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There are 8 ways to get from Annecy to Alsace by bus, train, car or plane

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Bus, train  •  6h 31m

  1. Take the bus from Annecy, Eglise Des Fins to Lancy-Bachet, gare T72
  2. Take the train from Genève to Olten Ic5 / ...
  3. Take the train from Olten to Basel SBB S3 / ...
  4. Take the train from Basel Sbb to Selestat Ter

€110 - €234

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Bus  •  10h 12m

  1. Take the bus from Geneva to Basel SBB 122 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Basel SBB to Colmar N831

€33 - €80

6 alternative options

Bus, train via Bern  •  7h 6m

  1. Take the bus from Annecy, Galbert to Genève-Aéroport, gare routière T72
  2. Take the train from Genève-Aéroport to Bern Ic1
  3. Take the train from Bern to Basel SBB Ice / ...
  4. Take the train from Basel Sbb to Selestat Ter

€109 - €229

Bus, train #2  •  10h 28m

  1. Take the bus from Geneve, Gare Routiere, pl. Dorciere to Strasbourg, Place de l'Étoile RegioJet
  2. Take the train from Strasbourg to Scherwiller Ter

€46 - €83

Drive  •  3h 51m

  1. Drive from Annecy to Alsace 382.9 km

€40 - €65

Bus to Geneva, fly to Zurich, train  •  6h 37m

  1. Take the bus from Annecy, Eglise Des Fins to Genève-Aéroport, gare routière
  2. Fly from Geneva (GVA) to Zurich (ZRH) GVA - ZRH
  3. Take the train from Zuerich Hb to Basel Sbb
  4. Take the train from Basel Sbb to Selestat

€144 - €334

Bus to Lyon, fly to Strasbourg  •  5h 10m

  1. Take the bus from Annecy to Lyon - Saint-Exupéry Airport
  2. Fly from Lyon (LYS) to Strasbourg (SXB) LYS - SXB

€106 - €326

Bus to Geneva, fly to Strasbourg  •  8h 49m

  1. Take the bus from Annecy, Eglise Des Fins to Genève-Aéroport, gare routière
  2. Fly from Geneva (GVA) to Strasbourg (SXB) GVA - SXB

€63 - €241

Annecy to Alsace by bus and train

The journey time between Annecy and Alsace is around 7h 37m and covers a distance of around 403 km. The fastest journey normally takes 5h 54m. Operated by Transalis, Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS), SNCF and others, the Annecy to Alsace service departs from Annecy, Eglise Des Fins and arrives in Gare-Scherwiller. Typically 57 services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Route overview

Average journey time:
7h 37m
Fastest journey time:
5h 54m
Journey distance:
403 km
Services per week:
57
Cheapest price:
€118
Carbon emissions:
24 kg CO2

First and last service

First service departs at:
04:36
Last service departs at:
19:21

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Annecy to Alsace bus and train schedules

Annecy → Alsace
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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Alsace is 800 130 000.

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The cheapest way to get from Annecy to Alsace is to drive which costs €40 - €65 and takes 3h 51m.

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The quickest way to get from Annecy to Alsace is to drive which costs €40 - €65 and takes 3h 51m.

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The distance between Annecy and Alsace is 284 km. The road distance is 382.9 km.

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The best way to get from Annecy to Alsace without a car is to bus and train which takes 6h 31m and costs €110 - €240.

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It takes approximately 6h 31m to get from Annecy to Alsace, including transfers.

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The quickest flight from Geneva Airport to Zurich Airport is the direct flight which takes 50 min.

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Yes, the driving distance between Annecy to Alsace is 383 km. It takes approximately 3h 51m to drive from Annecy to Alsace.

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Tunisair and Swiss offer flights from Geneva Airport to Zurich Airport.

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There are 173+ hotels available in Alsace. Prices start at €87 per night.

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Map of how to get from Annecy to Alsace.
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  • Distance: 283.5 km
  • Duration: 6h 31m

What companies run services between Annecy, France and Alsace, France?

