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There are 8 ways to get from Amsterdam to Annecy-le-Vieux by train, bus, car, plane or shuttle

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Train via Paris  •  8h 36m

  1. Take the train from Amsterdam Centraal to Paris Nord Thalys
  2. Take the train from Paris Gare de Lyon to Annecy Tgv

€253 - €488

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Bus  •  18h 12m

  1. Take the bus from Amsterdam Sloterdijk to Lyon Saint Exupéry Airport N760
  2. Take the bus from Lyon - Saint-Exupéry Airport to Annecy Lyon - Perrache Bus Station > Lyon - Saint-Exupéry Airport > Annecy > Sallanches > Chamonix Sud - Bus station / ...

€56 - €68

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Train  •  10h 12m

  1. Take the train from Amsterdam Centraal to Valence Tgv Rhone-Alpes Sud Thalys
  2. Take the train from Valence Tgv Rhone-Alpes Sud to Annecy Ter

€214 - €448

Drive  •  9h 22m

  1. Drive from Amsterdam to Annecy-le-Vieux 1029.2 km

€120 - €190

Fly Amsterdam Schiphol to Geneva, bus  •  6h 3m

  1. Fly from Amsterdam Schiphol (AMS) to Geneva (GVA) AMS - GVA
  2. Take the bus from Genève-Aéroport, gare routière to Annecy, Gare routière

€58 - €160

Fly Amsterdam Schiphol to Lyon, train  •  6h 53m

  1. Fly from Amsterdam Schiphol (AMS) to Lyon (LYS) AMS - LYS
  2. Take the train from Lyon Saint-Exupéry TGV to Annecy

€97 - €274

Train to Brussels, fly to Geneva, bus  •  7h 46m

  1. Take the train from Amsterdam Centraal to Anvers-Central
  2. Fly from Brussels (BRU) to Geneva (GVA) BRU - GVA
  3. Take the bus from Genève-Aéroport, gare routière to Annecy, Gare routière

€110 - €268

Shuttle, train  •  18h 2m

  1. Take a shuttle bus from Amsterdam to Aigle
  2. Take the train from Aigle to Lancy-Bachet Re

€199 - €234

Amsterdam to Annecy-le-Vieux by train and bus

The journey time between Amsterdam and Annecy-le-Vieux is around 11h 18m and covers a distance of around 1070 km. The fastest journey normally takes 8h 31m. Operated by Thalys, Transilien, Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS) and others, the Amsterdam to Annecy-le-Vieux service departs from Amsterdam Centraal and arrives in Annecy-le-Vieux, Contamines. Typically 19 services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Route overview

Average journey time:
11h 18m
Fastest journey time:
8h 31m
Services per week:
19
Cheapest price:
€253
Carbon emissions:
56 kg CO2

First and last service

First service departs at:
07:15
Last service departs at:
19:15

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Amsterdam to Annecy-le-Vieux train and bus schedules

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Annecy-le-Vieux is 800 130 000.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Annecy-le-Vieux is mandatory.

The social distance requirement in Annecy-le-Vieux is 1 metre.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 800 130 000.

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The most affordable way to get from Amsterdam to Annecy-le-Vieux is to bus, which costs €55 - €70 and takes 18h 12m.

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The quickest way to get from Amsterdam to Annecy-le-Vieux is to fly and bus which costs €55 - €160 and takes 6h 3m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Amsterdam to Annecy-le-Vieux. However, there are services departing from Amsterdam Sloterdijk and arriving at Tilleuls via Lyon - Saint-Exupéry Airport and Gare Quai Sud. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 18h 12m.

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The distance between Amsterdam and Annecy-le-Vieux is 723 km. The road distance is 1029.2 km.

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The best way to get from Amsterdam to Annecy-le-Vieux without a car is to train via Paris which takes 8h 36m and costs €250 - €490.

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It takes approximately 8h 36m to get from Amsterdam to Annecy-le-Vieux, including transfers.

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Amsterdam to Annecy-le-Vieux bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Amsterdam Sloterdijk station.

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The best way to get from Amsterdam to Annecy-le-Vieux is to train via Paris which takes 8h 36m and costs €250 - €490. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs €55 - €70 and takes 18h 12m.

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The quickest flight from Amsterdam Schiphol Airport to Geneva Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 25m.

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Amsterdam to Annecy-le-Vieux bus services, operated by Blablabus, arrive at Annecy station.

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Map of how to get from Amsterdam to Annecy-le-Vieux.
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  • Distance: 723.4 km
  • Duration: 8h 36m

What companies run services between Amsterdam, Netherlands and Annecy-le-Vieux, France?

You can take a train from Amsterdam to Annecy-le-Vieux via Paris Nord, Paris Gare De Lyon, Paris Gare de Lyon, Annecy, and Annecy, Gare Quai Nord in around 8h 36m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Amsterdam to Annecy-le-Vieux via Lyon Saint Exupéry Airport, Lyon - Saint-Exupéry Airport, Annecy, and Gare Quai Sud in around 18h 12m.

