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How to Get from Annecy to the Airport and Other Destinations
You can travel from Annecy to any destination by public transport, by taxi or by transfer booked in advance.
Taxi from Annecy
If you do not want to discover the surroundings of Annecy or nearby cities by public transport, you can use a taxi service. You just need to call one of the city's popular taxi companies. You can also make an order through the application on your smartphone. Do not forget that calls and mobile communication in roaming are expensive, so buy a SIM card from a local operator in advance.
The cost of a trip to any part of France depends on the capacity of the car. In addition, the decisive factors are the day and time of day: on Sundays, holidays, and at night the fare increases to 40%.
You can take a taxi in Annecy and go to Geneva, Chamonix, Lausanne, and also to visit other cities. Drivers may speak only French, so be ready and learn some simple common phrases in French.
Transfer from Annecy
If you want to get from Annecy to Geneva Airport quickly and comfortably, make a reservation of an individual transfer. Travel time is about 45 minutes, the cost of the trip is about 123 euros for an economy class car. The driver will come for you to the hotel or to any address you indicated and will help to bring your luggage to the car.
Also from Annecy you can get to the Saint Exupery Airport in Lyon. The journey will take 1,5 hours, for a car of economy class you will pay about 246 euros, for a minibus for 7 passengers - around 320 euros. You can travel from Annecy over longer distances: to Val-d'Isere (130 km; the duration of trip is 3 hours 15 minutes, the cost for an economy class car is 394), to Lausanne (105 km; the journey time is 1,5 hours, the price for an economy class car is 259) and to other cities.
The price of the trip is fixed and depends only on the class of the selected car. You can check the cost of the trip and make an order on the Kiwitaxi site. If you are traveling with children, order extra children seats, and the car you've chosen will be equipped with them.
Public transport from Annecy
You can also travel from the city by public transport. The train Annecy-Geneva leaves three times a day: at 06:15, at 07:00 and at 16:25. The duration of the trip is 1 hour 25 minutes, the cost is 12.9 euros. The ticket can be purchased online on the site of SNCF or at the ticket office of the railway station.
You can reach the Saint Exupery Airport in Lyon by public transport as well. The duration of the journey by bus will be 1 hour and 20 minutes, for a ticket you pay 19 euros. Buses run from 06:25 to 16:35. The bus station is at the Gare Routiere d'Annecy, tickets can be purchased there.
Annecy: useful information
All tourists who come to Annecy, get a unique opportunity to live near the Alpine mountains much cheaper than in the Alps themselves. In the Old Town there are always a lot of tourists, who want to see medieval town streets, canals, medieval houses, and churches, made in Italian style.
One of the main attractions of the city is the castle on the hill, where the Savoy and Geneva nobles lived in different years. On its territory there is the Museum of Alpine Popular Art, its collections include furniture of the XV century, as well as paintings and sculptures of modern masters.
When walking around the city, make a stop to admire the cathedral of Annecy (XVI century), as well as the Roman Catholic Church of St. Maurice. The Island Palace, built in the XII century, and the Bridge of Lovers also deserve your attention.