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Lyon to Grenoble by train

The journey from Lyon to Grenoble by train is 58.32 mi and takes 1 hr 29 min. There are 16 connections per day, with the first departure at 5:37 AM and the last at 10:16 PM. It is possible to travel from Lyon to Grenoble by train for as little as $27.30 or as much as $47.31. The best price for this journey is $27.30.

Lowest Price$27.30
Journey Duration1 hr 29 min
Connection per Day16
Lowest Price$27.30
Highest Price$47.31
First Departure5:37 AM
Last Departure10:16 PM
Distance58.32 mi
DepartureLyon
ArrivalGrenoble
CarriersTGV inOui, AUTOCARMore

Lyon to Grenoble Train Times

Departure date
Thursday, May 30, 2024

Traveling by train: Lyon to Grenoble

The average duration of a train journey from Lyon to Grenoble is 1 hr 29 min. There are approximately 16 trains connecting Lyon and Grenoble per day. The cheapest train ticket from Lyon to Grenoble costs around $27.30.

If you're traveling from Lyon to Grenoble by train, you'll depart from Lyon Jean Mace, Lyon Perrache or Lyon Part Dieu train stations. These stations are connected to Grenoble train stations. There might not be a direct connection between all the stations in these two locations, but Virail provides you with both direct routes and transfer services that you can take to reach Grenoble from Lyon. Moreover, remember to arrive 30 minutes before your train departure to ensure optimal boarding conditions.

France's national railway company, SNCF, provides various train services to accommodate diverse travel needs, including TGV INOUI, OUIGO, and TER.

  • The high-speed intercity TGV is operated by SNCF. However, the company also offers TGV INOUI, which enhances the standard TGV service by providing a more sophisticated customer experience. For budget-conscious travelers, the OUIGO train is available, with additional fixed services accessible for a minor supplementary fee.
  • Free Wi-Fi service is accessible on TER trains, albeit only on newer models. The OUIGO service provides Wi-Fi connectivity through Ouifi or Ouifun options. Meanwhile, TGV INOUI trains offer more advanced Wi-Fi features, contingent on the selected service type.
  • Power outlets are offered on OUIGO trains for a small fee upon seat selection, and are customizable based on the service selected on TGV INOUI. For TER trains, power outlets are typically found on modern units and common-usage versions of older models.
  • While TER trains do not offer seat selection, this option is available on both OUIGO and TGV INOUI. Note, however, that the factors affecting seat selection also affect the price of the ticket.
  • On TER trains, there is no size limit for luggage provided they can be individually carried and stored in the designated luggage areas. Bicycles are allowed onboard free of charge, but without a reservation. OUIGO trains, meanwhile, provide two luggage options with the basic fare and include stroller transport in the ticket price. Additional or bulky items, such as bicycles, scooters, skis, or musical instruments, can be brought onboard under certain conditions. TGV INOUI has no weight limit for luggage, but passengers are expected to carry and label their own luggage. Bicycles can be brought onboard for an additional fee.
  • Catering or bar services are not available on both OUIGO and TER trains. However, many TGV trains feature café cars where snacks and beverages can be purchased. Moreover, TGV INOUI service allows passengers to order from their seat with delivery included.

Taking the train from Nantes to Grenoble is not only one of the most convenient ways to travel but also one of the most environmentally-friendly modes of transportation. Once you've reached Grenoble, a city brimming with activities awaits you. The city is teeming with an array of things to do and sights to see, catering to a wide variety of interests. For instance, just a short twenty-minute walk from the Gare de Grenoble, you'll find two fascinating museums - the Musée de l'Ancien Évêché, a history and archaeology museum housed in a former bishop’s palace, and the Musée de Grenoble, France's leading museum of art and antiquities. A bit further away, but worth the visit, are La Bastille, a series of fortifications, barracks, and defenses perched on the mountainside, and the Musée archéologique Saint-Laurent, a unique archaeological site showcasing Grenoble's rich history. Both of these attractions provide fascinating insights into the city's past and offer stunning views of the surrounding landscape. Don't forget to add the Alpine Lakes to your Grenoble sightseeing itinerary! These breathtaking natural wonders provide an excellent opportunity for outdoor activities like hiking, swimming, or just relaxing by the water, adding a refreshing touch to your travel experience. Lastly, in Grenoble, be sure to taste the local cuisine. Begin with Raviole du Dauphiné, small cheese-filled pastas, and sample the creamy blue cheese, Bleu du Vercors-Sassenage. Try Saint-Marcellin, a soft and creamy cow's milk cheese, and enjoy the locally grown Noix de Grenoble walnuts. Finish off with a glass of Chartreuse, a traditional liqueur, for a complete gastronomic experience in Grenoble.

