In a little over three hours, you can shuttle through the French countryside on the high-speed TGV train from Annecy to Paris.
The quickest and most convenient way to arrive into the capital, there are five direct trains a day. Operating from 05:32 until 19:44, there’s lots of options to fit around your schedule.
The TGV service is fully kitted out with free WiFi throughout, including a portal allowing you to pre-order at its bar. Handy if you want to get into the Parisian way of life early on! If you’re going all-out, then why not travel First Class? There’s extra space for legroom and wide seats for total comfort.
Leave early in the morning and arrive for lunch, there’s plenty of dining options as you pull into Paris Gare de Lyon station.
Still need more information? Read on for all the latest news and details on the Annecy to Paris service.
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.
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 Paris 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 Paris is 4 hours and 43 minutes, with around 19 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 Paris is 3 hours and 40 minutes.
Train ticket prices from Annecy to Paris can start from as little as €24.30 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 Paris without having to change trains. There are 4 direct trains from Annecy to Paris each day. Though there may be fewer direct services available depending on your exact departure date.
The first train from Annecy to Paris leaves at 05:32. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.
The last train from Annecy to Paris leaves at 19:46. 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 Paris cover a distance of around 270 miles (434 km) during the journey.