Getting to Grenoble and GIANT
- By car:
- Getting to Grenoble by car
- Buses, Trams and coaches
Bus and trams
Grenoble has an extensive network of buses and trams reaching out into the suburban area. The bus lines C6 and tramline B allow you to reach most of GIANT’s organizations.
The network is managed by Transports de l’Agglomération Grenobloise (TAG, tel. 04 76 20 66 66 ). Tickets must be used in buses and trams.
A network of intercity coaches serves the rest of Isère (called Transisère), connecting Grenoble to most of Isere’s other cities.
For more information: www.transisere.fr or call 0820 08 38 38
The Grenoble area and the rest of the Isère are well served by railways. For instance, the TGV (high speed train) connects Grenoble to major cities in France.
Grenoble’s train station is located in the town centre, a five minute drive from GIANT site or you can use the tramway line B direction “Grenoble-Presqu’Ile”.
To reach other towns in the suburbs of Grenoble (St Egrève, Echirolles, Gières) or other cities such as Chambéry, Voiron, Lyon…, you can hop on the TER (Regional Express Train) which runs several times a day. For more information:
Regional network: www.ter-sncf.com
National and international network: www.voyages-sncf.com
Three international airports are within easy access:
Grenoble St-Geoirs airport is located approximately forty minutes away from Grenoble with a shuttle service from the train/coach station;The airport serves daily flights to various European cities (London, Dublin, Rome, Warsaw…)
Lyon-Saint-Exupéry international airport is approximately one hour away with a shuttle service from Grenoble train/coach station
Genève-Cointrin international airport, in Switzerland, is a two-hour drive from Grenoble and can also be reached by train and shuttle service.
- The green option
Grenoble town hall and its suburbs’ committee (known as LA METRO) wish to encourage other forms of transportation such as cycling.
They have developed bicycle paths and rental services (with lock and helmet included).
For more information, click on www.metrovelo or call 0 820 22 38 38 .
There are plenty of taxis available for travelling in and around Grenoble. For all enquiries click on pages jaunes.
- Car hire
Vehicles are available for rental for various periods from a few hours to several weeks.You will find a full range of rental services in the yellow pages, under Location d’automobiles, pages jaunes.