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There are 9 ways to get from Annecy to Rotterdam by train, bus, car, plane or shuttle

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Train via Paris  •  7h 33m

  1. Take the train from Annecy to Paris Gare de Lyon Tgv
  2. Take the train from Paris Nord to Rotterdam Centraal Thalys

€251 - €473

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Bus  •  16h 25m

  1. Take the bus from Annecy to Lyon - Saint-Exupéry Airport BlaBlaCar Bus / ...
  2. Take the bus from Lyon Saint Exupéry Airport to Rotterdam Central Station N760

€49 - €66

7 alternative options

Train  •  9h 26m

  1. Take the train from Annecy to Valence TGV Rhône-Alpes Sud Ter
  2. Take the train from Valence Tgv Rhone-Alpes Sud to Rotterdam Centraal Thalys

€231 - €477

Drive  •  8h 56m

  1. Drive from Annecy to Rotterdam 931.2 km

€110 - €170

Bus to Geneva, fly to Amsterdam Schiphol, train  •  5h 32m

  1. Take the bus from Annecy, Eglise Des Fins to Genève-Aéroport, gare routière
  2. Fly from Geneva (GVA) to Amsterdam Schiphol (AMS) GVA - AMS
  3. Take the train from Schiphol Airport to Rotterdam Centraal

€65 - €241

Bus to Lyon, fly to Amsterdam Schiphol, train  •  5h 28m

  1. Take the bus from Annecy to Lyon - Saint-Exupéry Airport
  2. Fly from Lyon (LYS) to Amsterdam Schiphol (AMS) LYS - AMS
  3. Take the train from Schiphol Airport to Rotterdam Centraal

€78 - €286

Bus to Geneva, fly to Brussels, train  •  7h 2m

  1. Take the bus from Annecy, Eglise Des Fins to Genève-Aéroport, gare routière
  2. Fly from Geneva (GVA) to Brussels (BRU) GVA - BRU
  3. Take the train from Anvers-Central to Rotterdam Centraal

€102 - €249

Bus to Lyon, fly to Brussels, train  •  7h 3m

  1. Take the bus from Annecy to Lyon - Saint-Exupéry Airport
  2. Fly from Lyon (LYS) to Brussels (BRU) LYS - BRU
  3. Take the train from Anvers-Central to Rotterdam Centraal

€100 - €294

Bus, train, shuttle  •  17h 17m

  1. Take the bus from Annecy, Galbert to Genève-Aéroport, gare routière T72
  2. Take the train from Genève-Aéroport to Aigle Re / ...
  3. Take a shuttle bus from Aigle to Den Haag

€203 - €238

Annecy to Rotterdam by train

The train journey time between Annecy and Rotterdam is around 9h 50m and covers a distance of around 1025 km. The fastest train normally takes 7h 30m. Operated by Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS), Transilien and Thalys, the Annecy to Rotterdam train service departs from Annecy and arrives in Rotterdam Centraal. Typically 29 trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Train route overview

Average train time:
9h 50m
Fastest train time:
7h 30m
Train distance:
1025 km
Trains per week:
29
Cheapest price:
€251
Carbon emissions:
54 kg CO2

First and last trains

First train departs at:
06:32
Last train departs at:
18:32

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Annecy to Rotterdam train schedules

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International entry into Netherlands from France

  • Entry is fully open for citizens and permanent residents of France
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Allowed for: Citizens and permanent residents of Netherlands, as well as residents from EU Schengen Area (EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, and Switzerland), Albania, Andorra, Armenia, Aruba, Australia, Azerbaijan, Bonaire, Saint Eustatius and Saba, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brunei, Canada, Curaçao, Cyprus, Faroe Islands, Greenland, Hong Kong, Israel, Japan, Jordan, Kosovo, Lebanon, Macau, Moldova, Monaco, Montenegro, New Zealand, North Macedonia, Qatar, San Marino, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, Singapore, Sint Maarten, South Korea, Svalbard and Jan Mayen, Taiwan, Ukraine, United States and Vatican

