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There are 6 ways to get from Cannes to Lyon by train, bus, rideshare, car or plane

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Train  •  4h 4m

  1. Take the train from Cannes to Lyon Perrache Tgv

80€ - 110€

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Bus  •  6h 25m

  1. Take the bus from Cannes, Cannes to Lyon, Lyon Perrache 1649 / ...

15€ - 28€

4 alternative options

Rideshare  •  5h 13m

  1. Take the rideshare from Cannes to Lyon 443.1 km

27€

Drive  •  4h 6m

  1. Drive from Cannes to Lyon 441.2 km

50€ - 80€

Fly from Nice  •  2h 59m

  1. Fly from Nice (NCE) to Lyon (LYS) NCE - LYS

74€ - 323€

Train to Marseille, fly  •  5h 12m

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

112€ - 456€

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The cheapest way to get from Cannes to Lyon is to bus which costs 15€ - 28€ and takes 6h 25m.

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The quickest way to get from Cannes to Lyon is to fly which costs 70€ - 330€ and takes 2h 59m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Cannes, Cannes and arriving at Lyon, Lyon Perrache. Services depart every four hours, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 6h 25m.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Cannes and arriving at Lyon Perrache. Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 4h 4m.

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The distance between Cannes and Lyon is 298 km. The road distance is 441.2 km.

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The best way to get from Cannes to Lyon without a car is to train which takes 4h 4m and costs 80€ - 110€.

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The train from Cannes to Lyon Perrache takes 4h 4m including transfers and departs once daily.

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

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

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The best way to get from Cannes to Lyon is to train which takes 4h 4m and costs 80€ - 110€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 15€ - 28€ and takes 6h 25m, you could also fly, which costs 70€ - 330€ and takes 2h 59m.

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Map of how to get from Cannes to Lyon.
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  • Distance: 298.4 km
  • Duration: 4h 4m

What companies run services between Cannes, France and Lyon, France?

TGV inOui operates a train from Cannes to Lyon Perrache once daily. Tickets cost 80€ - 110€ and the journey takes 4h 4m. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Cannes, Cannes to Lyon, Lyon Perrache every 4 hours. Tickets cost 23€ - 28€ and the journey takes 6h 25m. Blablabus also services this route 3 times a day.

Airlines
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Nice to Lyon
Ave. Duration
56 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
45€ - 250€
Flights from Marseille to Lyon
Ave. Duration
51 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
80€ - 700€
Train operators
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 Cannes to Lyon Perrache
Ave. Duration
4h 4m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
80€ - 110€
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
80€ - 95€
1st Class
90€ - 110€
Train from Cannes to Marseille St Charles
Ave. Duration
2h 8m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
40€ - 50€
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
40€ - 50€
1st Class
40€ - 50€
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
23€ - 50€
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
23€ - 35€
Rail 1st Class
30€ - 50€
Thello
Phone
+33 1 83 82 00 00
Website
thello.com
Train from Cannes to Marseille St Charles
Ave. Duration
2h 5m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
15€ - 21€
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, Cannes to Lyon, Lyon Perrache
Ave. Duration
6h 25m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
23€ - 28€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Blablabus

As the bus subsidiary of French railway SNCF, Ouibus offers eco-friendly coaches serving 35 French cities and 10 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 Cannes to Lyon - Perrache Bus Station
Ave. Duration
6h 15m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
15€ - 19€
Website
Blablabus
Other operators
BlaBlaCar

Blablacar is a popular ridesharing platform with 70 million users over 22 (mostly European) countries. The basic idea is that you carpool with locals who are already planning to drive your route and have space in their car. With some flexibility, you’ll get to your destination often faster and cheaper than other means. On the website or app, enter your departure and arrival points and your date of travel, sift through the profiles of drivers who’ve posted pre-planned drives and find one whose timing and preferences match yours. Request to join the ride, wait to be accepted, and pay your share of the set price.

Rome2rio's guide to BlaBlaCar
Contact Details
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Cannes to Lyon
Ave. Duration
5h 13m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
27€
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

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The quickest flight from Nice Airport to Lyon Airport is the direct flight which takes 55 min.

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Cannes to Lyon bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Lyon, Lyon Perrache station.

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Cannes to Lyon train services, operated by TGV inOui, arrive at Lyon Perrache station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Cannes to Lyon is 441 km. It takes approximately 4h 6m to drive from Cannes to Lyon.

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Air France offers flights from Nice Airport to Lyon Airport.

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Book your Cannes to Lyon train tickets online with Omio.

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

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Check out Blablacar's carpooling service for rideshare options between Cannes and Lyon. A great option if you don't have a driver's licence or want to avoid public transport.

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