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About Grenoble-Isère Airport (GNB)

Handily located for access to numerous ski resorts in the French Alps, Grenoble-Isère Airport also serves the city of Grenoble. Our Grenoble-Isère Airport guide includes information on terminal facilities, public transport access, and details of nearby accommodation options.


There is an information desk in the public departures area of the terminal.


Driving directions:

From Lyon and Chambéry, take the A43 towards the east and west respectively, and turn south on the A48. Then, about halfway to Grenoble, take the exit signposted ‘Rives/Grenoble Airport’, head west, and follow the signs to the airport.

From central Grenoble, take the A48 towards the north and then turn off at the exit marked ‘Rives/Grenoble Airport’. From here, head west and follow the signs to the airport. The journey time from the city centre is approximately 40 minutes.

Airport Info


Terrain d'Aviation
Saint Etienne de Saint Geoirs

Grenoble-Isère Airport is located just outside Saint Étienne de Saint Geoirs, about 45km (28 miles) northwest of Grenoble and 85km (52 miles) south east of Lyon.

No. of terminals:

+33 4 7665 4848

Public Transport

Public transport road:

Bus: Actibus (tel +33 4 7606 4866; operates a seasonal bus service (December-March) between Grenoble-Isère Airport and Grenoble’s coach and train stations, corresponding with scheduled flights to the airport (journey time: 45-50 minutes; fare: €12.60). The same company also runs shuttle services to ski resorts in the region.

Shuttle:Numerous other private operators provide connections from the airport to ski resorts in the region - details can be found on the airport’s website.

Taxi:Private taxi services operate directly outside of the arrivals building.

Public transport rail:

Rail:The SNCF (tel: +33 9 7060 9970; rail network (including TGV services) operates to and from the central station in Grenoble, which is linked to Grenoble-Isère Airport by bus services.

Terminal facilities


There is no bank or bureau d change at the airport, but there are ATMs in the terminal building.


There is a limited choice of places to eat at Grenoble-Isère Airport. Among the options is a restaurant on the mezzanine level of the terminal serving a range of local and international dishes. In addition, there is a snack bar on the ground floor, and another in Arrivals.


There are several shops at Grenoble-Isère Airport, including a newsagent, a duty-free shop, and a gift shop selling a range of souvenirs and local gastronomic delicacies.


A lost and found service (tel: +33 4 7665 4848) is available at the information desk in the terminal building to assist with enquiries regarding lost property.


Baby care facilities are available in the boarding lounges. A first-aid service is on hand for medical emergencies.

Airport facilities

Conference and business:

There is a VIP lounge for those seeking to relax before a flight. Meeting rooms are available for hire (tel: +33 4 7665 4848), with one large space in Departures, and three smaller rooms in the Business Aviation facility a short distance from the terminal.

Communication Facilities:

Free Wi-Fi internet access is available throughout Grenoble-Isère Airport. A postbox is also available inside the terminal.

Disabled facilities:

There is good accessibility for disabled passengers at Grenoble-Isère Airport. Special facilities include toilets for wheelchair users, parking spaces reserved for disabled travellers, and ramped access to all parts of the airport.

Car parking:

There are 500 parking spaces just outside the terminal building in two areas. The first 15 minutes of parking is free in the pick-up/drop-off car park (P0), while payment is charged from the start in the main car park (P1)

Car rental:

Car hire companies at Grenoble-Isère Airport include: Avis, Enterprise, Europcar, Hertz and Sixt. Desks for these operators can be found in the arrivals area, while the pick-up/drop-off area is between the main car park and the terminal building. Please note; all offices are open during the winter season, but only Hertz is open during the summer months.

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