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There are 7 ways to get from Donostia / San Sebastián to Annecy by bus, plane, train or car

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Bus to Biarritz, fly to Lyon, train  •  5h 46m

  1. Take the bus from San Sebastian to Aeropuerto Biarritz
  2. Fly from Biarritz (BIQ) to Lyon (LYS) BIQ - LYS
  3. Take the train from Lyon-Saint Exupery Tgv to Annecy

81€ - 263€

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Bus  •  14h 40m

  1. Take the bus from San Sebastián, San Sebastian to Annecy, Annecy N1156

45€ - 110€

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Bus to Bilbao, fly to Geneva, bus  •  6h 58m

  1. Take the bus from Donostia / San Sebastián to Airport Loiu Bilbao
  2. Fly from Bilbao (BIO) to Geneva (GVA) BIO - GVA
  3. Take the bus from Geneva Airport to Annecy Église des Fins

97€ - 348€

Bus to Biarritz, fly to Geneva, bus  •  6h 8m

  1. Take the bus from San Sebastian to Aeropuerto Biarritz
  2. Fly from Biarritz (BIQ) to Geneva (GVA) BIQ - GVA
  3. Take the bus from Geneva Airport to Annecy Église des Fins

63€ - 219€

Bus to Pau, fly to Lyon, train  •  9h 1m

  1. Take the bus from San Sebastián, San Sebastian to Pau
  2. Fly from Pau (PUF) to Lyon (LYS) PUF - LYS
  3. Take the train from Lyon-Saint Exupery Tgv to Annecy

121€ - 408€

Train  •  13h 6m

  1. Take the train from Hendaye to Dax Ter / ...
  2. Take the train from Dax to Massy Tgv Tgv
  3. Take the train from Massy Tgv to Lyon Part Dieu Tgv / ...
  4. Take the train from Lyon Part Dieu to Aix Les Bains Le Revard Ter

184€ - 341€

Drive  •  8h 39m

  1. Drive from Donostia / San Sebastián to Annecy 921.9 km

100€ - 160€

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The cheapest way to get from Donostia / San Sebastián to Annecy is to bus which costs 45€ - 110€ and takes 14h 40m.

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The quickest way to get from Donostia / San Sebastián to Annecy is to bus and fly and train which costs 80€ - 270€ and takes 5h 46m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from San Sebastián, San Sebastian and arriving at Annecy, Annecy. Services depart every four hours, and operate Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday. The journey takes approximately 14h 40m.

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No, there is no direct train from Donostia / San Sebastián to Annecy. However, there are services departing from Loiola-Donostia and arriving at Annecy via Hendaye, Dax, Massy Tgv, Lyon Part Dieu and Aix Les Bains Le Revard. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 13h 6m.

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The distance between Donostia / San Sebastián and Annecy is 703 km. The road distance is 921.9 km.

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The best way to get from Donostia / San Sebastián to Annecy without a car is to train which takes 13h 6m and costs 180€ - 350€.

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It takes approximately 5h 46m to get from Donostia / San Sebastián to Annecy, including transfers.

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Donostia / San Sebastián to Annecy bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from San Sebastián, San Sebastian station.

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Donostia / San Sebastián to Annecy train services, operated by SNCF, depart from Hendaye station.

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The best way to get from Donostia / San Sebastián to Annecy is to train which takes 13h 6m and costs 180€ - 350€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 45€ - 110€ and takes 14h 40m.

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Map of how to get from Donostia / San Sebastián to Annecy.
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  • Distance: 702.8 km
  • Duration: 5h 46m

What companies run services between Donostia / San Sebastián, Spain and Annecy, France?

You can take a train from Donostia / San Sebastián to Annecy via Hendaia, Hendaye, Dax, Massy Tgv, Lyon Part Dieu, and Aix Les Bains Le Revard in around 13h 6m. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from San Sebastián, San Sebastian to Annecy, Annecy every 4 hours. Tickets cost 45€ - 60€ and the journey takes 14h 40m. ALSA also services this route twice daily.

