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There are 7 ways to get from Annecy to Garda by train, bus, car or plane

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Train via Turin  •  8h 47m

  1. Take the train from Aix Les Bains Le Revard to Torino Porta Susa Tgv
  2. Take the train from Torino Porta Susa to Peschiera Del Garda Fr

€80 - €163

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Bus  •  10h 7m

  1. Take the bus from Annecy to Turin 1725
  2. Take the bus from Turin to Peschiera del Garda 410 / ...

€31 - €39

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Train  •  9h 6m

  1. Take the train from Geneve to Peschiera Del Garda Ec

€131 - €254

Bus, train  •  11h 24m

  1. Take the bus from Annecy, Galbert to Genève-Aéroport, gare routière T72
  2. Take the train from Genève-Aéroport to Brig Re
  3. Take the train from Brig to Domodossola Ec / ...
  4. Take the train from Domodossola to Milano Centrale Re4
  5. Take the train from Milano Centrale to Peschiera Del Garda Re6

€90 - €184

Drive  •  5h

  1. Drive from Annecy to Garda 472.3 km

€55 - €85

Bus, fly to Verona  •  9h

  1. Take the bus from Annecy, Eglise Des Fins to Genève-Aéroport, gare routière
  2. Fly from Geneva (GVA) to Verona (VRN) GVA - VRN

€81 - €258

Bus, fly to Milan Linate, train  •  7h 25m

  1. Take the bus from Annecy, Eglise Des Fins to Genève-Aéroport, gare routière
  2. Fly from Geneva (GVA) to Milan Linate (LIN) GVA - LIN
  3. Take the train from Milano Lambrate to Peschiera Del Garda

€93 - €263

Annecy to Garda by train and bus

The journey time between Annecy and Garda is around 29h 23m and covers a distance of around 533 km. The fastest journey normally takes 29h 23m. Services are operated by Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS), TGV inOui, Trenitalia Frecce and others. Typically only one service runs weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Route overview

Average journey time:
29h 23m
Fastest journey time:
29h 23m
Journey distance:
533 km
Services per week:
1
Cheapest price:
€80
Carbon emissions:
29 kg CO2

First and last service

First service departs at:
12:44
Last service departs at:
12:44

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Annecy to Garda train and bus schedules

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  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 2 days before arrival or 10 day mandatory self-quarantine
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test
  • Travellers with the Digital Green Certificate are exempt from the quarantine. Digital Green Certificate is proof that a person has been vaccinated against COVID-19, received a negative test result, or recovered from COVID-19
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  • 10-day mandatory quarantine and a negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
  • 10-day mandatory self-quarantine and COVID-19 test at the end of the isolation period
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  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 2 days before arrival or 10 day mandatory self-quarantine
This applies to arrivals from Andorra, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Israel, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Monaco, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and United Kingdom
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  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test
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This applies to arrivals from EU Schengen Area, Canada, Japan and United States
  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test (certificate needed)
  • Travellers issued with the EU Digital COVID Certificate are exempt from quarantine and COVID-19 testing
This applies to arrivals from EU Schengen Area
  • Passenger Locator Form (PLF) required
This doesn’t apply to citizens and permanent residents of San Marino and Vatican

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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
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  • Inter-regional travel is permitted

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Garda is 1500.

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

The social distance requirement in Garda is 1.5 metres.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 1500.

No, returning to France from Italy is currently allowed.

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Last updated: 25 Jul 2021
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The cheapest way to get from Annecy to Garda is to bus which costs €30 - €40 and takes 10h 7m.

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The quickest way to get from Annecy to Garda is to drive which costs €55 - €85 and takes 5h.

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No, there is no direct bus from Annecy to Garda. However, there are services departing from Annecy and arriving at Garda via Turin and Peschiera Stazione FS. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 10h 7m.

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The distance between Annecy and Garda is 358 km. The road distance is 472.3 km.

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The best way to get from Annecy to Garda without a car is to train via Turin which takes 8h 47m and costs €80 - €170.

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It takes approximately 8h 47m to get from Annecy to Garda, including transfers.

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

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The best way to get from Annecy to Garda is to train via Turin which takes 8h 47m and costs €80 - €170. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs €30 - €40 and takes 10h 7m.

