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There are 9 ways to get from Frankfurt am Main to Annecy by train, bus, car or plane

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Train Deutsche Bahn  •  8 h 37 min

  1. Take the train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Basel SBB Ice / ...
  2. Take the train from Basel SBB to Bern Ice / ...
  3. Take the train from Bern to Genève 1 / ...

$138 - $276

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Bus FlixBus  •  12 h 40 min

  1. Take the bus from Frankfurt, Frankfurt central station to Geneva 122

$37 - $68

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Train inOui TGV  •  8 h 43 min

  1. Take the train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Lyon Part Dieu Tgv
  2. Take the train from Lyon Part Dieu to Annecy Lyon - Annecy / ...

$165 - $190

Train  •  8 h 47 min

  1. Take the train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Basel SBB Ice / ...
  2. Take the train from Olten to Genève 5 / ...

$142 - $276

Bus Ouibus  •  14 h

  1. Take the bus from Frankfurt to Zürich Ouibus
  2. Take the bus from Zürich to Annecy

$46 - $62

Train, drive  •  7 h 1 min

  1. Take the train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Basel Bad Bf Ice / ...
  2. Drive from Lörrach Hbf to Annecy

$99 - $193

Drive  •  5 h 45 min

  1. Drive from Frankfurt am Main to Annecy 385.7 miles

$80 - $120

Fly to Geneva  •  5 h 51 min

  1. Fly from Frankfurt (FRA) to Geneva (GVA) FRA - GVA

$83 - $284

Fly to Lyon, train  •  6 h 53 min

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

$114 - $333

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The cheapest way to get from Frankfurt am Main to Annecy is to bus which costs 40€ - 55€ and takes 14 h.

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The quickest way to get from Frankfurt am Main to Annecy is to drive which costs 70€ - 110€ and takes 5 h 45 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Frankfurt am Main station to Annecy. However, there are services departing from Frankfurt, Frankfurt central station and arriving at Annecy via Geneva. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 12 h 40 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Frankfurt am Main to Annecy. However, there are services departing from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf and arriving at Annecy via Lyon Part Dieu. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 8 h 43 min.

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The distance between Frankfurt am Main and Annecy is 505 km. The road distance is 617.2 km.

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The best way to get from Frankfurt am Main to Annecy without a car is to train which takes 8 h 37 min and costs 120€ - 240€.

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It takes approximately 8 h 37 min to get from Frankfurt am Main to Annecy, including transfers.

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Frankfurt am Main to Annecy bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Frankfurt, Frankfurt central station.

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Frankfurt am Main to Annecy train services, operated by inOui TGV, depart from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf station.

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The best way to get from Frankfurt am Main to Annecy is to train which takes 8 h 37 min and costs 120€ - 240€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 30€ - 60€ and takes 12 h 40 min, you could also fly, which costs 70€ - 250€ and takes 5 h 51 min.

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  • Distance: 315.7 miles
  • Duration: 8 h 37 min

What companies run services between Frankfurt am Main, Germany and Annecy, France?

You can take a train from Frankfurt am Main to Annecy via Basel SBB, Bern, Genève, Genève, Cornavin, Carouge GE, P+R Etoile, and Genève - Étoile in around 8 h 37 min. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Frankfurt am Main to Annecy once daily. Tickets cost $30 - $60 and the journey takes 10 h 50 min.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Frankfurt to Geneva
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $600
Flights from Frankfurt to Geneva via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $600
Flights from Frankfurt to Geneva via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $600
Flights from Frankfurt to Lyon
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $390
Flights from Frankfurt to Lyon via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$120 - $390
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Frankfurt to Geneva
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $600
Flights from Frankfurt to Geneva via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $600
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Frankfurt to Lyon via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
3 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $430
Train operators
Deutsche Bahn

Deutsche Bahn is the German railway company, and the largest railway operator and infrastructure owner in Europe. Based in Berlin, Deutsche Bahn was founded in 1994, and offers many different types of rail transportation including ICE or Intercity-Express for high-speed services between major cities and regions, IC (InterCity) for long-distance trains, RE (Regional Express) trains that connect regions and cities, and the S-Bahn rapid transit service. There are two main tickets on offer: the Flexpreis that has full flexibility, and the Sparpreis which is the cheaper, advanced fare.

Contact Details
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Basel SBB
Ave. Duration
2 h 57 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$75 - $120
Website
bahn.de
Train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Basel Bad Bf
Ave. Duration
2 h 48 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$70 - $110
Website
bahn.de
Trenitalia Eurocity

The primary train operator in Italy, Trenitalia was created in the year 2000. Trenitalia offers national rail connections in Italy as well as international connections to Austria, France, Germany and Switzerland. The company operates regional and long-distance trains, as well as high-speed trains called Frecce that travel on specialised tracks on speeds of up to 360km/h. Trenitalia tickets are available online, in stations across the country or from many travel agents that offer bookings.

Contact Details
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Basel Sbb
Ave. Duration
2 h 53 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$50 - $75
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Basel Bad Bf
Ave. Duration
2 h 44 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$50 - $75
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
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. Swiss Railways codeshares with American Airlines and Swiss International Air Lines out of Zurich International Airport.

Contact Details
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Basel SBB to Bern
Ave. Duration
59 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$35 - $65
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Bern to Genève
Ave. Duration
1 h 44 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$40 - $80
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Olten to Genève
Ave. Duration
2 h 5 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$60 - $110
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
inOui TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Lyon Part Dieu
Ave. Duration
5 h 58 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$130 - $150
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$130 - $150
1st Class
$180 - $270
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 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
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 Frankfurt, Frankfurt central station to Geneva
Ave. Duration
10 h 50 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $60
Website
flixbus.co.uk
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 Frankfurt to Zürich
Ave. Duration
7 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$16 - $23
Website
Ouibus
Eurolines CH
Phone
0041 (0) 844 257 224
Website
eurolines.ch
Bus from Zürich to Annecy
Ave. Duration
5 h 30 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$30 - $40
Book at
eurolines.ch

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The quickest flight from Frankfurt Airport to Geneva Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 5 min.

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Frankfurt am Main to Annecy bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Geneva station.

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Frankfurt am Main to Annecy train services, operated by SNCF, arrive at Annecy station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Frankfurt am Main to Annecy is 617 km. It takes approximately 5 h 45 min to drive from Frankfurt am Main to Annecy.

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Swiss and Lufthansa offer flights from Frankfurt Airport to Geneva Airport.

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Book your Frankfurt am Main to Annecy bus tickets online with FlixBus and FlixBus.

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There are 1204+ hotels available in Annecy. Prices start at $77 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Frankfurt am Main to Frankfurt Airport is to train which takes 13 min and costs 9€ - 14€.

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