Getting There — Grenoble is the region’s gateway and lies 35 min. by car from the Grenoble–St-Geoirs airport, 40 min. from the Lyon-Satolas international airport, and 90 min. from Geneva’s Cointrin airport. Flights arrive to Grenoble from London and Bristol (England). easyJet and British Airways fly only in the ski season, but Ryanair also flies in summer. For more information, contact Grenoble’s Aéroport Grenoble-Isère (www.grenoble-airport.com; tel. 04-76-65-48-48), 41km (25 miles), often known as Saint-Geoirs airport, northwest of the city center. A shuttle bus meets every flight and takes passengers to and from Grenoble’s center; the cost is 14.50€ each way (alps-airport-transfer.co.uk). A taxi (tel. 06-81-51-97-12) to the town center costs 80€ to 110€.
You can find more information on flying into Lyon here. Ouibus (www.ouibus.com) meets most flights at the Lyon airport and takes passengers to Grenoble. Travel time is 1 hr.; the fare is 9.90€ each way.
An important rail and bus junction, Grenoble is easily accessible from Paris and all the cities in the region. About 13 trains per day arrive from Paris Gare de Lyon (trip time: 3.5 hr.); the one-way fare is 74€ to 97€. Trains arrive almost every hour from Chambéry (trip time: 30 min.; 12€ one-way). For information, visit www.oui.sncf or call tel. 36-35 (.40€/min.).
The city is on the Chambéry-Geneva motorway (A41) and connected to the Paris-Lyon-Marseille motorway (A6/A7) in the west via the A48. If you’re driving, take A6 from Paris to Lyon and then continue on A48 into Grenoble. Depending on conditions, the drive should take 6 to 7 hr.
Visitor Information — The Office de Tourisme is at 14 rue de la République (www.isere-tourisme.com; tel. 04-76-42-41-41). For information about public transportation in Grenoble, visit Transports de l'agglomération grenobloise (TAG)’s website www.tag.fr (tel. 04-76-20-66-66).
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