Locations

The Institut Universitaire de Technologie is located in downtown Grenoble, close to the station.

Important information:

Busses stop in Grenoble at "Gare Routière" is located close to the hotels and the Institut Universitaire de Technologie (IUT2).

AIR

There are three airports near Grenoble:

Lyon airport, also known as Saint Exupéry, is about 100 km away (1 h by bus, car or train). Busses go hourly to Grenoble. 22€ one-way, or 33€ return (valid for 2 months) ticket.

Geneva Airport, 157 km from Grenoble, is a common destination of many airlines companies. From the airport :
- Grenoble can be reached by by car in 1H30 mns.
- By train (several times daily) it takes about 2 hours; the price is 23.60€ full price. If the train goes through Lyon, it is both more longer and more expensive.
- There are also direct busses to Grenoble for 57€. www.aerocar.fr

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.

Coaches are available for 12.50€ one way/22€ return, although only run a few times a day. 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.

CAR

Just follow the highways from/to :
A41, Geneva (via Chambery)
A48, Lyon and Paris
A49, Valence and Marseille
A51, Aix-en-Provence

Grenoble can be difficult to navigate by car, but once you get there the "Park and Ride" (parking relais) system operated by Semitag-parking is a good way of getting around. (see trams and buses)

TRAIN

Several high speed trains (TGV) from SNCF [11] link Paris to Grenoble directly every day, for a three-hours trip of 640 km. Full price is about €70 for a one-way ticket. Young people and students will be entitled to a découverte discount which can reduce ticket prices by 25%. Those staying for more than a few months and/or planning to travel by train a lot are advised to purchase a 12-25 card (€50) which gives 25 to 50% discounts.

Hourly trains link Lyon (Part-Dieu station) to Grenoble, from 5:30 am to midnight (5am to 10pm from Grenoble to Lyon). This takes around an 1h15 to 1h30 with the TER (regional trains).

TER trains also link the city to Geneva in Switzerland (2h), to southern Alps (Gap, Sisteron) and to Valence (1h) where you can change for the TGV to Southern-France.

More information on taxis, buses, sightseeing...
http://wikitravel.org/en/Grenoble