Car Hire at Grenoble–Isère Airport
This information is correct as of July 2015.
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Where to hire a car at Grenoble–Isère Airport
Upon arrival to Grenoble via Grenoble–Isère Airport, you will find at least five rental car companies that provide services depending on your preferences and price range. These companies include Avis, Europcar, Hertz, Sixt, and Enterprise. All car rental transactions/booking confirmations happen in the Car Rental Area of the airport. Bookings can be done through the respective websites of each firms, or through phone. Car pick-up, transfer of papers and keys happen on-site though, and you will be asked to present necessary documents and proof of payment, along with driver's licence or driving permit before the release of the vehicle.
What to expect when hiring a car from Grenoble–Isère Airport
Grenoble–Isère Airport is connected to various main roads, including the A48, D119, D154D, D519C, and many others. It is also connected, to some extent, to the D71 and the D1085. Driving around Grenoble and in France in general would sometimes require travellers to purchase permits, including air cleanliness permits, toll fees, and others. Do note of these rules and ask the car rental company if they can help you arrange the said necessities. Road conditions are great, and traffic runs smoothly throughout the main roads.
The nearest city centre to Grenoble–Isère Airport is Grenoble, located some 44.9 kilometres away from the airport. The city of Grenoble can be reached via the A48, passing near the Chartreuse Regional Park, Voiron, and Voreppe areas. The said city is located at the foot of the Alps, where the river Drac joins the Isere. Within Grenoble, you may access many services, including restaurants, hotels, and even several recreational facilities.
Driving around Grenoble–Isère Airport
Grenoble is served by highways that connect it to other major cities in France. The A48 autoroute heads northwest toward Lyon, the A49 heads southwest to the Rhone valley via Valence, and the A41 heads northeast to Chambery, the Alps, and even Italy and Switzerland. Toward the south of Grenoble is a partial ring road, the Rocade Sud, which connects the motorway from the A48 to the A41.
When driving within Grenoble, traffic jams usually occur during rush hours – 7:00AM to 9:00AM and 5:00PM to 6:00PM. It is best to avoid the highways during these times.
Getting to your destination
Reflecting a 2,000-year-old history until today, Lyon's main attraction is its Roman Amphitheatre, and several medieval, Renaissance, and modern architecture scattered across the city.
Get to Lyon by getting on D119 and taking A48 and A43 to Quai Drive Gailleton in Lyon. Take the exit towards Lyon centre from A7, and then continue on Quai Dr. Gailleton to the central business district. Expect several heavy traffic sections and construction sites upon approaching Lyon. Tolls are to be expected.
Fancy some of the best wines? Head to Burgundy and taste some Pinot Noirs, Chablis, and Beaujolais. Visit its grand chateaux as well, and the imposing Palace of the Dukes.
Reach Burgundy by getting on the D119 towards the A48, A43, A432, and A6 to Bourgogne. Take exit 25-Chalon Nord from A6, and then continue to follow D906, D973, and D26 to Champeau in Igornay and on to Burgundy. Tolls are to be expected.
Dubbed as the city of the Popes, Avignon is an ancient walled French city known for its long ties with the Catholic religion.
Reach Avignon by driving on the A49 in Vinay from D518 and D22, and then continuing to A49 towards A7 and on to the D907. Take exit from the D225, and then take Rue Banasterie to Rue Felicien David in Avignon. The journey should last for about two hours and 15 minutes, and some roads have tolls.