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There are 5 ways to get from Annecy to Crolles by train, bus, rideshare or car

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Recommended option

Train, bus  •  2h 40m

  1. Take the train from Annecy to Grenoble Ter
  2. Take the bus from Gares to Mairie Exp1 / ...

€42 - €74

Cheapest option

Rideshare  •  1h 22m

  1. Take the rideshare from Annecy to Crolles 92.4 km

€5

3 alternative options

Bus  •  2h 47m

  1. Take the bus from Annecy to Grenoble 739 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Gares to Mairie Exp1 / ...

€12 - €17

Train  •  2h 52m

  1. Take the train from Annecy to Chambery Challes Les Eaux Ter / ...
  2. Take the train from Chambery Challes Les Eaux to Brignoud Ter / ...

€26 - €65

Drive  •  55 min

  1. Drive from Annecy to Crolles 91.4 km

€10 - €15

Annecy to Crolles by train and bus

The journey time between Annecy and Crolles is around 2h 53m and covers a distance of around 145 km. The fastest journey normally takes 2h 25m. Operated by Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS) and Transisère, the Annecy to Crolles service departs from Annecy and arrives in Mairie. Typically 72 services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Route overview

Average journey time:
2h 53m
Fastest journey time:
2h 25m
Services per week:
72
Cheapest price:
€42
Carbon emissions:
9 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 Crolles train and bus schedules

Annecy → Crolles
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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Crolles is 800 130 000.

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Questions & Answers

The cost-effective way to get from Annecy to Crolles is to rideshare, which costs €5 and takes 1h 22m.

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The quickest way to get from Annecy to Crolles is to drive which costs €10 - €15 and takes 55 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Annecy to Crolles. However, there are services departing from Annecy and arriving at Mairie via Gares. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2h 47m.

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The distance between Annecy and Crolles is 72 km. The road distance is 91.4 km.

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The best way to get from Annecy to Crolles without a car is to train and bus which takes 2h 40m and costs €40 - €75.

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It takes approximately 2h 40m to get from Annecy to Crolles, including transfers.

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

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The best way to get from Annecy to Crolles is to bus which takes 2h 47m and costs €12 - €17. Alternatively, you can train, which costs €26 - €65 and takes 2h 52m.

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Annecy to Crolles bus services, operated by Transisère, arrive at Mairie station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Annecy to Crolles is 91 km. It takes approximately 55 min to drive from Annecy to Crolles.

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Map of how to get from Annecy to Crolles.
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  • Distance: 71.9 km
  • Duration: 2h 40m

What companies run services between Annecy, France and Crolles, France?

You can take a bus from Annecy to Crolles via Grenoble and Gares in around 2h 47m. Alternatively, you can take a train from Annecy to Crolles via Chambery Challes Les Eaux, Brignoud, and Brignoud Gare in around 2h 52m.

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 Annecy to Grenoble
Ave. Duration
1h 43m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€35 - €70
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Chambéry-Challes-les-Eaux to Brignoud
Ave. Duration
29 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€18 - €35
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 Chambery Challes Les Eaux
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€8 - €22
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
€8 - €12
Rail 1st Class
€15 - €22
Train from Chambery Challes Les Eaux to Brignoud
Ave. Duration
30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€7 - €20
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
€7 - €10
Rail 1st Class
€13 - €20
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 Chambery 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
Bus operators
Transisère
Phone
+33 820 08 38 38
Website
transisere.fr
Bus from Gares to Mairie
Ave. Duration
42 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
€4 - €7
Website
Transisère
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 Grenoble
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
€8 - €10
Website
flixbus.co.uk
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.

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Contact Details
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Annecy to Crolles
Ave. Duration
1h 22m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€5
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

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