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Train travel from Lyon to Annecy

The average train time from Lyon to Annecy is 3h 29m, although it takes 2h 5m on the fastest TER services. There are around 18 trains per day running from Lyon to Annecy and you’ll have to make one change along the way, usually in Aix-les-Bains – Le Revard.  

  • All trains depart from Lyon Part-Dieu station.  
  • All trains arrive into Annecy station.

Make your way from Lyon to Annecy on one of the daily direct trains and you could be in the centre of the charming alpine town in just two hours. Arrive at Annecy station and spend your day (or days) exploring all that the historic and naturally stunning town has to offer. It’s known as the ‘Venice of the Alps’ for good reason!

Sink into comfortable and spacious seats on SNCF’s TER trains, with ample space to store your luggage and picturesque views to look at. It’s a lot more convenient than taking a car as you won’t need to worry about parking issues or potential traffic. You’ll be dropped off at a central location and train travel is the more eco-friendly option.

Need a little more information to help plan your trip? Scroll down below for all the FAQs and train times for Lyon to Annecy.  

Lyon Part-Dieu to Annecy by train

It takes an average of 2h 46m to travel from Lyon Part-Dieu to Annecy by train, over a distance of around 62 miles (99 km). There are normally 16 trains per day travelling from Lyon Part-Dieu to Annecy and tickets for this journey start from €15 when you book in advance.
Journey timeFrom 1h 57m
PriceFrom €15
Distance62 miles (99 km)
Frequency16 trains per day
First train07:08
Last train21:47
Departure stationLyon Part-Dieu
Arrival stationAnnecy
ChangesDirect trains available
Train and bus operatorsBlaBlaCar Bus, SNCF, Flixbus

Lyon Part-Dieu to Annecy train times

Check out the next trains departing from Lyon Part-Dieu to Annecy for Tuesday 4th October 2022. For the full train timetable/schedule, or to search for a later time or date, click here.
07:08 Lyon Part-Dieu09:15 AnnecyTER 17970 SNCF Get tickets2h 7m, 1 change
08:08 Lyon Part-Dieu10:07 AnnecyTER 17972 SNCF Get tickets1h 59m, direct
08:35 Lyon Part-Dieu11:15 Annecyfrecciarossa 9281 Trenitalia Get tickets2h 40m, 1 change
10:34 Lyon Part-Dieu13:15 AnnecyTER 18509 SNCF Get tickets2h 41m, 1 change
12:08 Lyon Part-Dieu14:05 AnnecyTER 17978 SNCF Get tickets1h 57m, direct
12:50 Lyon Part-Dieu15:15 AnnecyTER 18513 SNCF Get tickets2h 25m, 1 change

TER and SNCF trains from Lyon Part-Dieu to Annecy

You can travel from Lyon Part-Dieu to Annecy on TER and 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.

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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.

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 Lyon Part-Dieu to Annecy

The price of train tickets from Lyon Part-Dieu to Annecy starts at €15 one-way for a Standard Class ticket if you book in advance. Booking on the day is usually more expensive and costs can vary depending on the time of day, route or class.

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 Lyon Part-Dieu 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 guides to find out when train operators release their special deals and offers to see if you can find cheap European train 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 Lyon Part-Dieu 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 Lyon Part-Dieu to Annecy take?

The average journey time by train between Lyon Part-Dieu and Annecy is 2 hours and 46 minutes, with around 16 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 Lyon Part-Dieu and Annecy by train?

The fastest journey time by train from Lyon Part-Dieu to Annecy is 1 hour and 57 minutes.

How much does the train from Lyon Part-Dieu to Annecy cost?

Train ticket prices from Lyon Part-Dieu to Annecy can start from as little as €15 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.

Is there a direct train from Lyon Part-Dieu to Annecy?

Yes, it is possible to travel from Lyon Part-Dieu to Annecy without having to change trains. There are 5 direct trains from Lyon Part-Dieu to Annecy each day. Though there may be fewer direct services available depending on your exact departure date.

What time does the first train from Lyon Part-Dieu to Annecy leave?

The first train from Lyon Part-Dieu to Annecy leaves at 07:08. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

What time does the last train from Lyon Part-Dieu to Annecy leave?

The last train from Lyon Part-Dieu to Annecy leaves at 21:47. 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 Lyon Part-Dieu and Annecy by train?

Trains travelling from Lyon Part-Dieu to Annecy cover a distance of around 62 miles (99 km) during the journey.

Looking for more information?

If you’re looking for the return train journey, check out trains from Annecy to Lyon Part-Dieu. If you’re looking for other options, you can also catch the bus from Lyon Part-Dieu to Annecy.
Average savings on fares booked prior to day of travel vs full price fares on day of travel in France. Subject to availability. Excludes coach. / The information provided is calculated based on scheduled train services for Lyon Part-Dieu to Annecy for a typical week day using timetable data for 10/04/2022. 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 08/31/2022 for travel on 08/31/2022 and for adult tickets in economy, discount cards and coach journeys excluded.

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