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Geneva to Annecy by train

The journey from Geneva to Annecy by train is 20.95 mi and takes 1 hr 41 min. There are 6 connections per day, with the first departure at 5:24 AM and the last at 8:47 AM. It is possible to travel from Geneva to Annecy by train for as little as $15.62 or as much as $20.86. The best price for this journey is $15.62.

Lowest Price$15.62
Journey Duration1 hr 41 min
Connection per Day6
Lowest Price$15.62
Highest Price$20.86
First Departure5:24 AM
Last Departure8:47 AM
Distance20.95 mi

Geneva to Annecy Train Times

Departure date
Wednesday, May 29, 2024

Traveling from Geneva to Annecy by train

The average train journey duration from Geneva to Annecy is 1 hr 41 min. The distance between the two main stations is 20.95 mi. There are approximately 6 trains connecting Geneva and Annecy per day. The cheapest train ticket for this route costs around $15.62. If you're traveling from Geneva to Annecy by train, you'll depart from Genève Eaux-Vives,Genève-Sécheron,Geneva Airport,Genève, Alpes stations. These stations are connected to Annecy station stations in Annecy. While there might not be a direct connection between all the stations on this route, Virail offers direct routes and transfer connection information. Always arrive at the station 30 minutes before your train departure to ensure optimal boarding conditions.

This route is primarily serviced by the railway company SNCF. Various types of trains are available, including TGV Lyria, TER, and regional services. The TGV Lyria offers a swift and comfortable journey from Geneva to Annecy. The TER and regional trains are ideal choices if you're looking for local connections or a more leisurely trip. Enjoy the scenic views of the Alps and picturesque towns along the way, offering a unique and memorable travel experience.

Discover Annecy: The "Venice of the Alps"

Upon arriving in Annecy, you'll find yourself enchanted by this picturesque town called the "Venice of the Alps." Annecy's canals winding through medieval buildings offer a serene and historic ambiance. The city is beautifully situated on Lake Annecy's shores, surrounded by mountains and forests.

Annecy, with its rich history and stunning natural beauty, attracts visitors from all over the world. Its cobblestone streets, historic buildings, and vibrant markets make it a favorite among travelers seeking adventure and relaxation.

Things to do/see in Annecy

  1. Stroll around the old town and admire its colorful buildings and canals.
  2. Visit the Palais de l'Isle, a historic prison turned museum.
  3. Enjoy boating or paddleboarding on Lake Annecy.
  4. Hike up to Semnoz Mountain for panoramic views of the lake and surrounding areas.
  5. Explore the Château d'Annecy, a castle with museums showcasing regional art and history.
  6. Relax at the Jardins de l'Europe, a picturesque park along the lake.

Things to eat/drink in Annecy:

  1. Savor the local fish dishes, especially those made with "féra" and "omble chevalier" from Lake Annecy.
  2. Indulge in tartiflette, a delicious Savoyard dish of potatoes, reblochon cheese, and bacon.
  3. Try diots, local sausages, often served with polenta or potatoes.
  4. Enjoy a slice of Tarte aux Myrtilles, a blueberry tart that's a regional favorite.
  5. Pair your meal with a glass of Savoie wine, such as Apremont or Chignin.

Day trips from Annecy

Annecy serves as a great base for exploring the nearby Alps. Consider visiting Chamonix to glimpse Mont Blanc, Europe's highest peak. Alternatively, explore the picturesque towns of Megève or Yvoire. Nature enthusiasts can embark on various hiking and cycling trails surrounding Annecy.

Annecy Travel Tips

As you discover the beauty of Annecy, consider renting a bike or boat to explore the town and its lake. The city is pedestrian-friendly, so taking a leisurely walk is an excellent way to soak in its charm. During the summer, the lake offers many water activities, from swimming to paddleboarding. Ensure to taste the local delicacies and embrace the warm hospitality of the Savoyard people.

We're here to guide you if you're contemplating a train journey from Geneva to Annecy. We aim to offer the best travel solutions by checking various routes and transportation methods. To view a comprehensive overview of prices and travel options between Geneva and Annecy, consult our price calendar below to choose the option that best fits your requirements.

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Cheap train tickets from Geneva to Annecy
Looking for the best deal on a train ticket for your trip? Here are 4 ways to get cheap train tickets from Geneva to Annecy.