Restricted for: Foreign nationals from outside EU Schengen Area with the above exceptions. Argentina, Bangladesh, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, French Guiana, Guyana, India, Myanmar, Nepal, Pakistan, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, South Africa, Suriname, United Kingdom, Uruguay and Venezuela are also restricted

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Conditions of entry into Netherlands from France

  • Travellers with the Digital Green Certificate are exempt from the quarantine. Digital Green Certificate is proof that a person has been vaccinated against COVID-19, received a negative test result, or recovered from COVID-19
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test
This applies to arrivals from France
  • 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 1 days before arrival
This doesn’t apply to citizens and permanent residents of Albania, Armenia, Aruba, Australia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Belgium, Bonaire, Saint Eustatius and Saba, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brunei, Bulgaria, Canada, Croatia, Curaçao, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Faroe Islands, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Greenland, Hong Kong, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Jordan, Kosovo, Latvia, Lebanon, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macau, Malta, Moldova, Monaco, Montenegro, New Zealand, North Macedonia, Norway, Poland, Qatar, Romania, San Marino, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, Singapore, Sint Maarten, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Korea, Svalbard and Jan Mayen, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Ukraine, United States and Vatican
  • Negative COVID-19 test is required to end quarantine early. This test occurs on day 5 in quarantine
This doesn’t apply to citizens and permanent residents of Albania, Armenia, Aruba, Australia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Belgium, Bonaire, Saint Eustatius and Saba, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brunei, Bulgaria, Canada, Croatia, Curaçao, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Faroe Islands, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Greenland, Hong Kong, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Jordan, Kosovo, Latvia, Lebanon, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macau, Malta, Monaco, Montenegro, New Zealand, North Macedonia, Norway, Poland, Qatar, Romania, San Marino, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, Singapore, Sint Maarten, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Korea, Svalbard and Jan Mayen, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Ukraine, United States and Vatican
  • Travellers with the Digital Green Certificate are exempt from the quarantine. Digital Green Certificate is proof that a person has been vaccinated against COVID-19, received a negative test result, or recovered from COVID-19
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test
This applies to arrivals from EU Schengen Area
  • Health declaration required
This applies to arrivals from all countries, with no exceptions

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Rules to follow in Netherlands

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Considerations leaving from France

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

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Yes, entry into Netherlands is currently allowed 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
  • Further restrictions may be implemented at short notice

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Rotterdam is 1351.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Rotterdam is mandatory.

The social distance requirement in Rotterdam is 1.5 metres.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 1351.

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

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Last updated: 28 Jul 2021
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The cheapest way to get from Annecy to Rotterdam is to bus which costs €45 - €70 and takes 16h 25m.

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The quickest way to get from Annecy to Rotterdam is to bus and fly and train which costs €75 - €290 and takes 5h 28m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Annecy to Rotterdam station. However, there are services departing from Annecy and arriving at Rotterdam Central Station via Lyon Saint Exupéry Airport. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 16h 25m.

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No, there is no direct train from Annecy to Rotterdam. However, there are services departing from Annecy and arriving at Rotterdam Centraal via Paris Gare De Lyon and Paris Nord. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7h 33m.

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It is 679 km from Annecy to Rotterdam. It is approximately 931.2 km to drive.

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The best way to get from Annecy to Rotterdam without a car is to train via Paris which takes 7h 33m and costs €250 - €480.

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It takes approximately 7h 33m to get from Annecy to Rotterdam, including transfers.

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

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Annecy to Rotterdam train services, operated by Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS), depart from Annecy station.

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The best way to get from Annecy to Rotterdam is to train via Paris which takes 7h 33m and costs €250 - €480. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs €45 - €70 and takes 16h 25m.

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Map of how to get from Annecy to Rotterdam.
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  • Distance: 679.4 km
  • Duration: 7h 33m

What companies run services between Annecy, France and Rotterdam, Netherlands?

You can take a train from Annecy to Rotterdam via Paris Gare de Lyon, Paris Gare De Lyon, and Paris Nord in around 7h 33m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Annecy to Rotterdam via Lyon - Saint-Exupéry Airport and Lyon Saint Exupéry Airport in around 16h 25m.

