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Taking the train from Annecy to Amsterdam in 8 hours 14 minutes

Thinking about taking the train from Annecy to Amsterdam? We've got you covered.

It usually takes around 13 hours 17 minutes to travel the 726 km from Annecy to Amsterdam by train, although you can get there in as little as 8 hours 14 minutes on the fastest services. You'll normally find around 21 trains per day running on this route. You'll need to make 1 change along the way as there aren't any direct services on this line. You can travel on this route with either Eurostar, TGV or Thalys. As the main train operators on this route, all offer comfortable seating and plenty of space for luggage as standard.

Train tickets from Annecy to Amsterdam start from $96.20 when you book in advance, which can be cheaper than buying them on the day. Start a search in our Journey Planner to check out the latest prices.

Keen to book your train tickets to Amsterdam? No need to wait, start a search with us today! If you want to find out a bit more about the journey first, you can find our train schedule below, tips on booking cheap tickets and our FAQs, including first and last train times.

Annecy to Amsterdam by train

It takes an average of 13h 17m to travel from Annecy to Amsterdam by train, over a distance of around 451 miles (726 km). There are normally 21 trains per day traveling from Annecy to Amsterdam and tickets for this journey start from $96.20 when you book in advance.

First train

05:29

Last train

20:44

Departure station

Annecy

Arrival station

Amsterdam

Journey time

8h 14m

Distance

726 miles (451 km)

Frequency

21 trains per day

Changes

1 change

Price

From $96.20

Train and bus operators

OUIGO, BlaBlaCar Bus, Trenitalia, SNCF, Thalys, Flixbus, NS, Deutsche Bahn, SBB CFF FFS, TGV Lyria, SNCB, Eurostar

Annecy to Amsterdam train times

Check out the next trains departing from Annecy to Amsterdam for Tuesday Jan 31st 2023. For the full train timetable/schedule, or to search for a later time or date, click here.
DepartsArrivesTrainDuration
05:29 Annecy13:44 Amsterdam-Centraaltgv inoui 6960 SNCF Get tickets8h 15m, 1 change
05:53 Annecy15:14 Amsterdam-CentraalTER 17940 SNCF Get tickets9h 21m, 2 changes
06:53 Annecy15:44 Amsterdam-CentraalTER 17942 SNCF Get tickets8h 51m, 2 changes
09:29 Annecy17:44 Amsterdam-Centraaltgv inoui 6964 SNCF Get tickets8h 15m, 1 change
10:44 Annecy19:44 Amsterdam-CentraalTER 23421 SNCF Get tickets9h 0m, 2 changes
12:30 Annecy20:44 Amsterdam-Centraaltgv inoui 6972 SNCF Get tickets8h 14m, 1 change

TGV, Trenitalia, OUIGO and TER trains from Annecy to Amsterdam

You can travel from Annecy to Amsterdam on TGV, Trenitalia, OUIGO and TER trains. When you search for times and tickets, we might also show you some other options with multiple connections or operators if they’re available.

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TGV is the high-speed train service of the SNCF company. It connects the major cities of France at speeds of up to 200 mph (320 km/h). All TGV trains are equipped with a food carriage, a free WiFi connection, power sockets and fold-down tables. Two comfort classes are offered – First Class and Second Class, with flexible fare options available and access to the Grand Voyageur lounge in some stations.

Trenitalia is the national railway company of Italy, with a fleet including high-speed trains (Frecciarossa, Frecciargento and Frecciabianca), Intercity and Intercity night trains and regional trains. Trenitalia offers discounts and special promotions on selected routes, two types of discounted tickets for young people under 30 and people over 60.

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OUIGO is the low-cost, high-speed train service operated by the French national train company SNCF. Despite having only one class on board, OUIGO trains offer the same comfort as Second Class seats on TGV trains, although OUIGO tickets are only available to purchase online. To make your journey as smooth as possible, arrive at least 30 minutes before departure and bear in mind that there's an additional fee for bringing a suitcase with you, having a seat with power sockets and travelling with a stroller/buggy.

