Nice To get to Cannes by plane the most convenient airport to fly to is Nice. 

Once you land you can take a bus, taxi, train, helicopter or rent a car and drive yourself.

Toulon and Marseille airports can also be viable options


Onward Travel to Cannes from Nice Airport

From Nice Airport, there is bus service to Cannes but be aware the airport has two terminals (T1 and T2 ). Both T1 and T2 have a small bus station just outside their arrivals halls

Direct Express Coach: The 210 airport express coach serves the bus stations at both airport terminals and uses the autoroute. It takes around 45 minutes from Nice Airport direct to the centre of Cannes. Last direct coach from Nice Airport leaves around 20.00hrs daily including public holidays. 

Slow Bus:  Except for the last two buses each day, the 200 route bus (Nice - Cannes) stops on the Promenade des Anglais, the main road outside Terminal 1 at the airport .To get to the nearest bus stop named Aéroport Promenade, takes around 5 minutes using the route signposted outside the T1 arrivals hall. You need to cross the very busy main road to go in the direction of Cannes (don't be tempted to risk life and limb - there is an underpass) and hail the driver as the 200 approaches. The service is frequent  with up to 4 buses an hour during the day but it can get crowded. Journey times on the 200 line can be anything from 1.25 hours upwards and frequently are subject to long delays.

The last two buses each evening are not generally affected by traffic snarl ups and divert from the main road into the airport complex, calling at the Terminal 1 bus station at about 21.00 and 22.00 respectively. From T2, take the free inter-terminal shuttle to T1

There is also a later night bus service (Noct'am N200) between Nice Airport and Cannes that operates from T1 every Thursday, Friday and Saturday night and on the night prior to French bank holidays.

The #210 express coach terminates at Cannes bus station just opposite the old port , close to the Palais des Festivals.

The #200 bus terminates nearby at the railway station in Cannes which is located right in the centre of town

It is a short walk to most of the main hotels from either terminus. However there is a taxi rank to the side of the bus and train station in Cannes if needed.

 

Train:   The railway station for Nice airport is Nice St. Augustin. Be warned it's a 15 to 20 minute walk from the airport's Terminal 1. It's tucked away the far side of the large office developments of the Arenas area and there are some fairly busy roads to cross. There are signs including markings on the pavement to get you there and a map is available on the airport website under trains (see below). If you don't want to walk, the number 23 bus from Terminal 1 will drop you close to the station.  From Terminal 2,  take the free inter-terminal shuttle and get off at the Arenas stop after Terminal 1, which is closer to the station, then follow the signs *. 

*Note that as of September 2014, the inter terminal shuttle and number 23 bus are on diversion and not stopping close to St Augustin due to roadworks in the area. Check the Nice Airport website link  for up to date information 

Nice St Augustin trains 

Cannes Gare is the main station in the centre of Cannes.


Car Hire:  There are several major car rental companies at the airport including Hertz, Avis, National, Sixt and Europcar which also have branches in Cannes centre. Parking in the town can be an issue during festivals and high season. 


Taxi:   You can take a licensed taxi to Cannes from the taxi rank outside both terminals at Nice Airport but plan on spending 75 Euros upwards for the trip.  There are additional charges for luggage, extra passengers and travelling early in the morning and after 7pm.


Helicopter:  Although not a choice for the budget-conscious traveller, there are several helicopter companies which operate from Nice Airport to Cannes. A helicopter will deliver you in just 9 minutes directly to the heart of Cannes . On-board luggage allowance is restricted.Companies providing helicopter transfers from Nice to Cannes are listed on the Nice Airport website

 

WEBSITE for TRAVEL INFORMATION from Nice Airport to CANNES:

 The best website for information is the official Nice Airport website  Nice Airport website

These are direct links to EXPRESS COACH and BUS information which give up- to-date schedules and fares :

http://uk.niceairportxpress.com/

 

Links to TRAIN or TAXI and helicopter transfer information and airport car hire are also found on the airport website together with a map giving directions for Nice St Augustin station.