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Paris to Grenoble by train

The journey from Paris to Grenoble by train is 300.37 mi and takes 3 hr 37 min. There are 32 connections per day, with the first departure at 5:51 AM and the last at 9:20 PM. It is possible to travel from Paris to Grenoble by train for as little as $39.00 or as much as $205.99. The best price for this journey is $39.00.

Lowest Price$39.00
Journey Duration3 hr 37 min
Connection per Day32
Lowest Price$39.00
Highest Price$205.99
First Departure5:51 AM
Last Departure9:20 PM
Distance300.37 mi
DepartureParis
ArrivalGrenoble
CarriersAUTOCAR, TGV LyriaMore

Paris to Grenoble Train Times

Departure date
Sunday, Apr 14, 2024

Traveling from Paris to Grenoble by train

The average duration of a train journey from Paris to Grenoble is 3 hr 37 min. The distance between the two main stations is 300.37 mi. There are approximately 32 trains connecting Paris and Grenoble per day. The cheapest train ticket for this route costs around $39.00. If you're traveling from Paris to Grenoble by train, you'll depart from Paris Beauvais-Tillé Airport,Paris - Gare De Lyon,Paris La Défense,Paris, Porte Maillot,Paris Gare du Nord,Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport Terminal 2C,Paris Montparnasse 3 Vaugirard,Paris - Orly Airport stations. These stations are connected to PONT DE CLAIX,Grenoble Rue Arago,Grenoble (EL),St-Egrève-St-Robert stations in Grenoble. Some routes might require transfers, but Virail provides direct routes and transfer connection information to reach your destination. Make sure to arrive 30 minutes before your train departure for a smooth boarding process.

The transportation is provided by the railway company SNCF, and there are several types of trains to choose from, including TGV INOUI, Intercités, TER, and OUIGO. Opt for the high-speed TGV INOUI trains for a direct and efficient journey. Seamlessly switch between TGV INOUI and TER trains, or transition from budget-friendly OUIGO to the TGV INOUI. Intercités de Nuit trains also offer a unique and eco-conscious overnight travel option. Journey effortlessly from the heart of Paris straight to the dynamic city of Grenoble.

Discover Grenoble: Gateway to the Alps and a City of Innovation

Upon arriving in Grenoble, the train station is a crucial access point to this vibrant city. With its well-established transit links, Grenoble's train station offers an easy jumpstart to your city tour. A short distance from the station introduces you to Grenoble's impressive mountain vistas, rich scientific heritage, and the renowned Bastille fortress.

Known as the "Capital of the Alps," Grenoble is a nexus of innovation, research, and nature. It's a haven for outdoor enthusiasts located at the convergence of three mountain ranges. The city also boasts significant scientific centers and a rich historical tapestry, presenting a harmonious fusion of the old and the new.

Things to do/see in Grenoble

  1. Visit the Bastille fortress and enjoy panoramic city views via the Grenoble-Bastille cable car.
  2. Discover the Musée de Grenoble, home to a significant collection of art pieces.
  3. Engage with science at the Grenoble Museum of Sciences and Industry.
  4. Wander through the historic Saint-Laurent neighborhood.
  5. Appreciate the modernist architecture at the Quartier de l'Île Verte.
  6. Engage with Grenoble's innovative spirit at Minatec, a leading European innovation center.
  7. Stroll along the Drac and Isère rivers, appreciating the city's unique geographical setting.

Things to eat/drink in Grenoble:

  1. Savor the iconic Grenoble walnut in various culinary delights.
  2. Enjoy a slice of the local specialty, the walnut tart.
  3. Indulge in Ravioles du Dauphiné, small cheese-filled pasta.
  4. Quench your thirst with Chartreuse, the herbal liquor from the region.

Day trips from Grenoble

Being the gateway to the Alps, Grenoble offers spectacular day trip options. Venture out to the Vercors Massif for stunning natural landscapes or visit the ski resorts of Chamrousse and Les Deux Alpes. Historical sites like the Abbey of Saint-Antoine and the Château de Vizille are also within easy reach and offer a glimpse into the region's rich history.

