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  •  4 h 27 min

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

$49 - $181

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Bus Ouibus  •  13 h 51 min

  1. Take the bus from Mulhouse to Cannes Ouibus

$43 - $64

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Train to Strasbourg, fly  •  4 h 58 min

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

$101 - $326

Train to Zurich, fly  •  5 h 21 min

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

$108 - $327

Train TGV  •  8 h 13 min

  1. Take the train from Basel SBB to Marseille-St-Charles Tgv
  2. Take the train from Marseille-St-Charles to Cannes Tgv

$177 - $210

Train Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)  •  10 h 43 min

  1. Take the train from Basel SBB to Milano Centrale Ec
  2. Take the train from Milano Centrale to Ventimiglia Ec / ...
  3. Take the train from Ventimiglia to Cannes

$129 - $246

Bus FlixBus  •  11 h 16 min

  1. Take the bus from Basel, Basel central station to Nice, Nice N508

$57 - $92

Drive  •  7 h 9 min

  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 40 - SFr 65 and takes 13 h 51 min.

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The quickest way to get from Basel to Cannes is to fly which costs SFr 45 - SFr 180 and takes 4 h 27 min.

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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 Hôtel de Ville via Nice Airport. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 11 h 16 min.

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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 Cannes via Marseille-St-Charles. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 8 h 13 min.

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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 8 h 13 min and costs SFr 170 - SFr 210.

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It takes approximately 4 h 27 min to get from Basel to Cannes, including transfers.

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

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

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The best way to get from Basel to Cannes is to fly which takes 4 h 27 min and costs SFr 45 - SFr 180. Alternatively, you can train, which costs SFr 170 - SFr 210 and takes 8 h 13 min, you could also bus, which costs SFr 50 - SFr 90 and takes 11 h 16 min.

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Map of how to get from Basel to Cannes.
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  • Distance: 279.8 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 27 min

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

easyJet flies from Basel to Cannes twice daily. Alternatively, you can take a train from Basel to Cannes via Marseille-St-Charles in around 8 h 13 min.

Airlines
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Basel to Nice
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $270
Flights from Zurich to Nice
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Monday, Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$40 - $150
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Zurich to Nice
Ave. Duration
1 h 11 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $420
Hop!
Website
hop.com
Flights from Strasbourg to Nice
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $390
Flights from Strasbourg to Nice via Lyon
Ave. Duration
2 h 55 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$90 - $390
Volotea
Website
volotea.com
Flights from Strasbourg to Nice
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $360
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Zurich to Nice via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $600
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
1 h 18 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Basel SBB to Zürich HB
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $60
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Basel SBB to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
4 h 6 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$90 - $160
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
sncf.com
Train from Basel SBB to Marseille-St-Charles
Ave. Duration
5 h 18 min
Frequency
Twice 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
2 h 15 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$40 - $50
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$40 - $50
1st Class
$65 - $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 Marseille-St-Charles to Cannes
Ave. Duration
2 h 12 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$30 - $50
1st Class
$45 - $70
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
4 h 6 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$60 - $85
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Train from Milano Centrale to Ventimiglia
Ave. Duration
3 h 44 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$45 - $70
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
3 h 54 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$21 - $45
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
1st Class
$35 - $45
Train from Ventimiglia to Cannes
Ave. Duration
1 h 38 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$16 - $24
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Bus operators
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves over 1400 destinations, in 26 countries including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands, Croatia, Spain, and across Scandinavia and central and eastern Europe. Founded in 2012, Flixbus’ extensive network connects cities with approximately 200,000 trips, with buses often departing every 30 minutes. One of the most affordable ways to get around Europe (and expanding soon into the US), a Flixbus journey is cost-effective, well-connected, comfortable and safe.

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Basel, Basel central station to Nice, Nice
Ave. Duration
10 h
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$40 - $70
Website
flixbus.co.uk
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
12 h 25 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Website
Ouibus

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

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

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Basel to Cannes is 701 km. It takes approximately 7 h 9 min 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 4387+ hotels available in Cannes. Prices start at $88 USD per night.

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

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