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. Annecy deserves at least 2 full days for you to see its main sights.

When to visit Annecy

Annecy in November
Estimated hotel price
C$ 127
1 night at 3-star hotel
Annecy in November
Estimated hotel price
C$ 127
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 2 miles from the city centre

Train

Located 0.2 miles from the city centre, Annecy is the busiest station in Annecy. Another popular train station is Annecy Pringy, located 3 miles from the centre.

Car

Another option to get to Annecy is to pick up a car rental from Nice, which is about 161 miles from Annecy. You’ll find branches of Alamo and Goldcar Rental SP, among others, in Nice.

Bus

You can travel by bus to Annecy using FlixBus or BlaBlaBus. From Geneva, the bus ride to Annecy takes 55 miles and will cost you around C$ 23. From Paris, the ticket costs about C$ 115 for a journey of 440 miles. The most popular bus station is Annecy Galbert, located 0.5 miles from downtown Annecy. Annecy Buisson is also a commonly used station, and is 1.4 miles from the city centre.

Plane

When flying to Annecy, you’ll arrive at Annecy – Haute-Savoie – Mont Blanc (NCY), which is located 2 miles from the city centre

Train

Located 0.2 miles from the city centre, Annecy is the busiest station in Annecy. Another popular train station is Annecy Pringy, located 3 miles from the centre.

Car

Another option to get to Annecy is to pick up a car rental from Nice, which is about 161 miles from Annecy. You’ll find branches of Alamo and Goldcar Rental SP, among others, in Nice.

Bus

You can travel by bus to Annecy using FlixBus or BlaBlaBus. From Geneva, the bus ride to Annecy takes 55 miles and will cost you around C$ 23. From Paris, the ticket costs about C$ 115 for a journey of 440 miles. The most popular bus station is Annecy Galbert, located 0.5 miles from downtown Annecy. Annecy Buisson is also a commonly used station, and is 1.4 miles from the city centre.

Airports near Annecy

Airlines serving Annecy

Lufthansa
Good (4,692 reviews)
KLM
Good (848 reviews)
British Airways
Good (4,554 reviews)
Delta
Good (4,615 reviews)
Turkish Airlines
Good (2,298 reviews)
Air France
Good (981 reviews)
Austrian Airlines
Good (488 reviews)
Iberia
Good (1,595 reviews)
United Airlines
Good (4,958 reviews)
Emirates
Excellent (2,122 reviews)
Qatar Airways
Good (2,455 reviews)
Air Canada
Good (5,888 reviews)
Brussels Airlines
Good (229 reviews)
Finnair
Good (869 reviews)
Singapore Airlines
Excellent (925 reviews)
TAP AIR PORTUGAL
Good (1,181 reviews)
LOT
Good (685 reviews)
Scandinavian Airlines
Good (820 reviews)
Etihad Airways
Good (828 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 C$ 185 per night for a double room in a 3-star hotel to C$ 381 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 vacation rental options in Annecy, with prices from C$ 30 to C$ 1,119 per night. Annecy-le-Vieux is the neighbourhood with the highest amount of rentals to choose from. On average, vacation 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)
C$ 188+
ibis Annecy Centre Vieille Ville
3 stars
Excellent (8.3, Excellent reviews)
C$ 174+
Best Western Hotel International
3 stars
Excellent (8.1, Excellent reviews)
C$ 177+
Ace Hotel Annecy
3 stars
Excellent (8.1, Excellent reviews)
C$ 122+
Sure Hotel by Best Western Annecy
3 stars
Good (7.7, Good reviews)
C$ 119+
Les Terrasses du Lac- Villa Le LAC Cottage au Bord du Lac d'Annecy -
0 stars
Good (7, Good reviews)
C$ 201+

Renting a car in Annecy

Renting a car in Annecy costs C$ 50 per day, on average, or C$ 100 if you want to rent it for 2 days.

Expect to pay C$ 2.78 per litre in Annecy (average price from the past 30 days). Depending on the size of your rental car, filling up the tank will cost between C$ 33.29 and C$ 44.38. The most frequently booked car type in Annecy is Intermediate (Citroen Grand C4 Picasso or similar). If you’re looking to save money, though, keep in mind that Compact rental cars (Peugeot 208 or similar) are, on average, 69% cheaper than other rental car types in the city.

Renting a car in Annecy costs C$ 50 per day, on average, or C$ 100 if you want to rent it for 2 days.

Expect to pay C$ 2.78 per litre in Annecy (average price from the past 30 days). Depending on the size of your rental car, filling up the tank will cost between C$ 33.29 and C$ 44.38. The most frequently booked car type in Annecy is Intermediate (Citroen Grand C4 Picasso or similar). If you’re looking to save money, though, keep in mind that Compact rental cars (Peugeot 208 or similar) are, on average, 69% cheaper than other rental car types in the city.