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There are 7 ways to get from Annecy to Nice Observatory by train, bus, car or plane

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Train  •  9h 23m

  1. Take the train from Aix-les-Bains-le-Revard to Lyon Part Dieu K523 / ...
  2. Take the train from Lyon Part Dieu to Nice-Ville Tgv

€97 - €166

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Bus via Turin  •  9h 31m

  1. Take the bus from Annecy to Turin 1725
  2. Take the bus from Turin to Nice N1719

€31 - €38

5 alternative options

Train, bus  •  10h 14m

  1. Take the train from Annecy to Grenoble Ter
  2. Take the bus from GRENOBLE - Gare Routière - GRENOBLE to NICE - Gare Routière - NICE Ler 31

Bus  •  11h 33m

  1. Take the bus from Annecy to Nice Airport N739

€35 - €41

Drive  •  5h 24m

  1. Drive from Annecy to Nice Observatory 526.7 km

€55 - €85

Bus to Lyon, fly  •  4h 31m

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

€68 - €205

Bus to Geneva, fly  •  5h 40m

  1. Take the bus from Annecy, Eglise Des Fins to Genève-Aéroport, gare routière
  2. Fly from Geneva (GVA) to Nice (NCE) GVA - NCE

€45 - €160

Annecy to Nice Observatory by bus, tram and walk

The journey time between Annecy and Nice Observatory is around 11h 24m and covers a distance of around 685 km. The fastest journey normally takes 11h 17m. Services are operated by FlixBus and Zou! Alpes-Maritimes. Typically six services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Route overview

Average journey time:
11h 24m
Fastest journey time:
11h 17m
Journey distance:
685 km
Services per week:
6
Cheapest price:
€35
Carbon emissions:
84 kg CO2

First and last service

First service departs at:
21:40
Last service departs at:
21:40

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Annecy to Nice Observatory bus, tram and walk schedules

Annecy → Nice Observatory
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The cost-effective way to get from Annecy to Nice Observatory is to bus via Turin, which costs €30 - €40 and takes 9h 31m.

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The quickest way to get from Annecy to Nice Observatory is to bus and fly which costs €65 - €210 and takes 4h 31m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Annecy to Nice Observatory. However, there are services departing from Annecy and arriving at Pont Michel via Turin and Vauban. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 9h 31m.

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No, there is no direct train from Annecy to Nice Observatory. However, there are services departing from Annecy and arriving at Nice Pont Michel via Aix-les-Bains-le-Revard, Lyon Part Dieu and Nice Ville. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 9h 23m.

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The distance between Annecy and Nice Observatory is 260 km. The road distance is 526.7 km.

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The best way to get from Annecy to Nice Observatory without a car is to train which takes 9h 23m and costs €95 - €170.

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It takes approximately 9h 23m to get from Annecy to Nice Observatory, including transfers.

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

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Annecy to Nice Observatory train services, operated by Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS), depart from Aix-les-Bains-le-Revard station.

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The best way to get from Annecy to Nice Observatory is to train which takes 9h 23m and costs €95 - €170. Alternatively, you can bus via Turin, which costs €30 - €40 and takes 9h 31m.

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Map of how to get from Annecy to Nice Observatory.
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  • Distance: 259.6 km
  • Duration: 9h 23m

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

You can take a train from Annecy to Nice Observatory via Aix-les-Bains-le-Revard, Lyon Part Dieu, Nice Ville, and Nice Pont Michel in around 9h 23m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Annecy to Nice Observatory via Turin, Vauban, and Pont Michel in around 9h 31m.

Airlines
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Geneva to Nice
Ave. Duration
1h 3m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€35 - €150
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Lyon to Nice
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€85 - €310
Nouvel Air Tunisie
Website
nouvelair.com
Flights from Lyon to Nice
Ave. Duration
1h
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
€140 - €450
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Geneva to Nice
Ave. Duration
1h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€50 - €280
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 Aix-les-Bains-le-Revard to Lyon Part Dieu
Ave. Duration
1h 11m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€30 - €55
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Lyon Part Dieu to Nice-Ville
Ave. Duration
4h 31m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
€130 - €250
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.

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Contact Details
Phone
+33 9 70 60 99 70
Website
sncf.com
Train from Aix Les Bains Le Revard to Lyon Part Dieu
Ave. Duration
1h 11m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€13 - €24
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
€13 - €19
Rail 1st Class
€16 - €24
Train from Annecy to Grenoble
Ave. Duration
1h 43m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
€15 - €35
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
€15 - €23
Rail 1st Class
€24 - €35
TGV inOui

France’s high-speed TGV train network runs at speeds of up to 320km/h connecting major cities across France and into neighbouring countries. All TGV tickets include a seat reservation; seating is 1+2 in 1st class, 2+2 in 2nd class. Popular routes include Paris to Marseille and Paris to Strasbourg. Most TGVs have a cafe area, power points at each seat and WiFi.

Contact Details
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Lyon Part Dieu to Nice Ville
Ave. Duration
4h 31m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
€65 - €100
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
€65 - €80
1st Class
€85 - €100
Bus operators
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).

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Annecy to Turin
Ave. Duration
3h 45m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€14 - €18
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Turin to Nice
Ave. Duration
3h 45m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€15 - €19
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Annecy to Nice Airport
Ave. Duration
10h 5m
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
€30 - €40
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Annecy to Lyon Saint Exupéry Airport
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€9 - €11
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Zou! LER
Phone
+33 4 91 57 50 57
Email
webpresse@maregionsud.fr
Website
zou.maregionsud.fr
Bus from GRENOBLE - Gare Routière - GRENOBLE to NICE - Gare Routière - NICE
Ave. Duration
6h 30m
Frequency
4 times a day
Website
Zou! LER
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
3 times a day
Estimated price
€8 - €11
Website
Blablabus
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

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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 Observatory bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Nice station.

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Annecy to Nice Observatory train services, operated by Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS), arrive at Nice-Ville station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Annecy to Nice Observatory is 527 km. It takes approximately 5h 24m to drive from Annecy to Nice Observatory.

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

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