France Travel Planner by Tom Brosnahan & Jane Fisher   Transportation in France
On your trip to France you'll benefit from one of Europe's best public transport systems: train, plane, bus, ferryboat and car.







Priority sign, France
Do you know what this
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to drive a car in France,
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Train

France's SNCF (Société Nationale des Chemins de fer Français, French National Railways Company) operates a superb route system of Paris-region trains, TER regional trains, Intercités cross-country trains, Ouigo low-fare trains, and TGV national high-speed trains.

Here are all the different types of French trains.

Eurostar trains connect London, England with Calais, Lille and Paris in France, and Brussels in Belgium via the Channel Tunnel beneath the English Channel (Manche), and other rail systems speed you to the rest of Western and Central Europe. More...

You will probably go by train several times on your trip to France. It's important to learn about the huge system in advance. More...

Plane

Major French cities are also connected by various airlines, of which Air France is the most prominent, but certainly not the only one. Air Inter and other national and regional airlines provide air transport as well. More...

Ship & Ferry

Frequent English Channel ferries connect ports in southern England and Ireland with French ports in Normandy and Brittany. More...

Bus

City, local and regional bus systems provide useful transport within cities and basic transport to smaller towns and some villages in France. In many cities and towns, the train station (gare) is also, or adjoining, the main bus station.

Eurolines and regional bus companies operate bus routes throughout France and to neighboring countries. More...

Car

Car hire/rental is an attractive option. Every airport, train station and major seaport in France has one or more car rental agencies close by. The one place we don't recommend renting a car is Paris or its airports. More...

Paris Transport

Here's information about transport in Paris.


Car Hire/Rental in France

Driving in France

French Driving Habits

Where to Go in France

ParisTravelPlanner.com

Paris Transport

Finding Your Way in Paris

Paris Hotels

 

Paris Girls Secret Society, a novel by Tom Brosnahan

 

TGV Train, Paris, France

Above, TGV locomotive in Paris.







 







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