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There are 8 ways to get from Rome to Cannes by plane, train, bus or car

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Fly Rome to Nice

  1. Fly from Rome (FCO) to Nice (NCE)

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Fly Rome to Genoa, train

  1. Fly from Rome (FCO) to Genoa (GOA)
  2. Take the train from Genova Sestri Ponen. to Ventimiglia
  3. Take the train from Ventimiglia to Cannes

Train to Naples, fly to Nice

  1. Take the train from Roma Termini to Napoli Centrale Station
  2. Fly from Naples (NAP) to Nice (NCE)

Train via Genoa

  1. Take the train from Roma Tiburtina to Genova P.Za Principe
  2. Take the train from Genova P.Za Principe to Ventimiglia
  3. Take the train from Ventimiglia to Cannes

Train

  1. Take the train from Roma Termini to Ventimiglia
  2. Take the train from Ventimiglia to Cannes

Bus

  1. Take the bus from Rome Tiburtina Bus station to Genoa
  2. Take the bus from Genoa to Cannes

Train, bus

  1. Take the train from Roma Termini to Brignole
  2. Take the bus from Genova Piazza della Vittoria to Antibes

Drive

  1. Drive from Rome to Cannes

Rome to Cannes by train

13 Weekly Trains
8h 57m Average Duration
€54 Cheapest Price
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International entry into France from Italy

  • Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Italy
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Conditions of entry into France from Italy

  • Travellers must present a negative COVID-19 test as either a RT-PCR performed within 72 hours prior to arrival, or an Antigen test performed within 48 hours prior to arrival
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test
  • Health declaration required
This applies to arrivals from all countries, with no exceptions
  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test (certificate needed)
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  • Entry is allowed only for fully vaccinated travellers
This doesn't apply to arrivals from: EU Schengen Area (EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, and Switzerland), Albania, Andorra, Angola, Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Aruba, Azerbaijan, Bahamas, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Barbados, Belize, Benin, Bhutan, Bolivia, Bonaire, Saint Eustatius and Saba, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Botswana, Brazil, British Virgin Islands, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cabo Verde, Cambodia, Cameroon, Canada, Chad, Chile, Colombia, Comoros, Costa Rica, Cuba, Curaçao, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Djibouti, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, Equatorial Guinea, Eswatini, Ethiopia, Faroe Islands, Fiji, Gabon, The Gambia, Ghana, Greenland, Grenada, Guatemala, Guinea-Bissau, Honduras, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Iraq, Ivory Coast, Jamaica, Japan, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kiribati, Kosovo, Kuwait, Laos, Lebanon, Lesotho, Liberia, Madagascar, Malawi, Malaysia, Maldives, Mauritania, Mauritius, Mexico, Moldova, Monaco, Mongolia, Montenegro, Montserrat, Morocco, Mozambique, Myanmar, Namibia, Nepal, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Niger, Nigeria, North Macedonia, Oman, Pakistan, Panama, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Puerto Rico, Qatar, Republic of the Congo, Rwanda, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Samoa, San Marino, São Tomé and Príncipe, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Serbia, Seychelles, Solomon Islands, South Africa, South Korea, South Sudan, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Taiwan, Tanzania, Togo, Trinidad and Tobago, Tunisia, Turkey, Turks and Caicos Islands, United States Virgin Islands, Uganda, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States, Uruguay, Vanuatu, Vatican, Venezuela, Vietnam, Zambia and Zimbabwe
  • Travellers must present a negative COVID-19 test as either a RT-PCR performed within 72 hours prior to arrival, or an Antigen test performed within 48 hours prior to arrival
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test
  • Health declaration required
This applies to arrivals from all countries, with no exceptions
  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test (certificate needed)
This applies to arrivals from EU Schengen Area (EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, and Switzerland), Albania, Andorra, Angola, Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Aruba, Azerbaijan, Bahamas, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Barbados, Belize, Benin, Bhutan, Bolivia, Bonaire, Saint Eustatius and Saba, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Botswana, Brazil, British Virgin Islands, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cabo Verde, Cambodia, Cameroon, Canada, Chad, Chile, Colombia, Comoros, Costa Rica, Cuba, Curaçao, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Djibouti, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, Equatorial Guinea, Eswatini, Ethiopia, Faroe Islands, Fiji, Gabon, The Gambia, Ghana, Greenland, Grenada, Guatemala, Guinea-Bissau, Honduras, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Iraq, Ivory Coast, Jamaica, Japan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kiribati, Kosovo, Kuwait, Laos, Lebanon, Lesotho, Liberia, Madagascar, Malawi, Malaysia, Maldives, Mauritania, Mauritius, Mexico, Moldova, Monaco, Mongolia, Montenegro, Montserrat, Morocco, Mozambique, Myanmar, Namibia, Nepal, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Niger, Nigeria, North Macedonia, Oman, Pakistan, Panama, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Puerto Rico, Qatar, Republic of the Congo, Rwanda, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Samoa, San Marino, São Tomé and Príncipe, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Serbia, Seychelles, Solomon Islands, South Africa, South Korea, South Sudan, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Taiwan, Tanzania, Togo, Trinidad and Tobago, Tunisia, Turkey, Turks and Caicos Islands, United States Virgin Islands, Uganda, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States, Uruguay, Vanuatu, Vatican, Venezuela, Vietnam, Zambia and Zimbabwe

