How to Get from Paris to Versailles

This post will explain how to reach Versailles from Paris, France. We’ll include information about getting here by train, public coach, organized bus tours and more.

 

 

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Where is Versailles?

You’ll find Versailles approximately 20 km (12 miles) Southwest from Paris, which is definitely close enough to consider a day trip to the region.

No matter how you choose to get here, it will likely take about 1 hour to reach Versailles, with a car ride being only about 10 minutes faster than the train on average.
 

Route to Versailles from Paris

 

With each form of transportation clocking in at around the same amount of time, it will be important to consider both the price and the comfort/ease of use for each option.

If you’re looking for more specific information detailing how to get there from your current location, please use this Google Maps link to plan your trip more efficiently.

Another excellent option is to take a walking tour of Versailles Palace from Paris, as many of these services include a round-trip train ticket to Versailles.

Ticket prices for these tours range from €30 – €50 on average, and they obviously include a tour in addition to transportation via train.

For more details, please read our post covering guided tours of Versailles.

 


BUS TOUR FROM PARIS TO VERSAILLES

One of the easiest ways to reach Versailles is simply to take an organized bus tour from Paris, as these services include admission for Versailles Palace and of course a guided tour of the area.

Tickets for these organized bus tours typically range from €55-€65 ($60-$70) on average.

You can expect the duration of each trip to last between 4-8 hours depending on which activities are included.

 

 

If you’re looking for a simple service that will allow you to visit the Versailles Palace

For more information about this transportation option, please read our post covering guided tours of Versailles or purchase tickets for an organized bus tour to Versailles.

 


TRAIN FROM PARIS TO VERSAILLES

If you want to spend more time exploring Versailles at your own pace, taking a train might be your best bet. 

Not only is this one of the fastest ways to get here, but it’s also quite affordable.

 

Train from Paris to Versailles

 
The RER C line (yellow) will take you from Paris to Versailles for just €3.65 ($4) per person each way. 

Another excellent option is to take a walking tour of Versailles Palace from Paris, as many of these services include a round-trip train ticket to Versailles.

Ticket prices for these tours range from €30 – €50 on average, and they include a tour in addition to transportation via train. Most of these services also provide admission to Versailles Palace!

For more details, please read our post covering guided tours of Versailles.

 


PUBLIC BUS TO VERSAILLES

There are a few different coach services in Paris that offer round-trip shuttle transfers to and from Versailles.

Prices typically range from €25 – €35 per seat not including the palace entrance.

 

Bus to Versailles

 
The advantage of taking a coach is that seating is typically more comfortable than on a public train and they often provide air conditioning during the summer to keep you cool.

Since they aren’t making any stops on the way or trying to provide a tour, these services can be pretty quick at around 45-60 minutes each way.

Look into this luxury coach to Versailles for more information about this option.

 


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About the author

Christina studied art history and French literature at the Sorbonne for a year in Paris as an undergrad. Now based in Washington, DC, she visits Paris as often as possible and loves introducing family and friends to her favorite places there. She has worked as a travel writer, museum professional, English tutor, and editor, and her favorite French cheese is Pont l'Eveque.