At least once in your life you must have heard for sure about the Palace of Versailles, ancient seat of political power in France, where most of the French history was made. And guess what? It’s only 12 miles from Paris! Discover here how to get from Paris to Versailles.
This Castle is located in the suburban city of Versailles, in Place d’Armes. It is open from Tuesday to Sunday, from 9 am to 6.30 pm. You can reach it by train, RER, bus, shuttle, car or taxi. You only have to choose which is the best solution for you to get from Paris to Versailles.
Taking this suburban transit system you will have to purchase a special metro ticket (either at the vending machines or at the information points), since Versailles is located in zone 4, therefore a simple Ticket+ is not valid. If you have a day or week pass valid for zones 1 to 4, you can use it without problem.
So here we go: you can take the yellow line of the RER C5 and stop at Versailles-Rive Gauche/Versailles-Château, which is 5-10 minutes’ walk to the Palace, or you can take the RER C7 and stop at Gare de Versailles-Chantiers, which is instead about 0.6 miles from the Château. Within Paris, you can take the RER from the following stations: Javel, Pont du Garigliano, Champ de Mars, Pont de l’Alma, Invalides, Musée d’Orsay, St-Michel, Paris Austerlitz, Bibliothèque François Mitterand. Make sure you choose the right directions!
If you want to take the bus, in order to stop closer to the Palace, you can take the bus 171, which leaves from the metro stop Pont de Sèvres, on line 9, and get off at the bus stop Versailles-Place d’Armes. If you want to know in detail the timetable and the stops on this line, you can check on RATP website .
If you want to get there by train, you will have to leave from the SNCF (the French national railway company) station in Montparnasse or Saint Lazare. From Paris Montparnasse you will have to get off the train in Versailles Chantiers train station, which is about 0.6 miles from the Castle, while from Paris Saint Lazare you have to stop at Versailles Rive Droit and walk to the Chateau for half a mile.
If you prefer travelling by coach, check our package Versailles Day Tour: it provides round-trip transportation from Paris to Versailles, entrance to both the gardens and the palace, fast-track tickets and audioguides. Click here to book.
If you travel by car from Paris, you will have to take the A13 road, with direction E5 Rouen/Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines/Versailles. Take the exit Versailles Château and follow the directions to the castle. There are several paid parkings close to the entrance and even inside the park! Some categories of visitors, for instance disabled people, will not have to pay. Click here to have further information about fares and reductions, and to have a complete map of all the available parkings.
You don’t want to drive, but you don’t want to take the public transports either? You can call Uber from your phone app, and it will take you to the Castle in about 45 minutes for 30 up to 45 euros.
Now you know all the ways to get from Paris to Versailles. What are you waiting for? Book now your trip!
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