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Rules to follow in France

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Considerations leaving from Italy

The official advice is to avoid non-essential international travel to high risk countries

Frequently Asked Questions


Yes, but conditions apply when entering France from Italy.

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Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply

  • Face masks are recommended
  • There is a social distancing requirement of 1 metre
  • Health pass is required for long-distance travel by plane, train or coach, as well as in some public venues
  • Nationwide control measures in place

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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 recommended.

The social distance requirement in Cannes is 1 metre.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 800 130 000.

No, returning to Italy from France is currently allowed.

See options for return travel.

Last updated: 4 Jul 2022
Exceptions may apply, for full details: European Union.

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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Rome to Cannes is to bus which costs €35 - €50 and takes 10h 22m.

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The quickest way to get from Rome to Cannes is to fly which costs €26 - €200 and takes 4h 51m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Rome station to Cannes. However, there are services departing from Rome Tiburtina Bus station and arriving at Cannes via Genoa. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 10h 22m.

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No, there is no direct train from Rome to Cannes. However, there are services departing from Roma Tiburtina and arriving at Cannes via Genova P.Za Principe and Ventimiglia. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 8h 57m.

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The distance between Rome and Cannes is 484 km. The road distance is 732.6 km.

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The best way to get from Rome to Cannes without a car is to train via Genoa which takes 8h 57m and costs €50 - €190.

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It takes approximately 4h 51m to get from Rome to Cannes, including transfers.

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Rome to Cannes bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Rome Tiburtina Bus station.

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Rome to Cannes train services, operated by Trenitalia Frecce, depart from Roma Tiburtina station.

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The best way to get from Rome to Cannes is to fly which takes 4h 51m and costs €26 - €200. Alternatively, you can train via Genoa, which costs €50 - €190 and takes 8h 57m, you could also bus, which costs €35 - €50 and takes 10h 22m.

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Map of how to get from Rome to Cannes.
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  • Distance: 484.3 km
  • Duration: 4h 51m

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

Alitalia, Etihad and two other airlines fly from Rome to Cannes 3 times a day. Alternatively, you can take a train from Rome to Cannes via Genova P.Za Principe and Ventimiglia in around 8h 57m.

Airlines
Etihad
Website
etihad.com
Flights from Rome to Nice
Ave. Duration
1h 13m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€550 - €1500
Flights from Rome to Genoa
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€70 - €200
Flights from Naples to Nice via Rome
Ave. Duration
3h 27m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€80 - €380
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Rome to Nice
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€35 - €230
Flights from Naples to Nice
Ave. Duration
1h 27m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€25 - €180
Flights from Naples to Nice via Olbia
Ave. Duration
3h 35m
When
Friday
Estimated price
€25 - €180
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Rome to Nice
Ave. Duration
1h 12m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€60 - €290
Flights from Rome to Genoa
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€70 - €200
Flights from Naples to Nice via Rome
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€100 - €360
Wizz Air
Website
wizzair.com
Flights from Rome to Nice
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
€15 - €160
Flights from Naples to Nice
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
€8 - €150
Train operators
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 Genova Sestri Ponen. to Ventimiglia
Ave. Duration
2h 6m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
€9 - €19
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
€17 - €19
Train from Genova P.Za Principe to Ventimiglia
Ave. Duration
2h 20m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
€9 - €20
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
€17 - €20
Frequently asked questions
Is there Wi-Fi on Trenitalia?
Yes - Wi-Fi is available on both Frecciarossa and Frecciargento services, and may be accessed free of charge. Services require either a mobile phone number or credit card for verification purposes and allow access for 24 hours.
Are there power outlets on Trenitalia?
Yes - Frecce services include a power socket for each seat.
Does Trenitalia offer meals or snacks?
Yes - Frecciarossa and Frecciargento services often offer bar and restaurant options, though this depends on the individual route and train type. Business, Premium and First Class tickets include a complimentary drink and snack. Some services may offer restaurant, FRECCIABistro or pre-booked, in-seat meal options. Please check your service as options vary.
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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
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
€9 - €14
Rail 1st Class
€16 - €24
ItaloTreno

