Getting to Versailles
How to get from Paris to Versailles?
Whether by plane, train, car, or public transportation, Versailles is very easy to access, whatever way you choose.
© Versailles Convention Centre (Roads to Versailles)
Versailles is only 24 kilometers from the Paris Orly airport and 45 kilometers from the Paris Roissy Charles de Gaulle airport. Although there is no direct shuttle service from the airports, it is extremely easy to travel to the town center of Versailles using the taxis stationed in front of the arrivals hall or by renting a car from one of the several car rental firms located in the airport where you arrive.
- From Roissy Charles de Gaulle airport
– Taxis: Depending on traffic, between €68 and €101 from/to Roissy Charles de Gaulle airport. The trip usually takes around an hour.
– Metro and RER: Take the RER B line to Gare de Massy-TGV, then the RER C to Versailles Rive Gauche Station. It should be noted that the station “GARE- SAINT MICHEL-NOTRE DAME located in Paris downtown” is now closed and cannot be used to connect RER B to RER C. All alternative connections between Roissy Charles de Gaulle airport and Versailles can be found here: https://www.ratp.fr/en/.
– Bus: the most convenient option is to take the Cars Air France line 4 to the Gare Montparnasse and then take the train to Versailles. Another option is to take the Roissybus to the Opéra and then to the Gare Saint Lazare to catch the train.
- From Orly airport
– A cab ride from/to Orly airport will cost you between €35 and €52, depending on traffic. The trip usually takes around 40 minutes.
– Metro and RER: The quickest way is to take the bus to Rungis Station and then the RER C line to Versailles.
– Bus: the most convenient option is to take the Cars Air France line 1 to the Gare Montparnasse and then take the train to Versailles.
For more information
- About Paris Aéroport, visit : https://www.parisaeroport.fr/
- About Navette de Paris : https://www.navette-paris.com/versailles.htm
- From Beauvais airport
– Bus: There is no direct bus service. You will be shuttled to Paris – Porte Maillot, and then take the RER C to Versailles.
– Metro and RER: Taking the rail to the Palace of Versailles is not the greatest option. You must first take a taxi to the Beauvais SNCF station (11 to 15 Euros) and then go to the Gare du Nord (1h15 trip). From there, take RER B to Notre Dame Station, and then RER C to Versailles.
– Taxis: Because the airport is 80 kilometers distant from Versailles, the race will cost between 180 and 250 Euros.
For more information about Beauvais Aéroport, visit: https://www.aeroportparisbeauvais.com/passagers/
There is a direct TGV service from Marseille to Versailles in 4 hours, and 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 walk from the town centre.
Versailles is located in the heart of a congested traffic network due to its closeness to Paris.
Versailles is 3 hours and 35 minutes away from Brussels.
Versailles is 5 hours 26 minutes drive from Geneva.
Versailles is 4 hours away from Luxembourg.
Workout your route on Michelin or Mappy
You can also share a ride to Versailles
You can easily find parking in Versailles; there are several paying car parks near the convention center, particularly at Place d’Armes (just in front of the “palais des congrès”). For more information on rates and locations, click on the link : Versailles parking
By public transport
Versailles has strong public transportation connections to Paris.
- RER C train from downtown Paris to Versailles-Rive-Gauche-Château (5 mins walk from the Palace). It should be noted that the station “GARE-SAINT MICHEL-NOTRE DAME located in Paris Downtown” is now closed and cannot be used as a connection. All alternative connections can be found here: https://www.ratp.fr/en/.
- Line N SNCF trains from Paris Montparnasse stop at Versailles-Chantiers station (20 mins walk from the Palace).
- Line L SNCF train from Paris Saint-Lazare to Versailles-Rive-Droite (15 mins walk from the Palace).
- Line U (to La Verrière or St Quentin en Yvelines) from La Défense stops at Versailles Chantiers.
Please keep in mind that metro tickets (Tickets T) are not valid for these travels! Tickets for Versailles-Rive-Gauche-Château, Versailles-Rive-Droite, or Versailles-Chantiers must be purchased in Ile-de-France. It is preferable to get return tickets so that you do not have to queue on the way back!
Transilien and Métro timetables
The bus 171 from Pont de Sèvres to Boulogne-Billancourt (terminus Château de Versailles).