There are 5 ways to get from Lyon to Cannes by train, bus, car or plane

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Train  •  4h

  1. Take the train from Lyon Perrache to Cannes Tgv

80€ - 110€

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Bus  •  6h 40m

  1. Take the bus from Lyon - Perrache Bus Station to Cannes Strasbourg > Mulhouse > Montbéliard > Besançon > Lyon - Perrache Bus Station > Aix-en-Provence > Fréjus - Saint-Raphaël > Cannes > Antibes > Nice - Bus station / ...

15€ - 28€

3 alternative options

Drive  •  4h 8m

  1. Drive from Lyon to Cannes 442.1 km

50€ - 80€

Fly to Nice  •  3h 20m

  1. Fly from Lyon (LYS) to Nice (NCE) LYS - NCE

95€ - 258€

Fly to Marseille, train  •  5h 43m

  1. Fly from Lyon (LYS) to Marseille (MRS) LYS - MRS
  2. Take the train from Marseille St Charles to Cannes

108€ - 375€

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The cheapest way to get from Lyon to Cannes is to bus which costs 15€ - 28€ and takes 6h 40m.

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The quickest way to get from Lyon to Cannes is to fly which costs 90€ - 260€ and takes 3h 20m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Lyon - Perrache Bus Station station and arriving at Cannes. Services depart four times a day, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 6h 40m.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Lyon Perrache and arriving at Cannes. Services depart five times a week, and operate Monday to Friday. The journey takes approximately 4h.

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The distance between Lyon and Cannes is 298 km. The road distance is 442.1 km.

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The best way to get from Lyon to Cannes without a car is to train which takes 4h and costs 80€ - 110€.

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The train from Lyon Perrache to Cannes takes 4h including transfers and departs five times a week.

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Lyon to Cannes bus services, operated by Blablabus, depart from Lyon - Perrache Bus Station.

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Lyon to Cannes train services, operated by TGV inOui, depart from Lyon Perrache station.

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The best way to get from Lyon to Cannes is to train which takes 4h and costs 80€ - 110€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 15€ - 28€ and takes 6h 40m, you could also fly, which costs 90€ - 260€ and takes 3h 20m.

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Map of how to get from Lyon to Cannes.
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  • Distance: 298.4 km
  • Duration: 4h

What companies run services between Lyon, France and Cannes, France?

TGV inOui operates a train from Lyon Perrache to Cannes 5 times a week. Tickets cost 80€ - 110€ and the journey takes 4h. Alternatively, Blablabus operates a bus from Lyon - Perrache Bus Station to Cannes 3 times a day. Tickets cost 15€ - 19€ and the journey takes 6h 40m. FlixBus also services this route 4 times a day.

Airlines
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Lyon to Nice
Ave. Duration
56 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
75€ - 250€
Flights from Lyon to Marseille
Ave. Duration
51 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
85€ - 330€
Nouvel Air Tunisie
Website
nouvelair.com
Flights from Lyon to Nice
Ave. Duration
1h
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
120€ - 310€
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 Lyon Perrache to Cannes
Ave. Duration
4h
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
80€ - 110€
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
80€ - 95€
1st Class
90€ - 110€
Train from Marseille St Charles to Cannes
Ave. Duration
2h 6m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
40€ - 50€
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
40€ - 50€
1st Class
40€ - 50€
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
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 Lyon - Perrache Bus Station to Cannes
Ave. Duration
6h 40m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
15€ - 19€
Website
Blablabus
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves 2000+ destinations in 29 countries, including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands and Croatia and into Scandinavia and eastern Europe, as well as some US cities. Coaches have toilets, free WiFi and power outlets, plus snacks and drinks for purchase on board. Flixbus is a good choice for the budget-conscious traveller; purchase tickets in advance for the cheapest fares (note: there is no option to reserve a seat in advance).

Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Lyon, Lyon Perrache to Cannes, Cannes
Ave. Duration
6h 35m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
22€ - 28€
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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The quickest flight from Lyon Airport to Nice Airport is the direct flight which takes 55 min.

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Lyon to Cannes bus services, operated by Blablabus, arrive at Cannes station.

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Lyon to Cannes train services, operated by TGV inOui, arrive at Cannes station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Lyon to Cannes is 442 km. It takes approximately 4h 8m to drive from Lyon to Cannes.

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Nouvel Air Tunisie and Air France offer flights from Lyon Airport to Nice Airport.

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Book your Lyon to Cannes train tickets online with Omio.

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Book your Lyon to Cannes bus tickets online with Omio and FlixBus.

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There are 5080+ hotels available in Cannes. Prices start at 87€ per night.

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The best way to get from Lyon to Lyon Airport is to Rhonexpress which takes 29 min and costs 14€ - 17€.

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