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There are 7 ways to get from Grenoble to Berlin by train, plane, bus or car

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Train to Lyon, fly to Berlin Brandenburg Apt  •  5h 44m

  1. Take the train from Grenoble to Lyon Saint-Exupéry TGV
  2. Fly from Lyon (LYS) to Berlin Brandenburg Apt (BER) LYS - BER

91€ - 287€

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Bus  •  22h 31m

  1. Take the bus from Grenoble to Zurich Bus Station
  2. Take the bus from Zürich to Zuffenhausen Station
  3. Take the bus from Stuttgart Zuffenhausen bus station to Berlin central bus station 042

65€ - 85€

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Train to Geneva, fly to Berlin Brandenburg Apt  •  6h 53m

  1. Take the train from Grenoble to Geneve
  2. Fly from Geneva (GVA) to Berlin Brandenburg Apt (BER) GVA - BER

92€ - 384€

Train to Geneva, fly to Berlin Tegel  •  18h 28m

  1. Take the train from Grenoble to Geneve
  2. Fly from Geneva (GVA) to Berlin Tegel (TXL) GVA - TXL

174€ - 581€

Train via Frankfurt am Main  •  13h 1m

  1. Take the train from Grenoble to Lyon Part Dieu Tgv / ...
  2. Take the train from Lyon Part Dieu to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf Tgv
  3. Take the train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Berlin Hbf Ice

207€ - 321€

Train  •  13h 33m

  1. Take the train from Grenoble to Geneve Ter
  2. Take the train from Genève to Bern Ic1
  3. Take the train from Bern to Berlin Hbf Ice

256€ - 404€

Drive  •  11h 3m

  1. Drive from Grenoble to Berlin Hbf 1255.9 km

130€ - 200€

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The most affordable way to get from Grenoble to Berlin is to bus, which costs 65€ - 90€ and takes 22h 31m.

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The quickest way to get from Grenoble to Berlin is to train and fly which costs 90€ - 290€ and takes 5h 44m.

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No, there is no direct train from Grenoble to Berlin. However, there are services departing from Grenoble and arriving at Berlin Hbf via Lyon Part Dieu and Frankfurt(Main)Hbf. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 13h 1m.

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The distance between Grenoble and Berlin is 991 km. The road distance is 1255.9 km.

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The best way to get from Grenoble to Berlin without a car is to train via Frankfurt am Main which takes 13h 1m and costs 200€ - 330€.

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It takes approximately 5h 44m to get from Grenoble to Berlin, including transfers.

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Grenoble to Berlin train services, operated by Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS), depart from Grenoble station.

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The best way to get from Grenoble to Berlin is to train via Frankfurt am Main which takes 13h 1m and costs 200€ - 330€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 65€ - 90€ and takes 22h 31m.

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The quickest flight from Lyon Airport to Berlin Brandenburg Apt Airport is the direct flight which takes 2h.

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Grenoble to Berlin train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express, arrive at Berlin Hbf station.

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Map of how to get from Grenoble to Berlin.
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  • Distance: 990.9 km
  • Duration: 5h 44m

What companies run services between Grenoble, France and Berlin, Germany?

You can take a train from Grenoble to Berlin Hbf via Lyon Part Dieu and Frankfurt(Main)Hbf in around 13h 1m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Grenoble to Berlin ZOB via Zurich Bus Station, Zürich, Sihlquai/HB, Zürich, Opernhaus, Zürich, Zuffenhausen Station, and Stuttgart Zuffenhausen bus station in around 22h 31m.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Lyon to Berlin Brandenburg Apt via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4h 12m
When
Every day
Estimated price
120€ - 430€
Flights from Geneva to Berlin Brandenburg Apt via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 40m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
140€ - 410€
Flights from Geneva to Berlin Brandenburg Apt via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3h 57m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
160€ - 490€
Flights from Geneva to Berlin Brandenburg Apt via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
160€ - 490€
Flights from Geneva to Berlin Tegel via Munich
Ave. Duration
21h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
110€ - 470€
Flights from Geneva to Berlin Tegel via Frankfurt, Munich
Ave. Duration
13h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
110€ - 500€
Flights from Geneva to Berlin Tegel via Zurich, Munich
Ave. Duration
17h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
110€ - 470€
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Lyon to Berlin Brandenburg Apt
Ave. Duration
2h
When
Sunday
Estimated price
80€ - 280€
Flights from Lyon to Berlin Brandenburg Apt via Copenhagen
Ave. Duration
4h 40m
When
Friday
Estimated price
80€ - 280€
Flights from Geneva to Berlin Brandenburg Apt
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
30€ - 260€
Flights from Geneva to Berlin Brandenburg Apt via Paris Orly
Ave. Duration
4h 25m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
30€ - 260€
Flights from Geneva to Berlin Brandenburg Apt via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
4h 25m
When
Thursday
Estimated price
30€ - 260€
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Lyon to Berlin Brandenburg Apt via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
3h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
100€ - 420€
Flights from Geneva to Berlin Brandenburg Apt via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
4h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
95€ - 310€
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Lyon to Berlin Brandenburg Apt via Vienna
Ave. Duration
4h 25m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
210€ - 460€
Flights from Geneva to Berlin Brandenburg Apt via Vienna
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
170€ - 900€
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Geneva to Berlin Brandenburg Apt via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3h 57m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
160€ - 490€
Finnair
Website
finnair.com
Flights from Geneva to Berlin Tegel via Helsinki
Ave. Duration
13h 25m
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
130€ - 550€
Train operators
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)

