There are 4 ways to get from Grenoble to Switzerland by train, bus or car

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Train  •  5 h 25 min

  1. Take the train from Grenoble to Genève
  2. Take the train from Genève to Zürich HB 1 / ...

$120 - $213

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Bus  •  8 h 26 min

  1. Take the bus from Grenoble to Zurich 1921

$40 - $68

2 alternative options

Train, bus  •  8 h 29 min

  1. Take the train from Grenoble to Annecy
  2. Take the bus from Annecy to Zürich

$56 - $77

Drive  •  4 h 15 min

  1. Drive from Grenoble to Zürich 264 miles

$55 - $85

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The cheapest way to get from Grenoble to Switzerland is to train and bus which costs 45€ - 70€ and takes 8 h 29 min.

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The quickest way to get from Grenoble to Switzerland is to drive which costs 45€ - 70€ and takes 4 h 15 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Grenoble to Switzerland. However, there are services departing from Grenoble and arriving at Zürich Stadelhofen via Genève and Zürich HB. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5 h 25 min.

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The distance between Grenoble and Switzerland is 265 km. The road distance is 422.5 km.

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The best way to get from Grenoble to Switzerland without a car is to train which takes 5 h 25 min and costs 100€ - 190€.

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It takes approximately 5 h 25 min to get from Grenoble to Switzerland, including transfers.

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

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The best way to get from Grenoble to Switzerland is to train which takes 5 h 25 min and costs 100€ - 190€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 30€ - 60€ and takes 8 h 26 min.

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Grenoble to Switzerland train services, operated by Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS), arrive at Zürich HB station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Grenoble to Switzerland is 422 km. It takes approximately 4 h 15 min to drive from Grenoble to Switzerland.

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  • Distance: 165.7 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 25 min

What companies run services between Grenoble, France and Switzerland?

You can take a train from Grenoble to Zürich via Genève and Zürich HB in around 5 h 25 min. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Grenoble to Zürich once daily. Tickets cost $30 - $55 and the journey takes 8 h 15 min.

Train operators
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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Contact Details
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
Train from Grenoble to Annecy
Ave. Duration
1 h 43 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$23 - $35
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$23 - $35
1st Class
$30 - $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. 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
Bus operators
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves over 1400 destinations, in 26 countries including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands, Croatia, Spain, and across Scandinavia and central and eastern Europe. Founded in 2012, Flixbus’ extensive network connects cities with approximately 200,000 trips, with buses often departing every 30 minutes. One of the most affordable ways to get around Europe (and expanding soon into the US), a Flixbus journey is cost-effective, well-connected, comfortable and safe.

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Grenoble to Zurich
Ave. Duration
8 h 15 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $55
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Eurolines CH
Phone
0041 (0) 844 257 224
Website
eurolines.ch
Bus from Annecy to Zürich
Ave. Duration
5 h 30 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$30 - $40
Book at
eurolines.ch

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