. Buses arrive and depart in Cannes at Hotel de Ville (City Hall). A one-way ticket costs approximately €22.

If you are arriving later, you can take the Lignes d’Azur bus 200 which departs from Terminal 1 at approximately every 1.5 hours between 23:00 and 4am. Buses stop in Cannes at the Railway Station. This service only runs on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays.

Check out the PALM BUS Night service timetable and map here.

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

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