Travel costs

Getting around at prices that suit you.

Public transport

TAG in Grenoble – solidarity-based fare system

The solidarity-based fare system (‘tarification solidaire’) entitles you to reduced fares depending on your ‘quotient familial’, and on your situation (for example, if you benefit from the 'Complémentaire santé solidaire').
The ‘quotient familial’ is a tool used to calculate your monthly income. It takes into account your professional income, any family benefits you receive, and your family circumstances.
To find out how to have your ‘quotient familial’ calculated, and how to benefit from solidarity-based fares, see the campus life website, iCampus

More information about the 'tarification solidaire' on the website of the Grenoble transport agency (TAG)

Citéa in Valence – reduced fares

Reduced fares apply automatically if you are under 26 years old.
If you are over 26, you will have to prove that your income does not exceed a certain threshold.

Find out more on the ‘Valence Romans déplacements’ website, or directly at a Citéa agency.

Employer subsidy for salaried workers

If you use public transport for your daily commute between your home and your place of work, your employer will subsidize part (50%) of the cost of your travel pass.

See the Université Grenoble Alpes (UGA) staff intranet or contact your employer’s human resources department to find out how you can benefit.


A simple solution for getting around at minimal cost is to buy or rent a bicycle. Cycling is becoming increasingly popular in Grenoble.

To find out more about cycling in Grenoble
See the iCampus website, and its page on cycling
See the Grenoble Alpes Métropole website, and its section on travelling by bike (or scooter)

To find out more about cycling in Valence
See the ‘Étudier en Drôme Ardèche’ website, and its section on Transport
See the Valence city council website, and its section on cycling
Updated on  April 11, 2023