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Car Hire from Grenoble Airport

Car Hire Grenoble Airport

Whether you are looking to visit the town of Grenoble or driving into the many ski resorts of The Alps, hiring a car from Grenoble Airport is one of the easiest ways to make the transfer to your destination. Skyscanner can help you book the best car hire from Grenoble Airport available.

Where to hire a car at Grenoble Airport

Hertz, Sixt, Thrifty, Avis and Europcar are all based at Grenoble Airport. You will find them in the car hire building located opposite the exit of the terminal building. Outside of the winter season limited opening hours are in place for many of the car hire companies at Grenoble Airport, it is worth checking these if you are travelling during the summer months.

Petrol Stations near Grenoble Airport

If you hire a car from Grenoble Airport with a “full to full” fuel policy you will need to refuel your petrol tank before dropping off the car.

A Super U station is the closest petrol station to Grenoble Airport located opposite the airport entrance. There is also a Total Service Station 5km from the airport off of a roundabout on the D119 road.

Driving around Grenoble Airport

Grenoble Airport is located to the north of Grenoble and surrounded by national parks. After exiting the airport on the D119 you will be able to drive to the east to the A7 or to the west to the A48, both are main roads which make it easy to drive to the major towns and cities in the region such as Grenoble and Lyon. If you are driving to the many ski resorts in the region or heading into the national parks be aware of the changes in weather and road conditions and ensure you hire a car with appropriate tyres and chains.

Getting to your destination

Here are some of the popular destinations for visitors to the area which can be easily accessed from Grenoble Airport by car.


The ‘Capital of the Alps’ Grenoble has a lot to offer with local museums, landmarks such as the Bastille and the short drive away from the ski resorts of The Alps.

Grenoble Airport to Grenoble is a 35 minute, 45km drive via the A48 toll road. On street parking is limited throughout Grenoble and it’s recommended to book hotel parking if you are staying in Grenoble. Rush hours result in lots of congestion within the centre of the city so if possible avoid travelling around these times.


The UNESCO World Heritage site of Lyon with its vibrant culture and gastronomic heritage is fast becoming one of France’s must visit destinations.

Driving from Grenoble Airport to Lyon is a 65 minute, 96km drive via the A48 and A43 with toll roads along the route.
A park and ride system is in place which offers free parking on the outskirts or you can choose to pay at the car parks within the city.

Saint Pierre de Chartreuse Ski Resort

Nestled in the Chartreuse National Park, the Saint Pierre de Chartreuse Ski Resort has 24 ski runs for varying abilities and beautiful unspoilt views.

Grenoble Airport to Saint Pierre de Chartreuse Ski Resort will take approximately an hour via the A48. The final leg of the journey is through the Chartreuse Nature Reserve where roads can become difficult, before setting off check the weather forecast as the snow storms and take place quickly and snow chains as well as slower driving may be required.

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