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There are 8 ways to get from Cannes to Milan by bus, train, rideshare, car or plane

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Bus  •  5h 48m

  1. Take the bus from Cannes to Milan N508 / ...

€14 - €24

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Train  •  6h 39m

  1. Take the train from Nice Ville to Milano Centrale Ec

€35 - €55

Bus via Nice Riquier  •  6h 58m

  1. Take the bus from Nice to Milan 492

€24 - €42

Train via Genoa  •  7h 4m

  1. Take the train from Cannes to Ventimiglia Ter
  2. Take the train from Ventimiglia to Genova P.Za Principe Re / ...
  3. Take the train from Genova P.Za Principe to Milano Centrale Ic / ...

€28 - €99

Rideshare  •  4h 18m

  1. Take the rideshare from Cannes to Milan 351.5 km

€19

Drive  •  3h 36m

  1. Drive from Cannes to Milan 351.6 km

€40 - €65

Fly to Milan Linate  •  6h 20m

  1. Fly from Nice (NCE) to Milan Linate (LIN) NCE - LIN

€78 - €190

Fly to Milan Malpensa  •  6h 45m

  1. Fly from Nice (NCE) to Milan Malpensa (MXP) NCE - MXP

€58 - €204

Cannes to Milan by bus

The bus journey time between Cannes and Milan is around 6h 2m and covers a distance of around 360 km. The fastest bus normally takes 5h 51m. Operated by FlixBus, Blablabus and ATM, the Cannes to Milan bus service departs from Cannes and arrives in via bazzoni, 14 prima di p.za conciliazione. Typically nine buses run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Bus route overview

Average bus time:
6h 2m
Fastest bus time:
5h 51m
Buses per week:
9
Cheapest price:
€20
Carbon emissions:
44 kg CO2

First and last buses

First bus departs at:
07:45
Last bus departs at:
19:25

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Cannes to Milan bus schedules

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The cheapest way to get from Cannes to Milan is to rideshare which costs €19 and takes 4h 18m.

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The quickest way to get from Cannes to Milan is to drive which costs €40 - €65 and takes 3h 36m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Cannes to Milan. However, there are services departing from Cannes and arriving at via bazzoni, 14 prima di p.za conciliazione via via natta dopo via trenno. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5h 48m.

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No, there is no direct train from Cannes to Milan. However, there are services departing from Cannes and arriving at Milano Centrale via Nice Ville. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6h 39m.

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It is 274 km from Cannes to Milan. It is approximately 351.6 km to drive.

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The best way to get from Cannes to Milan without a car is to bus which takes 5h 48m and costs €14 - €25.

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It takes approximately 5h 48m to get from Cannes to Milan, including transfers.

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

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Cannes to Milan train services, operated by Thello, depart from Nice Ville station.

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The best way to get from Cannes to Milan is to bus which takes 5h 48m and costs €14 - €25. Alternatively, you can train, which costs €35 - €60 and takes 6h 39m, you could also fly, which costs €75 - €190 and takes 6h 20m.

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Map of how to get from Cannes to Milan.
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  • Distance: 273.9 km
  • Duration: 5h 48m

What companies run services between Cannes, France and Milan, Italy?

FlixBus operates a bus from Cannes to Milan twice daily. Tickets cost €18 - €23 and the journey takes 5h 20m. Blablabus also services this route once daily. Alternatively, Thello operates a train from Nice Ville to Milano Centrale once daily. Tickets cost €20 - €29 and the journey takes 4h 58m.

