Versailles Transportation

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    From the Palace to Marie Antionette's Estate

    by Dabs Written Sep 7, 2008

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    We walked from the main palace to Marie Antoinette's estate, the Grand and Petit Trianon, but there's another way to get there if you're not inclined or able to walk long distances.

    Once you leave the main part of the Palace, you can head out into the gardens and find Les Petits Trains du Parc de Versailles, a tram that will take you from the Palace to the Petit Trianon, the Grand Trianon and the Grand Canal. According to the website you can get off at each of the stops or stay on the tram, the whole circuit is supposed to take 50 minutes by tram and it says it covers 5 km or about 3 miles.

    The tram looks like it currently costs €6, €4.50 for kids 11-18 and disabled visitors and free for kids under 11. The tram is enclosed but didn't seem to have any air conditioning, in the heat we were in, it looked like the people inside were baking behind the glass windows.

    We also saw people in golf carts, the Versailles website says they are only for people with limited mobility so I don't know how you go about arranging for these.

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    Getting there..

    by hevbell Written Dec 9, 2007

    To get to Versaille we took the RER from St Lazarre station. I think it took around 35 mins to get to the station in Versaille. There are other stations you can leave from but this was the most convenient for us. We bought a "passport" ticket that included not only our train fair but also the cost of getting into Versaille and allowed us to use a different entrance with a much shorter queue.

    From the station turn left as you exit and its maybe a 10 or 15 minute walk to the entrance to the palace but its fairly easy to find as its signposted.

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    RER to Versailles...

    by Aprl24 Updated Aug 24, 2007

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    We boarded at this RER stop to get to Versailles.

    Taking the RER out of Paris to Versailles is fairly simple. You want to take the "C" line to Versailles-Rive Gauche. It's the end of the line, so it's not hard to get lost. Just make sure you get on the train scheduled for Versailles-Rive Gauche, as there is also a different train on the "C" line stopping at Versailles-Chantier. The RER train station is only about 5-10 minutes away from the palace.

    Also - the RER is different from the metro. It's a little bit more difficult to navigate, but don't be afraid to ask a ticket agent for help. Even if they barely speak english or your language, they will be able to point you in the right direction.

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    Easy to get to.

    by nhcram Written Aug 14, 2007

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    We took the RER suburban train to Versailles and it took about 35 minutes from the centre of Paris. Easy to get to, easy to buy a ticket and when you arrive at Versailles it is about 10 minutes walk to the chateau.

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    Getting to Versailles from Paris

    by barryg23 Updated Mar 11, 2007
    My brother, Kevin, at the RER station in Paris
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    The town of Versailles is located to the south west of Paris. To get there from Paris take the RER line C to Versialles Rive-Gauche. If memory serves me correctly the journey takes about 20 minutes and it costs about 3 Euros for a ticket. Versailles train station is about 10 minutes walk from the palace.

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    With a golf cart through the Gardens of Versailles

    by desert_princess Updated Mar 4, 2007

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    With a golf cart through Versailles
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    28 euros per hour is the price to rent a golf cart ,plus you have a special route you can only use ,otherwise the vehicule stops. It is equipped with sound system that guides you and tells you info on the major sites. Plus it's great fun to bounce with speed through the holes on the road and scream :)))
    As the cart's route doesn't pass by the Queen's Hamlet , make sure to not miss is - it's my best memory from Versailles.

    Be sure to be at the kiosk early enough as they are closing around 17h - We were lucky to catch the last vehicule ,but there were NOT SO LUCKY group of americans that were left without their cart.

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    Getting There

    by keeweechic Updated Aug 8, 2006

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    Versailles is located about 21 km SW of Paris and 71 km NE of Chartres.

    By Air: Paris Roissy-Charles de Gaulle Airport or Paris Orly Airport are the closest airports to Versailles.

    By Train : Arrive at Versailles-Chantiers Station or the Versailles-Rive-Gauche Station RER: Versailles-Rive-Gauche Station is on line C.

