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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  •  5h 26m

  1. Take the bus from Annecy Église des Fins to Genève Grand-Lancy Bachet-de-Pesay T72
  2. Take the train from Genève to Visp Re
  3. Take the train from Visp to Zermatt R

SFr 83 - SFr 165

Cheapest option

Bus  •  7h 31m

  1. Take the bus from Annecy to Lausanne P+R N1157
  2. Take the bus from Lausanne Train Station to Visp Train Station Neuchatel-Genua-Savona

SFr 60 - SFr 101

2 alternative options

Train  •  5h 44m

  1. Take the train from Annecy to Geneve Ter
  2. Take the train from Genève to Visp Re
  3. Take the train from Visp to Zermatt R

SFr 91 - SFr 192

Drive  •  3h 39m

  1. Drive from Annecy to Zermatt 243.6 km

SFr 29 - SFr 45

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International entry into Switzerland from France

  • Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of France
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Conditions of entry into Switzerland from France

  • 10-day mandatory quarantine and a negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
This applies to arrivals from Bretagne, Centre-Val de Loire, Hauts-de-France, Paris, Basse-Normandie, Haute-Normandie, Nouvelle-Aquitaine, Occitanie, Pays de la Loire and Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur in France
  • Pre-departure COVID-19 test (with a negative test result) taken 3 days before boarding for all arrivals by air
This applies to all arrivals by air
  • A negative result for COVID-19 is a condition to end the quarantine obligation earlier. It is tested in quarantine on day 7
  • Health declaration required
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  • 10-day mandatory quarantine and a negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
This also applies to arrivals from the following regions:
Austria: Burgenland, Kärnten, Niederösterreich, Oberösterreich, Salzburg, Steiermark, Wien
France: Bretagne, Centre-Val de Loire, Hauts-de-France, Paris, Basse-Normandie, Haute-Normandie, Nouvelle-Aquitaine, Occitanie, Pays de la Loire, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur
Germany: Saxony, Thuringia
Italy: Campania, Emilia-Romagna, Friuli Venezia Giulia, Lazio, Liguria, Marche, Apulia, Tuscany, Veneto

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  • Pre-departure COVID-19 test (with a negative test result) taken 3 days before boarding for all arrivals by air
This applies to all arrivals by air
  • A negative result for COVID-19 is a condition to end the quarantine obligation earlier. It is tested in quarantine on day 7
  • Health declaration required
This applies to arrivals from all countries, with no exceptions

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Rules to follow in Switzerland

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Considerations leaving from France

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

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Yes, but conditions apply when entering Switzerland 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 2 metres
  • Observe COVID-19 safety rules

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Zermatt is 0041 58 463 00 00.

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

The social distance requirement in Zermatt is 2 metres.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 0041 58 463 00 00.

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

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Last updated: 2 May 2021
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The cost-effective way to get from Annecy to Zermatt is to drive, which costs 26€ - 40€ and takes 3h 39m.

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The quickest way to get from Annecy to Zermatt is to drive which costs 26€ - 40€ and takes 3h 39m.

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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 44m.

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The distance between Annecy and Zermatt is 126 km. The road distance is 243.6 km.

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The best way to get from Annecy to Zermatt without a car is to bus and train which takes 5h 26m and costs 75€ - 150€.

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It takes approximately 5h 26m 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 44m and costs 80€ - 180€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 50€ - 95€ and takes 7h 31m.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Annecy to Zermatt is 244 km. It takes approximately 3h 39m to drive from Annecy to Zermatt.

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  • Distance: 126.1 km
  • Duration: 5h 26m

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 44m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Annecy to Zermatt via Lausanne P+R, Lausanne, Parc Vélodrome, Lausanne Train Station, Visp Train Station, and Visp in around 7h 31m.

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 Genève to Visp
Ave. Duration
2h 24m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
SFr 55 - SFr 100
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
Schedules at
Swiss Railways
2nd Class Ticket
SFr 20 - SFr 25
1st Class Ticket
SFr 35 - SFr 45
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
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
SFr 11 - SFr 28
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
SFr 11 - SFr 16
Rail 1st Class
SFr 19 - SFr 28
Bus operators
Lihsa
Phone
+33 4 26 73 40 00
Website
auvergnerhonealpes.fr
Bus from Annecy Église des Fins to Genève Grand-Lancy Bachet-de-Pesay
Ave. Duration
58 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
SFr 7 - SFr 10
Schedules at
auvergnerhonealpes.fr
Swiss PostAuto
Email
info@postauto.ch
Website
postauto.ch
Bus from Annecy, Eglise Des Fins to Lancy-Bachet, gare
Ave. Duration
58 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
SFr 4 - SFr 7
Website
Swiss PostAuto
Schedules at
SBB
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 P+R
Ave. Duration
2h 25m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
SFr 9 - SFr 12
Website
flixbus.co.uk
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 26 - SFr 40
Website
ExpressBus

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