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There are 9 ways to get from Annecy to Alba Iulia by bus, plane, shuttle, train, night train or car

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Bus to Geneva, fly to Cluj-Napoca, shuttle  •  10h 5m

  1. Take the bus from Annecy, Eglise Des Fins to Genève-Aéroport, gare routière
  2. Fly from Geneva (GVA) to Cluj-Napoca (CLJ) GVA - CLJ
  3. Take a shuttle bus from Cluj Airport to Alba Iulia

$159 - $339

Cheapest option

Bus to Lyon, fly to Sibiu, bus  •  10h 15m

  1. Take the bus from Annecy to Lyon - Saint-Exupéry Airport
  2. Fly from Lyon (LYS) to Sibiu (SBZ) LYS - SBZ
  3. Take the bus from Sibiu to Alba Iulia

$64 - $237

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Bus to Lyon, fly to Cluj-Napoca, shuttle  •  8h 12m

  1. Take the bus from Annecy to Lyon - Saint-Exupéry Airport
  2. Fly from Lyon (LYS) to Cluj-Napoca (CLJ) LYS - CLJ
  3. Take a shuttle bus from Cluj Airport to Alba Iulia

$110 - $353

Bus to Geneva, fly to Sibiu, bus  •  10h 14m

  1. Take the bus from Annecy, Eglise Des Fins to Genève-Aéroport, gare routière
  2. Fly from Geneva (GVA) to Sibiu (SBZ) GVA - SBZ
  3. Take the bus from Sibiu to Alba Iulia

$158 - $683

Train  •  26h 22m

  1. Take the train from Genève to Zürich HB Ic1 / ...
  2. Take the train from Zuerich Hb to Budapest-Keleti Rjx
  3. Take the train from Budapest-Keleti to Loekoeshaza Ic / ...
  4. Take the train from Lokoshaza to Alba Iulia

$427 - $817

Bus  •  29h 28m

  1. Take the bus from Geneva to Orăștie 1921

$113 - $162

Bus, train  •  32h 47m

  1. Take the bus from Geneva Bus Station to Arad Gas Station OMV Genf - Bukarest
  2. Take the train from Arad to Alba Iulia IR-N: Lokoshaza - Bucureşti Nord Gr.A / ...

$112 - $180

Bus, train, night train  •  27h 13m

  1. Take the bus from Annecy, Galbert to Genève-Aéroport, gare routière T72
  2. Take the train from Genève-Aéroport to Zürich HB Ic1 / ...
  3. Take the night train from Zuerich Hb to Budapest-Keleti En
  4. Take the night train from Budapest-Keleti to Alba Iulia

$336 - $519

Drive  •  16h 50m

  1. Drive from Annecy to Alba Iulia 1786.3 km

$240 - $350

Annecy to Alba Iulia by bus and train

The journey time between Annecy and Alba Iulia is around 2 days 2h and covers a distance of around 1817 km. The fastest journey normally takes 2 days 2h. Operated by Transalis, Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS), SNCF and others, the Annecy to Alba Iulia service departs from Annecy, Eglise Des Fins and arrives in Alba Iulia. Typically five services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Route overview

Average journey time:
2 days 2h
Fastest journey time:
2 days 2h
Services per week:
5
Cheapest price:
$442
Carbon emissions:
98 kg CO2

First and last service

First service departs at:
05:51
Last service departs at:
05:51

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Annecy to Alba Iulia bus and train schedules

Bus services typically run at the following times each day These schedules are estimated
Estimated schedules: These schedules are estimated and based on typical services on an average day. Please check times and availability with the operator before travelling.
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International entry into Romania from France

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Conditions of entry into Romania from France

  • Negative Covid-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival or 14 day mandatory self-quarantine
This applies to arrivals from France
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Yes, but conditions apply when entering Romania from France.

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Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply

  • Face masks are mandatory
  • There is a social distancing requirement of 1.5 metres
  • Observe COVID-19 safety rules

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Alba Iulia is 800 800 358.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Alba Iulia is mandatory.

