Getting to Versailles

Wondering how to get to Versailles? Look no further, because we've got the solution for you! Whether you're coming from the Paris region, another beautiful part of France or even abroad. Find out how to get to Versailles!

From Paris and the surrounding area

By public transport
If you're already in the Paris region, the quickest and most convenient way to get to Versailles is by public transport. There are several options available to you! 

  • From central Paris: take RER line C towards Versailles Château Rive-Gauche. Journey times may vary depending on your departure station. Allow around 30 minutes from the Eiffel Tower! 
  • From Paris Montparnasse: take line N (towards Rambouillet, Dreux, Mantes-la-Jolie) or the TER towards Chartres. You can then get off at Versailles Chantiers. The journey takes between 15 and 30 minutes, depending on the service. 
  • From Paris Saint Lazare: take line L or join it at La Défense. Make sure you take the direction "Versailles Rive-Droite" and get off at the terminus. From Gare Saint Lazare, the journey will take approximately 30 minutes.
  • From La Défense, line U towards La Verrière will take you to Versailles Chantiers in 20 minutes.

You can find train timetables on the RATP application. 
The CityMapper application will also be very useful!

ATTENTION: T+ tickets (metro tickets) are not valid in Versailles. We encourage you to buy a "Versailles Château Rive-Gauche or Versailles Chantiers or Versailles Rive Droite" ticket depending on the line you are using. Otherwise you will be liable to a fine. 

If you prefer the bus, line 171 takes you from Pont de Sèvres in Boulogne-Billancourt to the foot of the Château de Versailles, its terminus! 

By car
If you prefer to drive, Versailles is still accessible by car from Paris and the surrounding area. Follow the A13 towards Versailles and you'll be there in around 30 minutes. Find out more about car parks and charges here.

From France

By train
You can reach Versailles by train from anywhere in France! 
Choose the best tickets on the SNCF Connect website and travel to Versailles by public transport from Paris. 
The Chartres-Paris and Le Mans-Paris lines make regular stops at Versailles Chantiers. From these cities, there is no need to change trains in Paris. 

By car
Thanks to its proximity to Paris, Versailles is ideally connected to the major road networks. 
  • From Lille, you can reach Versailles in 2? hours.
  • From Nantes, you'll be in Versailles in 3 hours 35 minutes.
  • From Lyon, you can reach Versailles in 5 hours.
  • From Bordeaux, you will reach Versailles in 6h45.
Don't forget to check traffic conditions and rest areas for a pleasant journey.

From abroad

By air 
If you are arriving from abroad, Paris-Charles de Gaulle (CDG) and Paris-Orly (ORY) airports are your main gateways. Although there is no direct shuttle service from the airports to our town, you can reach Versailles by public transport. If you prefer a taxi, the journey will take around 1 hour from Paris-Charles de Gaulle and 40 minutes from Paris-Orly, depending on traffic. Taxi ranks are located in front of the arrivals halls. You can also hire a car from one of the many rental agencies on site. 

If you are landing at Paris-Beauvais Airport (BVA), be sure to book your shuttle to Paris-Porte Maillot. From there, you can get to Versailles quickly by public transport. 

By train
Arriving by train from abroad? You're likely to arrive at one of the major Paris stations. We recommend that you use public transport to get to Versailles.

By bike

Ride your bike for an unforgettable getaway on the beautiful roads of France. Véloscénie offers a route through emblematic places of the France history from Paris to the Mont St Michel. A mandatory stop on the way to discover the royal city!
The Tourist Office is labeled "Accueil vélo", if you have a small technical problem en route, we are here to help!