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There are 8 ways to get from Milan to Cannes by train, bus, rideshare, 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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Thello  •  5 h 24 min

  1. Take the Thello from Milano Centrale to Cannes

$45 - $65

Cheapest option

Rideshare  •  4 h 21 min

  1. Take the rideshare from Milan to Cannes 223.6 miles

$3

6 alternative options

Train  •  5 h 32 min

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

$37 - $89

Bus FlixBus  •  6 h 40 min

  1. Take the bus from Milan, Milan to Cannes, Cannes N508 / ...

$15 - $37

Bus Ouibus  •  7 h 9 min

  1. Take the bus from Milan San Donato to Cannes Ouibus

$15 - $21

Drive  •  3 h 34 min

  1. Drive from Milan to Cannes 223.5 miles

$50 - $80

Fly from Milan Linate  •  3 h 11 min

  1. Fly from Milan Linate (LIN) to Nice (NCE) LIN - NCE

$113 - $399

Fly from Milan Malpensa  •  6 h 29 min

  1. Fly from Milan Malpensa (MXP) to Nice (NCE) MXP - NCE

$99 - $283

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The cheapest way to get from Milan to Cannes is to rideshare which costs 3€ and takes 4 h 21 min.

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The quickest way to get from Milan to Cannes is to fly which costs 95€ - 350€ and takes 3 h 11 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Milan to Cannes. However, there are services departing from via orefici p.za cordusio and arriving at Cannes, Cannes via Milan, Milan. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6 h 40 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Milano Centrale and arriving at Cannes. Services depart three times a week, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 5 h 24 min.

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The distance between Milan and Cannes is 274 km. The road distance is 357.7 km.

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The best way to get from Milan to Cannes without a car is to Thello which takes 5 h 24 min and costs 40€ - 55€.

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The Thello from Milano Centrale to Cannes takes 5 h 24 min including transfers and departs three times a week.

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

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Milan to Cannes train services, operated by Thello, depart from Milano Centrale station.

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The best way to get from Milan to Cannes is to Thello which takes 5 h 24 min and costs 40€ - 55€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 12€ - 35€ and takes 6 h 40 min, you could also fly, which costs 95€ - 350€ and takes 3 h 11 min.

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Map of how to get from Milan to Cannes.
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  • Distance: 171.2 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 24 min

What companies run services between Milan, Italy and Cannes, France?

Thello operates a train from Milan to Cannes 3 times a week. Tickets cost $45 - $65 and the journey takes 5 h 24 min. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Milan to Cannes twice daily. Tickets cost $20 - $35 and the journey takes 5 h 20 min. Ouibus also services this route 3 times a week.

Airlines
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Nice via Lyon
Ave. Duration
2 h 55 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$220 - $600
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Nice via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $650
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Nice via Munich
Ave. Duration
4 h 31 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $750
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Nice via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $750
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Nice via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4 h 55 min
When
Monday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$55 - $280
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Nice via Naples
Ave. Duration
5 h 10 min
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$60 - $290
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Nice via London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
5 h 15 min
When
Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$70 - $370
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Nice via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3 h 38 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$430 - $900
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Nice via Rome
Ave. Duration
3 h 26 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $340
Hop!
Website
hop.com
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Nice via Lyon
Ave. Duration
2 h 55 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$220 - $600
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Nice via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
5 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $400
FlexFlight ApS
Website
flexflight.dk
Flights from Milan Linate to Nice
Ave. Duration
45 min
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$95 - $360
Luxair
Website
luxair.lu
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Nice via Luxembourg
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$170 - $800
Tunisair
Website
tunisair.com
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Nice via Tunis
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
When
Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$330 - $750
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Nice via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
4 h 45 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$90 - $270
Train operators
Thello
Phone
+33 1 83 82 00 00
Website
thello.com
Train from Milano Centrale to Cannes
Ave. Duration
5 h 24 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$45 - $65
Website
thello.com
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 Milano Centrale to Ventimiglia
Ave. Duration
3 h 44 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$45 - $65
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
$20 - $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 - $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.

Rome2rio's guide to SNCF
Contact Details
Phone
+33 9 70 60 99 70
Website
sncf.com
Train from Gare de Ventimiglia-Stazione to Gare de Cannes
Ave. Duration
1 h 41 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$16 - $24
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$16 - $24
1st Class
$21 - $35
Bus operators
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 Milan, Milan to Cannes, Cannes
Ave. Duration
5 h 20 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$20 - $35
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Ouibus

As the bus subsidiary of French railway SNCF, Ouibus offers comfortable, eco-friendly coaches serving 35 French cities and 11 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 Milan to Cannes
Ave. Duration
6 h 25 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$13 - $18
Website
Ouibus
Bus from Milan San Donato to Cannes
Ave. Duration
5 h 55 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$13 - $19
Website
Ouibus
Other operators
BlaBlaCar

A ridesharing platform with 40 million users, Blablacar gives you access to destinations without worrying about on-the-road chaos. The basic idea is that you carpool with locals who are already planning to drive your route and have space in their car. With some flexibility you’ll get to your destination – often faster and cheaper than other means. On the website or app, enter your departure and arrival points and your date of travel, sift through the profiles of drivers who’ve posted pre-planned drives and find one whose timing and preferences match yours. Request to join the ride, wait be accepted, and pay your share of the set price.

Rome2rio's guide to BlaBlaCar
Contact Details
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Milan to Cannes
Ave. Duration
4 h 21 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$3
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

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The quickest flight from Milan Linate Airport to Nice Airport is the direct flight which takes 45 min.

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

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Milan to Cannes train services, operated by Thello, arrive at Cannes station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Milan to Cannes is 358 km. It takes approximately 3 h 34 min to drive from Milan to Cannes.

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FlexFlight ApS offers flights from Milan Linate 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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Check out Blablacar's carpooling service for rideshare options between Milan and Cannes. A great option if you don't have a driver's licence or want to avoid public transport.

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The best way to get from Milan to Milan Linate Airport is to line 73 bus which takes 24 min and costs 1€ - 2€.

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