There are 10 ways to get from Lugano to Annecy by train, bus, car or plane

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Train via Torino Porta Susa  •  7 h 33 min

  1. Take the train from Lugano to Milano Centrale Ece / ...
  2. Take the train from Milano Centrale to Torino Porta Susa Fr
  3. Take the train from Torino Porta Susa to Aix-les-Bains-le-Revard Tgv

$102 - $146

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Bus  •  8 h

  1. Take the bus from Lugano to Turin, Torino 470 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Turin, Torino to Annecy 1725

$26 - $45

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Train Trenitalia Eurocity  •  8 h 52 min

  1. Take the train from Locarno FART to Domodossola Express / ...
  2. Take the train from Domodossola to Geneve Eurocity / ...

$110 - $193

Train, bus  •  10 h 20 min

  1. Take the train from Lugano to Göschenen
  2. Take the train from Andermatt to Brig Bahnhofplatz 7-Y / ...
  3. Take the train from Brig to Martigny 90
  4. Take the bus from Martigny to Ducati Annecy

$134 - $247

Drive  •  4 h 17 min

  1. Drive from Lugano to Annecy 246.4 miles

$50 - $80

Fly Lugano to Geneva  •  6 h 19 min

  1. Fly from Lugano (LUG) to Geneva (GVA) LUG - GVA

$72 - $206

Train to Milan Linate, fly to Geneva  •  5 h 59 min

  1. Take the train from Lugano to Milano Centrale
  2. Fly from Milan Linate (LIN) to Geneva (GVA) LIN - GVA

$66 - $255

Train to Zurich, fly to Geneva  •  6 h 21 min

  1. Take the train from Lugano to Zürich HB
  2. Fly from Zurich (ZRH) to Geneva (GVA) ZRH - GVA

$127 - $277

Fly Milan Malpensa to Geneva  •  6 h 23 min

  1. Fly from Milan Malpensa (MXP) to Geneva (GVA) MXP - GVA

$112 - $250

Fly Milan Malpensa to Lyon, bus  •  6 h 25 min

  1. Fly from Milan Malpensa (MXP) to Lyon (LYS) MXP - LYS
  2. Take the bus from Lyon - Saint-Exupéry Airport to Annecy

$100 - $240

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Lugano to Annecy is to bus which costs SFr 25 - SFr 45 and takes 8 h.

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The quickest way to get from Lugano to Annecy is to drive which costs SFr 50 - SFr 75 and takes 4 h 17 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Lugano to Annecy. However, there are services departing from Lugano and arriving at Annecy via Turin, Torino. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 8 h.

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No, there is no direct train from Lugano to Annecy. However, there are services departing from Lugano and arriving at Annecy via Milano Centrale, Torino Porta Susa and Aix-les-Bains-le-Revard. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7 h 33 min.

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The distance between Lugano and Annecy is 219 km. The road distance is 394.3 km.

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The best way to get from Lugano to Annecy without a car is to train which takes 7 h 33 min and costs SFr 95 - SFr 140.

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It takes approximately 7 h 33 min to get from Lugano to Annecy, including transfers.

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Lugano to Annecy bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Lugano station.

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Lugano to Annecy train services, operated by Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS), depart from Lugano station.

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The best way to get from Lugano to Annecy is to train which takes 7 h 33 min and costs SFr 95 - SFr 140. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs SFr 25 - SFr 45 and takes 8 h, you could also fly, which costs SFr 65 - SFr 200 and takes 6 h 19 min.

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Map of how to get from Lugano to Annecy.
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  • Distance: 137.1 miles
  • Duration: 7 h 33 min

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

You can take a train from Lugano to Annecy via Milano Centrale, Torino Porta Susa, Torino Porta Susa, and Aix-les-Bains-le-Revard in around 7 h 33 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Lugano to Annecy via Turin, Torino in around 8 h.

Airlines
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Lugano to Geneva via Zurich
Ave. Duration
2 h 52 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $310
Flights from Lugano to Geneva via Zurich, Munich
Ave. Duration
5 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $650
Flights from Lugano to Geneva via Zurich, Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
5 h 45 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$75 - $310
Flights from Lugano to Geneva via Zurich, Brussels
Ave. Duration
6 h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$90 - $380
Flights from Zurich to Geneva
Ave. Duration
50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $320
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Geneva via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$320 - $850
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Lugano to Geneva via Zurich
Ave. Duration
2 h 52 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $310
Flights from Lugano to Geneva via Zurich, Munich
Ave. Duration
5 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $650
Flights from Zurich to Geneva
Ave. Duration
50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $320
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Milan Linate to Geneva
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$30 - $190
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Lyon
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$75 - $500
Hop!
Website
hop.com
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Lyon
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$75 - $500
Royal Jordanian
Website
rj.com
Flights from Zurich to Geneva
Ave. Duration
45 min
When
Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$110 - $400
Ethiopian Airlines
Website
ethiopianairlines.com
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Geneva
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$100 - $300
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. Swiss Railways codeshares with American Airlines and Swiss International Air Lines out of Zurich International Airport.

Contact Details
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Lugano to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
1 h 16 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$23 - $45
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Locarno FART to Domodossola
Ave. Duration
1 h 47 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$10 - $21
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Domodossola to Genève
Ave. Duration
2 h 33 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$80 - $140
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Lugano to Göschenen
Ave. Duration
1 h 39 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$40 - $75
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Brig to Martigny
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $60
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Lugano to Zürich HB
Ave. Duration
2 h 9 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$60 - $110
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
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 Lugano to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$22 - $30
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Train from Domodossola to Geneve
Ave. Duration
2 h 31 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$70 - $120
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Train from Lugano to Zuerich Hb
Ave. Duration
2 h 9 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$35 - $50
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Trenitalia Frecce

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 Milano Centrale to Torino Porta Susa
Ave. Duration
48 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$21 - $30
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
sncf.com
Train from Torino Porta Susa to Aix-les-Bains-le-Revard
Ave. Duration
2 h 55 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$45 - $55
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$45 - $55
1st Class
$70 - $90
MGB
Website
matterhorngotthardbahn.ch
Train from Andermatt to Brig Bahnhofplatz
Ave. Duration
1 h 56 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$40 - $85
Website
matterhorngotthardbahn.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
2nd Class Ticket
$40 - $50
1st Class Ticket
$70 - $85
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.

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Lugano to Turin, Torino
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$12 - $21
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Turin, Torino to Annecy
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$14 - $25
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Eurolines CH
Phone
0041 (0) 844 257 224
Website
eurolines.ch
Bus from Martigny to Ducati Annecy
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$21 - $26
Book at
eurolines.ch
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 Lyon - Saint-Exupéry Airport to Annecy
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$5 - $8
Website
Ouibus

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There is no direct flight from Lugano Airport to Geneva Airport. The quickest flight takes 2 h 35 min and has one stopover.

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Lugano to Annecy bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Annecy station.

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Lugano to Annecy train services, operated by TGV, arrive at Aix-les-Bains-le-Revard station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Lugano to Annecy is 394 km. It takes approximately 4 h 17 min to drive from Lugano to Annecy.

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Air France, Brussels Airlines, Lufthansa and Swiss offer flights from Lugano Airport to Geneva Airport.

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Book your Lugano to Annecy bus tickets online with FlixBus and FlixBus.

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There are 1022+ hotels available in Annecy. Prices start at $86 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Lugano to Lugano Airport is to line 60 train which takes 12 min and costs SFr 9 - SFr 17.

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