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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 3h 22m to travel from Lyon Part-Dieu to Annecy by train, over a distance of around 62 miles (99 km). There are normally 17 trains per day travelling from Lyon Part-Dieu to Annecy and tickets for this journey start from €12.70 when you book in advance.
Journey timeFrom 2h 05m
Price€12.70 - €81.60
Distance62 miles (99 km)
Frequency17 trains per day
Departure stationLyon Part-Dieu
Arrival stationAnnecy
Changes1 change
Train and bus operators

Lyon Part-Dieu to Annecy train times

Check out the next trains departing from Lyon Part-Dieu to Annecy for Sunday 9th Aug 2020. For the full train timetable/schedule, or to search for a later time or date, click here.
09:08 Lyon Part-Dieu11:15 AnnecyTER 18504 SNCF Get tickets2h 07m, 1 change
10:08 Lyon Part-Dieu13:13 AnnecyTER 18506 SNCF Get tickets3h 05m, 1 change
10:16 Lyon Part-Dieu13:13 AnnecyTER 17613 SNCF Get tickets2h 57m, 2 changes
12:08 Lyon Part-Dieu14:15 AnnecyTER 18510 SNCF Get tickets2h 07m, 1 change
13:08 Lyon Part-Dieu15:15 AnnecyTER 18512 SNCF Get tickets2h 07m, 1 change
14:08 Lyon Part-Dieu16:13 AnnecyTER 18514 SNCF Get tickets2h 05m, 1 change
15:08 Lyon Part-Dieu17:15 AnnecyTER 18516 SNCF Get tickets2h 07m, 1 change
16:08 Lyon Part-Dieu18:15 AnnecyTER 18518 SNCF Get tickets2h 07m, 1 change
17:08 Lyon Part-Dieu19:15 AnnecyTER 18520 SNCF Get tickets2h 07m, 1 change
18:08 Lyon Part-Dieu20:15 AnnecyTER 18522 SNCF Get tickets2h 07m, 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.

PhotoSmiley.toerist, under licence CC BY-SA 3.0

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

Train tickets from Lyon Part-Dieu to Annecy start at €12.70 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 €29.80.
lowest price found
2 weeksin advance
avg. single price28.01
on the day
avg. single price29.80

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 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 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 3 hours and 22 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 Lyon Part-Dieu and Annecy by train?

The fastest journey time by train from Lyon Part-Dieu to Annecy is 2 hours and 5 minutes.

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

Train tickets from Lyon Part-Dieu to Annecy can start from as little as €12.70 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 Lyon Part-Dieu to Annecy?

No, there are no direct train services from Lyon Part-Dieu to Annecy. Travelling from Lyon Part-Dieu to Annecy by train will require a minimum of 1 change.

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 21:20. 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.
 / 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 Lyon Part-Dieu to Annecy for a typical week day using timetable data for 09/08/2020. 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 03/08/2020 for travel on 09/07/2020 and for adult tickets in economy, discount cards and coach journeys excluded.

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