Sleeping in Airports

Grenoble Isere Airport Guide

Whether you have a layover, overnight sleepover or you are just quickly passing through, our Grenoble Airport Guide is a great place to start planning your visit.  Here, you’ll find information on services and facilities available inside the airport – including details about airport lounges, WiFi, mobile charging points, lockers, 24-hour food options, nearby hotels, and everything in between.

Don’t bother trying to sleep at Grenoble Airport, it closes at 22:00 and kick everyone out.
– a traveller

GNB Airport Overview

To help you plan your layover or overnight sleepover, here is a quick run-down about what to expect during your time at Grenoble–Isère Airport.

What to Expect

Grenoble Airport (code: GNB) is a small single-terminal international airport, served entirely by seasonal flights. The airport’s amenities are quite limited, with few dining and shopping options. Fortunately, there is free WiFi available to help pass the time!

Where to Sleep

Overnight stays at Grenoble Isère Airport are not permitted. There are hotels nearby for passengers to get an uninterrupted sleep. For more information, see the Airport Hotels section in the guide below or read some traveller airport reviews for more tips.

Covid-19 Update

Due to the current Covid-19 pandemic, all services and times listed below are subject to change. Some services and facilities may remain closed or operate with reduced hours.  Airport tips and suggestions in this guide and elsewhere on the site were written before March 2020 and may no longer be valid. If you are planning to sleep in the public area of the terminal overnight, have a back-up plan! We’ve heard from a few travellers at other airports and they were not permitted to stay overnight. We’re not sure if that will apply to this airport, until a reader lets us know the current situation. We will start updating all of our guides in October 2021.  To help us with this massive update, you can add or update information or write a review and submit photos and airport tips.

In this guide we may refer to locations as “landside” and “airside”. Landside is the public area of the terminal located in the non-secure zone, before security. Airside is the secure area of the terminal that you must reach by going through security.  For more information on Europe’s Schengen Area, click here.

Airport Hotels

If sleeping in Grenoble Airport does not appeal to you, there are hotels near the airport:

  • La Ferme de Thoudiere – (5 minutes from the airport) Free airport shuttle is available, upon request. » Check Rates
  • Hotel de France – (5 minutes from the airport) No airport shuttle. » Check Rates

To find a cheap room, there is a list of hotel deals in Grenoble on Tripadvisor that can be sorted by price, distance, traveller rating and popularity.

Airport Lounges

There are no pay-per-use lounges in the airport.

Airport WiFi/Internet

Free WiFi is available at Grenoble-Isère Airport. You must create an account in order to access the WiFi.

More Services, Facilities & Things To Do On A Layover At The Airport

ATMs / Cash Machines – Not available at the airport. There is a cash machine located at the gas station at the entrance to the airport grounds.

Currency Exchange – Not available. You will need to exchange money in the city.

Duty Free & Shopping – Three shops are available at the airport: Duty-Free shop (Airside) • Souvenir Shop (Airside) • Relay newsstand (Landside). Hours vary but something is always open according to flight schedules.

Food & Drinks – Séquoia Restaurant Bar offers full-service dining and bar in the Departures lounge, open 8:30AM – 4:00PM (Mon – Fri), 7:00AM – 8:00PM (Sat) and 7:00AM – 4:00PM (Sun) during the winter months. In addition, there are three snack bars, which can be found on the ground floor, in the Departures lounge, and in Arrivals.

Information Desk – Need help finding your way? An information desk can be found in the departures hall. Hours: unknown.

Luggage Storage & Lockers – Not available.

Postal Services – Drop off your last minute postcards at the airport’s mailbox. Location: Landside, near the terminal entrance. Mail is collected at 8:30AM.

Mobile Charging – A reader tells us “There are multiple charging stations in departures, after passport control”.  (January 2020)

Rest Zones – There are no dedicated sleeping areas, quiet areas or rest zones. If this information has changed, click here to update this guide.

Showers – Not available.

Airport Hours

While it appears that this airport closes at night, as of this update, we were unable to confirm airport hours of operation. We recommend that you read a few reviews before deciding to sleep in the airport overnight. If you know the airport hours, click here to update this airport guide.


Grenoble airport is served by the following airlines: Aurigny • British AirwaysEasyJet • Jet2 • Norwegian Air • Ryanair • Transavia • Wizz Air.

Airport Transportation: Getting To/From The Airport

Car Rentals

The following car rental agencies have offices onsite: Avis • Europcar • Hertz • Sixt. Please note, not all the agencies are open during the Summer season and if so, only operate at reduced hours.


Actibus Aeroport Express offers seasonal shuttle service between the airport and Gare de Grenoble (main railway station), with services coordinated with flight arrivals and departures. For schedules and reservations, visit the Actibus website.

Ben’s Bus offers direct weekly shared-ride shuttle service (weekends only) to many French resorts and towns near many of the resort areas where travellers can than take a taxi to reach their destination. For further information and reservations, go to the Ben’s Bus website.

Transisère offers scheduled shuttle service between the airport and Isère county. For additional information regarding schedules, rates and bus routes, visit the Transière website.


Grenoble airport is served by three taxi companies. Taxis are available outside the terminal and reservations are not required.

Last updated: 2021-10-20

This guide is for informational purposes only to assist with your planning.  All information, including rates and hours, are subject to change at any time without notice.   The information in this airport guide is based on information collected and/or received from the airports, lounges, hotels, transportation providers and their web sites. We are not representatives of any of the above mentioned service providers. To report errors or to add/update any items mentioned in the guide: update the airport guide or  write a review.