If you are planning to travel from Lyon to Grenoble by train, allow us the privilege of aiding you in the meticulous planning of your journey. We check thousands of destinations by train, bus, and plane to assist you in finding the best price. If you want to see the best prices for all modes of transportation between Lyon and Grenoble, you can browse our convenient price calendar below and find the option that suits your needs.

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Cheap train tickets from Lyon to Grenoble
Looking for the best deal on a train ticket for your trip? Here are 4 ways to get cheap train tickets from Lyon to Grenoble.

Book in advance and save

If you're looking for the best deal for your trip from Lyon to Grenoble, booking train tickets in advance is a great way to save money, but keep in mind that advance tickets are usually not available until 3 months before your travel date.

Stay flexible with your travel time and explore off-peak journeys

Planning your trips around off-peak travel times not only means that you'll be able to avoid the crowds, but can also end up saving you money. Being flexible with your schedule and considering alternative routes or times will significantly impact the amount of money you spend on getting from Lyon to Grenoble.

Always check special offers

Checking on the latest deals can help save a lot of money, making it worth taking the time to browse and compare prices. So make sure you get the best deal on your ticket and take advantage of special fares for children, youth and seniors as well as discounts for groups.

Unlock the potential of slower trains or connecting trains

If you're planning a trip with some flexible time, why not opt for the scenic route? Taking slower trains or connecting trains that make more stops may save you money on your ticket – definitely worth considering if it fits in your schedule.

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Price as departure date approaches

Train companies may charge higher ticket prices as the date of departure approaches. Prices in the next days can range from around $22.55 to $28.80 but may be subject to change. Our advice is to book as early as possible to potentially save up to 22% on your trip!

Best time to book cheap train tickets from Lyon to Grenoble

The cheapest Lyon - Grenoble train tickets can be found for as low as $17.54 if you’re lucky, or $25.23 on average. The most expensive ticket can cost as much as $27.57.

Find the best day to travel to Grenoble by train

When travelling to Grenoble by train, if you want to avoid crowds you can check how frequently our customers are travelling in the next 30-days using the graph below. On average, the peak hours to travel are between 6:30am and 9am in the morning, or between 4pm and 7pm in the evening. Please keep this in mind when travelling to your point of departure as you may need some extra time to arrive, particularly in big cities!

Carriers on this route

Find out more about the carriers on this route.

Société Nationale des Chemins de fer Français, or SNCF, is the name of the French National Railway Company. Explore the beauty of France with SNCF rail transport and choose between three major SNCF trains - TGV inOui, TER, and INTERCITÉS - for travel on national, regional, and local routes, including high-speed trains departing from Paris train stations. Also, SNCF aims to revolutionize sustainable travel by becoming the world's first carbon-neutral operator, offering this eco-friendly service at no additional cost to passengers.

SNCF, the French national railway company, offers TER, a comprehensive regional train service. TER (Transport Express Régional) trains connect cities, and villages within regions of France, offering local transportation for commuters and tourists as they explore the regional culture, landscape, and attractions through its vast network of regional routes. TER trains are slower than the high-speed trains but offer a more affordable and comfortable alternative for shorter journeys within the regions.

TGV inOui, which replaces traditional TGV services by offering a contemporary upgrade, is a high-speed train service operated by the French National Railways, SNCF that make it easy to explore around 50 destinations in neighboring countries such as Belgium, Germany, and Spain. TGV inOUI is designed to offer more comfort and flexibility to travelers, with features such as spacious seats, Wi-Fi, and catering services. It connects major cities in France and provides a fast, convenient, and comfortable mode of travel.

Ticket types and facilities from Lyon to Grenoble

Compare the different ticket types and the facilities provided by TER and TGV inOui when traveling from Lyon to Grenoble.

Standard

TER train tickets have a fixed "Tarif Normal" fare and are valid for a single journey until midnight the day after validation in platform stamp machines. Some regions may offer off-peak discounts.
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Second Class (The essentials)

For a practical and affordable journey, TGV INOUI has two fares for second class tickets: The Prems Second, an affordable option, and The Second, the classic second class. Both of them can be exchanged and refunded, subject to certain conditions. The Prem's fare tickets are perfect if you're looking for the lowest prices, starting at just 15€ and available for booking up to 4 months in advance.
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First Class (The comfort)

First-class tickets take your journey to the next level, offering enhanced comfort and exclusive benefits, including the option to choose seats in the Quiet Area. Additionally, this ticket offers flexibility for your booking and provides added benefits to Second Class features.
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Business Première (The flexibility)

Business Première offers premium advantages like no-cost exchanges or refunds and exclusive amenities including advanced Wi-Fi and access to Grand Voyageur lounges, all while ensuring flexibility in your booking.
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Facility Description

Find out more about the different facilities available onboard with each carrier on this route.

