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There are 6 ways to get from Annecy to Clermont-Ferrand by bus, train, night bus, rideshare or car

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Bus  •  4h 31m

  1. Take the bus from Annecy to Lyon Perrache 766 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Lyon Perrache to Clermont-Ferrand S776 / ...

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Rideshare  •  3h 49m

  1. Take the rideshare from Annecy to Clermont-Ferrand 301 km

4 alternative options

Train  •  5h 24m

  1. Take the train from Aix-les-Bains-le-Revard to Lyon Part Dieu Ter / ...
  2. Take the train from Lyon Part Dieu to Clermont-Ferrand Ter / ...

Bus, train  •  5h 30m

  1. Take the bus from Annecy to Lyon - Perrache Bus Station BlaBlaCar Bus
  2. Take the train from Lyon Perrache to Clermont-Ferrand Ter / ...

Night bus  •  6h 50m

  1. Take the night bus from Annecy to Clermont-Ferrand N706

Drive  •  3h 1m

  1. Drive from Annecy to Clermont-Ferrand 299.6 km

Annecy to Clermont-Ferrand by bus

The bus journey time between Annecy and Clermont-Ferrand is around 5h 9m and covers a distance of around 304 km. This includes an average layover time of around 57 min. The fastest bus normally takes 4h 15m. Services are operated by FlixBus and Blablabus. Typically 22 buses run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

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Average bus journey times

Time on bus:
4h 11m
Layover time:
57 min
Total time:
5h 9m

Bus route information

Fastest bus time:
4h 15m
Bus distance:
304 km
Buses per week:
22
Cheapest price:
€20
Carbon emissions:
37 kg CO2

First and last buses

First bus departs at:
08:00
Last bus departs at:
16:35

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Annecy to Clermont-Ferrand bus schedules

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Annecy to Clermont-Ferrand is to rideshare which costs €17 and takes 3h 49m.

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The quickest way to get from Annecy to Clermont-Ferrand is to drive which costs €30 - €50 and takes 3h 1m.

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Yes, there is an overnight bus departing from Annecy and arriving at Clermont-Ferrand. This bus operates every day. The journey takes approximately 6h 50m.

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No, there is no direct train from Annecy to Clermont-Ferrand. However, there are services departing from Annecy and arriving at Clermont-Ferrand via Aix-les-Bains-le-Revard and Lyon Part Dieu. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5h 24m.

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It is 236 km from Annecy to Clermont-Ferrand. It is approximately 299.6 km to drive.

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The best way to get from Annecy to Clermont-Ferrand without a car is to bus which takes 4h 31m and costs €18 - €25.

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It takes approximately 4h 31m to get from Annecy to Clermont-Ferrand, including transfers.

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Annecy to Clermont-Ferrand bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Annecy station.

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Annecy to Clermont-Ferrand 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 Clermont-Ferrand is to bus which takes 4h 31m and costs €18 - €25. Alternatively, you can train, which costs €50 - €100 and takes 5h 24m.

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Map of how to get from Annecy to Clermont-Ferrand.
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  • Distance: 235.8 km
  • Duration: 4h 31m

What companies run services between Annecy, France and Clermont-Ferrand, France?

You can take a bus from Annecy to Clermont-Ferrand via Lyon Perrache in around 4h 31m. Alternatively, you can take a train from Annecy to Clermont-Ferrand via Aix-les-Bains-le-Revard and Lyon Part Dieu in around 5h 24m.

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 Lyon Part Dieu to Clermont-Ferrand
Ave. Duration
2h 24m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€55 - €100
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Lyon Perrache to Clermont-Ferrand
Ave. Duration
2h 35m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
€65 - €120
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
Train from Lyon Part Dieu to Clermont Ferrand
Ave. Duration
2h 24m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€24 - €45
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
€24 - €35
Rail 1st Class
€30 - €45
Train from Lyon Perrache to Clermont Ferrand
Ave. Duration
2h 35m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€27 - €55
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
€27 - €40
Rail 1st Class
€35 - €55
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).

Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Annecy to Lyon Perrache
Ave. Duration
2h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€9 - €12
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Lyon Perrache to Clermont-Ferrand
Ave. Duration
2h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€10 - €13
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Night bus from Annecy to Clermont-Ferrand
Ave. Duration
6h 50m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€21 - €26
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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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 Lyon - Perrache Bus Station to Clermont-Ferrand
Ave. Duration
2h 5m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
€9 - €12
Website
Blablabus
Bus from Annecy to Lyon - Perrache Bus Station
Ave. Duration
2h 10m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
€9 - €12
Website
Blablabus
Other operators
BlaBlaCar

Blablacar is a popular ridesharing platform with 70 million users over 22 (mostly European) countries. The basic idea is that you carpool with locals who are already planning to drive your route and have space in their car. With some flexibility, you’ll get to your destination often faster and cheaper than other means. On the website or app, enter your departure and arrival points and your date of travel, sift through the profiles of drivers who’ve posted pre-planned drives and find one whose timing and preferences match yours. Request to join the ride, wait to be accepted, and pay your share of the set price.

Rome2rio's guide to BlaBlaCar
Contact Details
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Annecy to Clermont-Ferrand
Ave. Duration
3h 49m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
€17
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

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Annecy to Clermont-Ferrand bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Clermont-Ferrand station.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Annecy to Clermont-Ferrand is 300 km. It takes approximately 3h 1m to drive from Annecy to Clermont-Ferrand.

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Check out Blablacar's carpooling service for rideshare options between Annecy and Clermont-Ferrand. A great option if you don't have a driver's licence or want to avoid public transport.

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