Getting around Annecy

Getting around Annecy
  1. "Express" shuttles between Bonlieu and Impérial Palace
  2. Festival/Mifa Shuttles
  3. Night shuttles
  4. Lakeside shuttles
  5. Buses
  6. Annecy taxis
  7. Boat rides on Lake Annecy
  8. Bike rentals


During the Festival, get around Annecy by using shuttles, buses, bikes or your feet!

Download maps, shuttle itineraries and hours as well as some other handy info (coming soon).

Information for 2018 coming soon

"Express" shuttles between Bonlieu and Impérial Palace

Free for badgeholders.

A rotation of 2 mini buses, leaving every 10 or 15 minutes on Monday 16th June (8 am-8 pm), Tuedsay 13th-Thursday 15th June (8:00 am-8:30 pm) and Friday 16th June (8 am-8 pm) to get you quickly back and forth between Bonlieu (Festival headquarters) and the Impérial Palace (Mifa headquarters).

Festival/Mifa Shuttles

Free shuttles for badgeholders circulate from Monday Monday 12th through Saturday 17th June.
Locate the shuttles on the free and bilingual MyAnnecy Festival app for tablets and iOS/Android devices.

Operating every 30 minutes from 8 am-8 pm, taking you to and from the event’s two main locations: Festival (Welcome Area/Bonlieu) and the Mifa (Impérial Palace).
You can get to the theatres La Turbine and MJC Novel during the day with the Sibra buses.

Night shuttles

After the 10:00 pm screenings, free night shuttles are available for badgeholders from Monday 12th through Saturday 17th June: Festival (Welcome Area/Bonlieu), La Turbine, MJC Novel, Mifa (Impérial Palace), around the lake, Institut Rural.

A shuttle goes around the lake serving Sevrier – Duingt – Talloires – Menthon – Saint-Bernard – Veyrier-du-lac. It stops in each village and on request (depending on where you’re staying), finishing the route at the Institut Rural at 12:45 am.

Lakeside Shuttles

Are you staying somewhere around Lake Annecy? Then these 2 routes are for you!
Free shuttles for badgeholders from Monday 12th through Saturday 17th June.

Locate the shuttles on the free and bilingual MyAnnecy Festival app for tablets and iOS/Android devices.

  • A route – Eastern Shore
    Talloires/Annecy: 7:45 – 8:45 am (2 departures)
    Annecy/Talloires: 9:20 pm – 1:20 am (4 departures)
  • B route – Western Shore
    Duingt/Annecy: 7:45 – 8:45 am (2 departures)
    Annecy/Duingt: 9:00 pm – 1:00 am (4 departures)
  • There is also a night shuttle after the evening screenings that goes around the lake (see above).

You can also look up the regular (paying) bus routes and timetables.
- Eastern Shore Annecy-Talloires: lines 61, 62, 63
- Western Shore Annecy-Duingt: lines 51, 52


Take the bus during the Festival, it’s convenient and eco-friendly!

Visit the Sibra website to consult timetables.

2 Offers

  • The Alizé 7-day pass, Festival discount at 50% off for badgeholders: 7,65 EUR (instead of 15.30) for unlimited bus rides around Annecy.
    Valid for 7 days after the first use.
    For sale at the Tourist Office (Bonlieu) and at the Sibra offices (train station)
  • Single-use ticket: 1,40 EUR
    Valid for 1 hour after first use. For sale from the bus driver.

Espace Sibra, 21 rue de la Gare, Annecy
04 50 10 04 04
Open Monday-Friday, 7:30 am-7:00 pm, Saturday, 9:00 am-12:00 pm and 2:00-5:00 pm.

Main bus lines:

  • MJC de Novel, Sibra bus 5, direction "Novel", "Novel" stop
  • La Turbine, Sibra bus # 1, direction "Poisy" or "Lycée de Poisy", "Chorus" stop
  • Mifa, Sibra bus # 2, direction "Vignières" or "Campus", get off at the "Impérial" stop, in addition to the Festival shuttle

Annecy Taxis

For getting around Annecy, day and night, contact the Annecy taxi companies. They will be decorated in the Festival colours and parked at strategic places like the train station, Bonlieu and Mifa.

Flat rates
Within Annecy:
15 euros (day price): 8:00 am-7:00 pm
20 euros (night price): 7:00 pm-8:00 am

Greater Annecy:
20 euros (day price)
25 euros (night price)

Nearby towns and around the lake
Rates calculated by taximeter.

Taxis will be available all night long during Annecy 2017 ceremonies and parties.

+33 (0)4 50 45 05 67

Private taxis

In case no taxis in Annecy are available, private cars with drivers are available for hire, for short trips or transfers (7 days a week).


  • Aller retour 74: from 6 am-2 am, +33 (0)6 23 03 59 43 or email
  • Alpes Prestive VTC: 24/7, +33 (0)6 52 88 81 71 or email
  • Business & VTC: from 5 am-11 pm, +33 (0)6 22 83 23 61 or email (phone reservations preferred)
  • Ligne Directe: 6:00 am-10:00 pm, +33 (0)6 81 01 73 14 or email (phone reservations preferred)
  • Silver Ways: 24/7, +33 (0)4 50 27 32 89 or email (phone reservations preferred)

Boat rides on Lake Annecy

Compagnie des bateaux du lac d'Annecy

Special rates for the Grand Lac cruise: badgeholders pay only 12 euros (instead of 14.40).
Tickets are sold at the ticket office, located on the waterfront across from the boats.

Water Taxis
Departing from the dock at l'Impérial Palace and heading towards all the hotels and restaurants on the lakeside. A quick and comfortable ride, for up to 12 people, 24/7.
Make reservations at +33 (0)6 28 05 74 87 or at
Check out other possibilities:

Bike rentals

Pédal' Douce offers bike rentals at prices that can’t be beat!

Two options for badgeholders:

  • 10 x 30 minutes: 10 euros
    Personal punch card, valid 12th-16th June, 9:00 am-6:00 pm.
    For sale at Festival bike pick-up areas (pont Albert Lebrun, across from Bonlieu) and at the Mifa (at the entrance of l’Impérial Palace).
  • Daily rentals: 16 euros (normally 18)
    To rent a bike for the day, the week or any special requests (electric bike, tandem, etc.), contact Pédal' Douce.
    +33 (0)4 50 05 00 50 –

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