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Bus  •  2h 15m

  1. Take the bus from Annecy to Chamonix Sud - Bus station BlaBlaCar Bus / ...

€7 - €10

3 alternative options

Train  •  2h 25m

  1. Take the train from Annecy to St Gervais Les Bains Le Fayet Ter

€15 - €41

Train via La Roche-sur-Foron  •  2h 42m

  1. Take the train from Annecy to La Roche Sur Foron Ter
  2. Take the train from La Roche-sur-Foron to St-Gervais-les-Bains-le-Fayet L3 / ...

€15 - €42

Drive  •  57 min

  1. Drive from Annecy to Les Houches 87 km

€9 - €14

Annecy to Les Houches by train

The train journey time between Annecy and Les Houches is around 3h 1m and covers a distance of around 96 km. The fastest train normally takes 3h 1m. Services are operated by SNCF and Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS). Typically 15 trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Train route overview

Average train time:
3h 1m
Fastest train time:
3h 1m
Train distance:
96 km
Trains per week:
15
Cheapest price:
€22
Carbon emissions:
5 kg CO2

First and last trains

First train departs at:
15:52
Last train departs at:
17:52

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Annecy to Les Houches train schedules

Annecy → Les Houches
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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Les Houches is 800 130 000.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Les Houches is mandatory.

The social distance requirement in Les Houches is 1 metre.

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The cheapest way to get from Annecy to Les Houches is to bus which costs €7 - €10 and takes 2h 15m.

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The quickest way to get from Annecy to Les Houches is to drive which costs €9 - €14 and takes 57 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Annecy to Les Houches. However, there are services departing from Annecy and arriving at Les Houches - mairie via Chamonix sud. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2h 15m.

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No, there is no direct train from Annecy to Les Houches. However, there are services departing from Annecy and arriving at Les Houches via St-Gervais-les-Bains-le-Fayet. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2h 25m.

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The distance between Annecy and Les Houches is 52 km. The road distance is 87 km.

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The best way to get from Annecy to Les Houches without a car is to bus which takes 2h 15m and costs €7 - €10.

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It takes approximately 2h 15m to get from Annecy to Les Houches, including transfers.

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Annecy to Les Houches bus services, operated by Blablabus, depart from Annecy station.

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

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The best way to get from Annecy to Les Houches is to bus which takes 2h 15m and costs €7 - €10. Alternatively, you can train, which costs €14 - €45 and takes 2h 25m.

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Map of how to get from Annecy to Les Houches.
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  • Distance: 52.2 km
  • Duration: 2h 15m

What companies run services between Annecy, France and Les Houches, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, France?

Blablabus operates a bus from Annecy to Chamonix Sud - Bus station 3 times a day. Tickets cost €8 - €10 and the journey takes 1h 35m. FlixBus also services this route twice daily. Alternatively, SNCF operates a train from Annecy to St Gervais Les Bains Le Fayet twice daily. Tickets cost €11 - €28 and the journey takes 1h 37m.

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 St Gervais Les Bains Le Fayet
Ave. Duration
1h 37m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€11 - €28
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
€11 - €17
Rail 1st Class
€19 - €28
Train from Annecy to La Roche Sur Foron
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€6 - €19
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
€6 - €10
Rail 1st Class
€12 - €19
Train from La Roche Sur Foron to St Gervais Les Bains Le Fayet
Ave. Duration
52 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
€7 - €21
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
€7 - €11
Rail 1st Class
€14 - €21
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 La Roche-sur-Foron to St-Gervais-les-Bains-le-Fayet
Ave. Duration
52 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€19 - €35
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Bus operators
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 Chamonix Sud - Bus station
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
€8 - €10
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 Chamonix
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€7 - €10
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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Annecy to Les Houches bus services, operated by Blablabus, arrive at Chamonix Sud - Bus station.

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Annecy to Les Houches train services, operated by SNCF, arrive at St Gervais Les Bains Le Fayet station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Annecy to Les Houches is 87 km. It takes approximately 57 min to drive from Annecy to Les Houches.

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