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

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Train via Lyon

  1. Take the train from Aix-les-Bains-le-Revard to Lyon Part Dieu
  2. Take the train from Lyon Part Dieu to Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi

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Bus

  1. Take the bus from Annecy to Lyon Perrache
  2. Take the bus from Lyon Perrache to Brussels South

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Train

  1. Take the train from Annecy to Chambéry-Challes-les-Eaux
  2. Take the train from Chambery Challes Les Eaux to Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi

Drive

  1. Drive from Annecy to Brussels

Bus to Geneva, fly to Brussels

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

Bus to Lyon, fly to Brussels

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

Bus to Geneva, fly to Dusseldorf, train

  1. Take the bus from Annecy, Eglise Des Fins to Genève-Aéroport, gare routière
  2. Fly from Geneva (GVA) to Dusseldorf (DUS)
  3. Take the train from Duesseldorf Flughafen to Koeln Hbf
  4. Take the train from Koeln Hbf to Liege-Guillemins

Bus to Geneva, fly to Amsterdam Schiphol, train

  1. Take the bus from Annecy, Eglise Des Fins to Genève-Aéroport, gare routière
  2. Fly from Geneva (GVA) to Amsterdam Schiphol (AMS)
  3. Take the train from Schiphol Airport to Anvers-Central

Train, shuttle

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

Annecy to Belgium by train and tram

The journey time between Annecy and Belgium is around 7h 58m and covers a distance of around 909 km. This includes an average layover time of around 2h 6m. The fastest journey normally takes 6h 9m. Operated by Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS), TGV inOui, SNCF and others, the Annecy to Belgium service departs from Annecy and arrives in Bourse. Typically 35 services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

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Average journey times

Time on transportation:
5h 52m
Layover time:
2h 6m
Total time:
7h 58m

Route information

Fastest journey time:
6h 9m
Journey distance:
909 km
Services per week:
35
Cheapest price:
€161
Carbon emissions:
47 kg CO2

First and last service

First service departs at:
05:44
Last service departs at:
19:44

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Annecy to Belgium train and tram schedules

France → Belgium
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International entry into Belgium from France

  • Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of France
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Allowed for: Citizens and permanent residents of Belgium, as well as residents from EU Schengen Area (EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, and Switzerland), Andorra, Australia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Canada, Cyprus, Hong Kong, Jordan, Macau, Moldova, Monaco, New Zealand, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, Ukraine, Uruguay and Vatican

Restricted for: There are no current restrictions

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Conditions of entry into Belgium from France

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival and 10 day mandatory self quarantine
  • A negative result for COVID-19 is a condition for subsequent release from quarantine. It is tested in quarantine on days 1 and 7
  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
  • Travellers issued with the EU Digital COVID Certificate are exempt from quarantine and COVID-19 testing
This applies to arrivals from France
  • Passenger Locator Form (PLF) required
This applies to arrivals from all countries, with no exceptions
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  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival and 10 day mandatory self quarantine
  • A negative result for COVID-19 is a condition for subsequent release from quarantine. It is tested in quarantine on days 1 and 7
This doesn't apply to arrivals from the EU Schengen Area (EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, and Switzerland) with the exception of Austria, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Estonia, France, Germany, Greece, Greenland, Iceland, Ireland, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Monaco, Netherlands, Portugal, Romania, San Marino, Spain and Switzerland. This also doesn't apply to arrivals from Australia, Canada, Hong Kong, Jordan, Macau, Moldova, New Zealand, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, Ukraine and Uruguay
  • Passenger Locator Form (PLF) required
This applies to arrivals from all countries, with no exceptions
  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
This doesn't apply to arrivals from the EU Schengen Area (EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, and Switzerland) with the exception of Austria, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Estonia, France, Germany, Greece, Greenland, Iceland, Ireland, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Monaco, Netherlands, Portugal, Romania, San Marino, Spain, Sweden and Switzerland. This also doesn't apply to arrivals from Australia, Canada, Hong Kong, Jordan, Macau, Moldova, New Zealand, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, Ukraine and Uruguay
  • Travellers issued with the EU Digital COVID Certificate are exempt from quarantine and COVID-19 testing
This applies to arrivals from EU Schengen Area (EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, and Switzerland)
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test
  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test and can bypass compulsory quarantine on arrival (certificate required)
This doesn't apply to arrivals from: EU Schengen Area (EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, and Switzerland)
  • Entry is allowed only for fully vaccinated travellers
This doesn't apply to arrivals from: EU Schengen Area (EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, and Switzerland), Australia, Canada, Cyprus, Hong Kong, Jordan, Macau, Moldova, New Zealand, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, Ukraine and Uruguay

