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Access to LAPTh

Travelling by bus

From Annecy town centre

Our map indicates the location of some bus stops around the train station.

You should take bus No 4 (direction "Campus") and get off at the very last stop (Campus). The journey takes about 20 mins from the town centre and buses run rather frequently (every 10-15 mins). The last bus leaves at 8pm weekdays.

The LAPTh / LAPP buildings are located across the road from the bus stop (opposite the roundabout).

From Annecy-le-Vieux

For those staying in Annecy-le-Vieux, you may reach the laboratory either by foot or by bus. Here is a map of Annecy-le-Vieux.

You can then catch bus lines No 2 or 4 to "Campus".

From Geneva

The bus is the most convenient means of public transport to reach Annecy. Please avoid taking the train!

The Annecy-Geneva bus leaves from the main bus terminal in Geneva (see Website). It is located a few minutes from the main train station and post office (see map of Geneva). Get off at the last stop in Annecy, train station or Gare SNCF on the Annecy map.

Here you can find the bus timetable.

From Lyon St Exupéry International Airport

The bus is indeed the easiest way to travel from Lyon Airport to Annecy. However, there aren't so many buses.

Timetables and fares can be found at:

Otherwise, you can also catch a shuttle bus to Lyon town centre and then a train on to Annecy. (Taxis are another but rather costly option at around 80 euros one way.)

Travelling by taxi

We do not recommend taking a taxi from Annecy town centre. It costs approximately 12 euros. Annecy Taxi website

Travelling by car

On the Lyon->Chambéry->Annecy->Genève motorway, exit at "Annecy Nord".

Follow the sign to "Annecy le Vieux/Thônes". After having crossed Annecy-le-Vieux following the direction of Thônes, you will see on your left "Zone d'Activité des Glaisins". Take the right turn and at the next roundabout, turn right into "Chemin de Bellevue" following the sign to "LAPP". LAPTh / LAPP are located on this street, turning right at the next roundabout.

If you get lost after exiting the motorway, look out for signs pointing towards "Annecy le Vieux" and, in particular, the University or "Domaine Universitaire (IUT)", which is right next to LAPTh / LAPP.


Please follow the directions as detailed here: itinerary

Travelling by train

National TGV and regional train lines go to Annecy.

You can plan your journey, book and buy your ticket online on the SNCF website.

Travelling by air

Depending on where you are coming from, you might want to fly to one of the three airports located close to Annecy: