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Car hire Grenoble Airport - car rentals for ski holiday in the French Alps

The city of Grenoble, often referred to as “The Capital of Alps” is a convenient stop for ski holidays in the French Alps. A number of ski resorts are located within a short – approx. an hour and a half drive from Grenoble, amongst them: Chamrousse, Les Sept Laux, Autrans, L’Alpe d’Huez, Les Deux Alpes or Val Thorens, just to mention a few ones.

The city is served by an international airport, officially known as Grenoble-Isère Airport (IATA code GNB). Should you require a hire car upon your landing in Grenoble, the airport provides a vast choice of car rental solutions.

Car hire Grenoble Airport
Citroen C4 Picasso – popular mid-size hire car available to rent from, for example, Europcar at Genoble Airport.

The best rates of Grenoble Airport car rental are often available through internet search engines of car hire, such as Cartrawler. Try out the easy to operate search engine to book Grenoble rental car from one of the major providers operating at Grenoble Airport, amongst them Avis Rent A Car, Europcar, Budget, Alamo, Thrifty, Hertz Car Hire France, Sixt and Citer/Enterprise.

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Cheap car hire Grenoble – book in advance
Booking Grenoble Airport car hire well ahead of your arrival to the Capital of the Alps is recommendable to guarantee attractive prices and availability of car rental classes and models. With bookings carried out well in advance it is often possible to benefit from very reasonable prices of Grenoble Airport car rental even in the winter season, when the enthusiasts of winter sports arrive massively to the city.

Cheap rental cars to be picked up from Grenoble Airport are frequently available from as little as £110 for a week in high season.

If a small city car, such as a Citroen C1, VW Up, Opel Karl or  Peugeot 108 is sufficient, rates for car rental in Grenoble Airport are in fact very low.

For much more comfort, especially if you are travelling with your own ski equipment, try Cartrawler’s offer in compact, mid-size or estate cars. The search engine offers you the possibility to order during the booking process additional products/services including the often required during ski holiday travel ski racks, as well as baby sets/child booster seats and satellite navigation.

Rent a large MPV/minivan for your ski holiday
7-seater minivans like Renault Espace or the new Ford S-Max are availble for £350-600 per week for January-February rentals.

These large cars have flexible seating arrangements which allow the use of space for luggage in case you don't need all 7 seats. 

MPV rental in Switzerland, frequently, go up in price the later you book approaching the winter holiday season. 

In the same class of family-friendly rental cars for winter holiday, you may come across offers for the VW Sharan (full size 7 seater MPV), the Chrysler Voyager or the slightly smaller and usually cheaper 5+2 versions of the Opel Zafira or VW Touran.

Flights from UK to Grenoble
The majority of all flights to Grenoble Airport are available in the winter season. From the UK it is possible to fly to Grenoble in France from London, Manchester, Birmingham, Bristol, Leeds/Bradford, Liverpool and Edinburgh, amongst other British cities. UK routes to Grenoble are provided by carriers as Easyjet, Jet2, Flyby, Norwegian, Monarch Airlines, Ryanair and British Airways.

Grenoble tourist attractions not only in the winter season
Grenoble is the capital of the Isère department in the Rhône-Alpes region of southeastern France. The city is very picturesquely set at the foot of the French Alps at the confluence of the rivers Drac and Isère. The proximity of many winter resorts makes Grenoble a perfect base for ski trips into the Alps. However, thanks to the beautiful natural settings and a diverse cultural offer, Grenoble can be an interesting tourist destination also outside the winter season.

Amongst the major tourist attractions of Grenoble is Bastille, the fortification complex dating back to Middle Ages and developed later on in the XVIII century. Grenoble Bastille can be accessed from the town by a cable car – the ride providing spectacular views of the Isère River.

Grenoble has also an interesting museum offer, including the Saint-Laurent archaeological museum which features Roman monuments, the Museum of Grenoble, the Natural History Museum or a museum of hydroelectric power (this one located around 28 miles south of Grenoble, at the Grand’Maison dam).

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Car hire Grenoble Airport - car rentals for ski holiday in the French Alps
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