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TER (Transport Express Régional) trains are the regional service from SNCF that allow you to make trips to nearby towns and villages located within the same region. With 20 regions in France, TER trains are ideal for travelling to destinations not covered by high-speed services, although ticket prices vary between each region. TER trains have dedicated spaces for bicycles and allow animals on board. Not all TER trains include a First Class carriage.

Cheap train tickets from Annecy to Amsterdam

The price of train tickets from Annecy to Amsterdam starts at $96.20 one-way for a Standard Class ticket if you book in advance. Booking on the day is usually more expensive and costs can vary depending on the time of day, route or class.

Book in advance

Most of the train companies across Europe release their tickets around three to six months in advance, many of which can be cheaper the earlier you book. If you know the dates you want to travel, you may be able to find some cheaper train tickets from Annecy to Amsterdam by booking early.§

Be flexible with your travel times

Many of the train services in Europe are also popular commuter services, lots of train companies increase ticket prices during “peak hours” (generally between 06:00 – 10:00 and 15:00 – 19:00 on weekdays). If you can, consider travelling outside of peak hours to find lower priced tickets.

Choose a slower or connecting train

On some of the busier routes, you might also have the option to take a slower or connecting train. It may take a little longer than some high-speed or direct services, but if you have a little extra time on your hands, you might find a cheaper fare. Plus, you'll have more time to enjoy the view of the countryside!

Look out for special deals

Take a look at our handy guides to find out when train operators release their special deals and offers to see if you can find cheap European train tickets for your journey.

For specific information about how to get your hands on cheap tickets, check out our European train tickets hub.

§Some train companies may not offer any Advance ticket types or cheaper deals for early bookings. On rare occasions, train companies may choose to release special offers closer to the date on last-minute or late-release tickets. This is dependent on the individual train operating company you travel with.

FAQs for Annecy to Amsterdam

Want to know more about your journey from Annecy to Amsterdam? We've compiled some of the most frequently asked questions by our customers to help you plan your journey.

How long does the train from Annecy to Amsterdam take?

The average journey time by train between Annecy and Amsterdam is 13 hours and 17 minutes, with around 21 trains per day. The journey time may be longer on weekends and holidays, so use our Journey Planner on this page to search for a specific travel date.

What's the fastest journey time between Annecy and Amsterdam by train?

The fastest journey time by train from Annecy to Amsterdam is 8 hours and 14 minutes.

How much does the train from Annecy to Amsterdam cost?

Train tickets from Annecy to Amsterdam can start from as little as $96.20 when you book in advance and are usually more expensive when purchased on the day. Prices can also vary depending the time of day, route and class you book.

Is there a direct train from Annecy to Amsterdam?

No, there are no direct train services from Annecy to Amsterdam. Travelling from Annecy to Amsterdam by train will require a minimum of 1 change.

What time does the first train from Annecy to Amsterdam leave?

The first train from Annecy to Amsterdam leaves at 05:29. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

What time does the last train from Annecy to Amsterdam leave?

The last train from Annecy to Amsterdam leaves at 20:44. Trains that depart in the early morning hours or very late evening may be sleeper services, time and services may also vary during weekends and holidays.

What's the distance between Annecy and Amsterdam by train?

Trains travelling from Annecy to Amsterdam cover a distance of around 451 miles (726 km) during the journey.

Looking for more information?

If you’re looking for the return train journey, check out trains from Amsterdam to Annecy.
The information provided is calculated based on scheduled train services for Annecy to Amsterdam for a typical week day using timetable data for 01/31/2023. On weekends, holidays or other exceptional times, fewer services may be available. The fare range provided has been found by our customers on Trainline on 10/25/2022 for travel on 10/25/2022 and for adult tickets in economy, discount cards and coach journeys excluded.

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