There are 11 ways to get from Grenoble to Greece by train, plane, bus and ferry, car, car ferry, bus or night train

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Train to Lyon, fly to Irakleion  •  6 h 9 min

  1. Take the train from Grenoble to Lyon-St Exupery(TGV)
  2. Fly from Lyon (LYS) to Irakleion (HER) LYS - HER

$179 - $424

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Bus Lasta  •  38 h 24 min

  1. Take the bus from Grenoble to Belgrade
  2. Take the bus from Beograd to Athens

$116 - $221

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Train to Lyon, fly to Athens  •  6 h 46 min

  1. Take the train from Grenoble to Lyon-St Exupery(TGV)
  2. Fly from Lyon (LYS) to Athens (ATH) LYS - ATH

$128 - $382

Train to Geneva, fly to Irakleion  •  7 h 42 min

  1. Take the train from Grenoble to Genève
  2. Fly from Geneva (GVA) to Irakleion (HER) GVA - HER

$130 - $501

Train to Geneva, fly to Athens  •  8 h 19 min

  1. Take the train from Grenoble to Genève
  2. Fly from Geneva (GVA) to Athens (ATH) GVA - ATH

$119 - $339

Train, bus and ferry  •  27 h 17 min

  1. Take the train from Grenoble to Torino Porta Susa
  2. Take the train from Torino Porta Susa to Bologna C.Le Fr / ...
  3. Take the bus and ferry from Bologna to Larissa
  4. Take the train from Larissa to Athens

$250 - $359

Drive, carferry  •  30 h 12 min

  1. Drive from Grenoble to Ancona
  2. Take the carferry from Ancona to Patras
  3. Drive from Patras to Athens

$222 - $519

Train, night train, bus and ferry, bus  •  39 h 34 min

  1. Take the train from Grenoble to Torino Porta Susa
  2. Take the night train from Torino Porta Nuova to Brindisi Icn
  3. Take the bus and ferry from Brindisi to Fier
  4. Take the bus from Fier to Athens

$258 - $337

Bus Georg  •  40 h 55 min

  1. Take the bus from Gares to Gare Routiere
  2. Take the bus from Chambéry to Sofia
  3. Take the bus from Sofia to Athens

$233 - $348

Train  •  2 days 0 h

  1. Take the train from Grenoble to Genève
  2. Take the train from Genève to Zürich HB 1 / ...
  3. Take the train from Zürich HB to Beograd En
  4. Take the train from Beograd to Thessaloniki AVE
  5. Take the train from Thessaloniki to Athens

$296 - $526

Drive  •  24 h 22 min

  1. Drive from Grenoble to Athens 1559.3 miles

$370 - $550

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No, there is no direct bus from Grenoble to Greece. However, there are services departing from Grenoble and arriving at Athens via Beograd. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 38 h 24 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Grenoble to Greece. However, there are services departing from Grenoble and arriving at Athens via Genève, Zürich HB, Beograd and Thessaloniki. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 days 0 h.

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The distance between Grenoble and Greece is 1504 km. The road distance is 2494.9 km.

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The best way to get from Grenoble to Greece without a car is to train and bus and ferry which takes 27 h 17 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 6 h 9 min to get from Grenoble to Greece, including transfers.

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Grenoble to Greece bus services, operated by Lasta, depart from Grenoble station.

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

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The best way to get from Grenoble to Greece is to bus which takes 38 h 24 min and costs . Alternatively, you can train, which costs and takes 2 days 0 h.

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The quickest flight from Lyon Airport to Irakleion Airport is the direct flight which takes 2 h 55 min.

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Grenoble to Greece bus services, operated by Crazy Holidays, arrive at Athens station.

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  • Distance: 940 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 9 min

What companies run services between Grenoble, France and Greece?