The social distance requirement in Alba Iulia is 1.5 metres.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 800 800 358.

No, but conditions apply when returning to France from Romania.

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Last updated: 14 Jun 2021
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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Annecy to Alba Iulia is to bus which costs €90 - €140 and takes 29h 28m.

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The quickest way to get from Annecy to Alba Iulia is to bus and fly and shuttle which costs €90 - €290 and takes 8h 12m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Annecy to Alba Iulia. However, there are services departing from Annecy, Galbert and arriving at Alba Iulia via Lancy-Bachet, gare, Geneva and Orăştie. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 29h 28m.

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It is 1346 km from Annecy to Alba Iulia. It is approximately 1786.3 km to drive.

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The best way to get from Annecy to Alba Iulia without a car is to train which takes 26h 22m and costs €350 - €700.

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It takes approximately 10h 5m to get from Annecy to Alba Iulia, including transfers.

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Annecy to Alba Iulia bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Geneva station.

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The best way to get from Annecy to Alba Iulia is to train which takes 26h 22m and costs €350 - €700. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs €90 - €140 and takes 29h 28m.

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There is no direct flight from Geneva Airport to Cluj-Napoca Airport. The quickest flight takes 4h 14m and has one stopover.

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Annecy to Alba Iulia bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Orăștie station.

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Map of how to get from Annecy to Alba Iulia.
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  • Distance: 1346.2 km
  • Duration: 10h 5m

What companies run services between Annecy, France and Alba Iulia, Romania?

You can take a train from Annecy to Alba Iulia via Lancy-Bachet, gare, Lancy-Bachet, Genève, Zuerich Hb, Budapest-Keleti, Loekoeshaza, and Lokoshaza in around 26h 22m. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Geneva to Orăștie twice a week. Tickets cost $95 - $120 and the journey takes 25h 10m.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Geneva to Cluj-Napoca via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5h 32m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$240 - $850
Flights from Lyon to Cluj-Napoca via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$270 - $1,100
Flights from Geneva to Sibiu via Munich
Ave. Duration
5h 57m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $650
Flights from Geneva to Sibiu via Frankfurt, Munich
Ave. Duration
7h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $700
Flights from Geneva to Sibiu via Zurich, Munich
Ave. Duration
8h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $650
Flights from Lyon to Sibiu via Munich
Ave. Duration
6h 11m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $750
Flights from Lyon to Sibiu via Frankfurt, Munich
Ave. Duration
9h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $800
Blue Air
Website
flyblueair.com
Flights from Geneva to Cluj-Napoca via Brussels
Ave. Duration
4h 40m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$50 - $230
Flights from Geneva to Cluj-Napoca via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4h 45m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$50 - $220
Flights from Lyon to Sibiu via Stuttgart
Ave. Duration
4h 55m
When
Monday
Estimated price
$50 - $210
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Geneva to Sibiu via Vienna
Ave. Duration
5h 32m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $650
Flights from Lyon to Sibiu via Vienna
Ave. Duration
4h 5m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$170 - $750
Wizz Air
Website
wizzair.com
Flights from Geneva to Cluj-Napoca via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
5h 30m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$60 - $270
Flights from Lyon to Cluj-Napoca
Ave. Duration
2h 25m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$40 - $220
LOT
Website
lot.com
Flights from Geneva to Cluj-Napoca via Warsaw Chopin
Ave. Duration
5h 55m
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$160 - $390
Turkish Airlines
Website
turkishairlines.com
Flights from Geneva to Cluj-Napoca via Istanbul
Ave. Duration
8h 5m
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $420
Train operators
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 Genève to Zürich HB
Ave. Duration
2h 46m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$85 - $150
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Zuerich Hb to Budapest-Keleti
Ave. Duration
10h 39m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$320 - $600
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Genève-Aéroport to Zürich HB
Ave. Duration
2h 56m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$90 - $160
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Romanian Railways (CFR)
Phone
0219521
Website
cfrcalatori.ro
Train from Budapest-Keleti to Loekoeshaza
Ave. Duration
3h 3m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$5 - $20
Website
Romanian Railways (CFR)
2nd Class
$5 - $8
1st Class
$17 - $20
Train from Lokoshaza to Alba Iulia
Ave. Duration
5h 20m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$6 - $21
Website
Romanian Railways (CFR)
2nd Class
$6 - $8
1st Class
$18 - $21
Train from Arad to Alba Iulia
Ave. Duration
4h 24m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$5 - $19
Website
Romanian Railways (CFR)
2nd Class
$5 - $7
1st Class
$16 - $19
Night train from Budapest-Keleti to Alba Iulia
Ave. Duration
8h 49m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$12 - $40
Website
Romanian Railways (CFR)
2nd Class
$12 - $16
1st Class
$33 - $37
Austrian Railways (ÖBB)

