It couldn’t be easier to get to Villard-Reculas: Villard-Reculas is just 1 hour from Grenoble, 1hr45 from Briançon, 2hrs15 from Gap and only 40 km away from the village of La Grave.

Location and directions


How long does it take to get to Villard-Reculas

By car

  • Grenoble 1hr
  • Paris: 6hrs30
  • Marseille: 4hrs
  • Geneva: 2hrs30
  • Lyon: 2hrs30

By plane

> Grenoble Saint Geoirs

  • London: 3hrs15
  • Lyon: 1hr45
  • Geneva: 2hrs15
  • Alpe d’Huez Altiport (private flights only): 20 minutes

By train

> Grenoble train station

  • Lyon: 2hrs15
  • Paris: 4hrs15
  • Geneva: 3hrs15
  • Valence: 2hrs
  • Marseille: 3hrs45

By car

from Grenoble (38)

Villard-Reculas: 60 Km // 1 hour
Follow the signs for Sisteron/Gap along the A480 motorway.
Take Exit n°8 “Vizille – Stations de l’Oisans”
Follow the N85 to Vizille then the D1091 towards Briançon, go left along the D526 towards “Allemond > Vaujany > Oz en Oisans > Villard-Reculas”, then follow the D44 and the D44B until you reach Villard-Reculas.

Road information for Isère
Tel: +33 (0)820 08 38 38 (€0.34/min)

From Briançon (05)

Villard-Reculas: 85 Km // 1 hour 45 min
Follow the D1091 towards Grenoble via Le Col du Lautaret (2057 m), go around Bourg d’Oisans, follow the signs for Grenoble and stay on the D1091. Go right on the D526 towards “Allemond > Vaujany > Oz en Oisans > Villard-Reculas”. Follow the D44 and the D44B until you reach Villard-Reculas.

From Gap (05)

Villard-Reculas: 115 Km // 2 hours 15 min
Follow the “Route Napoléon” N85 towards Grenoble.
After “La Salle en Beaumont”, follow signs for “Valbonnais > Col d’Ornon > Bourg d’Oisans” along the D26a and then the D526. Turn left on the D1091 towards Grenoble. Go right on the D526 towards “Allemond > Vaujany > Oz en Oisans > Villard-Reculas”. Follow the D44 and the D44B until you reach Villard-Reculas.

Road information for the Hautes-Alpes

Special equipment

As of the 1st November 2021, motorists in the 48 French departments across the mountain ranges are obliged to be equipped with snow tyres for the winter (you can also opt for 4 season tyres, offering the same level of performance all year round), or snow chains inside the vehicle, to use if needed.

You must therefore make sure you have the following for your car:
either snow chains for at least two drive wheels,
or winter tyres for at least two drive wheels (even though it is recommended to equip all four tyres for better grip on the snow).

Some recommendations:
– Make sure the chains are easily accessible so you don’t have to empty the boot of your car to find them, if needed!
– Remember to pack a pair of gloves and a headlamp!

Traffic conditions / Pas de la Confession

To find out about the traffic conditions and opening times for the road between Huez and Villard-Reculas, the Pas de la Confession road, contact Itinisère on +33 (0) 820 08 38 38 (€0.12 / min + cost of the call)

Consider carsharing

Carsharing is a great way to make your trip easier, reduce the cost of transport, meet new people and have an enjoyable experience, while doing your bit for the environment!

For more information, contact:


Charging stations for electric vehicles

In Oisans, you’ll find several charging stations for your electric vehicle.

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By bus

2 solutions to come by bus from Grenoble. (Bus station at 50 m from the SNCF station)


Regular bus service from Grenoble to Bourg d’Oisans and the main Oisans villages.

Website :
Tel : 0820 08 38 38 (0,118 €/minute)


Direct bus services from Grenoble to winter sports resorts.
Only operates during the winter season.

Website :
Tel : 0820 08 38 38 (0,118 €/minute)

ZOU bus

The LER 35 line runs between Grenoble and Briançon via Le Bourg d’Oisans.

Website :
Tel : 0820 08 38 38 (Price of a local call)

By plane

For transfers from the airport, contact the Oisans taxis

Grenoble – Isère Aiport

98 km from Villard-Reculas

Ben’s Bus: Direct transfers from Grenoble Isère airport to the ski resorts of Oisans (every Saturday during the winter season).

Grenoble Isère Airport
Tel.: +33 (0) 4 76 65 48 48

Lyon airport

140 km from Villard-Reculas
Transfers available to Grenoble.

Lyon Airport
Tel.: +33 (0) 826 800 826 (€0.15 / minute)

Geneva Airport

200 km from Villard-Reculas

Geneva Airport

Alpe d’Huez altiport

Private flights only 10 km from Villard Reculas

The taxis

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