Access to the port of Cannes

Access to the port of Cannes
  • Car : If coming by motorway A8 from Aix-en-Provence or Italy, take the ‘Mougins - Le Cannet – Cannes’ exit, then follow the signs ‘Centre ville – centre Croisette’, or drive along the seafront towards Cannes
  • Bus : The bus station opposite the port can be used to access all municipal and inter-city buses, as well as the regular shuttle services to Nice Airport and Monaco every 20 minutes
  • Train : The station is 5 minutes walk from the port and 2 minutes from the city centre (Rue d’Antibes)
  • Taxi : The taxi rank is opposite the port, next to the Town Hall. 
    Tel : 04 92 99 27 27
  • Nice Côte d'Azur International Airport: 30 minutes from the port by car.    Tel: 0820 423 333 (€ 0.12 / min) 
  • Cannes-Mandelieu Airport: 10 minutes from the port. Tel : 0820 426 666      (€ 0.12 / min)
Maritime information and regulations

Consult the Bloc Marine map of Old Port of Cannes

Navigation on the approach to the Port of Cannes

Position: Lat. 43°32.7’ N – Long. 007°01' E
VHF: Channel 12
SHOM 7205 - 7409 / Navicarte 501

Access in daytime: enter port between the W jetty and the Sécant tower, which indicates the shallow water limits

Maximum speed: 3 knots 

Maritime regulations in the Bay of Cannes

Watercraft (scooters, jet-skis etc.) are not allowed to operate within 300m of the coastline (including the islands). This includes shore access channels, channels reserved for high-speed nautical sports, as well as the zones listed below.

A 5 knot speed limit applies to vessels, boats and watercraft of all types in the channel between the islands of St. Marguerite and St. Honorat, between the following alignments: the islets of la Tradelière / St Féréol to the east and Pointe du Dragon (St. Marguerite Island) / Pointe Barbier (St. Honorat Island) to the west.

A 3 knot speed limit applies to vessels, boats and watercraft of all types in the authorised anchorage area

Motor craft must remain outside the 300-metre coastal band. A speed limit of 10 knots applies to vessels, boats and watercraft of all types in the following section of the Bay of Cannes: St. Marguerite Fort (on St Marguerite Island) / the Palm Beach Casino to the east, and Batéguier Fort (on St Marguerite Island) / entrance light to the Port of Cannes to the west.

The water police will penalise offenders on any occasion that these regulations are not followed.


Heliport - Quai du large :

Located at the end of the Quai du Large, between the two lighthouses, the heliport provides a public helicopter landing area, available on request. Helicopter traffic is particularly busy during the events season.

For this reason, during helicopter movements near the landing area, pleasure sailors must increase their vigilance and prudence near the heliport when entering or leaving the port

Opening hours

Opening hours of Fairing service :

Monday to Friday from 08:30 AM to 16:00 PM

Close from the End-july to mid-october


Trade service opening hours :

  • From 1st april to 31st october - 7d/7 from 08:30 AM to 18:00 PM

Close at 16:30 PM weekends and and public holidays.

  • From 1st november to 31st march - Monday to Friday from 8:30 AM to 18:00

Close saturdays, sundays and public holidays.


Opening hours of Plaisance Service :

Delivering adress

Vieux Port de Cannes

Bureau du port 1er étage

Name of the boat / Name of the person

Promenade de la Pantiero

06400 CANNES