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There are 9 ways to get from Annecy to Cannes by bus, train, car or plane

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Bus, train  •  5h 46m

  1. Take the bus from Annecy to Lyon - Saint-Exupéry Airport Chamonix Sud - Bus station > Sallanches > Annecy > Lyon - Saint-Exupéry Airport > Lyon - Perrache Bus Station / ...
  2. Take the train from Lyon Saint-Exupéry TGV to Cannes Tgv

139€ - 251€

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Bus  •  8h 55m

  1. Take the bus from Annecy to Aix-en-Provence 739
  2. Take the bus from Aix-en-Provence to Cannes 799 / ...

29€ - 36€

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Train via Marseille  •  7h 17m

  1. Take the train from Aix-les-Bains-le-Revard to Lyon Part Dieu Ter
  2. Take the train from Lyon Part Dieu to Marseille St Charles Tgv / ...
  3. Take the train from Marseille St Charles to Cannes Tgv / ...

80€ - 188€

Train  •  7h 22m

  1. Take the train from Annecy to Valence TGV Rhône-Alpes Sud Ter
  2. Take the train from Valence Tgv Rhone-Alpes Sud to Cannes Tgv

131€ - 197€

Train, bus  •  9h 24m

  1. Take the train from Annecy to Grenoble Ter
  2. Take the bus from GRENOBLE - Gare Routière - GRENOBLE to Grasse - Gare Routiere - Grasse Ler 31

Drive  •  5h 6m

  1. Drive from Annecy to Cannes 555.7 km

60€ - 90€

Bus to Lyon, fly to Nice  •  4h 11m

  1. Take the bus from Annecy to Lyon - Saint-Exupéry Airport
  2. Fly from Lyon (LYS) to Nice (NCE) LYS - NCE

94€ - 233€

Bus to Geneva, fly to Nice  •  5h 20m

  1. Take the bus from Annecy, Eglise Des Fins to Genève-Aéroport, gare routière
  2. Fly from Geneva (GVA) to Nice (NCE) GVA - NCE

66€ - 258€

Bus to Lyon, fly to Marseille, drive  •  4h 58m

  1. Take the bus from Annecy to Lyon - Saint-Exupéry Airport
  2. Fly from Lyon (LYS) to Marseille (MRS) LYS - MRS
  3. Drive from Marseille to Cannes

93€ - 209€

Annecy to Cannes by trains

The train journey time between Annecy and Cannes is around 15h 51m and covers a distance of around 623 km. The fastest train normally takes 15h 51m. Services are operated by Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS) and TGV inOui. Typically six trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Train route overview

Average train time:
15h 51m
Fastest train time:
15h 51m
Trains per week:
6
Cheapest price:
131€
Carbon emissions:
32 kg CO2

First and last trains

First train departs at:
18:44
Last train departs at:
18:44

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Annecy to Cannes train schedules

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The cheapest way to get from Annecy to Cannes is to bus which costs 29€ - 40€ and takes 8h 55m.

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The quickest way to get from Annecy to Cannes is to bus and fly which costs 90€ - 240€ and takes 4h 11m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Annecy to Cannes. However, there are services departing from Annecy and arriving at Cannes via Aix-en-Provence. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 8h 55m.

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No, there is no direct train from Annecy to Cannes. However, there are services departing from Annecy and arriving at Cannes via Aix-les-Bains-le-Revard, Lyon Part Dieu and Marseille St Charles. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7h 17m.

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The distance between Annecy and Cannes is 271 km. The road distance is 555.7 km.

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The best way to get from Annecy to Cannes without a car is to bus and train which takes 5h 46m and costs 130€ - 260€.

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It takes approximately 5h 46m to get from Annecy to Cannes, including transfers.

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Annecy to Cannes bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Annecy station.

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Annecy to Cannes train services, operated by Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS), depart from Aix-les-Bains-le-Revard station.

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The best way to get from Annecy to Cannes is to train via Marseille which takes 7h 17m and costs 75€ - 190€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 29€ - 40€ and takes 8h 55m.

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Map of how to get from Annecy to Cannes.
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  • Distance: 271.3 km
  • Duration: 5h 46m

What companies run services between Annecy, France and Cannes, France?

You can take a train from Annecy to Cannes via Aix Les Bains Le Revard, Aix-les-Bains-le-Revard, Lyon Part Dieu, and Marseille St Charles in around 7h 17m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Annecy to Cannes via Aix-en-Provence in around 8h 55m.

Airlines
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Geneva to Nice
Ave. Duration
1h 2m
When
Every day
Estimated price
35€ - 230€
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Lyon to Nice
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
65€ - 270€
Flights from Lyon to Marseille
Ave. Duration
51 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
110€ - 230€
Nouvel Air Tunisie
Website
nouvelair.com
Flights from Lyon to Nice
Ave. Duration
1h
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
50€ - 120€
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Geneva to Nice
Ave. Duration
1h
When
Monday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
50€ - 300€
Corsairfly
Website
corsair.com
Flights from Lyon to Marseille
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Monday and Wednesday
Estimated price
190€ - 330€
Train operators
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)

The national railway company of Switzerland, Swiss Railways operates trains throughout the country and adjacent European nations including Germany, France, Italy and Austria. Tickets are sold in two classes - First and Second - with most long-distance trains offering a bistro car serving beverages and snacks. Individual tickets can be bought easily at stands, while a variety of travel passes are on offer to suit different travel needs.

