Car Hire at Grenoble Airport
This information is correct as of June 2015
Whether you want to feast on fine cuisine in Lyon, ski in the Alps above Grenoble or soak up the serenity of Chambery, you can find the best car hire at Grenoble Airport with Skyscanner.
Where to hire a car at Grenoble Airport
There are five car hire companies with desks at Grenoble Airport: Avis Europecar, Hertz, Enterprise and Sixt. All of the desks are inside the terminal, so you don’t need to go far to pick up your car.
Petrol stations near Grenoble Airport
Depending on your car rental agreement, you may need to hand your car back with a full tank.
Luckily there is a Super U petrol station in Saint-Étienne-de-Saint-Geoirs where the airport is located. It is just 10 minutes by car from the airport. Exit the airport and stay on the D154d. When you get to the Route de la Chartreuse (D519c) turn left. Then turn right at Route de la Gare and left at Route de Grenoble where the petrol station is on the right hand side.
Driving around Grenoble Airport
Grenoble Airport is well connected to the region’s main roads and to many major European cities. The A41 connects to Geneva via Chambery, the A48 to Lyon and Paris, the A49 connects to Valence and Marseille while the A51 goes to Aix-en-Provence.
Getting to your destination
We’ve put together a quick guide on getting to the most popular destinations from Grenoble Airport.
Lying in the valley of the Rhone-Alpes, Chambery is a delightful mix of winding streets and historic architecture, outdoor markets and wonderful food. Charming and peaceful, there are local vineyards to wander, mountains to ski in winter while in the summer the Tour de France comes right through Chambery’s streets.
Chambery is just an hour by car from Grenoble Airport. Take the D119 from the airport and get onto the A48 toll road towards Grenoble. Follow signs to Lyon and take the exit for the A43 towards Geneva. Get on the E70 and exit for Turn and Chambery.
Spectacular architecture is one reason to visit Lyon but the most popular is its cuisine. Known as the gastronomic capital of France, every Renaissance courtyard, winding cobbled street and picturesque ‘monte’ leads to a mouth-watering eatery. Panoramic views and palaces, grand hotels, museums and galleries, lush gardens with glass houses and a very lively nightlife make Lyon wonderful for families, lone travellers and old romantics.
Lyon is just one hour from Grenoble Airport. Take the D119 from the airport and get on to the A48 toll road signposted for Lyon. Exit on to the A43 towards Lyon then merge onto the D383, taking exit for the D48 to the city centre.
Surrounded by the snow-capped Alps, Grenoble is a quintessential French town. There are museums and galleries to browse while the Little Train of La Mure which offers picturesque views as it winds along the mountains tracks. The hills offer hiking and climbing in the summer and skiing in the winter while the town itself has some wonderful bakeries and cafes, restaurants and bars.
Grenoble is just half an hour from Grenoble Airport. Take the D119 then merge onto the A48 toll road following signs to Grenoble. Take the N481 exit for the city centre. Street parking in the centre of Grenoble is hard to find but spaces are charged. Rates vary depending on where you park. Grenoble also has Park and Ride facilities which offer cheap parking and local transport. Some hotels in Grenoble offer free parking.