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Annecy to Lugano by train

It takes an average of 11h 39m to travel from Annecy to Lugano by train, over a distance of around 136 miles (219 km). There are normally 17 trains per day travelling from Annecy to Lugano and tickets for this journey start from $96.43 when you book in advance.
Journey timeFrom 7h 22m
Price$96.43 - $212.24
Distance136 miles (219 km)
Frequency17 trains per day
Departure stationAnnecy
Arrival stationLugano
Changes2 changes
Train and bus operatorsSBB CFF FFS, Trenord

Annecy to Lugano train times

Check out the next trains departing from Annecy to Lugano for Tuesday May 7th 2019. For the full train timetable/schedule, or to search for a later time or date, click here.
07:53 15:18 7h 25m, 3 changes
08:39 16:18 7h 39m, 2 changes
10:53 19:18 8h 25m, 3 changes
14:39 22:18 7h 39m, 3 changes
15:53 00:20 8h 27m, 4 changes
16:39 00:24 7h 45m, 3 changes
17:53 07:46 13h 53m, 8 changes
17:53 08:18 14h 25m, 3 changes
18:32 08:18 13h 46m, 5 changes
18:32 11:18 16h 46m, 3 changes

TGV, SNCF, SBB and Italo trains from Annecy to Lugano

You can travel from Annecy to Lugano on TGV, SNCF, SBB and Italo 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.

PhotoErmell, under licence CC BY-SA 3.0

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.

PhotoCtruongngoc, under licence CC BY-SA 3.0

SNCF is the national train operator of France. It operates all domestic trains and routes across France, as well as international services to Spain and Germany. There are three different types of domestic trains that operate under the SNCF banner – TGV (high-speed, full-service trains that connect the major cities in France), Intercités (usually a more frequent stopping service, but with all the amenities), and TER (regional train services with basic onboard facilities).

The Swiss rail network is operated by SBB. SBB train ticket prices are based on travel and not on the type of trains. You will find available return tickets (standard price, one way or round trip), Multiple journey tickets (for six individual trips on a pre-determined itinerary) and the City-Ticket (including a one-day transportation pass from the city of departure or arrival).

Italo is a high-speed train operator that runs services between many of the major cities across Italy. All Italo trains are modern, air conditioned, and have free WiFi available for all travellers. There are four comfort classes, or "ambiances", as Italo like to call them – Smart (the cheapest price), Comfort (with wider seats and extra legroom), Prima (with a welcome selection of food and drink, fast track boarding and extra space), and Executive Club (with all Prima services, extra-wide seats, access to Italo Club lounges and personal entertainment screens at your seat).

Cheap train tickets from Annecy to Lugano

Train tickets from Annecy to Lugano start at $96.43 one-way for a Standard Class ticket if you book in Advance, however, if you're booking last-minute tickets on the day, the average price is around .
lowest price found
2 weeksin advance
avg. single price$166.10

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 Lugano 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 guide to check when European train operators release their special deals and offers to see if you can find cheap 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 Lugano

Want to know more about your journey from Annecy to Lugano? 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 Lugano take?

The average journey time by train between Annecy and Lugano is 11 hours and 39 minutes, with around 17 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 Lugano by train?

The fastest journey time by train from Annecy to Lugano is 7 hours and 22 minutes.

How much does the train from Annecy to Lugano cost?

Train tickets from Annecy to Lugano can start from as little as $96.43 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 Lugano?

No, there are no direct train services from Annecy to Lugano. Travelling from Annecy to Lugano by train will require a minimum of 2 changes.

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

The first train from Annecy to Lugano leaves at 05:32. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

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

The last train from Annecy to Lugano leaves at 20:32. 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 Lugano by train?

Trains travelling from Annecy to Lugano cover a distance of around 136 miles (219 km) during the journey.

Looking for more information?

If you’re looking for the return train journey, check out trains from Lugano to Annecy.
Average prices for adult tickets in economy. Discount cards and coach journey excluded. Prices are based on searches made by our customers over the past 6 months. "14 days in advance" includes days 13 and 15. / The information provided is calculated based on scheduled train services for Annecy to Lugano for a typical week day using timetable data for 05/07/2019. 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 03/05/2020 for travel on 05/30/2020 and for adult tickets in economy, discount cards and coach journeys excluded.

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