You can take a bus from Grenoble to Athens via Belgrade and Beograd in around 38 h 24 min. Alternatively, you can take a train from Grenoble to Athens via Genève, Zürich HB, Beograd, and Thessaloniki in around 2 days 0 h.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Lyon to Irakleion via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5 h 30 min
When
Tuesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$310 - $1,000
Flights from Lyon to Athens via Munich
Ave. Duration
4 h 52 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $900
Flights from Lyon to Athens via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $900
Flights from Geneva to Irakleion via Munich
Ave. Duration
5 h 30 min
When
Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$240 - $1,000
Flights from Geneva to Irakleion via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
6 h 15 min
When
Tuesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $900
Flights from Geneva to Athens via Zurich
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $550
Flights from Geneva to Athens via Munich
Ave. Duration
4 h 38 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $850
Flights from Geneva to Athens via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $850
Aegean Airlines
Website
aegeanair.com
Flights from Lyon to Irakleion
Ave. Duration
2 h 55 min
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$310 - $1,000
Flights from Lyon to Irakleion via Athens
Ave. Duration
4 h 35 min
When
Monday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$310 - $1,000
Flights from Lyon to Athens
Ave. Duration
2 h 40 min
When
Monday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$120 - $950
Flights from Lyon to Athens via Irakleion
Ave. Duration
5 h
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$120 - $950
Flights from Geneva to Irakleion via Athens
Ave. Duration
5 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $1,000
Flights from Geneva to Athens
Ave. Duration
2 h 41 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $600
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Lyon to Irakleion
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$140 - $800
Flights from Lyon to Irakleion via Paris Orly
Ave. Duration
6 h 20 min
When
Monday, Tuesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$190 - $950
Flights from Lyon to Athens
Ave. Duration
2 h 50 min
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$85 - $470
Flights from Lyon to Athens via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
5 h 32 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $1,200
Flights from Geneva to Athens via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
5 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $900
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Geneva to Irakleion
Ave. Duration
3 h
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$150 - $1,100
Flights from Geneva to Athens
Ave. Duration
2 h 41 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $600
Flights from Geneva to Athens via Zurich
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $550
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Lyon to Irakleion via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
6 h 25 min
When
Friday
Estimated price
$210 - $900
Flights from Lyon to Athens via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
5 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $1,000
Flights from Geneva to Irakleion via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
6 h 15 min
When
Friday
Estimated price
$140 - $800
Transavia France
Website
transavia.com
Flights from Lyon to Irakleion
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$140 - $800
Flights from Lyon to Athens
Ave. Duration
2 h 50 min
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$85 - $470
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Geneva to Irakleion
Ave. Duration
2 h 55 min
When
Tuesday, Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$130 - $1,100
Flights from Geneva to Athens
Ave. Duration
2 h 45 min
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
$190 - $1,000
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Geneva to Athens via Rome
Ave. Duration
4 h 35 min
When
Tuesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$270 - $1,400
Flights from Geneva to Athens via Milan Linate
Ave. Duration
4 h 50 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$270 - $1,400
Croatia Airlines
Website
croatiaairlines.com
Flights from Lyon to Athens via Split
Ave. Duration
4 h 55 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$150 - $600
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Geneva to Athens via Vienna
Ave. Duration
5 h 20 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$190 - $900
Train operators
TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
sncf.com
Train from Grenoble to Lyon-St Exupery(TGV)
Ave. Duration
1 h 4 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$27 - $33
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$27 - $33
1st Class
$46 - $51
Train from Grenoble to Torino Porta Susa
Ave. Duration
3 h 31 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$50 - $60
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$50 - $60
1st Class
$75 - $95
SNCF

Loosely translated as the French National Railway Corporation, the SNCF is France’s state-owned railway company. It covers the country’s extensive rail network, as well as the TGV and Thalys, France’s two high-speed railway networks. With over 14,000 trains operating daily, it is a fast and efficient way of travelling around the country. 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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Phone
+33 9 70 60 99 70
Website
sncf.com
Train from Grenoble to Genève
Ave. Duration
2 h 11 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $55
Website
en.oui.sncf
Trenitalia Frecce

The primary train operator in Italy, Trenitalia was created in the year 2000. Trenitalia offers national rail connections in Italy as well as international connections to Austria, France, Germany and Switzerland. The company operates regional and long-distance trains, as well as high-speed trains called Frecce that travel on specialised tracks on speeds of up to 360km/h. Trenitalia tickets are available online, in stations across the country or from many travel agents that offer bookings.

Contact Details
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Torino Porta Susa to Bologna C.Le
Ave. Duration
2 h 7 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$40 - $65
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Greek Railways (OSE)
Website
trainose.gr
Train from Larissa to Athens
Ave. Duration
4 h
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$19 - $25
Website
trainose.gr
Book at
Raileurope.com
Second Class
$19 - $25
First Class
$23 - $35
Train from Thessaloniki to Athens
Ave. Duration
5 h 20 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$27 - $40
Website
trainose.gr
Book at
Raileurope.com
Second Class
$27 - $40
First Class
$35 - $50
Trenitalia Intercity

The primary train operator in Italy, Trenitalia was created in the year 2000. Trenitalia offers national rail connections in Italy as well as international connections to Austria, France, Germany and Switzerland. The company operates regional and long-distance trains, as well as high-speed trains called Frecce that travel on specialised tracks on speeds of up to 360km/h. Trenitalia tickets are available online, in stations across the country or from many travel agents that offer bookings.

