There are 10 ways to get from Stuttgart 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 via Zürich HB  •  8 h 18 min

  1. Take the train from Stuttgart Hbf to Zürich HB Ic
  2. Take the train from Zürich HB to Genève 1 / ...

$152 - $262

Cheapest option

Bus  •  10 h 42 min

  1. Take the bus from Stuttgart, Stuttgart North, Kornwestheim to Zurich N184 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Zürich to Annecy

$43 - $62

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Train TGV  •  9 h 29 min

  1. Take the train from Stuttgart Hbf to Karlsruhe Hbf Ic / ...
  2. Take the train from Karlsruhe Hbf to Lyon Part Dieu Tgv
  3. Take the train from Lyon Part Dieu to Annecy

$161 - $205

Train, bus  •  11 h 23 min

  1. Take the train from Stuttgart Hbf to Karlsruhe Hbf Interregio-Express / ...
  2. Take the bus from Karlsruhe, Hbf. - Süd, am Hintereingang to Geneve, Gare Routiere, pl. Dorciere RegioJet

$49 - $71

Drive  •  5 h 11 min

  1. Drive from Stuttgart to Annecy 307 miles

$65 - $95

Fly Stuttgart to Geneva  •  7 h 5 min

  1. Fly from Stuttgart (STR) to Geneva (GVA) STR - GVA

$89 - $192

Train to Zurich, fly to Geneva  •  7 h 8 min

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

$123 - $256

Fly Stuttgart to Lyon, bus  •  6 h 7 min

  1. Fly from Stuttgart (STR) to Lyon (LYS) STR - LYS
  2. Take the bus from Lyon - Saint-Exupéry Airport to Annecy

$87 - $292

Train to Strasbourg, fly to Lyon, bus  •  6 h

  1. Take the train from Stuttgart Hbf to Strasbourg
  2. Fly from Strasbourg (SXB) to Lyon (LYS) SXB - LYS
  3. Take the bus from Lyon - Saint-Exupéry Airport to Annecy

$101 - $436

Train to Frankfurt, fly to Geneva  •  6 h 33 min

  1. Take the train from Stuttgart Hbf to Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf
  2. Fly from Frankfurt (FRA) to Geneva (GVA) FRA - GVA

$124 - $327

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The cheapest way to get from Stuttgart to Annecy is to bus which costs 35€ - 55€ and takes 10 h 42 min.

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The quickest way to get from Stuttgart to Annecy is to drive which costs 55€ - 85€ and takes 5 h 11 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Stuttgart to Annecy. However, there are services departing from Stuttgart Hbf and arriving at Annecy via Karlsruhe Hbf and Lyon Part Dieu. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 9 h 29 min.

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The distance between Stuttgart and Annecy is 394 km. The road distance is 491.2 km.

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The best way to get from Stuttgart to Annecy without a car is to train which takes 8 h 18 min and costs 120€ - 230€.

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It takes approximately 8 h 18 min to get from Stuttgart to Annecy, including transfers.

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Stuttgart to Annecy train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn, depart from Stuttgart Hbf station.

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The best way to get from Stuttgart to Annecy is to train which takes 8 h 18 min and costs 120€ - 230€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 35€ - 55€ and takes 10 h 42 min, you could also fly, which costs 75€ - 170€ and takes 7 h 5 min.

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Map of how to get from Stuttgart to Annecy.
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  • Distance: 246.1 miles
  • Duration: 8 h 18 min

What companies run services between Stuttgart, Germany and Annecy, France?

