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The French Riviera is one of the only places where business and leisure truly go hand in hand due to the beautiful landscape! At least three times a year the Akommo team heads off to Cannes for work, but it's never that dreaded business trip. There is so much to see up and down the coast, but if you're not a local or seasoned veteran it can be tricky. We're all about sharing our local knowledge and what we've picked up over the past ten years, so we're now going to share our tips on how to get to Cannes.
If you’re traveling to Cannes, there are a handful of different ways to get there. Most people arrive by plane at either Nice or Marseille Airport (always choose Nice when you can – Marseille logistics can be a nightmare!). They then take a bus, taxi, or private transfer in. The last thing you want is to arrive after a flight and be trapped at Nice airport, or stuck in Cannes after an event and miss your flight. Here’s how to get to Cannes by car, bus, train, helicopter – and even boat!
Random fact: Nice airport is France’s second busiest airport, just after Paris, and has direct flights to over 103 airports.
They certainly aren’t as comfortable or stylish as riding with a taxi or private chauffeur, but they get the job done! Just be sure to give yourself enough time as traffic can be horrendous during events, especially for a large bus.
Did you know that you can even get to Cannes from Nice by boat! If you’ve arrived early for your meetings and want to take a leisurely boat ride from Nice to Cannes in the sunshine, this option is the best fit for you. And would you believe it – the price actually ends up being cheaper than a private transfer, taxi or train ride! Keep in mind, you will need to get to the port from the airport.
Trans Côte d’Azur Schedule:
22 May – 1 July: Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
3 July – 2 September: every day (except Mondays)
4 – 30 September: Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated Time: 1 hour
Treat yourself and your team! Check out these 3 Top Boat Itineraries!
If you’re trying to impress a client, or if your preferred method of travel is by air, try one of these helicopter companies the next time you’re in Cannes!
1. Heli Air Monaco – You and up to five other colleagues can fly into Cannes from Nice!
2. Azur Helico – You can fit up to 6 passengers per helicopter on with Azur Helico!
If you have any questions about how to get to Cannes, or if you need a last-minute transfer because you’re sweating profusely and cursing yourself for trying out the bus for 1.50€, don’t hesitate to contact us!