Whether you’re on holiday and moving on to your next destination or simply heading home, take the train from Geneva to Annecy. 13 SNCF trains per day run between Geneva and Annecy, so you’re free to pick the time that is most convenient for you.
The train from Geneva to Annecy can take just over 2h on the fastest services – no need to worry about traffic jams nor parking. Make sure you get a window seat as you don’t want to miss the breath-taking views passing by.
Getting off at Annecy station, start your walk towards Lake Annecy and the Jardins de l’Europe, where you can have a beautiful vista of the lake as well as find huge and magnificent multi-centennial trees. Ready to book? Check train times, ticket prices and some useful FAQs and book your train tickets from Geneva to Annecy with us.
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 Geneva to Annecy 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 Geneva and Annecy is 1 hour and 32 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.
The fastest journey time by train from Geneva to Annecy is 1 hour and 29 minutes.
Train tickets from Geneva to Annecy can start from as little as €22.40 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.
Yes, it is possible to travel from Geneva to Annecy without having to change trains. There are 14 direct trains from Geneva to Annecy. Though there may be fewer direct services available depending on your exact departure date.
The first train from Geneva to Annecy leaves at 05:47. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.
The last train from Geneva to Annecy leaves at 20:47. 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 Geneva to Annecy cover a distance of around 21 miles (34 km) during the journey.