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How to get around Cannes?

Where to park in Cannes? Where are the free car parks? Where can I take a boat to the Lérins Islands? What are the bus lines to get to the beach? Find all the essential information on each mode of transport in Cannes.

The bus

an efficient way to get around
  • The company Palm Bus

    In Cannes, the Palm Bus network offers 30 regular routes, 9 routes accessible on demand and 5 routes for night buses on the Palm Night network.

     

    Offers : 

    • The 1-day pass at €4.00, on sale only on board the bus, with the driver.
    • The 3-day pass at €8.00
    • and the Palm’Hebdo Card at €15.00, on sale at commercial agencies and all “Palm Bus” sales outlets and on the online shop

     

    Conditions of use and validity :

    • 1 day (24 hours) / 3 consecutive days (72 hours) / 7 consecutive days of free travel on the entire Palm Bus network, from the time of purchase.
    • To be validated each time you board a bus.
  • The Palm Imperial: discover the Croisette in a convertible bus

    This service is offered every day from 6.00 am to 9.00 pm with an average departure every 15 minutes. Tickets cost €1.50 and can be purchased from the driver.

    Free visit without commentary.

  • The city centre shuttle: the City Palm

    This shuttle serves the city centre of Cannes, including the Croisette and the Rue d’Antibes. It is available from Monday to Saturday from 9am to 7.15pm with a passage every 10 to 15 minutes.

    Tickets cost €0.75 and can be purchased from the driver.

    Offer for car park customers*: free travel on the CITY PALM shuttle!

    One car park ticket = unlimited travel for the day, for one person, on presentation of the car park entry ticket issued on the same day.

    *For the car parks: Ferrage Meynadier – Gare SNCF – Gray d’Albion – Lamy – Pantiero – Palais – Roseraie – Suquet Forville

  • The Suquet shuttle

    The Suquet shuttle to discover the historic district of Cannes

    This shuttle bus links the Hôtel de Ville to Le Suquet and serves the Musée de la Castre and Notre-Dame d’Espérance. This electric bus is available all day from 9am to 7pm with a departure every 25 minutes.

     

    Offer : thee « Suquet Forville Pass » allows you to travel for a whole day on the Suquet Shuttle (on sale with the driver for €1.50).

    Conditions of use and validity:

    – The “Pass Suquet Forville” allows you to make as many trips as you wish on this shuttle, until the last trip of the day.

    – It is compulsory to validate your ticket each time you board.

    – It does not allow you to make connections with the rest of the network.

    Please note: no partial or total refund of the PASS will be accepted on the grounds that the “Suquet-Forville Pass” was validated for the first time on a journey at the end of the day.

    The other tickets of the “Palm Bus” network (tickets and subscriptions, except for the “City Palm” ticket) can still be used on the Suquet Shuttle.

  • Summer shuttles

    These free shuttles are offered throughout the summer for easy access to Cannes’ beaches: the Boccacabana shuttle and the Mouré Rouge shuttle.

  • 2 Palm Express lines

    This network links Cannes to Mandelieu-la-Napoule and Mouans-Sartoux.

    The Palm Express A line serves the Bastide Rouge campus and the multiple Cineum.

Coming to Cannes by car

Coming to Cannes by car and parking in one of the town’s car parks

There are many parking facilities available for strolling, shopping or attending a show without constraints. Cannes has 16,000 free surface parking spaces, nearly 2,500 paying on-street spaces, 7,000 spaces in closed and underground car parks and 3,500 spaces for two-wheelers.

 

Attractive parking offers

Tariffs have been introduced for the city centre car parks:

  • 6 hours free at weekends: 3 hours on Saturday + 3 hours on Sunday;
  • 2 hours free once a week, from Monday to Friday, in addition to the first free hour per day for the 6 car parks offering this service;
  • an “evening pass” capped at €3 from Saturday 7pm to Sunday 9am;
  • a “beach rate” for the Roseraie car park of €1.5 for a half day and €3 for a day.

Where to park in Cannes? 

  • parking du Palais des Festivals
  • parking Laubeuf
  • parking Ferrage-Meynadier, 
  • parking Suquet-Forville
  • parking Vauban
  • parking République
  • parking Roseraie
  • parking Gray d’Albion
  • parking Commandant Lamy
  • parking Picaud
  • parking Liégard 
  • parking Troncy
  • parking Negrin
  • parking Jourdan
  • parking Palais Stéphanie
  • parking Saint Nicolas
  • parking Gare SNCF
  • parking Cannes Maria
  • parking Mozart

 

Rent a car in Cannes

Several car rental companies are present in Cannes.

