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There are 11 ways to get from Annecy to León by bus, plane, train, towncar or car

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Bus to Geneva, fly to Oviedo, bus  •  11h 41m

  1. Take the bus from Annecy, Eglise Des Fins to Genève-Aéroport, gare routière
  2. Fly from Geneva (GVA) to Oviedo (OVD) GVA - OVD
  3. Take the bus from Oviedo to Leon

€77 - €240

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Bus to Geneva, fly to Valladolid, train  •  11h 30m

  1. Take the bus from Annecy, Eglise Des Fins to Genève-Aéroport, gare routière
  2. Fly from Geneva (GVA) to Valladolid (VLL) GVA - VLL
  3. Take the train from Valladolid to Leon

€48 - €186

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Bus to Geneva, fly to Madrid, train  •  9h 2m

  1. Take the bus from Annecy, Eglise Des Fins to Genève-Aéroport, gare routière
  2. Fly from Geneva (GVA) to Madrid (MAD) GVA - MAD
  3. Take the train from Madrid-Chamartin to Leon

€69 - €241

Bus to Lyon, fly to Madrid, train  •  8h 43m

  1. Take the bus from Annecy to Lyon - Saint-Exupéry Airport
  2. Fly from Lyon (LYS) to Madrid (MAD) LYS - MAD
  3. Take the train from Madrid-Chamartin to Leon

€67 - €216

Bus to Geneva, fly to Santiago de Compostela, train  •  12h 11m

  1. Take the bus from Annecy, Eglise Des Fins to Genève-Aéroport, gare routière
  2. Fly from Geneva (GVA) to Santiago de Compostela (SCQ) GVA - SCQ
  3. Take the train from Santiago De Compostela to Leon

€160 - €936

Bus to Geneva, fly to Porto, towncar, bus  •  12h 50m

  1. Take the bus from Annecy, Eglise Des Fins to Genève-Aéroport, gare routière
  2. Fly from Geneva (GVA) to Porto (OPO) GVA - OPO
  3. Take a town car from Porto Airport to Chaves
  4. Take the bus from Chaves to Leon

€206 - €324

Bus to Lyon, fly to Biarritz, bus, train  •  12h 30m

  1. Take the bus from Annecy to Lyon - Saint-Exupéry Airport
  2. Fly from Lyon (LYS) to Biarritz (BIQ) LYS - BIQ
  3. Take the bus from Aeropuerto Biarritz to San Sebastian
  4. Take the train from San Sebastian/Donostia to Palencia
  5. Take the train from Palencia to Leon

€104 - €290

Train  •  14h 39m

  1. Take the train from Annecy to Valence Tgv Rhone-Alpes Sud Ter
  2. Take the train from Valence Tgv Rhone-Alpes Sud to Barcelona-Sants Tgv / ...
  3. Take the train from Barcelona-Sants to Madrid-Puerta De Atocha Ave
  4. Take the train from Madrid-Chamartin to Leon Ave / ...

€169 - €334

Bus  •  21h 20m

  1. Take the bus from Annecy to International Interconnection Hub N1157 / ...
  2. Take the bus from International Interconnection Hub to Leon N1154 / ...

€69 - €84

Bus, train  •  24h 53m

  1. Take the bus from Annecy to Bilbao N1157 / ...
  2. Take the train from Amétzola to León Bilbao-León

€73 - €89

Drive  •  12h 15m

  1. Drive from Annecy to León 1301.7 km

€140 - €210

Annecy to León by train

The train journey time between Annecy and León is around 18h 57m and covers a distance of around 1721 km. The fastest train normally takes 13h 37m. Operated by SNCF, Renfe SNCF, Renfe AVE and others, the Annecy to León train service departs from Annecy and arrives in Leon. Typically 12 trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Train route overview

Average train time:
18h 57m
Fastest train time:
13h 37m
Trains per week:
12
Cheapest price:
-
Carbon emissions:
90 kg CO2

First and last trains

First train departs at:
07:44
Last train departs at:
11:44

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Annecy to León train schedules

France → Spain
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International entry into Spain from France

  • Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of France
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Conditions of entry into Spain from France

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 2 days before arrival
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempted from providing a negative COVID-19 test
This applies to arrivals from France
  • Pre-arrival Health Control Form (FCS) required
  • Specific entry restrictions may apply for travel to Spain: Canary Islands
This applies to arrivals from all countries, with no exceptions
  • Health screen upon arrival
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  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 2 days before arrival
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  • Pre-arrival Health Control Form (FCS) required
  • Specific entry restrictions may apply for travel to Spain: Canary Islands
This applies to arrivals from all countries, with no exceptions
  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 2 days before arrival and 10 day mandatory self quarantine
  • A negative result for COVID-19 is a condition to end the quarantine obligation earlier. It is tested in quarantine on day 7
This applies to arrivals from India
  • Entry is allowed for fully vaccinated travellers
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Rules to follow in Spain

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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 Spain 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
  • Nationwide control measures in place
  • Observe COVID-19 safety rules

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in León is 112.

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

The social distance requirement in León is 1.5 metres.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 112.

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

See options for return travel.

