Annecy travel guide

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You're Going to Love Annecy

With a population of 49,232, Annecy is a must-see destination in Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, France. It is one of the most popular cities to visit in the country. Consider staying at least one whole day in Annecy to see all of its attractions.

When to visit Annecy

Annecy in November
Estimated hotel price
$152
1 night at 3-star hotel
Annecy in November
Estimated hotel price
$152
1 night at 3-star hotel

How to Get to Annecy

Plane

When flying to Annecy, you’ll arrive at Annecy – Haute-Savoie – Mont Blanc (NCY), which is located 4 km from the city centre.

Train

Located 0.3 km from the city centre, Annecy is the busiest station in Annecy. Another popular train station is Annecy Pringy, located 4 km from the centre.

Car

Another option to get to Annecy is to pick up a car hire from Lyon, which is about 101 km from Annecy. You’ll find branches of Rentscape and Alamo, among others, in Lyon.

Bus

You can travel by bus to Annecy using FlixBus or BlaBlaBus. From Geneva, the bus ride to Annecy takes 89 km and will cost you around $28. From Paris, the ticket costs about $128 for a journey of 708 km. The most popular bus station is Annecy Galbert, located 0.9 km from the city centre of Annecy. Annecy Buisson is also a commonly used station, and is 2.2 km from the city centre.

Plane

When flying to Annecy, you’ll arrive at Annecy – Haute-Savoie – Mont Blanc (NCY), which is located 4 km from the city centre.

Train

Located 0.3 km from the city centre, Annecy is the busiest station in Annecy. Another popular train station is Annecy Pringy, located 4 km from the centre.

Car

Another option to get to Annecy is to pick up a car hire from Lyon, which is about 101 km from Annecy. You’ll find branches of Rentscape and Alamo, among others, in Lyon.

Bus

You can travel by bus to Annecy using FlixBus or BlaBlaBus. From Geneva, the bus ride to Annecy takes 89 km and will cost you around $28. From Paris, the ticket costs about $128 for a journey of 708 km. The most popular bus station is Annecy Galbert, located 0.9 km from the city centre of Annecy. Annecy Buisson is also a commonly used station, and is 2.2 km from the city centre.

Airports near Annecy

Airlines serving Annecy

Lufthansa
Good (4,691 reviews)
KLM
Good (850 reviews)
British Airways
Good (4,551 reviews)
Delta
Good (4,622 reviews)
Turkish Airlines
Good (2,301 reviews)
Air France
Good (981 reviews)
Austrian Airlines
Good (489 reviews)
Iberia
Good (1,593 reviews)
United Airlines
Good (4,964 reviews)
Emirates
Excellent (2,122 reviews)
Qatar Airways
Good (2,455 reviews)
Air Canada
Good (5,888 reviews)
Brussels Airlines
Good (230 reviews)
Finnair
Good (872 reviews)
Singapore Airlines
Excellent (925 reviews)
TAP AIR PORTUGAL
Good (1,180 reviews)
LOT
Good (683 reviews)
Scandinavian Airlines
Good (820 reviews)
Etihad Airways
Good (830 reviews)
Ethiopian Air
Good (406 reviews)
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Where to stay in Annecy

From 5-star hotels such as the Les Loges Annecy Vieille Ville to great affordable options like the Privilodges Le Royal Annecy, Annecy offers a range of accommodations for every taste. Average rates range from around $222 per night for a double room in a 3-star hotel to $469 and up for a 5-star experience. If you’re on a budget, well-reviewed accommodations include Hôtel du Château Annecy and Citotel Du Nord. There are also lots of holiday rental options in Annecy, with prices from $36 to $1,343 per night. Annecy-le-Vieux is the neighbourhood with the highest amount of rentals to choose from. On average, holiday rentals in Annecy are about 18% cheaper than a hotel room in the city.

Where to stay in popular areas of Annecy

Most booked hotels in Annecy

Aparthotel Adagio Annecy Centre
4 stars
Excellent (8.5, Excellent reviews)
$225+
ibis Annecy Centre Vieille Ville
3 stars
Excellent (8.3, Excellent reviews)
$209+
Best Western Hotel International
3 stars
Excellent (8.1, Excellent reviews)
$212+
Ace Hotel Annecy
3 stars
Excellent (8.1, Excellent reviews)
$146+
Sure Hotel by Best Western Annecy
3 stars
Good (7.7, Good reviews)
$143+

Hiring a car in Annecy

Expect to pay $3.33 per litre in Annecy (average price from the past 30 days). Depending on the size of your car hire, filling up the tank will cost between $39.94 and $53.25. The most frequently booked car type in Annecy is Economy (Renault Clio or similar). If you’re looking to save money, though, keep in mind that Standard car hire (Class Commercial Truck or similar) is, on average, 56% cheaper than other car hire types in the city.

Expect to pay $3.33 per litre in Annecy (average price from the past 30 days). Depending on the size of your car hire, filling up the tank will cost between $39.94 and $53.25. The most frequently booked car type in Annecy is Economy (Renault Clio or similar). If you’re looking to save money, though, keep in mind that Standard car hire (Class Commercial Truck or similar) is, on average, 56% cheaper than other car hire types in the city.