• Travelling in France

    Travelling in France is easy go anywhere as multiple options are there for public. Students can rely on any transportation among the rail, road, air, water all are developed very well in France.

Taking the Train

Getting from Paris to Lille or Lyon to Marseille in a single hour? It's possible through TGV (Train à Grande Vitesse - High Speed Train). Even London is most effective three hours from Paris. France has one among the most effective rail networks inside the world. It is managed with the aid of the SNCF (Société Nationale des Chemins de Fer français – French National Railway Company). Its cellular application helps you to book and keep on-screen tickets.

Going by Bus

Coaches can get you to many places throughout France and Europe, at lower priced prices. Unlike the train, fares continue to be low even at the remaining minute. Coaches in recent times are ready with reclining seats, Wi-fi, electric sockets, increasing comfort and comfort on long journeys. Tickets may be booked from the subsequent companies: Ouibus, Isilines and Flixbus or evaluate fares on Comparabus.

Travelling by Plane

There are about forty five airports connecting the different cities in France. From Paris Orly or Paris Charles de Gaulle, you can get to Nice, Toulouse, Lyon, Marseille, Strasbourg and Bordeaux in only over an hour. There are many low-fee airlines in France. Air France additionally has a low-value subsidiary, Transavia, and has created Hop!, a subsidiary specialized in home flights. It offers a youth card for the ones aged 12-24 and a weekend card starting at 69 euros.


Visiting the back country around Toulouse and cruising through the moors of Brittany is much easier by car. You can drive in France if you have a European driver's licence or an international driver's licence (if you are not European).

Got your own car? You have the right to bring it to France and drive it here. Nonetheless, after six months, you will have to have an international driver's licence and your vehicle will have to pass a roadworthiness inspection.

Good to know: the French drive on the right with the steering wheel on the left, and seatbelts must be worn whether seated in the front or at the back of the car. You do not have the right to use a mobile phone while driving, even with a hands-free kit. For safety reasons, there must be a reflective safety jacket, a warning triangle and two breathalyser tests in the car. In fact, remember if you drink, don't drive!

Good ways for travelling by car when you don't have one

  • Renting from individuals: DrivyOuicar and Koolicar put those needing a car in touch with those looking to rent theirs. These rentals have fewer restrictions than rental agencies, in particular when it comes to renting to drivers with a foreign licence.
  • Car-pooling: an economical, friendly and very popular solution in France. It's a great way to get around and will give you the chance to practise your French. The Blablacar app is the most popular one in France.