Chartres Transportation

  • La Gare SNCF de Chartres, Dec 2011
    La Gare SNCF de Chartres, Dec 2011
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  • Chartres station
    Chartres station
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  • Parking (rt) and Post Office (lt)
    Parking (rt) and Post Office (lt)
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    Train / Bus to Chartres

    by black_mimi99 Written May 28, 2013

    Chartres is found about 100 km south west of Paris. The easiest and most pleasant way to reach Chartres from Paris is by train. The train departs from Gare Montparnasse.

    If you are driving, there are two possible routes. You can take the A10 motorway and then get off on the A11, or if you want to avoid tolls you can take the RN10.

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    Getting to Chartres

    by MM212 Updated Jan 4, 2012

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    La Gare SNCF de Chartres, Dec 2011

    The easiest way to get to Chartres from Paris is by train. The two cities are connected by regular train (i.e. not TGV), and one or two trains depart every hour. The journey takes 1hr to 1hr15m depending on the train and the ticket is fairly inexpensive. In Paris, these trains arrive and depart from Gare Montparnasse.

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    Park at the Pl. des Epars

    by hquittner Written Apr 12, 2007

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    Parking (rt) and Post Office (lt)

    Few VTers seem to use a car to travel. There are advantages that we have detailed in various Intros. One of the difficulties is admittedly the cost and strain of ditching the car. As time progresses ther is increasing traffic and many small and mid-size cities have created insufficient space. We have been fortunate in Chartres as there are two open air spaces devoted to meter parking, one near the Cathedral in the Pl. Chatelet and the other at the town center (Pl. des Epars). We have used the latter because we were staying at the Hotel Grand Monarque which is close by or because we were next headed out of town immediately south of the Place. Up the two Blvds. (Resistance and Viollette) in the picture is the fine old Post Office mentioned by another VT traveller.

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    Special Trucks

    by Toyin Written Jul 16, 2005

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    Chartres Transport.

    Moving around this historic town is a delight. This specialised coach is used by tourists now to tour the city. There are only two types, and you can see the other type run by the tourist office.
    I think, for the old, this is ideal. But, if you are old but young like me, i recommend you walk the town. It is not very big, and it is more fun.

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    Take the Train

    by Goner Updated Jun 12, 2004

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    More Statuary

    The trip from Paris to Chartres takes 1hour 12 minutes. You leave from Montparnasse train station, when you arrive in Chartres it only takes 5 minutes to walk up the hill to the Cathedral.

    There is no left luggage at the station. We had our suitcases on wheels and wheeled them into a corner of the Cathedral, they were still there when we returned.

    As of June 2004 the train fare is 23.60 Euros for a roundtrip. Trains leave nearly every hour.

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    Getting to Chartres from Paris

    by Erin74 Written May 3, 2004

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    The best way to get to Chartres from Paris is to take the train.

    Trains leave approximately every hour from the Gare Montparnasse station in Paris. It takes about 75 minutes on the train to reach Chartres. I believe that our tickets cost around 12 euros each way (you should just purchase a round-trip ticket).

    Once you arrive at the train station in Chartres, it's a 5-10 minute walk to the Cathedral. Walk east from the station and you'll see the Cathedral rising above the other buildings.

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    Chartres to Paris, 'INSTITUT HONGROISE DE PARIS'

    by mariettz Updated Jan 10, 2004

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    Your Welcome to
    Institut Hongrois de Paris

    Parizsi Magyar Intezet,
    92,rue Bonaparte 75006 PARIS
    Metro Saint-Sulpice,Mobillon
    Busz: 58,84,89
    Tel: 33-1-43-26-06-44
    Fax:33-1-43-26-89-92
    E-mail: mkkpar@attmail.com
    Director:
    Dr Csernus Sandor
    E-mail: csernus@wanadoo.fr
    Nyitva:9-13 15-18

    See more:
    http://www.magyarintezet.hu

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    From Gare Montparnasse to Chartres by train

    by shrimp56 Written Nov 18, 2003

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    Chartres train station

    Trains leave on an almost hourly basis from Gare Montparnasse. There are 2 types of tracks -- ones that you enter through a gate like the metro and ones where you must remember to "compost" your ticket in the orange machine. If you have a paper ticket and are faced with a gate just seek out the information guy and he will give you a metro-type ticket to use. In anycase COMPOST!!!

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    The train is easy!

    by shrimp56 Updated Nov 18, 2003

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    Although my first and, so far, only, trip to Chartres was on a tour bus, it is very easily done by train from Gare Montparnasse in Paris. The trains run frequently and take a little over an hour. The walk to the cathedral is uphill, but brief.
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    This picture is from where our tour bus left us off in 1992. And I can see now from my recent revisit that it was just in front of the train station :))))

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    Need to take the train?

    by mvtouring Updated Jan 29, 2011

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    Chartres station

    Taking the train to Chartres is quite easy and not that expensive. The journey takes one hour to cover the distance of 88km from Paris.

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    Tourist Bus - Chartres.

    by Toyin Written Jul 16, 2005

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    Tourist Bus - Chatres.

    This is the second bus, and mode of transport around Chartres. I still recommend a walk round this town as I guess it is more fun to do so.

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