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

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Bus, train  •  4 h 34 min

  1. Take the bus from Annecy - Eglise des Fins to Genève - Étoile T72
  2. Take the train from Genève to Zürich HB 1 / ...

$94 - $173

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Bus FlixBus  •  8 h 9 min

  1. Take the bus from Annecy - Galbert to Genève Airport T72
  2. Take the bus from Geneva Airport to Zurich K388

$29 - $45

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Bus Eurolines CH  •  5 h 30 min

  1. Take the bus from Annecy to Zurich

$30 - $40

Train  •  6 h 10 min

  1. Take the train from Aix-les-Bains-le-Revard to Genève
  2. Take the train from Genève to Zürich HB 1 / ...

$121 - $219

Drive  •  3 h 15 min

  1. Drive from Annecy to Zürich 199.4 miles

$40 - $65

Bus to Geneva, fly  •  3 h 49 min

  1. Take the bus from Annecy - Eglise des Fins to Genève Airport
  2. Fly from Geneva (GVA) to Zurich (ZRH) GVA - ZRH

$73 - $168

Bus to Lyon, fly  •  4 h 59 min

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

$76 - $228

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Annecy and arriving at Zurich. Services depart three times a week, and operate Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday. The journey takes approximately 5 h 30 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Annecy to Zürich. However, there are services departing from Annecy and arriving at Zürich HB via Aix-les-Bains-le-Revard and Genève. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6 h 10 min.

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The distance between Annecy and Zürich is 246 km. The road distance is 319 km.

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The best way to get from Annecy to Zürich without a car is to bus and train which takes 4 h 34 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 4 h 34 min to get from Annecy to Zürich, including transfers.

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Annecy to Zürich bus services, operated by Eurolines CH, depart from Annecy station.

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Annecy to Zürich train services, operated by SNCF, depart from Aix-les-Bains-le-Revard station.

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The best way to get from Annecy to Zürich is to bus which takes 5 h 30 min and costs . Alternatively, you can train, which costs and takes 6 h 10 min.

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The quickest flight from Geneva Airport to Zurich Airport is the direct flight which takes 45 min.

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Annecy to Zürich bus services, operated by Eurolines CH, arrive at Zurich station.

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Map of how to get from Annecy to Zürich.
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  • Distance: 153.8 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 34 min

What companies run services between Annecy, France and Zürich, Switzerland?

Eurolines CH operates a bus from Annecy to Zürich 3 times a week. Tickets cost $30 - $40 and the journey takes 5 h 30 min. Alternatively, you can take a train from Annecy to Zürich via Aix-les-Bains-le-Revard and Genève in around 6 h 10 min.

Airlines
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Geneva to Zurich
Ave. Duration
51 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $320
Twin Jet
Website
twinjet.fr
Flights from Lyon to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$200 - $410
Royal Jordanian
Website
rj.com
Flights from Geneva to Zurich
Ave. Duration
50 min
When
Friday
Estimated price
$100 - $390
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. Swiss Railways codeshares with American Airlines and Swiss International Air Lines out of Zurich International Airport.

Contact Details
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Genève to Zürich HB
Ave. Duration
2 h 46 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$85 - $160
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
SNCF

Loosely translated as the French National Railway Corporation, the SNCF is France’s state-owned railway company. It covers the country’s extensive rail network, as well as the TGV and Thalys, France’s two high-speed railway networks. With over 14,000 trains operating daily, it is a fast and efficient way of travelling around the country. 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 Genève
Ave. Duration
1 h 14 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$23 - $40
Website
en.oui.sncf
Bus operators
Transdev Haute-Savoie
Phone
+33 4 50 51 08 51
Website
transdevhautesavoie.com
Bus from Annecy - Eglise des Fins to Genève - Étoile
Ave. Duration
1 h 4 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$7 - $11
Schedules at
transdevhautesavoie.com
Bus from Annecy - Galbert to Genève Airport
Ave. Duration
1 h 24 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$12 - $18
Schedules at
transdevhautesavoie.com
Bus from Annecy - Eglise des Fins to Genève Airport
Ave. Duration
1 h 23 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$12 - $18
Schedules at
transdevhautesavoie.com
Eurolines CH
Phone
0041 (0) 844 257 224
Website
eurolines.ch
Bus from Annecy to Zurich
Ave. Duration
5 h 30 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$30 - $40
Book at
eurolines.ch
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves over 1400 destinations, in 26 countries including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands, Croatia, Spain, and across Scandinavia and central and eastern Europe. Founded in 2012, Flixbus’ extensive network connects cities with approximately 200,000 trips, with buses often departing every 30 minutes. One of the most affordable ways to get around Europe (and expanding soon into the US), a Flixbus journey is cost-effective, well-connected, comfortable and safe.

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Geneva Airport to Zurich
Ave. Duration
5 h 45 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$17 - $28
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Ouibus

As the bus subsidiary of French railway SNCF, Ouibus offers comfortable, eco-friendly coaches serving 35 French cities and 11 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
1 h 20 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$5 - $7
Website
Ouibus

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Annecy to Zürich train services, operated by Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS), arrive at Zürich HB station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Annecy to Zürich is 319 km. It takes approximately 3 h 15 min to drive from Annecy to Zürich.

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Royal Jordanian and Swiss offer flights from Geneva Airport to Zurich Airport.

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