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!

Sleeping in Grenoble Airport

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

Some airport reviews and tips in this guide and elsewhere on the site were written before March 2020 and may no longer be valid. To help us keep this guide up-to-date, you can add or update information or write a review to submit airport tips and photos.

For more airport information continue scrolling down to explore more in our Grenoble – Isère Airport Guide.

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 the airport sounds like a nightmare, there are hotels near Grenoble Airport:

With Covid restrictions constantly changing, we recommend that you confirm shuttle availability prior to booking and/or prior to your arrival.

  • La Ferme de Thoudiere – Free airport shuttle is available upon request.  » Check Rates
  • Hotel de France – No airport shuttle. » Check Rates

For more options, visit Tripadvisor to see a list of hotels in Grenoble, search deals and read traveller reviews.

Airport Lounges

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

Airport WiFi/Internet

Free WiFi is available at Grenoble-Isère Airport. Create an account and then connect to the “VINCI Airports Wi-Fi” network.

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

ATMs / Cash Machines – Need cash? ATMs are available. Fees may apply, so be sure to check your bank’s fee schedule and your daily withdrawal limit if you are travelling internationally. You may also want to notify your bank of your travel plans. Location: Arrival area.

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 11:00AM – 3:00PM (Mon – Fri), 7:00AM – 9:00PM (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.

SIM Cards – A reader has asked us to include where to buy SIM Cards. If you know, click here to update this airport guide.

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.

Airlines

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

Airport Transportation: Getting To/From The Airport

Car Rentals

Avis is the only car rental company operating out of the airport.

Hotel Shuttles

See also Airport Hotels above.

Shuttles

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.

Taxis

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

Last updated: 2022-10-28

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.