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There are 7 ways to get from Geneva to Cannes by train, bus, night bus, car or plane

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Train via Marseille-St-Charles  •  6 h 31 min

  1. Take the train from Genève to Marseille-St-Charles Tgv
  2. Take the train from Marseille-St-Charles to Cannes Tgv

$124 - $153

Cheapest option

Bus  •  9 h 59 min

  1. Take the bus from Geneva to Aix-en-Provence 739
  2. Take the bus from Aix-en-Provence to Cannes Gare Routière

$35 - $55

5 alternative options

Train  •  7 h 11 min

  1. Take the train from Genève to Lyon Part Dieu Lyon - Genève / ...
  2. Take the train from Lyon Part Dieu to Cannes Tgv

$132 - $162

Night bus, bus  •  10 h 40 min

  1. Take the night bus from Geneva - Bus station to Grenoble - Bus station Ouibus
  2. Take the bus from GRENOBLE Gare Routiere to GRASSE Gare Routiere Ler 31

$48 - $65

Drive  •  5 h 25 min

  1. Drive from Geneva to Cannes 369.4 miles

$75 - $120

Fly from Geneva  •  4 h 20 min

  1. Fly from Geneva (GVA) to Nice (NCE) GVA - NCE

$56 - $155

Train to Lyon, fly  •  5 h 36 min

  1. Take the train from Genève to Lyon Part Dieu
  2. Fly from Lyon (LYS) to Nice (NCE) LYS - NCE

$99 - $341

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The cheapest way to get from Geneva to Cannes is to bus which costs SFr 35 - SFr 55 and takes 9 h 59 min.

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The quickest way to get from Geneva to Cannes is to fly which costs SFr 55 - SFr 160 and takes 4 h 20 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Geneva to Cannes. However, there are services departing from Geneva and arriving at Cannes Gare Routière via P+R Krypton Quai 8 and Aix-en-Provence. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 9 h 59 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Geneva to Cannes. However, there are services departing from Genève and arriving at Cannes via Marseille-St-Charles. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6 h 31 min.

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The distance between Geneva and Cannes is 303 km. The road distance is 591.1 km.

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The best way to get from Geneva to Cannes without a car is to train which takes 6 h 31 min and costs SFr 120 - SFr 160.

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It takes approximately 6 h 31 min to get from Geneva to Cannes, including transfers.

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

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

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The best way to get from Geneva to Cannes is to train which takes 6 h 31 min and costs SFr 120 - SFr 160. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs SFr 35 - SFr 55 and takes 9 h 59 min, you could also fly, which costs SFr 55 - SFr 160 and takes 4 h 20 min.

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Map of how to get from Geneva to Cannes.
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  • Distance: 189.1 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 31 min

What companies run services between Geneva, Switzerland and Cannes, France?

You can take a train from Geneva to Cannes via Marseille-St-Charles in around 6 h 31 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Geneva to Cannes via Aix-en-Provence, P+R Krypton Quai 8, Gare Routiere Quai 1, and Aix-en-Provence in around 9 h 59 min.

Airlines
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Geneva to Nice
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $190
Hop!
Website
hop.com
Flights from Lyon to Nice
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $450
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Geneva to Nice
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$35 - $240
Nouvel Air Tunisie
Website
nouvelair.com
Flights from Lyon to Nice
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
$30 - $260
Train operators
inOui TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Genève to Marseille-St-Charles
Ave. Duration
3 h 33 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$90 - $105
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$90 - $105
1st Class
$120 - $180
Train from Marseille-St-Charles to Cannes
Ave. Duration
2 h 4 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$40 - $50
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$40 - $50
1st Class
$60 - $80
Train from Lyon Part Dieu to Cannes
Ave. Duration
4 h 11 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$100 - $115
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$100 - $115
1st Class
$130 - $200
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 Marseille-St-Charles to Cannes
Ave. Duration
2 h 12 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$30 - $45
1st Class
$40 - $70
Train from Gare de Genève to Gare de Lyon-Part-Dieu
Ave. Duration
1 h 51 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Schedules at
bretagne.prod.navitia.com
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. Swiss Railways codeshares with American Airlines and Swiss International Air Lines out of Zurich International Airport.

Contact Details
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Genève to Lyon Part Dieu
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Sncf Ter
Website
bretagne.prod.navitia.com
Train from Gare de Genève to Gare de Lyon-Part-Dieu
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Schedules at
bretagne.prod.navitia.com
Bus operators
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves over 1400 destinations, in 26 countries including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands, Croatia, Spain, and across Scandinavia and central and eastern Europe. Founded in 2012, Flixbus’ extensive network connects cities with approximately 200,000 trips, with buses often departing every 30 minutes. One of the most affordable ways to get around Europe (and expanding soon into the US), a Flixbus journey is cost-effective, well-connected, comfortable and safe.

Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Geneva to Aix-en-Provence
Ave. Duration
6 h 55 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$24 - $45
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Isilines
Phone
0 892 89 12 00
Website
isilines.com
Bus from Aix-en-Provence to Cannes Gare Routière
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$10 - $14
Schedules at
isilines.com
Ouibus

As the bus subsidiary of French railway SNCF, Ouibus offers comfortable, eco-friendly coaches serving 35 French cities and 11 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
Night bus from Geneva - Bus station to Grenoble - Bus station
Ave. Duration
2 h 55 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$6 - $9
Website
Ouibus
Lignes Express
Phone
0 821 202 203
Website
info-ler.fr
Bus from GRENOBLE Gare Routiere to GRASSE Gare Routiere
Ave. Duration
5 h 30 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$40 - $55
Schedules at
info-ler.fr

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The quickest flight from Geneva Airport to Nice Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h.

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Geneva to Cannes bus services, operated by Isilines, arrive at Cannes Gare Routière station.

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Geneva to Cannes train services, operated by SNCF, arrive at Cannes station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Geneva to Cannes is 591 km. It takes approximately 5 h 25 min to drive from Geneva to Cannes.

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Swiss and easyJet offer flights from Geneva Airport to Nice Airport.

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There are 4283+ hotels available in Cannes. Prices start at $79 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Geneva to Geneva Airport is to line 1 train which takes 7 min and costs SFr 10 - SFr 18.

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