There are 8 ways to get from Cannes to Athens by plane, train, car ferry, bus, bus and ferry 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 Nice  •  6h 12m

  1. Fly from Nice (NCE) to Athens (ATH) NCE - ATH

92€ - 322€

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Train to Marseille, fly  •  8h 25m

  1. Take the train from Cannes to Marseille St Charles
  2. Fly from Marseille (MRS) to Athens (ATH) MRS - ATH

118€ - 369€

Train, car ferry, bus via Ancona  •  34h 47m

  1. Take the train from Cannes to Milano Centrale Ec
  2. Take the train from Milano Centrale to Ancona Fb / ...
  3. Take the car ferry from Ancona to Patras
  4. Take the bus from Patras to Athens

157€ - 439€

Bus  •  38h 47m

  1. Take the bus from Nice Boulevard Rene Cassin to Belgrad Central Bus Station Montpellier - Belgrade
  2. Take the bus from Beograd to Athens

92€ - 147€

Train, bus  •  42h 58m

  1. Take the train from Nice Ville to Wien Hbf
  2. Take the train from Wien Hbf to Bratislava Hlavna Stanica Re / ...
  3. Take the bus from Bratislava to Thessaloniki
  4. Take the train from Thessaloniki to Athens Ic / ...

193€ - 361€

Train, bus and ferry, bus  •  45h 1m

  1. Take the train from Cannes to Savona Ec
  2. Take the bus and ferry from Savona to Fier
  3. Take the bus from Fier to Athens

136€ - 178€

Train, car ferry, bus  •  46h 17m

  1. Take the train from Nice Ville to Verona Porta Nuova
  2. Take the train from Verona Porta Nuova to Venezia S. Lucia Fr / ...
  3. Take the car ferry from Venezia to Patras
  4. Take the bus from Patras to Athens

169€ - 460€

Drive  •  23h 53m

  1. Drive from Cannes to Athens 2463.5 km

330€ - 490€

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The cheapest way to get from Cannes to Athens is to bus which costs 90€ - 150€ and takes 38h 47m.

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The quickest way to get from Cannes to Athens is to fly which costs 90€ - 330€ and takes 6h 12m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Cannes to Athens. However, there are services departing from Cannes Hôtel de Ville and arriving at Athens via Nice Boulevard Rene Cassin and Beograd. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 38h 47m.

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The distance between Cannes and Athens is 1534 km. The road distance is 2463.5 km.

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The best way to get from Cannes to Athens without a car is to train and car ferry and bus via Ancona which takes 34h 47m and costs 150€ - 440€.

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It takes approximately 6h 12m to get from Cannes to Athens, including transfers.

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Cannes to Athens bus services, operated by Lasta, depart from Nice Boulevard Rene Cassin station.

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The best way to get from Cannes to Athens is to fly which takes 6h 12m and costs 90€ - 330€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 90€ - 150€ and takes 38h 47m.

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The quickest flight from Nice Airport to Athens Airport is the direct flight which takes 2h 30m.

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Cannes to Athens bus services, operated by Crazy Holidays, arrive at Athens station.

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Map of how to get from Cannes to Athens.
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  • Distance: 1533.5 km
  • Duration: 6h 12m

What companies run services between Cannes, France and Athens, Greece?

Aegean Airlines, Alitalia and three other airlines fly from Cannes to Athens 4 times a day. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Cannes to Athens via Nice Airport, Nice Boulevard Rene Cassin, and Beograd in around 38h 47m.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Nice to Athens via Munich
Ave. Duration
4h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
200€ - 750€
Flights from Marseille to Athens via Munich
Ave. Duration
5h 7m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
210€ - 850€
Flights from Marseille to Athens via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5h 15m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
210€ - 850€
Aegean Airlines
Website
aegeanair.com
Flights from Nice to Athens
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
When
Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
110€ - 1100€
Flights from Marseille to Athens
Ave. Duration
2h 40m
When
Monday and Thursday
Estimated price
110€ - 1100€
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Nice to Athens via Zurich
Ave. Duration
4h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
210€ - 850€
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Nice to Athens via Rome
Ave. Duration
4h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
130€ - 550€
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Nice to Athens via Vienna
Ave. Duration
5h 30m
When
Tuesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
110€ - 1100€
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Marseille to Athens via Rome Ciampino
Ave. Duration
5h 5m
When
Wednesday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
40€ - 200€
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Marseille to Athens via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
5h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
160€ - 650€
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.

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Contact Details
Phone
+33 9 70 60 99 70
Website
sncf.com
Train from Cannes to Marseille St Charles
Ave. Duration
2h 8m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
29€ - 50€
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
29€ - 34€
1st Class
46€ - 50€
Thello
Phone
+33 1 83 82 00 00
Website
thello.com
Train from Cannes to Marseille St Charles
Ave. Duration
2h 2m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
24€ - 35€
Website
Thello
Train from Cannes to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
5h 13m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
40€ - 55€
Website
Thello
Train from Cannes to Savona
Ave. Duration
2h 51m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
21€ - 28€
Website
Thello
Trenitalia Frecce

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 Ancona
Ave. Duration
3h 56m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
30€ - 100€
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
30€ - 45€
Base Standard
55€ - 75€
Base Premium
65€ - 100€
Train from Verona Porta Nuova to Venezia S. Lucia
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
12€ - 50€
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
12€ - 17€
Base Standard
27€ - 40€
Base Premium
35€ - 50€
Trenitalia Intercity

