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There are 5 ways to get from Cannes to Alba by bus, train or car

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Recommended option

Bus  •  6h 13m

  1. Take the bus from Cannes to Savona N508
  2. Take the bus from Savona - Piazza Del Popolo to Alba - Autostazione 204

Cheapest option

Train via Savona  •  7h 53m

  1. Take the train from Cannes to Ventimiglia Ter
  2. Take the train from Ventimiglia to Savona Re / ...
  3. Take the train from Savona to Carmagnola Re

€28 - €98

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Train  •  7h 58m

  1. Take the train from Cannes to Ventimiglia Ter
  2. Take the train from Ventimiglia to Carmagnola Re

€28 - €60

Bus via Antibes - Pole d'Echanges - ANTIBES  •  8h 51m

  1. Take the bus from Antibes to Savona Antibes
  2. Take the bus from Savona - Piazza Del Popolo to Alba - Autostazione 204

Drive  •  3h 9m

  1. Drive from Cannes to Alba 291.4 km

€35 - €55

Cannes to Alba by bus and walk

The journey time between Cannes and Alba is around 27h 50m and covers a distance of around 275 km. The fastest journey normally takes 27h 50m. Operated by FlixBus and AUTOLINEE GIORS S.r.l., the Cannes to Alba service departs from Cannes and arrives in Alba - Autostazione. Typically two services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Route overview

Average journey time:
27h 50m
Fastest journey time:
27h 50m
Journey distance:
275 km
Services per week:
2
Cheapest price:
-
Carbon emissions:
34 kg CO2

First and last service

First service departs at:
16:20
Last service departs at:
16:20

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Cannes to Alba bus and walk schedules

Bus services typically run at the following times each day These schedules are estimated
Estimated schedules: These schedules are estimated and based on typical services on an average day. Please check times and availability with the operator before travelling.
France → Italy
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International entry into Italy from France

  • Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of France
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Allowed for: Citizens and permanent residents of Italy, as well as residents from EU Schengen Area (EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, and Switzerland), Albania, Andorra, Armenia, Australia, Azerbaijan, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brunei, Canada, Cyprus, Hong Kong, Israel, Japan, Jordan, Kosovo, Lebanon, Macau, Moldova, Monaco, Montenegro, New Zealand, North Macedonia, Qatar, San Marino, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States and Vatican

Restricted for: Foreign nationals from outside EU Schengen Area with the above exceptions. Brazil, India, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka are also restricted

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Conditions of entry into Italy from France

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 2 days before arrival or 10 day mandatory self-quarantine
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test
  • Travellers with the Digital Green Certificate are exempt from the quarantine. Digital Green Certificate is proof that a person has been vaccinated against COVID-19, received a negative test result, or recovered from COVID-19
  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test (certificate needed)
  • Travellers issued with the EU Digital COVID Certificate are exempt from quarantine and COVID-19 testing
  • Passenger Locator Form (PLF) required
This applies to arrivals from France
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  • 5-day mandatory quarantine and a negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
This applies to arrivals from Albania, Armenia, Australia, Azerbaijan, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brunei, Canada, Hong Kong, Japan, Jordan, Kosovo, Lebanon, Macau, Moldova, Montenegro, New Zealand, North Macedonia, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates and United States
  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 2 days before arrival or 10 day mandatory self-quarantine
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test
This applies to arrivals from Andorra, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Israel, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Monaco, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden and Switzerland
  • 10-day mandatory self-quarantine and COVID-19 test at the end of the isolation period
This doesn't apply to arrivals from: EU Schengen Area, Albania, Armenia, Australia, Azerbaijan, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brunei, Canada, Cyprus, Hong Kong, Japan, Jordan, Kosovo, Lebanon, Macau, Moldova, Montenegro, New Zealand, North Macedonia, Qatar, San Marino, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States and Vatican
  • Travellers with the Digital Green Certificate are exempt from the quarantine. Digital Green Certificate is proof that a person has been vaccinated against COVID-19, received a negative test result, or recovered from COVID-19
  • Travellers issued with the EU Digital COVID Certificate are exempt from quarantine and COVID-19 testing
This applies to arrivals from EU Schengen Area, Canada, Cyprus, Japan and United States
  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test (certificate needed)
This applies to arrivals from EU Schengen Area and Cyprus
  • Passenger Locator Form (PLF) required
This doesn’t apply to citizens and permanent residents of San Marino and Vatican
  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 2 days before arrival
  • 5-day mandatory self-quarantine and COVID-19 test at the end of the isolation period
This applies to arrivals from United Kingdom
  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
This doesn’t apply to citizens and permanent residents of EU Schengen Area, Albania, Armenia, Australia, Azerbaijan, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brunei, Canada, Cyprus, Hong Kong, Japan, Jordan, Kosovo, Lebanon, Macau, Moldova, Montenegro, New Zealand, North Macedonia, Qatar, San Marino, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States and Vatican

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Rules to follow in Italy

1.5m

Mandatory

Mandatory

Considerations leaving from France

The official advice is to avoid non-essential international travel to high risk countries

Frequently Asked Questions


Yes, but conditions apply when entering Italy from France.

