Getting around by public transport or bicycle

In the city, in the region, by public transport or by bike, you will find here practical information to get around in an economical, fast and more ecological way.


You can buy a new bike at a sports shop, or a second-hand model.
Grenoble and Valence also run public bike rental schemes enabling you to rent a bike by the day, or on a monthly or yearly basis.

In Grenoble

Although Grenoble is surrounded by mountains, it is also the flattest city in France: it is therefore easy to get around by bike, and its use is widespread.
> See the map of cycle routes across the city on the Grenoble Alpes Métropole website
Rent a bike with Mvélo+
The Mvélo+ public bike rental scheme offers various types of bike (conventional, folding, electrically-assisted, etc.) which you can rent by the hour or the day, or on a monthly or annual basis.
To rent a bike, go to one of the three Mvélo+ agencies: on the Grenoble railway station forecourt, in the Grenoble presqu'île area, or on the St-Martin-d’Hères campus.
You are automatically entitled to reduced rates if you are aged under 25.
> Visit the Mvélo+ website to find out more
Good to know
The association "uN p'Tit véLo dAnS La Tête", which aims to promote cycling as a means of daily travel, offers its members access to repair workshops and tools.
> More information from the website of uN p’Tit véLo dAnS La Tête

In Valence

Valence has more than 115 km of cycle paths.
Cycling will make your daily commute easier and give you the chance to explore the surrounding area of Valence.
> See the map of cycle paths on the website Valence Romans Mobilités
Rent a bike with Libélo
The Libélo service enables you to rent a bike as a one-off for a short period - a day or week - or for a longer period of 1 to 12 months.
For a one-off rental, you can only pay by bank card and must use the PBSC app. The service is available 24/7.
For a long-term rental, between 1 and 12 months, go to the Citéa agency in Valence or Romans.
> Visit the Valence Romans Déplacements website to find out more
Good to know
The association "Roulons En Ville à Vélo", housed at the Maison du vélo, offers its members repair workshops, tools and bike-school sessions to help them learn to pedal and get around by bike.
> More information on the website Roulons En Ville à Vélo

Public transportation in the city

Each city has its own public transport network.
You can buy single-trip tickets, or tickets valid for a day or several days. There are also monthly or annual passes, which are often cheaper.

In Grenoble

The public transport network in Grenoble is called TAG (“Transports de l’Agglomération Grenobloise”).
Grenoble and its urban area are served by 45 bus lines and 5 tram lines.

You can buy tickets and passes mainly from:
  • TAG ticket offices (“Agences de Mobilité” or “Points Services”).
    A list of these can be found on the TAG website.
  • Certain retail outlets which act as “Relais Tag” (tobacconists, newsagents, etc.).
    A list of these can be found on the TAG website.
  • Automatic ticket vending machines available round the clock at each tram stop, as well as from bus drivers (single-trip tickets only).
> To find out more (network maps, fares, etc.) visit the TAG website.

In Valence

The public transport network in Valence and its urban area is called Citéa.
It serves 69 municipalities in Drôme and Ardèche, as well as the two main university campuses of Valence: Latour Maubourg and Pôle Briffaut.

You can buy tickets and passes at Citéa ticket offices or partner retailers.
> A list of sales outlets can be found on the Valence Romans Déplacements website.
Tickets can also be purchased directly from bus drivers.

> To find out more (network maps, fares, etc.) visit the Valence Romans Déplacements website

Public transportation in the region


Isère (Grenoble)
The cars Région network operates bus services throughout the Isère department.
Fares are based on zones. There are 5 zones in the Isère department.
You can buy single-trip or 1-day tickets, or monthly or annual passes.
> Visit the cars Région website for more information

In winter, the Transaltitude lines offer direct routes to the Isère ski resorts.
> Visit the Transaltitude website for more information
Drôme (Valence)
The Drôme inter-urban network comprises 29 regular lines covering towns across the Drôme department.
Fares are based on zones.
You can buy single-trip tickets or monthly passes.
> See the routes map and fares on the website La région vous transporte


Rail transport in France is operated by SNCF (Société Nationale des Chemins de Fer).
The regional trains (also known as TER) network can make your daily travel easier and help you discover the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region.
You can buy your tickets online, or at a train station.

For more information:
> Visit the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region website
> Visit the website SNCF TER Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes

Published on  January 8, 2021
Updated on November 14, 2023