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.

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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: 8.11 km Average time: 24.53 min

  • Bike 31.25%
    Bike 15.6 min Walking 0.4 min Overall average time for 4.9 kms 16 min
  • Tram/Streetcar 18.75%
    Tram 18.33 min Waiting 3 min Walking 2.33 min Overall average time for 5.67 kms 23.67 min
  • Bus/Trolleybus 6.25%
    Bus 30 min Train 20 min Waiting 15 min Walking 5 min Overall average time for 40 kms 70 min
  • Walking 25%
    Walking 16.25 min Tram 2.5 min Waiting 0.5 min Overall average time for 3.55 kms 19.25 min
  • Car 12.5%
    Driving 35 min Overall average time for 13 kms 35 min

How to Reach Grenoble from Nearby Cities

Route Distance Time
Meylan to Grenoble 18.79 km 18 mins
Saint-martin-d'hères to Grenoble 19.54 km 19 mins
Eybens to Grenoble 21.24 km 21 mins
Échirolles to Grenoble 24.9 km 24 mins
Fontaine to Grenoble 28.26 km 28 mins
Étable to Grenoble 39.98 km 39 mins
Voiron to Grenoble 44.68 km 44 mins
Moirans to Grenoble 45.33 km 45 mins
Sillingy to Grenoble 86.84 km 1 hour 26 mins
Marignier to Grenoble 119.55 km 1 hour 59 mins
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