The best way to find a cheap bus ticket from Grenoble to Lyon is to book your journey as far in advance as possible and to avoid traveling at rush hour.
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Of the 5 buses that leave Grenoble for Lyon every day 5 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.
|Distance||57 miles (92 km)|
|Average bus duration||1 h 29 min|
|Average bus ticket price||$6 (€5)|
|Bus frequency||22 a day|
|Direct bus||Yes, there are 22 direct buses a day|
|Bus companies||BlaBlaCar Bus, BlaBlaCar or Flixbus|
Buses from Grenoble to Lyon cover the 57 miles (92 km) long journey taking on average 1 h 29 min with our travel partners like BlaBlaCar Bus, BlaBlaCar or Flixbus. Normally, there are 22 buses operating per day, including direct services available. While the average ticket price for this route costs around $6 (€5), you can find the cheapest bus ticket for as low as $6 (€5). Travelers depart most frequently from Grenoble, 16 Rue Arago and arrive in Lyon, Gare Perrache.
For as little as $6 (€5) you can travel by bus between Grenoble and Lyon with FlixBus and BlaBlaCar Bus. Omio will show you the best deals, schedules and tickets available for this journey.
BlaBlaCar Bus (formerly known as Ouibus or iDBUS) is a popular French bus company from France operating long-distance services in 10 countries in Europe and connecting over 300 destinations. It is a subsidiary of the French carpooling service, BlaBlaCar. Standard amenities on BlaBlaCar Bus include toilets, air conditioning, USB and power outlets for charging phones, tablets and laptops during long bus journeys, extra legroom and adjustable seats. There is also free Wi-Fi available on select routes. The only ticket type from BlaBlaCar Bus is the Standard ticket, which allows each traveler to bring one carry-on bag and up to two checked bags.
Bus information from Grenoble to Lyon with BlaBlaCar Bus:
FlixBus is one of Europe's leading low-cost bus companies, founded in Germany and offering long-distance bus services in Europe and the U. S. FlixBus also operates overnight buses on select routes throughout Europe. Standard amenities on FlixBus include free Wi-Fi, power outlets to charge your phone, tablet or laptop during long bus journeys, extra legroom, luggage space and toilets. You can even purchase snacks and drinks onboard. FlixBus offers only the Standard ticket for all its routes, which allows you to bring one carry-on luggage and one checked bag per person. Additional fees apply for extra luggage and specific seat reservations, such as if you want to book an Extra Seat, Table Seat or the Panorama Seat.
FlixBus from Grenoble to Lyon bus information:
Buses from Grenoble to Lyon offer an affordable, convenient way to travel. You can choose between three different departure times every day, with trips ranging from around 1 hour and 30 min. to 3 hours 30 min. You can choose a mobile bus ticket to avoid having to print one out. The bus journey from Grenoble to Lyon is approx. 58 miles (93 km). Depending on which bus you decide to take, you can either go non-stop or enjoy a more leisurely trip between the French Alpine region and France’s second city.
You have a choice of buses from Grenoble to Lyon. All the buses depart in the evening, so you'll have the whole day to travel to Grenoble or explore the city before leaving. There is a non-stop bus that takes about an hour and a half and a bus with several stops that takes about 2 hours 30 min. Or, you can choose a more roundabout route with a bus that requires a transfer—usually in Voiron—for a travel time of around 3 hours and 30 min.
There are typically three buses that travel to Lyon from Grenoble. This frequency is usually the same for each day of the week, but you should always check the schedule before buying a bus ticket to make sure that there haven't been any updates. The first departure is often a non-stop, direct trip. The second bus is also direct, but it makes a number of stops between Grenoble and Lyon. The latest departure makes the most stops and may require a transfer in Voiron. Most of the bus schedule runs in the evening. Buses typically begin departing around 7:45 p.m., the last bus leaving at around 9:20 p.m.
Departure bus station: Buses to Lyon depart from Grenoble Bus Station. This bus station is right beside the train station, which is convenient if you're connecting by rail. The bus station is just less than 1 mile (1.2 km) from the city center, and although you could walk to the station, it is easily accessible by bus, tram, and subway from most points in and around Grenoble. You should try to arrive at least half an hour before the bus departs to ensure you get a seat. The bus station has facilities such as a waiting room, restaurant, and nursery, helping you to enjoy a relatively comfortable wait for your bus if you arrive early.
Arrival bus station: Buses from Grenoble arrive at the Lyon Part-Dieu Gare Routière bus station. This terminal is also next to a train station, so it's very convenient if you're planning to continue to other destinations by rail. The city center is about 1.5 miles (2.5 km) from the station. This may be too far to walk, especially with luggage, so you'll want to use public transportation to get downtown. Lyon is well connected by taxis and public transportation, including subway, trams, and buses available from early to late. The station’s facilities include a waiting area, locker and baggage storage services, a visitor information area, and a range of shops, cafés, and restaurants.
There is just one bus company that offers service between Grenoble and Lyon. SNCF Autocar will service your bus journey to Lyon.
SNCF Autocar provides bus services from Grenoble to Lyon using standard coaches. Their bus schedule offers direct routes as well as some journeys that require a transfer. The three departure times offered don't vary much between weekdays, weekends, and bank holidays. There are also non-stop trips as well as trips with stops, ranging from just a few to 10 or more stops. You should check the schedule to see how many stops your bus will make; the more stops there are, the greater the likelihood of delays. Generally, the journeys last from 1 hour 30 min. to 3 hours 30 min. In addition, the longer trips are often cheaper than those with no transfers or fewer stops. SNCF Autocar’s ticket policy prohibits exchanges or refunds once you purchase the ticket.
Some buses may have Wi-Fi on board, but it is probably best to come prepared, since there is no guarantee of Wi-Fi. The same is true about charging outlets, so you should bring a battery pack or additional batteries if you think you'll need a recharge. You can travel with your pet, but unless it's an official service animal, you'll have to buy a ticket for it, which is usually half the price of the second-class fare. Dogs must be muzzled, and smaller pets have to be kept in an animal carrier. Standard carry-on luggage is allowed on board, and larger items will be stowed in the baggage compartment. Bicycles are permitted on coaches but are subject to space availability. If you're traveling with your bike, you should arrive early to have a better chance of getting it on board. SNCF Autocar offers services for people with disabilities, but you should contact the company in advance for any special assistance you'll be needing.
When departing from Grenoble, you have various bus station options to start your route from including Grenoble, 16 Rue Arago and Grenoble, Rue des Résidences (Condillac-Universités). When arriving in Lyon, you can end your route in bus stations like Lyon, Gare Perrache, Lyon, Gare Part-Dieu and Lyon, Dardilly.
Omio customers book a bus from Grenoble, 16 Rue Arago to Lyon, Gare Perrache most frequently for this route.
Passengers board the bus most frequently from Grenoble, 16 Rue Arago, which is located around 0.9 miles (1.5 km) away from the city center, and they get off the bus at Lyon, Gare Perrache, located 1.9 miles (3.1 km) away from the city center.
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