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There are 5 ways to get from Annecy to Montreux Jazz Festival by bus, train or car

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Recommended option

Bus, train  •  2h 55m

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

SFr 20 - SFr 45

Cheapest option

Bus  •  3h 24m

  1. Take the bus from Annecy to Lausanne P+R 1739 / ...

SFr 18 - SFr 32

3 alternative options

Bus, train via Lancy-Bachet, gare  •  2h 55m

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

SFr 20 - SFr 45

Train  •  3h 13m

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

SFr 23 - SFr 58

Drive  •  1h 23m

  1. Drive from Annecy to Montreux Jazz Festival 131.5 km

SFr 15 - SFr 23

Annecy to Montreux Jazz Festival by bus, train and walk

The journey time between Annecy and Montreux Jazz Festival is around 3h 24m and covers a distance of around 134 km. The fastest journey normally takes 2h 57m. Operated by Transalis, Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS) and SNCF, the Annecy to Montreux Jazz Festival service departs from Galbert and arrives in Montreux Jazz Festival. Typically 25 services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Route overview

Average journey time:
3h 24m
Fastest journey time:
2h 57m
Journey distance:
134 km
Services per week:
25
Cheapest price:
SFr 37
Carbon emissions:
10 kg CO2

First and last service

First service departs at:
05:34
Last service departs at:
16:04

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Annecy to Montreux Jazz Festival bus, train and walk schedules

France → Switzerland
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International entry into Switzerland from France

  • Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of France
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Allowed for: All visitors

Restricted for: There are no current restrictions

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Conditions of entry into Switzerland from France

  • 10-day mandatory quarantine and a negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before boarding for all arrivals by air
  • Entry is allowed only for fully vaccinated travellers
This applies to arrivals from Paris, Centre-Val de Loire, Hauts-de-France, Normandy and Pays de la Loire in France
  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test and can bypass compulsory quarantine on arrival (certificate required)
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test and can bypass compulsory quarantine on arrival
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test
  • Health declaration required
  • Health declaration required
This applies to arrivals from all countries, with no exceptions
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  • 10-day mandatory quarantine and a negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
This also applies to arrivals from the following regions:
France: Paris, Centre-Val de Loire, Hauts-de-France, Normandy, Pays de la Loire

This applies to arrivals from India, Nepal and United Kingdom
  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before boarding for all arrivals by air
This doesn't apply to arrivals from: India, Nepal and United Kingdom
  • Entry is allowed only for fully vaccinated travellers
This doesn't apply to arrivals from: EU Schengen Area, Albania, Andorra, Armenia, Australia, Azerbaijan, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brunei, Canada, Hong Kong, Israel, Japan, Jordan, Kosovo, Lebanon, Macau, Moldova, Monaco, Montenegro, New Zealand, North Macedonia, Qatar, Rwanda, San Marino, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, Thailand, United States and Vatican
  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test and can bypass compulsory quarantine on arrival (certificate required)
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test and can bypass compulsory quarantine on arrival
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test
  • Health declaration required
  • Health declaration required
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Rules to follow in Switzerland

1.5m

Mandatory

Mandatory

Considerations leaving from France

The official advice is to avoid non-essential international travel to high risk countries

Frequently Asked Questions


Yes, but conditions apply when entering Switzerland 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
  • Observe COVID-19 safety rules
  • Regional restriction measures in place

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Montreux Jazz Festival is 0041 58 463 00 00.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Montreux Jazz Festival is mandatory.

The social distance requirement in Montreux Jazz Festival is 1.5 metres.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 0041 58 463 00 00.

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

See options for return travel.

Last updated: 29 Jul 2021
Exceptions may apply, for full details: Swiss Federal Office of Public Health.

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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Annecy to Montreux Jazz Festival is to drive which costs €14 - €22 and takes 1h 23m.

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The quickest way to get from Annecy to Montreux Jazz Festival is to drive which costs €14 - €22 and takes 1h 23m.

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No, there is no direct train from Annecy to Montreux Jazz Festival. However, there are services departing from Annecy and arriving at Montreux via Annemasse. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3h 13m.

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The distance between Annecy and Montreux Jazz Festival is 84 km. The road distance is 131.5 km.

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The best way to get from Annecy to Montreux Jazz Festival without a car is to bus and train which takes 2h 55m and costs €18 - €45.

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It takes approximately 2h 55m to get from Annecy to Montreux Jazz Festival, including transfers.

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Annecy to Montreux Jazz Festival train services, operated by SNCF, depart from Annecy station.

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The best way to get from Annecy to Montreux Jazz Festival is to train which takes 3h 13m and costs €21 - €55. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs €16 - €30 and takes 3h 24m.

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Annecy to Montreux Jazz Festival train services, operated by Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS), arrive at Montreux station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Annecy to Montreux Jazz Festival is 132 km. It takes approximately 1h 23m to drive from Annecy to Montreux Jazz Festival.

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Map of how to get from Annecy to Montreux Jazz Festival.
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  • Distance: 84.1 km
  • Duration: 2h 55m

What companies run services between Annecy, France and Montreux Jazz Festival, Switzerland?

You can take a train from Annecy to Montreux Jazz Festival via Annemasse and Montreux in around 3h 13m. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Annecy to Lausanne P+R twice daily. Tickets cost SFr 9 - SFr 11 and the journey takes 2h 15m.

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 Pont-Rouge to Montreux
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
SFr 30 - SFr 60
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Lancy-Bachet to Montreux
Ave. Duration
1h 27m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
SFr 30 - SFr 60
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Annemasse to Montreux
Ave. Duration
1h 41m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
SFr 35 - SFr 65
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.

Rome2rio's guide to SNCF
Contact Details
Phone
+33 9 70 60 99 70
Website
sncf.com
Train from Lancy Pont-Rouge to Montreux
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
SFr 13 - SFr 35
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
SFr 13 - SFr 19
Rail 1st Class
SFr 21 - SFr 35
Train from Lancy-Bachet to Montreux
Ave. Duration
1h 27m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
SFr 13 - SFr 35
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
SFr 13 - SFr 19
Rail 1st Class
SFr 21 - SFr 35
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 13
Rail 1st Class
SFr 16 - SFr 24
Train from Annemasse to Montreux
Ave. Duration
1h 41m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
SFr 14 - SFr 35
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
SFr 14 - SFr 21
Rail 1st Class
SFr 23 - SFr 35
Bus operators
Transalis
Phone
+33 4 50 51 08 51
Email
commercial.crolard@transdev.com
Website
transalis.fr
Bus from Galbert to Etoile P+r
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
SFr 7 - SFr 11
Website
Transalis
Bus from Annecy, Eglise Des Fins to Lancy-Bachet, gare
Ave. Duration
58 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
SFr 7 - SFr 10
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).

Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
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 15m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
SFr 9 - SFr 11
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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