Isère Tourism

Getting to Isère by train

Isère is one of the easiest regions to reach by train. Isère’s principal train station, Grenoble, has excellent national and international rail connections.  

GETTING TO ISERE BY TRAIN

Whether you are travelling from the United Kingdom, Belgium, Holland, Switzerland, Italy, Spain, or from within France, you’ll be able to take high-speed trains to Grenoble and enjoy smooth, scenic, low-carbon journeys. 

From Grenoble, it’s simple to reach any of Isère’s  22 resorts. Buses Transaltitude depart from the bus station, located next to the train station.  Or you could pre-book a taxi, or use the taxi rank at the station, too.

 

How long does it take to reach Grenoble by train?

Here are some of the fast connections from international cities to Grenoble by train.

From London > 7h 23m (change station in Paris)
From Amsterdam  > 7h 24m (change at Brussels and Lyon)
From Brussels > 5h 22m (change at Lyon)
From Geneva > 2h 2m (direct)
From Barcelona > 6h 15m (change at Valence TGV)
From Milan > 5h 47m (change at Turin and Chambery)
From Turin > 3h 56m (change at Chambery)

How to change station in Paris ?

Some journeys to Grenoble from the UK, Holland or Belgium require a change of station in Paris, for example from Paris Gare du Nord to Paris Gare de Lyon.  You can do this change by Metro/RER or by taxi.  Or you can take a taxi from the taxi rank, or you might prefer to pre-book one, to meet you as you come off your train.
This film shows two skiers from the UK changing station in Paris by pre-booked taxi : Watch the film

Buses from Grenoble train station to the resorts

The bus station is located right next to the train station, making your transfer by bus very easy. Most bus Transaltitude schedules are timed to connect with arriving or departing trains.

The table below shows destinations and journey durations. 

Belledonne massif

Oisans massif

Vercors massif

Resort Journey duration Resort Journey duration Resort Journey duration
Chamrousse 1H Auris-en-Oisans 1H50 Autrans 1H15
Prapoutel - Les 7 Laux 1H Alpe d'Huez 1H45 Corrençon-en-Vercors 1H10
    Alpe du Grand Serre 1H Lans-en-Vercors 0H45
    Les 2 Alpes 1H45 Méaudre 1H15
    Oz-en-Oisans 1H30 Villard-de-Lans 1H
    Vaujany 1H30    
    Villard-Reculas 1H30    

Book your ticket on line : https://www.transaltitude.fr/en/

Tel : +33 (0)4 26 16 38 38

Taxis from Grenoble to resorts

Here are some of the fast connections from international cities to Grenoble by train.

Taxi Grenoblois
Tel. +33 (0)4 76 54 42 54
http://www.taxi-grenoble38.fr/

Taxis de la Banlieue Grenobloise
Tèl. +33 (0)4 76 54 17 18
http://www.taxis-banlieue-grenobloise.fr/


BELLEDONNE MASSIF 
OISANS MASSIF  VERCORS MASSIF
Resort Journey duration Resort Journey duration Resort Journey duration
Chamrousse 0H50 Auris-en-Oisans 1H40 Autrans 1H
Prapoutel - Les 7 Laux 0H50 Alpe d'Huez 1H30 Corrençon-en-Vercors 1H
    Alpe du Grand Serre 1H Lans-en-Vercors 0H50
    Les 2 Alpes 1H15 Méaudre 1H
    Oz-en-Oisans 1H30 Villard-de-Lans 1H
    Vaujany 1H10    
    Villard-Reculas 0H50    

 

How to find train times?

Useful websites for looking up journey schedules include rail.ch, trainline.eu, and OUI.sncf.  Please be aware that schedules are only made available online once trains are on sale (which is normally several months in advance). If you can’t find schedules for the date that you want to travel, try entering an earlier date, to give an idea of the kind of schedule that will exist, once trains go on sale.
 

Travelling from the UK ?

 If you are travelling from London to Grenoble this winter, you can use the Snowcarbon Journey Planner, click here to view recommended journey schedules.

➽ How to book train tickets ?

 

Train tickets for travel to Grenoble can be booked at a station, online or via expert-rail booking agencies.

Online ticket sellers:

OUI.sncf
Online ticket-booking agency for SNCF

Trainline.eu
Independent online ticket-booking agency

Raileurope.com
Online ticket booking agency, owned by SNCF.

Rail booking agents
For tailor-made help with tickets, there are some specialist agencies

Trainseurope
Website: www.trainseurope.co.uk
Email: info@trainseurope.co.uk

International rail
Website: www.internationalrail.com
Email: sales@internationalrail.com