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There are 5 ways to get from Annecy to Tignes by train, bus, car or shuttle

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Train  •  3h 51m

  1. Take the train from Annecy to Montmelian Ter
  2. Take the train from Montmélian to Landry Ter / ...

Cheapest option

Bus, shuttle  •  5h 52m

  1. Take the bus from Annecy, Galbert to Genève-Aéroport, gare routière T72
  2. Take a shuttle bus from Genève Airport to Tignes Le Lac

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Bus, train  •  5h 13m

  1. Take the bus from Gare Routiere to Gare Routiere 51
  2. Take the train from Albertville to Bourg-Saint-Maurice Ter / ...
  3. Take the bus from Gare-Routiere to Le-Lac-Gare-Routiere T15

Bus  •  5h 43m

  1. Take the bus from Hotel De Ville to Gare Routiere 51
  2. Take the bus from Albertville to Bourg-Saint-Maurice B
  3. Take the bus from Gare-Routiere to Le-Lac-Gare-Routiere T15

Drive  •  1h 56m

  1. Drive from Annecy to Tignes 130 km

Annecy to Tignes by bus and train

The journey time between Annecy and Tignes is around 5h 57m and covers a distance of around 137 km. This includes an average layover time of around 2h 16m. The fastest journey normally takes 4h 55m. Operated by Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes - cars Région Haute-Savoie, Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS), SNCF and others, the Annecy to Tignes service departs from Gare Routiere and arrives in Le-Lac-Gare-Routiere. Typically 14 services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

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Average journey times

Time on transportation:
3h 40m
Layover time:
2h 16m
Total time:
5h 57m

Route information

Fastest journey time:
4h 55m
Journey distance:
137 km
Services per week:
14
Cheapest price:
-
Carbon emissions:
13 kg CO2

First and last service

First service departs at:
08:15
Last service departs at:
20:15

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Annecy to Tignes bus and train schedules

Bus services typically run at the following times each day These schedules are estimated
Estimated schedules: These schedules are estimated and based on typical services on an average day. Please check times and availability with the operator before travelling.
Annecy → Tignes
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If you need help, visit the national COVID-19 website or call the COVID-19 Helpline 800 130 000

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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 metre
  • Health pass is required for long-distance travel by plane, train or coach, as well as in some public venues
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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Tignes is 800 130 000.

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

The social distance requirement in Tignes is 1 metre.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 800 130 000.

Last updated: 15 Sep 2021
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The cheapest way to get from Annecy to Tignes is to drive which costs €14 - €22 and takes 1h 56m.

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The quickest way to get from Annecy to Tignes is to drive which costs €14 - €22 and takes 1h 56m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Annecy to Tignes. However, there are services departing from Hotel De Ville and arriving at Le-Lac-Gare-Routiere via Albertville and Gare-Routiere. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5h 43m.

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It is 78 km from Annecy to Tignes. It is approximately 130 km to drive.

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The best way to get from Annecy to Tignes without a car is to train which takes 3h 51m and costs €95 - €150.

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It takes approximately 3h 51m to get from Annecy to Tignes, including transfers.

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Annecy to Tignes bus services, operated by Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes - cars Région Haute-Savoie, depart from Hotel De Ville station.

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The best way to get from Annecy to Tignes is to train which takes 3h 51m and costs €95 - €150. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 5h 43m.

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Annecy to Tignes bus services, operated by Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes - cars Région Savoie, arrive at Le-Lac-Gare-Routiere station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Annecy to Tignes is 130 km. It takes approximately 1h 56m to drive from Annecy to Tignes.

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  • Distance: 77.9 km
  • Duration: 3h 51m

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

You can take a train from Annecy to Tignes via Montmelian, Montmélian, and Landry in around 3h 51m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Annecy to Tignes via Gare Routiere, Albertville, Bourg-Saint-Maurice, and Gare-Routiere in around 5h 43m.

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 Montmelian
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€9 - €24
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
€9 - €14
Rail 1st Class
€16 - €24
Train from Montmelian to Landry
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€11 - €27
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
€11 - €17
Rail 1st Class
€19 - €27
Train from Albertville to Bourg St Maurice
Ave. Duration
1h 2m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€8 - €22
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
€8 - €12
Rail 1st Class
€15 - €22
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 Montmélian to Landry
Ave. Duration
1h 34m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
€28 - €50
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Albertville to Bourg-Saint-Maurice
Ave. Duration
1h 2m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
€20 - €40
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
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 Albertville to Bourg St Maurice
Ave. Duration
1h 14m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
€19 - €30
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
€26 - €30
1st Class
€19 - €23
Bus operators
Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes - cars Région Haute-Savoie
Phone
+33 4 26 73 40 00
Website
auvergnerhonealpes.fr
Bus from Gare Routiere to Gare Routiere
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
€8 - €12
Schedules at
Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes - cars Région Haute-Savoie
Bus from Hotel De Ville to Gare Routiere
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
€8 - €12
Schedules at
Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes - cars Région Haute-Savoie
Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes - cars Région Savoie
Phone
+33 9 70 83 90 73
Website
vente-bellesavoieexpress.fr
Bus from Gare-Routiere to Le-Lac-Gare-Routiere
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
Frequency
Twice daily
Website
Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes - cars Région Savoie
Swiss PostAuto
Transalis
Phone
+33 4 50 51 08 51
Email
commercial.crolard@transdev.com
Website
transalis.fr
Bus from Annecy, Galbert to Genève-Aéroport, gare routière
Ave. Duration
1h 26m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€11 - €16
Website
Transalis
BensBus
Email
info@nofussbus.co.uk
Website
bensbus.co.uk
Shuttle from Genève Airport to Tignes Le Lac
Ave. Duration
3h 56m
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
€35 - €55
More information at
BensBus

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