Buses from Lyon to Grenoble

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Lyon - Grenoble Bus Schedule

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Journey Information

There are 32 intercity buses per day from Lyon to Grenoble. Traveling by bus from Lyon to Grenoble usually takes around one hour and 37 minutes, but the fastest FlixBus bus can make the trip in just one hour and 25 minutes.

Distance59 mi (94 km)
Shortest duration1h 25m
Cheapest price$4.00
Trips per day35
Most frequent serviceFlixBus
Bus lines2

How much is a bus ticket from Lyon to Grenoble?

$4.93 is the average price of a bus ticket from Lyon to Grenoble. This is currently one of the best deals in bus travel. It’s easy to find a bus ticket at this price or lower when you use Wanderu to book your trip online in advance of your travel date.

Monthly average prices

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Traveling from Lyon to Grenoble by bus will cost you about the same throughout the year. In general, bus ticket prices for that route are fairly consistent, so expect to pay around $6 whenever you decide to travel.

What bus companies travel from Lyon to Grenoble?

There are two bus lines that have daily service from Lyon to Grenoble that you can compare and book on Wanderu. Of these two carriers, FlixBus usually offers more choice, with 20 scheduled trips per day.

BusDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
BlaBlaCar Bus121h 39m$6.04
FlixBus201h 37m$4.75
  • BlaBlaCar Bus

    BlaBlaCar Bus

    BlaBlaCar Bus is a bus service provider focused on reducing carbon emissions without breaking the bank. With rides to cities and towns across Europe, including Lyon and Grenoble, BlaBlaCar Bus has a variety of routes to get you to your chosen destination. Coaches in the BlaBlaCar Bus fleet are equipped with extra legroom, free Wi-Fi, clean toilets, and power outlets throughout.

  • FlixBus

    FlixBus

    First launched in Germany in 2013, FlixBus has become one of the largest intercity bus companies in Europe. Its fleet travels through nearly every country in Europe, including the U.K. FlixBus operates an average of 20 trips from Lyon to Grenoble, and usually makes the trip in about 1 hours and 37 minutes. On your trip, you'll enjoy Wi-Fi and live GPS, as well as restrooms, air conditioning, and power outlets.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by bus from Lyon to Grenoble during the COVID-19 pandemic?

Our bus partners have implemented several different policies to keep you safe during the COVID-19 pandemic. From limiting vehicle capacity to enhancing cleaning protocols and upgrading air filters, bus carriers are committed to maintaining a safe environment. For details on what each company is doing to ensure their fleet remains safe for travel, click here.

Although masks are no longer required on public transportation, we stand behind CDC guidelines that encourage passengers to wear a mask over their nose and mouth while on the bus or in stations.

Please visit our COVID-19 Travel Guide for more information on all carrier policies and the latest travel advisories issued by every U.S. state, Canadian province, and European country.

How long is the bus ride from Lyon to Grenoble?

The bus takes an average of one hour and 37 minutes to cover the 59 miles from Lyon to Grenoble. However, the fastest bus only takes an hour and 25 minutes. You'll have just enough time for a small nap on this relatively short bus trip. Keep in mind that your actual bus may arrive earlier or later than scheduled, depending on whether there is more or less traffic than usual.

What is the busiest day of the week to travel by bus?

Sunday tends to be the busiest day for buses, as many passengers take the bus to Grenoble at the end of the week. If you are planning to travel on a Sunday, you should make sure to book tickets well in advance as they may sell out.

On the other hand, Wednesday is typically the least busy day for bus travel on this route. If you're looking for some extra space on the bus, traveling mid-week is your best bet.

When do the earliest and latest buses leave Lyon?

The first bus leaves at 5:00am and the last bus leaves at 10:00pm. To see the times for all buses from Lyon to Grenoble, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

How many bus trips to Grenoble are there per day?

There are 32 scheduled buses that travel from Lyon to Grenoble every day, so you have a decent number of options to choose from. This includes 35 direct buses, where you can stay on the same bus without having to transfer to a connecting bus at any point during your trip.

City Information

Lyon

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Located at the confluence of the Rhône and the Saône rivers in the central-west of France, Lyon is France's third-largest city, after Paris and Marseille. Lyon has been named a UNESCO World Heritage Site due to its 2,000 years of history and its central role in the Renaissance. Vieux Lyon is the city's historic area, full of old buildings and a vibrant French atmosphere. Wander through the traboules, a unique architectural feature of the city; these secret passageways wind through Lyon's buildings and courtyards. Several guided tours will describe the many uses of these covered paths throughout Lyon's history: from shortcuts to the river for 4th-century residents to meeting places for 19th-century silk workers and the World War II French resistance.

Lyon is also famously hailed as the birthplace of cinema. To immerse yourself in film history, visit the Musée Cinéma et Miniature to explore old movie props, costumes, and even complete film sets from several iconic films. To experience a traditional French market, stop in Les Halles de Lyon Paul Bocuse. This indoor gourmet market offers only the finest local produce, the perfect place to sample the local cuisine.

Getting to Lyon is simple, and the lion's share of options are via ground travel. Eurolines bus services offer transport from many European cities into the Perrache train station, and many train services, including the TGV, also operate from the same station. Lyon-Saint Exupéry Airport is only 25 km east of the city, providing both European and intercontinental flights.

Grenoble

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Grenoble is a city in the French Alps known as a major center of research and innovation. A can't miss activity is taking the cable car 260 meters above the town to the 19-century fortress, La Bastille. Explore the mountainside area and enjoy the panoramic views of the city and its many surrounding mountain ranges. These mountains are, of course, ideal for hiking, climbing, and skiing. Nearby ski resorts are Autrans in the Vercors and Chamrousse in Belledonne.

Back in town, check out the Palace of the Parliament of Dauphiné, constructed in the 15th-century, and the Musée de l'Ancien Évêché, in a former bishop's palace, to learn about Grenoble's history. The city has many more museums, but its eponymous Museum of Grenoble is worth prioritizing for its extensive collection of artworks from masters such as Ruben, Gauguin, Renoir, Picasso, and more.

The majority of travelers to Grenoble take the train from Paris or Lyon. Additional SNCF trains connect the city to destinations across the country. BlaBlaCar Bus and FlixBus also serve Grenoble, with routes from Valence, Annecy, Bordeaux, and more.

Station Information

Where does the bus leave from in Lyon?

Main departure station: Gare SNCF de Lyon Perrache

Lyon has two bus stations with service to Grenoble.

All bus stations in Lyon:

  • Gare SNCF de Lyon Perrache

  • Perrache

Where does the bus arrive in Grenoble?

Main arrival station: 11 Place de la Gare

These are the two stations where buses may stop when they arrive in Grenoble.

All bus stations in Grenoble:

  • 11 Place de la Gare

  • Oxford Bus Stop

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