How to get there

The different ways to get to Lake Annecy, by train, car or plane.

Access to Annecy by train

  • High-speed rail (TGV) links: Paris-Annecy (direct train)
  • TER links: many Regional Express Trains (TER) connect Annecy to Lyon, Valence, Grenoble, Chambéry and Chamonix

Annecy SNCF station: information and reservations on 36 35.


Many services are available on arrival at the station:

  • bicycle hire (Vélonecy)
  • urban transport between the various communes of the Grand Annecy conurbation
  • bus connections to the communes on the shores of Lake Annecy and the Aravis mountains
  • taxi transport

For more information on these different means of transport, see the page How to move there.

Comment venir au lac d'Annecy - voiture

Access to Annecy by motorway

  • Marseille, Lyon or Chambéry: A41 exit ANNECY CENTRE n°16
  • Paris, Genève or Bourg-en-Bresse: A41 Liane, exit ANNECY NORD n°17
  • Chamonix or Italia (via the Mont-Blanc tunnel): A41 Liane, exit ANNECY NORD n°17

Access to Annecy by road

  • Albertville or Bourg-en-Bresse: D1508
  • Genève or Chambéry: D1201
  • Chamonix or Italia: D1203

Distances from Annecy to …

  • Albertville: 44 km
  • Chambéry: 52 km
  • Chamonix: 101 km
  • Genève: 42 km
  • Grenoble: 107 km
  • La Clusaz: 31 km
  • Le Grand-Bornand: 31 km
  • Lyon: 146 km
  • Marseille: 423 km
  • Milan: 336 km
  • Paris: 561 km

Access to Annecy by plane

  • Annecy is located 50 km from Geneva International Airport. There are train and bus connections to Annecy
  • Annecy is 125 km from Lyon Saint-Exupéry International Airport. There are train and coach connections to Annecy
  • Annecy is 7 km from Annecy Haute-Savoie Mont-Blanc airport. Business aviation – private routes


For your transfers to/from an airport, do not hesitate to consult our list of chauffeur-driven car partners.