There are 9 ways to get from Rotterdam to Annecy by train, bus, car or plane

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Train  •  7 h 37 min

  1. Take the train from Rotterdam Centraal to Paris-Nord Thalys
  2. Take the train from Paris Gare de Lyon to Annecy Tgv

$229 - $284

Cheapest option

Bus  •  15 h 55 min

  1. Take the bus from Rotterdam, Rotterdam CS to Lyon Saint-Exupéry Airport, Lyon Aéroport Saint Exupéry N760
  2. Take the bus from Lyon - Saint-Exupéry Airport to Annecy Ouibus

$58 - $94

7 alternative options

Bus, train  •  18 h 59 min

  1. Take the bus from Den Haag to Lyon
  2. Take the train from Lyon Part Dieu to Annecy

$133 - $195

Drive  •  8 h 53 min

  1. Drive from Rotterdam to Annecy 590.6 miles

$140 - $210

Train to Amsterdam, fly to Geneva  •  5 h 57 min

  1. Take the train from Rotterdam Centraal to Schiphol Airport
  2. Fly from Amsterdam (AMS) to Geneva (GVA) AMS - GVA

$64 - $228

Train to Amsterdam, fly to Lyon, bus  •  6 h 19 min

  1. Take the train from Rotterdam Centraal to Schiphol Airport
  2. Fly from Amsterdam (AMS) to Lyon (LYS) AMS - LYS
  3. Take the bus from Lyon - Saint-Exupéry Airport to Annecy

$62 - $208

Train to Brussels, fly to Geneva  •  6 h 51 min

  1. Take the train from Rotterdam Centraal to Antwerpen-Centraal
  2. Fly from Brussels (BRU) to Geneva (GVA) BRU - GVA

$99 - $260

Train to Brussels, fly to Lyon, bus  •  7 h 3 min

  1. Take the train from Rotterdam Centraal to Antwerpen-Centraal
  2. Fly from Brussels (BRU) to Lyon (LYS) BRU - LYS
  3. Take the bus from Lyon - Saint-Exupéry Airport to Annecy

$92 - $280

Train to Lille Lesquin, fly to Lyon, bus  •  7 h 37 min

  1. Take the train from Rotterdam Centraal to Lille Europe
  2. Fly from Lille Lesquin (LIL) to Lyon (LYS) LIL - LYS
  3. Take the bus from Lyon - Saint-Exupéry Airport to Annecy

$142 - $394

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Rotterdam to Annecy is to bus which costs 45€ - 80€ and takes 15 h 55 min.

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The quickest way to get from Rotterdam to Annecy is to train and fly which costs 50€ - 200€ and takes 5 h 57 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Rotterdam to Annecy. However, there are services departing from Rotterdam, Rotterdam CS and arriving at Annecy via Lyon - Saint-Exupéry Airport. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 15 h 55 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Rotterdam to Annecy. However, there are services departing from Rotterdam Centraal and arriving at Annecy via Paris Nord and Paris Gare de Lyon. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7 h 37 min.

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The distance between Rotterdam and Annecy is 680 km. The road distance is 945 km.

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The best way to get from Rotterdam to Annecy without a car is to train which takes 7 h 37 min and costs 190€ - 250€.

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It takes approximately 7 h 37 min to get from Rotterdam to Annecy, including transfers.

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

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Rotterdam to Annecy train services, operated by Thalys, depart from Rotterdam Centraal station.

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The best way to get from Rotterdam to Annecy is to train which takes 7 h 37 min and costs 190€ - 250€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 45€ - 80€ and takes 15 h 55 min.

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  • Distance: 424.8 miles
  • Duration: 7 h 37 min

What companies run services between Rotterdam, Netherlands and Annecy, France?

You can take a train from Rotterdam to Annecy via Paris-Nord, Paris Nord, Paris Gare De Lyon, and Paris Gare de Lyon in around 7 h 37 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Rotterdam to Annecy via Lyon Saint-Exupéry Airport, Lyon Aéroport Saint Exupéry and Lyon - Saint-Exupéry Airport in around 15 h 55 min.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Amsterdam to Geneva via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 11 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $900
Flights from Amsterdam to Lyon via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $550
Flights from Brussels to Geneva via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 4 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $650
Flights from Brussels to Geneva via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $650
Flights from Brussels to Lyon via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 16 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $600
Flights from Brussels to Lyon via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $600
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Amsterdam to Geneva
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $300
Flights from Amsterdam to Lyon
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$60 - $500
Flights from Amsterdam to Lyon via London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $500
Flights from Brussels to Geneva
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $290
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Amsterdam to Lyon
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $550
Flights from Amsterdam to Lyon via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $360
Flights from Amsterdam to Lyon via Bordeaux
Ave. Duration
4 h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$100 - $550
Flights from Brussels to Lyon
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$75 - $430
Flights from Lille Lesquin to Lyon
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $450
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Amsterdam to Geneva
Ave. Duration
1 h 26 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $470
Flights from Amsterdam to Lyon
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $550
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Brussels to Geneva
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $460
Flights from Brussels to Lyon
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $370
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Amsterdam to Geneva via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $900
Flights from Brussels to Geneva
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $460
Flights from Brussels to Geneva via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $400
Hop!
Website
hop.com
Flights from Brussels to Lyon
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$75 - $430
Flights from Lille Lesquin to Lyon
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $450
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Amsterdam to Lyon via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$130 - $650
Train operators
Thalys
Website
thalys.com
Train from Rotterdam Centraal to Paris-Nord
Ave. Duration
2 h 37 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$120 - $160
Website
thalys.com
2nd Class
$120 - $160
1st Class
$160 - $230
Train from Rotterdam Centraal to Antwerpen-Centraal
Ave. Duration
32 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
thalys.com
2nd Class
$30 - $50
1st Class
$50 - $65
Train from Rotterdam Centraal to Lille Europe
Ave. Duration
1 h 55 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$70 - $100
Website
thalys.com
2nd Class
$70 - $100
1st Class
$100 - $140
TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
sncf.com
Train from Paris Gare de Lyon to Annecy
Ave. Duration
3 h 43 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$100 - $120
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$100 - $120
1st Class
$140 - $210
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.

Rome2rio's guide to SNCF
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
$28 - $40
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$28 - $40
1st Class
$35 - $60
Dutch Railways (NS)

Dutch Railways (NS) is the main passenger railway operator in the Netherlands. Founded in 1938, NS connects all major cities in the Netherlands, and offers night trains, international trains, Intercity direct, and trains to and from the airport. NS International is the international subsidiary of NS; their services include high-speed trains such as Thalys, ICE International, Eurostar and TGV, to major European hubs including Paris, London, Brussels, Berlin, Cologne, Frankfurt and Lille.

Contact Details
Phone
+31 30 751 5155
Website
ns.nl
Train from Rotterdam Centraal to Schiphol Airport
Ave. Duration
24 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$11 - $20
Website
ns.nl
Book at
eurail.com
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 Rotterdam, Rotterdam CS to Lyon Saint-Exupéry Airport, Lyon Aéroport Saint Exupéry
Ave. Duration
13 h 35 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$50 - $90
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 Lyon - Saint-Exupéry Airport to Annecy
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$5 - $8
Website
Ouibus
Eurolines FR
Phone
+ 33 1 41 86 24 21
Website
eurolines.fr
Bus from Den Haag to Lyon
Ave. Duration
14 h 15 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$100 - $150
Schedules at
eurolines.fr

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