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Grenoble Airport - GNB


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Grenoble-Isère Aeroport
38590 Saint Etienne de St Geoir

Airport Code: GNB

Tel: 00 33 559 43 83 83

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Grenoble - GNB

Grenoble is an industrial and university city in the Isère department south east of Lyon. For snow-seeking brits it is the gateway to the alps and most will see nothing of the city at all as they head up to the ski slopes for their winter holiday.

Formerly the vast majority would have been on a package holiday with coach transfers directly to their resort. Nowadays the trend is to make your own arrangements so, for the independent traveller, here is the information you need to plan your trip.

Grenoble Airport Car Hire

Read our guide and see how to get the best local deals in Grenoble car hire.

If you are heading into the mountains in winter don’t worry. The roads are well maintained and cleared regularly. Just take it steady and leave plenty of time – progress can be slow especially if you get stuck behind a snow plough.

From mid November until 31st March it is obligatory to carry snow chains in mountain areas. Practise putting them on in dry conditions and always carry a pair of gloves as well.

There are four well-known car hire companies with desks at Grenoble:- Avis at Grenoble Airport; Hertz at Grenoble Airport; Europcar at Grenoble Airport; National/Citer at Grenoble Airport

Grenoble Airport Flights

Flights from the UK to Grenoble airport are served by more than 10 UK airports and since 2007 flights from the UK to Grenoble have featured in the top 10 French airport destinations from the UK.

Use our interactive widget to search flights from the UK to Grenoble and see which airlines are offering flights for your chosen travel dates.

Grenoble Airport Arrivals

Originally built for the 1968 Winter Olympics, Grenoble Airport has now become one of the most important regional airports in France. The new terminal building was opened in 2002 with improved facilities and arrivals are handled smoothly through the two arrivals areas. Live flight arrival information is available at Grenoble Airport Arrivals

Grenoble Airport Departures

On busy Saturdays in winter the airport can get crowded with large numbers of charter flights in and out. With so many people all arriving at once by coach a queue can go from zero to fifty people instantaneously!

For the independent traveller things are easier. There are no eating and drinking outlets in the departure lounge so don’t go through security too early. Live departure information is available at Grenoble Airport Departures

Grenoble Airport Taxis

The taxi rank is just outside the terminal. Journey time to Grenoble is about 35 minutes and Lyon is 50 minutes. We have more detailed information about taxis on our Grenoble Airport Taxis page.

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Another option you may wish to consider is Grenoble Airport Buses

Grenoble Airport Buses

Grenoble Airport Buses also leave from just outside. The bus to Grenoble is Ligne 7310 and the operator is Transisière. There are likely to be charter coaches outside as well but they are well guarded by company reps so there is little chance of getting on one of these by mistake! A party of four could find it more economical to take a taxi. Details at Grenoble Airport Taxis

Grenoble Airport Parking

There is ample car parking just in front of the terminal and amazingly you get the first hours parking free! For full details and charges look at our page on Grenoble airport Parking

Grenoble Airport Bars and Restaurants

There is one bar/restaurant in the terminal which is probably inadequate on a busy Saturday. Better to while away the time visiting Grenoble Airport Shops There is no catering in the departure lounge except for drinks machines.

We have more detailed information on our page about Grenoble Airport Restaurants.

Grenoble Airport Shops

Grenoble airport shops consist of only three shops in the public areas: newsagents, sport and mode and a general boutique. Duty free alcohol is available from the shop in the departure lounge.

Grenoble Weather

Grenoble weather is influenced by the proximity of the alps but being at a lower altitude, the weather in Grenoble is, of course, much milder than the alpine resorts.

Be sure to read our page on Grenoble weather to get an up to date weather forecast before you leave home.

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