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There are 5 ways to get from Annecy to Lake Garda by train, car, bus, plane or car ferry

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

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Train  •  8 h 8 min

  1. Take the train from Annecy to Chambery-Challes-E Tgv
  2. Take the train from Chambery-Challes-E to Torino Porta Susa Tgv
  3. Take the train from Torino Porta Susa to Desenzano Fr

$145 - $196

Cheapest option

Bus to Lyon, fly to Venice, train, car ferry  •  9 h 27 min

  1. Take the bus from Annecy to Lyon - Saint-Exupéry Airport
  2. Fly from Lyon (LYS) to Venice (VCE) LYS - VCE
  3. Take the train from Venezia Mestre to Verona Porta Nuova
  4. Take the car ferry from Torri to Maderno

$65 - $346

3 alternative options

Drive  •  5 h 1 min

  1. Drive from Annecy to Lake Garda 292 miles

$70 - $110

Bus to Geneva, fly to Venice, train, car ferry  •  10 h 11 min

  1. Take the bus from Annecy - Galbert to Genève Airport
  2. Fly from Geneva (GVA) to Venice (VCE) GVA - VCE
  3. Take the train from Venezia Mestre to Verona Porta Nuova
  4. Take the car ferry from Torri to Maderno

$67 - $306

Bus to Lyon, fly to Bologna, train, car ferry  •  8 h 59 min

  1. Take the bus from Annecy to Lyon - Saint-Exupéry Airport
  2. Fly from Lyon (LYS) to Bologna (BLQ) LYS - BLQ
  3. Take the train from Bologna C.Le to Verona Porta Nuova
  4. Take the car ferry from Torri to Maderno

$101 - $378

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Annecy to Lake Garda is to drive which costs 60€ - 90€ and takes 5 h 1 min.

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The quickest way to get from Annecy to Lake Garda is to drive which costs 60€ - 90€ and takes 5 h 1 min.

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The distance between Annecy and Lake Garda is 354 km. The road distance is 467.2 km.

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The best way to get from Annecy to Lake Garda without a car is to train which takes 8 h 8 min and costs 120€ - 180€.

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It takes approximately 8 h 8 min to get from Annecy to Lake Garda, including transfers.

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The quickest flight from Geneva Airport to Venice Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 20 min.

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Yes, the driving distance between Annecy to Lake Garda is 467 km. It takes approximately 5 h 1 min to drive from Annecy to Lake Garda.

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easyJet, Air Dolomiti, Swiss and Lufthansa offer flights from Geneva Airport to Venice Airport.

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There are 3752+ hotels available in Lake Garda. Prices start at $69 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Annecy to Lake Garda.
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  • Distance: 221.4 miles
  • Duration: 8 h 8 min

What companies run services between Annecy, France and Lake Garda, Italy?

You can take a train from Annecy to Lake Garda via Chambery-Challes-E, Torino Porta Susa, Torino Porta Susa, and Desenzano in around 8 h 8 min.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Geneva to Venice via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $950
Flights from Geneva to Venice via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $950
Flights from Lyon to Venice via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$180 - $850
Flights from Lyon to Venice via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $850
Hop!
Website
hop.com
Flights from Lyon to Venice
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $850
Flights from Lyon to Bologna
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$75 - $650
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Geneva to Venice via Zurich
Ave. Duration
2 h 58 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $1,100
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Geneva to Venice
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$40 - $340
Flights from Lyon to Venice
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$60 - $550
Train operators
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 Annecy to Chambery-Challes-E
Ave. Duration
58 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$15 - $22
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$15 - $22
1st Class
$19 - $29
inOui TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Annecy to Chambery-Challes-E
Ave. Duration
42 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$16 - $21
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$16 - $21
1st Class
$28 - $33
Train from Chambery-Challes-E to Torino Porta Susa
Ave. Duration
2 h 34 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$40 - $50
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$40 - $50
1st Class
$65 - $80
Trenitalia Frecce

The primary train operator in Italy, Trenitalia was created in the year 2000. Trenitalia offers national rail connections in Italy as well as international connections to Austria, France, Germany and Switzerland. The company operates regional and long-distance trains, as well as high-speed trains called Frecce that travel on specialised tracks on speeds of up to 360km/h. Trenitalia tickets are available online, in stations across the country or from many travel agents that offer bookings.

Contact Details
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Torino Porta Susa to Desenzano
Ave. Duration
1 h 51 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Trenitalia

The primary train operator in Italy, Trenitalia was created in the year 2000. Trenitalia offers national rail connections in Italy as well as international connections to Austria, France, Germany and Switzerland. The company operates regional and long-distance trains, as well as high-speed trains called Frecce that travel on specialised tracks on speeds of up to 360km/h. Trenitalia tickets are available online, in stations across the country or from many travel agents that offer bookings.

Contact Details
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Venezia Mestre to Verona Porta Nuova
Ave. Duration
2 h 7 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$8 - $19
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
1st Class
$15 - $19
Train from Bologna C.Le to Verona Porta Nuova
Ave. Duration
1 h 22 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$8 - $19
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
1st Class
$16 - $19
ItaloTreno
Phone
+39 060708
Website
italotreno.it
Train from Venezia Mestre to Verona Porta Nuova
Ave. Duration
57 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$18 - $26
Website
italotreno.it
Bus operators
Transdev Haute-Savoie
Phone
+33 4 50 51 08 51
Website
transdevhautesavoie.com
Bus from Annecy - Galbert to Genève Airport
Ave. Duration
1 h 28 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$12 - $18
Schedules at
transdevhautesavoie.com
Ouibus

As the bus subsidiary of French railway SNCF, Ouibus offers comfortable, eco-friendly coaches serving 35 French cities and 11 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
50 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$5 - $7
Website
Ouibus
Ferry operators

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