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Rules to follow in Belgium

1.5m

Mandatory

Mandatory

Considerations leaving from France

The official advice is to avoid non-essential international travel to high risk countries

Frequently Asked Questions


Yes, but conditions apply when entering Belgium 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
  • Further restrictions may be implemented at short notice

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Belgium is 800 14689.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Belgium is mandatory.

The social distance requirement in Belgium is 1.5 metres.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 800 14689.

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

See options for return travel.

Last updated: 26 Sep 2021
Exceptions may apply, for full details: European Union.

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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Annecy to Belgium is to bus which costs €45 - €60 and takes 13h 58m.

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The quickest way to get from Annecy to Belgium is to bus and fly which costs €55 - €160 and takes 5h 10m.

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No, there is no direct train from Annecy to Belgium. However, there are services departing from Annecy and arriving at Bourse via Aix-les-Bains-le-Revard, Lyon Part Dieu and Gare Du Midi. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7h.

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It is 537 km from Annecy to Belgium. It is approximately 786.9 km to drive.

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The best way to get from Annecy to Belgium without a car is to train via Lyon which takes 7h and costs €140 - €210.

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It takes approximately 7h to get from Annecy to Belgium, including transfers.

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Annecy to Belgium train services, operated by Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS), depart from Aix-les-Bains-le-Revard station.

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The best way to get from Annecy to Belgium is to train via Lyon which takes 7h and costs €140 - €210. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs €45 - €60 and takes 13h 58m.

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The quickest flight from Geneva Airport to Brussels Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 15m.

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Annecy to Belgium train services, operated by TGV inOui, arrive at Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi station.

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Map of how to get from Annecy to Belgium.
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  • Distance: 537.1 km
  • Duration: 7h

What companies run services between Annecy, France and Belgium?

You can take a train from Annecy to Brussels via Aix-les-Bains-le-Revard, Lyon Part Dieu, Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi, and Gare Du Midi in around 7h. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Annecy to Brussels via Lyon Perrache, Brussels South, and Gare Du Midi in around 13h 58m.