Contact Details
Phone
+41 51 220 11 11
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Lyon Saint-Exupéry TGV to Cannes
Ave. Duration
3h 21m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
130€ - 240€
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Aix-les-Bains-le-Revard to Lyon Part Dieu
Ave. Duration
1h 11m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
35€ - 70€
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Lyon Part Dieu to Marseille-Saint-Charles
Ave. Duration
3h 53m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
85€ - 160€
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Annecy to Valence TGV Rhône-Alpes Sud
Ave. Duration
2h 51m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
60€ - 110€
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Annecy to Grenoble
Ave. Duration
1h 43m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
35€ - 70€
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
SNCF

France’s state-owned railway company is a fast and efficient way of travelling around the country, with over 14,000 trains operating daily. SNCF runs the country’s extensive rail network, including the high-speed TGV network, regional TER trains and local Intercités. It also operates international routes including Eurostar and Thalys, as well as the low-cost, long-distance Ouigo services that run on limited routes across France. Book up to 3 months in advance for the cheapest fares. The railway network consists of about 32,000km in total, of which 1800km are high-speed lines and 14,500km are electrified.

Rome2rio's guide to SNCF
Contact Details
Phone
+33 9 70 60 99 70
Website
sncf.com
Train from Aix Les Bains Le Revard to Lyon Part Dieu
Ave. Duration
1h 11m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
15€ - 35€
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
15€ - 22€
Rail 1st Class
24€ - 35€
Train from Lyon Part Dieu to Marseille St Charles
Ave. Duration
3h 53m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
35€ - 75€
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
35€ - 55€
Rail 1st Class
50€ - 75€
Train from Marseille St Charles to Cannes
Ave. Duration
2h 7m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
23€ - 50€
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
23€ - 35€
Rail 1st Class
30€ - 50€
TGV inOui

France’s high-speed TGV train network runs at speeds of up to 320km/h connecting major cities across France and into neighbouring countries. All TGV tickets include a seat reservation; seating is 1+2 in 1st class, 2+2 in 2nd class. Popular routes include Paris to Marseille and Paris to Strasbourg. Most TGVs have a cafe area, power points at each seat and WiFi.

Contact Details
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Lyon Part Dieu to Marseille St Charles
Ave. Duration
1h 44m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
55€ - 75€
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
55€ - 70€
1st Class
60€ - 75€
Train from Marseille St Charles to Cannes
Ave. Duration
2h 7m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
40€ - 50€
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
40€ - 50€
1st Class
40€ - 50€
Train from Valence Tgv Rhone-Alpes Sud to Cannes
Ave. Duration
3h 31m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
70€ - 90€
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
70€ - 85€
1st Class
75€ - 90€
Bus operators
Blablabus

As the bus subsidiary of French railway SNCF, Ouibus offers eco-friendly coaches serving 35 French cities and 10 European cities at affordable fares. Ouibus journeys are safe and comfortable, with the four-star coaches offering power outlets, restrooms and WiFi. All Ouibus stations are located close to town centres for easy access to public transport. Getting on one of the 130 daily journeys is easy - electronic travel documents include your ticket and a personalised mini-guide with handy information.

Contact Details
Phone
0890715298
Website
ouibus.com
Bus from Annecy to Lyon - Saint-Exupéry Airport
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
8€ - 11€
Website
Blablabus
Bus from Aix-en-Provence to Cannes
Ave. Duration
2h 35m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
9€ - 12€
Website
Blablabus
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves 2000+ destinations in 29 countries, including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands and Croatia and into Scandinavia and eastern Europe, as well as some US cities. Coaches have toilets, free WiFi and power outlets, plus snacks and drinks for purchase on board. Flixbus is a good choice for the budget-conscious traveller; purchase tickets in advance for the cheapest fares (note: there is no option to reserve a seat in advance).

Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Annecy to Lyon Saint Exupéry Airport
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
9€ - 11€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Annecy to Aix-en-Provence
Ave. Duration
6h
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
20€ - 25€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Aix-en-Provence to Cannes
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
10€ - 12€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Zou! LER
Phone
+33 4 91 57 50 57
Email
webpresse@maregionsud.fr
Website
zou.maregionsud.fr
Bus from GRENOBLE - Gare Routière - GRENOBLE to Grasse - Gare Routiere - Grasse
Ave. Duration
5h 35m
Frequency
4 times a day
Website
Zou! LER
Transalis
Phone
+33 4 50 51 08 51
Email
commercial.crolard@transdev.com
Website
transalis.fr
Bus from Annecy, Eglise Des Fins to Genève-Aéroport, gare routière
Ave. Duration
1h 24m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
11€ - 16€
Website
Transalis

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