There are three airports suitable for flying to Cannes, Cannes Mandelieu (local), Nice Cote d'Azur and Marseille Provence. The following drive times from the airports to Cannes are approximate and can be affected by heavy traffic during peak holiday times:
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The closest airport is to the west of Cannes, in Mandelieu-la-Napoule. It is one of the major airport gateways for private jet passengers flying into the French Riviera area and has no scheduled flights. They offer several services that compliment private jet travel, including secure parking and boat mooring.
The nearest major airport is Nice Cote d'Azur, which is serviced by a number of the major airlines. This wide choice of airlines means that prices are often competitive. Have a look at our Flight Finder to help your planning. As always, prices will be at a premium during the school holidays and at weekends. The driving time from Nice airport to Cannes is around 30 minutes.
Marseille Provence Airport is also serviced by a good number of the major airlines. It is further away that Nice and will involve a 2-hour drive to Cannes, if you are hiring a car or taking a private transfer.
For onward travel from the airport, transfers or shuttle services are convenient and car hire is a widely available at all of the airports, allowing you to drive directly to your accommodation. For a luxury experience, you can book helicopter transfers from Nice airport, massively cutting down on travel time. Some of the luxury hotels also offer an airport pick-up service so it is best to enquire about this directly before you book a car.
You can also take public transport (bus or train) from Nice and Marseille airports that will take you to Cannes.