There are 6 ways to get from Annecy to French Riviera by train, bus, ferry or plane

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  •  8 h 23 min

  1. Take the train from Annecy to Lyon Part Dieu
  2. Take the train from Lyon Part Dieu to Antibes Tgv

$130 - $156

Cheapest option

Bus, ferry  •  13 h 56 min

  1. Take the bus from Annecy to Aix-en-Provence
  2. Take the bus from Aix-en-Provence - Gare Routière to Toulon 19
  3. Take the bus from Toulon - Gare Routiere to Saint-Tropez - Gare Routiere
  4. Take the ferry from Saint-Tropez to Les Issambres

$48 - $67

4 alternative options

Bus  •  10 h 23 min

  1. Take the bus from Annecy to Grenoble 739 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Grenoble - Gare Routière to Cagnes-sur-Mer - Gare SNCF 31

$67 - $91

Train, ferry  •  11 h 6 min

  1. Take the train from Annecy to Valence TGV
  2. Take the train from Valence TGV to St-Raphael-Valescure Tgv
  3. Take the ferry from Saint-Tropez to Les Issambres

$123 - $152

Bus to Lyon, fly  •  5 h 14 min

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

$62 - $284

Bus to Geneva, fly  •  6 h 29 min

  1. Take the bus from Annecy - Eglise des Fins to Genève Airport
  2. Fly from Geneva (GVA) to Nice (NCE) GVA - NCE

$59 - $154

Questions & Answers

The distance between Annecy and French Riviera is 288 km.

The best way to get from Annecy to French Riviera without a car is to train which takes 8 h 23 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 8 h 23 min to get from Annecy to French Riviera, including transfers.

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The best way to get from Annecy to French Riviera is to train which takes 8 h 23 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 10 h 23 min.

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The quickest flight from Lyon Airport to Nice Airport is the direct flight which takes 55 min.

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Nouvel Air Tunisie and Hop! offer flights from Lyon Airport to Nice Airport.

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There are 2023+ hotels available in French Riviera. Prices start at $86 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Annecy to French Riviera.
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  • Distance: 180.2 miles
  • Duration: 8 h 23 min

What companies run services between Annecy, France and French Riviera, FR-93, France?

You can take a train from Annecy to French Riviera via Lyon Part Dieu, Antibes, Ch. Du Puy, and Gare Routiere in around 8 h 23 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Annecy to French Riviera via Grenoble, Grenoble - Gare Routière, Cagnes-sur-Mer - Gare SNCF, Cagnes-sur-Mer, Antibes, Ch. Du Puy, and Gare Routiere in around 10 h 23 min.

Airlines
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Geneva to Nice
Ave. Duration
1 h 4 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $190
Hop!
Website
hop.com
Flights from Lyon to Nice
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $450
Nouvel Air Tunisie
Website
nouvelair.com
Flights from Lyon to Nice
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
$30 - $260
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Geneva to Nice
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$35 - $240
Train operators
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 Annecy to Lyon Part Dieu
Ave. Duration
1 h 59 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$27 - $40
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$27 - $40
1st Class
$35 - $60
Train from Annecy to Valence TGV
Ave. Duration
2 h 56 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$30 - $50
1st Class
$45 - $75
TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
sncf.com
Train from Lyon Part Dieu to Antibes
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$100 - $115
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$100 - $115
1st Class
$140 - $200
Train from Valence TGV to St-Raphael-Valescure
Ave. Duration
3 h 4 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$75 - $90
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$75 - $90
1st Class
$100 - $150
Bus operators
Isilines
Phone
0 892 89 12 00
Website
isilines.com
Bus from Annecy to Grenoble
Ave. Duration
1 h 52 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$7 - $10
Schedules at
isilines.com
Bus from Annecy to Aix-en-Provence
Ave. Duration
7 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$22 - $40
Schedules at
isilines.com
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves over 1400 destinations, in 26 countries including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands, Croatia, Spain, and across Scandinavia and central and eastern Europe. Founded in 2012, Flixbus’ extensive network connects cities with approximately 200,000 trips, with buses often departing every 30 minutes. One of the most affordable ways to get around Europe (and expanding soon into the US), a Flixbus journey is cost-effective, well-connected, comfortable and safe.

Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Annecy to Grenoble
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$6 - $10
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Lignes Express
Phone
0 821 202 203
Website
info-ler.fr
Bus from Grenoble - Gare Routière to Cagnes-sur-Mer - Gare SNCF
Ave. Duration
6 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$50 - $65
Schedules at
info-ler.fr
Bus from Aix-en-Provence - Gare Routière to Toulon
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$12 - $17
Schedules at
info-ler.fr
Varlib
Ouibus

As the bus subsidiary of French railway SNCF, Ouibus offers comfortable, eco-friendly coaches serving 35 French cities and 11 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
1 h 20 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$5 - $7
Website
Ouibus
Transdev Haute-Savoie
Phone
+33 4 50 51 08 51
Website
transdevhautesavoie.com
Bus from Annecy - Eglise des Fins to Genève Airport
Ave. Duration
1 h 23 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$12 - $18
Schedules at
transdevhautesavoie.com
Ferry operators
Les Bateaux Verts
Phone
+33 (0)494 492 939
Email
info@bateauxverts.com
Website
bateauxverts.com
Ferry from Saint-Tropez to Les Issambres
Ave. Duration
25 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$10
Schedules at
bateauxverts.com

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