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Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply

  • Face masks are mandatory
  • There is a social distancing requirement of 1.5 metres
  • Observe COVID-19 safety rules
  • Nationwide control measures in place
  • Inter-regional travel is permitted

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Alba is 1500.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Alba is mandatory.

The social distance requirement in Alba is 1.5 metres.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 1500.

No, but conditions apply when returning to France from Italy.

See options for return travel.

Last updated: 5 Aug 2021
Exceptions may apply, for full details: European Union.

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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Cannes to Alba is to drive which costs €35 - €55 and takes 3h 9m.

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The quickest way to get from Cannes to Alba is to drive which costs €35 - €55 and takes 3h 9m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Cannes to Alba. However, there are services departing from Cannes and arriving at Alba - Autostazione via Savona - Piazza Del Popolo. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6h 13m.

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No, there is no direct train from Cannes to Alba. However, there are services departing from Cannes and arriving at Alba via Ventimiglia, Savona and Carmagnola. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7h 53m.

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The distance between Cannes and Alba is 152 km. The road distance is 291.4 km.

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The best way to get from Cannes to Alba without a car is to bus which takes 6h 13m and costs .

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It takes approximately 6h 13m to get from Cannes to Alba, including transfers.

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

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Cannes to Alba train services, operated by SNCF, depart from Cannes station.

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The best way to get from Cannes to Alba is to bus which takes 6h 13m and costs . Alternatively, you can train via Savona, which costs €27 - €100 and takes 7h 53m.

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Map of how to get from Cannes to Alba.
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  • Distance: 151.5 km
  • Duration: 6h 13m

What companies run services between Cannes, France and Alba, Piemonte, Italy?

You can take a bus from Cannes to Alba via Savona and Savona - Piazza Del Popolo in around 6h 13m. Alternatively, you can take a train from Cannes to Alba via Ventimiglia, Savona, and Carmagnola in around 7h 53m.

Train operators
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 Cannes to Ventimiglia
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€9 - €24
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
€9 - €14
Rail 1st Class
€16 - €24
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 Ventimiglia to Savona
Ave. Duration
1h 33m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€7 - €15
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
€13 - €15
Train from Savona to Carmagnola
Ave. Duration
1h 38m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
€8 - €17
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
€15 - €17
Train from Ventimiglia to Carmagnola
Ave. Duration
3h 41m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
€15 - €29
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
€27 - €29
Trenitalia Intercity

Trenitalia’s Intercity (IC) trains are slower than the high-speed Frecce trains but are still a good way to travel between major cities and towns, with routes including Rome to Naples, Venice to Bologna and Milan to Genoa. Tickets usually open for booking 90 days ahead of travel, and you’ll need make a seat reservation before boarding. All IC trains have 1st and 2nd class carriages as well as a bar buffet car, air conditioning and power sockets. InterCity trains that run at night are called InterCity Notte (ICN).

Contact Details
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Ventimiglia to Savona
Ave. Duration
1h 22m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
€7 - €11
Website
Trenitalia Intercity
2nd Class
€7 - €11
Trenitalia Frecce

Trenitalia’s high-speed Frecce trains run on specialised tracks and have a greater level of service and comfort than InterCity and regional trains. There are three types of Frecce trains: Frecciarossa, (the fastest; connects major Italian cities); Frecciargento (mostly connect Rome to other Italian cities); and Frecciabianca (the slowest Frecce trains). Frecciarossa trains offer four classes of service, all with free Wi-Fi: Standard, Premium, Business and Executive. All Frecce tickets include a seat reservation and must be purchased before boarding the train.

Contact Details
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Ventimiglia to Savona
Ave. Duration
1h 21m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€11 - €50
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
€11 - €16
Base Standard
€26 - €35
Base Premium
€30 - €50
Thello
Phone
+33 1 83 82 00 00
Website
thello.com
Train from Ventimiglia to Savona
Ave. Duration
1h 21m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€11 - €16
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 Cannes to Savona
Ave. Duration
2h 50m
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
€11 - €14
Website
flixbus.co.uk
AUTOLINEE GIORS S.r.l.
Phone
+39 0173 290047
Email
info@giorsbus.com
Website
giorsbus.com
Bus from Savona - Piazza Del Popolo to Alba - Autostazione
Ave. Duration
2h 10m
Frequency
Twice a week
Website
AUTOLINEE GIORS S.r.l.

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Cannes to Alba bus services, operated by AUTOLINEE GIORS S.r.l., arrive at Alba - Autostazione station.

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Cannes to Alba train services, operated by Trenitalia, arrive at Carmagnola station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Cannes to Alba is 291 km. It takes approximately 3h 9m to drive from Cannes to Alba.

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