France Transport

Getting around France.

Internal Flights

Trains in France

Train tickets must be purchased in advance of travel and validated in the machines on the platform before boarding the train. Failure to validate your ticket could result in a fine.

Overnight sleeper and daytime TGV trains can be booked online at Rail Europe's website. Journeys with stopovers and any other train tickets within France (useful if you're planning a multi-location holiday) can also be booked and tickets can be posted to UK address only for a small fee.

Car Hire

See our car hire page.

Driving in France Notes

In general motorways in France are well surfaced and signposted. Excellent rest areas are available at regular intervals most with family friendly facilities.

Be sure to check the current French laws on driving before travelling. Many offences carry an on-the-spot fine and instant licence confiscation.

The French Government organisation Bison Futé gives up-to-date traffic conditions throughout France. It is in French but has graphic legends. Autoroutes gives information on toll (peage) charges and traffic information.

France Transport