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There are 9 ways to get from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Cannes by plane, train, bus, car, car train or car ferry

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Fly to Nice  •  2h 56m

  1. Fly from London Gatwick (LGW) to Nice (NCE) LGW - NCE

65€ - 197€

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Train, bus  •  23h 44m

  1. Take the train from Gatwick Airport to London Victoria
  2. Take the bus from London - Victoria Coach Station to Lille 452
  3. Take the bus from Lille to Cannes

49€ - 89€

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Fly to Marseille, train  •  5h 19m

  1. Fly from London Gatwick (LGW) to Marseille (MRS) LGW - MRS
  2. Take the train from Marseille St Charles to Cannes

67€ - 207€

Fly to Monaco  •  5h 17m

  1. Fly from London Gatwick (LGW) to Monaco (MCM) LGW - MCM

117€ - 364€

Train via Paris  •  10h 49m

  1. Take the train from Gatwick Airport to London St Pancras International LL
  2. Take the train from London St Pancras Eurostar to Paris Nord Eil
  3. Take the train from Paris Gare De Lyon to Cannes Tgv

257€ - 561€

Train  •  12h 1m

  1. Take the train from Gatwick Airport to London St Pancras International LL
  2. Take the train from London St Pancras Eurostar to Lille Europe Eil
  3. Take the train from Lille Europe to Cannes Tgv

260€ - 588€

Train, bus via Paris  •  26h 20m

  1. Take the train from Gatwick Airport to London Victoria
  2. Take the bus from London to Paris, Gallieni 450
  3. Take the bus from Paris, Gallieni to Nice Aéroport

81€ - 129€

Drive, Eurotunnel  •  12h 40m

  1. Drive from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Folkestone
  2. Take the Eurotunnel from Folkestone to Calais-Fréthun
  3. Drive from Calais-Fréthun to Cannes

287€ - 373€

Drive, car ferry  •  13h 57m

  1. Drive from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Dover
  2. Take the car ferry from Dover to Calais
  3. Drive from Calais to Cannes

150€ - 272€

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The social distance requirement in Cannes is 1 metre.

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The cheapest way to get from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Cannes is to train and bus which costs £45 - £85 and takes 23h 44m.

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The quickest way to get from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Cannes is to fly which costs £55 - £180 and takes 2h 56m.

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No, there is no direct train from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Cannes. However, there are services departing from Gatwick Airport and arriving at Cannes via London St Pancras Eurostar, Paris Nord and Paris Gare De Lyon. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 10h 49m.

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The distance between London Gatwick Airport (LGW) and Cannes is 1003 km.

The best way to get from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Cannes without a car is to train via Paris which takes 10h 49m and costs £230 - £550.

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It takes approximately 2h 56m to get from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Cannes, including transfers.

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London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Cannes train services, operated by Thameslink, depart from Gatwick Airport station.

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The best way to get from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Cannes is to fly which takes 2h 56m and costs £55 - £180. Alternatively, you can train via Paris, which costs £230 - £550 and takes 10h 49m.

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The quickest flight from London Gatwick Airport to Nice Airport is the direct flight which takes 2h.

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Cannes is 1h ahead of London Gatwick Airport (LGW). It is currently 4:46 PM in London Gatwick Airport (LGW) and 5:46 PM in Cannes.

Map of how to get from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Cannes.
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  • Distance: 1002.5 km
  • Duration: 2h 56m

What companies run services between London Gatwick Airport (LGW), England and Cannes, France?

easyJet and British Airways fly from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Cannes every 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Cannes via London St Pancras International LL, London St Pancras Eurostar, Paris Nord, and Paris Gare De Lyon in around 10h 49m.

