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Train  •  7h 17m

  1. Take the train from Genève to Zürich HB Ic1 / ...
  2. Take the train from Zürich HB to Chur Re / ...

SFr 107 - SFr 195

Cheapest option

Bus  •  9h 45m

  1. Take the bus from Annecy to Zurich Bus Station N1156
  2. Take the bus from Zürich, Bus Station to Sargans, Bahnhof B

SFr 46 - SFr 62

3 alternative options

Bus, train  •  10h

  1. Take the bus from Annecy, Galbert to Genève-Aéroport, gare routière T72
  2. Take the train from Genève-Aéroport to Brig Ir / ...
  3. Take the train from Brig Bahnhofplatz to Disentis/Mustér Pe

SFr 139 - SFr 280

Drive  •  4h 35m

  1. Drive from Annecy to Laax 458.3 km

SFr 55 - SFr 85

Bus, fly, train  •  6h 28m

  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 Zürich HB to Chur

SFr 128 - SFr 313

Annecy to Laax by bus and train

The journey time between Annecy and Laax is around 6h 45m and covers a distance of around 465 km. The fastest journey normally takes 6h 4m. Operated by Transalis, Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS), SNCF and others, the Annecy to Laax service departs from Annecy, Eglise Des Fins and arrives in Laax GR, posta. Typically 76 services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Route overview

Average journey time:
6h 45m
Fastest journey time:
6h 4m
Journey distance:
465 km
Services per week:
76
Cheapest price:
SFr 124
Carbon emissions:
29 kg CO2

First and last service

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

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Annecy to Laax bus and train 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
  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before boarding for all arrivals by air
  • Entry is allowed only for fully vaccinated travellers
This applies to arrivals from Paris, Centre-Val de Loire, Hauts-de-France, Normandy and Pays de la Loire in France
  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test and can bypass compulsory quarantine on arrival (certificate required)
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test and can bypass compulsory quarantine on arrival
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test
  • Health declaration required
  • Health declaration required
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:
France: Paris, Centre-Val de Loire, Hauts-de-France, Normandy, Pays de la Loire

This applies to arrivals from India, Nepal and United Kingdom
  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before boarding for all arrivals by air
This doesn't apply to arrivals from: India, Nepal and United Kingdom
  • Entry is allowed only for fully vaccinated travellers
This doesn't apply to arrivals from: EU Schengen Area, Albania, Andorra, Armenia, Australia, Azerbaijan, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brunei, Canada, Hong Kong, Israel, Japan, Jordan, Kosovo, Lebanon, Macau, Moldova, Monaco, Montenegro, New Zealand, North Macedonia, Qatar, Rwanda, San Marino, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, Thailand, United States and Vatican
  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test and can bypass compulsory quarantine on arrival (certificate required)
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test and can bypass compulsory quarantine on arrival
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test
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  • Health declaration required
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Rules to follow in Switzerland

1.5m

Mandatory

Mandatory

Considerations leaving from France

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

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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 1.5 metres
  • Observe COVID-19 safety rules
  • Regional restriction measures in place

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Laax is 0041 58 463 00 00.

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

The social distance requirement in Laax is 1.5 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.

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Last updated: 29 Jul 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 Laax is to bus which costs €40 - €60 and takes 9h 45m.

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The quickest way to get from Annecy to Laax is to drive which costs €50 - €75 and takes 4h 35m.

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The distance between Annecy and Laax is 260 km. The road distance is 458.3 km.

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The best way to get from Annecy to Laax without a car is to train which takes 7h 17m and costs €95 - €190.

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It takes approximately 7h 17m to get from Annecy to Laax, including transfers.

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The best way to get from Annecy to Laax is to train which takes 7h 17m and costs €95 - €190. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs €40 - €60 and takes 9h 45m.

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The quickest flight from Geneva Airport to Zurich Airport is the direct flight which takes 50 min.

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Yes, the driving distance between Annecy to Laax is 458 km. It takes approximately 4h 35m to drive from Annecy to Laax.

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Tunisair and Swiss offer flights from Geneva Airport to Zurich Airport.

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There are 62+ hotels available in Laax. Prices start at SFr 87 per night.

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Map of how to get from Annecy to Laax.
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  • Distance: 260.3 km
  • Duration: 7h 17m

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

You can take a train from Annecy to Laax via Lancy-Bachet, gare, Lancy-Bachet, Genève, Zürich HB, Chur, and Chur, Postautostation in around 7h 17m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Annecy to Laax via Zürich, Bus Station, Sargans, Bahnhof, Sargans, Chur, and Chur, Postautostation in around 9h 45m.

Airlines
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Geneva to Zurich
Ave. Duration
52 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 80 - SFr 210
Tunisair
Website
tunisair.com
Flights from Geneva to Zurich
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
SFr 95 - SFr 280
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 Zürich HB
Ave. Duration
2h 46m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
SFr 75 - SFr 140
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Zürich HB to Chur
Ave. Duration
1h 31m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
SFr 30 - SFr 60
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Genève-Aéroport to Brig
Ave. Duration
2h 31m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
SFr 60 - SFr 120
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 Zuerich Hb to Chur
Ave. Duration
1h 16m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
SFr 19 - SFr 26
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Matterhorn Gotthard Bahn
Phone
+41 (0)848 642 442
Email
railcenter@mgbahn.ch
Website
matterhorngotthardbahn.ch
Train from Brig Bahnhofplatz to Disentis/Mustér
Ave. Duration
2h 37m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
SFr 50 - SFr 120
Website
Matterhorn Gotthard Bahn
Schedules at
Swiss Railways
2nd Class Ticket
SFr 50 - SFr 65
1st Class Ticket
SFr 95 - SFr 120
Bus operators
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 Zurich Bus Station
Ave. Duration
5h 35m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
SFr 19 - SFr 24
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Swiss PostAuto
Email
info@postauto.ch
Website
postauto.ch
Bus from Zürich, Bus Station to Sargans, Bahnhof
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
SFr 8 - SFr 11
Website
Swiss PostAuto
Schedules at
SBB
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
SFr 12 - SFr 17
Website
Transalis
Bus from Annecy, Eglise Des Fins to Genève-Aéroport, gare routière
Ave. Duration
1h 24m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
SFr 12 - SFr 17
Website
Transalis

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