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.
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.
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).
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.§
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.
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!
For specific information about how to get your hands on cheap tickets, check out our European train tickets hub.
The average journey time by train between Annecy and Lyon Part-Dieu is 3 hours and 21 minutes, with around 15 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.
The fastest journey time by train from Annecy to Lyon Part-Dieu is 1 hour and 59 minutes.
Train ticket prices from Annecy to Lyon Part-Dieu can start from as little as €14.30 when you book in advance. The cost of tickets can vary depending on the time of day, route and class you book and are usually more expensive if you book on the day.
Yes, it is possible to travel from Annecy to Lyon Part-Dieu without having to change trains. There are 5 direct trains from Annecy to Lyon Part-Dieu each day. Though there may be fewer direct services available depending on your exact departure date.
The first train from Annecy to Lyon Part-Dieu leaves at 05:53. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.
The last train from Annecy to Lyon Part-Dieu 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.
Trains travelling from Annecy to Lyon Part-Dieu cover a distance of around 62 miles (99 km) during the journey.