Palace of Versailles

Getting to The Palace of Versailles From Paris

Situated only 25 kilometers from Paris on its outskirts, the Palace of Versailles is one of the most easily accessible destinations from Paris and visitors to the city often throng the grand palace in their thousands every day. With regular train and bus services between the two, it is fairly easy to make travel back and forth between the two destinations

Getting to Versailles From Paris

By Train
By Bus
By Car
Guided Tours
Versailles Château - Rive Gauche Train Station

RER line C from Paris will take you to Versailles Château - Rive Gauche train station, which is only a 10 minutes’ walk to the Palace. If you're taking the RER C line, take trains “VICK” or “VITY” to Versailles Rive Gauche.

Versailles Chantiers Train Station

SNCF trains (Line N) from Gare Montparnasse in Paris will take you to Versailles Chantiers train station, which is an 18 minutes’ walk to the Palace.

Versailles Rive Droite Train Station

SNCF trains (Line L) from Saint - Lazare in Paris will take you to Versailles Rive Droite train station, which is a 17 minutes’ walk to the Palace.

Taking the RATP Bus

The RATP bus line 171 runs between Pont de Sèvres (last stop on line 9 of Paris metro) and the Palace of Versailles. It usually takes 40 minutes to travel between the two bus stops, depending on traffic.

Driving to Versailles by car

The fastest route between Paris and Versailles by road is the N118. If you're leaving from central Paris, head west along the Seine taking the D910 until you get to Pont de Sevres. Continue over the bridge and keep left to continue over N118. Follow the signs and you will be at the Palace of Versailles in under 40 minutes.

Guided tour from Paris in a coach

Guided tour from Paris in a train

Choosing The Right Transport Option From Paris To Versailles

Train - Line C (RER) to Versailles Château Rive Gauche Station

The closest station to the palace, and the one with the best connectivity to Paris is the Versailles Château - Rive Gauche Train Station. We strongly recommend that you take Line C of the RER from Paris to Versailles Château Rive Gauche Train Station. Trains run regularly at intervals of 15 minutes.

C line stations in central Paris that will take you to Versailles include St-Michel, Musée d'Orsay, Invalides, Pont de l'Alma, and Champs de Mars - Tour Eiffel. Remember to purchase round-trip tickets if you want to save time while returning. Cost of a round trip is 7 euro and the train journey lasts 40 minutes.

Cost: €7
Frequency: 15-20 minutes
Duration: 40 minutes
Timetable: 5:10 AM to 11:34 PM
Route: Gare d’Austerlitz – St.Michel-Notre Dame – Musee d’Orsay – Invalides – Pont de l’Alma – Champ de Mars Tour Eiffel – Versailles-Rive Gauche

Other Trains

The SNCF, the French national railway, maintains two train services between Paris and Versailles:There are two other train stations in Versailles:
- SNCF Line N train that leaves from Gare Montparnasse Station to Versailles Chantiers Train Station
- SNCF Line L train that leaves from Gare Saint-Lazare Station to Versailles Rive Droite Train Station

Bus

Buses ply regularly between Paris and Versailles - namely from the Pont de Sèvres bus stop in Paris to the Place d’Armes Versaiiles bus stop. The RATP bus line 171 runs every 15-20 minutes from Pont de Sèvres bus stop, the last stop on line 9 of Paris metro.

Cost: €4
Frequency: 15-20 minutes
Duration: 40 minutes
Timetable: 6:00 AM to 12:00 AM
Route: Pont de Sevres – Place Gabriel Peri – Atrium – Puits Sans Vin – Pointe de Chaville – Grace de Dieu – President Doumer – Porchefontaine – Vergennes – Place d’Armes Versaiiles

Taxi

If you are in a group and plan to travel to Versailles, then taking a cab will be perfect for you. Available throughout the day at your beck and call, you will easily find yourself a taxi to get to the Palace of Versailles

Cost: €60
Frequency: Throughout the day
Duration: 30-35 minutes

Palace of Versailles Ticket Options

Versailles & Gardens Skip the Line Ticket with Audio Guide
Palace of Versailles All Access Passport Entry with Audio Guide
Skip The Line Guided Tour of Versailles Palace
Palace of Versailles Priority Access Tour from Paris with Transportation