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There are 5 ways to get from Annecy to Geneva Airport (GVA) by bus, train, rideshare, car or towncar

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Recommended option

Bus  •  1h 24m

  1. Take the bus from Annecy, Eglise Des Fins to Genève-Aéroport, gare routière T72

SFr 12 - SFr 18

Cheapest option

Rideshare  •  51 min

  1. Take the rideshare from Annecy to Le Grand-Saconnex 46 km

SFr 6

3 alternative options

Train  •  1h 43m

  1. Take the train from Annecy to Geneve Ter

SFr 21 - SFr 45

Drive  •  31 min

  1. Drive from Annecy to Geneva Airport (GVA) 42.3 km

SFr 5 - SFr 8

Towncar  •  31 min

  1. Take a town car from Annecy to Geneva Airport 42.3 km

SFr 40

Annecy to Geneva Airport (GVA) by buses

The bus journey time between Annecy and Geneva Airport (GVA) is around 1h 23m and covers a distance of around 52 km. The fastest bus normally takes 1h 4m. Operated by Transalis, the Annecy to Geneva Airport (GVA) bus service departs from Annecy, Eglise Des Fins and arrives in Genève-Aéroport, gare routière. Typically 101 buses run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Bus route overview

Average bus time:
1h 23m
Fastest bus time:
1h 4m
Buses per week:
101
Cheapest price:
SFr 12
Carbon emissions:
6 kg CO2

First and last buses

First bus departs at:
04:36
Last bus departs at:
19:21

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Annecy to Geneva Airport (GVA) bus 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 Bretagne, Centre-Val de Loire, Hauts-de-France, Paris, Normandy, Nouvelle-Aquitaine, Occitanie, Pays de la Loire and Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur 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:
Austria: Oberösterreich, Salzburg
France: Bretagne, Centre-Val de Loire, Hauts-de-France, Paris, Normandy, Nouvelle-Aquitaine, Occitanie, Pays de la Loire, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur
Germany: Saxony, Thuringia
Italy: Campania, Apulia

This applies to arrivals from Andorra, Argentina, Bahrain, Belgium, Brazil, Cabo Verde, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Egypt, Estonia, 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

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Considerations leaving from France

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

Frequently Asked Questions


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 2 metres
  • Observe COVID-19 safety rules

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Geneva Airport (GVA) is 0041 58 463 00 00.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Geneva Airport (GVA) is mandatory.

The social distance requirement in Geneva Airport (GVA) is 2 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: 6 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 Geneva Airport (GVA) is to rideshare which costs 5€ and takes 51 min.

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The quickest way to get from Annecy to Geneva Airport (GVA) is to drive which costs 4€ - 7€ and takes 31 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Annecy, Eglise Des Fins and arriving at Genève-Aéroport, gare routière. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 1h 24m.

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No, there is no direct train from Annecy to Geneva Airport (GVA). However, there are services departing from Annecy and arriving at Genève-Aéroport via Genève. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 1h 43m.

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The distance between Annecy and Geneva Airport (GVA) is 36 km. The road distance is 42.3 km.

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The best way to get from Annecy to Geneva Airport (GVA) without a car is to bus which takes 1h 24m and costs 11€ - 16€.

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The bus from Annecy, Eglise Des Fins to Genève-Aéroport, gare routière takes 1h 24m including transfers and departs hourly.

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Annecy to Geneva Airport (GVA) bus services, operated by Transalis, depart from Annecy, Eglise Des Fins station.

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Annecy to Geneva Airport (GVA) train services, operated by SNCF, depart from Annecy station.

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The best way to get from Annecy to Geneva Airport (GVA) is to bus which takes 1h 24m and costs 11€ - 16€. Alternatively, you can train, which costs 19€ - 45€ and takes 1h 43m.

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Map of how to get from Annecy to Geneva Airport (GVA).
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  • Distance: 35.7 km
  • Duration: 1h 24m

What companies run services between Annecy, France and Geneva Airport (GVA), Switzerland?

Transalis operates a bus from Annecy, Eglise Des Fins to Genève-Aéroport, gare routière hourly. Tickets cost SFr 12 - SFr 18 and the journey takes 1h 24m. Alternatively, SNCF operates a train from Annecy to Geneve every 2 hours. Tickets cost SFr 11 - SFr 28 and the journey takes 1h 28m.

Train operators
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 Genève-Aéroport, gare routière
Ave. Duration
1h 24m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
SFr 12 - SFr 18
Website
Transalis
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 Le Grand-Saconnex
Ave. Duration
51 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
SFr 6
Book at
blablacar.co.uk
Jayride
Ave. Duration
31 min
Frequency
On demand
Towncar from Annecy to Geneva Airport
Estimated price
SFr 40

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Annecy to Geneva Airport (GVA) bus services, operated by Transalis, arrive at Genève-Aéroport, gare routière station.

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Annecy to Geneva Airport (GVA) train services, operated by SNCF, arrive at Geneve station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Annecy to Geneva Airport (GVA) is 42 km. It takes approximately 31 min to drive from Annecy to Geneva Airport (GVA).

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Check out Blablacar's carpooling service for rideshare options between Annecy and Geneva Airport (GVA). A great option if you don't have a driver's licence or want to avoid public transport.

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