Paris by Train has recently posted train schedules for traveling from Paris to Fontainebleau-Avon, which will be of particular interest to those traveling to:
- INSEAD International Business School
- Chateau Fontainebleau
- do some bouldering and climbing in the Forest of Fontainebleau or Bois Le Roi
The Paris train and bus transport system, RATP, has stopped selling the Carte Orange week pass / month pass and started selling the Passe Navigo Découverte, which is aimed at visitors and tourists to Paris.
For €5, the Passe Navigo Découverte card can be purchased on the spot at any metro ticket window in Paris, which can then be loaded with 2 to 6 zones of travel, for a week or a month. A 2 Zone Passe Navigo Découverte will cover Paris up to the financial center of La Défense on the western edge of Paris, home of the Grande Arche & Société Générale, to Chateau de Vincennes on the eastern edge of the city, home of the 12th century medieval keep.
A 6 Zone Passe Navigo Découverte is good for trains from Paris out to Chateau Fontainebleau, Chateau Versailles, Euro Disney, Airport Paris-Charles de Gaulle (CDG) Terminals 1 and 2 and Airport Paris-Orly (ORY).
Find out more about the Passe Navigo Découverte at Paris by Train.
Read the full article on how to get to Chateau Fontainebleau from Paris by train.
Paris to Fontainebleau by train takes about 40 minutes.
The first step is finding the schedule for Paris to Fontainebleau trains. Trains leave from Gare de Lyon station in Paris, going to destination city Fontainebleau, depart with a frequency ranging from 20 minutes apart during rush hour to 1 hour 30 minutes apart during quiet periods of mid-morning, mid-afternoon and late at night
At the ticket window, simply ask for “Fontainebleau Aller-Rétour” [fawn-tan-blow alleh-ray-tour]. You’ll get two tickets, one for each direction, for about €15,20. You’ll have to pay by cash unless you happen to have a smart-card / Euro credit card. North American credit cards will most likely not work at any SNCF ticket window nor ticket vending machine, so keep some cash handy.
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