About getting to Alpe d'Huez by Train
It's surprisingly easy, quick and comfortable to travel overland by train...from and to just about anywhere. Especially between some of the major European cities.
The nearest train station for Alpe d'Huez is Grenoble Gare. International trains will generally connect via Paris or Lyon to get here. If you’re travelling from the UK, the Eurostar leaves from London or Kent and takes you into Paris, where you pick up connecting TGV trains to Grenoble or Lyon.
Some trains require you to change from Paris Gare Nord to Paris Gare Lyon, and if this is the case you can use the Paris Metro or hop in a taxi. Getting from one to the other takes around 30 minutes, however you should try and build in an hour or more to make sure you make the connecting train.
The train takes around 3 hours to get from Paris to Grenoble or 2 hours from Paris to Lyon St Exupery (as opposed to Lyon Part Dieu which is in the city-centre and therefore further from Alpe d'Huez). From Grenoble, Alpe d'Huez is another 1 hour 15 minutes transfer or from Lyon St Exupery TGV it’s 2 hours.
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