Airlines
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Biarritz to Lyon
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
80€ - 330€
Flights from Biarritz to Lyon via Paris Orly
Ave. Duration
3h 20m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
80€ - 330€
Flights from Bilbao to Geneva via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4h
When
Every day
Estimated price
150€ - 350€
Flights from Biarritz to Geneva
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
90€ - 330€
Flights from Pau to Lyon
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
80€ - 300€
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Bilbao to Geneva via Madrid
Ave. Duration
3h 58m
When
Every day
Estimated price
170€ - 490€
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Biarritz to Lyon
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
35€ - 160€
Flights from Bilbao to Geneva
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Monday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
40€ - 180€
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Bilbao to Geneva via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3h 55m
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
210€ - 600€
Flights from Biarritz to Geneva
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
45€ - 290€
Train operators
TGV inOui

France’s high-speed TGV train network runs at speeds of up to 320km/h connecting major cities across France and into neighbouring countries. All TGV tickets include a seat reservation; seating is 1+2 in 1st class, 2+2 in 2nd class. Popular routes include Paris to Marseille and Paris to Strasbourg. Most TGVs have a cafe area, power points at each seat and WiFi.

Contact Details
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Lyon-Saint Exupery Tgv to Annecy
Ave. Duration
1h 46m
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
30€ - 45€
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
35€ - 45€
1st Class
30€ - 40€
Train from Hendaye to Dax
Ave. Duration
1h 12m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
24€ - 35€
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
30€ - 35€
1st Class
24€ - 29€
Train from Dax to Massy Tgv
Ave. Duration
3h 14m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
100€ - 140€
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
100€ - 120€
1st Class
110€ - 140€
Train from Massy Tgv to Lyon Part Dieu
Ave. Duration
2h 2m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
70€ - 95€
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
70€ - 85€
1st Class
75€ - 95€
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 Hendaye to Dax
Ave. Duration
1h 22m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
11€ - 28€
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
11€ - 17€
Rail 1st Class
19€ - 28€
Train from Massy Tgv to Lyon Part Dieu
Ave. Duration
2h 5m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
50€ - 100€
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
50€ - 75€
Rail 1st Class
65€ - 100€
Train from Lyon Part Dieu to Aix Les Bains Le Revard
Ave. Duration
1h 11m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
15€ - 35€
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
15€ - 22€
Rail 1st Class
24€ - 35€
Bus operators
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. ALSA services are accessible to people with disabilities, and guide dogs are welcome on all journeys. There are 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 San Sebastian to Aeropuerto Biarritz
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
5€ - 9€
Website
alsa.com
Bus from San Sebastian to Annecy
Ave. Duration
13h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
75€ - 110€
Website
alsa.com
Transportes Pesa
Phone
+34 (0) 900 12 14 00
Email
atencionaclientes@pesa.net
Website
pesa.net
Bus from Donostia / San Sebastián to Airport Loiu Bilbao
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
10€ - 17€
Schedules at
pesa.net
Lihsa
Phone
+33 4 26 73 40 00
Website
auvergnerhonealpes.fr
Bus from Geneva Airport to Annecy Église des Fins
Ave. Duration
1h 34m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
12€ - 16€
Schedules at
auvergnerhonealpes.fr
Transalis
Phone
+33 4 50 51 08 51
Email
commercial.crolard@transdev.com
Website
transalis.fr
Bus from Genève-Aéroport, gare routière to Annecy, Eglise Des Fins
Ave. Duration
1h 34m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
14€ - 21€
Website
Transalis
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).

Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from San Sebastián, San Sebastian to Pau
Ave. Duration
2h 40m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
10€ - 13€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from San Sebastián, San Sebastian to Annecy, Annecy
Ave. Duration
14h 40m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
45€ - 60€
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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The quickest flight from Biarritz Airport to Lyon Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 15m.

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Donostia / San Sebastián to Annecy bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Annecy, Annecy station.

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Donostia / San Sebastián to Annecy train services, operated by SNCF, arrive at Aix Les Bains Le Revard station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Donostia / San Sebastián to Annecy is 922 km. It takes approximately 8h 39m to drive from Donostia / San Sebastián to Annecy.

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easyJet and Air France offer flights from Biarritz Airport to Lyon Airport.

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Book your Donostia / San Sebastián to Annecy bus tickets online with Omio, FlixBus and Busbud.

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There are 1675+ hotels available in Annecy. Prices start at 87€ per night.

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