Direct bus link from Grenoble to Lumbin

The Département de l'Isère once again will be providing shuttles from Grenoble (two stops at the SNCF train station and at "Hotel de Vilel") to Lumbin

The ICAREXPRESS shuttles will run on Saturday 22th and Sunday 23th

- Towards Lumbin : from 9:00 am to 2:00 pm - every 10 minutes
- Towards Grenoble : from 10:00 am to 7:00 pm- every 10 minutes

Cost: 2 euros for the return journey, free for the under 12 years and for users TER.
The bus ticket is a bracelet that you will need to wear for going to and coming back from the festival.

Journey time: Grenoble to Lumbin: 35 minutes
Journey time: Grenoble to Saint-Hilaire-du-Touvet: 1h10 with a change in Lumbin

Please note, for both ICAREXPRESS and ICARENBUS, animals are not remitted on the buses. Pushchairs will be stored in the baggage hold.


Within the framework of the organisation of the Coupe Icare during the weekend of 22-23 September 2018, the departmental Council of Isère has set up a system of shuttles accessible to persons of reduced mobility or of specific needs.
This shuttle service will run only during the weekend, with a departure from Grenoble train station (at 10:00) and one stop at the City Hall of Grenoble (at 10:15) to arrive at destination in Lumbin.
The return shuttle is scheduled at 17:00 in Lumbin.

Attention: in order to benefit from this service, one must register on line before September 15.
Once the registration is completed and sent, you will receive a confirmation by e-mail.


From Brignoud (SNCF station), Crolles, Lumbin, La Terrasse

Organized by the Communauté de Communes Le Grésivaudan, the Icarenbus shuttles provide transport between the car-parks in ther valley, the landing areal of Lumbin  and Saint-Hilaire du Touvet.

The ICARENBUS shuttles run on Saturday 22th and Sunday 23th September from 9:00am to 7:00 pm.

For your convenience 3 bus lines are free, Saturday and Sunday :

- ORANGE line:  to get to the landing area in Lumbin
Shuttle bus every 15 minutes stops at the following points:Gare SNCF de Brignoud, Crolles, Lumbin, La Terrasse.

- BLUE line: Lumbin to Saint Hilaire
This shuttle bus also stops every 15 minutes
Last shuttle to St Hilaire : 3:00pm

- PINK line:  to get from La Terrasse to the take-off site in Saint-Hilaire-du-Touvet
Shuttle bus every 20 minutes
Last shuttle to St Hilaire : 3:00pm

Please note, for both ICAREXPRESS and ICARENBUS, animals are not remitted on the buses. Pushchairs will be stored in the baggage hold.

Recommendation; buy your bracelets in the valley, before going up to Saint Hilaire.


The GREEN route - only for pilots - will run from the landing area in Lumbin and the take-offs in Saint-Hilaire :
- Thursday from 11:00am to 7:00pm
- Friday, Saturday, Sunday from 9:00 am to 7:00 pm

Open to all pilots with a paraglider and the bracelet of the Coupe Icare.

On Saturday and Sunday: Priority will be given to aerobatics pilots and those participating in the masquerade flights.

These shuttels are organized by the Organization (Thursday and Friday) and   by Le Grésivaudan (Saturday and Sunday)



They will run from Place des Margains (as you enter Saint-Hilaire, from Grenoble) and the heart of the event, passing by car parks and the camp site.
Every 10 minutes.

Times :
- Thursday: from midday to 1 am the following morning.
- Friday and Saturday, from 8 am to 2 am the following morning.
- Sunday from 8 am to 7 pm


From the heart of the event to St Bernard/Col de Marcieu.

Times :
- Satursday from 9:00am to 11:30am and from 9:00pm to 12:pm.
- Sunday from 9:00am to 11:30am and from 4:00pm to 6:00pm.


All TER from Annecy/Chambéry will stop in Brignoud train station, saturday and sunday.

40% discount (on the regular price), saturday for groups of 2 to 5 people
(free for under 12) from a station in the region as well from Macon and Geneva to the train stations of Grenoble and Brignoud.

For more informations :

TER subscribers receive a 50% discount for the whole family on Saturday and Sunday.


40% de réduction le samedi pour les groupes de 2 à 5 personnes (gratuité pour les moins de 12 ans) au départ d'une gare de la région ainsi que de Mâcon et Genève et à destination des gares de Grenoble et Brignoud.
Les abonnés TER bénéficient d'une réduction de 50% pour toute la famille le samedi et dimanche.


Download the timetable Valence-Grenoble-Brignoud-Chambéry-Annecy-Genève

Horaires TER Coupe Icare - Complet 2018.pdf


The Saint Hilaire du Touvet funicular railway is one of the oldest tourist trains in the French Alps and the steepest in Europe. It goes from Lumbin (lower station) 500m away from the landing area to Saint-Hilaire (upper station)

During the week-end of the Coupe Icare, the Funicular railway will be open /
- thursday and friday : from 10am
- saturday and sunday : from 9 am.

Prices :
- adult return fare : 16.90¤ - Child return: 9.50¤
- adult one way fare: 11¤ - Child one way: 7,10¤

Please note, only 40 people per car and the funicular leaves every 25 minutes.

For more information: