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There are 6 ways to get from Lyon to Cannes by train, bus, night train, car or plane

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Train  •  4h

  1. Take the train from Lyon Part Dieu to Cannes Tgv

€80 - €110

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Bus  •  6h 20m

  1. Take the bus from Lyon Perrache to Cannes N719 / ...

€15 - €29

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Night train  •  5h 55m

  1. Take the night train from Lyon Perrache to Cannes Ic0770

€130 - €250

Drive  •  4h 11m

  1. Drive from Lyon to Cannes 444.9 km

€45 - €75

Fly to Nice  •  3h 20m

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

€100 - €238

Fly to Marseille, drive  •  4h 7m

  1. Fly from Lyon (LYS) to Marseille (MRS) LYS - MRS
  2. Drive from Marseille to Cannes

€94 - €224

Lyon to Cannes by train

The train journey time between Lyon and Cannes is around 4h 2m and covers a distance of around 511 km. The fastest train normally takes 4h. Operated by Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS) and TGV inOui, the Lyon to Cannes train service departs from Lyon Part Dieu and arrives in Cannes. Typically 21 trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Train route overview

Average train time:
4h 2m
Fastest train time:
4h
Trains per week:
21
Cheapest price:
€130
Carbon emissions:
26 kg CO2

First and last trains

First train departs at:
06:28
Last train departs at:
18:06

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Lyon to Cannes train schedules

Lyon → Cannes
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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Cannes is 800 130 000.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Cannes is mandatory.

The social distance requirement in Cannes is 1 metre.

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Last updated: 22 Jun 2021
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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Lyon to Cannes is to bus which costs €15 - €29 and takes 6h 20m.

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The quickest way to get from Lyon to Cannes is to fly which costs €95 - €240 and takes 3h 20m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Lyon Perrache and arriving at Cannes. Services depart four times a day, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 6h 20m.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Lyon Part Dieu and arriving at Cannes. Services depart every four hours, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 4h.

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It is 298 km from Lyon to Cannes. It is approximately 444.9 km to drive.

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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 Part Dieu to Cannes takes 4h including transfers and departs every four hours.

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

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Lyon to Cannes train services, operated by Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS), depart from Lyon Part Dieu 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 - €29 and takes 6h 20m, you could also fly, which costs €95 - €240 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?

Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS) operates a train from Lyon Part Dieu to Cannes 3 times a day. Tickets cost €130 - €250 and the journey takes 4h. TGV inOui also services this route 4 times a day. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Lyon Perrache to Cannes twice daily. Tickets cost €24 - €29 and the journey takes 6h 20m. Blablabus also services this route twice daily.

Airlines
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Lyon to Nice
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€85 - €290
Flights from Lyon to Marseille
Ave. Duration
51 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€95 - €250
Nouvel Air Tunisie
Website
nouvelair.com
Flights from Lyon to Nice
Ave. Duration
1h
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
€110 - €170
Corsairfly
Website
corsair.com
Flights from Lyon to Marseille
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Monday and Wednesday
Estimated price
€190 - €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.

Contact Details
Phone
+41 51 220 11 11
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Lyon Part Dieu to Cannes
Ave. Duration
4h
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
€130 - €250
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Night train from Lyon Perrache to Cannes
Ave. Duration
5h 55m
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
€130 - €250
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
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 Part Dieu to Cannes
Ave. Duration
4h
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
€80 - €110
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
€80 - €95
1st Class
€90 - €110
Bus operators
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).

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Lyon Perrache to Cannes
Ave. Duration
6h 20m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€24 - €29
Website
flixbus.co.uk
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
Twice daily
Estimated price
€15 - €20
Website
Blablabus

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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 FlixBus, arrive at Cannes station.

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Lyon to Cannes train services, operated by Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS), arrive at Cannes station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Lyon to Cannes is 445 km. It takes approximately 4h 11m 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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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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