Private train company Italotreno operates high-speed trains in Italy on the same tracks as Trenitalia. The routes service 21 stations across the country, including popular routes Milan-Florence, Rome-Venice and Bologna-Naples. Choose from four classes of service, all with free Wi-Fi: Smart, Comfort, Prima and Club Executive. Italo also operates Italobus – an integrated train-bus service that takes passengers from the main train stations to other Italian cities.

Contact Details
Phone
+39 060708
Website
italotreno.it
Train from Roma Termini to Napoli Centrale Station
Ave. Duration
1h 3m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
€17 - €50
Website
Italo Treno
Smart Economy
€19 - €28
Smart Low Cost
€17 - €25
Smart Flex
€35 - €50
Train from Roma Termini to Brignole
Ave. Duration
5h 13m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€35 - €110
Website
Italo Treno
Smart Economy
€35 - €55
Smart Low Cost
€35 - €55
Smart Flex
€75 - €110
Trenitalia Frecce

Trenitalia’s high-speed Frecce trains run on specialised tracks and have a greater level of service and comfort than InterCity and regional trains. There are three types of Frecce trains: Frecciarossa, (the fastest; connects major Italian cities); Frecciargento (mostly connect Rome to other Italian cities); and Frecciabianca (the slowest Frecce trains). Frecciarossa trains offer four classes of service, all with free Wi-Fi: Standard, Premium, Business and Executive. All Frecce tickets include a seat reservation and must be purchased before boarding the train.

Contact Details
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Roma Tiburtina to Genova P.Za Principe
Ave. Duration
4h 10m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€35 - €110
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
€35 - €50
Base Standard
€60 - €85
Base Premium
€75 - €110
Train from Genova P.Za Principe to Ventimiglia
Ave. Duration
1h 56m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€14 - €55
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
€14 - €19
Base Standard
€29 - €40
Base Premium
€35 - €55
Trenitalia Intercity

Trenitalia’s Intercity (IC) trains are slower than the high-speed Frecce trains but are still a good way to travel between major cities and towns, with routes including Rome to Naples, Venice to Bologna and Milan to Genoa. Tickets usually open for booking 90 days ahead of travel, and you’ll need make a seat reservation before boarding. All IC trains have 1st and 2nd class carriages as well as a bar buffet car, air conditioning and power sockets. InterCity trains that run at night are called InterCity Notte (ICN).

Contact Details
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Genova P.Za Principe to Ventimiglia
Ave. Duration
1h 56m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
€9 - €14
Website
Trenitalia Intercity
2nd Class
€9 - €14
Train from Roma Termini to Ventimiglia
Ave. Duration
7h 33m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€35 - €55
Website
Trenitalia Intercity
2nd Class
€35 - €55
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).

Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 30 300 137 300
Email
service@flixbus.com
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Rome Tiburtina Bus station to Genoa
Ave. Duration
6h
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
€24 - €30
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Genoa to Cannes
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
€13 - €16
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Frequently asked questions
Is there Wi-Fi on FlixBus?
Yes - FlixBus offers free Wi-Fi
Are there power outlets on FlixBus?
Yes
Does FlixBus offer meals or snacks?
Yes - snacks and drinks may be purchased from the driver. Please note, this is not available on all services.
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Itabus
Phone
+39 06 88 93 82 32
Website
itabus.it
Bus from Rome Tiburtina Largo Mazzoni to Genoa Via Fanti D'Italia
Ave. Duration
6h 35m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€4 - €45
Website
Itabus
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
+33 1 71 53 01 80
Website
blablacar.fr
Bus from Genoa - Via Fanti d'Italia to Cannes
Ave. Duration
3h 25m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
€10 - €13
Website
Blablabus

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The quickest flight from Rome Airport to Nice Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 10m.

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

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Rome to Cannes train services, operated by SNCF, arrive at Cannes station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Rome to Cannes is 733 km. It takes approximately 7h 17m to drive from Rome to Cannes.

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Etihad, Wizz Air, Alitalia and easyJet offer flights from Rome Airport to Nice Airport.

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Book your Rome to Cannes bus tickets online with FlixBus.

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There are 1011+ hotels available in Cannes. Prices start at €87 per night.

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The best way to get from Rome to Rome Airport is to train which takes 32 min and costs €7 - €35.

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