    By Bus : You can take No. 71 to Versailles-Place d'Armes.

    By Car : Take the A13 towards Rouen, then the first exit signposted Versailles-Château.

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    Train ride to the suburbs

    by juliewong Written May 28, 2006

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    Getting to Versailles on your own is easy. If you use a daily or weekly metro pass, make sure that your pass allows you to travel to the suburbs, out of the city centre as you have to take the RER train to Versailles. I bought my train ticket from the Opera metro station and I think it cost about 5-6 euros for a round trip. The journey takes about 45 minutes and I got down at Rive Gauche, Versailles.

    If you're not sure where to head after that, just follow the crowd as most of them will likely to go to Versailles.

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    Local transport in Versailles gardens

    by Luchonda Updated May 24, 2006

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    Not jetting fountains and lonely horses
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    The gardens in Versailles are so huge (800ha) that , depending on your interests and number of attending visitors, local transport is recommanded but relative rather expensive . But a must when you intend to visit the grand and little Trianons (by foot appr. half an hour one direction)
    The "Promenades en Caleches"- BTW driven by belgian cultivated horses - is the most expensive
    - La grande perspective ( always 1 up to 7 persons) - euro 45 ( 15/20 minutes ride)
    - Petit parc - euro 80 (30/35 minutes) - euro 80
    - La grande promenade (90 minutes) - euro 200

    - The tram : i think euro 5 per person - the best way to get to the Trianon castles
    - The individual taxi - driven by yourself - no idea, but please tell me

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    20 minute car drive from Paris

    by Durfun Written Dec 23, 2005

    This place is only 35kms from Paris, and having been a former royal capital, it's signposted all the way through.

    Once you get there, because it's such a huge, yet inconspicuously positioned estate, finding parking space is no problem at all!!

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    Getting There

    by ExGuyParis Updated Nov 27, 2005

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    Getting to Versailles

    From Paris by train :
    RER ligne C - direction Versailles-rive-gauche-Chateau
    from Gare Montparnasse: train SNCF direction Versailles-Chantiers
    from Gare Saint-Lazare: train SNCF direction Versailles-rive-droite

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    how to get there from Paris?

    by tremendopunto Written Aug 31, 2005

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    The easiest way is by using the tram, called RER - take line C!

    You can go by bus (line 171) from Pont de Severes to Versailles-Place dÀrmes

    Or train (SNCF) from Paris-Montparnasse to Versailles-Chantiers
    or from Paris-Saint Lazare to Versailles-Rives-Droite

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    by lina112 Written Apr 3, 2005

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    We took the train to Chateau Versailles in Invalides train station.
    We bought the combined return journey and entrance pass.
    It cost 17.90 euros aprox, and with this pass gives you priority acces to the chateau, the grand and pettit trianon, the gardens and groves, the musical fountain display and the coach museum.

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    Getting to Versailles

    by sim1 Updated Jan 26, 2005

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    Versailles is just outside of Paris. Here is how you can get to Versailles from Paris :

    By car:
    Take the Motorway A13 (direction Rouen), exit Versailles-Château to get to Versailles.
    I went by car from Paris to Versailles and had no troubles in getting there. Just outside the Palace there is a huge parking lot (place d'Armes) where you can park your car (payed parking) and walk to the Palace.

    By train :
    RER ligne C direction Versailles-rive-gauche-château
    from Montparnasse station train SNCF direction Versailles-Chantiers
    from Saint-Lazare station train SNCF direction Versailles-rive-droite

    By bus :
    from Pont de Sèvres ligne 171 de la RATP direction Versailles-place d'Armes

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    Take the RER

    by Pieter11 Written Jan 11, 2005

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    If you want to go to Versailles from the city centre of Paris, don´t do difficult by taking the car, the train or what so ever. Take the RER, the regional metro. With this train you´ll reach Versailles in 40 minutes from the centre of Paris.

    Take the line C5: pay attention to the end destination. This has to be Versailles - Rive Gauche.

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