Airlines
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Geneva
Ave. Duration
1h 27m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€95 - €310
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Lyon
Ave. Duration
1h 36m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€95 - €320
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Geneva
Ave. Duration
1h 31m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€45 - €140
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Geneva via London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
3h 45m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€45 - €140
Flights from Brussels to Geneva
Ave. Duration
1h 17m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€45 - €190
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Lyon
Ave. Duration
1h 36m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€95 - €320
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Lyon via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
3h 47m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€95 - €210
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Geneva via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€130 - €370
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Lyon via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 35m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
Estimated price
€180 - €390
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Lyon via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€180 - €390
Flights from Brussels to Geneva via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h
When
Every day
Estimated price
€80 - €260
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Geneva via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€130 - €380
Flights from Brussels to Geneva
Ave. Duration
1h 18m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€55 - €290
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Brussels to Geneva
Ave. Duration
1h 18m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€55 - €290
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Brussels to Geneva via Milan Linate
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€140 - €370
Train operators
Thalys
Phone
+32 70 66 77 88
Website
thalys.com
Train from Amsterdam Centraal to Paris Nord
Ave. Duration
3h 23m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€110 - €230
Website
Thalys
Standard
€110 - €150
Comfort
€120 - €160
Premium
€160 - €230
Train from Amsterdam Centraal to Valence Tgv Rhone-Alpes Sud
Ave. Duration
6h 1m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
€180 - €390
Website
Thalys
Standard
€180 - €260
Comfort
€200 - €260
Premium
€290 - €390
Train from Amsterdam Centraal to Anvers-Central
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€55 - €110
Website
Thalys
Standard
€55 - €80
Comfort
€65 - €90
Premium
€80 - €110
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)

The national railway company of Switzerland, Swiss Railways operates trains throughout the country and adjacent European nations including Germany, France, Italy and Austria. Tickets are sold in two classes - First and Second - with most long-distance trains offering a bistro car serving beverages and snacks. Individual tickets can be bought easily at stands, while a variety of travel passes are on offer to suit different travel needs.

Contact Details
Phone
+41 51 220 11 11
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Paris Gare de Lyon to Annecy
Ave. Duration
3h 40m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
€140 - €260
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Lyon Saint-Exupéry TGV to Annecy
Ave. Duration
1h 46m
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
€40 - €80
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Aigle to Lancy-Bachet
Ave. Duration
1h 38m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€30 - €60
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
SNCF

France’s state-owned railway company is a fast and efficient way of travelling around the country, with over 14,000 trains operating daily. SNCF runs the country’s extensive rail network, including the high-speed TGV network, regional TER trains and local Intercités. It also operates international routes including Eurostar and Thalys, as well as the low-cost, long-distance Ouigo services that run on limited routes across France. Book up to 3 months in advance for the cheapest fares. The railway network consists of about 32,000km in total, of which 1800km are high-speed lines and 14,500km are electrified.

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Contact Details
Phone
+33 9 70 60 99 70
Website
sncf.com
Train from Valence Tgv Rhone-Alpes Sud to Annecy
Ave. Duration
2h 52m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€25 - €55
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
€25 - €40
Rail 1st Class
€35 - €55
Bus operators
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves 2000+ destinations in 29 countries, including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands and Croatia and into Scandinavia and eastern Europe, as well as some US cities. Coaches have toilets, free WiFi and power outlets, plus snacks and drinks for purchase on board. Flixbus is a good choice for the budget-conscious traveller; purchase tickets in advance for the cheapest fares (note: there is no option to reserve a seat in advance).

Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Amsterdam Sloterdijk to Lyon Saint Exupéry Airport
Ave. Duration
15h 20m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
€45 - €60
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Lyon Saint Exupéry Airport to Annecy
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
€9 - €11
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Geneva Airport to Annecy
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€6 - €8
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Blablabus

As the bus subsidiary of French railway SNCF, Ouibus offers eco-friendly coaches serving 35 French cities and 10 European cities at affordable fares. Ouibus journeys are safe and comfortable, with the four-star coaches offering power outlets, restrooms and WiFi. All Ouibus stations are located close to town centres for easy access to public transport. Getting on one of the 130 daily journeys is easy - electronic travel documents include your ticket and a personalised mini-guide with handy information.

Contact Details
Phone
0890715298
Website
ouibus.com
Bus from Lyon - Saint-Exupéry Airport to Annecy
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
€8 - €11
Website
Blablabus
Transalis
Phone
+33 4 50 51 08 51
Email
commercial.crolard@transdev.com
Website
transalis.fr
Bus from Genève-Aéroport, gare routière to Annecy, Gare routière
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€11 - €16
Website
Transalis
Starliner
Phone
+31 (0) 172-881316
Email
info@starliner.nl
Website
starliner.nl
Shuttle from Amsterdam to Aigle
Ave. Duration
12h 20m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
€160
Book at
Starliner

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Yes, the driving distance between Amsterdam to Annecy-le-Vieux is 1029 km. It takes approximately 9h 22m to drive from Amsterdam to Annecy-le-Vieux.

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Lufthansa, Swiss, KLM and easyJet offer flights from Amsterdam Schiphol Airport to Geneva Airport.

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There are 136+ hotels available in Annecy-le-Vieux. Prices start at €75 per night.

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The best way to get from Amsterdam to Amsterdam Schiphol Airport is to train which takes 13 min and costs €6 - €13.

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