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Train  •  7h 37m

  1. Take the train from Genève to Olten Ic5 / ...
  2. Take the train from Olten to Heidelberg Hbf Ice

€113 - €196

Cheapest option

Bus via Karlsruhe  •  11h 13m

  1. Take the bus from Geneve, Gare Routiere, pl. Dorciere to Karlsruhe, Hbf. - Süd, am Hintereingang RegioJet
  2. Take the bus from Karlsruhe central train station to Heidelberg central train station 117 / ...

€33 - €54

8 alternative options

Bus, train  •  8h 1m

  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 Heidelberg Hbf Ice

€116 - €191

Bus  •  12h 18m

  1. Take the bus from Geneva to Mannheim central bus station 122 / ...

€43 - €65

Drive  •  4h 58m

  1. Drive from Annecy to Heidelberg 531.7 km

€60 - €90

Bus to Geneva, fly to Frankfurt, train  •  5h 46m

  1. Take the bus from Annecy, Eglise Des Fins to Genève-Aéroport, gare routière
  2. Fly from Geneva (GVA) to Frankfurt (FRA) GVA - FRA
  3. Take the train from Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf to Mannheim Hbf

€85 - €270

Bus to Lyon, fly to Frankfurt, train  •  5h 52m

  1. Take the bus from Annecy to Lyon - Saint-Exupéry Airport
  2. Fly from Lyon (LYS) to Frankfurt (FRA) LYS - FRA
  3. Take the train from Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf to Mannheim Hbf

€83 - €225

Bus to Geneva, fly to Zurich, train  •  7h 48m

  1. Take the bus from Annecy, Eglise Des Fins to Genève-Aéroport, gare routière
  2. Fly from Geneva (GVA) to Zurich (ZRH) GVA - ZRH
  3. Take the train from Zuerich Hb to Heidelberg Hbf

€149 - €321

Bus to Lyon, fly to Strasbourg, train  •  6h 26m

  1. Take the bus from Annecy to Lyon - Saint-Exupéry Airport
  2. Fly from Lyon (LYS) to Strasbourg (SXB) LYS - SXB
  3. Take the train from Strasbourg to Karlsruhe Hbf
  4. Take the train from Karlsruhe Hbf to Heidelberg Hbf

€129 - €399

Train to Basel, fly to Frankfurt, train  •  7h 50m

  1. Take the train from Genève to Olten
  2. Fly from Basel (BSL) to Frankfurt (FRA) BSL - FRA
  3. Take the train from Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf to Mannheim Hbf

€145 - €420

Annecy to Heidelberg by bus and train

The journey time between Annecy and Heidelberg is around 7h 58m and covers a distance of around 545 km. The fastest journey normally takes 7h 58m. Operated by Transalis, Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS), SNCF and others, the Annecy to Heidelberg service departs from Annecy, Eglise Des Fins and arrives in Heidelberg Hbf. Typically only one service runs weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Route overview

Average journey time:
7h 58m
Fastest journey time:
7h 58m
Journey distance:
545 km
Services per week:
1
Cheapest price:
€119
Carbon emissions:
31 kg CO2

First and last service

First service departs at:
12:21
Last service departs at:
12:21

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Annecy to Heidelberg 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

1.5m

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 Heidelberg is 116 117.

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

The social distance requirement in Heidelberg 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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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Annecy to Heidelberg is to bus via Karlsruhe which costs €30 - €55 and takes 11h 13m.

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The quickest way to get from Annecy to Heidelberg is to drive which costs €60 - €90 and takes 4h 58m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Annecy to Heidelberg station. However, there are services departing from Annecy, Galbert and arriving at Heidelberg central train station via Lancy-Bachet, gare, Geneve, Gare Routiere, pl. Dorciere and Karlsruhe central train station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 11h 13m.

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The distance between Annecy and Heidelberg is 434 km. The road distance is 531.7 km.

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The best way to get from Annecy to Heidelberg without a car is to train which takes 7h 37m and costs €110 - €200.

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It takes approximately 7h 37m to get from Annecy to Heidelberg, including transfers.

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Annecy to Heidelberg bus services, operated by RegioJet, depart from Geneve, Gare Routiere, pl. Dorciere station.

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The best way to get from Annecy to Heidelberg is to train which takes 7h 37m and costs €110 - €200. Alternatively, you can bus via Karlsruhe, which costs €30 - €55 and takes 11h 13m.