Last updated: 20 Jun 2021
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The cheapest way to get from Annecy to León is to bus which costs €65 - €85 and takes 21h 20m.

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The quickest way to get from Annecy to León is to bus and fly and train which costs €65 - €220 and takes 8h 43m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Annecy to León. However, there are services departing from Annecy and arriving at Leon via International Interconnection Hub. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 21h 20m.

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No, there is no direct train from Annecy to León. However, there are services departing from Annecy and arriving at Leon via Valence Tgv Rhone-Alpes Sud, Barcelona-Sants, Atocha and Madrid-Chamartin. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 14h 39m.

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The distance between Annecy and León is 1000 km. The road distance is 1301.7 km.

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The best way to get from Annecy to León without a car is to train which takes 14h 39m and costs €160 - €340.

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It takes approximately 11h 41m to get from Annecy to León, including transfers.

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

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

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The best way to get from Annecy to León is to train which takes 14h 39m and costs €160 - €340. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs €65 - €85 and takes 21h 20m.

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Map of how to get from Annecy to León.
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  • Distance: 1000.3 km
  • Duration: 11h 41m

What companies run services between Annecy, France and León, Spain?

You can take a train from Annecy to León via Valence Tgv Rhone-Alpes Sud, Barcelona-Sants, Madrid-Puerta De Atocha, Atocha, Chamartin, and Madrid-Chamartin in around 14h 39m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Annecy to León via International Interconnection Hub in around 21h 20m.

Airlines
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Geneva to Oviedo via Madrid
Ave. Duration
5h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€70 - €240
Flights from Geneva to Oviedo via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€50 - €200
Flights from Geneva to Oviedo via Barcelona, Madrid
Ave. Duration
7h 30m
When
Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
€55 - €210
Flights from Geneva to Madrid
Ave. Duration
2h 6m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€40 - €350
Flights from Lyon to Madrid
Ave. Duration
1h 53m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€75 - €190
Flights from Lyon to Madrid via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
4h 25m
When
Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
€75 - €280
Flights from Geneva to Santiago de Compostela via Madrid
Ave. Duration
4h 25m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€90 - €290
Flights from Geneva to Santiago de Compostela via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
4h 35m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€100 - €410
Flights from Geneva to Porto via Madrid
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€80 - €210
Flights from Geneva to Valladolid via Madrid, Palma Mallorca
Ave. Duration
9h 55m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
€95 - €280
Flights from Geneva to Valladolid via Barcelona, Palma Mallorca
Ave. Duration
7h 20m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
€80 - €250
Flights from Geneva to Valladolid via Barcelona, Ibiza
Ave. Duration
5h 50m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
€60 - €230
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Geneva to Madrid
Ave. Duration
2h 7m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€35 - €290
Flights from Geneva to Madrid via London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
5h
When
Monday
Estimated price
€35 - €290
Flights from Lyon to Madrid
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
€45 - €170
Flights from Geneva to Santiago de Compostela
Ave. Duration
2h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€90 - €460
Flights from Geneva to Porto
Ave. Duration
2h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€60 - €250
Flights from Geneva to Porto via Ibiza
Ave. Duration
5h 5m
When
Monday, Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
€60 - €250
Flights from Lyon to Biarritz
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Monday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€50 - €280
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Geneva to Oviedo via Madrid
Ave. Duration
5h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€70 - €240
Flights from Geneva to Oviedo via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€50 - €200
Flights from Geneva to Oviedo via Barcelona, Madrid
Ave. Duration
7h 30m
When
Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
€55 - €210
Flights from Geneva to Oviedo via Alicante
Ave. Duration
5h 45m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
€100 - €420
Flights from Geneva to Madrid
Ave. Duration
2h 6m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€40 - €350
Flights from Lyon to Madrid via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
4h 25m
When
Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
€75 - €280
Flights from Geneva to Santiago de Compostela via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
4h 35m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€100 - €410
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Geneva to Santiago de Compostela via Zurich
Ave. Duration
4h 25m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
€75 - €460
Flights from Geneva to Porto
Ave. Duration
2h 18m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€75 - €330
Flights from Geneva to Porto via Zurich
Ave. Duration
4h 35m
When
Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€80 - €350
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Geneva to Madrid via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€130 - €330
Flights from Lyon to Madrid via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€120 - €300
Flights from Lyon to Biarritz
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€85 - €330
TAP Portugal
Website
flytap.com
Flights from Geneva to Madrid via Lisbon
Ave. Duration
5h 10m
When
Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€45 - €300
Flights from Geneva to Porto
Ave. Duration
2h 18m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€75 - €330
Flights from Geneva to Porto via Lisbon
Ave. Duration
5h 5m
When
Friday
Estimated price
€60 - €300
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Geneva to Valladolid via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
4h 45m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
€55 - €210
Flights from Geneva to Valladolid via Palma Mallorca
Ave. Duration
5h 35m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
€95 - €400
Flights from Geneva to Valladolid via Zurich, Palma Mallorca
Ave. Duration
6h 35m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
€110 - €430
Flights from Geneva to Valladolid via Barcelona, Palma Mallorca
Ave. Duration
7h 5m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
€21 - €110
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Geneva to Madrid via Brussels
Ave. Duration
4h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€100 - €170
Flights from Geneva to Porto via Brussels
Ave. Duration
4h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€110 - €280
Volotea
Website
volotea.com
Flights from Geneva to Oviedo via Palma Mallorca
Ave. Duration
4h 45m
When
Thursday
Estimated price
€50 - €230
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Geneva to Madrid via Rome
Ave. Duration
4h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€120 - €280
Train operators
Renfe AVE
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Contact Details
Website
renfe.com
Train from Madrid-Chamartin to Leon
Ave. Duration
1h 56m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
€35 - €75
Website
Renfe AVE
Promo
€35 - €45
Promo+
€40 - €44
Flexible
€55 - €75
Train from Valladolid to Leon
Ave. Duration
1h 1m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
€16 - €45
Website
Renfe AVE
Promo
€16 - €22
Promo+
€22 - €24
Flexible
€30 - €45
Train from Palencia to Leon
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
€12 - €40
Website
Renfe AVE
Promo
€12 - €16
Promo+
€17 - €19
Flexible
€28 - €40
Train from Barcelona-Sants to Madrid-Puerta De Atocha
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€60 - €120
Website
Renfe AVE
Promo
€60 - €80
Promo+
€68 - €73
Flexible
€90 - €120
Renfe Viajeros

