RER from Saint Michel to Versailles

I did a search by the information is still vague. I realize we can purchase our tickets at St. Michel to Versailles BUT...Do we have to change trains? I see that they join at a point in the west. Do we change trains or stay on? Thanks for your help.

Posted by pat
victoria, Canada
7827 posts

Shelly no changing trains, get on train for Versailles Rive Gauche (Vick) also now named Versailles Chateau. and get off last stop. Its the simplest daytrip you can do.

Posted by Shelley
Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
257 posts

Thanks Pat, After all my planning...planning and more planning. I LIKE Simple! :) We are planning to purchase the round trip tickets too. :)

Posted by Shelley
Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
257 posts

Do you know if there is an actual manned ticket booth at the station or will we have to figure out a machine?

Posted by pat
victoria, Canada
7827 posts

Just so you know they don't give you a round trip tickets, it will be two separate tickets . If you buy from the machine you are looking for an "aller-retour" ticket.

Posted by pat
victoria, Canada
7827 posts

Shelly any time before you go.. anytime you go through a metro station and see a manned booth open, just go get ticket then,, they are not date sensitive.. its almost easier to have them in hand in the morning when you go..

Posted by Tim
Minneapolis, MN, USA
8646 posts

The RER C line divides on the west side of Paris. All trains with the nameplate VICK (alluded to by Pat) go to Versailles-Rive Gauche. The electronic board on the station platform will also show where each approaching train is going.

Posted by Shelley
Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
257 posts

Great news. So, we could get the tickets ahead and not do that the morning of our visit. Great! Yes I knew about the VICK, I had read that actually before this post. Just like to have all my ducks...in a row. :) Thanks all!