Contact Details
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Night train from Torino Porta Nuova to Brindisi
Ave. Duration
11 h 58 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$100 - $140
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
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. Swiss Railways codeshares with American Airlines and Swiss International Air Lines out of Zurich International Airport.

Contact Details
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Genève to Zürich HB
Ave. Duration
2 h 46 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$85 - $160
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Zürich HB to Beograd
Ave. Duration
20 h 57 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$120 - $200
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Bus operators
Portokalidis Tours
Website
portokalidistours.gr
Bus and ferry from Bologna to Larissa
Ave. Duration
14 h 4 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$140 - $210
Schedules at
portokalidistours.gr
BS Tours
Phone
011 761-4693
Email
bstours@verat.net
Website
bstours.rs
Bus from Grenoble to Belgrade
Ave. Duration
21 h 32 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$100 - $150
Schedules at
bstours.rs
Crazy Holidays
Phone
2310-241545
Website
crazyholidays.gr
Bus from Beograd to Athens
Ave. Duration
16 h
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$55 - $80
Schedules at
crazyholidays.gr
Florentia Bus
Phone
+39 055 967024
Email
info@florentiabus.it
Website
florentiabus.it
Bus and ferry from Brindisi to Fier
Ave. Duration
9 h 50 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$60 - $90
Schedules at
florentiabus.it
Albtrans sh.p.k
Phone
+355 4 2239 203
Email
rezervime@albtrans.net
Website
albtrans.net
Bus from Fier to Athens
Ave. Duration
10 h 50 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$47
Schedules at
albtrans.net
Transisère
Phone
+33 820 08 38 38
Website
transisere.fr
Bus from Gares to Gare Routiere
Ave. Duration
1 h 52 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$6 - $8
Schedules at
transisere.fr
Ouibus

As the bus subsidiary of French railway SNCF, Ouibus offers comfortable, eco-friendly coaches serving 35 French cities and 11 European cities at affordable fares. Ouibus journeys are safe and comfortable, with the four-star coaches offering power outlets, restrooms and WiFi. All Ouibus stations are located close to town centres for easy access to public transport. Getting on one of the 130 daily journeys is easy - electronic travel documents include your ticket and a personalised mini-guide with handy information.

Contact Details
Phone
0890715298
Website
ouibus.com
Bus from Grenoble - Bus station to Chambéry
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$2 - $4
Website
Ouibus
Isilines
Phone
0 892 89 12 00
Website
isilines.com
Bus from Grenoble to Chambéry
Ave. Duration
59 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$4 - $6
Schedules at
isilines.com
Georg
Phone
+ 359/38/66 34 04
Email
georg_ltd@abv.bg
Website
georg-bg.com
Bus from Chambéry to Sofia
Ave. Duration
27 h
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$200 - $270
Schedules at
georg-bg.com
Valeross
Phone
046/ 66 13 21
Email
valeross_holiday@abv.bg
Website
valeross.com
Bus from Sofia to Athens
Ave. Duration
10 h 3 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$30 - $70
Schedules at
valeross.com
Union Ivkoni
Ilias Travel
Phone
+359 2831 9192
Email
office@iliastravel.com
Website
iliastravel.com
Bus from Sofia to Athens
Ave. Duration
14 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$61 - $65
Schedules at
iliastravel.com
Ferry operators
Minoan Lines
Phone
801 11 75000
Email
reservation@minoan.gr
Website
minoan.gr
Car ferry from Ancona to Patras
Ave. Duration
20 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$75 - $230
Schedules at
minoan.gr
Deck
$77 - $80
Airplane economy seats
$91 - $94
2-berth outside
$190 - $230
3-berth outside shower
$170 - $200
Grimaldi Lines
Superfast ferries
Phone
+30 210 8919700
Email
superfast@superfast.com
Website
superfast.com
Car ferry from Ancona to Patras
Ave. Duration
23 h
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$95 - $300
Schedules at
superfast.com
Deck
$97 - $99
Aircraft-type seats
$112 - $115
2 bed inside cabin
$293 - $297
3 bed outside cabin
$250 - $300

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Greece is 1 h ahead of Grenoble. It is currently 10:53 PM in Grenoble and 11:53 PM in Greece.

Grenoble to Greece train services, operated by Greek Railways (OSE), arrive at Athens station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Grenoble to Greece is 2495 km. It takes approximately 24 h 22 min to drive from Grenoble to Greece.

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Olympic Air, Lufthansa, KLM and four other airlines offer flights from Lyon Airport to Irakleion Airport.

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There are 57+ hotels available in Greece. Prices start at $46 USD per night.

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