Looking for a hassle-free way to reach Paris from Annecy? Check out the train times for this route below and book a direct train to the City of Light in just over three and a half hours. It’s more eco-friendly than renting a car and a lot less stressful than navigating Parisian traffic! Once booked, all you need to do is sit back and enjoy the views from the high-speed TGV trains operated by SNCF. All TGV trains offer a food carriage, free WiFi, and power sockets – ideal if you need to get a little work done en-route. Hop off at Paris Gare de Lyon and explore all that the surrounding arrondissements have to offer.
Spoil yourself by booking First Class with SNCF and you’ll get access to the Grand Voyageur lounge at Gare de Lyon station. Scroll down to find out everything you need to know about this route, including FAQs.
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 Gare de Lyon 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 Gare de Lyon is 5 hours and 33 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 Paris Gare de Lyon is 3 hours and 43 minutes.
Train ticket prices from Annecy to Paris Gare de Lyon can start from as little as €25 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 Gare de Lyon without having to change trains. There are 4 direct trains from Annecy to Paris Gare de Lyon each day. Though there may be fewer direct services available depending on your exact departure date.
The first train from Annecy to Paris Gare de Lyon leaves at 05:32. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.
The last train from Annecy to Paris Gare de Lyon leaves at 18:44. 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 Paris Gare de Lyon cover a distance of around 268 miles (432 km) during the journey.