Airlines
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Nice to Milan Linate via Paris Orly
Ave. Duration
3h 45m
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€80 - €110
Flights from Nice to Milan Linate via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
4h 40m
When
Friday
Estimated price
€80 - €110
Flights from Nice to Milan Linate via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4h 45m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
€80 - €110
Flights from Nice to Milan Linate via Catania
Ave. Duration
5h 20m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
€80 - €110
Flights from Nice to Milan Malpensa via Olbia
Ave. Duration
3h 25m
When
Monday
Estimated price
€75 - €230
Flights from Nice to Milan Malpensa via Naples
Ave. Duration
3h 35m
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€75 - €230
Flights from Nice to Milan Malpensa via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
3h 55m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
€75 - €230
Flights from Nice to Milan Malpensa via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4h 36m
When
Monday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
€75 - €230
Flights from Nice to Milan Malpensa via Palma Mallorca
Ave. Duration
5h 10m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
€75 - €230
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Nice to Milan Linate via Rome
Ave. Duration
3h 36m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€75 - €420
Flights from Nice to Milan Malpensa via Rome
Ave. Duration
3h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€100 - €160
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Nice to Milan Linate via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
7h
When
Every day
Estimated price
€160 - €460
Flights from Nice to Milan Malpensa via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4h
When
Every day
Estimated price
€150 - €460
Flights from Nice to Milan Malpensa via Munich
Ave. Duration
4h 15m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
€150 - €460
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Nice to Milan Linate via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€100 - €270
Flights from Nice to Milan Malpensa via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
5h
When
Every day
Estimated price
€100 - €330
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Nice to Milan Linate via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
5h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€100 - €360
Flights from Nice to Milan Malpensa via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
5h 37m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€85 - €400
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Nice to Milan Linate via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
6h 35m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€150 - €550
Flights from Nice to Milan Malpensa via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
5h 10m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
€100 - €200
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Nice to Milan Linate via Brussels
Ave. Duration
5h 5m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€110 - €240
Flights from Nice to Milan Malpensa via Brussels
Ave. Duration
4h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€180 - €310
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Nice to Milan Linate via Madrid
Ave. Duration
7h 20m
When
Monday, Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
€90 - €340
Flights from Nice to Milan Malpensa via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
5h
When
Every day
Estimated price
€50 - €370
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Nice to Milan Malpensa via Vienna
Ave. Duration
4h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€140 - €390
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Nice to Milan Malpensa via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
5h
When
Every day
Estimated price
€50 - €370
Luxair
Website
luxair.lu
Flights from Nice to Milan Malpensa via Luxembourg
Ave. Duration
5h
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
€180 - €550
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Nice to Milan Malpensa via Cologne Bonn
Ave. Duration
5h 5m
When
Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€100 - €140
Blue Air
Website
flyblueair.com
Flights from Nice to Milan Malpensa via Bucharest Otopeni
Ave. Duration
5h 40m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
€35 - €190
Train operators
Thello
Phone
+33 1 83 82 00 00
Website
thello.com
Train from Nice Ville to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
4h 58m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€20 - €29
Website
Thello
Train from Ventimiglia to Genova P.Za Principe
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€13 - €18
Website
Thello
Train from Genova P.Za Principe to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
1h 36m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€13 - €18
Website
Thello
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 Ventimiglia
Ave. Duration
1h 39m
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 Genova P.Za Principe
Ave. Duration
2h 20m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
€9 - €20
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
€18 - €20
Train from Genova P.Za Principe to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
1h 51m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€9 - €20
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
€17 - €20
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 Genova P.Za Principe
Ave. Duration
2h 2m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
€10 - €14
Website
Trenitalia Intercity
2nd Class
€10 - €14
Train from Genova P.Za Principe to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
1h 41m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
€9 - €14
Website
Trenitalia Intercity
2nd Class
€9 - €14
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 Genova P.Za Principe to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
1h 48m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€14 - €55
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
€14 - €19
Base Standard
€29 - €40
Base Premium
€35 - €55
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).

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Cannes to Milan
Ave. Duration
5h 20m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€18 - €23
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Nice to Milan
Ave. Duration
4h 45m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
€17 - €22
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 Milan
Ave. Duration
6h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€13 - €17
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.

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Contact Details
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Cannes to Milan
Ave. Duration
4h 18m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€19
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

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There is no direct flight from Nice Airport to Milan Linate Airport. The quickest flight takes 3h 25m and has one stopover.

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

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Cannes to Milan train services, operated by Thello, arrive at Milano Centrale station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Cannes to Milan is 352 km. It takes approximately 3h 36m to drive from Cannes to Milan.

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