Rhône-Alpes Road Network and Travel

The Rhône-Alpes region provides developed transport links. Rhône-Alpes road network links the major French urban centres to each other and connects the region to many European cities.

The motorway network is really extended in the Rhône-Alpes region. There are indeed 1326 km of motorways. With the exception of just a few areas in Ardèche and Drôme, every commune is at the most 30 minute away from a motorway or a main road. It is extremely easy to get around in the region: the A7 motorway allows you to cross the country from the north to the south but you can also follow the east-west axis using the A40, A41, A42, A43, A47 or A49 motorways.

Driving Times

Lyon (Rhône)Annecy (Haute Savoie) Grenoble (Isère) Chambéry (Savoie) Saint Etienne (Loire) Marseille (Provence Côte d'Azur) Paris (Ile de France)
Lyon 1h30 1h10 1h10 50 mn 3h10 4h35
Annecy 1h30 1h20 40 mn 2h00 4h10 5h21
Grenoble 1h10 1h20 40 mn 1h40 3h05 5h35
Chambéry 1h10 40 mn 40 mn 1h35 3h40 5h30
Saint-Etienne 50 mn 2h00 1h40 1h35 3h20 5h15
Marseille 3h10 4h10 3h05 3h40 3h20 7h30
Paris 4h35 5h21 5h35 5h30 5h15 7h30

Top Tip! Hiring a car in the Rhône-Alpes region: Most car hire companies have representatives in the Rhone Alps, with agencies located close to all airports and stations.

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