There are 6 ways to get from Zürich to Grenoble by train, bus, car or plane

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Train  •  6 h 1 min

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

$111 - $190

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Bus  •  8 h 25 min

  1. Take the bus from Zurich to Grenoble 1921

$30 - $55

4 alternative options

Bus, train  •  7 h 58 min

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

$55 - $72

Drive  •  4 h 15 min

  1. Drive from Zürich to Grenoble 264 miles

$55 - $85

Fly to Geneva, train  •  5 h 37 min

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

$101 - $222

Fly to Lyon, train  •  5 h 21 min

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

$98 - $252

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Zurich and arriving at Grenoble. Services depart four times a week, and operate Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday. The journey takes approximately 8 h 25 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Zürich to Grenoble. However, there are services departing from Zürich HB and arriving at Grenoble via Genève. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6 h 1 min.

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The distance between Zürich and Grenoble is 327 km. The road distance is 422.4 km.

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The best way to get from Zürich to Grenoble without a car is to train which takes 6 h 1 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 6 h 1 min to get from Zürich to Grenoble, including transfers.

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Zürich to Grenoble bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Zurich station.

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Zürich to Grenoble train services, operated by Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS), depart from Zürich HB station.

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The best way to get from Zürich to Grenoble is to train which takes 6 h 1 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 8 h 25 min.

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

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Zürich to Grenoble bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Grenoble station.

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Map of how to get from Zürich to Grenoble.
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  • Distance: 204.2 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 1 min

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

You can take a train from Zürich to Grenoble via Genève in around 6 h 1 min. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Zürich to Grenoble 4 times a week. Tickets cost $30 - $55 and the journey takes 8 h 25 min.

Airlines
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Zurich to Geneva
Ave. Duration
50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $320
Twin Jet
Website
twinjet.fr
Flights from Zurich to Lyon
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$210 - $430
Royal Jordanian
Website
rj.com
Flights from Zurich to Geneva
Ave. Duration
45 min
When
Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$110 - $400
Train operators
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 Zürich HB to Genève
Ave. Duration
2 h 46 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$85 - $150
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Genève to Grenoble
Ave. Duration
2 h 15 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$25 - $40
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
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 Annecy to Grenoble
Ave. Duration
1 h 48 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$23 - $35
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$23 - $35
1st Class
$30 - $50
inOui TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Lyon-St Exupery(TGV) to Grenoble
Ave. Duration
1 h 3 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$27 - $33
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$27 - $33
1st Class
$46 - $50
Bus operators
Eurolines CH
Phone
0041 (0) 844 257 224
Website
eurolines.ch
Bus from Zurich to Annecy
Ave. Duration
5 h 30 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$30 - $40
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eurolines.ch
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 Zurich to Grenoble
Ave. Duration
8 h 25 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$30 - $55
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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

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

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Royal Jordanian and Swiss offer flights from Zurich Airport to Geneva Airport.

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Book your Zürich to Grenoble bus tickets online with FlixBus.

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There are 393+ hotels available in Grenoble. Prices start at $56 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Zürich to Zurich Airport is to line 16 train which takes 13 min and costs .

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