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Access to LAPTh - From Geneva by Bus

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Geneva Centre

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. Time tables are found on this  Website, refer to line: Annecy-Cruseilles-Le Chable-St Julien-Geneve. The terminal is located at Place Dorcière, a few minutes walk from the main train station (Cornavin) and post office (see this map).

Get off at the last stop in Annecy, train station or Gare SNCF on the Annecy map. Then take the local bus to LAPTh (see bus from Annecy section)  or go to your hotel which must be within walking distance if staying in Annecy.

Yu can book your ticket online and consult the timetable from the Frossard bus company here. The journey takes about 1h. Fare: about 17CHF/12 euro  (one-way).

Geneva Airport

Geneva airport is 50 km away from Annecy: Geneva International Airport. This is probably the most convenient airport for those taking  a plane.

Some of the Geneva to Annecy buses stop at Geneva Airport, check the bus timetable. If the wait is not long wait at the airport. If not, you can take a local Geneva bus or the fast train to Geneva main train station (Cornavin) which is within 5 to 10mins walk from the main bus terminal. From there you can catch a bus to Annecy. The journey takes about 1h. Fare: about 17CHF/12 euro  (one-way).

If for some reason your plane has been delayed and you have missed the last bus to Annecy, you can take a taxi to Annecy. This is expensive (approximately 190CHF) but probably less than a hotel room in Geneva if booked late at night from the airport. Hotel rooms around 100CHF can be found, try booking through Geneva Tourism site.

Geneva Taxis:

Tel numbers: you can order a taxi by phone at this number (Centrale de réservation): +41 (0)22 33 141 33

More information on taxis and public transport in Geneva can be found here.

Pre-booked taxi from Geneva Airport

In case  your flight is scheduled to  land after 7pm, you should make plans with your host and/or our Secretariat so that a taxi is pre-booked for you. The taxi  will wait for you at the Airport.

Car Hire

You may also hire a car at Geneva airport. A large number of car hire companies are present at the Airport.