There are 4 ways to get from Cannes to Portofino by train, bus or car

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Recommended option

Train Thello  •  6 h

  1. Take the train from Cannes to Genova Piazza Principe

$45 - $63

Cheapest option

Train via Ventimiglia  •  7 h 18 min

  1. Take the train from Cannes to Ventimiglia
  2. Take the train from Ventimiglia to Genova Piazza Principe Reg / ...

$29 - $59

2 alternative options

Bus  •  8 h 11 min

  1. Take the bus from Nice Airport to Genova
  2. Take the bus from Genova to Rapallo 75T / ...

$70 - $111

Drive  •  2 h 56 min

  1. Drive from Cannes to Portofino 167.7 miles

$40 - $60

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The cheapest way to get from Cannes to Portofino is to train which costs 25€ - 55€ and takes 7 h 18 min.

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The quickest way to get from Cannes to Portofino is to drive which costs 30€ - 50€ and takes 2 h 56 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Cannes to Portofino. However, there are services departing from Cannes Hôtel de Ville and arriving at Portofino via Nice Airport, Genova, Rapallo and Santa Margherita Ligure. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 8 h 11 min.

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The distance between Cannes and Portofino is 195 km. The road distance is 268.2 km.

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The best way to get from Cannes to Portofino without a car is to train which takes 6 h and costs 35€ - 55€.

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It takes approximately 6 h to get from Cannes to Portofino, including transfers.

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Cannes to Portofino bus services, operated by Eurolines FR, depart from Nice Airport station.

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The best way to get from Cannes to Portofino is to train which takes 6 h and costs 35€ - 55€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 60€ - 95€ and takes 8 h 11 min.

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Map of how to get from Cannes to Portofino.
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  • Distance: 121.7 miles
  • Duration: 6 h

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

Thello operates a train from Cannes to Portofino once daily. Tickets cost $40 - $55 and the journey takes 3 h 34 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Cannes to Portofino via Nice Airport, Nice Airport, Genova, Rapallo, and Santa Margherita Ligure in around 8 h 11 min.

Train operators
Thello
Phone
+33 1 83 82 00 00
Website
thello.com
Train from Cannes to Genova Piazza Principe
Ave. Duration
3 h 34 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$40 - $55
Website
thello.com
SNCF

Loosely translated as the French National Railway Corporation, the SNCF is France’s state-owned railway company. It covers the country’s extensive rail network, as well as the TGV and Thalys, France’s two high-speed railway networks. With over 14,000 trains operating daily, it is a fast and efficient way of travelling around the country. 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
1 h 44 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$16 - $24
Website
en.oui.sncf
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 Piazza Principe
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$10 - $24
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
1st Class
$19 - $24
Russian Railways
Website
rzd.ru
Train from Ventimiglia to Genova Piazza Principe
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$20 - $26
Website
pass.rzd.ru
Bus operators

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