You can take a train from Stuttgart to Annecy via Zürich HB, Genève, Genève, Cornavin, Carouge GE, P+R Etoile, and Genève - Étoile in around 8 h 18 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Stuttgart to Annecy via Kornwestheim, Stuttgart, Stuttgart North, Kornwestheim, Zurich, and Zürich in around 10 h 42 min.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Stuttgart to Geneva via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $550
Flights from Stuttgart to Geneva via Munich
Ave. Duration
2 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $550
Flights from Stuttgart to Geneva via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $550
Flights from Zurich to Geneva
Ave. Duration
50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $320
Flights from Stuttgart to Lyon via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 17 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $950
Flights from Frankfurt to Geneva
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $600
Flights from Frankfurt to Geneva via Zurich
Ave. Duration
2 h 48 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $600
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Stuttgart to Geneva via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $550
Flights from Zurich to Geneva
Ave. Duration
50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $320
Flights from Frankfurt to Geneva
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $600
Flights from Frankfurt to Geneva via Zurich
Ave. Duration
2 h 48 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $600
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Stuttgart to Geneva via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4 h 26 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $410
Flights from Stuttgart to Lyon via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $550
Flights from Strasbourg to Lyon
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $550
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Stuttgart to Geneva via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
4 h 37 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $480
Hop!
Website
hop.com
Flights from Strasbourg to Lyon
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $550
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Stuttgart to Geneva via Vienna
Ave. Duration
4 h 2 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$270 - $430
Scandinavian Airlines
Website
flysas.com
Flights from Stuttgart to Geneva via Copenhagen
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $450
Flights from Zurich to Geneva
Ave. Duration
50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $320
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Stuttgart to Geneva via Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
5 h 7 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$120 - $700
Twin Jet
Website
twinjet.fr
Flights from Stuttgart to Lyon
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$150 - $650
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Stuttgart to Geneva via London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
5 h 20 min
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$65 - $330
Royal Jordanian
Website
rj.com
Flights from Zurich to Geneva
Ave. Duration
45 min
When
Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$110 - $400
Train operators
Deutsche Bahn

Deutsche Bahn is the German railway company, and the largest railway operator and infrastructure owner in Europe. Based in Berlin, Deutsche Bahn was founded in 1994, and offers many different types of rail transportation including ICE or Intercity-Express for high-speed services between major cities and regions, IC (InterCity) for long-distance trains, RE (Regional Express) trains that connect regions and cities, and the S-Bahn rapid transit service. There are two main tickets on offer: the Flexpreis that has full flexibility, and the Sparpreis which is the cheaper, advanced fare.

Contact Details
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Stuttgart Hbf to Zürich HB
Ave. Duration
2 h 56 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$55 - $90
Website
bahn.de
Train from Stuttgart Hbf to Karlsruhe Hbf
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$25 - $40
Website
bahn.de
Train from Stuttgart Hbf to Strasbourg
Ave. Duration
1 h 19 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
bahn.de
Train from Stuttgart Hbf to Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Website
bahn.de
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 Zürich HB to Genève
Ave. Duration
2 h 46 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$85 - $160
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
sncf.com
Train from Stuttgart Hbf to Karlsruhe Hbf
Ave. Duration
36 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$22 - $28
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$22 - $28
1st Class
$40 - $42
Train from Karlsruhe Hbf to Lyon Part Dieu
Ave. Duration
4 h 44 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$110 - $130
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$110 - $130
1st Class
$150 - $220
Train from Stuttgart Hbf to Strasbourg
Ave. Duration
1 h 19 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$35 - $45
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$35 - $45
1st Class
$55 - $70
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 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
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 Stuttgart, Stuttgart North, Kornwestheim to Zurich
Ave. Duration
3 h
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$13 - $23
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Eurolines CH
Phone
0041 (0) 844 257 224
Website
eurolines.ch
Bus from Zürich to Annecy
Ave. Duration
5 h 30 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$30 - $40
Book at
eurolines.ch
RegioJet
Phone
+420 542 42 42 42
Email
info@regiojet.cz
Website
regiojet.sk
Bus from Karlsruhe, Hbf. - Süd, am Hintereingang to Geneve, Gare Routiere, pl. Dorciere
Ave. Duration
7 h 10 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$17 - $22
Schedules at
regiojet.sk
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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