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

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Bus  •  2 h 15 min

  1. Take the bus from Annecy to Lausanne 1739

$6 - $11

4 alternative options

Bus, train  •  2 h 28 min

  1. Take the bus from Annecy - Eglise des Fins to Genève - Étoile T72
  2. Take the train from Genève to Lausanne 150 / ...

$34 - $58

Train  •  4 h 3 min

  1. Take the train from Annecy to Aix-les-Bains-le-Revard Tgv
  2. Take the train from Aix-les-Bains-le-Revard to Genève
  3. Take the train from Genève to Lausanne 150 / ...

$61 - $104

Rideshare  •  1 h 32 min

  1. Take the rideshare from Annecy to Lausanne 65.6 miles

$9

Drive  •  1 h 7 min

  1. Drive from Annecy to Lausanne 64.7 miles

$13 - $20

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

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The quickest way to get from Annecy to Lausanne is to drive which costs 11€ - 17€ and takes 1 h 7 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Annecy and arriving at Lausanne. Services depart once daily, and operate Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday. The journey takes approximately 2 h 15 min.

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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 Aix-les-Bains-le-Revard and Genève. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4 h 3 min.

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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 2 h 15 min and costs 5€ - 9€.

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The bus from Annecy to Lausanne takes 2 h 15 min including transfers and departs once 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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The best way to get from Annecy to Lausanne is to bus which takes 2 h 15 min and costs 5€ - 9€. Alternatively, you can train, which costs 50€ - 90€ and takes 4 h 3 min.

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Map of how to get from Annecy to Lausanne.
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  • Distance: 48.9 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 15 min

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

FlixBus operates a bus from Annecy to Lausanne once daily. Tickets cost $6 - $11 and the journey takes 2 h 15 min. Eurolines CH also services this route 6 times a week. Alternatively, you can take a train from Annecy to Lausanne via Aix-les-Bains-le-Revard and Genève in around 4 h 3 min.

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. Swiss Railways codeshares with American Airlines and Swiss International Air Lines out of Zurich International Airport.

Contact Details
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Genève to Lausanne
Ave. Duration
51 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$25 - $45
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Trenitalia Eurocity

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 Geneve to Lausanne
Ave. Duration
36 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$19 - $27
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
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 Aix-les-Bains-le-Revard
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$13 - $19
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$13 - $19
1st Class
$16 - $25
Train from Aix-les-Bains-le-Revard to Genève
Ave. Duration
1 h 14 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$23 - $40
Website
en.oui.sncf
inOui TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Annecy to Aix-les-Bains-le-Revard
Ave. Duration
27 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$13 - $18
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$13 - $18
1st Class
$23 - $30
Bus operators
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves over 1400 destinations, in 26 countries including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands, Croatia, Spain, and across Scandinavia and central and eastern Europe. Founded in 2012, Flixbus’ extensive network connects cities with approximately 200,000 trips, with buses often departing every 30 minutes. One of the most affordable ways to get around Europe (and expanding soon into the US), a Flixbus journey is cost-effective, well-connected, comfortable and safe.

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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
2 h 15 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$6 - $11
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Eurolines CH
Phone
0041 (0) 844 257 224
Website
eurolines.ch
Bus from Annecy to Lausanne
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$15 - $19
Book at
eurolines.ch
Transdev Haute-Savoie
Phone
+33 4 50 51 08 51
Website
transdevhautesavoie.com
Bus from Annecy - Eglise des Fins to Genève - Étoile
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$7 - $11
Schedules at
transdevhautesavoie.com
Other operators
BlaBlaCar

A ridesharing platform with 40 million users, Blablacar gives you access to destinations without worrying about on-the-road chaos. 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 be accepted, and pay your share of the set price.

Rome2rio's guide to BlaBlaCar
Contact Details
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Annecy to Lausanne
Ave. Duration
1 h 32 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$9
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

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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 1 h 7 min to drive from Annecy to Lausanne.

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There are 405+ hotels available in Lausanne. Prices start at $86 USD 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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