Venue

There are several ways to reach Grenoble. Three airports serve the Grenoble area:

  • Lyon Saint Exupéry airport is the closest important airport (it is about 100 km away from Grenoble). There are few long distance flights serving it but it is well connected to major airport hubs in Europe (Paris, Amsterdam, Frankfurt, Munich). You can reach Grenoble from the airport by buses or trains (there is a bus every 30mn). Tickets can be purchased on the websites of the two buses companies: Oui-Bus and Flexi-Bus,or the train company: Sncf.
  • Geneva Airport, is about 150 kms away from Grenoble. Many international airlines companies serve Geneva airport, and direct flights from principal cities in the world to Geneva may exist. You can reach Grenoble from the airport by buses or trains (buses run every hour). Tickets can be purchased on the websites of the train company Cff, and the bus company Aerocar. Remember that Geneva is a Swiss city and depending on your country of origin you may need a visa. Since 2008 Switzerland is part of the Schengen area, European Union citizens should not have problems travelling via Geneva. It is also worth remembering that Switzerland has its own currency (the Swiss Franc); nearly all retail outlets in Geneva accept Euros but change is given in Swiss Francs. Geneva Airport also has a “French part” that does not require to enter into Swiss territory if you come from France and your destination flight is to France.
  • Grenoble Isère Airport, also known as St Geoirs, about 40 km from Grenoble, or about 35 minutes by coach. This is a small low-cost airport. Flights are more frequent in the ski season. EasyJet and Ryanair offer flights to/from Grenoble Isère Airport.

Sncf links Paris to Grenoble directly every day, for a three-hour trip of 640 km. TER trains also link the city to Geneva in Switzerland (2h), to Milan (4 hours), to southern Alps (Gap, Sisteron) and to Valence (1h) where you can change for the TGV to Southern-France. More info on SNCF website.

Location

Bâtiment IMAG
Université Grenoble Alpes
700, avenue centrale
38401 Saint Martin d’Hères

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Car Access

  • From Lyon or Valence, follow the “Chambéry/Rocade Sud” direction. Take exit n° 1 “Domaine Universitaire / Gières Mayencin”.
  • From Chambéry, follow the “Gières Domaine Universitaire” direction. Take exit n° 1 “Domaine Universitaire / Gières Mayencin”.
  • From the centre of Grenoble, take “avenue Gabriel Péri” of St Martin d’Hères, and then the campus entrance just in front of the “Géant Casino” supermarket.

Public Transportation

  • There are 2 tramway lines which go towards the campus: line B and C. More information on the transportation network can be found on the TAG website: http://en.tag.fr/ or by phone +33/0.4.38.70.38.70.
  • From the (SNCF) train station, take Line B and follow the “Gières Plaine des Sports” direction. Get off at “Gabriel Fauré”.
  • If you take Line C, follow the “Condillac Universités” direction. Get off at “Gabriel Fauré”.

Accomodations

Regional capital in the heart of the French Alps and Olympic city, Grenoble offers a wide choice of accommodation. The Grenoble tourism office web pages are a good source of information concerning various forms of accomodation in the city and its surroundings.

The average price per night is around 70 euros. Most hôtels in town are concentrated in the city historical center or near the train station. Both places are convenient choices as they are served by the tramway system, which connects the city to campus (it takes about 25 minutes from the train station to campus on the tramway line B).

Grenoble can experience high temperatures in the summer: we recommend that you check that air-conditionning is available when booking a room.

Accomodations

Hotels list provided by the Tourism Office of Grenoble.