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There are 4 ways to get from Annecy to Zermatt by bus, train or car

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Bus, train  •  5 h 31 min

  1. Take the bus from Annecy - Eglise des Fins to Genève - Étoile T72
  2. Take the train from Genève to Visp 90
  3. Take the train from Visp to Zermatt

$89 - $178

Cheapest option

Bus  •  7 h 22 min

  1. Take the bus from Ducati Annecy to Sion

$50 - $68

2 alternative options

Train  •  7 h 6 min

  1. Take the train from Aix-les-Bains-le-Revard to Genève
  2. Take the train from Genève to Visp 90
  3. Take the train from Visp to Zermatt

$116 - $224

Drive  •  3 h 13 min

  1. Drive from Annecy to Zermatt 169.8 miles

$35 - $55

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The cheapest way to get from Annecy to Zermatt is to drive which costs 30€ - 50€ and takes 3 h 13 min.

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The quickest way to get from Annecy to Zermatt is to drive which costs 30€ - 50€ and takes 3 h 13 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Annecy to Zermatt. However, there are services departing from Annecy and arriving at Zermatt via Aix-les-Bains-le-Revard, Genève and Visp. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7 h 6 min.

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The distance between Annecy and Zermatt is 126 km. The road distance is 271.6 km.

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The best way to get from Annecy to Zermatt without a car is to bus and train which takes 5 h 31 min and costs 75€ - 160€.

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It takes approximately 5 h 31 min to get from Annecy to Zermatt, including transfers.

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Annecy to Zermatt 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 Zermatt is to bus which takes 7 h 22 min and costs 40€ - 60€. Alternatively, you can train, which costs 100€ - 200€ and takes 7 h 6 min.

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Annecy to Zermatt train services, operated by MGB, arrive at Zermatt station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Annecy to Zermatt is 272 km. It takes approximately 3 h 13 min to drive from Annecy to Zermatt.

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  • Distance: 78.8 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 31 min

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

Eurolines CH operates a bus from Annecy to Zermatt 3 times a week. Tickets cost $22 - $27 and the journey takes 4 h. Alternatively, you can take a train from Annecy to Zermatt via Aix-les-Bains-le-Revard, Genève, and Visp in around 7 h 6 min.

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 Visp
Ave. Duration
2 h 12 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$60 - $120
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
MGB
Website
matterhorngotthardbahn.ch
Train from Visp to Zermatt
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$20 - $45
Website
matterhorngotthardbahn.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
2nd Class Ticket
$20 - $25
1st Class Ticket
$35 - $45
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 5 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$7 - $11
Schedules at
transdevhautesavoie.com
Eurolines CH
Phone
0041 (0) 844 257 224
Website
eurolines.ch
Bus from Ducati Annecy to Sion
Ave. Duration
4 h
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$22 - $27
Book at
eurolines.ch

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