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There are 4 ways to get from Geneva to Annecy by train, bus, rideshare or car

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Train  •  1h 14m

  1. Take the train from Geneve-Eaux-Vives to Annecy 23412 / ...

€22 - €40

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Rideshare  •  49 min

  1. Take the rideshare from Genève to Annecy 41.9 km

€2 - €3

2 alternative options

Bus  •  1h 19m

  1. Take the bus from Genève, Jonction to Annecy, Eglise Des Fins T72 / ...

€5 - €10

Drive  •  31 min

  1. Drive from Geneva to Annecy 40.8 km

€4 - €7

Geneva to Annecy by train

The train journey time between Geneva and Annecy is around 1h 14m and covers a distance of around 61 km. The fastest train normally takes 1h 14m. Operated by Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS), the Geneva to Annecy train service departs from Geneve-Eaux-Vives and arrives in Annecy. Typically 94 trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Train route overview

Average train time:
1h 14m
Fastest train time:
1h 14m
Trains per week:
94
Cheapest price:
€22
Carbon emissions:
3 kg CO2

First and last trains

First train departs at:
06:02
Last train departs at:
21:02

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Geneva to Annecy train schedules

Switzerland → France
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Conditions of entry into France from Switzerland

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  • Negative Covid-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival or 7 day mandatory self-quarantine
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  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempted from providing a negative COVID-19 test
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  • Negative Covid-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival or 7 day mandatory self-quarantine
  • Mandatory installation of smart phone app for contact purposes
  • Health screen upon arrival. Those showing symptoms will be placed under state quarantine
This applies to arrivals from all countries, with no exceptions
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Yes, but conditions apply when entering France from Switzerland.

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Domestic travel is restricted

  • Face masks are mandatory
  • There is a social distancing requirement of 1 metre
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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Annecy is 800 130 000.

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

The social distance requirement in Annecy is 1 metre.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 800 130 000.

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

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Last updated: 14 Jun 2021
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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Geneva to Annecy is to rideshare which costs SFr 2 - SFr 4 and takes 49 min.

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The fastest way to get from Geneva to Annecy is to drive which takes 31 min and costs SFr 4 - SFr 7.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Genève, Jonction and arriving at Annecy, Eglise Des Fins. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 1h 19m.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Geneve-Eaux-Vives and arriving at Annecy. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 1h 14m.

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The distance between Geneva and Annecy is 33 km. The road distance is 40.8 km.

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The best way to get from Geneva to Annecy without a car is to train which takes 1h 14m and costs SFr 25 - SFr 45.

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The train from Geneve-Eaux-Vives to Annecy takes 1h 14m including transfers and departs hourly.

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Geneva to Annecy bus services, operated by Transalis, depart from Genève, Jonction station.

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Geneva to Annecy train services, operated by Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS), depart from Geneve-Eaux-Vives station.

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The best way to get from Geneva to Annecy is to train which takes 1h 14m and costs SFr 25 - SFr 45. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs SFr 6 - SFr 11 and takes 1h 19m.

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Map of how to get from Geneva to Annecy.
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  • Distance: 32.7 km
  • Duration: 1h 14m

What companies run services between Geneva, Switzerland and Annecy, France?

Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS) operates a train from Geneve-Eaux-Vives to Annecy hourly. Tickets cost €22 - €40 and the journey takes 1h 14m. Alternatively, Transalis operates a bus from Genève, Jonction to Annecy, Eglise Des Fins hourly. Tickets cost €6 - €10 and the journey takes 1h 19m. FlixBus also services this route 5 times a day.

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 Geneve-Eaux-Vives to Annecy
Ave. Duration
1h 14m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€22 - €40
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Bus operators
Transalis
Phone
+33 4 50 51 08 51
Email
commercial.crolard@transdev.com
Website
transalis.fr
Bus from Genève, Jonction to Annecy, Eglise Des Fins
Ave. Duration
1h 19m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€6 - €10
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).

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Geneva to Annecy
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
€5 - €7
Website
flixbus.co.uk
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 Genève to Annecy
Ave. Duration
49 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€2 - €3
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

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Geneva to Annecy bus services, operated by Transalis, arrive at Annecy, Eglise Des Fins station.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Geneva to Annecy is 41 km. It takes approximately 31 min to drive from Geneva to Annecy.

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There are 108+ hotels available in Annecy. Prices start at €75 per night.

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

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