There are 5 ways to get from Chamonix to Annecy by bus, train, rideshare, car or towncar

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Bus  •  1h 35m

  1. Take the bus from Chamonix Sud - Bus station to Annecy Chamonix Sud - Bus station > Sallanches Train Station > Annecy > Lyon - Saint-Exupéry Airport > Lyon - Perrache Bus Station / ...

8€ - 10€

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Rideshare  •  1h 33m

  1. Take the rideshare from Chamonix-Mont-Blanc to Annecy 103.8 km

5€ - 8€

3 alternative options

Train  •  3h 40m

  1. Take the train from Chamonix Mont Blanc to St Gervais Les Bains Le Fayet Ter / ...
  2. Take the train from St Gervais Les Bains Le Fayet to La Roche Sur Foron Ter / ...
  3. Take the train from La Roche Sur Foron to Annecy Ter

28€ - 70€

Drive  •  1h 11m

  1. Drive from Chamonix to Annecy 103.4 km

12€ - 18€

Uber  •  1h 11m

  1. Take an Uber from Chamonix to Annecy 103.4 km

130€ - 190€

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The cheapest way to get from Chamonix to Annecy is to rideshare which costs 5€ - 8€ and takes 1h 33m.

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The quickest way to get from Chamonix to Annecy is to drive which costs 12€ - 18€ and takes 1h 11m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Chamonix Sud - Bus station station and arriving at Annecy. Services depart twice daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 1h 35m.

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No, there is no direct train from Chamonix to Annecy. However, there are services departing from Chamonix Mont Blanc and arriving at Annecy via St Gervais Les Bains Le Fayet and La Roche Sur Foron. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3h 40m.

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The distance between Chamonix and Annecy is 58 km. The road distance is 103.4 km.

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The best way to get from Chamonix to Annecy without a car is to bus which takes 1h 35m and costs 8€ - 10€.

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The bus from Chamonix Sud - Bus station to Annecy takes 1h 35m including transfers and departs twice daily.

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Chamonix to Annecy bus services, operated by Blablabus, depart from Chamonix Sud - Bus station.

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Chamonix to Annecy train services, operated by SNCF, depart from Chamonix Mont Blanc station.

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The best way to get from Chamonix to Annecy is to bus which takes 1h 35m and costs 8€ - 10€. Alternatively, you can train, which costs 28€ - 70€ and takes 3h 40m.

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Map of how to get from Chamonix to Annecy.
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  • Distance: 57.8 km
  • Duration: 1h 35m

What companies run services between Chamonix, France and Annecy, France?

Blablabus operates a bus from Chamonix Sud - Bus station to Annecy 3 times a day. Tickets cost 8€ - 10€ and the journey takes 1h 35m. Swiss PostAuto also services this route once a week. Alternatively, you can take a train from Chamonix to Annecy via St Gervais Les Bains Le Fayet and La Roche Sur Foron in around 3h 40m.

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 Chamonix Mont Blanc to St Gervais Les Bains Le Fayet
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
4€ - 15€
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
4€ - 7€
Rail 1st Class
10€ - 15€
Train from St Gervais Les Bains Le Fayet to La Roche Sur Foron
Ave. Duration
48 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
7€ - 20€
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
7€ - 11€
Rail 1st Class
14€ - 20€
Train from La Roche Sur Foron to Annecy
Ave. Duration
34 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
6€ - 19€
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
6€ - 10€
Rail 1st Class
12€ - 19€
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 Chamonix-Mont-Blanc to St-Gervais-les-Bains-le-Fayet
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
12€ - 23€
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from St-Gervais-les-Bains-le-Fayet to La Roche-sur-Foron
Ave. Duration
48 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
19€ - 35€
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from La Roche Sur Foron to Annecy
Ave. Duration
34 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
17€ - 35€
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Bus operators
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 Chamonix Sud - Bus station to Annecy
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
8€ - 10€
Website
Blablabus
Other operators
BlaBlaCar

Blablacar is a popular ridesharing platform with 70 million users over 22 (mostly European) countries. The basic idea is that you carpool with locals who are already planning to drive your route and have space in their car. With some flexibility, you’ll get to your destination often faster and cheaper than other means. On the website or app, enter your departure and arrival points and your date of travel, sift through the profiles of drivers who’ve posted pre-planned drives and find one whose timing and preferences match yours. Request to join the ride, wait to be accepted, and pay your share of the set price.

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Contact Details
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Chamonix-Mont-Blanc to Annecy
Ave. Duration
1h 33m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
5€ - 8€
Book at
blablacar.co.uk
Uber Annecy
Website
uber.comglobal
Towncar from Chamonix to Annecy
Ave. Duration
1h 11m
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
130€ - 190€
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uber.com
UberX
130€ - 190€

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Chamonix to Annecy bus services, operated by Blablabus, arrive at Annecy station.

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Chamonix to Annecy train services, operated by Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS), arrive at Annecy station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Chamonix to Annecy is 103 km. It takes approximately 1h 11m to drive from Chamonix to Annecy.

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Check out Blablacar's carpooling service for rideshare options between Chamonix and Annecy. A great option if you don't have a driver's licence or want to avoid public transport.

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