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There are 5 ways to get from Annecy to Villeurbanne by bus, train, rideshare or car

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Bus  •  1h 52m

  1. Take the bus from Annecy, gare routière to Lyon-Part-Dieu Gare Routière Ctx004

€9 - €14

Cheapest option

Rideshare  •  1h 53m

  1. Take the rideshare from Annecy to Lyon 138.5 km

€9

3 alternative options

Train  •  2h 13m

  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 K523 / ...

€22 - €63

Bus via Lyon  •  2h 58m

  1. Take the bus from Annecy to Lyon

€18 - €26

Drive  •  1h 21m

  1. Drive from Annecy to Villeurbanne 137.3 km

€15 - €22

Annecy to Villeurbanne by bus

The bus journey time between Annecy and Villeurbanne is around 1h 52m and covers a distance of around 136 km. The fastest bus normally takes 1h 52m. Operated by Swiss PostAuto, the Annecy to Villeurbanne bus service departs from Annecy, gare routière and arrives in Lyon-Part-Dieu Gare Routière. Typically five buses run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Bus route overview

Average bus time:
1h 52m
Fastest bus time:
1h 52m
Buses per week:
5
Cheapest price:
€9
Carbon emissions:
16 kg CO2

First and last buses

First bus departs at:
11:20
Last bus departs at:
11:20

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Annecy to Villeurbanne bus schedules

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The cheapest way to get from Annecy to Villeurbanne is to rideshare which costs €9 and takes 1h 53m.

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The quickest way to get from Annecy to Villeurbanne is to drive which costs €15 - €22 and takes 1h 21m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Annecy, gare routière and arriving at Lyon-Part-Dieu Gare Routière. Services depart five times a week, and operate Monday to Friday. The journey takes approximately 1h 52m.

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No, there is no direct train from Annecy to Villeurbanne. However, there are services departing from Annecy and arriving at Lyon Part Dieu via Aix-les-Bains-le-Revard. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2h 13m.

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The distance between Annecy and Villeurbanne is 98 km. The road distance is 137.3 km.

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The best way to get from Annecy to Villeurbanne without a car is to bus which takes 1h 52m and costs €9 - €14.

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The bus from Annecy, gare routière to Lyon-Part-Dieu Gare Routière takes 1h 52m including transfers and departs five times a week.

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Annecy to Villeurbanne bus services, operated by Swiss PostAuto, depart from Annecy, gare routière station.

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

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The best way to get from Annecy to Villeurbanne is to bus which takes 1h 52m and costs €9 - €14. Alternatively, you can train, which costs €21 - €65 and takes 2h 13m.

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Map of how to get from Annecy to Villeurbanne.
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  • Distance: 97.8 km
  • Duration: 1h 52m

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

Swiss PostAuto operates a bus from Annecy, gare routière to Lyon-Part-Dieu Gare Routière 5 times a week. Tickets cost €9 - €14 and the journey takes 1h 52m. Alternatively, you can take a train from Annecy to Villeurbanne via Aix Les Bains Le Revard and Aix-les-Bains-le-Revard in around 2h 13m.

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
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
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)
Bus operators
Swiss PostAuto
Email
info@postauto.ch
Website
postauto.ch
Bus from Annecy, gare routière to Lyon-Part-Dieu Gare Routière
Ave. Duration
1h 52m
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
€9 - €14
Website
Swiss PostAuto
Schedules at
SBB
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.

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Contact Details
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Annecy to Lyon
Ave. Duration
1h 53m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
€9
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

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Annecy to Villeurbanne bus services, operated by Swiss PostAuto, arrive at Lyon-Part-Dieu Gare Routière station.

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Annecy to Villeurbanne train services, operated by Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS), arrive at Lyon Part Dieu station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Annecy to Villeurbanne is 137 km. It takes approximately 1h 21m to drive from Annecy to Villeurbanne.

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

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