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

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Bus to Geneva, fly to Zagreb

  1. Take the bus from Annecy, Eglise Des Fins to Genève-Aéroport, gare routière
  2. Fly from Geneva (GVA) to Zagreb (ZAG)

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Bus to Lyon, fly to Zagreb

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

Bus to Geneva, fly to Graz, shuttle

  1. Take the bus from Annecy, Eglise Des Fins to Genève-Aéroport, gare routière
  2. Fly from Geneva (GVA) to Graz (GRZ)
  3. Take a shuttle bus from Graz Airport to Zagreb

Bus

  1. Take the bus from Annecy to Bregana

Train, bus via Trieste

  1. Take the train from Annecy to Chambéry-Challes-les-Eaux
  2. Take the train from Chambery Challes Les Eaux to Torino Porta Susa
  3. Take the train from Torino Porta Susa to Trieste Centrale
  4. Take the bus from Trieste to Zagreb

Train

  1. Take the train from Annecy to Chambéry-Challes-les-Eaux
  2. Take the train from Chambery Challes Les Eaux to Torino Porta Susa
  3. Take the train from Torino Porta Susa to Bologna Centrale
  4. Take the train from Bologna Centrale to Villach Hbf
  5. Take the train from Villach Hbf to Zagreb Glavni Kol.

Train, bus

  1. Take the train from Annecy to Geneve
  2. Take the bus from Geneva to Zagreb

Train, night train

  1. Take the train from Annecy to Geneve
  2. Take the train from Genève to Zürich HB
  3. Take the night train from Zuerich Hb to Zagreb Glavni Kol.

Drive

  1. Drive from Annecy to Zagreb

Annecy to Zagreb by train and bus

The journey time between Annecy and Zagreb is around 35h 36m and covers a distance of around 1027 km. This includes an average layover time of around 23h 11m. The fastest journey normally takes 35h 36m. Services are operated by Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS), TGV inOui, Trenitalia Frecce and others. Typically six services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

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Average journey times

Time on transportation:
12h 24m
Layover time:
23h 11m
Total time:
35h 36m

Route information

Fastest journey time:
35h 36m
Journey distance:
1027 km
Services per week:
6
Cheapest price:
860 kn
Carbon emissions:
71 kg CO2

First and last service

First service departs at:
08:44
Last service departs at:
08:44

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Annecy to Zagreb train and bus schedules

France → Croatia
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International entry into Croatia from France

  • Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of France
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Allowed for: All visitors

Restricted for: There are no current restrictions

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Conditions of entry into Croatia from France

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival or 14 day mandatory self-quarantine
This applies to arrivals from all countries, with no exceptions
  • Travellers issued with the EU Digital COVID Certificate are exempt from quarantine and COVID-19 testing
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test
This applies to arrivals from France
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  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival or 14 day mandatory self-quarantine
This applies to arrivals from all countries, with no exceptions
  • Travellers issued with the EU Digital COVID Certificate are exempt from quarantine and COVID-19 testing
This applies to arrivals from EU Schengen Area (EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, and Switzerland), Andorra, Monaco, San Marino and Vatican
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test
This doesn't apply to arrivals from: Brazil, Cyprus, India, Russia, South Africa, Tanzania and United Kingdom
  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival and 14 day mandatory self quarantine
This applies to arrivals from Brazil, South Africa and Tanzania

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Rules to follow in Croatia

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Mandatory

Mandatory

Considerations leaving from France

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

Frequently Asked Questions


Yes, but conditions apply when entering Croatia 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
  • Regional restriction measures in place

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Zagreb is 00385 91 468 30 32.

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

The social distance requirement in Zagreb is 1.5 metres.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 00385 91 468 30 32.

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

See options for return travel.

Last updated: 19 Sep 2021
Exceptions may apply, for full details: European Union.

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This information is compiled from official sources. To the best of our knowledge, it is correct as of the last update.
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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Annecy to Zagreb is to train and bus which costs €60 - €90 and takes 20h 4m.

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The quickest way to get from Annecy to Zagreb is to bus and fly which costs €55 - €150 and takes 7h 16m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Annecy to Zagreb. However, there are services departing from Annecy and arriving at Zagreb via Bregana and Samobor. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 15h 12m.

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No, there is no direct train from Annecy to Zagreb. However, there are services departing from Annecy and arriving at Zagreb Glavni Kol. via Chambery Challes Les Eaux, Torino Porta Susa, Bologna Centrale and Villach Hbf. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 18h 8m.

