GETTING TO ISÈRE
From the UK, Eurostar trains connect via Paris to Grenoble. Check here for times and dates.
Other nearby stations include Grenoble, Saint-Marcel-lès-Valence and Lyon-Saint-Exupéry (50 minutes from Grenoble) Lyon Part-Dieu (1 hr 15 mins).
For trips within France, calculate your journey time and book your tickets.
Transfer from the station
In winter, on arriving at Grenoble station, you can travel onto resorts with Transaltitude (see below), departing from Grenoble bus station next to the train station.
➽ Grenoble Alpes Isère (GNB) Airport
Grenoble Alpes Isère airport at Saint-Étienne-de-Saint-Geoirs (30 min from Grenoble)
+33 (0)4 76 65 48 48
Airlines from UK to GNB
Destinations includes London, Birmingham, Bristol, Leeds, Liverpool, Manchester, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Dublin and Guernsey.
→ List of airlines
Shutte bus - Bens Bus
Buses serve both Grenoble and Lyon airport to the following resorts: Alpe d'Huez, Les 2 Alpes, Chamrousse, Le Bourg-d'Oisans and Rochetaillée (for Vaujany and Oz-en-Oisans)
➽ Lyon Saint-Exupéry (LYS) Airport
Lyon Saint-Exupéry airport is about 1 h drive from Grenoble.
+33 (0)826 800 826
Airlines from UK to LYS
Direct shuttles to ski resorts: Alpe d'Huez, Les Deux Alpes, Bourg d'Oisans and Rochetaillee (for Vaujany and Oz en Oisans):
➽ Geneva airport (1 h 30 from Grenoble)
Airlines in GVA
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"Navette Grenoble Aéroport" is a bus service between Grenoble Alpes Isère (GNB) and Grenoble bus/train station.
Schedules coincide with flight arrivals and departures. The journey takes 45 minutes. Tickets must be bought in advance.
Buses to the following resorts depart from the bus station next to Grenoble train station you'll need to take one of the shutte buses above). Tickets cost around 60 € for a family and 18 € per person, one way. Book online.
+33 (0)820 08 38 38
|BELLEDONNE MASSIF||OISANS MASSIF||VERCORS MASSIF|
|Prapoutel - Les 7 Laux||Alpe d'Huez||Corrençon-en-Vercors|
|Alpe du Grand Serre||Lans-en-Vercors|
|Les 2 Alpes||Méaudre|
Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes is the region in France with the most extensive motorway network, making Isère easy to reach. Travelling to Isère from the UK takes between 8 and 10 jours from Calais.
For more about Driving in France, read All you need to know before driving in France.
In ski resorts, there are plenty of car parks where you can leave your car for the week. The average cost is around €45 - 70 a week.
➽ By Eurotunnel
Eurotunnel Le Shuttle has up to 4 shuttles per hour travelling to France taking jus 35 minutes between Folkestone and Calais. All chunnel ticket prices include your car and up to 9 passengers.
➽ By ferry
British and Irish ferry routes include the following:
- Dover > Calais
- Dover > Dunkirk
- Newhaven > Dieppe
- Portsmouth > Le Havre
- Portsmouth > Caen
- Portsmouth > Saint-Malo
- Poole > Cherbourg
- Poole > Saint-Malo
- Plymouth > Roscoff
- Guernsey > Saint-Malo
- Jersey > Saint-Malo
- Rosslare > Roscoff
- Rosslare > Cherbourg
- Cork > Roscoff
- Dublin > Cherboug
➽ On foot or by bike
As a foot passenger or cyclist, here’s a list of the French ports with distances to the nearest train stations:
Calais > 30-minute walk from port to station → see here for route
Cherbourg > 30-minute walk from port to station → see here for route
Dunkirk > 21-minute walk from port to station → see here for route
Dieppe > 31-minute walk from port to station → see here for route
Le Havre > 25-minute walk from port to station → see here for route
Roscoff > 20-minute walk from port to station → see here for route
Saint-Malo > 27-minute walk from port to station → see here for route
➽ By bus
Buses from the UK to Grenoble change in Paris.
Tel. +33 (0)820 08 38 38 (€0.118/minute) Journey time is approximately 9 hours.
GETTING AROUND ISÈRE
➽ Local buses
Information on the bus network in Isere with timetables and a trip planner. For cyclists, some routes are equipped with a bike rack carrying up to 6 bikes.
Tel. +33 (0)820 08 38 38 (€ 0,118/minute)
➽ Transport info
Local information on buses, trams, car shares and car clubs.