How to Get from Versailles to Other Destinations
The Palace of Versailles is a former chateau of French royal family. Situated in 20 km southwest from Paris, it is a historical monument of universal importance. If you are lucky to have visited this place and need to know how to get from there to the capital and other popular destinations, you’ll find some tips in this article.
Taxi from Versailles
There are no taxi ranks by the palace itself, and the nearest stand where you can find cabs parked is the railway station Versailles Chantiers. You may also call a taxi by phone if you speak good French or order it online. Taking a taxi from Versailles to Paris city center will cost from 60 euros with the trip lasting about half an hour depending on a traffic. Getting to Charles de Gaulle Airport will take from 80 euros and 45 minutes – taxi prices are quite high and depend on a traffic.
Transfer from Versailles
If you plan to depart late at night, have small children with you, or are afraid of the language barrier, a pre-booked transfer is a good option for you. At Kiwitaxi service, you may order a car online as soon as you’ve planned your trip. In a transfer reservation entry, you should specify details on your booking: how many people go, a number of child seats needed, date, time, pick-up and drop-off places. All fares are fixed and displayed after specifying from/to points. A Kiwitaxi transfer from Versailles to the capital costs from 60 euros, and the journey takes about half an hour. Reaching Charles de Gaulle Airport by transfer will make from 66 euros and 45 minutes.
You may pay partially or the whole amount online, after which you’ll receive full information on the order to your email. With a private taxi transfer, you get a car on time and enjoy a comfortable trip.
Public Transportation from Versailles
You may get directly to Paris by rail, taking a train from Versailles Chantiers station to Gare Montparnasse for 3-12 euros per ticket and in 25 minutes. To get to Charles de Gaulle air hub, you’ll have to depart from Versailles Château Rive Gauche and then change a train at St Michel Nd RER B (which is not really convenient with heavy luggage). You’ll spend from 1,5 hours and 13-16 euros in total. You may get to Disneyland by rail too but will have to change trains as well.
Versailles is famous not only as a palace but also as a symbol of the absolute monarchy. It became a place of a political power after Louis XIV had moved the royal court there from the capital. Today the chateau (now the museum) together with beautiful Gardens of Versailles attract tourists from all over the world.