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Travelling from Paris to Grenoble by train

If you want to know more about the journey from Paris to Grenoble by train, look no further!

On average, it takes around 4h 17m to travel from Paris to Grenoble by train, and you'll usually find 22 trains per day running along the route for 298 miles (480 km). Good news! There are direct trains available to Grenoble, so you can just make yourself comfortable as soon as your board the train and just enjoy the journey. Reaching speeds of up to 200 mph (320 km/h), high-speed TGV trains can get you to Grenoble in just 2h 59m.

Use our Journey Planner at the top of the page to search for cheap ticket prices – we’ll show you how much you can save on train tickets from Paris to Grenoble if you book in advance.

If you’re feeling ready to book, start looking for cheap train tickets with us today. Keep reading for more information on the journey to Grenoble by train, including our timetable where you can view first and last train times.

Paris to Grenoble by train

It takes an average of 3h 42m to travel from Paris to Grenoble by train, over a distance of around 299 miles (480 km). There are normally 15 trains per day travelling from Paris to Grenoble and tickets for this journey start from €10 when you book in advance.
Journey timeFrom 3h 1m
PriceFrom €10
Distance299 miles (480 km)
Frequency15 trains per day
First train06:52
Last train16:51
Departure stationParis
Arrival stationGrenoble
ChangesDirect trains available
Train and bus operatorsBlaBlaCar Bus, SNCF, Flixbus, BlaBlaBus, OUIGO

Paris to Grenoble train times

Check out the next trains departing from Paris to Grenoble for Dienstag 3. August 2021. For the full train timetable/schedule, or to search for a later time or date, click here.
08:57 12:39 3h 42m, 1 change
09:12 13:30 4h 18m, 1 change
10:11 13:55 3h 44m, 1 change
10:51 14:39 3h 48m, 1 change
11:54 15:39 3h 45m, 1 change
12:49 16:39 3h 50m, 1 change
13:45 16:52 3h 7m, direct
13:57 17:39 3h 42m, 1 change
14:11 17:52 3h 41m, 1 change
14:43 18:39 3h 56m, 1 change

TGV, OUIGO and SNCF trains from Paris to Grenoble

You can travel from Paris to Grenoble on TGV, OUIGO and SNCF trains. When you search for times and tickets, we might also show you some other options with multiple connections or operators if they’re available.

PhotoErmell, under licence CC BY-SA 3.0

TGV is the high-speed train service of the SNCF company. It connects the major cities of France at speeds of up to 200 mph (320 km/h). All TGV trains are equipped with a food carriage, a free WiFi connection, power sockets and fold-down tables. Two comfort classes are offered – First Class and Second Class, with flexible fare options available and access to the Grand Voyageur lounge in some stations.

PhotoCramos, under licence CC BY-SA 4.0

OUIGO is the low-cost brand of French rail company SNCF, who operate trains in France and Spain. In France, all seats on OUIGO are Second Class and tickets can only be purchased online. You can also pay for additional extras, such as reserving a seat in the ‘quiet area’, at-seat power sockets and extra luggage. OUIGO has been operating in Spain since May 2021, and their trains include an onboard bar and a premium class of service called OUIGO Plus.

PhotoCtruongngoc, under licence CC BY-SA 3.0

SNCF is the national train operator of France. It operates all domestic trains and routes across France, as well as international services to Spain and Germany. There are three different types of domestic trains that operate under the SNCF banner – TGV (high-speed, full-service trains that connect the major cities in France), Intercités (usually a more frequent stopping service, but with all the amenities), and TER (regional train services with basic onboard facilities).

Cheap train tickets from Paris to Grenoble

The price of train tickets from Paris to Grenoble starts at €10 one-way for a Standard Class ticket if you book in advance. Booking on the day is usually more expensive and costs can vary depending on the time of day, route or class.

Book in advance

Most of the train companies across Europe release their tickets around three to six months in advance, many of which can be cheaper the earlier you book. If you know the dates you want to travel, you may be able to find some cheaper train tickets from Paris to Grenoble by booking early.§

Be flexible with your travel times

Many of the train services in Europe are also popular commuter services, lots of train companies increase ticket prices during “peak hours” (generally between 06:00 – 10:00 and 15:00 – 19:00 on weekdays). If you can, consider travelling outside of peak hours to find lower priced tickets.

Choose a slower or connecting train

On some of the busier routes, you might also have the option to take a slower or connecting train. It may take a little longer than some high-speed or direct services, but if you have a little extra time on your hands, you might find a cheaper fare. Plus, you'll have more time to enjoy the view of the countryside!

Look out for special deals

Take a look at our handy guides to find out when train operators release their special deals and offers to see if you can find cheap European train tickets for your journey.

For specific information about how to get your hands on cheap tickets, check out our European train tickets hub.

§Some train companies may not offer any Advance ticket types or cheaper deals for early bookings. On rare occasions, train companies may choose to release special offers closer to the date on last-minute or late-release tickets. This is dependent on the individual train operating company you travel with.

Journey details

Want to know more about your journey from Paris to Grenoble? We've compiled some of the most frequently asked questions by our customers to help you plan your journey.

How long does the train from Paris to Grenoble take?

The average journey time by train between Paris and Grenoble is 3 hours and 42 minutes, with around 15 trains per day. The journey time may be longer on weekends and holidays, so use our Journey Planner on this page to search for a specific travel date.

What's the fastest journey time between Paris and Grenoble by train?

The fastest journey time by train from Paris to Grenoble is 3 hours and 1 minute.

How much does the train from Paris to Grenoble cost?

Train ticket prices from Paris to Grenoble can start from as little as €10 when you book in advance. The cost of tickets can vary depending on the time of day, route and class you book and are usually more expensive if you book on the day.

Is there a direct train from Paris to Grenoble?

Yes, it is possible to travel from Paris to Grenoble without having to change trains. There are 2 direct trains from Paris to Grenoble each day. Though there may be fewer direct services available depending on your exact departure date.

What time does the first train from Paris to Grenoble leave?

The first train from Paris to Grenoble leaves at 06:52. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

What time does the last train from Paris to Grenoble leave?

The last train from Paris to Grenoble leaves at 16:51. Trains that depart in the early morning hours or very late evening may be sleeper services, time and services may also vary during weekends and holidays.

What's the distance between Paris and Grenoble by train?

Trains travelling from Paris to Grenoble cover a distance of around 299 miles (480 km) during the journey.

Looking for more information?

If you’re looking for the return train journey, check out trains from Grenoble to Paris. If you’re looking for other options, you can also catch the bus from Paris to Grenoble.
Average savings on fares booked prior to day of travel vs full price fares on day of travel in France. Subject to availability. Excludes coach. / The information provided is calculated based on scheduled train services for Paris to Grenoble for a typical week day using timetable data for 08/03/2021. On weekends, holidays or other exceptional times, fewer services may be available. The fare range provided has been found by our customers on Trainline on 01/01/0001 for travel on 01/01/0001 and for adult tickets in economy, discount cards and coach journeys excluded.

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