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There are 7 ways to get from Venice to Cannes by plane, train, car or bus

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Fly Venice to Nice  •  4h 37m

  1. Fly from Venice (VCE) to Nice (NCE) VCE - NCE

58€ - 223€

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Bus via Stazione MESTRE FS C4  •  12h 54m

  1. Take the bus from Venice Mestre to Nice Airport 1922

31€ - 53€

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Train to Bologna, fly to Nice  •  9h 4m

  1. Take the train from Venezia S. Lucia to Bologna Centrale
  2. Fly from Bologna (BLQ) to Nice (NCE) BLQ - NCE

136€ - 423€

Fly Venice to Marseille, drive  •  5h 44m

  1. Fly from Venice (VCE) to Marseille (MRS) VCE - MRS
  2. Drive from Marseille to Cannes

47€ - 249€

Train  •  9h 23m

  1. Take the train from Venezia S. Lucia to Genova P.Za Principe Fr
  2. Take the train from Genova P.Za Principe to Ventimiglia Re / ...
  3. Take the train from Ventimiglia to Cannes Ter

49€ - 138€

Bus  •  14h 40m

  1. Take the bus from Venezia to Nice Si

Drive  •  5h 52m

  1. Drive from Venice to Cannes 606.6 km

75€ - 110€

Venice to Cannes by train

The train journey time between Venice and Cannes is around 16h 10m and covers a distance of around 611 km. The fastest train normally takes 15h 20m. Operated by Trenitalia Frecce, Trenitalia, Trenitalia Intercity and others, the Venice to Cannes train service departs from Venezia S. Lucia and arrives in Cannes. Typically six trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

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Venice to Cannes train schedules

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The cheapest way to get from Venice to Cannes is to bus via Stazione MESTRE FS C4 which costs 30€ - 55€ and takes 12h 54m.

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The quickest way to get from Venice to Cannes is to fly which costs 55€ - 230€ and takes 4h 37m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Venice to Cannes. However, there are services departing from Venezia and arriving at Place Bénidorm - LE CANNET via Venice Mestre and Aéroport Terminal 2 - NICE. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 12h 54m.

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No, there is no direct train from Venice to Cannes. However, there are services departing from Venezia S. Lucia and arriving at Cannes via Genova P.Za Principe and Ventimiglia. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 9h 23m.

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The distance between Venice and Cannes is 471 km. The road distance is 606.6 km.

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The best way to get from Venice to Cannes without a car is to train which takes 9h 23m and costs 45€ - 140€.

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It takes approximately 4h 37m to get from Venice to Cannes, including transfers.

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

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Venice to Cannes train services, operated by Trenitalia Frecce, depart from Venezia S. Lucia station.

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The best way to get from Venice to Cannes is to fly which takes 4h 37m and costs 55€ - 230€. Alternatively, you can train, which costs 45€ - 140€ and takes 9h 23m, you could also bus via Stazione MESTRE FS C4, which costs 30€ - 55€ and takes 12h 54m.

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  • Distance: 471.1 km
  • Duration: 4h 37m

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

easyJet and Swiss fly from Venice to Cannes 4 times a week. Alternatively, you can take a train from Venice to Cannes via Genova P.Za Principe and Ventimiglia in around 9h 23m.

Airlines
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Bologna to Nice via Lyon
Ave. Duration
3h 25m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
160€ - 270€
Flights from Bologna to Nice via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4h 27m
When
Every day
Estimated price
160€ - 270€
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Bologna to Nice via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
4h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
35€ - 170€
Flights from Bologna to Nice via Madrid
Ave. Duration
7h 25m
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
270€ - 400€
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Bologna to Nice via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
5h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
200€ - 420€
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Bologna to Nice via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
6h 50m
When
Tuesday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
75€ - 350€
Flights from Bologna to Nice via Munich
Ave. Duration
6h 30m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
70€ - 330€
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Venice to Nice
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
30€ - 100€
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Venice to Nice via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3h 35m
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
200€ - 280€
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Bologna to Nice via Rome
Ave. Duration
3h 55m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
40€ - 190€
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Bologna to Nice via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
4h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
35€ - 170€
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Bologna to Nice via Brussels
Ave. Duration
5h 5m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
45€ - 260€
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Bologna to Nice via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
5h 45m
When
Monday
Estimated price
50€ - 230€
Luxair
Website
luxair.lu
Flights from Bologna to Nice via Luxembourg
Ave. Duration
7h 5m
When
Friday
Estimated price
140€ - 370€
Volotea
Website
volotea.com
Flights from Venice to Marseille
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
20€ - 100€
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 Venezia S. Lucia to Bologna Centrale
Ave. Duration
2h 6m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
11€ - 22€
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
20€ - 22€
Train from Genova P.Za Principe to Ventimiglia
Ave. Duration
2h 20m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
9€ - 20€
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
18€ - 20€
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 Venezia S. Lucia to Bologna Centrale
Ave. Duration
1h 33m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
15€ - 55€
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
15€ - 21€
Base Standard
30€ - 45€
Base Premium
35€ - 55€
Train from Venezia S. Lucia to Genova P.Za Principe
Ave. Duration
4h 7m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
30€ - 95€
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
30€ - 45€
Base Standard
55€ - 75€
Base Premium
65€ - 95€
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 55m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
10€ - 14€
Website
Trenitalia Intercity
2nd Class
10€ - 14€
Thello
Phone
+33 1 83 82 00 00
Website
thello.com
Train from Genova P.Za Principe to Ventimiglia
Ave. Duration
1h 56m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
13€ - 18€
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.

Rome2rio's guide to SNCF
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
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 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Venice Mestre to Nice Airport
Ave. Duration
10h 40m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
30€ - 40€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Estació d'autobusos Barcelona Nord
Phone
+34 937 065 366
Website
barcelonanord.cat
Bus from Venezia to Nice
Ave. Duration
12h 59m
Frequency
3 times a week
Website
Estació d'autobusos Barcelona Nord

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The quickest flight from Venice Airport to Nice Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 20m.

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Venice to Cannes bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Nice Airport station.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Venice to Cannes is 607 km. It takes approximately 5h 52m to drive from Venice to Cannes.

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easyJet and Swiss offer flights from Venice Airport to Nice Airport.

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There are 1716+ hotels available in Cannes. Prices start at 75€ per night.

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The best way to get from Venice to Venice Airport is to bus which takes 21 min and costs 8€ - 11€.

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