Airlines
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Geneva to Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€45 - €180
Flights from Geneva to Amsterdam Schiphol via London Luton
Ave. Duration
4h 5m
When
Friday
Estimated price
€45 - €180
Flights from Lyon to Amsterdam Schiphol via London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
3h 45m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
€90 - €260
Flights from Geneva to Brussels
Ave. Duration
1h 18m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€50 - €200
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Geneva to Amsterdam Schiphol via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 53m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€100 - €250
Flights from Lyon to Amsterdam Schiphol via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€150 - €380
Flights from Geneva to Brussels via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€100 - €650
Flights from Lyon to Brussels via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€110 - €340
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Geneva to Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
1h 41m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€95 - €330
Flights from Lyon to Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
1h 38m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€95 - €350
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Geneva to Amsterdam Schiphol via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
3h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€130 - €280
Flights from Lyon to Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
1h 38m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€95 - €350
Flights from Lyon to Amsterdam Schiphol via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
3h 41m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€95 - €210
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Geneva to Amsterdam Schiphol via Zurich
Ave. Duration
4h 7m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€100 - €250
Flights from Geneva to Brussels
Ave. Duration
1h 18m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€55 - €290
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Geneva to Brussels
Ave. Duration
1h 18m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€55 - €290
Flights from Lyon to Brussels
Ave. Duration
1h 22m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€50 - €250
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 Annecy to Paris Gare de Lyon
Ave. Duration
3h 44m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
€150 - €270
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Annecy to Valence TGV Rhône-Alpes Sud
Ave. Duration
2h 51m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
€60 - €110
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Genève-Aéroport to Aigle
Ave. Duration
1h 34m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
€30 - €60
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Thalys
Phone
+32 70 66 77 88
Website
thalys.com
Train from Paris Nord to Rotterdam Centraal
Ave. Duration
2h 37m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
€95 - €200
Website
Thalys
Standard
€95 - €140
Comfort
€110 - €150
Premium
€140 - €200
Train from Valence Tgv Rhone-Alpes Sud to Rotterdam Centraal
Ave. Duration
5h 35m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
€170 - €370
Website
Thalys
Standard
€170 - €240
Comfort
€190 - €250
Premium
€270 - €370
Train from Schiphol Airport to Rotterdam Centraal
Ave. Duration
20 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
€40 - €75
Website
Thalys
Standard
€40 - €55
Comfort
€50 - €70
Premium
€50 - €75
Train from Anvers-Central to Rotterdam Centraal
Ave. Duration
32 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
€45 - €90
Website
Thalys
Standard
€45 - €65
Comfort
€55 - €75
Premium
€60 - €90
Dutch Railways (NS)

Dutch Railways (NS) is the main passenger railway operator in the Netherlands. Founded in 1938, NS connects all major cities in the Netherlands, and offers night trains, international trains, Intercity direct, and trains to and from the airport. NS International is the international subsidiary of NS; their services include high-speed trains such as Thalys, ICE International, Eurostar and TGV, to major European hubs including Paris, London, Brussels, Berlin, Cologne, Frankfurt and Lille.

Contact Details
Phone
+31 30 751 5155
Website
ns.nl
Train from Schiphol Airport to Rotterdam Centraal
Ave. Duration
26 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
€9 - €21
Website
Dutch Railways (NS)
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Netherlands Rail Pass
2nd Class
€9 - €13
1st Class
€16 - €21
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 Lyon - Saint-Exupéry Airport
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
€8 - €11
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).

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Annecy to Lyon Saint Exupéry Airport
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€9 - €11
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Lyon Saint Exupéry Airport to Rotterdam Central Station
Ave. Duration
14h 5m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
€40 - €55
Website
flixbus.co.uk
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
Bus from Annecy, Galbert to Genève-Aéroport, gare routière
Ave. Duration
1h 26m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€11 - €16
Website
Transalis
Starliner
Phone
+31 (0) 172-881316
Email
info@starliner.nl
Website
starliner.nl
Shuttle from Aigle to Den Haag
Ave. Duration
12h 47m
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
€160
Book at
Starliner

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