There are 8 ways to get from Annecy to Nice by train, bus, rideshare, 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  •  7 h 30 min

  1. Take the train from Annecy to Valence TGV
  2. Take the train from Valence TGV to Nice Ville Tgv

$119 - $147

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Rideshare  •  6 h 15 min

  1. Take the rideshare from Annecy to Nice 363.4 miles

$40

6 alternative options

Train via Lyon Part Dieu  •  7 h 34 min

  1. Take the train from Annecy to Lyon Part Dieu
  2. Take the train from Lyon Part Dieu to Nice Ville Tgv

$128 - $159

Bus  •  8 h 45 min

  1. Take the bus from Annecy to Turin, Torino 1725
  2. Take the bus from Turin to Nice

$64 - $104

Train, bus  •  9 h 23 min

  1. Take the train from Annecy to Grenoble
  2. Take the bus from Grenoble - Gare Routière to Nice - Gare Routière Vauban 31

$73 - $103

Drive  •  5 h 18 min

  1. Drive from Annecy to Nice 362.9 miles

$75 - $120

Bus to Lyon, fly  •  3 h 57 min

  1. Take the bus from Annecy to Lyon - Saint-Exupéry Airport
  2. Fly from Lyon (LYS) to Nice (NCE) LYS - NCE

$59 - $281

Bus to Geneva, fly  •  5 h 12 min

  1. Take the bus from Annecy - Eglise des Fins to Genève Airport
  2. Fly from Geneva (GVA) to Nice (NCE) GVA - NCE

$56 - $151

Questions & Answers

No, there is no direct bus from Annecy to Nice. However, there are services departing from Annecy and arriving at Nice via Turin. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 8 h 45 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Annecy to Nice. However, there are services departing from Annecy and arriving at Nice Ville via Valence TGV. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7 h 30 min.

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The distance between Annecy and Nice is 261 km. The road distance is 580.6 km.

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The best way to get from Annecy to Nice without a car is to train which takes 7 h 30 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 7 h 30 min to get from Annecy to Nice, including transfers.

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

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

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The best way to get from Annecy to Nice is to train which takes 7 h 30 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 8 h 45 min.

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The quickest flight from Lyon Airport to Nice Airport is the direct flight which takes 55 min.

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Annecy to Nice bus services, operated by Eurolines FR, arrive at Nice station.

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Map of how to get from Annecy to Nice.
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  • Distance: 163.1 miles
  • Duration: 7 h 30 min

What companies run services between Annecy, France and Nice, France?

You can take a train from Annecy to Nice via Valence TGV in around 7 h 30 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Annecy to Nice via Turin, Torino and Turin in around 8 h 45 min.

Airlines
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Geneva to Nice
Ave. Duration
1 h 4 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $190
Hop!
Website
hop.com
Flights from Lyon to Nice
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $450
Nouvel Air Tunisie
Website
nouvelair.com
Flights from Lyon to Nice
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
$30 - $260
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Geneva to Nice
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$35 - $240
Train operators
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 Valence TGV
Ave. Duration
2 h 56 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$30 - $50
1st Class
$45 - $75
Train from Annecy to Lyon Part Dieu
Ave. Duration
1 h 59 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$27 - $40
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$27 - $40
1st Class
$35 - $60
Train from Annecy to Grenoble
Ave. Duration
1 h 48 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$23 - $35
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$23 - $35
1st Class
$30 - $50
inOui TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Valence TGV to Nice Ville
Ave. Duration
3 h 34 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$85 - $100
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$85 - $100
1st Class
$120 - $170
Train from Lyon Part Dieu to Nice Ville
Ave. Duration
4 h 35 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$100 - $120
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$100 - $120
1st Class
$140 - $210
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 Turin, Torino
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$14 - $24
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Eurolines FR
Lignes Express
Phone
0 821 202 203
Website
info-ler.fr
Bus from Grenoble - Gare Routière to Nice - Gare Routière Vauban
Ave. Duration
6 h 35 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$50 - $70
Schedules at
info-ler.fr
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 - Saint-Exupéry Airport
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$5 - $7
Website
Ouibus
Transdev Haute-Savoie
Phone
+33 4 50 51 08 51
Website
transdevhautesavoie.com
Bus from Annecy - Eglise des Fins to Genève Airport
Ave. Duration
1 h 23 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$12 - $18
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 Nice
Ave. Duration
6 h 15 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$40
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

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Annecy to Nice train services, operated by inOui TGV, arrive at Nice Ville station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Annecy to Nice is 581 km. It takes approximately 5 h 18 min to drive from Annecy to Nice.

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Nouvel Air Tunisie and Hop! offer flights from Lyon Airport to Nice Airport.

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There are 3812+ hotels available in Nice. Prices start at $86 USD per night.

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Check out Blablacar's carpooling service for rideshare options between Annecy and Nice. A great option if you don't have a driver's licence or want to avoid public transport.

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