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

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Bus, train via Genève  •  5 h 40 min

  1. Take the bus from Annecy - Eglise des Fins to Genève - Étoile T72
  2. Take the train from Genève to Bern 1 / ...
  3. Take the train from Bern to Interlaken Ost Ice / ...

$81 - $148

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Bus  •  7 h 29 min

  1. Take the bus from Annecy to Fribourg
  2. Take the bus from Fribourg to Interlaken, Interlaken West 417

$32 - $42

3 alternative options

Bus Eurolines CH, train  •  7 h 15 min

  1. Take the bus from Annecy to Fribourg Poya
  2. Take the train from Fribourg/Freiburg Poya to Thun 1

$76 - $115

Train  •  7 h 16 min

  1. Take the train from Aix-les-Bains-le-Revard to Genève
  2. Take the train from Genève to Bern 1 / ...
  3. Take the train from Bern to Interlaken Ost Ice / ...

$108 - $194

Drive  •  2 h 57 min

  1. Drive from Annecy to Grindelwald 171.8 miles

$35 - $55

Questions & Answers

No, there is no direct bus from Annecy to Grindelwald. However, there are services departing from Annecy and arriving at Grindelwald, Bahnhof via Fribourg and Interlaken West, Bahnhof. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7 h 29 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Annecy to Grindelwald. However, there are services departing from Annecy and arriving at Grindelwald via Aix-les-Bains-le-Revard, Genève, Bern and Interlaken Ost. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7 h 16 min.

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The distance between Annecy and Grindelwald is 167 km. The road distance is 275 km.

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The best way to get from Annecy to Grindelwald without a car is to bus and train which takes 5 h 40 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 5 h 40 min to get from Annecy to Grindelwald, including transfers.

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Annecy to Grindelwald bus services, operated by Eurolines CH, depart from Annecy station.

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Annecy to Grindelwald train services, operated by SNCF, depart from Aix-les-Bains-le-Revard station.

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The best way to get from Annecy to Grindelwald is to train which takes 7 h 16 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 7 h 29 min.

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Annecy to Grindelwald bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Interlaken, Interlaken West station.

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Annecy to Grindelwald train services, operated by Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS), arrive at Interlaken Ost station.

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Map of how to get from Annecy to Grindelwald.
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  • Distance: 104.5 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 40 min

What companies run services between Annecy, France and Grindelwald, Switzerland?

You can take a train from Annecy to Grindelwald via Aix-les-Bains-le-Revard, Genève, Bern, and Interlaken Ost in around 7 h 16 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Annecy to Grindelwald via Fribourg, Interlaken, Interlaken West, and Interlaken West, Bahnhof in around 7 h 29 min.

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. Swiss Railways codeshares with American Airlines and Swiss International Air Lines out of Zurich International Airport.

Contact Details
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Genève to Bern
Ave. Duration
1 h 44 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$50 - $95
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Bern to Interlaken Ost
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$17 - $30
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
BLS AG
Phone
+41 58 327 32 71
Website
bls.ch
Train from Fribourg/Freiburg Poya to Thun
Ave. Duration
1 h 2 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
bls.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
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 Aix-les-Bains-le-Revard to Genève
Ave. Duration
1 h 14 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$23 - $40
Website
en.oui.sncf
Bus operators
Transdev Haute-Savoie
Phone
+33 4 50 51 08 51
Website
transdevhautesavoie.com
Bus from Annecy - Eglise des Fins to Genève - Étoile
Ave. Duration
1 h 4 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$7 - $11
Schedules at
transdevhautesavoie.com
Eurolines CH
Phone
0041 (0) 844 257 224
Website
eurolines.ch
Bus from Annecy to Fribourg Poya
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$21 - $26
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eurolines.ch
Bus from Annecy to Fribourg
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$21 - $26
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eurolines.ch
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.

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Fribourg to Interlaken, Interlaken West
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$5 - $9
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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Yes, the driving distance between Annecy to Grindelwald is 275 km. It takes approximately 2 h 57 min to drive from Annecy to Grindelwald.

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