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There are 6 ways to get from Annecy to Lausanne by bus, train, rideshare or car

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Recommended option

Bus, train via Lancy-Bachet, gare  •  2h 11m

  1. Take the bus from Annecy, Eglise Des Fins to Lancy-Bachet, gare T72
  2. Take the train from Lancy-Bachet to Lausanne Re / ...

SFr 17 - SFr 37

Cheapest option

Rideshare  •  1h 32m

  1. Take the rideshare from Annecy to Lausanne 104.4 km

SFr 8

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Bus, train  •  2h 15m

  1. Take the bus from Galbert to Etoile P+r T72
  2. Take the train from Lancy Pont-Rouge to Lausanne Re / ...

SFr 17 - SFr 37

Bus  •  2h 25m

  1. Take the bus from Annecy to Lausanne P+R N1157

SFr 9 - SFr 12

Train  •  2h 28m

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

SFr 20 - SFr 53

Drive  •  1h 7m

  1. Drive from Annecy to Lausanne 102.9 km

SFr 12 - SFr 19

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  • 10-day mandatory quarantine and a negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
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France: Bretagne, Centre-Val de Loire, Hauts-de-France, Paris, Normandy, Nouvelle-Aquitaine, Occitanie, Pays de la Loire, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur
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Italy: Campania, Apulia

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  • Pre-departure COVID-19 test (with a negative test result) taken 3 days before boarding for all arrivals by air
This applies to all arrivals by air
  • A negative result for COVID-19 is a condition to end the quarantine obligation earlier. It is tested in quarantine on day 7
  • Health declaration required
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Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply

  • Face masks are mandatory
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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Lausanne is 0041 58 463 00 00.

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

The social distance requirement in Lausanne is 2 metres.

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No, but conditions apply when returning to France from Switzerland.

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Last updated: 9 May 2021
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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 11€ - 17€ and takes 1h 7m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Annecy and arriving at Lausanne P+R. Services depart three times a week, and operate Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday. The journey takes approximately 2h 25m.

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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 28m.

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It is 78 km from Annecy to Lausanne. It is approximately 102.9 km to drive.

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The best way to get from Annecy to Lausanne without a car is to bus and train via Lancy-Bachet, gare which takes 2h 11m and costs 15€ - 35€.

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It takes approximately 2h 11m to get from Annecy to Lausanne, including transfers.

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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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The best way to get from Annecy to Lausanne is to bus which takes 2h 25m and costs 8€ - 11€. Alternatively, you can train, which costs 18€ - 50€ and takes 2h 28m.

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Map of how to get from Annecy to Lausanne.
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  • Distance: 78 km
  • Duration: 2h 11m

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

FlixBus operates a bus from Annecy to Lausanne P+R 3 times a week. Tickets cost SFr 9 - SFr 12 and the journey takes 2h 25m. Alternatively, you can take a train from Annecy to Lausanne via Annemasse in around 2h 28m.

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 Lancy-Bachet to Lausanne
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
SFr 26 - SFr 50
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Lancy Pont-Rouge to Lausanne
Ave. Duration
1h 3m
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
SFr 26 - SFr 50
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Annemasse to Lausanne
Ave. Duration
1h 19m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
SFr 29 - SFr 55
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
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 Lancy-Bachet to Lausanne
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
SFr 10 - SFr 27
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
SFr 10 - SFr 15
Rail 1st Class
SFr 18 - SFr 27
Train from Lancy Pont-Rouge to Lausanne
Ave. Duration
1h 3m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
SFr 10 - SFr 26
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
SFr 10 - SFr 15
Rail 1st Class
SFr 18 - SFr 26
Train from Annecy to Annemasse
Ave. Duration
56 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
SFr 9 - SFr 24
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
SFr 9 - SFr 14
Rail 1st Class
SFr 16 - SFr 24
Train from Annemasse to Lausanne
Ave. Duration
1h 19m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
SFr 11 - SFr 29
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
SFr 11 - SFr 17
Rail 1st Class
SFr 20 - SFr 29
Bus operators
Transalis
Phone
+33 4 50 51 08 51
Email
commercial.crolard@transdev.com
Website
transalis.fr
Bus from Annecy, Eglise Des Fins to Lancy-Bachet, gare
Ave. Duration
58 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
SFr 7 - SFr 11
Website
Transalis
Bus from Galbert to Etoile P+r
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
SFr 7 - SFr 11
Website
Transalis
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 P+R
Ave. Duration
2h 25m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
SFr 9 - SFr 12
Website
flixbus.co.uk
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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Annecy to Lausanne bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Lausanne P+R 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 103 km. It takes approximately 1h 7m to drive from Annecy to Lausanne.

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There are 214+ hotels available in Lausanne. Prices start at SFr 87 per night.

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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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