  • At Cannes train station: Sixt and Avis
  • Behind the station, in the St Nicolas car park: Rent a Car
  • Rue Commandant Vidal (near rue Antibes) : Europcar
  • Towards the Bois d’Anger roundabout: ADA and Hertz
  • Behind the Martinez: Chabé Limousine Cannes
  • Near the Martinez hotel: AAA locations, Just Cars, Elite location

 

Drive a Mehari for 24 hours

To discover Cannes and the French Riviera in a different way, renting a Mehari for 24 hours is a good option.

Take the boat

to the Lérins Island

4 companies organise daily boat trips to the Lérins Islands. These regular shuttles last 15 to 20 minutes and allow you to travel comfortably to the Saint-Honorat and Sainte-Marguerite Islands.

Hire a solar-powered boat without a licence

From May to September, rent a Solar Boat, an electro-solar boat that can accommodate up to 7 people to visit the Bay of Cannes and the Lérins Islands.

The bicycle

a soft and fast mode of transport

This environmentally friendly form of transport is one of the fastest ways to get around the city and has many benefits for the body.

Cannes, a land of bicycles

The town has numerous cycle paths, particularly on the Croisette, and is crossed by EuroVélo 8, the international route that links the Mediterranean by bike. Several sites in the town, such as the Tourist Office, the Town Hall and the Forville Market, have been awarded the “Accueil Vélo” label, a guarantee of quality, to offer a welcome and services adapted to cyclists.

Rent a bike in Cannes

To discover the city in a few hours or for the day, Yourent Cannes offers bike and electrically assisted bike (EAB) rental in Cannes and guided bike tours.

The little tourist train

to quickly discover the city

The little tourist train is an excellent way to get around the city and discover Cannes in a short time. Three tours departing from the Old Port are possible: the Croisette Tour, the Historic Tour and the Big Tour.

Croisette Tour
This 30-minute ride will take you to the palaces, beaches and luxury boutiques of the Croisette. This little train also known as the Train du Cinéma allows you to see the yachts of Port Canto, the Palm Beach, the casinos and to finish on the Rue d’Antibes and the Palais des Festivals et des Congrès.

Historic Tour
This little train offers a 35-minute tour of the historic district of Cannes: the Suquet. Starting from the Palais des Festivals and passing by the Old Port, this tour takes you to the Marché Forville, past the Musée de la Castre and walks you past the beaches of the Boulevard du Midi. The highlight of this tour is the panoramic view at the foot of the medieval church Notre Dame de l’Espérance.

Big Tour
If you don’t know which tour to choose, opt for the Big Tour which combines the Croisette Tour and the Historic Tour. It is a one-hour tour.

Practical informationabout the little train in Cannes
  • To buy your tickets, go to the train departure point.
  • Train departure: Pantiero promenade.
  • Free tickets for children under 3 years old and reduced rates for children up to 10 years old.
  • Group rates are available on request for groups of 20 or more.
  • Times: regular departures from 10am to 11pm.
  • Simultaneous translation in 8 languages (French, English, German, Spanish, Italian, Russian, Arabic, Chinese).

Book : http://www.cannes-petit-train.com/

Move freely

on an electric scooter, Vespa or segway

The electric scooter

It allows young and old alike to move around the city freely. Electric scooters are available for hire all year round.

The Vespa

This Italian scooter is ideal for your travels and allows you to avoid parking problems or traffic jams. To rent without hesitation to fully enjoy your stay in Cannes.

 

The gyropod or segway

Fun and modern, the gyropod and segway are two new modes of transport to discover the city. One-hour and two-hour tours are available, and private tours can be arranged.

Taxis

a fast and efficient way to get around Cannes

Cannes has “Taxis Cannes“, the official taxi network of the city of Cannes.

More than 150 taxis are available 24/7. Practical transport to take you from one end of town to the other.

To book your taxi: call +33 (0)4 93 99 27 27, book on the website or use the mobile application (taxiclub).

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Walking in Cannes

Even if all modes of transport have their advantages, getting around Cannes on foot is a matter of course. This human-sized city has two pedestrian zones: the Hoche district and the Forville Market area with rue Meynadier.

Walking with a Greeter

The Greeters, inhabitants in love with their city, offer free thematic walks (districts, history, architecture, gastronomy, cinema…) to share their favourite places.

 

Walking tour of a district by the Cannes Archives  

Throughout the year, the Cannes Archives regularly organise walking tours of the town’s neighbourhoods.

a diversion not to be missed

In passing, I make a small diversions to go and see the majestic 2-metre high cross which gives its name to this unique natural site, which is adorned with gold during the flowering of the mimosas.

Pour avoir le parcours balisé

Téléchargez l’application Cannes Sports. La piste 10 de l’application Cannes Sports permet par exemple de suivre le parcours santé très bien balisé et pourquoi pas, d’agrémenter sa séance avec quelques exercices de renforcement.