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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  •  7h 57m

  1. Take the train from Lugano to Milano Centrale Ece / ...
  2. Take the train from Milano Centrale Station to Torino Porta Susa
  3. Take the train from Torino Porta Susa to Chambery-Challes-E Tgv
  4. Take the train from Chambery-Challes-E to Annecy Tgv

$97 - $141

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Bus  •  8h

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

$26 - $44

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Train Trenitalia Eurocity  •  8h 55m

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

$101 - $185

Train, bus  •  10h 19m

  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

$126 - $234

Drive  •  4h 17m

  1. Drive from Lugano to Annecy 246.4 miles

$50 - $80

Fly Lugano to Geneva  •  6h 39m

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

$62 - $205

Train to Milan Linate, fly to Geneva  •  6h 26m

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

$56 - $252

Fly Milan Malpensa to Geneva  •  5h 33m

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

$101 - $264

Train to Zurich, fly to Geneva  •  7h 30m

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

$122 - $273

Fly Milan Malpensa to Lyon, train  •  7h 35m

  1. Fly from Milan Malpensa (MXP) to Lyon (LYS) MXP - LYS
  2. Take the train from Lyon Part Dieu to Annecy

$132 - $303

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The cheapest way to get from Lugano to Annecy is to bus which costs SFr 26 - SFr 45 and takes 8h.

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The quickest way to get from Lugano to Annecy is to drive which costs SFr 50 - SFr 80 and takes 4h 17m.

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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 8h.

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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 Station, Torino Porta Susa and Chambery-Challes-E. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7h 57m.

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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 7h 57m and costs SFr 95 - SFr 150.

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It takes approximately 7h 57m 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 7h 57m and costs SFr 95 - SFr 150. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs SFr 26 - SFr 45 and takes 8h, you could also fly, which costs SFr 60 - SFr 210 and takes 6h 39m.

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Map of how to get from Lugano to Annecy.
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  • Distance: 137.1 miles
  • Duration: 7h 57m

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

You can take a train from Lugano to Annecy via Milano Centrale, Milano Centrale Station, Torino Porta Susa, and Chambery-Challes-E in around 7h 57m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Lugano to Annecy via Turin, Torino in around 8h.

Airlines
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Lugano to Geneva via Zurich
Ave. Duration
2h 48m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $310
Flights from Lugano to Geneva via Zurich, Nice
Ave. Duration
5h 20m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$75 - $310
Flights from Lugano to Geneva via Zurich, Munich
Ave. Duration
5h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $650
Flights from Lugano to Geneva via Zurich, Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $650
Flights from Zurich to Geneva
Ave. Duration
50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $320
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Lugano to Geneva via Zurich
Ave. Duration
2h 48m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $310
Flights from Lugano to Geneva via Zurich, Munich
Ave. Duration
5h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $650
Flights from Lugano to Geneva via Zurich, Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $650
Flights from Zurich to Geneva
Ave. Duration
50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $320
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Milan Linate to Geneva
Ave. Duration
55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$30 - $190
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Geneva
Ave. Duration
55m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$27 - $170
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Lyon
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$75 - $500
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Lyon
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$75 - $500
Hop!
Website
hop.com
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Lyon
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$75 - $500
FlexFlight ApS
Website
flexflight.dk
Flights from Milan Linate to Geneva
Ave. Duration
45m
When
Monday and Wednesday
Estimated price
$85 - $340
Royal Jordanian
Website
rj.com
Flights from Zurich to Geneva
Ave. Duration
50m
When
Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$110 - $400
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
1h 16m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$22 - $40
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Locarno FART to Domodossola
Ave. Duration
1h 47m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$7 - $14
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Domodossola to Genève
Ave. Duration
2h 33m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$75 - $140
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Lugano to Göschenen
Ave. Duration
1h 39m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$35 - $70
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Brig to Martigny
Ave. Duration
50m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $55
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Lugano to Zürich HB
Ave. Duration
2h 55m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$55 - $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
1h 13m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$21 - $30
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Train from Domodossola to Geneve
Ave. Duration
2h 31m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$65 - $120
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Train from Lugano to Zuerich Hb
Ave. Duration
2h 7m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$35 - $50
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
ItaloTreno
Phone
+39 060708
Website
italotreno.it
Train from Milano Centrale Station to Torino Porta Susa
Ave. Duration
48m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$20 - $29
Website
italotreno.it
inOui TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Torino Porta Susa to Chambery-Challes-E
Ave. Duration
2h 39m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$40 - $50
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$40 - $50
1st Class
$65 - $80
Train from Chambery-Challes-E to Annecy
Ave. Duration
39m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$16 - $21
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$16 - $21
1st Class
$28 - $33
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 Chambery-Challes-E to Annecy
Ave. Duration
54m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$15 - $22
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$15 - $22
1st Class
$19 - $29
Train from Lyon Part Dieu to Annecy
Ave. Duration
2h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$27 - $40
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$27 - $40
1st Class
$35 - $60
MGB
Website
matterhorngotthardbahn.ch
Train from Andermatt to Brig Bahnhofplatz
Ave. Duration
1h 56m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $80
Website
matterhorngotthardbahn.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
2nd Class Ticket
$35 - $50
1st Class Ticket
$65 - $80
RegionalAlps
Website
regionalps.ch
Train from Brig to Martigny
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
Frequency
Hourly
Website
regionalps.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
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
3h 10m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$12 - $20
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Turin, Torino to Annecy
Ave. Duration
3h 50m
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$14 - $24
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Eurolines CH
Phone
0041 (0) 844 257 224
Website
eurolines.ch
Bus from Martigny to Ducati Annecy
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$20 - $25
Book at
eurolines.ch

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There is no direct flight from Lugano Airport to Geneva Airport. The quickest flight takes 2h 35m 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 SNCF, arrive at Annecy station.

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

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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 1253+ hotels available in Annecy. Prices start at $79 USD per night.

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

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