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

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

Bus  •  7 h 23 min

  1. Take the bus from Sion to Ducati Annecy

$52 - $71

5 alternative options

Train  •  6 h 18 min

  1. Take the train from Zermatt to Visp 31-Y
  2. Take the train from Visp to Genève 90

$96 - $178

Train, bus  •  7 h 1 min

  1. Take the train from Visp to Châteauneuf-Conthey 130
  2. Take the bus from Châteauneuf-Conthey to Ducati Annecy

Train via Aix-les-Bains-le-Revard  •  7 h 23 min

  1. Take the train from Zermatt to Visp
  2. Take the train from Visp to Genève 90
  3. Take the train from Genève to Aix-les-Bains-le-Revard

$115 - $210

Train via Vallorcine  •  7 h 38 min

  1. Take the train from Zermatt to Visp
  2. Take the train from Visp to Martigny 90
  3. Take the train from Vallorcine to St-Gervais-les-Bains
  4. Take the train from St-Gervais-les-Bains to Annecy

$95 - $170

Drive  •  3 h 13 min

  1. Drive from Zermatt to Annecy 170 miles

$35 - $55

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The cheapest way to get from Zermatt to Annecy is to drive which costs SFr 35 - SFr 55 and takes 3 h 13 min.

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The quickest way to get from Zermatt to Annecy is to drive which costs SFr 35 - SFr 55 and takes 3 h 13 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Zermatt to Annecy. However, there are services departing from Zermatt and arriving at Annecy via Visp, Genève and Aix-les-Bains-le-Revard. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7 h 23 min.

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The distance between Zermatt and Annecy is 126 km. The road distance is 272.1 km.

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The best way to get from Zermatt to Annecy without a car is to train which takes 6 h 18 min and costs SFr 90 - SFr 180.

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It takes approximately 7 h 23 min to get from Zermatt to Annecy, including transfers.

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Zermatt to Annecy train services, operated by MGB, depart from Zermatt station.

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The best way to get from Zermatt to Annecy is to bus which takes 7 h 23 min and costs SFr 50 - SFr 70. Alternatively, you can train, which costs SFr 90 - SFr 180 and takes 6 h 18 min.

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Map of how to get from Zermatt to Annecy.
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  • Distance: 78.8 miles
  • Duration: 7 h 23 min

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

Eurolines CH operates a bus from Zermatt to Annecy 3 times a week. Tickets cost $23 - $29 and the journey takes 4 h. Alternatively, you can take a train from Zermatt to Annecy via Visp, Genève, Genève, Cornavin, Carouge GE, P+R Etoile, and Genève - Étoile in around 6 h 18 min.

Train operators
MGB
Website
matterhorngotthardbahn.ch
Train from Zermatt to Visp
Ave. Duration
1 h 9 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$21 - $45
Website
matterhorngotthardbahn.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
2nd Class Ticket
$21 - $26
1st Class Ticket
$35 - $45
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 Visp to Genève
Ave. Duration
2 h 13 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$65 - $120
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Genève to Aix-les-Bains-le-Revard
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$15 - $26
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Visp to Martigny
Ave. Duration
42 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$28 - $55
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
RegionalAlps
Website
regionalps.ch
Train from Visp to Châteauneuf-Conthey
Ave. Duration
38 min
Frequency
Hourly
Website
regionalps.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
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 Vallorcine to St-Gervais-les-Bains
Ave. Duration
1 h 18 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$12 - $19
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$12 - $19
1st Class
$15 - $24
Train from St-Gervais-les-Bains to Annecy
Ave. Duration
1 h 36 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$19 - $27
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$19 - $27
1st Class
$25 - $40
Bus operators
Eurolines CH
Phone
0041 (0) 844 257 224
Website
eurolines.ch
Bus from Sion to Ducati Annecy
Ave. Duration
4 h
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$23 - $29
Book at
eurolines.ch
Bus from Châteauneuf-Conthey to Ducati Annecy
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$23 - $28
Book at
eurolines.ch

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