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There are 8 ways to get from Annecy to Ars-en-Ré by train, bus, car or plane

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Train via Paris  •  8h 47m

  1. Take the train from Annecy to Paris Gare De Lyon Tgv
  2. Take the train from Paris Montparnasse 1 Et 2 to La Rochelle Ville Tgv

€243 - €314

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Bus  •  17h 44m

  1. Take the bus from Annecy to Bordeaux Saint-Jean N1157
  2. Take the bus from Bordeaux City Centre to La Rochelle Toulouse > Bordeaux City Centre > La Rochelle > Nantes > Rennes / ...

€48 - €60

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Train  •  12h 53m

  1. Take the train from Annecy to Nantes Tgv
  2. Take the train from Nantes to La Rochelle Ville Intercités / ...

€281 - €504

Bus, train  •  14h 21m

  1. Take the bus from Annecy to Lyon
  2. Take the train from Lyon Perrache to St-Pierre-des-Corps Ic / ...
  3. Take the train from St Pierre Des Corps to La Rochelle Ville Tgv

€124 - €196

Drive  •  8h 21m

  1. Drive from Annecy to Ars-en-Ré 779 km

€85 - €130

Bus, fly to La Rochelle  •  6h 50m

  1. Take the bus from Annecy to Lyon - Saint-Exupéry Airport
  2. Fly from Lyon (LYS) to La Rochelle (LRH) LYS - LRH

€91 - €173

Bus, fly to Nantes, train  •  10h

  1. Take the bus from Annecy to Lyon - Saint-Exupéry Airport
  2. Fly from Lyon (LYS) to Nantes (NTE) LYS - NTE
  3. Take the train from Nantes to La Rochelle Ville
  4. Take the bus from Gare SNCF La Rochelle to Déviation

€78 - €230

Bus, fly to Poitiers, train  •  9h 32m

  1. Take the bus from Annecy to Lyon - Saint-Exupéry Airport
  2. Fly from Lyon (LYS) to Poitiers (PIS) LYS - PIS
  3. Take the train from Poitiers to La Rochelle Ville
  4. Take the bus from Gare SNCF La Rochelle to Déviation

€99 - €208

Annecy → Ars-en-Ré
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The cheapest way to get from Annecy to Ars-en-Ré is to bus which costs €45 - €65 and takes 17h 44m.

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The quickest way to get from Annecy to Ars-en-Ré is to bus and fly which costs €90 - €180 and takes 6h 50m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Annecy to Ars-en-Ré. However, there are services departing from Annecy and arriving at Déviation via Bordeaux City Centre and Place de Verdun. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 17h 44m.

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It is 590 km from Annecy to Ars-en-Ré. It is approximately 779 km to drive.

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The best way to get from Annecy to Ars-en-Ré without a car is to train via Paris which takes 8h 47m and costs €240 - €320.

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It takes approximately 8h 47m to get from Annecy to Ars-en-Ré, including transfers.

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Annecy to Ars-en-Ré bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Annecy station.

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The best way to get from Annecy to Ars-en-Ré is to train via Paris which takes 8h 47m and costs €240 - €320. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs €45 - €65 and takes 17h 44m.

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There is no direct flight from Lyon Airport to La Rochelle Airport. The quickest flight takes 2h 10m and has one stopover.

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Annecy to Ars-en-Ré bus services, operated by Blablabus, arrive at La Rochelle station.

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Map of how to get from Annecy to Ars-en-Ré.
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  • Distance: 590.3 km
  • Duration: 8h 47m

What companies run services between Annecy, France and Ars-en-Ré, France?

You can take a train from Annecy to Ars-en-Ré via Paris Gare De Lyon, Bercy, Montparnasse-Bienvenue, Paris Montparnasse 1 Et 2, and La Rochelle Ville in around 8h 47m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Annecy to Ars-en-Ré via Bordeaux City Centre, La Rochelle, and Place de Verdun in around 17h 44m.

Airlines
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Lyon to La Rochelle via Poitiers
Ave. Duration
2h 10m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
€90 - €290
Flights from Lyon to Nantes
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€65 - €210
Flights from Lyon to Poitiers
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
€120 - €290
Chalair Aviation
Website
chalair.eu
Flights from Lyon to La Rochelle via Poitiers
Ave. Duration
2h 10m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
€90 - €290
Flights from Lyon to Poitiers
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
€120 - €290
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Lyon to Nantes
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€40 - €200
Sky Express
Website
skyexpress.gr
Flights from Lyon to Nantes
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
€100 - €330
Volotea
Website
volotea.com
Flights from Lyon to Nantes
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€27 - €180
Train operators
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 Annecy to Paris Gare De Lyon
Ave. Duration
3h 44m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
€90 - €120
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
€90 - €110
1st Class
€100 - €120
Train from Paris Montparnasse 1 Et 2 to La Rochelle Ville
Ave. Duration
2h 58m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€75 - €100
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
€75 - €90
1st Class
€80 - €100
Train from Lyon Perrache to St Pierre Des Corps
Ave. Duration
3h 24m
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
€75 - €100
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
€75 - €90
1st Class
€85 - €100
Train from St Pierre Des Corps to La Rochelle Ville
Ave. Duration
2h 6m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€50 - €60
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
€50 - €60
1st Class
€50 - €60
Train from Poitiers to La Rochelle Ville
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
€30 - €45
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
€35 - €45
1st Class
€30 - €40
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 Annecy to Nantes
Ave. Duration
6h 49m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
€240 - €430
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Lyon Perrache to St-Pierre-des-Corps
Ave. Duration
5h 1m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
€120 - €230
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 Nantes to La Rochelle Ville
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€35 - €75
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
€35 - €55
Rail 1st Class
€50 - €75
Train from Lyon Perrache to St Pierre Des Corps
Ave. Duration
5h 8m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
€55 - €110
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
€55 - €80
Rail 1st Class
€70 - €110
Train from Poitiers to La Rochelle Ville
Ave. Duration
1h 42m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€18 - €40
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
€18 - €27
Rail 1st Class
€27 - €40
Bus operators
BS Tours
Phone
011 761-4693
Email
bstours@verat.net
Website
bstours.rs
Bus from Annecy to Lyon
Ave. Duration
2h 40m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
€16 - €24
Schedules at
bstours.rs
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 Bordeaux Saint-Jean
Ave. Duration
11h 35m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
€35 - €45
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Bordeaux Saint-Jean to La Rochelle
Ave. Duration
2h 15m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€11 - €14
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Annecy to Lyon Saint Exupéry Airport
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
€9 - €11
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 Bordeaux City Centre to La Rochelle
Ave. Duration
2h 50m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€9 - €12
Website
Blablabus
Bus from Annecy to Lyon - Saint-Exupéry Airport
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€8 - €11
Website
Blablabus
Les Mouettes Transport
Phone
0 811 36 17 17
Website
transports.nouvelle-aquitaine.fr
Bus from Gare SNCF La Rochelle to Déviation
Ave. Duration
1h 34m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€2
Website
Les Mouettes Transport

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Yes, the driving distance between Annecy to Ars-en-Ré is 779 km. It takes approximately 8h 21m to drive from Annecy to Ars-en-Ré.

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Chalair Aviation offers flights from Lyon Airport to La Rochelle Airport.

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There are 59+ hotels available in Ars-en-Ré. Prices start at €75 per night.

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