There are 3 ways to get from Annecy to Zermatt by train, bus or car

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Train  •  5h 45m

  1. Take the train from Annecy to Geneve Ter
  2. Take the train from Genève to Visp 90 / ...
  3. Take the train from Visp to Zermatt

SFr 93 - SFr 187

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Bus  •  7h 19m

  1. Take the bus from Annecy to Lausanne 1739 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Lausanne Train Station to Visp Train Station Neuchatel-Genua-Savona

SFr 60 - SFr 111

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Drive  •  3h 13m

  1. Drive from Annecy to Zermatt 279.7 km

SFr 35 - SFr 55

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

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

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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 Genève and Visp. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5h 45m.

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The distance between Annecy and Zermatt is 126 km. The road distance is 279.7 km.

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The best way to get from Annecy to Zermatt without a car is to train which takes 5h 45m and costs 85€ - 180€.

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It takes approximately 5h 45m to get from Annecy to Zermatt, including transfers.

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

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The best way to get from Annecy to Zermatt is to train which takes 5h 45m and costs 85€ - 180€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 55€ - 110€ and takes 7h 19m.

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Annecy to Zermatt train services, operated by Matterhorn Gotthard Bahn, arrive at Zermatt station.

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

You can take a train from Annecy to Zermatt via Genève and Visp in around 5h 45m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Annecy to Zermatt via Lausanne, Lausanne, Parc Vélodrome, Lausanne Train Station, Visp Train Station, and Visp in around 7h 19m.

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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Phone
+33 9 70 60 99 70
Website
sncf.com
Train from Annecy to Geneve
Ave. Duration
1h 28m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
SFr 13 - SFr 22
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
SFr 13 - SFr 15
1st Class
SFr 19 - SFr 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 Genève to Visp
Ave. Duration
2h 23m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
SFr 60 - SFr 120
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Matterhorn Gotthard Bahn
Phone
+41 (0)848 642 442
Email
railcenter@mgbahn.ch
Website
matterhorngotthardbahn.ch
Train from Visp to Zermatt
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
SFr 20 - SFr 45
Website
Matterhorn Gotthard Bahn
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2nd Class Ticket
SFr 20 - SFr 25
1st Class Ticket
SFr 35 - SFr 45
Bus operators
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 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Annecy to Lausanne
Ave. Duration
2h 15m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
SFr 9 - SFr 11
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Eurolines FR

Eurolines is a network of coach companies that operate throughout Europe plus Morocco. It’s an affordable way to travel around the continent, with tickets starting at €5. All coaches have Wi-Fi, plug sockets and USBs, reclining chairs and toilets, and a standard ticket includes up to two medium suitcases plus carry-on luggage. Within France, Eurolines serves 69 destinations; including Paris, Lyon, Versailles, Nice and Bordeaux.

Contact Details
Phone
+ 33 1 41 86 24 21
Website
eurolines.fr
Bus from Annecy to Lausanne
Ave. Duration
2h
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
SFr 15 - SFr 23
Website
Eurolines FR
ExpressBus
Phone
+41 842 000 888
Email
info@expressbus.ch
Website
expressbus.ch
Bus from Lausanne Train Station to Visp Train Station
Ave. Duration
2h 10m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
SFr 27 - SFr 40
Website
ExpressBus

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Yes, the driving distance between Annecy to Zermatt is 280 km. It takes approximately 3h 13m to drive from Annecy to Zermatt.

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There are 1739+ hotels available in Zermatt. Prices start at SFr 100 per night.

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