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How To Get To Versailles From Paris: 4 Best Ways

How To Get To Versailles From Paris: 4 Best Ways

Europe 4 MINS READ
Versailles, France

Perhaps France’s most famous castle is Château de Versailles. Recognized by UNESCO, this charming place is home to the luxurious royal court of the Sun King, Louis the Great (Louis XIV). In addition to him, Louis XVI and Marie-Antoinette all lived in this opulent chateau from the 17th century.

If you’re planning to visit Versailles for the first time, you’re surely wondering how to get there without any hassle. That’s why we created a simple guide with all the best ways to get to Versailles.

How far is the Palace of Versailles from Paris? Do you want to travel by car, bus, train, or guided tour? We’ve covered everything!

Where is Versailles Located?

Versailles interiors, France

Versailles is a lavish suburb and city of the Yvelines département located around 20 kilometers from Paris. With a population of more than 60,000, it was one of the biggest urban centers in France during the French Revolution.

The Versailles Estate and the Trianon Palace & Gardens are just a few of Versailles’ many attractions. The charming town also boasts exquisite 18th-century architecture, an amazing baroque church, and a vibrant market.

How To Get To Versailles From Paris?

Paris To Versailles By Car

A fountain near Versailles, France


🗒️ Important NoteYou must be at least 21 years old to rent a car and have had a driving license for at least two years.
🚖 Cost Of a Taxi€60
🚘 Cost Of a Car Rental€80+

Paris has numerous spots to rent a private vehicle. All the well-known companies, including Hertz, Sixt, Rent a Car, and Europcar, are active in the city.

Paris has well-organized highways and traffic routes, just like in every other major European city. Arranging a day trip to Versailles from Paris at your own pace, leaving when you like, and returning when it works best for you is a great benefit of renting a car.

The N118 is the road’s quickest route from Paris to Versailles. The D910 will take you west along the Seine until you reach Pont de Sevres if you travel from the Paris center. Cross the bridge and stick to the left. Although traffic might make things slower, a ride from central Paris to the Palace of Versailles roughly takes 40 minutes.

However, if you’re traveling with a group of people, you might also consider calling a taxi. The drive lasts around 30 minutes.

Paris To Versailles By Train

Women in ancient dresses posing for the public inside Versailles, France


🗒️ Important NoteThe RER C train system isn’t the same as the metro station’s. You must buy a special RER ticket instead of a Paris metro ticket. Also, ensure you get a return train ticket so you don’t accidentally reuse the one-way ticket.
🎫 Ticket Fee€7

The system offers three different ways to get the train from Paris to Versailles. For the first route, take the RER line C from Paris to Versailles Rive Gauche, which is the closest train station to the Palace. If you decide to use this line, get on trains Vick or Vity. These C trains also take you through Musée d’Orsay, Champ de Mars Eiffel Tower, and Pont de l’Alma.

To travel with the second route, hop on SNCF line N from Gare Montparnasse to Versailles Chantiers, which is around 18 minutes from the Versailles Palace. Finally, the third line goes from Gare Saint Lazare to Versailles Rive Droite, by SNCF N train, and is 17 minutes away from the grand Versailles Château.

Keep safely your Paris Versailles train tickets because you will need them to exit from the Versailles train station.

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Paris To Versailles By Bus

Golden Gate in Versailles, France


🗒️ Important NoteNot every RATO bus 171 is heading to Versailles directly. You also have to look for the Versailles mark on the route.
🎫 Ticket Fee€4

The Pont de Sèvres stop on Paris Metro Line 9 and the Palace of Versailles are connected by RATP bus route 171. It usually takes 40 minutes to reach your destination.

Paris To Versailles By Guided Tour – Coach & Train

A view of the outdoor from one of the rooms on Versailles premises


🎫 Ticket Fee For A Train€45+
🎟️ Ticket Fee For A Bus€55+

Instead of traveling on your own, take a guided tour, which is the preferred option for many visiting the area. A tour with an air-conditioned coach or a train transfers you to and from Versailles. The guided tour allows you to skip the entry line and access Château de Versailles, Musical Fountains, the Royal Chapel, Queen’s Apartments, and so much more.

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Frequently Asked Questions

How Far is Versailles from Paris?

Versailles is approximately 18 kilometers (11 miles) away from Paris.

What is the best way to get to Versailles from Paris?

The best way to get to Versailles from Paris is by train (Line C of RER) to Château Rive Gauche, within walking distance of the Palace.

Can I take a bus from Paris to Versailles?

Yes, you can take a bus from Paris to Versailles. However, the train is generally more convenient and faster.

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Last update: 11 Apr 2024

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