France Travel Planner by Tom Brosnahan & Jane Fisher   Transport for Grenoble, France
Direct fast trains from Paris, good regional train service, and good local bus and trams make Grenoble transport easy.





Here's a map of Grenoble.

Aix-les-Bains: 73 km (45 miles) north, 1 hour

Annecy: 107 km (66 miles) north, 1.25 hours

Chambéry: 59 km (37 miles) north, 45 minutes

Chamonix: 146 km (91 miles) northeast, 2 hours

Geneva: 142 km (88 miles) north, 1 hour 45 minutes

Lyon: 105 km (65 miles) northwest, 1.5 hours

Marseille: 305 km (190 miles) south, 3 hours

Paris: 575 km (357 miles) northwest, 5.5 hours


Fast TGV trains connect Paris and Grenoble several times daily, making the journey in about 3 hours. Other trains and routes take from 3.5 hours to 4.5 hours.

TER regional trains connect Grenoble with Chambéry (1 hour), Aix-les-Bains (1 hour), Annecy 1 hour 45 minutes) and Geneva, Switzerland (2 hours).

Local Bus & Tram

You can walk to most locations in Grenoble in less than 20 minutes, but the local city bus and tram system operated by TAG is useful for the longer distances. More...


Grenoble-Isère Airport is the city's flight hub, with flights from cities in northwestern France, from the UK, and from several other European countries. Lyonhas a busier airport, with more domestic and international flights. More...


It's both an amusement attraction and transport from the riverbank up to the heights of La Bastille: Grenoble's famed plastic-bubble cablecar system (téléférique). You'll want to ride it at least once during your visit to the city. More...

Hotels in Grenoble

What to See & Do

Tourist Information

About Grenoble




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Tram in Grenoble, France

Trams make it easy to travel between
Grenoble's train station and the city center.




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