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The quickest flight from Geneva Airport to Frankfurt Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 10m.

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

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Map of how to get from Annecy to Heidelberg.
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  • Distance: 433.8 km
  • Duration: 7h 37m

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

You can take a train from Annecy to Heidelberg via Lancy-Bachet, gare, Lancy-Bachet, Genève, and Olten in around 7h 37m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Annecy to Heidelberg via Lancy-Bachet, gare, Genève, Bel-Air, Geneve, Gare Routiere, pl. Dorciere, and Karlsruhe central train station in around 11h 13m.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Geneva to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
1h 16m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€140 - €550
Flights from Geneva to Frankfurt via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
€130 - €550
Flights from Lyon to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
1h 23m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€90 - €330
Flights from Lyon to Frankfurt via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€90 - €330
Flights from Geneva to Zurich
Ave. Duration
51 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
€75 - €190
Flights from Basel to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
58 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
€80 - €220
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Geneva to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
1h 16m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€140 - €550
Flights from Geneva to Frankfurt via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
€130 - €550
Flights from Geneva to Zurich
Ave. Duration
51 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
€75 - €190
Flights from Basel to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
58 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
€80 - €220
Tunisair
Website
tunisair.com
Flights from Geneva to Zurich
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
€90 - €260
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Lyon to Strasbourg
Ave. Duration
1h 2m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€110 - €490
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.

Contact Details
Phone
+41 51 220 11 11
Website
sbb.ch
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)
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 Olten to Heidelberg Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 46m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
€50 - €75
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Bern to Heidelberg Hbf
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
€60 - €90
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf to Mannheim Hbf
Ave. Duration
30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€21 - €29
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Zuerich Hb to Heidelberg Hbf
Ave. Duration
3h 20m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€60 - €85
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Strasbourg to Karlsruhe Hbf
Ave. Duration
41 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
€22 - €35
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Karlsruhe Hbf to Heidelberg Hbf
Ave. Duration
34 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€18 - €25
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Dutch Railways (NS)

Dutch Railways (NS) is the main passenger railway operator in the Netherlands. Founded in 1938, NS connects all major cities in the Netherlands, and offers night trains, international trains, Intercity direct, and trains to and from the airport. NS International is the international subsidiary of NS; their services include high-speed trains such as Thalys, ICE International, Eurostar and TGV, to major European hubs including Paris, London, Brussels, Berlin, Cologne, Frankfurt and Lille.

Contact Details
Phone
+31 30 751 5155
Website
ns.nl
Train from Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf to Mannheim Hbf
Ave. Duration
31 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
€11 - €27
Website
Dutch Railways (NS)
Book at
Netherlands Rail Pass
2nd Class
€11 - €16
1st Class
€19 - €27
Railjet

Railjet trains operate domestically within Austria and also connect to major cities in Germany, Czech Republic, Italy, Switzerland and Hungary. This premium service runs at speeds of up to 230km/h and offers three travel classes (economy, first and business), all with free Wi-Fi and power sockets. Other amenities include a bistro-restaurant car and family zones. Seat reservations can be made up to 90 days prior to the train's departure (compulsory for all cross-border trains but not for domestic routes).

Contact Details
Phone
+43 51717
Website
oebb.at
Train from Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf to Mannheim Hbf
Ave. Duration
31 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
€15 - €22
Website
Railjet
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 Strasbourg to Karlsruhe Hbf
Ave. Duration
43 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
€23 - €35
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
€29 - €34
1st Class
€23 - €28
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 Karlsruhe Hbf to Heidelberg Hbf
Ave. Duration
37 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
€9 - €13
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
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 Karlsruhe Hbf to Heidelberg Hbf
Ave. Duration
34 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
€35 - €55
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Bus operators
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
RegioJet
Phone
+420 542 42 42 42
Email
info@regiojet.cz
Website
regiojet.com
Bus from Geneve, Gare Routiere, pl. Dorciere to Karlsruhe, Hbf. - Süd, am Hintereingang
Ave. Duration
7h
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
€14 - €21
Website
RegioJet
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 Karlsruhe central train station to Heidelberg central train station
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€6 - €8
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Geneva to Mannheim central bus station
Ave. Duration
8h 45m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€26 - €35
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Annecy to Lyon Saint Exupéry Airport
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€9 - €11
Website
flixbus.co.uk
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

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