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Getting from Grenoble to Annecy

Melbourne, Australia
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Getting from Grenoble to Annecy


I'm trying to get from Grenoble to Annecy by train or bus in July. I've seen previous posts saying that there's a direct train from Grenoble to Annecy, but when I search on the TGV timetable only a service Grenoble - Lyon - Annecy is shown (which takes 3.5hrs). Can anybody help with more information on direct trains? Or alternatively, how do I go about booking a bus from Grenoble to Annecy, and how long does the bus take.

I'm travelling with a young baby so am looking for the easiest travel option!

Many thanks for your help.


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1. Re: Getting from Grenoble to Annecy

There is no direct link between the two by train. What site are you looking at for timetables? On www.voyages-sncf.com using a random weekday in July I see plenty of routings via Chambéry, most by bus to Chambéry and then local train to Annecy, a few by bus all the way. Travel times vary between 2 and ~2.5 hours with fares starting at around €15 for a few timings but generally €18 one way.

Except for a few timings that use a TGV for part of the journey there is really no need to pre-book this trip.

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2. Re: Getting from Grenoble to Annecy

The through trains will be local ones - TER trains, which can't be reserved.

The summer timetable is here:


They appear to be rebuildind the line, hence lots of replacement bus services.

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3. Re: Getting from Grenoble to Annecy

Thanks this is very helpful!

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