Grenoble Airport Transport Info
Grenoble airport, officially known as Grenoble-Isère Airport (GNB), is also known as Grenoble-Saint-Geovis airport. It is situated 40 km west of Grenoble and 2.5 km northwest of Saint-Étienne-de-Saint-Geovis. Grenoble Airport is served by British Airways, Central Wings, Easy Jet, Flyglobespan, Thomsonfly, WizzAir, and Ryanair. Unlike other airports servicing similar areas, such as Geneva and Lyon, Grenoble airport is only served by these few airlines so you may not find prices to be competitive.
Why get an airport transfer from Grenoble?
Grenoble airport is located in the heart of Rhône-Alpes, a region composed of 15 regional massifs with close to 200 ski resorts, some famous spas and many beautiful lakes. Grenoble Airport is the perfect point of access to the southern part of the French Alps and some ski resorts in the North. The close proximity to ski resorts makes Grenoble airport a great choice. However, the airport is served by a limited number of airlines. Even though it is situated close to many ski resorts, sometimes the traffic around Grenoble can make for slow airport transfers from Grenoble airport. The airport has a small number of car rental companies and plenty of airport transfer service operators. If you are flying into Grenoble airport it is strongly advised that you get a private Grenoble airport transfer, as there are very limited alternatives.
Ski resorts serviced by Grenoble airport transfer providers
Airport transfers to Alpe d’Huez is just over 1,5 hours. Autrans, Flumet, Le Pluynet, Le Collet d’Allevard, Gresse en Vercors, Prapontel, Vaujany, Villard Reculas, Villard de Lans, Oz-en-Oisans, Chamrousse and Les Deux Alps can take between one and two hours.
A ski transfers from Grenoble airport can also get you to Méribel and the Three Valleys Ski Area. La Clusaz is another ski resort reachable within 2,5 hours. A three hour airport transfer will get you to the ski resorts Avoriaz, Flaine, La Plagne, Val Thorens, Val D'Isere and Tignes.
Grenoble public transport links
There is no rail link from Grenoble Airport so public transport options are limited. If you are unable to book a private Grenoble airport transfer it is possible to get to most ski resorts by taxi or a few car rental places are available to enable alternative transportation. Public transport itself is not a recommended option for transfers from Grenoble airport although scheduled coaches are available from the airport to Grenoble city centre which takes 45 minutes, and from there connections are available to trains and buses to further destinations.
Grenoble ski transfer travel advice
For groups of three or more it is often best to arrange a ski transfer in advance with one of the airport transfer operators. This is especially true at Grenoble airport where there are very limited alternatives to private transfers. Booking a private Grenoble airport transfer will allow you to start your holiday without the stress of paying expensive taxi fares.