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Getting from Annecy to Lyon by train

Make your way from Annecy to Lyon on one of the many daily services and you could be in the heart of one of the most fascinating French cities in just two hours. Arrive at Lyon Part-Dieu station and spend your time wandering along the river banks and exploring the 19th-century Presqu’ile district. The station is well located for easy access to the city and you can take a Metro line to the charming Old Town.

Settle into comfortable seats on SNCF’s TER trains, with plenty of space to store your luggage and scenic views to keep you entertained. It’s easier than driving as you can sit back and enjoy the journey while being whisked over to a central location. Train travel is also the more eco-friendly option of the two.

Ready to book or find out more? Read on for all the FAQs and train times for this route.

Annecy to Lyon Part-Dieu by train

It takes an average of 2h 21m to travel from Annecy to Lyon Part-Dieu by train, over a distance of around 62 miles (99 km). There are normally 14 trains per day travelling from Annecy to Lyon Part-Dieu and tickets for this journey start from €14.30 when you book in advance.
Journey timeFrom 2h 08m
Price€14.30 - €64.90
Distance62 miles (99 km)
Frequency14 trains per day
Departure stationAnnecy
Arrival stationLyon Part-Dieu
Changes1 change
Train and bus operators

Annecy to Lyon Part-Dieu train times

Check out the next trains departing from Annecy to Lyon Part-Dieu for Samstag 11. Juli 2020. For the full train timetable/schedule, or to search for a later time or date, click here.
DepartsArrivesTrainDuration
17:44 Annecy20:28 Lyon Part-DieuTER 17538 SNCF Get tickets2h 44m, 1 change
19:44 Annecy07:44 Lyon Part-DieuTER 17544 SNCF Get tickets12h 00m, 1 change
20:44 Annecy09:22 Lyon Part-DieuTER 23441 SNCF Get tickets12h 38m, 2 changes
07:44 Annecy09:52 Lyon Part-DieuTER 17512 SNCF Get tickets2h 08m, 1 change
09:32 Annecy11:52 Lyon Part-DieuTGV INOUI 6964 SNCF Get tickets2h 20m, 1 change
09:44 Annecy13:22 Lyon Part-DieuTER 23419 SNCF Get tickets3h 38m, 2 changes
10:44 Annecy13:24 Lyon Part-DieuTER 17520 SNCF Get tickets2h 40m, 1 change
11:44 Annecy13:52 Lyon Part-DieuTER 17522 SNCF Get tickets2h 08m, 1 change
12:44 Annecy14:52 Lyon Part-DieuTER 17524 SNCF Get tickets2h 08m, 1 change
13:44 Annecy15:52 Lyon Part-DieuTER 17528 SNCF Get tickets2h 08m, 1 change

TER and SNCF trains from Annecy to Lyon Part-Dieu

You can travel from Annecy to Lyon Part-Dieu on TER and SNCF 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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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.

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).

Cheap train tickets from Annecy to Lyon Part-Dieu

Train tickets from Annecy to Lyon Part-Dieu start at €14.30 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 €28.94.
lowest price found
from14.30
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avg. single price28.94

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 Lyon Part-Dieu 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.

Journey details

Want to know more about your journey from Annecy to Lyon Part-Dieu? 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 Lyon Part-Dieu take?

The average journey time by train between Annecy and Lyon Part-Dieu is 2 hours and 21 minutes, with around 14 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 Lyon Part-Dieu by train?

The fastest journey time by train from Annecy to Lyon Part-Dieu is 2 hours and 8 minutes.

How much does the train from Annecy to Lyon Part-Dieu cost?

Train tickets from Annecy to Lyon Part-Dieu can start from as little as €14.30 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 Lyon Part-Dieu?

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

What time does the first train from Annecy to Lyon Part-Dieu leave?

The first train from Annecy to Lyon Part-Dieu leaves at 07:44. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

What time does the last train from Annecy to Lyon Part-Dieu leave?

The last train from Annecy to Lyon Part-Dieu leaves at 19:44. 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 Lyon Part-Dieu by train?

Trains travelling from Annecy to Lyon Part-Dieu cover a distance of around 62 miles (99 km) during the journey.

Looking for more information?

If you’re looking for the return train journey, check out trains from Lyon Part-Dieu to Annecy. If you’re looking for other options, you can also catch the bus from Annecy to Lyon Part-Dieu.
Average savings on fares booked prior to day of travel vs full price fares on day of travel in France. Subject to availability. Excludes coach.
 / 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 Lyon Part-Dieu for a typical week day using timetable data for 11/07/2020. 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 05/07/2020 for travel on 05/07/2020 and for adult tickets in economy, discount cards and coach journeys excluded.

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