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There are 3 ways to get from Grenoble to Switzerland by train, bus or car

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Train  •  5h 9m

  1. Take the train from Grenoble to Geneve Ter
  2. Take the train from Genève to Zürich HB 5 / ...

SFr 104 - SFr 198

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Bus  •  7h 36m

  1. Take the bus from Grenoble to Zurich N1156 / ...

SFr 33 - SFr 44

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Drive  •  4h 16m

  1. Drive from Grenoble to Zürich 422.2 km

SFr 50 - SFr 75

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The cheapest way to get from Grenoble to Switzerland is to bus which costs 30€ - 45€ and takes 7h 36m.

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The quickest way to get from Grenoble to Switzerland is to drive which costs 45€ - 70€ and takes 4h 16m.

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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 5h 9m.

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The distance between Grenoble and Switzerland is 265 km. The road distance is 422.2 km.

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The best way to get from Grenoble to Switzerland without a car is to train which takes 5h 9m and costs 95€ - 190€.

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It takes approximately 5h 9m 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 5h 9m and costs 95€ - 190€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 30€ - 45€ and takes 7h 36m.

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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 4h 16m to drive from Grenoble to Switzerland.

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  • Distance: 265 km
  • Duration: 5h 9m

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 5h 9m. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Grenoble to Zurich every 4 hours. Tickets cost SFr 24 - SFr 30 and the journey takes 7h 25m.

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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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 Genève to Zürich HB
Ave. Duration
2h 41m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
SFr 80 - SFr 150
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
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
Ave. Duration
7h 25m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
SFr 24 - SFr 30
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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