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There are 5 ways to get from Santa Margherita Ligure to Cannes by train, bus or car

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Train  •  5h 23m

  1. Take the train from S.Margherita L.-Port to Genova P.Za Principe Re / ...
  2. Take the train from Genova P.Za Principe to Cannes Ec

17€ - 56€

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Bus via Nice Airport  •  6h 17m

  1. Take the bus from San Lorenzo to Genova 75T / ...
  2. Take the bus from Genova to Nice Barcelona - Bologna

Bus  •  6h 26m

  1. Take the bus from Genova, Piazza della Vittoria to Cannes Gare SNCF 523

21€ - 61€

Train via Ventimiglia  •  6h 41m

  1. Take the train from S.Margherita L.-Port to Savona Re
  2. Take the train from Savona to Ventimiglia Re / ...
  3. Take the train from Ventimiglia to Cannes Ter / ...

21€ - 50€

Drive  •  2h 55m

  1. Drive from Santa Margherita Ligure to Cannes 269.3 km

35€ - 55€

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The cheapest way to get from Santa Margherita Ligure to Cannes is to train which costs 17€ - 60€ and takes 5h 23m.

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The quickest way to get from Santa Margherita Ligure to Cannes is to drive which costs 35€ - 55€ and takes 2h 55m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Santa Margherita Ligure to Cannes. However, there are services departing from San Lorenzo and arriving at Cannes Gare Routière via Genova and Nice Airport. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6h 17m.

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No, there is no direct train from Santa Margherita Ligure to Cannes. However, there are services departing from S.Margherita L.-Port and arriving at Cannes via Genova P.Za Principe. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5h 23m.

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The distance between Santa Margherita Ligure and Cannes is 196 km. The road distance is 269.3 km.

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The best way to get from Santa Margherita Ligure to Cannes without a car is to train which takes 5h 23m and costs 17€ - 60€.

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It takes approximately 5h 23m to get from Santa Margherita Ligure to Cannes, including transfers.

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Santa Margherita Ligure to Cannes bus services, operated by ATP Azienda Trasporti Provinciali, depart from San Lorenzo station.

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Santa Margherita Ligure to Cannes train services, operated by Trenitalia, depart from S.Margherita L.-Port station.

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The best way to get from Santa Margherita Ligure to Cannes is to train which takes 5h 23m and costs 17€ - 60€. Alternatively, you can bus via Nice Airport, which costs and takes 6h 17m.

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  • Distance: 196.3 km
  • Duration: 5h 23m

What companies run services between Santa Margherita Ligure, Italy and Cannes, France?

You can take a train from Santa Margherita Ligure to Cannes via Genova P.Za Principe in around 5h 23m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Santa Margherita Ligure to Cannes via Genova and Nice Airport in around 6h 17m.

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 S.Margherita L.-Port to Genova P.Za Principe
Ave. Duration
57 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
2€ - 6€
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
4€ - 6€
Train from S.Margherita L.-Port to Savona
Ave. Duration
2h 6m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
5€ - 11€
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
9€ - 11€
Train from Savona to Ventimiglia
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
7€ - 15€
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
13€ - 15€
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 S.Margherita L.-Port to Genova P.Za Principe
Ave. Duration
34 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
3€ - 5€
Website
Trenitalia Intercity
2nd Class
3€ - 5€
Train from Savona to Ventimiglia
Ave. Duration
1h 24m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
7€ - 11€
Website
Trenitalia Intercity
2nd Class
7€ - 11€
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 S.Margherita L.-Port to Genova P.Za Principe
Ave. Duration
29 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
6€ - 35€
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
6€ - 10€
Base Standard
19€ - 25€
Base Premium
24€ - 35€
Thello
Phone
+33 1 83 82 00 00
Website
thello.com
Train from Genova P.Za Principe to Cannes
Ave. Duration
3h 26m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
15€ - 22€
Website
Thello
Train from Savona to Ventimiglia
Ave. Duration
1h 23m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
11€ - 16€
Website
Thello
Train from Ventimiglia to Cannes
Ave. Duration
1h 14m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
9€ - 14€
Website
Thello
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
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
9€ - 24€
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
9€ - 14€
Rail 1st Class
16€ - 24€
Bus operators
Estació d'autobusos Barcelona Nord
Phone
+34 937 065 366
Website
barcelonanord.cat
Bus from Genova to Nice
Ave. Duration
2h 29m
Frequency
3 times a week
Website
Estació d'autobusos Barcelona Nord
Eurolines FR

Eurolines is a network of coach companies that operate throughout Europe plus Morocco. It’s an affordable way to travel around the continent, with tickets starting at €5. All coaches have Wi-Fi, plug sockets and USBs, reclining chairs and toilets, and a standard ticket includes up to two medium suitcases plus carry-on luggage. Within France, Eurolines serves 69 destinations; including Paris, Lyon, Versailles, Nice and Bordeaux.

Contact Details
Phone
+ 33 1 41 86 24 21
Website
eurolines.fr
Bus from Genova, Piazza della Vittoria to Cannes Gare SNCF
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
19€ - 27€
Website
Eurolines FR

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Santa Margherita Ligure to Cannes bus services, operated by Estació d'autobusos Barcelona Nord, arrive at Nice station.

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Santa Margherita Ligure to Cannes train services, operated by Thello, arrive at Cannes station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Santa Margherita Ligure to Cannes is 269 km. It takes approximately 2h 55m to drive from Santa Margherita Ligure to Cannes.

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There are 6008+ hotels available in Cannes. Prices start at 87€ per night.

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