By plane

Versailles is just 24 km from Paris Orly airport and 45 km from Paris Roissy Charles de Gaulle airport. Although there is no direct shuttle service from the airports, it is very easy to get to Versailles town centre thanks to the taxis stationed in front of the arrivals hall, or by hiring a car from the various car hire companies in the airport where you arrive.

The price of a journey by taxi is:

-    Between €35 and €52 from/to Orly airport, depending on the traffic. The journey generally takes around 40 minutes
-    Between €68 and €101 from/to Roissy Charles de Gaulle airport, depending on the traffic. The journey generally takes around 1 hour.

Information about flights – Getting there – Services: Paris Aéroport

Are you arriving at Beauvais airport? A shuttle service will take you to Paris – Porte Maillot. From there it's easy to get to Versailles using public transport or a taxi.

Information about flights – Getting there – Services: Beauvais airport

By train

Did you know there is a direct TGV service from Marseille to Versailles? And that Lyon is less than 2½ hours away on this same TGV route?
You will arrive at Versailles-Chantiers station, which has recently been fully redeveloped and is just a few minutes from the town centre.

TGV Information : SNCF

By coach

To the delight of anyone travelling on a budget, several coach routes pass through Versailles.  The website ComparaBUS will help you find cheap coach tickets to come and visit our town.

By car

Its proximity to Paris means that Versailles is at the centre of a dense road network.
From Reims it takes 2 hours to get to Versailles.
From Brussels it takes 3 hours 35 minutes to get to Versailles
From Nantes it takes 3 hours 45 minutes to get to Versailles

Work out your route on Mappy
Car hire: see the list of hire companies
Carsharing to Versailles
Car parks: parking areas

By public transport

Versailles has good public transport links to Paris.

RER local train

From central Paris: RER C towards Versailles-Rive-Gauche-Château (5 mins walk from the Palace).
From Paris Montparnasse, line N SNCF trains stop at Versailles-Chantiers station (20 mins walk from the Palace).
From Paris Saint-Lazare, line L SNCF train to Versailles-Rive-Droite (15 mins walk from the Palace).

From La Défense, line U (to la Verrière ou St Quentin en Yvelines) stop at Versailles Chantiers. 

NB: métro tickets are not valid for these journeys! You must purchase Ile-de-France tickets for Versailles-Rive-Gauche-Château, Versailles-Rive-Droite or Versailles-Chantiers. It is better to buy return tickets – that way you avoid queuing to buy your ticket on the way back!

Timetables: Transilien, Métro

RATP Bus

The 171 from Pont de Sèvres to Boulogne-Billancourt (terminus Château de Versailles).

Timetables : RATP

Versailles Express

Versailles Express will take you from the foot of the Eiffel Tower to the Palace of Versailles in a special shuttle service. There are several packages, so we suggest you visit their website for more details.