The national railway company of Switzerland, Swiss Railways operates trains throughout the country and adjacent European nations including Germany, France, Italy and Austria. Tickets are sold in two classes - First and Second - with most long-distance trains offering a bistro car serving beverages and snacks. Individual tickets can be bought easily at stands, while a variety of travel passes are on offer to suit different travel needs.

Contact Details
Phone
+41 51 220 11 11
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Grenoble to Lyon Saint-Exupéry TGV
Ave. Duration
1h 2m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
35€ - 65€
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Grenoble to Genève
Ave. Duration
2h 22m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
50€ - 90€
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Grenoble to Lyon Part Dieu
Ave. Duration
1h 22m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
40€ - 75€
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Genève to Bern
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
45€ - 85€
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
TGV inOui

France’s high-speed TGV train network runs at speeds of up to 320km/h connecting major cities across France and into neighbouring countries. All TGV tickets include a seat reservation; seating is 1+2 in 1st class, 2+2 in 2nd class. Popular routes include Paris to Marseille and Paris to Strasbourg. Most TGVs have a cafe area, power points at each seat and WiFi.

Contact Details
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Grenoble to Lyon-Saint Exupery Tgv
Ave. Duration
1h 3m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
29€ - 40€
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
33€ - 39€
1st Class
29€ - 34€
Train from Grenoble to Lyon Part Dieu
Ave. Duration
1h 11m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
30€ - 45€
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
35€ - 41€
1st Class
31€ - 37€
Train from Lyon Part Dieu to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf
Ave. Duration
5h 54m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
100€ - 150€
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
100€ - 130€
1st Class
120€ - 150€
SNCF

France’s state-owned railway company is a fast and efficient way of travelling around the country, with over 14,000 trains operating daily. SNCF runs the country’s extensive rail network, including the high-speed TGV network, regional TER trains and local Intercités. It also operates international routes including Eurostar and Thalys, as well as the low-cost, long-distance Ouigo services that run on limited routes across France. Book up to 3 months in advance for the cheapest fares. The railway network consists of about 32,000km in total, of which 1800km are high-speed lines and 14,500km are electrified.

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Contact Details
Phone
+33 9 70 60 99 70
Website
sncf.com
Train from Grenoble to Geneve
Ave. Duration
2h 2m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
21€ - 45€
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
21€ - 30€
Rail 1st Class
30€ - 45€
Train from Grenoble to Lyon Part Dieu
Ave. Duration
1h 22m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
17€ - 40€
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
17€ - 24€
Rail 1st Class
25€ - 40€
Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express

German rail company Deutsche Bahn is known for its efficient and comfortable service. It offers many different types of rail transportation, including ICE or Intercity-Express for high-speed services between major cities and regions, IC (InterCity) for long-distance trains, RE (Regional Express) trains that connect regions and cities, and the S-Bahn rapid transit service. There are two main tickets on offer: the Flexpreis that has full flexibility, and the Sparpreis which is the cheaper, advanced fare (bookings usually open 6 months in advance for domestic tickets).

Contact Details
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Berlin Hbf
Ave. Duration
4h 15m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
90€ - 130€
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Bern to Berlin Hbf
Ave. Duration
8h 23m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
160€ - 230€
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Bus operators
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves 2000+ destinations in 29 countries, including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands and Croatia and into Scandinavia and eastern Europe, as well as some US cities. Coaches have toilets, free WiFi and power outlets, plus snacks and drinks for purchase on board. Flixbus is a good choice for the budget-conscious traveller; purchase tickets in advance for the cheapest fares (note: there is no option to reserve a seat in advance).

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Grenoble to Zurich Bus Station
Ave. Duration
7h 25m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
22€ - 28€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Stuttgart Zuffenhausen bus station to Berlin central bus station
Ave. Duration
8h 20m
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
30€ - 40€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Gruppo Di Maio
Phone
+39 0827 34 117
Email
info@gruppodimaio.it
Website
gruppodimaio.it
Bus from Zürich to Zuffenhausen Station
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
10€ - 15€
Schedules at
gruppodimaio.it

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