Versailles Day Trip – Everything You Need To Know

Versailles day trip from Paris is an easy feat to accomplish
Here’s what you need to know:

Paris to Versailles by Train
  • You want to take the RER C Train from the city to Versailles
  • Take the RER C going in the direction of Versailles Château/Rive Gauche
  • Roundtrip Versailles train ticket is 7.10 Euros on the RER C
  • This price does not include the journey from any metro station to the nearest RER C station – that will be at most 1.90€ each way additional
  • This is the cheapest and easiest way to arrive
  • Travel time is 1h – 1h30mins each way
  • To check for the nearest RER C from your location click here

Versailles day trip

Walking from The Versailles Station to Place of Versailles
  • Pick an exit and follow the signs to ‘Chateau de Versailles’
  • Expect a 13-minute walk e
  • Mapof Versailles if needed

Versailles day trip

Tickets & What to Do
  • Have access to the entire palace and have a timed reservation (helps beat the line in peak seasons) – 20€
  • Access to the entire palace and show up any time – 20€
  • Access to the entire palace and musical fountain shows or garden – 27€
  • FOR FREE – you can simply visit the gardens and the coach gallery

Versailles day trip

  • Speak to the security staff for advice and they can help you access certain spaces via more accessible routes that are not open to the public
  • Wheelchairs are available there and if you’re someone that uses a walking stick you can leave it at the luggage desk and borrow a wheelchair to allow for an easier commute around
  • There are elevators to different floors allowing for access to the entire palace

Versailles day trip

Things to Note
  • In their summer peak season, it gets especially busy and you’ll catch long lines and a high volume of visitors
  • If you’re visiting in a busy time, get there to visit the palace by 9am when they open
  • Selfie sticks and other certain items (large bags, suitcases, rucksacks, umbrellas, push chairs, baby carriers with metal frames, sharp objects etc.) are prohibited
  • They do have a luggage desk to leave your things at
  • It can get crowded at times walking through the rooms in the palace so beware of people pickpocketing

Versailles day trip


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