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Prices explained

At Loco2 we believe in price transparency. We use real data from Loco2 searches to estimate the cheapest fares you should be able to find for your journey.

The cheapest price is the lowest fare we've ever found for this journey. These prices can usually be found by searching when booking opens but they vary due to availability, which depends on factors like the day of the week or time of year.

More popular journeys include 30 day advance and 7 day advance prices. These are updated every two weeks using prices we've found by searching exactly 7 or 30 days from the most recent Thursday (we picked Thursday because this is when average prices are usually found).

30 day and 7 day prices fluctuate based on demand and availability at the time of search. For example, the 7-day price in summer is likely to be more expensive than the same journey in winter.

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  1. Cheapest price £18.50
  2. 30 day advance £35.50
  3. 7 day advance £43.00
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Two services operate between Paris and Cannes. The TGV Duplex has daily departures year-round, while the overnight Intercites de Nuit trains run in spring and summer.

  1. Fast TGV trains take just over five hours for the 940-km journey. This route is usually served by double-deck TGV Duplex trains, so book a seat on the upper deck for the best views.

    The route followed by the TGVs cuts south-east from Paris, skirting Burgundy and crossing the River Rhône east of Lyon. Almost before you know it, you are in Provence. Just before Marseille, the TGVs to Cannes leave the high-speed line and follow a traditional rail route east along the Mediterranean coast towards the French Riviera.

    Bookings for this route usually open three months in advance. However, for the summer holiday season Loco2 is often able to sell tickets up to four or even five months in advance. Book early for the cheapest tickets from Paris to Cannes. Apart from the high-speed daytime services, there is also an overnight train from the French capital to Cannes.

    Paris to Cannes

    Paris to Cannes

    Every day, four or five direct TGV services depart from Paris Gare de Lyon station for Cannes. These high-speed TGV trains (usually double-deck TGV Duplex units) run non-stop to at least Valence in the Rhône Valley. Many don’t make a single stop until well into Provence. There’s a nice balance to this journey: an impressive high-speed run at the start, giving a sense of real progress towards the south of France, and then a more leisurely pace for the last couple of hours as the train cruises the Riviera coast.

  2. The direct night train from Paris to the French Riviera runs most nights of the year. It is called the Train Bleu and carries couchettes as well as carriages with reclining seats, but has no proper sleeping cars. It’s a cost-effective way of travelling overnight from the French capital to the Riviera resorts. In addition to serving Cannes, this night train also stops at Saint-Raphael, Antibes and Nice.

    Bookings for the Train Bleu night train from Paris to the French Riviera normally open three months prior to travel, although bookings for journeys in the mid-summer holiday period may open a little earlier. The basic fare includes a reclining seat. For some added overnight comfort, we recommend paying that little extra for a couchette, ideally in a four-berth compartment.

    If you don’t fancy the idea of an overnight journey from Paris to Cannes, you’ll find an excellent choice of direct high-speed daytime services departing from Paris Gare de Lyon.

    Paris to Cannes (night train)

    Paris to Cannes (night train)

    The night train from Paris to Cannes (and other Riviera resorts) leaves from the Gare d’Austerlitz in the French capital. This train does not follow the modern high-speed lines but sticks to traditional routes. The accent is not on speed, though the train travels without any scheduled stops between Paris and Provence, so maximising the chances of a good night’s sleep. The final part of the journey in the morning affords fine views of the Esterel coast as the train heads towards Cannes.

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