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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 Chavant) to Lumbin

The ICAREXPRESS shuttles will run on Saturday 23th and Sunday 24th

- Towards Lumbin : from 9:00 am to 2:00 pm – every 10 minutes
- Towards Grenoble : from 9:30 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.


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 23th and Sunday4th 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: SNCF Train station of Brignoud, 4 park and ride parkings of Crolles (close to l’Horme, Espace Paul Jargot, gymnasium Guy Bolès, Lidl supermarket**), park and ride Buissonay/le Stade à Lumbin (carpooling only) and 2 parking areas at La Terrasse (at the cross road: Road n° RD1090 /route du lac, lac de La Terrasse). The shuttle also stops in Crolles at Brocey (stadium) and Montfort (cablecar)
**Only Sunday 24th september

- BLUE line: Lumbin to Saint Hilaire
This shuttle bus also stops every 15 minutes in Crolles at Montfort (cable car) and in Lumbin at Buissonnay

- PINK line:  to get from La Terrasse to the take-off site in Saint-Hilaire-du-Touvet
Shuttle bus every 20 minutes will stop at du Lac and the cross road: Road n° RD 1090 and La Terrasse.

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


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.

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

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

Document PDFHoraires TER Coupe Icare - Complet 2017.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.

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