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

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

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Bus via Genoa, Genoa  •  7h 31m

  1. Take the bus from Lugano - P&R Fornaci to Genova - Stazione Marittima
  2. Take the bus from Genoa, Genoa to Nice, Nice 482 / ...

$70 - $112

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Train  •  7h 48m

  1. Take the train from Lugano to Milano Centrale Ece / ...
  2. Take the train from Milano Centrale to Ventimiglia Ec / ...
  3. Take the train from Gare de Ventimiglia-Stazione to Gare de Cannes

$58 - $129

6 alternative options

Bus Eurolines FR  •  9h 18m

  1. Take the bus from Lugano to Nice

$69 - $94

Drive  •  4h 22m

  1. Drive from Lugano to Cannes 269.1 miles

$55 - $85

Fly Lugano to Nice  •  6h 33m

  1. Fly from Lugano (LUG) to Nice (NCE) LUG - NCE

$151 - $334

Train to Zurich, fly to Nice  •  7h 19m

  1. Take the train from Lugano to Zürich HB
  2. Fly from Zurich (ZRH) to Nice (NCE) ZRH - NCE

$141 - $372

Train to Milan Linate, fly to Nice  •  4h 55m

  1. Take the train from Lugano to Milano Centrale
  2. Fly from Milan Linate (LIN) to Nice (NCE) LIN - NCE

$135 - $441

Fly Milan Malpensa to Marseille, train  •  7h 41m

  1. Fly from Milan Malpensa (MXP) to Marseille (MRS) MXP - MRS
  2. Take the train from Gare de Marseille-St-Charles to Gare de Cannes

$125 - $360

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The cheapest way to get from Lugano to Cannes is to drive which costs SFr 55 - SFr 85 and takes 4h 22m.

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The quickest way to get from Lugano to Cannes is to drive which costs SFr 55 - SFr 85 and takes 4h 22m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Lugano to Cannes. However, there are services departing from Lugano - P&R Fornaci and arriving at Cannes Hôtel de Ville via Genoa, Genoa and Nice Airport. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7h 31m.

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No, there is no direct train from Lugano to Cannes. However, there are services departing from Lugano and arriving at Gare de Cannes via Milano Centrale and Gare de Ventimiglia-Stazione. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7h 48m.

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The distance between Lugano and Cannes is 314 km. The road distance is 430.5 km.

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The best way to get from Lugano to Cannes without a car is to bus which takes 7h 31m and costs SFr 70 - SFr 120.

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It takes approximately 7h 31m to get from Lugano to Cannes, including transfers.

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Lugano to Cannes bus services, operated by Domo Reisen, depart from Lugano - P&R Fornaci station.

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Lugano to Cannes train services, operated by Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS), depart from Lugano station.

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The best way to get from Lugano to Cannes is to bus which takes 7h 31m and costs SFr 70 - SFr 120. Alternatively, you can train, which costs SFr 55 - SFr 130 and takes 7h 48m, you could also fly, which costs SFr 150 - SFr 340 and takes 6h 33m.

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Map of how to get from Lugano to Cannes.
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  • Distance: 196 miles
  • Duration: 7h 31m

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

You can take a bus from Lugano to Cannes via Genova - Stazione Marittima, Genoa, Genoa, Nice, Nice, and Nice Airport in around 7h 31m. Alternatively, you can take a train from Lugano to Cannes via Milano Centrale, Ventimiglia, and Gare de Ventimiglia-Stazione in around 7h 48m.

Airlines
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Lugano to Nice via Zurich
Ave. Duration
4h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $500
Flights from Zurich to Nice
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $420
Hop!
Website
hop.com
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Marseille via Lyon
Ave. Duration
2h 58m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$210 - $650
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Lugano to Nice via Zurich, Munich
Ave. Duration
6h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $700
Twin Jet
Website
twinjet.fr
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Marseille
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $650
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Lugano to Nice via Zurich, Vienna
Ave. Duration
6h 55m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$170 - $850
FlexFlight ApS
Website
flexflight.dk
Flights from Milan Linate to Nice
Ave. Duration
45m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$95 - $360
Train operators
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 Lugano to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
1h 16m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$22 - $40
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Lugano to Zürich HB
Ave. Duration
2h 55m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$55 - $110
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Trenitalia Eurocity

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 Lugano to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
1h 13m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$21 - $30
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Train from Milano Centrale to Ventimiglia
Ave. Duration
3h 44m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$45 - $65
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Train from Lugano to Zuerich Hb
Ave. Duration
2h 7m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$35 - $50
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
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 Milano Centrale to Ventimiglia(fr)
Ave. Duration
3h 54m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$20 - $45
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
1st Class
$35 - $45
Train from Ventimiglia to Cannes
Ave. Duration
1h 38m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$16 - $23
Website
orario.trenitalia.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 Gare de Ventimiglia-Stazione to Gare de Cannes
Ave. Duration
1h 41m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$16 - $24
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$16 - $24
1st Class
$21 - $35
Train from Gare de Marseille-St-Charles to Gare de Cannes
Ave. Duration
2h 11m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$30 - $45
1st Class
$40 - $70
inOui TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Marseille-St-Charles to Cannes
Ave. Duration
2h 4m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$40 - $50
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$40 - $50
1st Class
$60 - $80
Bus operators
Domo Reisen
Phone
0041 44 828 60 40
Email
info@domo-reisen.ch
Website
domo-reisen.ch
Bus from Lugano - P&R Fornaci to Genova - Stazione Marittima
Ave. Duration
2h 45m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$50 - $70
Schedules at
domo-reisen.ch
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 Genoa, Genoa to Nice, Nice
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$11 - $20
Website
flixbus.co.uk
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There is no direct flight from Lugano Airport to Nice Airport. The quickest flight takes 3h and has one stopover.

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

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Lugano to Cannes train services, operated by SNCF, arrive at Gare de Cannes station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Lugano to Cannes is 431 km. It takes approximately 4h 22m to drive from Lugano to Cannes.

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Austrian Airlines, Lufthansa and Swiss offer flights from Lugano Airport to Nice Airport.

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There are 4512+ hotels available in Cannes. Prices start at $79 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Lugano to Lugano Airport is to line 60 train which takes 12m and costs SFr 9 - SFr 17.

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