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There are 7 ways to get from Milan to Annecy by train, bus, car or plane

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Train  •  5h 34m

  1. Take the train from Milano P.Garibaldi to Chambery Challes Les Eaux Tgv
  2. Take the train from Chambery Challes Les Eaux to Annecy Ter / ...

€70 - €105

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Bus  •  7h 34m

  1. Take the bus from Milan to Turin 726 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Turin to Annecy 1725

€21 - €38

5 alternative options

Train via Aix Les Bains Le Revard  •  5h 36m

  1. Take the train from Milano P.Garibaldi to Aix Les Bains Le Revard Tgv

€69 - €105

Train, bus  •  6h 47m

  1. Take the train from Milano Centrale to Genève-Aéroport Ec
  2. Take the bus from Genève-Aéroport, gare routière to Annecy, Galbert T72

€91 - €196

Drive  •  3h 36m

  1. Drive from Milan to Annecy 333.9 km

€40 - €60

Fly from Milan Linate, bus  •  4h 13m

  1. Fly from Milan Linate (LIN) to Geneva (GVA) LIN - GVA
  2. Take the bus from Genève-Aéroport, gare routière to Annecy, Eglise Des Fins

€83 - €208

Fly from Milan Malpensa, bus  •  8h

  1. Fly from Milan Malpensa (MXP) to Geneva (GVA) MXP - GVA
  2. Take the bus from Genève-Aéroport, gare routière to Annecy, Eglise Des Fins

€82 - €131

Milan to Annecy by train

The train journey time between Milan and Annecy is around 5h 20m and covers a distance of around 393 km. The fastest train normally takes 5h 15m. Operated by TGV inOui and SNCF, the Milan to Annecy train service departs from Milano P.Garibaldi and arrives in Annecy. Typically 15 trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Train route overview

Average train time:
5h 20m
Fastest train time:
5h 15m
Trains per week:
15
Cheapest price:
€70
Carbon emissions:
20 kg CO2

First and last trains

First train departs at:
06:00
Last train departs at:
14:40

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Milan to Annecy train schedules

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The cheapest way to get from Milan to Annecy is to bus which costs €20 - €40 and takes 7h 34m.

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The quickest way to get from Milan to Annecy is to drive which costs €40 - €60 and takes 3h 36m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Milan to Annecy. However, there are services departing from via orefici, 24 fronte via cantu' and arriving at Annecy via Milan and Turin. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7h 34m.

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No, there is no direct train from Milan to Annecy. However, there are services departing from Milano P.Garibaldi and arriving at Annecy via Chambery Challes Les Eaux. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5h 34m.

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The distance between Milan and Annecy is 243 km. The road distance is 333.9 km.

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The best way to get from Milan to Annecy without a car is to train which takes 5h 34m and costs €65 - €110.

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It takes approximately 5h 34m to get from Milan to Annecy, including transfers.

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

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Milan to Annecy train services, operated by TGV inOui, depart from Milano P.Garibaldi station.

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The best way to get from Milan to Annecy is to train which takes 5h 34m and costs €65 - €110. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs €20 - €40 and takes 7h 34m.

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Map of how to get from Milan to Annecy.
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  • Distance: 243.1 km
  • Duration: 5h 34m

What companies run services between Milan, Italy and Annecy, France?

You can take a train from Milan to Annecy via Chambery Challes Les Eaux in around 5h 34m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Milan to Annecy via via natta, Milan, and Turin in around 7h 34m.

