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How to get from Grenoble Airport to Grenoble

Looking to hit the ski slopes in the winter or catch some summer sun on a hike? Head to Grenoble, a city that offers a blend of nature and culture. The city is nestled at the foot of the mountains in southeast France, with many ski areas located in the surrounding region. Grenoble is also a renowned scientific research hub and is home to many museums and historic sites.
The Grenoble city centre is around 44 kilometres from Grenoble airport. You can make the trip from Grenoble airport to the city centre by taxi or shared shuttle. Taking an airport taxi is the fastest, most comfortable means of transport. The journey takes 30 to 45 minutes by taxi, and it costs around €85. Alternatively, you can choose the direct shared shuttle operated by ACTIBUS. The shuttle trip takes 45 minutes and costs €15.50 per traveller.

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Comparison of the options

PRICE FOR 2PASSENGERS
OPTION PRICE DURATION AVAILABILITY
Taxi €85 30min 24/7
Bus €31 45min

How to get from Grenoble airport to Grenoble City Centre by taxi

Taking a taxi from Grenoble airport to the city centre is the most convenient and comfortable transfer option. Taxis are available 24/7 and the trip from Grenoble airport to the city typically takes 30 to 45 minutes.

Taxi fare from Grenoble airport to Grenoble City Centre

Grenoble taxi prices are based on a metered rate. The cost is determined by a base rate (€2.50/day, €2.79/night) and the number of kilometres travelled (€1.86 per/km). Surcharges for standing or waiting time, extra luggage or more than 4 passengers may also apply.

For a transfer from Grenoble airport to the city during the day, the fare is estimated to cost around €85. As that may depend on the travel time as well as other factors, if you were hoping for a competitive flat rate with no hidden charges, you may wish to pre-book your ride with Welcome Pickups.

Cost

€85

Trip Duration

30-45 MIN

Fares may vary unless booked in advance.

Convenience
Safety
Value for Money

Taxis at Grenoble airport are available 24/7.

Where do I get a taxi from?

After landing at Grenoble airport and gathering your luggage, you can find the airport taxi stand just outside of the arrivals area in front of the terminal building.

Convenience

Taking a taxi is the fastest way to reach your destination. You will be dropped off at the front door of your accommodation. You won’t have to waste any time waiting for the shuttle bus or looking for your accommodation once you reach the city centre. Taxis also offer the most comfortable transfer, especially if you are travelling with large luggage.

Editor’s Note

If you want to pay by credit card, you will need to either book your taxi transfer in advance or double-check with your driver before starting the journey. Some drivers may not accept payment by card.

Useful Tips

If you are headed to the slopes with skis or snowboards, you may want to book a vehicle that can accommodate your gear in advance.
Tipping is not obligatory, but often passengers will round the fare up to the nearest euro. For a private driver, people tend to tip 5 to 10%.

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If you feel more relaxed knowing that somebody is waiting for you, you may as well book a Welcome Pickups transfer. As soon as you arrive at the airport you will be greeted by your driver. He will be waiting for you at the terminal of your arrival with a sign that has your name on it. Your driver will help you out with your luggage and together you will make your way to the vehicle. While he is driving you to your accommodation, the driver can give you some tips and recommendations on what to do during your holidays in Grenoble. Our drivers are hand-picked and speak fluent English. No need to worry about miscommunication issues that you may face with the local taxi drivers regarding your destination. Relax and enjoy your ride.

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Prices

DAYTIME
€99.0
NIGHTTIME
€119.0
Same price as a regular taxi from the line

PRICES FOR

Sedan Car

4 pax, 4 pieces of luggage

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How to get from Grenoble airport to Grenoble City Centre by Bus

You can also take the shared ACTIBUS airport shuttle that goes directly from Grenoble airport to the city centre. The trip takes around 45 minutes, whilst the shuttle bus schedule corresponds with Grenoble airport’s flight departures and arrivals. A single one-way adult ticket costs €15.50 per traveller.

How much is fare for the bus from the Grenoble airport to Grenoble City Centre?

A one-way adult shuttle bus ticket costs €15.50, and a return ticket costs €27.00. A one-way ticket for a child between ages 2 and 12 costs €13, and a return ticket costs €22.00. Children under the age of 2 can ride for free. Excess luggage costs €5. Tickets can be purchased from the bus driver.

Cost

€15.50

Trip Duration

45 MIN

There is a wait time of up to an hour for the ACTIBUS shuttle bus.

Convenience
Safety
Value for Money

ACTIBUS shuttle schedules vary; the schedule corresponds with flight arrivals and departures.

Where can I find the bus?

The ACTIBUS airport shuttle bus picks up passengers at the pick-up/drop-off area outside of the arrivals hall.

Convenience

The shuttle bus is a fairly convenient mode of transportation, and it costs less than taking a taxi. The ACTIBUS airport shuttle takes a direct route to the city centre, but you still may have to walk or take another form of transport to reach your final destination. Also, you may have to spend some time waiting for the bus to fill up and depart.

Timetables

Editor’s Note

There are also local buses that can get you to the city centre from the Saint-Etienne De Saint Geoirs parking station, which is 2.6 kilometres from the airport. You will need to walk or take a taxi to the station. Then you can take bus X08 or T50 to Grenoble, Durand Savoyat station. You may also need to take another bus or a taxi to reach your exact destination from the last stop, so although a cheap option, it’s not direct, therefore not recommended.

Useful Tips

You should arrive at the bus pick-up location (outside of the arrivals hall) at least 15 minutes before the bus’s scheduled departure.
It is mandatory that you have your seatbelt fastened during the drive.
During the winter, the drive may be slower due to road conditions. You may want to allocate some extra time for the journey just in case.

Frequently asked questions

How do I get from Grenoble airport to the city?

The best way to get from Grenoble airport to Grenoble city centre is by taxi as taxis are available 24/7 and offer door-to-door services. The taxi transfer takes 30 to 45 minutes and costs around €85. You can also take an airport shuttle bus with the company ACTIBUS. The shuttle trip takes at least 45 minutes, not including waiting times, and a one-way adult ticket costs €15.50.

What’s the distance from Grenoble airport to Grenoble city centre?

The Grenoble airport is about 44 kilometres northwest of Grenoble. The direct journey by car takes around 30 to 45 minutes, depending on road conditions.

What’s the average taxi fare from Grenoble airport to the city centre?

Grenoble taxis charge based on a metered rate. The cost is calculated by a base rate (€2.50), the number of kilometres travelled (€1.86 per km during the day, and €2.79 per km at night), and the standing or waiting time (€27.00 per hour). Surcharges for extra luggage or more than 4 passengers may also apply. The taxi fare during the day is estimated to cost around €85 but that may vary depending on the different factors mentioned above. For a competitive flat rate with no hidden charges, you can pre-book with Welcome Pickups.

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