Airlines
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Geneva to Brussels
Ave. Duration
1h 18m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€60 - €280
Flights from Geneva to Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
€250 - €750
Flights from Geneva to Dusseldorf via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3h 20m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€180 - €600
Flights from Geneva to Amsterdam Schiphol via Zurich
Ave. Duration
4h 7m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€110 - €260
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Geneva to Brussels via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 5m
When
Monday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
€130 - €700
Flights from Lyon to Brussels via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 35m
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€100 - €360
Flights from Geneva to Dusseldorf via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
Estimated price
€160 - €370
Flights from Geneva to Dusseldorf via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3h 35m
When
Monday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€110 - €390
Flights from Geneva to Dusseldorf via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€110 - €390
Flights from Geneva to Amsterdam Schiphol via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 47m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€130 - €280
Flights from Geneva to Amsterdam Schiphol via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€110 - €260
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Geneva to Brussels
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€50 - €180
Flights from Geneva to Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
1h 37m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€55 - €190
Flights from Geneva to Amsterdam Schiphol via London Luton
Ave. Duration
4h 5m
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€55 - €190
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Geneva to Brussels
Ave. Duration
1h 18m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€60 - €280
Flights from Lyon to Brussels
Ave. Duration
1h 22m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€55 - €280
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Lyon to Brussels via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
3h 35m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€110 - €360
Flights from Geneva to Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
1h 41m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€100 - €380
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Geneva to Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
€250 - €750
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Geneva to Dusseldorf via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
3h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€170 - €380
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 Aix-les-Bains-le-Revard to Lyon Part Dieu
Ave. Duration
1h 11m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€30 - €55
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Annecy to Chambéry-Challes-les-Eaux
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€21 - €40
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Lancy-Bachet to Aigle
Ave. Duration
1h 38m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€30 - €65
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 Aix Les Bains Le Revard to Lyon Part Dieu
Ave. Duration
1h 11m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€13 - €24
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
€13 - €19
Rail 1st Class
€16 - €24
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 Lyon Part Dieu to Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi
Ave. Duration
3h 43m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€110 - €150
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
€110 - €130
1st Class
€130 - €150
Train from Annecy to Chambéry-Challes-les-Eaux
Ave. Duration
38 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
€19 - €30
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
€26 - €30
1st Class
€19 - €23
Thalys
Phone
+32 70 66 77 88
Website
thalys.com
Train from Chambery Challes Les Eaux to Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi
Ave. Duration
5h 2m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
€150 - €320
Website
Thalys
Standard
€150 - €210
Comfort
€160 - €220
Premium
€230 - €320
Train from Duesseldorf Flughafen to Koeln Hbf
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
€40 - €75
Website
Thalys
Standard
€40 - €55
Comfort
€50 - €70
Premium
€50 - €75
Train from Koeln Hbf to Liege-Guillemins
Ave. Duration
1h 3m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
€50 - €95
Website
Thalys
Standard
€50 - €70
Comfort
€60 - €80
Premium
€70 - €95
Train from Schiphol Airport to Anvers-Central
Ave. Duration
56 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
€50 - €110
Website
Thalys
Standard
€50 - €75
Comfort
€65 - €85
Premium
€75 - €110
National Express
Phone
0221 13 999 444
Website
nationalexpress.de
Train from Duesseldorf Flughafen to Koeln Hbf
Ave. Duration
39 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€11 - €14
Website
National Express Rail
ABELLIO Rail
Phone
0800 2235546
Website
abellio.de
Train from Düsseldorf Flughafen to Köln Hbf
Ave. Duration
40 min
Frequency
Hourly
Website
ABELLIO Rail
Abellio
Phone
0800 223 5546
Website
abellio.de
Train from Duesseldorf Flughafen to Koeln Hbf
Ave. Duration
40 min
Frequency
Hourly
Website
Abellio
ABELLIO Rail NRW GmbH
Phone
0800 223 5546
Website
abellio.de
Train from D-Flughafen Bf to Köln Hbf
Ave. Duration
40 min
Frequency
Hourly
Website
Abellio NRW
Deutsche Bahn Intercity

Deutsche Bahn’s high-speed InterCity (IC) trains connect cities within Germany. They’re a popular way to travel as they’re faster than Deutsche Bahn’s regional trains and offer a frequent, fast service. All IC trains have first and second class carriages, power sockets and toilets, and most have a bistro cafe or restaurant. Tickets can be booked up to 180 days in advance of travel.

Contact Details
Phone
+49 30 2970
Website
bahn.com
Train from Duesseldorf Flughafen to Koeln Hbf
Ave. Duration
34 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€35 - €50
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
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 Duesseldorf Flughafen to Koeln Hbf
Ave. Duration
42 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
€17 - €24
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Koeln Hbf to Liege-Guillemins
Ave. Duration
1h 1m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€28 - €40
Website
Deutsche Bahn
DB Fernverkehr AG
Website
delfi.de
Train from D-Flughafen Bf to Köln Hbf
Ave. Duration
40 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Schedules at
delfi.de
Train from Köln Hbf to Liège-Guillemins
Ave. Duration
1h 1m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Schedules at
delfi.de
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).

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 30 300 137 300
Email
service@flixbus.xom
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Annecy to Lyon Perrache
Ave. Duration
2h
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
€9 - €12
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Lyon Perrache to Brussels South
Ave. Duration
10h 45m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€35 - €45
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Frequently asked questions
Is there Wi-Fi on FlixBus?
Yes - FlixBus offers free Wi-Fi
Are there power outlets on FlixBus?
Yes
Does FlixBus offer meals or snacks?
Yes - snacks and drinks may be purchased from the driver. Please note, this is not available on all services.
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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
€11 - €16
Website
Transalis
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
Starliner
Phone
+31 (0) 172-881316
Email
info@starliner.nl
Website
starliner.nl
Shuttle from Aigle to Brussel
Ave. Duration
11h 51m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
€160
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Starliner

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