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There are 12 ways to get from Annecy to Loire Valley by train, bus, car or plane

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

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Train via Paris  •  6h 45m

  1. Take the train from Annecy to Paris Gare de Lyon Tgv
  2. Take the train from Paris Montparnasse to Tours Tgv

139€ - 158€

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Bus  •  10h 4m

  1. Take the bus from Annecy to Lyon, Lyon Perrache 766 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Lyon, Lyon Perrache to Tours N724 / ...

20€ - 52€

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Train  •  6h 46m

  1. Take the train from Annecy to Lyon Part Dieu
  2. Take the train from Lyon Part Dieu to St-Pierre-des-Corps Tgv / ...

100€ - 165€

Bus via Lyon  •  11h 18m

  1. Take the bus from Gare de Annecy to Lyon-Part-Dieu-Gare-Rou Cars Lyon - Annecy
  2. Take the bus from Lyon to Tours

45€ - 71€

Drive  •  5h 50m

  1. Drive from Annecy to Loire Valley 389.3 miles

70€ - 110€

Bus to Lyon, fly to Poitiers, train  •  5h 47m

  1. Take the bus from Annecy to Lyon - Saint-Exupéry Airport
  2. Fly from Lyon (LYS) to Poitiers (PIS) LYS - PIS
  3. Take the train from Poitiers to St-Pierre-des-Corps

118€ - 475€

Bus to Lyon, fly to Nantes, train  •  7h 17m

  1. Take the bus from Annecy to Lyon - Saint-Exupéry Airport
  2. Fly from Lyon (LYS) to Nantes (NTE) LYS - NTE
  3. Take the train from Nantes to Tours

64€ - 208€

Bus to Lyon, fly to Paris Orly, train  •  6h 34m

  1. Take the bus from Annecy to Lyon - Saint-Exupéry Airport
  2. Fly from Lyon (LYS) to Paris Orly (ORY) LYS - ORY
  3. Take the train from Paris Montparnasse to Tours

102€ - 284€

Bus to Lyon, fly to Paris CDG, train  •  6h 47m

  1. Take the bus from Annecy to Lyon - Saint-Exupéry Airport
  2. Fly from Lyon (LYS) to Paris CDG (CDG) LYS - CDG
  3. Take the train from Aeroport Paris-Charles de Gaulle TGV to St-Pierre-des-Corps

85€ - 277€

Fly Geneva to Paris Orly, train  •  7h 51m

  1. Fly from Geneva (GVA) to Paris Orly (ORY) GVA - ORY
  2. Take the train from Paris Montparnasse to Tours

90€ - 242€

Fly Geneva to Paris CDG, train  •  8h 4m

  1. Fly from Geneva (GVA) to Paris CDG (CDG) GVA - CDG
  2. Take the train from Aeroport Paris-Charles de Gaulle TGV to St-Pierre-des-Corps

83€ - 265€

Fly Geneva to Nantes, train  •  8h 44m

  1. Fly from Geneva (GVA) to Nantes (NTE) GVA - NTE
  2. Take the train from Nantes to Tours

72€ - 266€

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Annecy to Loire Valley is to bus which costs 19€ - 55€ and takes 10h 4m.

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The quickest way to get from Annecy to Loire Valley is to bus and fly and train which costs 110€ - 480€ and takes 5h 47m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Annecy to Loire Valley. However, there are services departing from Annecy and arriving at Tours via Lyon, Lyon Perrache. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 10h 4m.

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No, there is no direct train from Annecy to Loire Valley. However, there are services departing from Annecy and arriving at Tours via Lyon Part Dieu and St-Pierre-des-Corps. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6h 46m.

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The distance between Annecy and Loire Valley is 446 km. The road distance is 622.9 km.

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The best way to get from Annecy to Loire Valley without a car is to train via Paris which takes 6h 45m and costs 130€ - 160€.

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It takes approximately 6h 45m to get from Annecy to Loire Valley, including transfers.

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

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

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The best way to get from Annecy to Loire Valley is to train via Paris which takes 6h 45m and costs 130€ - 160€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 19€ - 55€ and takes 10h 4m.

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Map of how to get from Annecy to Loire Valley.
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  • Distance: 278.7 miles
  • Duration: 6h 45m

What companies run services between Annecy, France and Loire Valley, France?

You can take a train from Annecy to Loire Valley via Paris Gare de Lyon, Gare de Lyon, Bercy, Montparnasse-Bienvenue, Paris Montparnasse, and Tours in around 6h 45m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Annecy to Loire Valley via Lyon, Lyon Perrache and Tours in around 10h 4m.

