Cannes travel guide

Cannes Tourism | Cannes Guide

You're Going to Love Cannes

With a population of 70,011, Cannes is a must-see destination in Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur, France. It is one of the most popular cities to visit in the country.

When to visit Cannes

Cannes in February
Estimated hotel price
1 night at 3-star hotel
Cannes in February
Estimated hotel price
1 night at 3-star hotel

Looking for warm weather? Then head to Cannes in July, when the average temperature is 23 °C, and the highest can go up to 26 °C. The coldest month, on the other hand, is January, when it can get as cold as 4 °C, with an average temperature of 8 °C. You’re likely to see more rain in October, when precipitation is around 70 mm. In contrast, July is usually the driest month of the year in Cannes, with an average rainfall of 10 mm.

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How to Get to Cannes


When flying to Cannes, you’ll arrive at Nice Cote d'Azur Airport (NCE), which is located 20 km from the city centre. The shortest flight to Cannes from New Zealand departs from Auckland and takes around 35h 15m.


SNCF is the only carrier operating train routes to Cannes. Located 0.3 km from the city centre, Cannes is the busiest station in Cannes. Another popular train station is Cannes la Bocca, located 2.5 km from the centre.


Another option to get to Cannes is to pick up a car hire from Nice, which is about 26 km from Cannes. You’ll find branches of Avis and Hertz, among others, in Nice.


Several bus lines operate bus routes to Cannes, including FlixBus, BlaBlaBus and Union Ivkoni. From Toulon, the bus ride to Cannes takes 177 km and will cost you around $10. From Marseille, the ticket costs about $21 for a journey of 233 km. The most popular bus station is Cannes Aire des Bréguière, located 4 km from the city centre of Cannes. Cannes Quai Laubeuf is also a commonly used station, and is 0.7 km from the city centre.

Airports near Cannes

Airlines serving Cannes

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British Airways
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Turkish Airlines
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Air France
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United Airlines
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Qatar Airways
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Austrian Airlines
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Air Canada
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Brussels Airlines
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Scandinavian Airlines
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Singapore Airlines
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Where to stay in Cannes

From 5-star hotels such as the Five Seas Hotel Cannes to great affordable options like the Hotel des Congrès et Festivals, Cannes offers a range of accommodations for every taste. Average rates range from around $232 per night for a double room in a 3-star hotel to $475 and up for a 5-star experience. If you’re on a budget, well-reviewed accommodations include Hotel Schtak and Hotel Brimer Cannes. There are also lots of holiday rental options in Cannes, with prices from $106 to $1,661 per night. Centre Ville is the neighbourhood with the highest amount of rentals to choose from. On average, holiday rentals in Cannes are about 4% more expensive than a hotel room in the city.

La Bocca - Here you’ll find travellers’ favourites such as Ibis Cannes Plage La Bocca, Campanile Cannes Ouest - Mandelieu and Kyriad Cannes Mandelieu. The average nightly price for a double room in La Bocca is $86.

Most popular hotel in Cannes by neighbourhood

Where to stay in popular areas of Cannes

Most booked hotels in Cannes

Hotel Le Negresco
Excellent (9.1, Excellent reviews)
Hôtel Martinez Cannes
Excellent (8.8, Excellent reviews)
Hotel 64 Nice
Excellent (8.5, Excellent reviews)
Hôtel Barrière Le Gray d'Albion
Excellent (8.5, Excellent reviews)
Hôtel Barrière Le Majestic Cannes
Excellent (8.4, Excellent reviews)
Best Western Plus Hotel Massena Nice
Excellent (8.2, Excellent reviews)

Hiring a car in Cannes

Expect to pay $3.27 per litre in Cannes (average price from the past 30 days). Depending on the size of your car hire, filling up the tank will cost between $39.19 and $52.25. Economy (Toyota Yaris or similar) is the most popular car type to hire in Cannes, while also 27% cheaper than other types, on average.

Car hire agencies in Cannes


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