Book in advance and save

If you're looking for the best deal for your trip from Geneva to Annecy, booking train tickets in advance is a great way to save money, but keep in mind that advance tickets are usually not available until 3 months before your travel date.

Stay flexible with your travel time and explore off-peak journeys

Planning your trips around off-peak travel times not only means that you'll be able to avoid the crowds, but can also end up saving you money. Being flexible with your schedule and considering alternative routes or times will significantly impact the amount of money you spend on getting from Geneva to Annecy.

Always check special offers

Checking on the latest deals can help save a lot of money, making it worth taking the time to browse and compare prices. So make sure you get the best deal on your ticket and take advantage of special fares for children, youth and seniors as well as discounts for groups.

Unlock the potential of slower trains or connecting trains

If you're planning a trip with some flexible time, why not opt for the scenic route? Taking slower trains or connecting trains that make more stops may save you money on your ticket – definitely worth considering if it fits in your schedule.

Best time to book Geneva to Annecy travel

Virail Pro Tip ✌: Booking 10 days in advance save 10% on average

Price as departure date approaches

Train companies may charge higher ticket prices as the date of departure approaches. Prices in the next days can range from around $10.26 to $20.71 but may be subject to change. Our advice is to book as early as possible to potentially save up to 50% on your trip!

Best time to book cheap train tickets from Geneva to Annecy

The cheapest Geneva - Annecy train tickets can be found for as low as $16.53 if you’re lucky, or $17.78 on average. The most expensive ticket can cost as much as $19.16.

Find the best day to travel to Annecy by train

When travelling to Annecy by train, if you want to avoid crowds you can check how frequently our customers are travelling in the next 30-days using the graph below. On average, the peak hours to travel are between 6:30am and 9am in the morning, or between 4pm and 7pm in the evening. Please keep this in mind when travelling to your point of departure as you may need some extra time to arrive, particularly in big cities!

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Geneva to Annecy CO2 Emissions by Train

What are the CO2 emissions from Geneva to Annecy by train? The CO2 emissions from taking the train between Geneva and Annecy are 2.36kg.
How much CO2 do I save by taking the train between Geneva and Annecy? By taking the train between Geneva and Annecy you will save 4.38kg CO2 emissions compared to a flight, 0.17kg compared to a bus and 3.03kg compared to a car.

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Frequently Asked Questions

How much is a train ticket from Geneva to Annecy?
A train ticket from Geneva to Annecy is $18.94. However the price varies depending on how early you buy, and if it's peak time to travel. Occasionally you can find them for as cheap as $15.62.
What's the cheapest train ticket from Geneva to Annecy?
The cheapest ticket you can get from Geneva to Annecy is $15.62. We recommend booking as early as possible and off-peak hours to get the cheapest ticket possible. Off-peak times are usually from 09:30 to 16:00, and after 19:00.
What's the distance between Geneva and Annecy by train?
Geneva to Annecy is 20.95 mi.
How long does the train between Geneva and Annecy take?
Geneva to Annecy is on average 1 hr 41 min. However the fastest option will get you there in 1 hr 29 min.
How many train connections per day go from Geneva to Annecy?
Geneva to Annecy has 6 connection(s) per day on average.
What time does the first train from Geneva to Annecy leave?
The earliest train from Geneva to Annecy departs at 5:24 AM. However be sure to check with us the schedule on the day you want to leave as the time may differ.
What time does the last train from Geneva to Annecy depart?
The latest train from Geneva to Annecy departs at 8:47 AM. However be sure to check with us the schedule on the day you want to leave as the time may differ.
Should I book my ticket from Geneva to Annecy in advance?
If you can, we recommend booking your ticket as early as possible to ensure you get better savings. The cheapest train ticket we have found is $15.62 but this may be subject to change depending on the day of travel, hour you wish to depart and how far in advance you book.
How many direct connections depart from Geneva to Annecy?
There are on average 2 direct connection(s) from Geneva to go to Annecy.
What's the fastest journey time between Geneva to Annecy by train?
The fastest journey time by train between Geneva and Annecy is 1 hr 29 min.
Is there a direct train from Geneva to Annecy?
Yes, there is a direct train between Geneva and Annecy.
What are the CO2 emissions for Geneva to Annecy by train?
The train journey from Geneva to Annecy creates 2.36kg of CO2 emissions.

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