How to Reach Grenoble

The Easiest Way to Reach Grenoble


By Air:

Grenoble-Isere Airport: Catered to by low budget airlines; 40 km from the city.

Lyon Airport: 100 km away;take a TGV train or bus to Grenoble from the airport

Geneva Airport: 150 km away; might offer cheaper entrance than Lyon or Grenoble Isere; take a train or bus to Grenoble from the airport

By Road:

  • A41, Geneva (via Chambery)
  • A48, Lyon and Paris
  • A49, Valence and Marseille
  • A51, Aix-en-Provence
  • Regional buses will take you to popular destinations around town quite cheaply.

By Train:

  • Paris-Grenoble: 680km; liked by TGV SNCF trains; 3 hour trip; EUR 70
  • Lyon-Grenoble: runs 5.30am – 12.00pm ; about 90 minutes; EUR 20
  • Geneva – Grenoble: 2 hours
  • Valence – Grenoble: 1 hour


  • By Trams and Buses: There are four tramlines in the city (A, B, C and D) that function till about 1.00am. Tickets are about EUR 1.50, but cheaper if brought in bulk. Tickets must be stamped at tram platform or when entering the bus.
  • By Bicycle:  A flat town, Grenoble is a delight to cycle and cycles can be rented for about EUR 5/day.
  • 7.00am – 9.00am and 5.00pm – 6.00pm are rush hours if you’re travelling by car.

Modes of Transportation in Grenoble

Know about the preferred mode of transport, average time spent and average distance traveled for commute in Grenoble. The most preferred mode of transport in Grenoble is Bike.

Average distance: 6.25 km Average time: 21.27 min

  • Bike 33.33%
    Bike 14.5 min Walking 0.5 min Overall average time for 4.75 kms 15 min
  • Car 16.67%
    Driving 35 min Overall average time for 13 kms 35 min
  • Walking 25%
    Walking 11.67 min Tram 3.33 min Waiting 0.67 min Overall average time for 3.9 kms 15.67 min
  • Tram/Streetcar 16.67%
    Tram 22.5 min Waiting 3.5 min Walking 2.5 min Overall average time for 6 kms 28.5 min
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