Airlines
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from London Gatwick to Nice
Ave. Duration
2h 2m
When
Every day
Estimated price
70€ - 350€
Flights from London Gatwick to Nice via Geneva
Ave. Duration
4h 16m
When
Monday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
70€ - 350€
Flights from London Gatwick to Nice via Toulouse
Ave. Duration
4h
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
70€ - 350€
Flights from London Gatwick to Nice via Basel
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
70€ - 350€
Flights from London Gatwick to Marseille
Ave. Duration
1h 57m
When
Every day
Estimated price
60€ - 260€
FlexFlight ApS
Website
flexflight.dk
Flights from London Gatwick to Monaco via Nice
Ave. Duration
3h 19m
When
Every day
Estimated price
85€ - 370€
Flights from London Gatwick to Monaco via Geneva, Nice
Ave. Duration
5h 30m
When
Monday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
75€ - 330€
Flights from London Gatwick to Monaco via Basel, Nice
Ave. Duration
5h 25m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
80€ - 340€
Flights from London Gatwick to Monaco via Copenhagen, Nice
Ave. Duration
6h 17m
When
Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
120€ - 700€
Flights from London Gatwick to Monaco via Tunis, Nice
Ave. Duration
6h 45m
When
Monday and Thursday
Estimated price
460€ - 1000€
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from London Gatwick to Nice
Ave. Duration
2h 10m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
100€ - 480€
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 Marseille St Charles to Cannes
Ave. Duration
2h 7m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
40€ - 50€
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
40€ - 50€
1st Class
40€ - 50€
Train from Paris Gare De Lyon to Cannes
Ave. Duration
5h 25m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
130€ - 190€
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
130€ - 160€
1st Class
150€ - 190€
Train from Lille Europe to Cannes
Ave. Duration
7h 43m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
160€ - 230€
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
160€ - 190€
1st Class
190€ - 230€
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 Marseille St Charles to Cannes
Ave. Duration
2h 6m
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 Marseille St Charles to Cannes
Ave. Duration
2h 6m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
15€ - 21€
Website
Thello
Thameslink
Phone
0345 026 4700
Website
thameslinkrailway.com
Train from Gatwick Airport to London St Pancras International LL
Ave. Duration
56 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
15€ - 19€
Website
Thameslink
Anytime
15€ - 19€
Eurostar
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Contact Details
Phone
+44 343 218 6186
Website
eurostar.com
Train from London St Pancras Eurostar to Paris Nord
Ave. Duration
2h 16m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
110€ - 350€
Website
Eurostar
Business Premier
310€ - 350€
Standard
110€ - 140€
Standard Premier
160€ - 210€
Train from London St Pancras Eurostar to Lille Europe
Ave. Duration
1h 22m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
85€ - 340€
Website
Eurostar
Business Premier
300€ - 340€
Standard
85€ - 110€
Standard Premier
130€ - 170€
Eurotunnel
Phone
+44 (0) 8443 35 35 35
Website
eurotunnel.com
Car train from Folkestone to Calais-Fréthun
Ave. Duration
25 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
144€
Website
Eurotunnel
Bus operators
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 London - Victoria Coach Station to Lille
Ave. Duration
6h
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
11€ - 15€
Website
Blablabus
Bus from Lille to Cannes
Ave. Duration
15h 5m
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
28€ - 35€
Website
Blablabus
Eurolines FR

Eurolines is a network of coach companies that operate throughout Europe plus Morocco. It’s an affordable way to travel around the continent, with tickets starting at €5. All coaches have Wi-Fi, plug sockets and USBs, reclining chairs and toilets, and a standard ticket includes up to two medium suitcases plus carry-on luggage. Within France, Eurolines serves 69 destinations; including Paris, Lyon, Versailles, Nice and Bordeaux.

Contact Details
Phone
+ 33 1 41 86 24 21
Website
eurolines.fr
Bus from London to Lille, Europe
Ave. Duration
6h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
20€ - 29€
Website
Eurolines FR
Bus from London to Paris, Gallieni
Ave. Duration
8h 45m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
27€ - 40€
Website
Eurolines FR
Bus from Paris, Gallieni to Nice Aéroport
Ave. Duration
13h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
40€ - 60€
Website
Eurolines FR
Ferry operators
DFDS Seaways
Phone
+45 33 42 30 10
Email
incoming@dfdsseaways.dk​​
Website
dfds.com
Car ferry from Dover to Calais
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
4€ - 50€
Website
dfds.co.uk
Reclining seat
21€ - 28€
Reclining Seat
26€
Bed in a 4 berth inside shared cabin
5€
2-bed inside cabin
35€ - 50€

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London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Cannes train services, operated by TGV inOui, arrive at Cannes station.

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British Airways and easyJet offer flights from London Gatwick Airport to Nice Airport.

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There are 5542+ hotels available in Cannes. Prices start at 87€ per night.

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