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There are 8 ways to get from Basel to Cannes by plane, train, bus or car

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

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Fly from Basel  •  4h 25m

  1. Fly from Basel (BSL) to Nice (NCE) BSL - NCE

$49 - $181

Cheapest option

Bus  •  14h 15m

  1. Take the bus from Mulhouse to Cannes Ouibus

$31 - $55

6 alternative options

Train to Strasbourg, fly  •  4h 56m

  1. Take the train from Basel SBB to Strasbourg
  2. Fly from Strasbourg (SXB) to Nice (NCE) SXB - NCE

$100 - $325

Train to Zurich, fly  •  5h 36m

  1. Take the train from Basel SBB to Zürich HB
  2. Fly from Zurich (ZRH) to Nice (NCE) ZRH - NCE

$114 - $325

Train inOui TGV  •  8h 9m

  1. Take the train from Basel SBB to Marseille-St-Charles Tgv
  2. Take the train from Gare de Marseille-St-Charles to Gare de Cannes Marseille-St-Charles - Nice-Ville / ...

$174 - $207

Train Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)  •  10h 38m

  1. Take the train from Basel SBB to Milano Centrale Ece / ...
  2. Take the train from Milano Centrale to Ventimiglia Ec / ...
  3. Take the train from Gare de Ventimiglia-Stazione to Gare de Cannes

$125 - $235

Train, bus  •  12h 56m

  1. Take the train from Basel SBB to Sursee 27 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Lucerne to Nice

$88 - $175

Drive  •  7h 9m

  1. Drive from Basel to Cannes 437.8 miles

$90 - $140

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The cheapest way to get from Basel to Cannes is to bus which costs SFr 30 - SFr 55 and takes 14h 15m.

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The quickest way to get from Basel to Cannes is to fly which costs SFr 45 - SFr 180 and takes 4h 25m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Basel station to Cannes. However, there are services departing from Basel, Basel central station and arriving at Cannes via Mulhouse. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 14h 15m.

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No, there is no direct train from Basel to Cannes. However, there are services departing from Basel SBB and arriving at Gare de Cannes via Gare de Marseille-St-Charles. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 8h 9m.

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The distance between Basel and Cannes is 448 km. The road distance is 700.6 km.

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The best way to get from Basel to Cannes without a car is to train which takes 8h 9m and costs SFr 170 - SFr 210.

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It takes approximately 4h 25m to get from Basel to Cannes, including transfers.

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Basel to Cannes bus services, operated by Ouibus, depart from Mulhouse station.

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Basel to Cannes train services, operated by inOui TGV, depart from Basel SBB station.

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The best way to get from Basel to Cannes is to fly which takes 4h 25m and costs SFr 45 - SFr 180. Alternatively, you can train, which costs SFr 170 - SFr 210 and takes 8h 9m, you could also bus, which costs SFr 30 - SFr 55 and takes 14h 15m.

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Map of how to get from Basel to Cannes.
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  • Distance: 279.8 miles
  • Duration: 4h 25m

What companies run services between Basel, Switzerland and Cannes, France?

easyJet flies from Basel to Cannes once daily. Alternatively, you can take a train from Basel to Cannes via Marseille-St-Charles and Gare de Marseille-St-Charles in around 8h 9m.

Airlines
Hop!
Website
hop.com
Flights from Strasbourg to Nice
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $390
Flights from Strasbourg to Nice via Lyon
Ave. Duration
2h 52m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$85 - $380
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Strasbourg to Nice
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $390
Flights from Strasbourg to Nice via Lyon
Ave. Duration
2h 52m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$85 - $380
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Basel to Nice
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$35 - $270
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Zurich to Nice
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $420
Volotea
Website
volotea.com
Flights from Strasbourg to Nice
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$55 - $360
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. Swiss Railways codeshares with American Airlines and Swiss International Air Lines out of Zurich International Airport.

Contact Details
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Basel SBB to Strasbourg
Ave. Duration
1h 18m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$29 - $45
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Basel SBB to Zürich HB
Ave. Duration
1h 12m
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$30 - $60
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Basel SBB to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
4h 6m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$85 - $150
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Basel SBB to Sursee
Ave. Duration
53m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$27 - $50
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
inOui TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Basel SBB to Marseille-St-Charles
Ave. Duration
5h 18m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$140 - $160
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$140 - $160
1st Class
$190 - $280
Train from Marseille-St-Charles to Cannes
Ave. Duration
2h 4m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$40 - $50
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$40 - $50
1st Class
$60 - $80
SNCF

Loosely translated as the French National Railway Corporation, the SNCF is France’s state-owned railway company. It covers the country’s extensive rail network, as well as the TGV and Thalys, France’s two high-speed railway networks. With over 14,000 trains operating daily, it is a fast and efficient way of travelling around the country. The railway network consists of about 32,000km in total, of which 1800km are high-speed lines and 14,500km are electrified.

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Contact Details
Phone
+33 9 70 60 99 70
Website
sncf.com
Train from Gare de Marseille-St-Charles to Gare de Cannes
Ave. Duration
2h 11m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$30 - $45
1st Class
$40 - $70
Train from Gare de Ventimiglia-Stazione to Gare de Cannes
Ave. Duration
1h 41m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$16 - $24
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$16 - $24
1st Class
$21 - $35
Trenitalia Eurocity

The primary train operator in Italy, Trenitalia was created in the year 2000. Trenitalia offers national rail connections in Italy as well as international connections to Austria, France, Germany and Switzerland. The company operates regional and long-distance trains, as well as high-speed trains called Frecce that travel on specialised tracks on speeds of up to 360km/h. Trenitalia tickets are available online, in stations across the country or from many travel agents that offer bookings.

Contact Details
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Basel Sbb to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
4h 6m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$55 - $80
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Train from Milano Centrale to Ventimiglia
Ave. Duration
3h 44m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$45 - $65
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Trenitalia

The primary train operator in Italy, Trenitalia was created in the year 2000. Trenitalia offers national rail connections in Italy as well as international connections to Austria, France, Germany and Switzerland. The company operates regional and long-distance trains, as well as high-speed trains called Frecce that travel on specialised tracks on speeds of up to 360km/h. Trenitalia tickets are available online, in stations across the country or from many travel agents that offer bookings.

Contact Details
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Milano Centrale to Ventimiglia(fr)
Ave. Duration
3h 54m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$20 - $45
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
1st Class
$35 - $45
Train from Ventimiglia to Cannes
Ave. Duration
1h 38m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$16 - $23
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Bus operators
Eurolines FR
Ouibus

As the bus subsidiary of French railway SNCF, Ouibus offers comfortable, eco-friendly coaches serving 35 French cities and 11 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 Mulhouse to Cannes
Ave. Duration
12h 25m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$29 - $45
Website
Ouibus

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The quickest flight from Basel Airport to Nice Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 15m.

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Basel to Cannes bus services, operated by Ouibus, arrive at Cannes station.

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Basel to Cannes train services, operated by SNCF, arrive at Gare de Cannes station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Basel to Cannes is 701 km. It takes approximately 7h 9m to drive from Basel to Cannes.

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easyJet offers flights from Basel Airport to Nice Airport.

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There are 4625+ hotels available in Cannes. Prices start at $74 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Basel to Basel Airport is to line 50 bus which takes 8m and costs SFr 2 - SFr 4.

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