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There are 9 ways to get from Annecy to Hamburg by bus, plane, train, car, car train or night bus

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Bus to Geneva, fly to Hamburg  •  7h 18m

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

€94 - €160

Cheapest option

Bus  •  19h 35m

  1. Take the bus from Annecy to Zurich Bus Station N1156
  2. Take the bus from Zurich Bus Station to Hamburg central bus station N24 / ...

€58 - €77

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Bus to Lyon, fly to Hamburg  •  7h 14m

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

€82 - €175

Bus to Geneva, fly to Bremen, train  •  8h 2m

  1. Take the bus from Annecy, Eglise Des Fins to Genève-Aéroport, gare routière
  2. Fly from Geneva (GVA) to Bremen (BRE) GVA - BRE
  3. Take the train from Bremen Hbf to Hamburg Hbf

€94 - €416

Train  •  12h 23m

  1. Take the train from Genève to Olten Ic5 / ...
  2. Take the train from Basel Sbb to Goettingen Ice / ...
  3. Take the train from Goettingen to Hamburg Hbf Ice / ...

€213 - €421

Bus, train  •  12h 34m

  1. Take the bus from Annecy, Galbert to Genève-Aéroport, gare routière T72
  2. Take the train from Genève-Aéroport to Bern Ic1
  3. Take the train from Bern to Hamburg Hbf Ice / ...

€306 - €551

Drive, car train  •  14h 47m

  1. Drive from Annecy to Lörrach Hbf
  2. Take the car train from Lörrach Hbf to Hamburg Altona Arz 1792 / 1796

Bus, night bus  •  21h 14m

  1. Take the bus from Geneve, Gare Routiere, pl. Dorciere to Strasbourg, Place de l'Étoile
  2. Take the bus from Strasbourg Boulevard de Metz to Frankfurt Flughafen T1
  3. Take the night bus from Frankfurt - Airport to Hamburg

Drive  •  9h 50m

  1. Drive from Annecy to Hamburg 1101.1 km

€120 - €180

Annecy to Hamburg by bus and train

The journey time between Annecy and Hamburg is around 12h 28m and covers a distance of around 1127 km. The fastest journey normally takes 11h 18m. Operated by Transalis, Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS), SNCF and others, the Annecy to Hamburg service departs from Annecy, Eglise Des Fins and arrives in Hamburg Hbf. Typically 44 services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Route overview

Average journey time:
12h 28m
Fastest journey time:
11h 18m
Journey distance:
1127 km
Services per week:
44
Cheapest price:
€231
Carbon emissions:
62 kg CO2

First and last service

First service departs at:
04:36
Last service departs at:
18:21

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Annecy to Hamburg bus and train schedules

France → Germany
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International entry into Germany from France

  • Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of France
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Allowed for: Citizens and permanent residents of Germany, as well as residents from EU Schengen Area (EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, and Switzerland), Albania, Andorra, Argentina, Armenia, Australia, Azerbaijan, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brazil, Brunei, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Hong Kong, India, Israel, Japan, Jordan, Kosovo, Lebanon, Macau, Moldova, Monaco, Montenegro, New Zealand, North Macedonia, Paraguay, Qatar, Russia, San Marino, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, Singapore, South Africa, South Korea, Taiwan, Ukraine, United Kingdom, United States and Vatican

Restricted for: Foreign nationals from outside Germany with the above exceptions

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Conditions of entry into Germany from France

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from compulsory quarantine
  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months are exempt from compulsory quarantine (certificate needed)
This applies to arrivals from France
  • Pre-arrival health declaration
  • The exact quarantine requirements depend on the regulations in each federal state
  • Digital entry registration is required prior to arrival
This applies to arrivals from all countries, with no exceptions
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  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
This also applies to arrivals from the following regions:
Greece: South Aegean

This doesn't apply to arrivals from: Andorra, Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Cyprus, India, Netherlands, Paraguay, Russia, South Africa, Spain and United Kingdom
  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival and 10 day mandatory self quarantine
This applies to arrivals from Andorra, Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Cyprus, India, Netherlands, Paraguay, Russia, South Africa, Spain and United Kingdom
  • Negative COVID-19 test is required to end quarantine early. This test occurs on day 5 in quarantine
This applies to arrivals from Andorra, Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Cyprus, India, Netherlands, Paraguay, Portugal, Russia, South Africa, Spain and United Kingdom
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from compulsory quarantine
This doesn't apply to arrivals from: Andorra, Argentina, Chile, Colombia, Cyprus, India, Netherlands, Paraguay, Portugal, Russia, Spain and United Kingdom
  • Pre-arrival health declaration
  • The exact quarantine requirements depend on the regulations in each federal state
  • Digital entry registration is required prior to arrival
This applies to arrivals from all countries, with no exceptions
  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months are exempt from compulsory quarantine (certificate needed)
This doesn't apply to arrivals from: Andorra, Argentina, Chile, Colombia, Cyprus, India, Netherlands, Paraguay, Portugal, Russia, South Africa, Spain and United Kingdom
  • Entry is allowed only for fully vaccinated travellers
This applies to arrivals from Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, India, Paraguay, Russia, South Africa and United Kingdom

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Rules to follow in Germany

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Mandatory

Mandatory

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 Germany 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 1.5 metres
  • Observe COVID-19 safety rules
  • Domestic border crossings may be subject to approval, testing and quarantine

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Hamburg is 116 117.

