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.
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.
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.
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 Lyon Part-Dieu 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 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.
The fastest journey time by train from Lyon Part-Dieu to Annecy is 1 hour and 57 minutes.
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.
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.
The first train from Lyon Part-Dieu to Annecy leaves at 07:08. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.
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.
Trains travelling from Lyon Part-Dieu to Annecy cover a distance of around 62 miles (99 km) during the journey.