Might be the best way to travel from London to Cannes for MIPIM

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The distance between London and Cannes is 646 miles. The quickest way to get from London to Cannes is to fly and it takes about six hours. The cheapest way to get from London to Cannes is to take a bus but it takes nearly 24 hours. 

However, the most enjoyable way to travel from London to Cannes is to hop on the Cannes Cannes Express at a cost of £475 for a return ticket. You will be travelling with other property professionals including architects, chartered surveyors, consultants, developers, contractors, funders, lawyers and property owners.



The Cannes Cannes Express was born in 2007 by a group of seasoned property professionals who were travelling to Cannes via Paris on the train. They found it a great way to meet fellow professionals in a relaxed and convivial way.

Travellers became Companions and helpers became Conductors. More joined in on the Cannes Cannes Express experience and the first rule of Cannes Cannes Express travelling etiquette became punctuality.

Cannes Cannes Express Companions are advised to rise early enough to have ample time for arranging everything needful for the day’s journey.

It’s suggested that Companions should avoid vulgar clothing and unnecessary garniture. Cannes Cannes Express etiquette requires a dignified demeanour to ensure respect from fellow Companions.

The Cannes Cannes Express departs from London St Pancras International by Eurostar high-speed passenger trains which link London with Paris, via the Channel Tunnel, at up to 300kmph/186 mph.

Companions arriving on Eurostar at Gare du Nord walk straight off the platform onto the concourse and make their way to the Metro Platform. Cannes Cannes Express Companions then take an RER express metro to the Gare de Lyon.

At the Gare de Lyon, the third busiest station in France, Cannes Cannes Express companions will have reserved seats on a TGV Duplex. Departing trains head southeast out of Paris allowing a chance to relax, watch the French villages of the Rhone Valley pass by, catch up on emails and enjoy the company of your fellow Companions over a picnic meal with a selection of regional wine and beer.

To anyone who has only known the stresses of airports, flights and motorways, taking the Cannes Cannes Express is a revelation.

Book your seat by visiting https://www.tickettailor.com/events/campbellmarsh/799072

London to Cannes train services, operated by Eurostar, depart from London St Pancras International station. Change in Paris and join a TGV direct to Cannes.


The Cannes Cannes Express is a non-profit voluntary association facilitating group travel to MIPIM – it is not a travel agency and does not operate as such.  We strongly recommend that you obtain travel insurance.