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

The social distance requirement in Hamburg is 1.5 metres.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 116 117.

No, but conditions apply when returning to France from Germany.

See options for return travel.

Last updated: 2 Aug 2021
Exceptions may apply, for full details: Robert Koch Institute.

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The cheapest way to get from Annecy to Hamburg is to bus which costs €55 - €80 and takes 19h 35m.

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The quickest way to get from Annecy to Hamburg is to bus and fly which costs €80 - €180 and takes 7h 14m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Annecy to Hamburg station. However, there are services departing from Annecy and arriving at Hamburg central bus station via Zurich Bus Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 19h 35m.

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The distance between Annecy and Hamburg is 894 km. The road distance is 1101.1 km.

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The best way to get from Annecy to Hamburg without a car is to train which takes 12h 23m and costs €210 - €430.

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It takes approximately 7h 18m to get from Annecy to Hamburg, including transfers.

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

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The best way to get from Annecy to Hamburg is to train which takes 12h 23m and costs €210 - €430. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs €55 - €80 and takes 19h 35m.

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There is no direct flight from Geneva Airport to Hamburg Airport. The quickest flight takes 3h 20m and has one stopover.

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Annecy to Hamburg bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Hamburg central bus station.

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Map of how to get from Annecy to Hamburg.
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  • Distance: 893.7 km
  • Duration: 7h 18m

What companies run services between Annecy, France and Hamburg, Germany?

You can take a train from Annecy to Hamburg via Lancy-Bachet, gare, Lancy-Bachet, Genève, Olten, Basel Sbb, and Goettingen in around 12h 23m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Annecy to Hamburg via Zurich Bus Station in around 19h 35m.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Geneva to Hamburg via Zurich
Ave. Duration
4h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€150 - €310
Flights from Geneva to Hamburg via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4h 23m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€160 - €340
Flights from Geneva to Hamburg via Munich
Ave. Duration
5h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€160 - €360
Flights from Lyon to Hamburg via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 46m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€140 - €440
Flights from Lyon to Hamburg via Munich
Ave. Duration
5h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€140 - €440
Flights from Geneva to Bremen via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4h 46m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€80 - €370
Flights from Geneva to Bremen via Munich
Ave. Duration
5h 57m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€90 - €440
Flights from Geneva to Bremen via Zurich, Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5h
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
€90 - €420
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Geneva to Hamburg via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
4h 53m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€130 - €240
Flights from Lyon to Hamburg via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
5h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€90 - €550
Flights from Geneva to Bremen via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
4h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€100 - €320
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Geneva to Hamburg via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
5h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€160 - €330
Flights from Lyon to Hamburg via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
6h 23m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€130 - €600
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Geneva to Hamburg via Zurich
Ave. Duration
4h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€150 - €310
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Geneva to Hamburg via Vienna
Ave. Duration
4h 25m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€210 - €370
Flights from Lyon to Hamburg via Vienna
Ave. Duration
4h 20m
When
Monday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
€150 - €470
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Geneva to Hamburg via Manchester
Ave. Duration
5h
When
Sunday
Estimated price
€55 - €200
Flights from Geneva to Hamburg via London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
5h 35m
When
Monday
Estimated price
€50 - €190
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Geneva to Hamburg via Brussels
Ave. Duration
5h 5m
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
€160 - €360
Flights from Lyon to Hamburg via Brussels
Ave. Duration
3h 45m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
€110 - €310
Scandinavian Airlines
Website
flysas.com
Flights from Geneva to Hamburg via Copenhagen
Ave. Duration
5h 15m
When
Monday
Estimated price
€130 - €330
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Geneva to Hamburg via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
6h 15m
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€210 - €430
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Geneva to Hamburg via Madrid
Ave. Duration
7h 35m
When
Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€100 - €270
Train operators
Deutsche Bahn Intercity

Deutsche Bahn’s high-speed InterCity (IC) trains connect cities within Germany. They’re a popular way to travel as they’re faster than Deutsche Bahn’s regional trains and offer a frequent, fast service. All IC trains have first and second class carriages, power sockets and toilets, and most have a bistro cafe or restaurant. Tickets can be booked up to 180 days in advance of travel.