Grenoble Travel Tips

Maximize your Grenoble experience with these practical travel suggestions. It's a good idea to purchase tickets in advance for popular attractions, ensuring you skip the long lines. Embrace the city's innovative spirit by visiting research centers and science museums. The city is also very pedestrian-friendly, so feel free to explore on foot or rent a bike. Lastly, sample the region's unique culinary offerings, from walnuts to local cheeses.

If you're considering traveling from Paris to Grenoble by train, we're here to help. We offer insights on various destinations by train, bus, and plane, ensuring you get the best deals. Browse our price calendar below for the most competitive rates between Paris and Grenoble.

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

Book in advance and save

If you're looking for the best deal for your trip from Paris 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 Paris 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 $29.76 to $79.13 but may be subject to change. Our advice is to book as early as possible to potentially save up to 62% on your trip!

Best time to book cheap train tickets from Paris to Grenoble

The cheapest Paris - Grenoble train tickets can be found for as low as $51.75 if you’re lucky, or $59.04 on average. The most expensive ticket can cost as much as $69.81.

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.

Intercités de Nuit is a night train service operated by the French national railway company, SNCF. It connects major cities in France and offers overnight travel options for passengers. The trains are equipped with sleeping compartments, reclining seats, and dining cars. Intercités de Nuit combines the advantages of transportation and accommodation, making it a popular and environmentally friendly choice.

In 2013, the French national railway company SNCF introduced OUIGO to offer budget-friendly TGV travel options. Choose between the lightning-fast OUIGO Grande Vitesse, reaching speeds of 300 km/h, or the more leisurely OUIGO Classique, which offers a nostalgic train ride experience.

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 stands for Train à Grande Vitesse, which translates to a high-speed train. It is a type of high-speed train that operates in France and other parts of Europe. The TGV was first introduced in 1981 and has since become a popular mode of transportation for domestic and international travel. The TGV (Train à Grande Vitesse), now refers to a type of train that can reach a speed of 320km/h on high-speed lines in France. In France and Europe, there are two types of TGV operated by SNCF Voyageurs: the TGV INOUI, which offers a higher level of comfort, and the low-cost TGV OUIGO.

TGV Lyria is a high-speed train service that operates between France and Switzerland. It is a joint venture between the French national railway company SNCF and SBB, the Swiss national railway company. TGV Lyria trains operate on several routes between major cities in France and Switzerland, including Paris, Geneva, Zurich, Basel, and Bern. The trains are known for their high speed, with some routes reaching speeds of up to 320 km/h (200 mph), making them one of the fastest trains in Europe.

Ticket types and facilities from Paris to Grenoble

Compare the different ticket types and the facilities provided by OUIGO, TER and TGV Lyria when traveling from Paris to Grenoble.

Standard Class / TGV

OUIGO Grande Vitesse offers a single class, akin to second-class travel, which accounts for its affordable ticket prices. Adult fares start at €10, depending on the destination, while children can travel for €5. Tickets for OUIGO can only be purchased online.
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Standard Class / Classical

OUIGO Train Classique only have one class, which is equivalent to second class travel, which is why ticket prices are cheap. Tickets are available from €10 for adults (depending on destination) and €5 for children, and OUIGO train tickets are only available online.
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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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Standard

STANDARD ticket provides an affordable 2nd class journey experience with three levels of exchange and refund flexibility - full, partial, and no flexibility - on all France - Switzerland international routes.
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Standard 1ère

STANDARD 1ÈRE ticket provides a value-for-money first-class journey with flexibility and access to all trains, available on all international routes between France and Switzerland.
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Business 1ère

