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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  •  3h 20m

  1. Take the bus from Annecy, Eglise Des Fins to Lancy-Bachet, gare T72
  2. Take the train from Genève to Bern Ic1 / ...

SFr 50 - SFr 104

Cheapest option

Bus  •  3h 55m

  1. Take the bus from Annecy to Bern N1156 / ...

SFr 14 - SFr 18

2 alternative options

Train  •  3h 38m

  1. Take the train from Annecy to Geneve Ter
  2. Take the train from Genève to Bern Ic1 / ...

SFr 61 - SFr 122

Drive  •  2h 5m

  1. Drive from Annecy to Bern 197.9 km

SFr 24 - SFr 35

Annecy to Bern by bus and train

The journey time between Annecy and Bern is around 3h 16m and covers a distance of around 205 km. The fastest journey normally takes 2h 50m. Operated by Transalis, Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS) and SNCF, the Annecy to Bern service departs from Annecy, Eglise Des Fins and arrives in Bern. Typically 81 services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Route overview

Average journey time:
3h 16m
Fastest journey time:
2h 50m
Services per week:
81
Cheapest price:
SFr 56
Carbon emissions:
13 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 Bern bus and train schedules

France → Switzerland
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International entry into Switzerland from France

  • Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of France
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Allowed for: All visitors

Restricted for: There are no current restrictions

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Conditions of entry into Switzerland from France

  • 10-day mandatory quarantine and a negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
This applies to arrivals from Paris, Centre-Val de Loire, Hauts-de-France, Normandy and Pays de la Loire in France
  • Pre-departure COVID-19 test (with a negative test result) taken 3 days before boarding for all arrivals by air
This applies to all arrivals by air
  • A negative result for COVID-19 is a condition to end the quarantine obligation earlier. It is tested in quarantine on day 7
  • Health declaration required
  • Entry is dependent on the visitor residing at least 10 days in a non high-risk area
  • Arrivals vaccinated against COVID-19 are exempted from compulsory quarantine
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempted from providing a negative COVID-19 test
  • Proof of a negative test is not required if the traveller has recovered from COVID-19 in the past 6 months (certificate needed)
  • Quarantine is not required if the traveller has recovered from COVID-19 in the past 6 months (certificate needed)
This applies to arrivals from all countries, with no exceptions
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  • 10-day mandatory quarantine and a negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
This also applies to arrivals from the following regions:
France: Paris, Centre-Val de Loire, Hauts-de-France, Normandy, Pays de la Loire

This applies to arrivals from Andorra, Argentina, Bahrain, Belgium, Brazil, Cabo Verde, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Egypt, Georgia, India, Kuwait, Latvia, Lithuania, Maldives, Mexico, Mongolia, Nepal, Netherlands, Paraguay, Seychelles, Slovenia, South Africa, Sweden, Tanzania, United Kingdom and Uruguay
  • Pre-departure COVID-19 test (with a negative test result) taken 3 days before boarding for all arrivals by air
This applies to all arrivals by air
  • A negative result for COVID-19 is a condition to end the quarantine obligation earlier. It is tested in quarantine on day 7
  • Health declaration required
  • Entry is dependent on the visitor residing at least 10 days in a non high-risk area
  • Arrivals vaccinated against COVID-19 are exempted from compulsory quarantine
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempted from providing a negative COVID-19 test
  • Proof of a negative test is not required if the traveller has recovered from COVID-19 in the past 6 months (certificate needed)
  • Quarantine is not required if the traveller has recovered from COVID-19 in the past 6 months (certificate needed)
This applies to arrivals from all countries, with no exceptions

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Rules to follow in Switzerland

1.5m

Mandatory

Considerations leaving from France

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

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Yes, but conditions apply when entering Switzerland 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
  • Regional restriction measures in place

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Bern is 0041 58 463 00 00.

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

The social distance requirement in Bern is 1.5 metres.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 0041 58 463 00 00.

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

See options for return travel.

Last updated: 21 Jun 2021
Exceptions may apply, for full details: Swiss Federal Office of Public Health.

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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Annecy to Bern is to bus which costs €13 - €16 and takes 3h 55m.

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The quickest way to get from Annecy to Bern is to drive which costs €21 - €35 and takes 2h 5m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Annecy and arriving at Bern. Services depart four times a week, and operate Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday. The journey takes approximately 3h 55m.

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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 Genève. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3h 38m.

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The distance between Annecy and Bern is 154 km. The road distance is 197.9 km.

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The best way to get from Annecy to Bern without a car is to bus and train which takes 3h 20m and costs €45 - €95.

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It takes approximately 3h 20m to get from Annecy to Bern, including transfers.

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

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Annecy to Bern train services, operated by SNCF, depart from Annecy station.

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The best way to get from Annecy to Bern is to train which takes 3h 38m and costs €55 - €120. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs €13 - €16 and takes 3h 55m.

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Map of how to get from Annecy to Bern.
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  • Distance: 153.7 km
  • Duration: 3h 20m

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

You can take a train from Annecy to Bern via Genève in around 3h 38m. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Annecy to Bern 4 times a week. Tickets cost SFr 14 - SFr 18 and the journey takes 3h 55m.

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 Bern
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
SFr 40 - SFr 80
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 Annecy to Geneve
Ave. Duration
1h 28m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
SFr 11 - SFr 28
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
SFr 11 - SFr 16
Rail 1st Class
SFr 19 - SFr 28
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
SFr 7 - SFr 11
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 Annecy to Bern
Ave. Duration
3h 55m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
SFr 14 - SFr 18
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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Annecy to Bern bus services, operated by FlixBus, 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 198 km. It takes approximately 2h 5m to drive from Annecy to Bern.

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