Directions from Zürich to Annecy

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Recommended option

Train  •  6 h 3 min

  1. Take the train from Zürich HB to Genève 1 / ...
  2. Take the train from Geneve to Aix-les-Bains-le-Revard

$123 - $211

Cheapest option

Bus  •  6 h 10 min

  1. Take the bus from Zurich to Annecy Ouibus

$13 - $18

3 alternative options

Drive  •  3 h 15 min

  1. Drive from Zürich to Annecy 199.2 miles

$40 - $65

Fly to Geneva, night bus  •  3 h 34 min

  1. Fly from Zurich (ZRH) to Geneva (GVA) ZRH - GVA
  2. Take the night bus from Geneva - Bus station to Annecy

$56 - $155

Fly to Lyon, bus  •  4 h 35 min

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

$68 - $227

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

You can take a train from Zürich to Annecy via Genève, Geneve, and Aix-les-Bains-le-Revard in around 6 h 3 min. Alternatively, Ouibus operates a bus from Zürich to Annecy every 3 hours. Tickets cost $13 - $18 and the journey takes 6 h 10 min. Eurolines CH also services this route 3 times a week.

Airlines
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Zurich to Geneva
Ave. Duration
50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $320
Twin Jet
Website
twinjet.fr
Flights from Zurich to Lyon
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$210 - $430
Royal Jordanian
Website
rj.com
Flights from Zurich to Geneva
Ave. Duration
45 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$110 - $400
Train operators
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
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
Train from Geneve to Aix-les-Bains-le-Revard
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$24 - $40
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Bus operators
Ouibus
Phone
0890715298
Website
ouibus.com
Bus from Zurich to Annecy
Ave. Duration
6 h 10 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$13 - $18
Website
Ouibus
Night bus from Geneva - Bus station to Annecy
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$2 - $4
Website
Ouibus
Bus from Lyon - Saint-Exupéry Airport to Annecy
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
Frequency
Every 5 minutes
Estimated price
$5 - $8
Website
Ouibus
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

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Zürich and Annecy is 246 km. The road distance is 319 km.

The cheapest way to get from Zürich to Annecy is to bus which costs SFr 12 - SFr 18 and takes 6 h 10 min.

The quickest way to get from Zürich to Annecy is to drive which takes 3 h 15 min and costs SFr 40 - SFr 65.

No, there is no direct train from Zürich to Annecy. However, there are services departing from Zürich HB and arriving at Annecy via Geneve and Aix-les-Bains-le-Revard. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6 h 3 min.

Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Zurich and arriving at Annecy. Services depart every three hours, and operate Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday. The journey takes approximately 6 h 10 min.

It takes approximately 6 h 3 min to get from Zürich to Annecy, including transfers.