Grenoble Airport Transfers
Mountain Rescue offer Grenoble airport transfers 7 days a week to all ski resorts in the Tarentaise valley which include Les Arcs, La Rosière, Montchavin, Les Coches and many more which are listed on our destinations page. We offer our private transfer service from Grenoble direct to the Alps. Enjoy a door to door service in one of our comfortable 4 wheel drive vehicles.
Grenoble is situated west of Grenoble city and south east of Lyon. Typical transfer times from Grenoble to some our our destinations are as follows. Grenoble to Courchevel 2 hours 15 mins, Grenoble to Les Arcs and La Plagne around 2 hours 40 minutes. Grenoble to tignes and Val d'Isere transfers take just under around 3 hours.
Grenoble Airport History
Grenoble airport started life as a military aviation field in 1930 of just 1200 metres. It became operational at the initiative of the Chamber of Commerce ahead of the 1968 Olympics and expansion began with the building of the first terminal in 1972.
Today Grenoble handles around 500,000 passengers a year with many different airlines landing planes on the tarmac every hour.
Grenoble Quick Guide
- Grenoble airport is 45 kilometres from Grenoble city.
- An ATM machine is situated in the main hall.
- There are two duty free shops at Grenoble airport but in reality they are no cheaper than a local supermarket.
- One restaurant/bar, a newsagent, a snack shop, duty free and souvenir shops are available.
- The main scheduled flights into Grenoble are operated by EasyJet, Jet2, Ryanair and Transavia.
Grenoble Airport Routes
Pick-up and Drop-off
The pick-up and drop-off areas we use are very close to the terminal at Grenoble airport.
Mountain Rescue Transfers will meet you in the 10 minute free parking zone, which you can see on the map above.
Bars and Restaurants at Grenoble Airport
Remember that Grenoble airport is very small, even with it's recent refurbishment so bars and restaurants are limited.
There is one restaurant and bar in departures called Le Sequoia. They serve local and national cuisine.
Please check the Grenoble website, but opening times are:
From Monday to Friday from 8:30am to 4pm
Saturday from 7am to 9pm
Sunday from 7am to 4pm
TRIB's is a snack bar with a variety of sandwiches, salads, desserts pastries available all day, but opening times depends on flights. Coffee and alcohol is also available here.
Shops at Grenoble Airport
Relay sells books, newspapers, travel accessories, snacks and drinks, tobacco and hygiene/beauty products. Situated in the terminal building.
Duty Free shop
Luxury and high brand products, cosmetics, alcohol and tobacco.
Local, authentic farm cheeses available in the departure lounge. Provided by Maison Cardinet, a silver medallist in a French national cheese making competition.
A macaroon is a small cake or cookie, made from nuts and sugar. They are typically french and come in all sorts of beautiful colours. Laurent Goubet, a local pastry chef, chocolate and ice-cream maker, welcomes you to La Régaline.
Terres de Berlioz
Literally translated as 'Land of Berlioz', this small shop offers a selection of local products.