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There are 6 ways to get from Annecy to La Grande-Motte by train, bus, car, plane or night bus

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Train  •  6h 11m

  1. Take the train from Annecy to Valence Tgv Rhone-Alpes Sud Ter
  2. Take the train from Valence Tgv Rhone-Alpes Sud to Montpellier Sud De France Tgv / ...

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Train, bus  •  6h 15m

  1. Take the train from Annecy to Valence TGV Rhône-Alpes Sud Ter
  2. Take the train from Valence TGV Rhône-Alpes Sud to Montpellier Saint-Roch Tgv / ...
  3. Take the bus from Montpellier Place De France to Poste Tad / ...

Bus  •  9h 29m

  1. Take the bus from Annecy to Lyon Perrache 766
  2. Take the bus from Lyon Perrache to Montpellier 788
  3. Take the bus from Montpellier Place De France to Pompidou Tad

Drive  •  3h 46m

  1. Drive from Annecy to La Grande-Motte 403.1 km

Bus to Geneva, fly to Montpellier  •  8h 40m

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

Bus to Lyon, fly to Marseille, night bus, bus  •  7h 42m

  1. Take the bus from Annecy to Lyon - Saint-Exupéry Airport
  2. Fly from Lyon (LYS) to Marseille (MRS) LYS - MRS
  3. Take the night bus from Marseille - Marseille Provence Airport to Montpellier
  4. Take the bus from Notre Dame de Sablassou to Pompidou

Annecy to La Grande-Motte by train and bus

The journey time between Annecy and La Grande-Motte is around 6h 47m and covers a distance of around 435 km. This includes an average layover time of around 2h 23m. The fastest journey normally takes 5h 21m. Operated by SNCF, TGV inOui and Herault Transport, the Annecy to La Grande-Motte service departs from Annecy and arrives in GRANDE-MOTTE - poste. Typically 41 services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

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Average journey times

Time on transportation:
4h 23m
Layover time:
2h 23m
Total time:
6h 47m

Route information

Fastest journey time:
5h 21m
Journey distance:
435 km
Services per week:
41
Cheapest price:
€68
Carbon emissions:
24 kg CO2

First and last service

First service departs at:
05:44
Last service departs at:
18:44

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Annecy to La Grande-Motte train and bus schedules

Train services typically run at the following times each day These schedules are estimated
Estimated schedules: These schedules are estimated and based on typical services on an average day. Please check times and availability with the operator before travelling.
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The national COVID-19 helpline number in La Grande-Motte is 800 130 000.

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The cost-effective way to get from Annecy to La Grande-Motte is to drive, which costs €45 - €70 and takes 3h 46m.

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The quickest way to get from Annecy to La Grande-Motte is to drive which costs €45 - €70 and takes 3h 46m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Annecy to La Grande-Motte. However, there are services departing from Annecy and arriving at Pompidou via Lyon Perrache, Sabines and Montpellier Place De France. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 9h 29m.

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The distance between Annecy and La Grande-Motte is 307 km. The road distance is 403.1 km.

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The best way to get from Annecy to La Grande-Motte without a car is to train which takes 6h 11m and costs €65 - €110.

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It takes approximately 6h 11m to get from Annecy to La Grande-Motte, including transfers.

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Annecy to La Grande-Motte bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Annecy station.

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The best way to get from Annecy to La Grande-Motte is to train which takes 6h 11m and costs €65 - €110. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 9h 29m.

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There is no direct flight from Geneva Airport to Montpellier Airport. The quickest flight takes 4h 10m and has one stopover.

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Annecy to La Grande-Motte bus services, operated by Transp'Or, arrive at Pompidou station.

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Map of how to get from Annecy to La Grande-Motte.
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  • Distance: 306.8 km
  • Duration: 6h 11m

What companies run services between Annecy, France and La Grande-Motte, France?

You can take a train from Annecy to La Grande-Motte via Valence Tgv Rhone-Alpes Sud, Montpellier Sud De France, and Montpellier - Gare De Montpellier Sud De France in around 6h 11m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Annecy to La Grande-Motte via Lyon Perrache, Sabines, Odysseum, and Montpellier Place De France in around 9h 29m.

Airlines
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Geneva to Montpellier via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€130 - €300
Flights from Lyon to Marseille
Ave. Duration
51 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€110 - €700
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Geneva to Montpellier via Nantes
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€50 - €210
Flights from Geneva to Montpellier via London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
6h 52m
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
€60 - €240
Flights from Geneva to Montpellier via Porto
Ave. Duration
7h 15m
When
Thursday
Estimated price
€80 - €290
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Geneva to Montpellier via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
5h 12m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€110 - €260
Corsairfly
Website
corsair.com
Flights from Lyon to Marseille
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Monday and Wednesday
Estimated price
€150 - €340
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 Valence Tgv Rhone-Alpes Sud
Ave. Duration
2h 51m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€25 - €55
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
€25 - €40
Rail 1st Class
€35 - €55
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 Valence Tgv Rhone-Alpes Sud to Montpellier Sud De France
Ave. Duration
59 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
€40 - €55
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
€45 - €55
1st Class
€40 - €55
Train from Valence TGV Rhône-Alpes Sud to Montpellier Saint-Roch
Ave. Duration
1h 14m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
€40 - €55
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
€45 - €55
1st Class
€40 - €55
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 Annecy to Valence TGV Rhône-Alpes Sud
Ave. Duration
2h 51m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€60 - €110
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Bus operators
Transp'Or
Phone
+33 4 67 12 35 00
Website
paysdelor.fr
Bus from Montpellier Place De France to Poste
Ave. Duration
24 min
Frequency
Hourly
Website
Transp'Or
Bus from Montpellier Place De France to Pompidou
Ave. Duration
20 min
Frequency
Hourly
Website
Transp'Or
Bus from Notre Dame de Sablassou to Pompidou
Ave. Duration
14 min
Frequency
Hourly
Website
Transp'Or
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 Perrache
Ave. Duration
2h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€9 - €12
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Lyon Perrache to Montpellier
Ave. Duration
4h 10m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€16 - €20
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Frequently asked questions
Is there Wi-Fi on FlixBus?
Yes - FlixBus offers free Wi-Fi
Are there power outlets on FlixBus?
Yes
Does FlixBus offer meals or snacks?
Yes - snacks and drinks may be purchased from the driver. Please note, this is not available on all services.
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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 Lyon - Perrache Bus Station to Montpellier
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
€12 - €16
Website
Blablabus
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 Marseille - Marseille Provence Airport to Montpellier
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€9 - €12
Website
Blablabus
FlixBus-de
Website
flixbus.com
Bus from Lyon Perrache to Montpellier
Ave. Duration
3h 55m
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
flixbus.com
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

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Yes, the driving distance between Annecy to La Grande-Motte is 403 km. It takes approximately 3h 46m to drive from Annecy to La Grande-Motte.

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KLM, Air France and easyJet offer flights from Geneva Airport to Montpellier Airport.

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