Airlines
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Lyon to Poitiers
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
170€ - 600€
Flights from Lyon to Nantes
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
65€ - 370€
Flights from Lyon to Nantes via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
65€ - 350€
Flights from Lyon to Nantes via Paris Orly
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
65€ - 350€
Flights from Lyon to Paris Orly
Ave. Duration
1h 6m
When
Every day
Estimated price
45€ - 330€
Flights from Lyon to Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
45€ - 270€
Flights from Geneva to Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
1h 13m
When
Every day
Estimated price
45€ - 320€
Flights from Geneva to Nantes via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
3h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
140€ - 480€
Hop!
Website
hop.com
Flights from Lyon to Poitiers
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
170€ - 600€
Flights from Lyon to Nantes
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
65€ - 370€
Flights from Lyon to Nantes via Paris Orly
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
65€ - 350€
Flights from Lyon to Paris Orly
Ave. Duration
1h 6m
When
Every day
Estimated price
45€ - 330€
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Lyon to Nantes
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
50€ - 310€
Flights from Geneva to Paris Orly
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
40€ - 210€
Flights from Geneva to Nantes
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
75€ - 380€
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Geneva to Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
1h 13m
When
Every day
Estimated price
45€ - 320€
Flights from Geneva to Paris CDG via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
100€ - 370€
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Geneva to Paris CDG via Brussels
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
350€ - 3100€
Flights from Geneva to Nantes via Brussels
Ave. Duration
3h 45m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
160€ - 650€
XL Airways France
Website
xl.com
Flights from Lyon to Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
27€ - 120€
Train operators
inOui TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Annecy to Paris Gare de Lyon
Ave. Duration
3h 48m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
95€ - 110€
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
95€ - 110€
1st Class
130€ - 190€
Train from Paris Montparnasse to Tours
Ave. Duration
1h 17m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
40€ - 50€
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
40€ - 50€
1st Class
60€ - 80€
Train from Lyon Part Dieu to St-Pierre-des-Corps
Ave. Duration
3h 12m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
105€ - 120€
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
105€ - 120€
1st Class
140€ - 210€
Train from Poitiers to St-Pierre-des-Corps
Ave. Duration
30m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
21€ - 26€
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
21€ - 26€
1st Class
37€ - 40€
Train from Aeroport Paris-Charles de Gaulle TGV to St-Pierre-des-Corps
Ave. Duration
1h 42m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
35€ - 50€
Website
en.oui.sncf
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 Lyon Part Dieu
Ave. Duration
1h 59m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
24€ - 35€
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
24€ - 35€
1st Class
30€ - 50€
Train from Lyon Part Dieu to St-Pierre-des-Corps
Ave. Duration
5h 6m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
70€ - 110€
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
70€ - 110€
1st Class
110€ - 170€
Train from Nantes to Tours
Ave. Duration
1h 49m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
28€ - 40€
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
28€ - 40€
1st Class
35€ - 60€
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 Lyon, Lyon Perrache
Ave. Duration
2h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
7€ - 12€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Lyon, Lyon Perrache to Tours
Ave. Duration
6h 40m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
24€ - 40€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Ouibus

As the bus subsidiary of French railway SNCF, Ouibus offers comfortable, eco-friendly coaches serving 35 French cities and 11 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 - Perrache Bus Station
Ave. Duration
2h 15m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
4€ - 7€
Website
Ouibus
Bus from Lyon - Perrache Bus Station to Tours
Ave. Duration
7h 30m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
15€ - 22€
Website
Ouibus
Bus from Annecy to Lyon - Saint-Exupéry Airport
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
4€ - 6€
Website
Ouibus
Isilines
Phone
0 892 89 12 00
Website
isilines.com
Bus from Lyon to Tours
Ave. Duration
7h 39m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
21€ - 40€
Schedules at
isilines.com

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The quickest flight from Lyon Airport to Poitiers Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 10m.

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Annecy to Loire Valley bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Tours station.

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Annecy to Loire Valley train services, operated by inOui TGV, arrive at St-Pierre-des-Corps station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Annecy to Loire Valley is 623 km. It takes approximately 5h 50m to drive from Annecy to Loire Valley.

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Air France and Hop! offer flights from Lyon Airport to Poitiers Airport.

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There are 651+ hotels available in Loire Valley. Prices start at 60€ per night.

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The best way to get from Annecy to Geneva Airport is to bus which takes 1h 32m and costs 2€ - 15€.

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