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The distance between Annecy and Zagreb is 763 km. The road distance is 953.2 km.

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The best way to get from Annecy to Zagreb without a car is to bus which takes 15h 12m and costs €60 - €90.

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It takes approximately 7h 16m to get from Annecy to Zagreb, including transfers.

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Annecy to Zagreb bus services, operated by BS Tours, depart from Annecy station.

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Annecy to Zagreb 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 Zagreb is to bus which takes 15h 12m and costs €60 - €90. Alternatively, you can train, which costs and takes 18h 8m.

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Map of how to get from Annecy to Zagreb.
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  • Distance: 762.5 km
  • Duration: 7h 16m

What companies run services between Annecy, France and Zagreb, Croatia?

BS Tours operates a bus from Annecy to Bregana once a week. Tickets cost 420 kn - 650 kn and the journey takes 14h 20m. Alternatively, you can take a train from Annecy to Zagreb via Chambéry-Challes-les-Eaux, Chambery Challes Les Eaux, Torino Porta Susa, Bologna Centrale, and Villach Hbf in around 18h 8m.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Geneva to Zagreb via Munich
Ave. Duration
4h 15m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
1.300 kn - 2.800 kn
Flights from Geneva to Zagreb via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4h 2m
When
Every day
Estimated price
3.600 kn - 4.800 kn
Flights from Lyon to Zagreb via Munich
Ave. Duration
4h 40m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
1.300 kn - 3.500 kn
Flights from Lyon to Zagreb via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5h 32m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
1.100 kn - 3.200 kn
Flights from Geneva to Graz via Munich
Ave. Duration
4h
When
Every day
Estimated price
700 kn - 3.200 kn
Flights from Geneva to Graz via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
750 kn - 3.400 kn
Flights from Geneva to Graz via Munich, Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
6h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
800 kn - 3.700 kn
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Geneva to Zagreb via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
2.300 kn - 4.400 kn
Flights from Lyon to Zagreb via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
1.000 kn - 3.300 kn
Flights from Lyon to Zagreb via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
7h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
1.200 kn - 4.700 kn
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Geneva to Zagreb via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
5h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
1.000 kn - 2.100 kn
Flights from Lyon to Zagreb via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
5h 52m
When
Every day
Estimated price
1.200 kn - 4.700 kn
Flights from Geneva to Graz via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
6h 25m
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
900 kn - 2.800 kn
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Geneva to Zagreb via Vienna
Ave. Duration
4h 40m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
1.300 kn - 3.000 kn
Flights from Lyon to Zagreb via Vienna
Ave. Duration
4h 35m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
2.000 kn - 3.700 kn
Flights from Geneva to Graz via Vienna
Ave. Duration
3h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
950 kn - 4.200 kn
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Geneva to Zagreb via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
6h 15m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
1.000 kn - 2.500 kn
Flights from Lyon to Zagreb via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
7h 55m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
750 kn - 3.400 kn
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Geneva to Zagreb via Zurich
Ave. Duration
4h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
3.600 kn - 4.800 kn
Flights from Geneva to Graz via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3h 45m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
650 kn - 2.500 kn
Croatia Airlines
Website
croatiaairlines.com
Flights from Geneva to Zagreb via Zurich
Ave. Duration
4h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
3.600 kn - 4.800 kn
Flights from Lyon to Zagreb via Split
Ave. Duration
6h 30m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
850 kn - 2.600 kn
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Geneva to Zagreb via Brussels
Ave. Duration
4h 50m
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
3.600 kn - 4.800 kn
Flights from Lyon to Zagreb via Brussels
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
When
Monday and Wednesday
Estimated price
1.000 kn - 3.300 kn
LOT
Website
lot.com
Flights from Geneva to Zagreb via Warsaw Chopin
Ave. Duration
6h 20m
When
Tuesday and Thursday
Estimated price
1.000 kn - 2.000 kn
Turkish Airlines
Website
turkishairlines.com
Flights from Lyon to Zagreb via Istanbul
Ave. Duration
7h 45m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
1.200 kn - 3.500 kn
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 Chambéry-Challes-les-Eaux
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
160 kn - 290 kn
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Genève to Zürich HB
Ave. Duration
2h 46m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
550 kn - 1.100 kn
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 Annecy to Chambéry-Challes-les-Eaux
Ave. Duration
38 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
140 kn - 230 kn
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
190 kn - 230 kn
1st Class
140 kn - 170 kn
Train from Chambery Challes Les Eaux to Torino Porta Susa
Ave. Duration
2h 40m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
310 kn - 380 kn
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
330 kn - 380 kn
1st Class
310 kn - 370 kn
Trenitalia Frecce

Trenitalia’s high-speed Frecce trains run on specialised tracks and have a greater level of service and comfort than InterCity and regional trains. There are three types of Frecce trains: Frecciarossa, (the fastest; connects major Italian cities); Frecciargento (mostly connect Rome to other Italian cities); and Frecciabianca (the slowest Frecce trains). Frecciarossa trains offer four classes of service, all with free Wi-Fi: Standard, Premium, Business and Executive. All Frecce tickets include a seat reservation and must be purchased before boarding the train.

