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

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Train

  1. Take the train from Grenoble to Geneve
  2. Take the train from Genève to Olten

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Bus

  1. Take the bus from Grenoble to Zurich Bus Station

Train via Annecy

  1. Take the train from Grenoble to Annecy
  2. Take the train from Genève to Olten

Drive

  1. Drive from Grenoble to Birr

Train to Geneva, fly to Zurich, train

  1. Take the train from Grenoble to Geneve
  2. Fly from Geneva (GVA) to Zurich (ZRH)
  3. Take the train from Zürich Flughafen to Brugg AG

Train to Lyon, fly to Strasbourg, drive

  1. Take the train from Grenoble to Lyon Saint-Exupéry TGV
  2. Fly from Lyon (LYS) to Strasbourg (SXB)
  3. Drive from Strasbourg to Birr

Train to Lyon, fly to Zurich, train

  1. Take the train from Grenoble to Lyon Saint-Exupéry TGV
  2. Fly from Lyon (LYS) to Zurich (ZRH)
  3. Take the train from Zürich Flughafen to Brugg AG

Grenoble to Birr by train

The train journey time between Grenoble and Birr is around 5h 45m and covers a distance of around 411 km. This includes an average layover time of around 1h 2m. The fastest train normally takes 5h 39m. Services are operated by SNCF and Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS). Typically 39 trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

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Average train journey times

Time on train:
4h 43m
Layover time:
1h 2m
Total time:
5h 45m

Train route information

Fastest train time:
5h 39m
Train distance:
411 km
Trains per week:
39
Cheapest price:
SFr 96
Carbon emissions:
21 kg CO2

First and last trains

First train departs at:
05:07
Last train departs at:
17:58

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Grenoble to Birr train schedules

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Grenoble to Birr is to bus which costs €35 - €60 and takes 8h 47m.

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The quickest way to get from Grenoble to Birr is to drive which costs €45 - €70 and takes 3h 55m.

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No, there is no direct train from Grenoble to Birr. However, there are services departing from Grenoble and arriving at Birr via Genève and Olten. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5h 50m.

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The distance between Grenoble and Birr is 315 km. The road distance is 393.6 km.

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The best way to get from Grenoble to Birr without a car is to train which takes 5h 50m and costs €120 - €220.

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It takes approximately 5h 50m to get from Grenoble to Birr, including transfers.

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Grenoble to Birr train services, operated by SNCF, depart from Grenoble station.

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The best way to get from Grenoble to Birr is to train which takes 5h 50m and costs €120 - €220. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs €35 - €60 and takes 8h 47m.

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The quickest flight from Geneva Airport to Zurich Airport is the direct flight which takes 45 min.

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Grenoble to Birr train services, operated by Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS), arrive at Olten station.

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Map of how to get from Grenoble to Birr.
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  • Distance: 315.3 km
  • Duration: 5h 50m

What companies run services between Grenoble, France and Birr, Switzerland?

You can take a train from Grenoble to Birr via Genève and Olten in around 5h 50m. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Grenoble to Zurich Bus Station twice a week. Tickets cost SFr 24 - SFr 30 and the journey takes 7h 25m.

Airlines
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Geneva to Zurich
Ave. Duration
50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 80 - SFr 230
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Lyon to Strasbourg
Ave. Duration
1h 3m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
SFr 100 - SFr 550
Twin Jet
Website
twinjet.fr
Flights from Lyon to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Tuesday and Friday
Estimated price
SFr 9 - SFr 230
Train operators
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
SFr 22 - SFr 50
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
SFr 22 - SFr 35
Rail 1st Class
SFr 30 - SFr 50
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 Genève
Ave. Duration
2h 22m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
SFr 55 - SFr 100
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Genève to Olten
Ave. Duration
2h 3m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
SFr 65 - SFr 120
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Grenoble to Annecy
Ave. Duration
1h 42m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
SFr 40 - SFr 75
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Zürich Flughafen to Brugg AG
Ave. Duration
44 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
SFr 19 - SFr 35
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-Exupéry TGV
Ave. Duration
1h 2m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
SFr 30 - SFr 45
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
SFr 36 - SFr 41
1st Class
SFr 31 - SFr 36
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).

Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 30 300 137 300
Email
service@flixbus.com
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Grenoble to Zurich Bus Station
Ave. Duration
7h 25m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
SFr 24 - SFr 30
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Frequently asked questions
Is there Wi-Fi on FlixBus?
Yes - FlixBus offers free Wi-Fi
Are there power outlets on FlixBus?
Yes
Does FlixBus offer meals or snacks?
Yes - snacks and drinks may be purchased from the driver. Please note, this is not available on all services.
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Yes, the driving distance between Grenoble to Birr is 394 km. It takes approximately 3h 55m to drive from Grenoble to Birr.

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Swiss offers flights from Geneva Airport to Zurich Airport.

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There are 105+ hotels available in Birr. Prices start at SFr 87 per night.

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