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There are 4 ways to get from Annecy to Bern by bus, train or car

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Bus, train  •  3 h 30 min

  1. Take the bus from Annecy - Eglise des Fins to Genève - Étoile T72
  2. Take the train from Genève to Bern 1 / ...

$59 - $108

Cheapest option

Bus  •  4 h

  1. Take the bus from Annecy to Bern

$23 - $28

2 alternative options

Train  •  5 h 4 min

  1. Take the train from Aix-les-Bains-le-Revard to Genève Genève - Valence-Ville / ...
  2. Take the train from Genève to Bern 1 / ...

$86 - $154

Drive  •  2 h 4 min

  1. Drive from Annecy to Bern 124.4 miles

$26 - $40

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The cheapest way to get from Annecy to Bern is to bus which costs 20€ - 25€ and takes 4 h.

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The quickest way to get from Annecy to Bern is to drive which costs 23€ - 35€ and takes 2 h 4 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Annecy and arriving at Bern. Services depart six times a week, and operate Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday. The journey takes approximately 4 h.

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No, there is no direct train from Annecy to Bern. However, there are services departing from Annecy and arriving at Bern via Aix-les-Bains-le-Revard and Genève. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5 h 4 min.

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The distance between Annecy and Bern is 154 km. The road distance is 199 km.

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The best way to get from Annecy to Bern without a car is to bus and train which takes 3 h 30 min and costs 50€ - 95€.

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It takes approximately 3 h 30 min to get from Annecy to Bern, including transfers.

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Annecy to Bern bus services, operated by Eurolines CH, depart from Annecy station.

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Annecy to Bern train services, operated by SNCF, depart from Aix-les-Bains-le-Revard station.

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The best way to get from Annecy to Bern is to bus which takes 4 h and costs 20€ - 25€. Alternatively, you can train, which costs 75€ - 140€ and takes 5 h 4 min.

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Map of how to get from Annecy to Bern.
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  • Distance: 96.2 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 30 min

What companies run services between Annecy, France and Bern, Switzerland?

Eurolines CH operates a bus from Annecy to Bern 6 times a week. Tickets cost $23 - $28 and the journey takes 4 h. Alternatively, you can take a train from Annecy to Bern via Aix-les-Bains-le-Revard and Genève in around 5 h 4 min.

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. Swiss Railways codeshares with American Airlines and Swiss International Air Lines out of Zurich International Airport.

Contact Details
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Genève to Bern
Ave. Duration
1 h 44 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$50 - $95
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
SNCF

Loosely translated as the French National Railway Corporation, the SNCF is France’s state-owned railway company. It covers the country’s extensive rail network, as well as the TGV and Thalys, France’s two high-speed railway networks. With over 14,000 trains operating daily, it is a fast and efficient way of travelling around the country. 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 Genève
Ave. Duration
1 h 14 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$23 - $40
Website
en.oui.sncf
Bus operators
Transdev Haute-Savoie
Phone
+33 4 50 51 08 51
Website
transdevhautesavoie.com
Bus from Annecy - Eglise des Fins to Genève - Étoile
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$7 - $11
Schedules at
transdevhautesavoie.com
Eurolines CH
Phone
0041 (0) 844 257 224
Website
eurolines.ch
Bus from Annecy to Bern
Ave. Duration
4 h
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$23 - $28
Book at
eurolines.ch

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Annecy to Bern bus services, operated by Eurolines CH, arrive at Bern station.

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Annecy to Bern train services, operated by Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS), arrive at Bern station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Annecy to Bern is 199 km. It takes approximately 2 h 4 min to drive from Annecy to Bern.

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