There are 5 ways to get from Annecy to Lausanne by bus, train, rideshare or car

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Bus  •  2h 15m

  1. Take the bus from Annecy to Lausanne 1739 / ...

SFr 9 - SFr 23

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Rideshare  •  1h 32m

  1. Take the rideshare from Annecy to Lausanne 104.6 km

SFr 8

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Train  •  2h 20m

  1. Take the train from Annecy to Annemasse Ter / ...
  2. Take the train from Annemasse to Lausanne Re / ...

SFr 40 - SFr 87

Bus, train  •  2h 27m

  1. Take the bus from Annecy, Galbert to Genève-Aéroport, gare routière Lt72
  2. Take the train from Genève-Aéroport to Lausanne 15 / ...

SFr 38 - SFr 67

Drive  •  1h 7m

  1. Drive from Annecy to Lausanne 103.5 km

SFr 13 - SFr 20

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The cheapest way to get from Annecy to Lausanne is to rideshare which costs 8€ and takes 1h 32m.

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The quickest way to get from Annecy to Lausanne is to drive which costs 12€ - 19€ and takes 1h 7m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Annecy and arriving at Lausanne. Services depart twice daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 2h 15m.

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No, there is no direct train from Annecy to Lausanne. However, there are services departing from Annecy and arriving at Lausanne via Annemasse. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2h 20m.

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The distance between Annecy and Lausanne is 78 km. The road distance is 103.5 km.

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The best way to get from Annecy to Lausanne without a car is to bus which takes 2h 15m and costs 8€ - 21€.

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The bus from Annecy to Lausanne takes 2h 15m including transfers and departs twice daily.

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

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Annecy to Lausanne train services, operated by SNCF, depart from Annecy station.

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Map of how to get from Annecy to Lausanne.
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  • Distance: 78.2 km
  • Duration: 2h 15m

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

FlixBus operates a bus from Annecy to Lausanne every 3 hours. Tickets cost SFr 9 - SFr 11 and the journey takes 2h 15m. Eurolines FR also services this route 4 times a week. Alternatively, you can take a train from Annecy to Lausanne via Annemasse in around 2h 20m.

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 Annemasse
Ave. Duration
56 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
SFr 10 - SFr 19
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
SFr 10 - SFr 13
1st Class
SFr 15 - SFr 19
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 Annecy to Annemasse
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
SFr 20 - SFr 35
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
SFr 27 - SFr 32
1st Class
SFr 20 - SFr 24
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 Annemasse to Lausanne
Ave. Duration
1h 12m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
SFr 29 - SFr 55
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Genève-Aéroport to Lausanne
Ave. Duration
52 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
SFr 26 - SFr 50
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
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 Lausanne
Ave. Duration
2h 15m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
SFr 9 - SFr 11
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Eurolines FR

Eurolines is a network of coach companies that operate throughout Europe plus Morocco. It’s an affordable way to travel around the continent, with tickets starting at €5. All coaches have Wi-Fi, plug sockets and USBs, reclining chairs and toilets, and a standard ticket includes up to two medium suitcases plus carry-on luggage. Within France, Eurolines serves 69 destinations; including Paris, Lyon, Versailles, Nice and Bordeaux.

Contact Details
Phone
+ 33 1 41 86 24 21
Website
eurolines.fr
Bus from Annecy to Lausanne
Ave. Duration
2h
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
SFr 16 - SFr 23
Website
Eurolines FR
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
Other operators
BlaBlaCar

Blablacar is a popular ridesharing platform with 70 million users over 22 (mostly European) countries. The basic idea is that you carpool with locals who are already planning to drive your route and have space in their car. With some flexibility, you’ll get to your destination often faster and cheaper than other means. On the website or app, enter your departure and arrival points and your date of travel, sift through the profiles of drivers who’ve posted pre-planned drives and find one whose timing and preferences match yours. Request to join the ride, wait to be accepted, and pay your share of the set price.

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Contact Details
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Annecy to Lausanne
Ave. Duration
1h 32m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
SFr 8
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blablacar.co.uk

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The best way to get from Annecy to Lausanne is to bus which takes 2h 15m and costs 8€ - 21€. Alternatively, you can train, which costs 35€ - 85€ and takes 2h 20m.

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

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Annecy to Lausanne train services, operated by Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS), arrive at Lausanne station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Annecy to Lausanne is 104 km. It takes approximately 1h 7m to drive from Annecy to Lausanne.

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Check out Blablacar's carpooling service for rideshare options between Annecy and Lausanne. A great option if you don't have a driver's licence or want to avoid public transport.

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