Spain's excellent and extensive rail system connects cities across Spain and into neighbouring countries. Renfe's high-speed AVE trains can reach speeds of up to 350km/h, making travel between major cities very efficient. All medium- and long-distance trains require a seat reservation; ticket sales for these trains usually open 30-60 days before travel. Most Renfe trains have two classes: Turista (2nd class) and Preferente (1st class), although some AVE trains offer Turista Plus. There is free WiFi for Preferente passengers and for those with a +Renfe loyalty card.

Rome2rio's guide to Renfe Viajeros
Contact Details
Phone
902 320 320
Website
renfe.com
Train from Madrid-Chamartin to Leon
Ave. Duration
2h 17m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€23 - €29
Website
Renfe Viajeros
Train from Santiago De Compostela to Leon
Ave. Duration
4h 28m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€24 - €30
Website
Renfe Viajeros
Train from Valladolid to Leon
Ave. Duration
1h 6m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
€13 - €17
Website
Renfe Viajeros
Train from San Sebastian/Donostia to Palencia
Ave. Duration
3h 57m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€23 - €29
Website
Renfe Viajeros
Train from Palencia to Leon
Ave. Duration
1h 8m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€11 - €15
Website
Renfe Viajeros
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.

Rome2rio's guide to SNCF
Contact Details
Phone
+33 9 70 60 99 70
Website
sncf.com
Train from Annecy to Valence Tgv Rhone-Alpes Sud
Ave. Duration
2h 51m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€25 - €55
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
€25 - €40
Rail 1st Class
€35 - €55
Renfe SNCF
Website
renfe-sncf.com
Train from Valence Tgv Rhone-Alpes Sud to Barcelona-Sants
Ave. Duration
4h 21m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€55 - €80
Website
renfe-sncf.com
Renfe Feve
Phone
+34 912320320
Website
renfe.com
Train from Amétzola to León
Ave. Duration
7h 28m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€22 - €28
Website
Renfe Feve
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 Genève-Aéroport, gare routière
Ave. Duration
1h 24m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€11 - €16
Website
Transalis
ALSA

A Spanish subsidiary of National Express, ALSA provides bus and coach services across Spain and neighbouring countries including Portugal, France, Germany, the Netherlands, Italy, Poland and Malta. Founded in 1923, ALSA values service and the customer experience. Buses are equipped with communal TV screens showing movies, individual behind-seat screens, ALSA radio, app for books and music, and free WiFi. ALSA services are accessible to people with disabilities, and guide dogs are welcome on all journeys. There are three types of tickets on offer (Frequent Traveller Pass, Share Pass and ALSA Pass), along with discounts for senior citizens, students and children.

Contact Details
Phone
+34 902 42 22 42
Website
alsa.es
Bus from Oviedo to Leon
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€11 - €16
Website
alsa.com
Bus from Aeropuerto Biarritz to San Sebastian
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€5 - €8
Website
alsa.com
Blablabus

As the bus subsidiary of French railway SNCF, Ouibus offers eco-friendly coaches serving 35 French cities and 10 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
1h 20m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€8 - €11
Website
Blablabus
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).

Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Annecy to Lyon Saint Exupéry Airport
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
€9 - €11
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Chaves to Leon
Ave. Duration
4h
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
€15 - €18
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Annecy to International Interconnection Hub
Ave. Duration
18h 20m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
€55 - €70
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from International Interconnection Hub to Leon
Ave. Duration
2h
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
€11 - €14
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Annecy to Bilbao
Ave. Duration
16h 15m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
€50 - €65
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Other operators
VMTransfers
Phone
(+351) 220971653
Email
info@vmtransfers.com
Website
vmtransfers.com
Towncar from Porto Airport to Chaves
Ave. Duration
1h 36m
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
€140 - €170
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Annecy to León bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Leon station.

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