How to reach the Palace of Versailles easily ?
How to get to the Palace of Versailles ?
The Château de Versailles covers an area of 8.15 km2. It's a very large estate featuring a magnificent castle, its outbuildings and immense gardens. It is located several kilometers from Paris, in the heart of the city of Versailles.
As it's not in the capital, you'll need to plan ahead to get there.
But don't worry, there are several easy ways to get there from Paris.
By train :
To get to Versailles by train, you first need to find a station served by the RER C. There are several in central Paris: Notre-Dame, Invalides, Champs-de-Mars, Musée d'Orsay, Pont de l'Alma...
Before getting on the train, make sure it serves "Versailles - Rive Gauche" station. Not all RER C trains follow the same route, and you may have to change trains depending on the station you're at or the train you're taking.
It takes around 1 hour to get to "Versailles Château - Rive Gauche" station, then a 10-minute walk. The castle is very well signposted.
By bus :
To get to Versailles by bus, first get to the "Pont de Sèvre" stop on metro line 9. This is the line's terminus. From there, take bus 171 to the Château de Versailles.
To make things easier :
We offer a package including admission to the castle and the shuttle bus from Paris to Versailles, departing from our meeting point in Paris located 18 Avenue de Suffren, 75015 Paris, near the Eiffel Tower. The return trip is also included. With this option, you get a guided tour of the château and its gardens.
Good to know :
The castle recommends that you don't bring a picnic as you won't be able to enter with it. Also, for security reasons, please do not bring drones or selfie sticks into the castle.
The whole estate of Versailles is accessible to people with reduced mobility.