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Travelling by train from Geneva to Annecy

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.

Geneva to Annecy by train

It takes an average of 1h 32m to travel from Geneva to Annecy by train, over a distance of around 21 miles (34 km). There are normally 17 trains per day travelling from Geneva to Annecy and tickets for this journey start from €22.40 when you book in advance.
Journey timeFrom 1h 29m
Price€22.40 - €81
Distance21 miles (34 km)
Frequency17 trains per day
Departure stationGeneva
Arrival stationAnnecy
ChangesDirect trains available
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Geneva to Annecy train times

Check out the next trains departing from Geneva to Annecy for Tuesday 2nd Jun 2020. For the full train timetable/schedule, or to search for a later time or date, click here.
07:32 09:06 1h 34m, 2 changes
07:47 09:16 1h 29m, direct
08:47 10:16 1h 29m, direct
09:47 11:16 1h 29m, direct
10:47 12:16 1h 29m, direct
11:59 14:15 2h 16m, 1 change
12:47 14:16 1h 29m, direct
14:47 16:16 1h 29m, direct
15:47 17:16 1h 29m, direct
16:47 18:16 1h 29m, direct

SNCF trains from Geneva to Annecy

You can travel from Geneva to Annecy on 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.

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 Geneva to Annecy

Train tickets from Geneva to Annecy start at €22.40 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 €22.89.
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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 Geneva to Annecy 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 Geneva to Annecy? 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 Geneva to Annecy take?

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.

What's the fastest journey time between Geneva and Annecy by train?

The fastest journey time by train from Geneva to Annecy is 1 hour and 29 minutes.

How much does the train from Geneva to Annecy cost?

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.

Is there a direct train from Geneva to Annecy?

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.

What time does the first train from Geneva to Annecy leave?

The first train from Geneva to Annecy leaves at 05:47. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

What time does the last train from Geneva to Annecy leave?

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.

What's the distance between Geneva and Annecy by train?

Trains travelling from Geneva to Annecy cover a distance of around 21 miles (34 km) during the journey.

Looking for more information?

If you’re looking for the return train journey, check out trains from Annecy to Geneva. If you’re looking for other options, you can also catch the bus from Geneva to Annecy.
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 Geneva to Annecy for a typical week day using timetable data for 02/06/2020. 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 01/04/2019 for travel on 01/04/2019 and for adult tickets in economy, discount cards and coach journeys excluded.

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