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There are 4 ways to get from Milan to Grenoble by train, night bus, car or plane

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Train  •  5h 6m

  1. Take the train from Milano P.Garibaldi to Chambery Challes Les Eaux Tgv
  2. Take the train from Chambéry-Challes-les-Eaux to Grenoble Ter / ...

70€ - 109€

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Night bus  •  6h 35m

  1. Take the night bus from Milan to Grenoble N740

21€ - 26€

2 alternative options

Drive  •  3h 47m

  1. Drive from Milan to Grenoble 371.4 km

45€ - 70€

Fly, train  •  5h 37m

  1. Fly from Milan Linate (LIN) to Geneva (GVA) LIN - GVA
  2. Take the train from Geneve to Grenoble

131€ - 308€

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Grenoble is 800 130 000.

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The cheapest way to get from Milan to Grenoble is to night bus which costs 20€ - 27€ and takes 6h 35m.

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The fastest way to get from Milan to Grenoble is to drive which takes 3h 47m and costs 45€ - 70€.

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No, there is no direct train from Milan to Grenoble. However, there are services departing from Milano P.Garibaldi and arriving at Grenoble via Chambéry-Challes-les-Eaux. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5h 6m.

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The distance between Milan and Grenoble is 273 km. The road distance is 371.4 km.

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The best way to get from Milan to Grenoble without a car is to train which takes 5h 6m and costs 70€ - 110€.

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It takes approximately 5h 6m to get from Milan to Grenoble, including transfers.

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Milan to Grenoble train services, operated by TGV inOui, depart from Milano P.Garibaldi station.

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The quickest flight from Milan Linate Airport to Geneva Airport is the direct flight which takes 50 min.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Milan to Grenoble is 371 km. It takes approximately 3h 47m to drive from Milan to Grenoble.

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  • Distance: 273.5 km
  • Duration: 5h 6m

What companies run services between Milan, Italy and Grenoble, France?

You can take a train from Milan to Grenoble via Chambery Challes Les Eaux and Chambéry-Challes-les-Eaux in around 5h 6m. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a vehicle from Milan to Grenoble 5 times a week. Tickets cost 19€ - 24€ and the journey takes 5h 20m.

Airlines
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Milan Linate to Geneva
Ave. Duration
50 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
130€ - 380€
Train operators
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 Milano P.Garibaldi to Chambery Challes Les Eaux
Ave. Duration
4h 9m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
60€ - 75€
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
60€ - 70€
1st Class
60€ - 75€
Train from Chambery Challes Les Eaux to Grenoble
Ave. Duration
39 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
21€ - 35€
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
27€ - 32€
1st Class
21€ - 25€
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 Chambéry-Challes-les-Eaux to Grenoble
Ave. Duration
47 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
24€ - 45€
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Geneve to Grenoble
Ave. Duration
2h 4m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
50€ - 90€
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
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 Chambery Challes Les Eaux to Grenoble
Ave. Duration
47 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
9€ - 25€
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
9€ - 14€
Rail 1st Class
17€ - 25€
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
Night bus from Milan to Grenoble
Ave. Duration
5h 20m
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
19€ - 24€
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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Alitalia offers flights from Milan Linate Airport to Geneva Airport.

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There are 187+ hotels available in Grenoble. Prices start at 75€ per night.

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The best way to get from Milan to Milan Linate Airport is to line 73 bus which takes 20 min and costs 1€ - 3€.

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