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 Ancona
Ave. Duration
5h 20m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
15€ - 65€
Website
Trenitalia Intercity
Super Economy
15€ - 19€
Base 2nd Class
35€ - 50€
Base 1st Class
56€ - 62€
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 Ancona
Ave. Duration
5h 20m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
28€ - 55€
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
50€ - 55€
Train from Verona Porta Nuova to Venezia S. Lucia
Ave. Duration
1h 27m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
8€ - 17€
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
15€ - 17€
Russian Railways (РЖД)
Website
rzd.ru
Train from Nice Ville to Wien Hbf
Ave. Duration
20h 32m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
100€ - 160€
Website
pass.rzd.ru
Train from Nice Ville to Verona Porta Nuova
Ave. Duration
7h 40m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
50€ - 80€
Website
pass.rzd.ru
Austrian Railways (ÖBB)

Austria's national railway system is not only punctual, reliable and efficient, but offers free wifi to boot. Choose from high-speed intercity Railjet trains, overnight Nightjet trains and regional services such as Cityjet. ÖBB also operates international routes that connect cities in Austria with adjacent European countries including Germany, Hungary, Liechtenstein, Czech Republic, Switzerland and Slovenia. If you're planning to be in Austria for a while, consider the ÖBB Vorteilscard, an annual railcard that offers discounts on routes within Austria and in neighbouring countries.

Contact Details
Phone
05 17 17
Website
oebb.at
Train from Wien Hbf to Bratislava Hlavna Stanica
Ave. Duration
1h 6m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
11€ - 15€
Website
Austrian Railways
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Austria Rail Pass
Railjet
Phone
+43 51717
Website
oebb.at
Train from Wien Hbf to Bratislava Hlavna Stanica
Ave. Duration
1h 9m
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
14€ - 21€
Website
Railjet
ÖBB Intercity
Website
oebb.at
Train from Wien Hbf to Bratislava Hlavna Stanica
Ave. Duration
1h 16m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
19€ - 28€
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at
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 Wien Hbf to Bratislava Hlavna Stanica
Ave. Duration
1h 9m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
24€ - 45€
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Verona Porta Nuova to Venezia S. Lucia
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
35€ - 70€
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Greek Railways (OSE)
Website
trainose.gr
Train from Thessaloniki to Athens
Ave. Duration
4h 9m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
21€ - 60€
Website
trainose.gr
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Raileurope.com
2nd Class Ticket
21€ - 28€
1st Class Ticket
30€ - 40€
InterCity 2nd Class Ticket
40€ - 50€
InterCity 1st Class Ticket
52€ - 57€
Deutsche Bahn Eurocity
Website
bahn.com
Train from Verona Porta Nuova to Venezia S. Lucia
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
17€ - 24€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Bus operators
KTEL Achaias
Phone
2610 623 888
Website
ktelachaias.gr
Bus from Patras to Athens
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
19€ - 23€
Schedules at
ktelachaias.gr
Lasta
Website
lasta.rs
Bus from Nice Boulevard Rene Cassin to Belgrad Central Bus Station
Ave. Duration
19h 50m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
45€ - 55€
Schedules at
lasta.rs
Crazy Holidays
Phone
2310-241545
Website
crazyholidays.gr
Bus from Beograd to Athens
Ave. Duration
16h
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
45€ - 70€
Schedules at
crazyholidays.gr
Simeonidis Tours
Phone
+30-2310540970
Email
info@simeonidistours.gr
Website
simeonidistours.gr
Bus from Bratislava to Thessaloniki
Ave. Duration
12h 28m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
50€ - 80€
Schedules at
simeonidistours.gr
Florentia Bus
Phone
+39 055 967024
Email
info@florentiabus.it
Website
florentiabus.it
Bus and ferry from Savona to Fier
Ave. Duration
29h 20m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
75€ - 110€
Schedules at
florentiabus.it
Albtrans sh.p.k
Phone
+355 4 2239 203
Email
rezervime@albtrans.net
Website
albtrans.net
Bus from Fier to Athens
Ave. Duration
10h 50m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
40€
Website
Albtrans sh.p.k
Ferry operators
Superfast ferries
Phone
+30 210 8919700
Email
superfast@superfast.com
Website
superfast.com
Car ferry from Ancona to Patras
Ave. Duration
20h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
80€ - 260€
Website
Superfast ferries
Deck
84€
Aircraft-type seats
99€
2 bed inside cabin
256€
3 bed outside cabin
210€ - 260€
Car ferry from Venezia to Patras
Ave. Duration
31h 1m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
85€ - 280€
Website
Superfast ferries
Deck
85€ - 86€
Aircraft-type seats
102€ - 104€
2 bed inside cabin
271€ - 272€
3 bed outside cabin
230€ - 280€

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Athens is 1h ahead of Cannes. It is currently 3:22 AM in Cannes and 4:22 AM in Athens.

Yes, the driving distance between Cannes to Athens is 2464 km. It takes approximately 23h 53m to drive from Cannes to Athens.

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Austrian Airlines, Aegean Airlines, Alitalia and two other airlines offer flights from Nice Airport to Athens Airport.

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There are 3034+ hotels available in Athens. Prices start at 87€ per night.

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The best way to get from Cannes to Nice Airport is to bus which takes 40 min and costs 1€ - 22€.

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