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.

When to visit Annecy

Annecy in January
Estimated hotel price
C$ 76
1 night at 3-star hotel
Annecy in January
Estimated hotel price
C$ 76
1 night at 3-star hotel
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How to Get to Annecy


Although Annecy doesn’t have its own airport, you can fly to Lyon-Saint Exupery Airport (LYS), which is located 82 km from Annecy. The shortest flight to Annecy from Canada departs from Montreal and takes around 6h 55m.


SNCF is the most popular train carrier serving Annecy, followed by Trenitalia. The train journey from Annecy to Marseille takes 1h 23m and costs around C$ 15 for a one-way ticket. When coming by train from Chessy, expect to pay about C$ 15 for a 1h 39m trip. 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.


Another option to get to Annecy is to pick up a car rental from Nice, which is about 259 km from Annecy. You’ll find branches of Rhodium and Hertz, among others, in Nice.


Several bus lines operate bus routes to Annecy, including FlixBus, BlaBlaBus and ALSA. From Saint-Étienne, the bus ride to Annecy takes 97 km and will cost you around C$ 30. From Clermont-Ferrand, the ticket costs about C$ 27 for a journey of 209 km. The most popular bus station is Annecy Galbert, located 0.9 km from downtown Annecy. Annecy Buisson is also a commonly used station, and is 2.2 km from the city centre.

Airports near Annecy

Airlines serving Annecy

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Turkish Airlines
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Where to stay in Annecy

Average rates range from around C$ 165 per night for a double room in a 3-star hotel to C$ 413 and up for a 5-star experience. If you’re on a budget, well-reviewed accommodations include Hôtel du Château Annecy and Hôtel du Nord. There are also lots of vacation rental options in Annecy, with prices from C$ 30 to C$ 1,963 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 10% 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
Excellent (8.4, Excellent reviews)
C$ 145+
ibis Annecy Centre Vieille Ville
Excellent (8.2, Excellent reviews)
C$ 132+
Best Western Hotel International
Excellent (8.1, Excellent reviews)
C$ 126+
Ace Hotel Annecy
Excellent (8, Excellent reviews)
C$ 114+
Ibis Annecy Cran Gevrier Hotel
Good (7.2, Good reviews)
C$ 110+
Les Acacias Bellevue
Poor (0, Poor reviews)
C$ 106+
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Renting a car in Annecy

Expect to pay C$ 2.76 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$ 33.10 and C$ 44.13. The most frequently booked car type in Annecy is Mini (Fiat 500 or similar). If you’re looking to save money, though, keep in mind that Economy rental cars (Renault Clio or similar) are, on average, 67% cheaper than other rental car types in the city.