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TER trains are currently without WiFi services.
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Modern TER trains come equipped with power sockets.
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TER trains have no restrictions on the size of bags, as long as they are within your personal handling capability and can fit in designated luggage areas.
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Accès TER' offers specialized assistance for passengers with disabilities or reduced mobility, ensuring a seamless travel experience.
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TER trains do not provide onboard catering; consider bringing your refreshments.
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Traveling with a bike on TER trains is free, simply hang it or store it in designated areas on a first-come, first-served basis, booking not available.
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On TGV INOUI trains, enjoy complimentary WiFi access throughout your journey. Whether you're working, replying to emails, or diving into the TGV INOUI entertainment hub, we've got you covered.
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With a Business Première ticket, step into an exclusive coach designed for comfort. It's your silent sanctuary, ideal for both work and relaxation.
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Every seat on TGV inOUI is power-packed! With an outlet at your disposal, you're always charged and ready.
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On TGV INOUI trains, you can bring as much luggage as your arms and legs can carry, but remember to properly label your own luggage. Handbags and small items are best stored either at feet-level or under the seat; heavier pieces should be placed in an available corner of the car or along its central aisle.
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For travelers with mobility concerns, TGV INOUI offers the 'Accès Plus' service. This provides dedicated assistance from the station directly to the train seat. It is advisable for passengers to contact 'Accès Plus' after securing their tickets and ensure arrangements are made at least 48 hours before the scheduled departure.
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Travelers on TGV INOUI can look forward to an assortment of food and beverages. The train service presents a curated selection that promises to cater to diverse palates.
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Stay cool and comfortable. All TGV inOUI trains are air-conditioned, ensuring a pleasant journey, irrespective of the weather outside.
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Booking required for non-foldable bikes (€10) on select TGV INOUI trains, foldable bikes under 130x90cm can travel as hand luggage on any TGV INOUI train, disassembled bikes can be taken without booking if stored in a bike bag under 130x90cm. Aquatic or snowboards, folded scooters, and musical instruments can be taken as hand luggage if they are in a carrying case under 130 x 90 cm.
Services on board TGV inOui, AUTOCAR and SNCF from Lyon to Grenoble
Compare services on board when travelling from Lyon to Grenoble by train.
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Lyon to Grenoble CO2 Emissions by Train

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Train
6.57kg
Bus
7.04kg
Flight
18.77kg
Car
15.02kg
What are the CO2 emissions from Lyon to Grenoble by train? The CO2 emissions from taking the train between Lyon and Grenoble are 6.57kg.
How much CO2 do I save by taking the train between Lyon and Grenoble? By taking the train between Lyon and Grenoble you will save 12.2kg CO2 emissions compared to a flight, 0.47kg compared to a bus and 8.45kg compared to a car.

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Frequently Asked Questions

How much is a train ticket from Lyon to Grenoble?
A train ticket from Lyon to Grenoble is $28.16. However the price varies depending on how early you buy, and if it's peak time to travel. Occasionally you can find them for as cheap as $27.30.
What's the cheapest train ticket from Lyon to Grenoble?
The cheapest ticket you can get from Lyon to Grenoble is $27.30. We recommend booking as early as possible and off-peak hours to get the cheapest ticket possible. Off-peak times are usually from 09:30 to 16:00, and after 19:00.
What's the distance between Lyon and Grenoble by train?
Lyon to Grenoble is 58.32 mi.
How long does the train between Lyon and Grenoble take?
Lyon to Grenoble is on average 1 hr 29 min. However the fastest option will get you there in 1 hr 23 min.
Which companies operate from Lyon to Grenoble?
The train journey from Lyon to Grenoble is covered by 4 operator(s). On Virail you can find these carriers that provide services on this route: TGV inOui, AUTOCAR, SNCF, TER and TGV.
How many train connections per day go from Lyon to Grenoble?
Lyon to Grenoble has 16 connection(s) per day on average.
What time does the first train from Lyon to Grenoble leave?
The earliest train from Lyon to Grenoble departs at 5:37 AM. However be sure to check with us the schedule on the day you want to leave as the time may differ.
What time does the last train from Lyon to Grenoble depart?
The latest train from Lyon to Grenoble departs at 10:16 PM. However be sure to check with us the schedule on the day you want to leave as the time may differ.
Should I book my ticket from Lyon to Grenoble in advance?
If you can, we recommend booking your ticket as early as possible to ensure you get better savings. The cheapest train ticket we have found is $27.30 but this may be subject to change depending on the day of travel, hour you wish to depart and how far in advance you book.
How many direct connections depart from Lyon to Grenoble?
There are on average 15 direct connection(s) from Lyon to go to Grenoble.
What's the fastest journey time between Lyon to Grenoble by train?
The fastest journey time by train between Lyon and Grenoble is 1 hr 23 min.
Is there a direct train from Lyon to Grenoble?
Yes, there is a direct train between Lyon and Grenoble.
What are the CO2 emissions for Lyon to Grenoble by train?
The train journey from Lyon to Grenoble creates 6.57kg of CO2 emissions.

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