There are 7 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  •  7 h 41 min

  1. Take the bus from Lugano - P&R Fornaci to Genova - Stazione Marittima
  2. Take the bus from Genoa, Genoa to Nice, Nice 492 / ...

$83 - $115

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Train  •  7 h 53 min

  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 Ventimiglia to Cannes

$60 - $135

5 alternative options

Bus Eurolines FR  •  9 h 17 min

  1. Take the bus from Lugano to Nice

$70 - $96

Drive  •  4 h 22 min

  1. Drive from Lugano to Cannes 269.1 miles

$55 - $85

Fly Lugano to Nice  •  6 h 30 min

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

$151 - $335

Train to Zurich, fly to Nice  •  6 h 37 min

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

$136 - $376

Fly Milan Malpensa to Marseille, train  •  7 h 44 min

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

$126 - $346

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Lugano to Cannes is to drive which costs SFr 55 - SFr 80 and takes 4 h 22 min.

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The quickest way to get from Lugano to Cannes is to drive which costs SFr 55 - SFr 80 and takes 4 h 22 min.

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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 7 h 41 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Lugano to Cannes. However, there are services departing from Lugano and arriving at Cannes via Milano Centrale and Ventimiglia. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7 h 53 min.

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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 7 h 41 min and costs SFr 80 - SFr 110.

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It takes approximately 7 h 41 min to get from Lugano to Cannes, including transfers.

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Lugano to Cannes bus services, operated by Eurolines FR, depart from Lugano 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 7 h 41 min and costs SFr 80 - SFr 110. Alternatively, you can train, which costs SFr 55 - SFr 130 and takes 7 h 53 min, you could also fly, which costs SFr 140 - SFr 330 and takes 6 h 30 min.

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Map of how to get from Lugano to Cannes.
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  • Distance: 196 miles
  • Duration: 7 h 41 min

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 7 h 41 min. Alternatively, you can take a train from Lugano to Cannes via Milano Centrale and Ventimiglia in around 7 h 53 min.

Airlines
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Lugano to Nice via Zurich
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $500
Flights from Zurich to Nice
Ave. Duration
1 h 11 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $420
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Lugano to Nice via Zurich, Munich
Ave. Duration
5 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $700
Flights from Lugano to Nice via Zurich, Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
6 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $750
Flights from Zurich to Nice via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $600
Twin Jet
Website
twinjet.fr
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Marseille
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $650
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Zurich to Nice
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Monday, Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$40 - $150
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
1 h 16 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$23 - $45
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Lugano to Zürich HB
Ave. Duration
2 h 9 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$60 - $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
1 h 15 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$22 - $30
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Train from Milano Centrale to Ventimiglia
Ave. Duration
3 h 44 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$45 - $70
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Train from Lugano to Zuerich Hb
Ave. Duration
2 h 9 min
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
3 h 54 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$21 - $45
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
1st Class
$35 - $45
Train from Ventimiglia to Cannes
Ave. Duration
1 h 38 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$16 - $24
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.

Rome2rio's guide to SNCF
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 - $50
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$30 - $50
1st Class
$45 - $70
TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
sncf.com
Train from Marseille-St-Charles to Cannes
Ave. Duration
2 h 15 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$40 - $50
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$40 - $50
1st Class
$65 - $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
2 h 45 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$55 - $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
2 h 40 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$12 - $20
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Eurolines FR
Phone
+ 33 1 41 86 24 21
Website
eurolines.fr
Bus from Lugano to Nice
Ave. Duration
7 h 29 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$65 - $95
Schedules at
eurolines.fr

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