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

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Train  •  7 h 53 min

  1. Take the train from Barcelona Sants Station to Gare de Valence TGV Tgv
  2. Take the train from Valence TGV to Annecy

$95 - $130

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Bus Ouibus  •  12 h 15 min

  1. Take the bus from Barcelona City Centre to Lyon Gare Perrache Ouibus / ...
  2. Take the bus from Lyon Gare Perrache to Annecy Ouibus / ...

$29 - $77

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Bus via Montpellier  •  14 h 19 min

  1. Take the bus from Barcelona to Montpellier
  2. Take the bus from Montpellier to Valence
  3. Take the bus from Valence to Annecy

$51 - $69

Bus ALSA  •  36 h 25 min

  1. Take the bus from Barcelona to Annecy Ouibus

$60 - $140

Drive  •  6 h 50 min

  1. Drive from Barcelona to Annecy 451.5 miles

$95 - $140

Fly to Geneva  •  6 h 7 min

  1. Fly from Barcelona (BCN) to Geneva (GVA) BCN - GVA

$40 - $185

Fly to Lyon, train  •  7 h 20 min

  1. Fly from Barcelona (BCN) to Lyon (LYS) BCN - LYS
  2. Take the train from Lyon Part Dieu to Annecy

$70 - $224

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Barcelona and arriving at Annecy. Services depart three times a week, and operate Wednesday, Friday and Sunday. The journey takes approximately 36 h 25 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Barcelona station to Annecy. However, there are services departing from Barcelona Sants Station and arriving at Annecy via Valence TGV. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7 h 53 min.

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The distance between Barcelona and Annecy is 595 km. The road distance is 722.4 km.

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The best way to get from Barcelona to Annecy without a car is to train which takes 7 h 53 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 7 h 53 min to get from Barcelona to Annecy, including transfers.

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Barcelona to Annecy bus services, operated by Ouibus, depart from Barcelona City Centre station.

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Barcelona to Annecy train services, operated by Spanish Railways (RENFE), arrive at Barcelona Sants Station.

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The best way to get from Barcelona to Annecy is to train which takes 7 h 53 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 12 h 15 min, you could also fly, which costs and takes 6 h 7 min.

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The quickest flight from Barcelona Airport to Geneva Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 30 min.

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Barcelona to Annecy bus services, operated by Ouibus, arrive at Annecy station.

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Map of how to get from Barcelona to Annecy.
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  • Distance: 371.7 miles
  • Duration: 7 h 53 min

What companies run services between Barcelona, Spain and Annecy, France?

You can take a train from Barcelona to Annecy via Gare de Valence TGV and Valence TGV in around 7 h 53 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Barcelona to Annecy via Lyon Gare Perrache in around 12 h 15 min.

Airlines
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Barcelona to Geneva
Ave. Duration
1 h 39 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $260
Flights from Barcelona to Lyon
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $250
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Barcelona to Geneva
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $380
Flights from Barcelona to Geneva via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $380
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Barcelona to Geneva
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$27 - $260
Flights from Barcelona to Lyon
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $310
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Barcelona to Geneva via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
3 h 57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $700
Train operators
Spanish Railways (RENFE)

Based in Madrid, Renfe is a state-owned train operator, that connects cities across Spain and neighbouring countries including Portugal, France, Germany, Switzerland, and the Netherlands. Renfe’s extensive network means most destinations offer multiple trains a day, with the most popular routes normally offering a train each hour. Locally known as AVE, the high-speed trains can reach speeds of up to 350km/h, making travel between major cities very efficient. Comfort is key in a Renfe train, with seats with footrests in all three classes of travel: Standard, Club and First. Each seat has an individual light, a pull-down table and an electrical outlet for in Club and First classes. There is free WiFi for first class passengers and for those with a + Renfe card.

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Contact Details
Phone
902 320 320
Website
renfe.com
Train from Barcelona Sants Station to Gare de Valence TGV
Ave. Duration
4 h 13 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$65 - $80
Website
renfe.com
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 Valence TGV to Annecy
Ave. Duration
2 h 52 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$30 - $50
1st Class
$45 - $75
Train from Lyon Part Dieu to Annecy
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$27 - $40
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$27 - $40
1st Class
$35 - $60
Bus operators
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 Barcelona City Centre to Lyon Gare Perrache
Ave. Duration
9 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$22 - $35
Website
Ouibus
Bus from Lyon Gare Perrache to Annecy
Ave. Duration
2 h 15 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$6 - $9
Website
Ouibus
Bus from Barcelona City Centre to Annecy
Ave. Duration
11 h 10 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$60 - $85
Website
Ouibus
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.

Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Barcelona to Lyon, Lyon Perrache
Ave. Duration
9 h 15 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$35 - $60
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Lyon, Lyon Perrache to Annecy
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$8 - $15
Website
flixbus.co.uk
ALSA

A Spanish subsidiary of National Express, ALSA provides bus and coach services across Spain and neighbouring countries including Portugal, France, Germany, the Netherlands, Italy, Poland and Malta. Founded in 1923, ALSA values service and the customer experience. Buses are equipped with communal TV screens showing movies, individual behind-seat screens, ALSA radio, app for books and music, and free WiFi so you’re never bored on your journey. ALSA services are accessible to people with disabilities, and guide dogs are welcome on all journeys. Flexibility is another highlight of an ALSA journey, with three types of tickets on offer - Frequent Traveller Pass, Share Pass and ALSA Pass, along with discounts for senior citizens, students and children.

Contact Details
Phone
+34 902 42 22 42
Website
alsa.es
Bus from Barcelona to Lyon
Ave. Duration
12 h 5 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$40 - $65
Website
alsa.com
Bus from Barcelona to Annecy
Ave. Duration
36 h 25 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$90 - $140
Website
alsa.com
Isilines
Phone
0 892 89 12 00
Website
isilines.com
Bus from Montpellier to Valence
Ave. Duration
3 h 57 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$14 - $19
Schedules at
isilines.com
Bus from Valence to Annecy
Ave. Duration
3 h 26 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$14 - $18
Schedules at
isilines.com

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Barcelona to Annecy train services, operated by SNCF, arrive at Annecy station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Barcelona to Annecy is 722 km. It takes approximately 6 h 50 min to drive from Barcelona to Annecy.

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Vueling Airlines, Air France, Swiss and easyJet offer flights from Barcelona Airport to Geneva Airport.

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Book your Barcelona to Annecy bus tickets online with Distribusion, FlixBus and two other operators.

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There are 1040+ hotels available in Annecy. Prices start at $80 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Barcelona to Barcelona Airport is to train which takes 24 min and costs .

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