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There are 7 ways to get from Basel to Cannes by plane, train, bus or car

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Fly from Basel  •  4h 19m

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

53€ - 335€

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Bus  •  10h 45m

  1. Take the bus from Basel, Basel SBB to Cannes, Cannes N508

30€ - 45€

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Train to Strasbourg, fly  •  5h 3m

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

163€ - 605€

Train to Zurich, fly  •  5h 34m

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

114€ - 444€

Train  •  8h 38m

  1. Take the train from Mulhouse Ville to Cannes Tgv

146€ - 209€

Train via Milan  •  10h 26m

  1. Take the train from Basel Sbb to Milano Centrale Ec
  2. Take the train from Milano Centrale to Cannes Ec

126€ - 213€

Drive  •  7h 9m

  1. Drive from Basel to Cannes 700.8 km

80€ - 120€

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The cheapest way to get from Basel to Cannes is to bus which costs SFr 35 - SFr 45 and takes 10h 45m.

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The quickest way to get from Basel to Cannes is to fly which costs SFr 55 - SFr 360 and takes 4h 19m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Basel, Basel SBB and arriving at Cannes, Cannes. Services depart three times a day, and operate Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday. The journey takes approximately 10h 45m.

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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 Mulhouse Ville. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 8h 38m.

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The distance between Basel and Cannes is 448 km. The road distance is 700.8 km.

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The best way to get from Basel to Cannes without a car is to train which takes 8h 38m and costs SFr 150 - SFr 230.

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It takes approximately 4h 19m to get from Basel to Cannes, including transfers.

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

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

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The best way to get from Basel to Cannes is to fly which takes 4h 19m and costs SFr 55 - SFr 360. Alternatively, you can train, which costs SFr 150 - SFr 230 and takes 8h 38m, you could also bus, which costs SFr 35 - SFr 45 and takes 10h 45m.

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Map of how to get from Basel to Cannes.
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  • Distance: 447.7 km
  • Duration: 4h 19m

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

easyJet flies from Basel to Cannes twice daily. Alternatively, TGV inOui operates a train from Mulhouse Ville to Cannes once daily. Tickets cost 130€ - 180€ and the journey takes 7h 15m.

Airlines
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Basel to Nice
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
40€ - 180€
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Zurich to Nice
Ave. Duration
1h 11m
When
Every day
Estimated price
85€ - 650€
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Strasbourg to Nice
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
120€ - 490€
Flights from Strasbourg to Nice via Lyon
Ave. Duration
3h 5m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
120€ - 490€
Volotea
Website
volotea.com
Flights from Strasbourg to Nice
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
100€ - 410€
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 Basel Sbb to Strasbourg
Ave. Duration
1h 18m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
45€ - 80€
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Basel SBB to Zürich HB
Ave. Duration
1h 12m
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
30€ - 55€
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Basel Sbb to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
4h 12m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
100€ - 190€
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express

German rail company Deutsche Bahn is known for its efficient and comfortable service. It offers many different types of rail transportation, including ICE or Intercity-Express for high-speed services between major cities and regions, IC (InterCity) for long-distance trains, RE (Regional Express) trains that connect regions and cities, and the S-Bahn rapid transit service. There are two main tickets on offer: the Flexpreis that has full flexibility, and the Sparpreis which is the cheaper, advanced fare (bookings usually open 6 months in advance for domestic tickets).

Contact Details
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Basel Sbb to Zuerich Hb
Ave. Duration
54 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
23€ - 35€
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Deutsche Bahn Eurocity

Deutsche Bahn’s EuroCity (EC) trains connect German cities to major cities in neighbouring European countries, and are operated in conjunction with their national train company. All EC trains offer First and Standard class; cars are air-conditioned and food and drinks are available onboard. Tickets can be booked up to 180 days in advance of travel. Seat reservations are not compulsory but are recommended for popular routes.

Contact Details
Website
bahn.com
Train from Basel Sbb to Zuerich Hb
Ave. Duration
54 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
14€ - 20€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Basel Sbb to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
4h 47m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
35€ - 50€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
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 Basel Sbb to Zuerich Hb
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
24€ - 35€
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
30€ - 35€
1st Class
24€ - 29€
Train from Mulhouse Ville to Cannes
Ave. Duration
7h 15m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
130€ - 180€
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
130€ - 150€
1st Class
150€ - 180€
Thello
Phone
+33 1 83 82 00 00
Website
thello.com
Train from Milano Centrale to Cannes
Ave. Duration
5h 14m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
22€ - 30€
Website
Thello
Bus operators
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 Basel, Basel SBB to Cannes, Cannes
Ave. Duration
10h 45m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
30€ - 45€
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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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 FlixBus, arrive at Cannes, Cannes station.

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Basel to Cannes train services, operated by TGV inOui, arrive at 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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Book your Basel to Cannes train tickets online with Omio.

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Book your Basel to Cannes bus tickets online with Omio and FlixBus.

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There are 6272+ hotels available in Cannes. Prices start at 87€ 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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