Airlines
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Geneva via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
5h 15m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
€80 - €160
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Geneva via Palermo
Ave. Duration
5h 45m
When
Thursday
Estimated price
€80 - €160
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Geneva via Lamezia Terme
Ave. Duration
5h 50m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
€80 - €160
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Geneva via Manchester
Ave. Duration
5h 55m
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€80 - €160
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Geneva via London Luton
Ave. Duration
5h 55m
When
Monday and Sunday
Estimated price
€80 - €160
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Milan Linate to Geneva
Ave. Duration
50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
€130 - €270
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Geneva via Rome
Ave. Duration
4h 43m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€50 - €190
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Geneva via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
5h 21m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€80 - €290
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Geneva via Munich
Ave. Duration
4h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€140 - €240
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Geneva via Brussels
Ave. Duration
4h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€220 - €280
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Geneva via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€100 - €250
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Geneva via Vienna
Ave. Duration
4h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€85 - €380
Luxair
Website
luxair.lu
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Geneva via Luxembourg
Ave. Duration
3h 40m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
€100 - €240
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Geneva via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3h 40m
When
Monday and Thursday
Estimated price
€50 - €240
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Geneva via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
4h 35m
When
Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday
Estimated price
€60 - €280
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Geneva via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
4h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€35 - €150
TAP Portugal
Website
flytap.com
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Geneva via Lisbon
Ave. Duration
6h 5m
When
Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€85 - €330
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 Milano P.Garibaldi to Chambery Challes Les Eaux
Ave. Duration
4h 10m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€60 - €75
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
€60 - €70
1st Class
€60 - €75
Train from Chambery Challes Les Eaux to Annecy
Ave. Duration
37 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
€19 - €30
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
€26 - €30
1st Class
€19 - €23
Train from Milano P.Garibaldi to Aix Les Bains Le Revard
Ave. Duration
4h 25m
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
€60 - €80
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
€60 - €75
1st Class
€65 - €80
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 Chambery Challes Les Eaux to Annecy
Ave. Duration
51 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€8 - €22
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
€8 - €12
Rail 1st Class
€15 - €22
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 Milano Centrale to Genève-Aéroport
Ave. Duration
4h 43m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€95 - €170
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
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 Milano Centrale to Geneve-Aeroport
Ave. Duration
4h 43m
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
€80 - €180
Website
Trenitalia Eurocity
2nd Class
€80 - €110
1st Class
€130 - €180
Bus operators
Transalis
Phone
+33 4 50 51 08 51
Email
commercial.crolard@transdev.com
Website
transalis.fr
Bus from Genève-Aéroport, gare routière to Annecy, Galbert
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€11 - €16
Website
Transalis
Bus from Genève-Aéroport, gare routière to Annecy, Eglise Des Fins
Ave. Duration
1h 34m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€11 - €16
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 Milan to Turin
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€9 - €12
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Turin to Annecy
Ave. Duration
3h 50m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€14 - €18
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Baltour
Phone
+39 0861 1991900
Email
info@baltour.it
Website
global.flixbus.com
Bus from Milano - Bus Station Lampugnano to Torino - Autostazione C.So Vittorio Emanuele 131
Ave. Duration
2h
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
€7 - €11
Website
Baltour
Marozzi VT
Phone
080 579 0211
Email
info@marozzivt.it
Website
marozzivt.it
Bus from Milano to Torino
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€14 - €18
Website
Marozzi VT
Blablabus

As the bus subsidiary of French railway SNCF, Ouibus offers eco-friendly coaches serving 35 French cities and 10 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 Milan to Torino - Bus station
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€8 - €11
Website
Blablabus
Gruppo Di Maio
Phone
+39 0827 34 117
Email
info@gruppodimaio.it
Website
gruppodimaio.it
Bus from Milano Lampugnano to Torino
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€5 - €9
Schedules at
gruppodimaio.it
Estació d'autobusos Barcelona Nord
Phone
+34 937 065 366
Website
barcelonanord.cat
Bus from Milano to Turin
Ave. Duration
2h 20m
Frequency
3 times a week
Website
Estació d'autobusos Barcelona Nord

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The quickest flight from Milan Linate Airport to Geneva Airport is the direct flight which takes 50 min.

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

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Milan to Annecy train services, operated by SNCF, arrive at Annecy station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Milan to Annecy is 334 km. It takes approximately 3h 36m to drive from Milan to Annecy.

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Alitalia offers flights from Milan Linate Airport to Geneva Airport.

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

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The best way to get from Milan to Milan Linate Airport is to line 73 bus which takes 20 min and costs €1 - €3.

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