Contact Details
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Torino Porta Susa to Trieste Centrale
Ave. Duration
4h 50m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
290 kn - 900 kn
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
290 kn - 400 kn
Base Standard
500 kn - 700 kn
Base Premium
600 kn - 900 kn
Train from Torino Porta Susa to Bologna Centrale
Ave. Duration
2h 14m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
200 kn - 650 kn
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
200 kn - 280 kn
Base Standard
380 kn - 500 kn
Base Premium
460 kn - 650 kn
Österreichische Bundesbahnen
Website
delfi.de
Train from Bologna Centrale to Villach Hbf
Ave. Duration
4h 2m
Frequency
Once a week
Schedules at
delfi.de
Austrian Railways (ÖBB)

Austria's national railway system is not only punctual, reliable and efficient, but offers free wifi to boot. Choose from high-speed intercity Railjet trains, overnight Nightjet trains and regional services such as Cityjet. ÖBB also operates international routes that connect cities in Austria with adjacent European countries including Germany, Hungary, Liechtenstein, Czech Republic, Switzerland and Slovenia. If you're planning to be in Austria for a while, consider the ÖBB Vorteilscard, an annual railcard that offers discounts on routes within Austria and in neighbouring countries.

Contact Details
Phone
05 17 17
Website
oebb.at
Train from Villach Hbf to Zagreb Glavni Kol.
Ave. Duration
4h 19m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
310 kn - 420 kn
Website
Austrian Railways
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Austria Rail Pass
ÖBB EuroCity
Website
oebb.at
Train from Villach Hbf to Zagreb Glavni Kol.
Ave. Duration
4h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
280 kn - 390 kn
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at
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 Geneve
Ave. Duration
1h 28m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
75 kn - 190 kn
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
75 kn - 110 kn
Rail 1st Class
130 kn - 190 kn
Bus operators
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
80 kn - 120 kn
Website
Transalis
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
65 kn - 80 kn
Website
Blablabus
GoOpti
Phone
+386 1 320 4530
Email
info@goopti.com
Website
goopti.com
Shuttle from Graz Airport to Zagreb
Ave. Duration
2h 49m
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
240 kn - 2.100 kn
Schedules at
goopti.com
Shared
240 kn - 290 kn
Private
1.000 kn - 2.100 kn
BS Tours
Phone
011 761-4693
Email
bstours@verat.net
Website
bstours.rs
Bus from Annecy to Bregana
Ave. Duration
14h 20m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
420 kn - 650 kn
Schedules at
bstours.rs
Croatia Bus International
Phone
+385 1 6113 073
Email
info@croatiabus.hr
Website
croatiabus.getbybus.com
Bus from Trieste to Zagreb
Ave. Duration
4h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
150 kn - 210 kn
Schedules at
croatiabus.hr
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 30 300 137 300
Email
service@flixbus.xom
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Trieste to Zagreb
Ave. Duration
4h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
100 kn - 130 kn
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Geneva to Zagreb
Ave. Duration
17h 30m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
390 kn - 470 kn
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Frequently asked questions
Is there Wi-Fi on FlixBus?
Yes - FlixBus offers free Wi-Fi
Are there power outlets on FlixBus?
Yes
Does FlixBus offer meals or snacks?
Yes - snacks and drinks may be purchased from the driver. Please note, this is not available on all services.
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There is no direct flight from Geneva Airport to Zagreb Airport. The quickest flight takes 3h 10m and has one stopover.

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Annecy to Zagreb bus services, operated by BS Tours, arrive at Bregana station.

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Annecy to Zagreb train services, operated by Austrian Railways (ÖBB), arrive at Zagreb Glavni Kol. station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Annecy to Zagreb is 953 km. It takes approximately 9h 16m to drive from Annecy to Zagreb.

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Brussels Airlines, Austrian Airlines, LOT and six other airlines offer flights from Geneva Airport to Zagreb Airport.

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