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There is no direct flight from Geneva Airport to Verona Airport. The quickest flight takes 3h 25m and has one stopover.

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Annecy to Garda bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Peschiera del Garda station.

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Map of how to get from Annecy to Garda.
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  • Distance: 357.5 km
  • Duration: 8h 47m

What companies run services between Annecy, France and Garda, Veneto, Italy?

You can take a train from Annecy to Garda via Aix-les-Bains-le-Revard, Aix Les Bains Le Revard, Torino Porta Susa, Peschiera Del Garda, and Peschiera Stazione FS in around 8h 47m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Annecy to Garda via Turin and Peschiera Stazione FS in around 10h 7m.

Airlines
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Geneva to Verona via Rome
Ave. Duration
4h
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
€65 - €260
Flights from Geneva to Milan Linate
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
€130 - €270
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Geneva to Verona via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
4h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€95 - €320
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Geneva to Verona via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 25m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€100 - €1700
Flights from Geneva to Verona via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 25m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
€100 - €500
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Geneva to Verona via Olbia
Ave. Duration
4h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€60 - €230
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Geneva to Verona via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
5h 15m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
€85 - €410
Train operators
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 Aix Les Bains Le Revard to Torino Porta Susa
Ave. Duration
2h 49m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
€40 - €55
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
€45 - €55
1st Class
€40 - €55
Trenitalia Frecce

Trenitalia’s high-speed Frecce trains run on specialised tracks and have a greater level of service and comfort than InterCity and regional trains. There are three types of Frecce trains: Frecciarossa, (the fastest; connects major Italian cities); Frecciargento (mostly connect Rome to other Italian cities); and Frecciabianca (the slowest Frecce trains). Frecciarossa trains offer four classes of service, all with free Wi-Fi: Standard, Premium, Business and Executive. All Frecce tickets include a seat reservation and must be purchased before boarding the train.

Contact Details
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Torino Porta Susa to Peschiera Del Garda
Ave. Duration
1h 57m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€21 - €75
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
€21 - €30
Base Standard
€40 - €60
Base Premium
€50 - €75
Train from Milano Lambrate to Peschiera Del Garda
Ave. Duration
1h 12m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
€12 - €50
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
€12 - €18
Base Standard
€28 - €40
Base Premium
€35 - €50
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 Geneve to Peschiera Del Garda
Ave. Duration
5h 33m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€120 - €230
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Genève-Aéroport to Brig
Ave. Duration
2h 31m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€55 - €110
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Brig to Domodossola
Ave. Duration
28 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
€17 - €35
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
BLS AG
Phone
+41 58 327 32 71
Website
bls.ch
Train from Brig to Domodossola
Ave. Duration
32 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€7 - €10
Website
BLS AG
Schedules at
Swiss Railways
Trenord

Trenord operates regional and suburban lines throughout Italy’s Lombardy region, including the Malapensa Express from Milan’s Malapensa Airport and local lines around Lake Como and the Italian Lakes. Trenord train tickets can be purchased from machines at any train station and don’t need to be booked in advance.

Contact Details
Phone
+39 02 7249 4494
Email
my-link@trenord.it
Website
trenord.it
Train from Domodossola to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
1h 41m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€8 - €11
Website
Trenord
Train from Milano Centrale to Peschiera Del Garda
Ave. Duration
1h 32m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€7 - €9
Website
Trenord
Train from Milano Lambrate to Peschiera Del Garda
Ave. Duration
1h 24m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€8 - €11
Website
Trenord
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).

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Annecy to Turin
Ave. Duration
3h 45m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€14 - €18
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Turin to Peschiera del Garda
Ave. Duration
4h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€15 - €19
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Transalis
Phone
+33 4 50 51 08 51
Email
commercial.crolard@transdev.com
Website
transalis.fr
Bus from Annecy, Galbert to Genève-Aéroport, gare routière
Ave. Duration
1h 26m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€11 - €16
Website
Transalis
Bus from Annecy, Eglise Des Fins to Genève-Aéroport, gare routière
Ave. Duration
1h 24m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€11 - €16
Website
Transalis

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