At the foot of the French Alps, EMBL Grenoble can be reached by road, rail and air.
When travelling from Lyon-Saint Exupéry airport to Grenoble, tickets can be bought from the Airport shuttle bus Lyon-Saint Exupéry–Grenoble counter (Satobus) inside the airport or in the bus. A single ticket costs 22€, a return ticket 33€.
The bus leaves from the bus stand situated between Terminals 1 and 2, Level 1. On its approach to Grenoble, the bus leaves the motorway and turns up Avenue des Martyrs. If asked, the bus driver will stop at the roundabout just after the bridge Pont d'Oxford, which leads on to Avenue des Martyrs. This stop "Place de la Résistance" is within easy walking distance of the EMBL site.
In Grenoble, the Satobus leaves for the airport from the central bus station 'Gare Routière', which is next to Grenoble train station. However, its route takes it along Avenue des Martyrs, where it has an official stop at the city bus stop "Place de la Résistance", a 'Satobus' sign also indicates the stop. If you wish to catch the shuttle bus from this stop to avoid going to the central bus station, you must make a sign to the driver, otherwise he will not stop! In this case, tickets can be bought directly from the driver.
Take one of the trains from the airport to Geneva Central Station (Cornavin) and change there for a train to Grenoble.
Tickets for the AEROCAR Genève can be purchased from the bus driver or in the Grenoble bus station (Gare Routière). The price of a single ticket is 43€, return 53€.
Grenoble is accessible in 3 hours 20 minutes from Paris with the train TGV, which usually travels non-stop between two cities. From Geneva trains are slow; they take nearly 2 hours for 150 km and stopping frequently.
The new Tram B is now running between Grenoble town centre, the main railway station, and its terminus at the Résistance roundabout. The terminus is called 'Grenoble Presquìle' and is only 350 m from the new site entrance. Trams run 7 days a week, from approx. 05.00 to 01.00 (for details see Grenoble Public Transportation. A taxi from Grenoble train station to the EMBL is ca. 11-13 Euro during the day and 13-15 Euro after 20:00. It takes about 10 minutes.
Grenoble has motorway links with most major cities. Remember that you have to pay a toll on French motorways. In Switzerland you need a 'vignette', valid for a whole year (40 SFR, payable also in Euro or by credit card).
In Grenoble follow the signs for 'Gare Europole' or 'Polygone Scientifique' to reach the EMBL.