Trains to Grenoble Find train times and tickets

Grenoble is a city that claims to be the ‘capital of the French Alps’. The reality is that the city on the River Isère plays second fiddle to Lyon in the administration of the Rhône-Alpes region. Grenoble is a major centre for high-tech industry and education. The city’s polygone scientifique is home to many world-class research facilities supporting the nuclear industries.

The first stop for visitors is usually the Bastille cable car, known locally as les bulles – a reference to the bubble-like cabins in which passengers are accommodated. Enjoy the fine views from the Bastille across the city to the Vercors Massif beyond. Back down in the valley, Grenoble street life focuses on Place Notre-Dame and Place Saint-André, just a ten-minute walk east of the railway station. The station is a striking concrete and glass affair, erected as a showpiece building for the 1968 Winter Olympics.

Paris is served by eight to ten high-speed TGVs from Grenoble each day. The fastest services take just over three hours. There are half a dozen direct TGVs each day to Lyon-St Exupéry (for Lyon Airport). Grenoble also has an excellent range of regional services, including hourly trains to the Rhône Valley cities of Lyon and Valence. There are frequent trains to nearby Chambéry, with some of these trains continuing beyond Chambéry to Aix-les-Bains, Annecy or Geneva.

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London to Grenoble by train

from £72.00

Avg 1 change 6hr 11m

Girona to Grenoble by train

from £65.50

Avg 3 changes 15hr 49m

Chambéry to Grenoble by train

from £11.00

Avg 0 changes 44m

Villefontaine to Grenoble by train

from £15.00

Avg 0 changes 1hr 2m

Marseille to Grenoble by train

from £29.00

Avg 1 change 2hr 16m

Milan to Grenoble by train

from £118.40

Avg 1 change 4hr 59m

Valence to Grenoble by train

from £10.00

Avg 0 changes 54m

Gap to Grenoble by train

from £51.00

Avg 0 changes 2hr 15m

Lyon to Grenoble by train

from £29.50

Avg 0 changes 1hr 2m

Annecy to Grenoble by train

from £18.50

Avg 0 changes 1hr 22m

Montmélian to Grenoble by train

from £9.00

Avg 0 changes 36m

Banyuls de la Marenda to Grenoble by train

from £42.00

Avg 2 changes 5hr 23m

Geneva to Grenoble by train

from £47.50

Avg 0 changes 2hr 4m

Lille to Grenoble by train

from £63.50

Avg 1 change 4hr 35m

Paris to Grenoble by train

from £23.00

Avg 0 changes 2hr 57m

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Montpellier to Grenoble by train

from £33.00

Avg 1 change 2hr 24m

Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport to Grenoble by train

from £61.00

Avg 1 change 3hr 34m

Perpignan to Grenoble by train

from £34.00

Avg 1 change 3hr 58m

Avignon to Grenoble by train

from £25.50

Avg 1 change 1hr 41m

Barcelona to Grenoble by train

from £73.50

Avg 1 change 5hr 26m

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