Autrans can be reached in 1 hour by regular bus starting from Grenoble "gare routière" (close to railway station, same place where the shuttle buses from Lyon or Geneva airports arrive) in two steps: bus number 5100 from Grenoble to Lans en Vercors and number 5120 from lans en Vercors to Autrans (the bus change in Lans en Vercors is very fast and easy: same place+ the second bus to Autrans is always waiting for the first bus coming from Grenoble). 

Taxi also depart from Grenoble railway station and can be booked by e-mail here or by phone (+33 4 76 54 42 54). The price (Grenoble to Autrans) is approximately 75 euros (week days) and 95 euros (sunday and night).

A private shuttle bus for the conference participants will also be available to convey the participants from Grenoble railway station to Autrans, Escandille resort, according to the following schedule (the trip takes approximately one hour): 

  • Departure from Grenoble train station at 11.00 am on Wednesday, 1st June. 
  • Departure from Autrans, Escandille resort at 5.15 pm on Friday, 3rd June. 


Grenoble is easily accessible by frequent and fast means of transportation. The town can be reached by car, train or plane.

Air travel to Lyon Saint-Exupéry (LYS)

Lyon Saint-Exupéry is the closest and most convenient international airport. From Lyon Saint-Exupéry airport, you can go to Grenoble using the shuttle bus service (recommended), the high speed train (TGV) or a taxi.

Shuttle bus Lyon Saint-Exupéry - Grenoble: +33 825 825 536

The bus stop for Grenoble is located outside the airport, between terminal 1 and 2, level 1. A sales counter is at your disposition from 7.00 a.m. to 10.00 p.m. in the central airport building. Tickets can also be obtained from the coach driver or booked in advance on internet.The travel lasts 1h05.

When you arrive in Grenoble, you can get off at the last bus stop which is "gare routière" next to Grenoble railway station.Tickets to Lyon Saint-Exupéry airport are sold at Grenoble bus station (gare routière), next to the railway station, Rue Emile Gueymard.

High Speed Train (TGV)

The travel from Lyon-St Exupéry-TGV to Grenoble lasts about 1h. Information can be directly obtained from the SNCF (French railways) website.


Taxi stands are located in front of both terminals. It takes a 50 minutes to one hour ride to the centre of Grenoble.

Air travel to Genève (Geneva, Switzerland) (GVA)

Direct flights to 80 scheduled destinations, 40 regular airlines and numerous charter airlines.
Aerocar serves regular shuttle services between Geneva International Airport and Grenoble:
- fast (2 hours travel time)
- cost saving (no tolls or motorway sticker, fuel, parking charges!)
timetable and information available here


You can take one of the trains from "Genève Aéroport" to Genève central railway station "Genève Cornavin CFF", (trains leave every 15 minutes from the airport railway station) and then change for a train to Grenoble. It takes more than two hours and a half. More information can be obtained in the next paragraph.

By rail

Grenoble is easily accessible from Paris using the high speed train (TGV) within three hours. There are at least 7 direct connections on weekdays each way. There is also one direct TGV per day to Paris-Charles de Gaulle airport which takes 3 hours 30 minutes.

For further information concerning fares and train schedules see the SNCF (french railways).

By road

Although located in the heart of the French Alps, Grenoble has nevertheless well developed motorways (autoroutes) which link most major cities. To come by car, it takes approximately one hour from Lyon and 2 hours from Geneva.

From Lyon/Paris/Marseille (A 48/E 711 motorway) :
At Grenoble follow the signs "Grenoble Bastille Gares", then "Gares Europole" and exit n°16 "Grenoble/Polygone scientifique".

From Chambéry/Genève/Torino (A 41/E 712 motorway) :
At Grenoble follow the main direction "Lyon", then "Rocade sud", then take the A 480 motorway to Lyon, and the exit n°1 to "Sassenage/Polygone scientifique".

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