Contact Details
Phone
+49 30 2970
Website
bahn.com
Train from Bremen Hbf to Hamburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
€40 - €65
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Basel Sbb to Goettingen
Ave. Duration
6h 11m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
€95 - €140
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Goettingen to Hamburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 11m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
€60 - €85
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express

German rail company Deutsche Bahn is known for its efficient and comfortable service. It offers many different types of rail transportation, including ICE or Intercity-Express for high-speed services between major cities and regions, IC (InterCity) for long-distance trains, RE (Regional Express) trains that connect regions and cities, and the S-Bahn rapid transit service. There are two main tickets on offer: the Flexpreis that has full flexibility, and the Sparpreis which is the cheaper, advanced fare (bookings usually open 6 months in advance for domestic tickets).

Contact Details
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Bremen Hbf to Hamburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
57 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€27 - €40
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Basel Sbb to Goettingen
Ave. Duration
4h 50m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€95 - €140
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Goettingen to Hamburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 59m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€50 - €70
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Bern to Hamburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
7h 48m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
€150 - €220
Website
Deutsche Bahn
metronom
Phone
+49 581 97164164
Email
presse@der-metronom.de
Website
der-metronom.de
Train from Bremen Hbf to Hamburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 28m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Website
metronom
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 Bremen Hbf to Hamburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
57 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
€35 - €70
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Genève to Olten
Ave. Duration
2h 3m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€55 - €100
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Genève-Aéroport to Bern
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€45 - €85
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Bern to Hamburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
10h 12m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€250 - €450
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Deutsche Bahn Eurocity

Deutsche Bahn’s EuroCity (EC) trains connect German cities to major cities in neighbouring European countries, and are operated in conjunction with their national train company. All EC trains offer First and Standard class; cars are air-conditioned and food and drinks are available onboard. Tickets can be booked up to 180 days in advance of travel. Seat reservations are not compulsory but are recommended for popular routes.

Contact Details
Phone
+49 30 2970
Website
bahn.com
Train from Bremen Hbf to Hamburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
57 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
€16 - €23
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Flixtrain
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixtrain.com
Train from Bremen central station to Hamburg central station
Ave. Duration
58 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€8 - €10
Website
Flixtrain
Urlaubs-Express
Phone
+49 (0) 221 800 20 820
Email
info@urlaubs-express.de
Website
urlaubs-express.de
Train from Bremen Hauptbahnhof to Hamburg Hauptbahnhof
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
€90 - €110
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Urlaubs-Express
Train from Göttingen to Hamburg Hauptbahnhof
Ave. Duration
3h 55m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
€90 - €110
Book at
Urlaubs-Express
Deutsche Bahn Regional

Deutsche Bahn’s regional network is made up of IRE (Interregio-Express), RE (Regional-Express), RB (Regionalbahn) and S-Bahn trains. Ticket prices are fixed and there’s no seat reservations – just turn up, buy a ticket and jump on the next train. All regional trains depart regularly and connect to local and long-distance services.

Contact Details
Phone
+49 30 2970
Website
bahn.com
Train from Goettingen to Hamburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 14m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€40 - €60
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
BahnTouristikExpress GmbH
Phone
+49 (0) 911 / 240 388 – 22
Email
info@bahntouristikexpress.de
Website
bahntouristikexpress.de
Train from Goettingen to Hamburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
4h 53m
Frequency
3 times a week
Website
BahnTouristikExpress GmbH
Car train from Lörrach Hbf to Hamburg Altona
Ave. Duration
11h 45m
Frequency
Twice a week
Website
BahnTouristikExpress GmbH
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
€11 - €16
Website
Transalis
Bus from Annecy, Galbert to Genève-Aéroport, gare routière
Ave. Duration
1h 26m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€11 - €16
Website
Transalis
Blablabus

As the bus subsidiary of French railway SNCF, Ouibus offers eco-friendly coaches serving 35 French cities and 10 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
1h 20m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
€8 - €11
Website
Blablabus
Night bus from Frankfurt - Airport to Hamburg
Ave. Duration
8h 25m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
€17 - €21
Website
Blablabus
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 Lyon Saint Exupéry Airport
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€9 - €11
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Annecy to Zurich Bus Station
Ave. Duration
5h 35m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
€18 - €22
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Zurich Bus Station to Hamburg central bus station
Ave. Duration
13h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€40 - €55
Website
flixbus.co.uk
RegioJet
Phone
+420 542 42 42 42
Email
info@regiojet.cz
Website
regiojet.com
Bus from Geneve, Gare Routiere, pl. Dorciere to Strasbourg, Place de l'Étoile
Ave. Duration
5h 55m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
€12 - €18
Website
RegioJet
Lufthansa Express Bus
Phone
+49 (0)89-32304-0
Email
info@airportbus-muenchen.de
Website
airportbus-muenchen.de
Bus from Strasbourg Boulevard de Metz to Frankfurt Flughafen T1
Ave. Duration
2h 44m
Frequency
Hourly
Website
Lufthansa Express Bus

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