How to get from Lyon Airport to Grenoble
There are two transfer options from Lyon airport to the city of Grenoble. Unfortunately, the only direct option you will find is by taxi. Lyon airport taxis are the fastest and most convenient option. A taxi will take around one hour but will cost you more; around 200€. If you decide to take public transportation, the journey will take a little longer and the cost will be around 16.50€.
Comparison of the options
| OPTION|| PRICE|| DURATION|| AVAILABILITY|
| Train || €33|| 60min|| 09:30–22:00|
| Taxi || €200|| 60min|| 24/7|
How to get from Lyon Airport to Grenoble by train
If you want to take the train to Grenoble you can do so directly from the airport train station. Trains are operated by TGV and leave from Lyon airport about 5 times per day. Most of them are direct to Grenoble station. The journey takes approximately an hour, with limited stops on most services.
How much is the train from Lyon Airport to Grenoble?
The train cost can vary depending on when and where you purchase your train ticket. Best prices are available if you book your ticket online in advance, where you can expect a price of 16.50€. However, if you purchase a late, or flexible ticket, be prepared to pay up to around 30€ for a one-way journey.
There can be up to two hours waiting between trains.
Trains are available between 09:30am - 22:00pm
Where do I get it from?
The trains are available from the TGV station at Lyon Airport. To reach the station, you will need to walk around 5 minutes from either Terminal 1 or 2 towards the train station/Rhonexpress station, located on the way to P4 parking.
Trains to Grenoble leave directly from the airport train station, making it a very convenient option. However, you will be required to take extra transfer once you arrive at the train station in Grenoble. Aside from this, trains are relatively infrequent throughout the day, therefore you can be waiting for a long time if you do not pre-book your tickets.
It is always advised to pre-book your tickets for the train. Not only will save you money, but also guarantee less waiting time both for the train and queuing for tickets.
Some trains at certain hours can cost more than others, always check in advance to avoid high fees.
Sometimes a good deal can be found on first class tickets - it's worth checking if they're available, they can be as cheap as 18€.
Trains often have buffet carts available for you to grab a snack or drink on your journey.
How to get from Lyon Airport to Grenoble by taxi
Taxis are the most comfortable option and the only direct method of transportation to get you from Lyon Airport to Grenoble. Taking a Lyon airport taxi will also be the quickest way as it is the only door to door service. Taxis are operated by numerous companies, but all should display a sign on the roof saying 'TAXI' or 'TAXI LYON' on the roof.
Taxi fare from Lyon Airport to Grenoble
Taxis in Lyon are not cheap, therefore expect a higher cost for your comfort. If you want to take a taxi, the price is metered and thus can have numerous circumstances that may affect the price. However, you can expect to pay around 200€ for the journey.
Taxis are the best option for those who are short on time or who are carrying lots of luggage. You can ensure that a taxi will be available for door to door service at all hours, so you'll never be left waiting. The only downside of taking a taxi from Lyon airport is that they are more expensive. However, if you are prepared to pay, this is the best option.
It is always best to pre-book your taxi, mostly so that you know that the driver will be willing to do the long journey.
This route is a toll route, so be prepared to pay extra along the way!
Ensure that the driver turns on the meter when you enter the taxi.
It is always best to have cash on you, in small notes if possible, to ensure you do not end up paying more if the driver has no change.