BUSINESS 1ÈRE caters to passengers seeking a luxurious travel experience, with flexibility, tailored amenities and services, and is available on specific routes during weekdays and select times on Sundays.
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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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You have access WiFi (OUIFI) and delve into the OUIFUN entertainment portal for an added fee.
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On Ouigo trains, only top deck seats in select coaches come with power sockets. Note that these seats come at an additional charge, and the bottom deck lacks sockets altogether.
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OUIGO lets you bring two small hand luggage items or one piece measuring 36 x 27 x 15 cm for free, along with cabin baggage at 55x35x25cm with no weight restrictions. For larger items, a fee of €5 applies for online bookings made in advance, and it goes up to €20 if you pay in-person at the station.
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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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In France, OUIGO's Train classique services provide an at-seat snack service, though this isn't available on the high-speed trains. For those traveling in Spain, a visit to the OUIBAR in coach 4 serves up a variety of beverages and snacks.
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Travel in comfort with all coaches being air-conditioned.
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Planning to bring along bigger items like a bike, scooter, skis, or a musical instrument? If you book online in advance, it's just a €5 fee. But, if you decide to pay at the station, the fee goes up to €20.
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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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Connect to _WIFI_LYRIA for free WiFi and access the TGV Lyria Portal via your browser.
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A quiet car exclusive to TGV Lyria BUSINESS 1ERE, perfect for focused work or relaxation.
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Carriages are air-conditioned, with air filtered every three minutes and fully refreshed every nine minutes.
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All seats in both classes have 2-pin, 230v power sockets for laptops and mobiles.
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On TGV Lyria trains, you can bring hand luggage that's easy to carry and fits neatly in the designated spaces. This ensures everyone has room for their belongings and can enjoy a smooth ride
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First Class carriages 1 or 11 have 2 seats for passengers with reduced mobility. Book these seats in advance, or a standard seat if they're taken. Station assistance for wheelchair storage is available upon request.
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On TGV Lyria trains, choose between 'Le Deli' available in the café-bar or at your seat with a STANDARD ticket, and 'La Table' for a French-Swiss meal with a BUSINESS 1ÈRE ticket.
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On TGV Lyria trains, you're welcome to bring a variety of items with you. This includes folded bikes (no larger than 130 x 90 cm), kids' pushchairs, skis, foldable scooters (both electric and manual), surf and snowboards, encased musical instruments, and wheelchairs (manual or electric) for those with mobility challenges.
Services on board AUTOCAR, TGV Lyria and TER from Paris to Grenoble
Compare services on board when travelling from Paris to Grenoble by train.
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Paris to Grenoble CO2 Emissions by Train

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33.84kg
Bus
36.25kg
Flight
96.68kg
Car
77.34kg
What are the CO2 emissions from Paris to Grenoble by train? The CO2 emissions from taking the train between Paris and Grenoble are 33.84kg.
How much CO2 do I save by taking the train between Paris and Grenoble? By taking the train between Paris and Grenoble you will save 62.84kg CO2 emissions compared to a flight, 2.41kg compared to a bus and 43.5kg compared to a car.

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Frequently Asked Questions

How much is a train ticket from Paris to Grenoble?
A train ticket from Paris to Grenoble is $96.02. 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 $39.00.
What's the cheapest train ticket from Paris to Grenoble?
The cheapest ticket you can get from Paris to Grenoble is $39.00. 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 Paris and Grenoble by train?
Paris to Grenoble is 300.37 mi.
How long does the train between Paris and Grenoble take?
Paris to Grenoble is on average 3 hr 37 min. However the fastest option will get you there in 2 hr 59 min.
Which companies operate from Paris to Grenoble?
The train journey from Paris to Grenoble is covered by 7 operator(s). On Virail you can find these carriers that provide services on this route: AUTOCAR, TGV Lyria, TER, SNCF, INTERCITÉS de nuit, OUIGO, TGV and TGV inOui.
How many train connections per day go from Paris to Grenoble?
Paris to Grenoble has 32 connection(s) per day on average.
What time does the first train from Paris to Grenoble leave?
The earliest train from Paris to Grenoble departs at 5:51 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 Paris to Grenoble depart?
The latest train from Paris to Grenoble departs at 9:20 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 Paris 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 $39.00 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 Paris to Grenoble?
There are on average 11 direct connection(s) from Paris to go to Grenoble.
What's the fastest journey time between Paris to Grenoble by train?
The fastest journey time by train between Paris and Grenoble is 2 hr 59 min.
Is there a direct train from Paris to Grenoble?
Yes, there is a direct train between Paris and Grenoble.
What are the CO2 emissions for Paris to Grenoble by train?
The train journey from Paris to Grenoble creates 33.84kg of CO2 emissions.

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