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Train  •  3h 15m

  1. Take the train from Annecy to Aix Les Bains Le Revard Ter / ...
  2. Take the train from Aix-les-Bains-le-Revard to Lyon Part Dieu Ter
  3. Take the train from Lyon Part Dieu to Saint-Étienne Châteaucreux Tgv / ...

€28 - €75

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Rideshare  •  2h 30m

  1. Take the rideshare from Annecy to Saint-Étienne 187.7 km

€13

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Bus via Lyon Airport (LYS)  •  3h 35m

  1. Take the bus from Annecy to Lyon - Saint-Exupéry Airport BlaBlaCar Bus / ...
  2. Take the bus from Lyon - Saint-Exupéry Airport to Saint-Etienne BlaBlaCar Bus

€16 - €21

Bus, train  •  3h 53m

  1. Take the bus from Annecy to Lyon
  2. Take the train from Lyon Perrache to Saint-Étienne Châteaucreux K110 / ...

€25 - €54

Bus  •  4h 35m

  1. Take the bus from Annecy to Saint-Étienne N1157

€15 - €19

Drive  •  1h 55m

  1. Drive from Annecy to Saint-Étienne 186.3 km

€20 - €30

Annecy to Saint-Étienne by train

The train journey time between Annecy and Saint-Étienne is around 3h 53m and covers a distance of around 217 km. The fastest train normally takes 3h 7m. Operated by SNCF, TGV inOui and Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS), the Annecy to Saint-Étienne train service departs from Annecy and arrives in Saint-Étienne Châteaucreux. Typically 85 trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Train route overview

Average train time:
3h 53m
Fastest train time:
3h 7m
Trains per week:
85
Cheapest price:
€49
Carbon emissions:
11 kg CO2

First and last trains

First train departs at:
05:44
Last train departs at:
19:44

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Annecy to Saint-Étienne train schedules

Annecy → Saint-Étienne
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The most affordable way to get from Annecy to Saint-Étienne is to rideshare, which costs €13 and takes 2h 30m.

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The quickest way to get from Annecy to Saint-Étienne is to drive which costs €20 - €30 and takes 1h 55m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Annecy and arriving at Saint-Étienne. Services depart four times a week, and operate Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday. The journey takes approximately 4h 35m.

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No, there is no direct train from Annecy to Saint-Étienne. However, there are services departing from Annecy and arriving at Saint-Étienne Châteaucreux via Aix-les-Bains-le-Revard and Lyon Part Dieu. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3h 15m.

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The distance between Annecy and Saint-Étienne is 145 km. The road distance is 186.3 km.

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The best way to get from Annecy to Saint-Étienne without a car is to train which takes 3h 15m and costs €27 - €75.

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It takes approximately 3h 15m to get from Annecy to Saint-Étienne, including transfers.

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Annecy to Saint-Étienne bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Annecy station.

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Annecy to Saint-Étienne train services, operated by SNCF, depart from Annecy station.

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The best way to get from Annecy to Saint-Étienne is to train which takes 3h 15m and costs €27 - €75. Alternatively, you can bus via Lyon Airport (LYS), which costs €15 - €21 and takes 3h 35m.

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Map of how to get from Annecy to Saint-Étienne.
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  • Distance: 144.8 km
  • Duration: 3h 15m

What companies run services between Annecy, France and Saint-Étienne, France?

You can take a train from Annecy to Saint-Étienne via Aix Les Bains Le Revard, Aix-les-Bains-le-Revard, and Lyon Part Dieu in around 3h 15m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Annecy to Saint-Étienne via Lyon - Saint-Exupéry Airport in around 3h 35m.

Train operators
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 Annecy to Aix Les Bains Le Revard
Ave. Duration
39 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€6 - €19
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
€6 - €10
Rail 1st Class
€13 - €19
Train from Aix Les Bains Le Revard to Lyon Part Dieu
Ave. Duration
1h 11m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€15 - €35
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
€15 - €22
Rail 1st Class
€24 - €35
Train from Lyon Part Dieu to St Etienne Chateaucreux
Ave. Duration
46 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€6 - €12
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
€6 - €10
Rail 1st Class
€8 - €12
Train from Lyon Perrache to St Etienne Chateaucreux
Ave. Duration
56 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€8 - €22
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
€8 - €13
Rail 1st Class
€15 - €22
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 Annecy to Aix Les Bains Le Revard
Ave. Duration
25 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
€17 - €28
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
€24 - €28
1st Class
€17 - €20
Train from Lyon Part Dieu to St Etienne Chateaucreux
Ave. Duration
42 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
€7 - €11
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
€7 - €9
1st Class
€9 - €11
Train from Lyon Perrache to St Etienne Chateaucreux
Ave. Duration
43 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
€19 - €30
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
€26 - €31
1st Class
€19 - €23
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
€35 - €70
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Lyon Part Dieu to Saint-Étienne Châteaucreux
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€15 - €27
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Lyon Perrache to Saint-Étienne Châteaucreux
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€21 - €40
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
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
Bus from Lyon - Saint-Exupéry Airport to Saint-Etienne
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
€7 - €10
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).

Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
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
6 times a week
Estimated price
€9 - €11
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Annecy to Saint-Étienne
Ave. Duration
4h 35m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
€15 - €19
Website
flixbus.co.uk
BS Tours
Phone
011 761-4693
Email
bstours@verat.net
Website
bstours.rs
Bus from Annecy to Lyon
Ave. Duration
2h 40m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
€16 - €24
Schedules at
bstours.rs
Other operators
BlaBlaCar

Blablacar is a popular ridesharing platform with 70 million users over 22 (mostly European) countries. 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 to be accepted, and pay your share of the set price.

Rome2rio's guide to BlaBlaCar
Contact Details
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Annecy to Saint-Étienne
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
€13
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

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Annecy to Saint-Étienne bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Saint-Étienne station.

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Annecy to Saint-Étienne train services, operated by Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS), arrive at Saint-Étienne Châteaucreux station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Annecy to Saint-Étienne is 186 km. It takes approximately 1h 55m to drive from Annecy to Saint-Étienne.

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Book your Annecy to Saint-Étienne bus tickets online with Omio and FlixBus.

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There are 54+ hotels available in Saint-Étienne. Prices start at €75 per night.

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

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