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There are 6 ways to get from Milan to Cannes by train, bus, rideshare, car or plane

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Train  •  5h 40m

  1. Take the train from Milano Centrale to Nice Ville Ec

26€ - 55€

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Rideshare  •  4h 21m

  1. Take the rideshare from Milan to Cannes 350.9 km

3€

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Train via Ventimiglia  •  6h 43m

  1. Take the train from Milano P.Garibaldi to Ventimiglia Re
  2. Take the train from Ventimiglia to Cannes Ter

28€ - 61€

Bus  •  7h 24m

  1. Take the bus from Milan to Cannes Bergamo > Milan > Genoa - Via Fanti d'Italia > Tunnel de la Giraude - Italie > Tunnel de la Giraude - France > Nice - Airport > Cannes > Fréjus - Saint-Raphaël > Marseille - St-Charles Bus station > Marseille - Marseille Provence Airport > Nîmes > Montpellier / ...

15€ - 26€

Drive  •  3h 33m

  1. Drive from Milan to Cannes 350.9 km

40€ - 65€

Fly  •  6h 1m

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

102€ - 384€

Milan to Cannes by train

The train journey time between Milan and Cannes is around 5h 41m and covers a distance of around 343 km. The fastest train normally takes 5h 35m. Operated by Thello, SNCF and TGV inOui, the Milan to Cannes train service departs from Milano Centrale and arrives in Cannes. Typically seven trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Milan to Cannes train schedules

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

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The fastest way to get from Milan to Cannes is to drive which takes 3h 33m and costs 40€ - 65€.

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No, there is no direct bus from Milan to Cannes. However, there are services departing from via orefici, 24 fronte via cantu' and arriving at Cannes via Milan. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7h 24m.

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No, there is no direct train from Milan to Cannes. However, there are services departing from Milano Centrale and arriving at Cannes via Nice Ville. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5h 40m.

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The distance between Milan and Cannes is 274 km. The road distance is 350.9 km.

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The best way to get from Milan to Cannes without a car is to train which takes 5h 40m and costs 25€ - 60€.

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It takes approximately 5h 40m to get from Milan to Cannes, including transfers.

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Milan to Cannes bus services, operated by Blablabus, depart from 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 train which takes 5h 40m and costs 25€ - 60€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 14€ - 27€ and takes 7h 24m, you could also fly, which costs 100€ - 390€ and takes 6h 1m.

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  • Distance: 273.9 km
  • Duration: 5h 40m

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

Thello operates a train from Milano Centrale to Nice Ville once daily. Tickets cost 20€ - 29€ and the journey takes 4h 49m. Alternatively, Blablabus operates a bus from Milan to Cannes once daily. Tickets cost 13€ - 17€ and the journey takes 6h 5m. FlixBus also services this route 5 times a week.

Airlines
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Milan Linate to Nice via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
140€ - 410€
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Milan Linate to Nice via Paris Orly
Ave. Duration
5h 20m
When
Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
35€ - 160€
Flights from Milan Linate to Nice via Geneva
Ave. Duration
2h 45m
When
Tuesday and Thursday
Estimated price
26€ - 120€
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Milan Linate to Nice via Rome
Ave. Duration
3h 45m
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
80€ - 470€
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Milan Linate to Nice via Brussels
Ave. Duration
4h 50m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
170€ - 400€
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Milan Linate to Nice via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
5h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
100€ - 340€
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Milan Linate to Nice via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
6h 25m
When
Monday and Tuesday
Estimated price
140€ - 900€
Train operators
Thello
Phone
+33 1 83 82 00 00
Website
thello.com
Train from Milano Centrale to Nice Ville
Ave. Duration
4h 49m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
20€ - 29€
Website
Thello
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 P.Garibaldi to Ventimiglia
Ave. Duration
4h 37m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
19€ - 40€
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
34€ - 37€
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 Ventimiglia to Cannes
Ave. Duration
1h 43m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
9€ - 24€
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
9€ - 14€
Rail 1st Class
16€ - 24€
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 Milan to Cannes
Ave. Duration
6h 5m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
13€ - 17€
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).

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Milan to Cannes
Ave. Duration
5h 45m
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
19€ - 24€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Other operators
BlaBlaCar

Blablacar is a popular ridesharing platform with 70 million users over 22 (mostly European) countries. 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 to be accepted, and pay your share of the set price.

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Contact Details
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Milan to Cannes
Ave. Duration
4h 21m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
3€
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

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There is no direct flight from Milan Linate Airport to Nice Airport. The quickest flight takes 3h 45m and has one stopover.

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

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Milan to Cannes is 351 km. It takes approximately 3h 33m to drive from Milan to Cannes.

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Brussels Airlines, KLM, British Airways and three other airlines offer flights from Milan Linate Airport to Nice Airport.

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Book your Milan to Cannes train tickets online with Omio.

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There are 1716+ hotels available in Cannes. Prices start at 75€ 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 20 min and costs 1€ - 3€.

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