Getting Here


From Lyon Saint-Exupéry airport, take the A48 freeway towards Grenoble. After the Voreppe toll, take exit 14 to Villard de Lans/Autrans/Saint Egrève/Le Fontanil. Then take the D531 following the direction of Villard de Lans.

From Grenoble (32KM/40min) via the D531: from Sassenage, via Engins, towards Villard de Lans. 

Direct highway from Paris, Lyon, Marseille, Geneva to Grenoble. Main distances:

Paris 600 km

Lyon 130 km

Nice 349 km

Marseille 285 km

Strasbourg 560 km

Milan 408 km


For travelers from Europe, Canada, Israel & North America
Lyon is the closest international airport, with flights to 86 cities in Europe, Canada, Israel, and Northern Africa.

Airlines that service Lyon, for example are: Air France, British Airways, Iberia, Lufthansa, TAP, KLM, Turkish Airlines, easyJet, Air Canada, Aer Lingus, Eurowings, Turkish Airlines, Vueling, Wizz, Finnair, Twin Jet.

Take the train from Lyon airport directly to Grenoble (1.5hrs, departures every 30 minutes).

For travelers from Asia, Australia, North America & South America
Paris airport is the recommended arrival airport for travelers from outside Europe. A direct flight provides the least risk of missing luggage, missing connections, stress over connecting flights, and less chance of damage to your baggage.

Directly at the airport (under Terminal 2), there is the high speed train (TGV) station (buy your train ticket on level 2 at the yellow machines, the departure platforms are on level 1). Take the TGV to Lyon (2.5hrs, 11 departures per day), and then change to the train to Grenoble (1.5hrs, departures every 30 minutes).

Lyon is the closest international airport. For a traveler from outside Europe, if you are open to doing a connecting flight and prefer to fly to Lyon, your options are:

  • via Paris on Air France
  • via Madrid on Iberia
  • via London on British Airways
  • via Munich on Lufthansa
  • via Lisbon on TAP
  • via Amsterdam on KLM
  • via Istanbul on Turkish Airlines

Take the train from Lyon airport directly to Grenoble (1.5hrs, departures every 30 minutes). 

Airports & Airport Transfers

Lyon is the nearest international airport. There are direct buses and trains from Lyon airport to Grenoble train/bus station.

Taking the train is the best option for you and your bike, although it can be a bit more expensive than the bus.

Website: Stops: Lyon Saint Exupéry - Gare de Grenoble There are 26 daily departures (6:00-23:00), with a travel time of 1.5 hours. The cost of the train varies from €23 to €50 per trip.Bikes and luggage are free on the train.

Ouibus website:

Flixbus website:

Buses leave every 30 minutes (05h30-23h30), with a travel time of 1h30. However, buses may be delayed in case of traffic. The cost of the bus varies from 5€ to 25€ per trip.

Ouibus does not accept bicycles. It allows bicycles packed in a bag, but with a maximum size of 40x30x15 cm and a weight not exceeding 20 kg.

Flixbus allows bikes. "Most of our buses allow you to take your standard size bike without accessories (maximum weight 20 kg) and you can add it to your trip during the booking process for an additional fee per item. You can select the number of bicycles you wish to bring on the bus when you enter the number of passengers.

In some cases, transportation is only possible in appropriate covers in the luggage compartment. In this case, you must call customer service in advance to check in the bike (see special luggage rules). Electric bicycles, tandems and tricycles cannot be transported on a bicycle rack. The price for transporting a bicycle is an additional 9 euros per trip on Flixbus.

Bus between Geneva and Grenoble.

Few flights to this airport compared to Lyon or Geneva.

Charles De Gaulle / Roissy
Take the train to Lyon, then change trains to Grenoble.

Grenoble - Villard de Lans
Once in Grenoble, you can either take a regional bus : 

Car rental
If you wish to drive yourself, the nearest regional airports are: Lyon, Geneva, Marseille, Turin.

More information about Villard de Lans

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