Austria's national railway system is not only punctual, reliable and efficient, but offers free wifi to boot. Choose from high-speed intercity Railjet trains, overnight Nightjet trains and regional services such as Cityjet. ÖBB also operates international routes that connect cities in Austria with adjacent European countries including Germany, Hungary, Liechtenstein, Czech Republic, Switzerland and Slovenia. If you're planning to be in Austria for a while, consider the ÖBB Vorteilscard, an annual railcard that offers discounts on routes within Austria and in neighbouring countries.

Contact Details
Phone
05 17 17
Website
oebb.at
Night train from Zuerich Hb to Budapest-Keleti
Ave. Duration
11h 39m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$220 - $300
Website
Austrian Railways
Book at
Austria Rail Pass
Bus operators
Transalis
Phone
+33 4 50 51 08 51
Email
commercial.crolard@transdev.com
Website
transalis.fr
Bus from Annecy, Eglise Des Fins to Genève-Aéroport, gare routière
Ave. Duration
1h 24m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$13 - $19
Website
Transalis
Bus from Annecy, Galbert to Genève-Aéroport, gare routière
Ave. Duration
1h 26m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$13 - $20
Website
Transalis
Aerotran Pass
Phone
+4 0758 928 530
Email
aerotrans_pass@yahoo.com
Website
transportaeroportcluj.ro
Shuttle from Cluj Airport to Alba Iulia
Ave. Duration
2h 12m
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$5 - $90
Schedules at
transportaeroportcluj.ro
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 Annecy to Lyon - Saint-Exupéry Airport
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$10 - $13
Website
Blablabus
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).

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Annecy to Lyon Saint Exupéry Airport
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$10 - $13
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Geneva to Orăștie
Ave. Duration
25h 10m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$95 - $120
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Dacos
Phone
(0250) 747-41
Email
secretariat@dacos.com.ro
Website
dacos.com.ro
Bus from Sibiu to Alba Iulia
Ave. Duration
1h 36m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$3 - $5
Schedules at
dacos.autogari.ro
Fany
Phone
0741 607 941
Email
office@fany.ro
Website
fany.ro
Bus from Sibiu to Alba Iulia
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$9 - $13
Schedules at
fany.ro
Voltrans
Phone
+4-0258-732.586
Website
voltrans.autogari.ro
Bus from Sibiu to Alba Iulia
Ave. Duration
3h 36m
Frequency
3 times a week
Schedules at
voltrans.autogari.ro
ExpressBus
Phone
+41 842 000 888
Email
info@expressbus.ch
Website
expressbus.ch
Bus from Geneva Bus Station to Arad Gas Station OMV
Ave. Duration
24h 35m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$90 - $150
Website
ExpressBus

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Alba Iulia is 1h ahead of Annecy. It is currently 10:00 AM in Annecy and 11:00 AM in Alba Iulia.

Yes, the driving distance between Annecy to Alba Iulia is 1786 km. It takes approximately 16h 50m to drive from Annecy to Alba Iulia.

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