You can take a bus from Annecy to Alsace via Lancy-Bachet, gare, Genève, Bel-Air, Geneva, Basel SBB, Colmar, Colmar, Sélestat, and Gare-Sélestat in around 10h 12m.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Geneva to Zurich
Ave. Duration
53 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
€75 - €190
Flights from Geneva to Strasbourg via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5h 5m
When
Monday
Estimated price
€100 - €490
Flights from Geneva to Strasbourg via Munich
Ave. Duration
6h 55m
When
Monday
Estimated price
€100 - €500
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Geneva to Zurich
Ave. Duration
52 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
€75 - €190
Volotea
Website
volotea.com
Flights from Geneva to Strasbourg via Nice
Ave. Duration
4h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
€35 - €190
Flights from Geneva to Strasbourg via Ajaccio
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€45 - €220
Flights from Geneva to Strasbourg via Bordeaux
Ave. Duration
4h 50m
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
€45 - €220
Tunisair
Website
tunisair.com
Flights from Geneva to Zurich
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
€90 - €260
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Lyon to Strasbourg
Ave. Duration
1h
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€110 - €490
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Geneva to Strasbourg via Madrid
Ave. Duration
6h 5m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
€110 - €320
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Geneva to Strasbourg via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
When
Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
€130 - €390
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 Olten
Ave. Duration
2h 3m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€55 - €100
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Olten to Basel SBB
Ave. Duration
39 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
€17 - €35
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Basel Sbb to Selestat
Ave. Duration
56 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€30 - €60
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Genève-Aéroport to Bern
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€45 - €85
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Bern to Basel SBB
Ave. Duration
56 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
€30 - €60
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Strasbourg to Scherwiller
Ave. Duration
58 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€20 - €40
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Zürich HB to Basel SBB
Ave. Duration
1h 14m
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
€30 - €55
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Südostbahn
Phone
+41 58 580 70 70
Email
info@sob.ch
Website
sob.ch
Train from Olten to Basel SBB
Ave. Duration
26 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Website
Südostbahn
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express

German rail company Deutsche Bahn is known for its efficient and comfortable service. It offers many different types of rail transportation, including ICE or Intercity-Express for high-speed services between major cities and regions, IC (InterCity) for long-distance trains, RE (Regional Express) trains that connect regions and cities, and the S-Bahn rapid transit service. There are two main tickets on offer: the Flexpreis that has full flexibility, and the Sparpreis which is the cheaper, advanced fare (bookings usually open 6 months in advance for domestic tickets).

Contact Details
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Olten to Basel Sbb
Ave. Duration
28 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
€15 - €22
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Bern to Basel Sbb
Ave. Duration
57 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
€25 - €35
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Zuerich Hb to Basel Sbb
Ave. Duration
54 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€23 - €35
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Trenitalia Eurocity

The primary train operator in Italy, Trenitalia was created in the year 2000. Trenitalia offers national rail connections in Italy as well as international connections to Austria, France, Germany and Switzerland. The company operates regional and long-distance trains, as well as high-speed trains called Frecce that travel on specialised tracks on speeds of up to 360km/h. Trenitalia tickets are available online, in stations across the country or from many travel agents that offer bookings.

Contact Details
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Olten to Basel Sbb
Ave. Duration
27 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€17 - €50
Website
Trenitalia Eurocity
2nd Class
€17 - €23
1st Class
€35 - €50
Train from Bern to Basel Sbb
Ave. Duration
56 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€28 - €75
Website
Trenitalia Eurocity
2nd Class
€28 - €40
1st Class
€55 - €75
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.

Rome2rio's guide to SNCF
Contact Details
Phone
+33 9 70 60 99 70
Website
sncf.com
Train from Strasbourg to Scherwiller
Ave. Duration
58 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€7 - €21
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
€7 - €11
Rail 1st Class
€14 - €21
TGV inOui

France’s high-speed TGV train network runs at speeds of up to 320km/h connecting major cities across France and into neighbouring countries. All TGV tickets include a seat reservation; seating is 1+2 in 1st class, 2+2 in 2nd class. Popular routes include Paris to Marseille and Paris to Strasbourg. Most TGVs have a cafe area, power points at each seat and WiFi.

Contact Details
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Zuerich Hb to Basel Sbb
Ave. Duration
54 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
€24 - €35
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
€30 - €35
1st Class
€24 - €29
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 Lancy-Bachet, gare
Ave. Duration
58 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€6 - €10
Website
Transalis
Bus from Annecy, Galbert to Genève-Aéroport, gare routière
Ave. Duration
1h 26m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€11 - €16
Website
Transalis
Bus from Annecy, Eglise Des Fins to Genève-Aéroport, gare routière
Ave. Duration
1h 24m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€11 - €16
Website
Transalis
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 Geneva to Basel SBB
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€14 - €18
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Basel SBB to Colmar
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
€6 - €8
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Annecy to Lyon Saint Exupéry Airport
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€9 - €11
Website
flixbus.co.uk
RegioJet
Phone
+420 542 42 42 42
Email
info@regiojet.cz
Website
regiojet.com
Bus from Geneve, Gare Routiere, pl. Dorciere to Basel, Meret Oppenheim-Strasse
Ave. Duration
3h 25m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
€8 - €12
Website
RegioJet
Bus from Geneve, Gare Routiere, pl. Dorciere to Strasbourg, Place de l'Étoile
Ave. Duration
5h 55m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
€12 - €18
Website
RegioJet
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
3 times a day
Estimated price
€8 - €11
Website
Blablabus

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