You can get from Lyon to Grenoble by train, bus or flight.
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|Distance||58 miles (93 km)|
|Available travel modes||Coach or train|
|Ticket price range||£4 - £16|
|Cheapest mode||Coach • £4 • 1 h 30 min|
|Fastest mode||Train • £16 • 1 h 23 min|
|Popular travel companies||Flixbus or SNCF | TER|
Take a coach or train to travel 58 miles (93 km) between Lyon and Grenoble. If speed is a priority, then a train is the best option with an average duration of 1 h 23 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a coach is the best option with prices starting as low as £4. The most popular travel providers which serve this journey are Flixbus or SNCF | TER among others. Travellers can even take a direct coach or train from Lyon to Grenoble.
Thanks to regular bus and train connections, travelling from Lyon to Grenoble is fast and easy. SNCF Autocar and BlaBlaBus provide direct coach links between the two French cities, with nine to 12 options every day, and average journey times of approximately one and a half hours. SNCF also offers a regional TER rail connection, with 11 to 12 departures daily and a duration of just over one hour and 20 minutes. So reaching Grenobie won't take long, and plenty of options are available.
The most affordable way to travel from Lyon to Grenoble is to take the bus. SNCF Autocar and BlaBlaBus both offer budget fares to Grenoble from both Part-Dieu and Perrache stations. There are 11 to 12 daily bus departures, and journey times are only slightly slower than trains, ranging from one hour and 20 minutes to two hours to 36 minutes, depending on traffic. Buses leave from around dawn regularly until just before midnight. But be aware that the last bus takes considerably longer than other journeys. All run into Grenoble's Gare Routiere, which may also be listed as Rue Emile Gueymard.
If travellers are in a hurry, catching the train will usually be the fastest way to head from Lyon to Grenoble. All services between the two cities are operated by SNCF, and all fall under the company's regional TER category, so they aren't high-speed trains. However, they are fast, taking one hour and 23 minutes to travel from Lyon Part Dieu to Grenoble's main station, and no changes will be required at any point. This also means that trains run between the two city centres, giving them a slight advantage when reaching attractions or other destinations in the heart of Grenoble.
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Catching the train to Grenoble from Lyon is the most popular way to make the trip, blending speed and convenience. There's only one operator on the route: SNCF. The French national rail company provides a TER service, which reaches Grenoble in one hour and 23 minutes, with no changes required. Passengers can select from 11 and 12 daily rail departures, with the first trains leaving around dawn and the final services departing in early evening. All leave from Lyon Part-Dieu station, which is around seven minutes from the city centre via the Lyon Metro. They arrive at Grenoble Station, very close to the river Isere and the historic city centre. From there, visitors can walk, take local buses, or hail taxis for onward travel.
Buses provide a low cost and relatively fast way to travel to Grenoble from Lyon. In this case, travellers can choose from services operated by BlaBlaBus or SNCF Autocar. BlaBlaBus easily offers the most frequent services, generally running 10 direct buses per day. Expect a couple of direct SNCF buses as well, usually in the evening, after train schedules have finished. All buses run direct to Grenoble, so no changes will be needed, and journey times range from one hour and 20 minutes to two hours and 36 minutes. In many cases, buses will be five 10 minutes slower than trains, depending on traffic, but significantly cheaper, something to keep in mind when booking. Many leave from Part-Dieu, but BlaBlaBus also offers services from Lyon Perrache station, a handy option for those in the Presqu'ile area. Buses run into Grenoble's Gare Routiere, which is close to the railway station, a short walk from the city centre.