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High-speed TGV trains from Paris to Annecy

The average train time from Paris to Annecy is 5h 45m, although it takes just 3h 40m on the fastest direct TGV INOUI services. There are around 27 trains per day running from Paris to Annecy, the first train leaves from Paris Gare de Lyon at 05:50 and the last train leaves at 20:59.  

  • All trains depart from Paris Gare de Lyon station. 
  • All trains arrive into Annecy station. 

Make your way from Paris to Annecy on a high-speed TGV train and you can reach the heart of the stunning alpine town in just over three and a half hours. It won’t be long before you discover why it’s called the ‘Venice of the Alps’. Your entire trip will be a comfortable and convenient experience, thanks to the air-conditioned coaches on SNCF’s modern TGV trains and central station locations at each end of your journey. Upgrade to First Class and get that little boost in luxury to make your trip even more memorable. 

Once you arrive into Annecy, it won’t be long until you’re immersing yourself in the French town’s historic charm and natural beauty. We recommend admiring the picturesque La Vieille Ville in the heart of the old town.  

Ready to book? Search for train times and tickets in our Journey Planner at the top of the page or keep reading to find FAQs about the journey from Paris to Annecy by train. 

Paris to Annecy by train

It takes an average of 5h 41m to travel from Paris to Annecy by train, over a distance of around 270 miles (434 km). There are normally 20 trains per day travelling from Paris to Annecy and tickets for this journey start from €25 when you book in advance.
Journey timeFrom 3h 40m
PriceFrom €25
Distance270 miles (434 km)
Frequency20 trains per day
First train06:44
Last train20:40
Departure stationParis
Arrival stationAnnecy
ChangesDirect trains available
Train and bus operatorsSNCF, BlaBlaCar Bus

Paris to Annecy train times

Check out the next trains departing from Paris to Annecy for Friday 24th September 2021. For the full train timetable/schedule, or to search for a later time or date, click here.
06:44 Paris Gare de Lyon11:15 AnnecyTGV INOUI 9241 SNCF Get tickets4h 31m, 1 change
06:55 Paris Gare de Lyon11:15 AnnecyTGV INOUI 6603 SNCF Get tickets4h 20m, 2 changes
07:48 Paris Gare de Lyon11:28 AnnecyTGV INOUI 6933 SNCF Get tickets3h 40m, direct
07:52 Paris Gare de Lyon13:15 AnnecyTGV INOUI 6681 SNCF Get tickets5h 23m, 2 changes
09:46 Paris Gare de Lyon13:28 AnnecyTGV INOUI 6937 SNCF Get tickets3h 42m, direct
10:58 Paris Gare de Lyon15:15 AnnecyTGV INOUI 6611 SNCF Get tickets4h 17m, 2 changes
11:51 Paris Gare de Lyon16:15 AnnecyTGV INOUI 6613 SNCF Get tickets4h 24m, 2 changes
12:46 Paris Gare de Lyon16:28 AnnecyTGV INOUI 6941 SNCF Get tickets3h 42m, direct
12:54 Paris Gare de Lyon17:59 AnnecyTGV INOUI 6615 SNCF Get tickets5h 5m, 3 changes
13:48 Paris Gare de Lyon18:15 AnnecyTGV INOUI 6617 SNCF Get tickets4h 27m, 2 changes

TGV and SNCF trains from Paris to Annecy

You can travel from Paris to Annecy on TGV 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.

PhotoErmell, under licence CC BY-SA 3.0

TGV is the high-speed train service of the SNCF company. It connects the major cities of France at speeds of up to 200 mph (320 km/h). All TGV trains are equipped with a food carriage, a free WiFi connection, power sockets and fold-down tables. Two comfort classes are offered – First Class and Second Class, with flexible fare options available and access to the Grand Voyageur lounge in some stations.

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 Paris to Annecy

The price of train tickets from Paris to Annecy starts at €25 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 Paris 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 Paris 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 Paris to Annecy take?

The average journey time by train between Paris and Annecy is 5 hours and 41 minutes, with around 20 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 Paris and Annecy by train?

The fastest journey time by train from Paris to Annecy is 3 hours and 40 minutes.

How much does the train from Paris to Annecy cost?

Train ticket prices from Paris to Annecy can start from as little as €25 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 Paris to Annecy?

Yes, it is possible to travel from Paris to Annecy without having to change trains. There are 4 direct trains from Paris 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 Paris to Annecy leave?

The first train from Paris to Annecy leaves at 06:44. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

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

The last train from Paris to Annecy leaves at 20:40. 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 Paris and Annecy by train?

Trains travelling from Paris to Annecy cover a distance of around 270 miles (434 km) during the journey.

Looking for more information?

If you’re looking for the return train journey, check out trains from Annecy to Paris. If you’re looking for other options, you can also catch the bus from Paris 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 Paris to Annecy for a typical week day using timetable data for 09/24/2021. 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 11/12/2021 for travel on 11/12/2021 and for adult tickets in economy, discount cards and coach journeys excluded.

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