There are 6 ways to get from Zürich to Annecy by train, bus, car or plane

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Train, bus  •  4 h 57 min

  1. Take the train from Zürich HB to Genève 1 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Genève - Étoile to Annecy - Eglise des Fins T72

$95 - $164

Cheapest option

Bus FlixBus  •  7 h 58 min

  1. Take the bus from Zurich to Geneva, Geneva Airport K388

$29 - $45

4 alternative options

Bus Eurolines CH  •  5 h 30 min

  1. Take the bus from Zurich to Annecy

$30 - $40

Train  •  6 h

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

$114 - $194

Drive  •  3 h 15 min

  1. Drive from Zürich to Annecy 199.2 miles

$40 - $65

Fly  •  4 h 10 min

  1. Fly from Zurich (ZRH) to Geneva (GVA) ZRH - GVA

$55 - $167

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The cheapest way to get from Zürich to Annecy is to bus which costs SFr 30 - SFr 40 and takes 5 h 30 min.

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

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Zurich and arriving at Annecy. Services depart three times a week, and operate Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday. The journey takes approximately 5 h 30 min.

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

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The distance between Zürich and Annecy is 246 km. The road distance is 318.8 km.

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The best way to get from Zürich to Annecy without a car is to train and bus which takes 4 h 57 min and costs SFr 90 - SFr 170.

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It takes approximately 4 h 57 min to get from Zürich to Annecy, including transfers.

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

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Zürich to Annecy train services, operated by Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS), depart from Zürich HB station.

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The best way to get from Zürich to Annecy is to bus which takes 5 h 30 min and costs SFr 30 - SFr 40. Alternatively, you can train, which costs SFr 110 - SFr 200 and takes 6 h, you could also fly, which costs SFr 55 - SFr 170 and takes 4 h 10 min.

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The quickest flight from Zurich Airport to Geneva Airport is the direct flight which takes 45 min.

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Zürich to Annecy bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Geneva, Geneva Airport station.

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Map of how to get from Zürich to Annecy.
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  • Distance: 153.8 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 57 min

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

Eurolines CH operates a bus from Zürich to Annecy 3 times a week. Tickets cost $30 - $40 and the journey takes 5 h 30 min. Alternatively, you can take a train from Zürich to Annecy via Genève and Aix-les-Bains-le-Revard in around 6 h.

Airlines
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Zurich to Geneva
Ave. Duration
50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $320
Royal Jordanian
Website
rj.com
Flights from Zurich to Geneva
Ave. Duration
45 min
When
Wednesday and 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 - $150
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Genève to Aix-les-Bains-le-Revard
Ave. Duration
1 h 16 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$15 - $25
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Bus operators
Transdev Haute-Savoie
Phone
+33 4 50 51 08 51
Website
transdevhautesavoie.com
Bus from Genève - Étoile to Annecy - Eglise des Fins
Ave. Duration
52 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$7 - $11
Schedules at
transdevhautesavoie.com
Eurolines CH
Phone
0041 (0) 844 257 224
Website
eurolines.ch
Bus from Zurich to Annecy
Ave. Duration
5 h 30 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$30 - $40
Book at
eurolines.ch
FlixBus
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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Zurich to Geneva, Geneva Airport
Ave. Duration
5 h 50 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$16 - $28
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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