Planning a trip to Paris, Lyon or another French speaking city? Unsure about how to get across the city? Starting to panic about your transfer from the airport to your hotel? No need to worry! We have put together a list of some of the most common and frequently used French transport vocabulary to help you get around.
This list will give you a good basic grasp on all the areas of transportation you might need. It covers all the main phrases and words you could possibly need on a trip to a French speaking country. From helping understand signage to simple phrases which might help you out of a confusing situation.
Useful French Transport Vocabulary
• Ticket = Ticket (m)
• Metro/underground = Métro (m)
• Stop (noun) = Arrêt (m)
• Direction = Direction (f)
• Day travelcard = Carte de transport journalière (f)
• Line = Ligne (f)
• Zone = Zone (m)
• Platform = Quai (m)
• Bus = Bus(m)
• Timetable = Horaire d’autobus (m)
• Bus route = Ligne d’autobus (f)
• I’ve lost my ticket = J’ai perdu mon ticket
• Which metro line/bus should I take? = Quelle ligne dois-je prendre?
• Do I have to validate my ticket? = Est-ce que je dois composter/valider mon ticket?
• To the airport = à l’aéroport
• Could you take me to…? = Veux-tu m’emmener…?
While these words and phrases are by no way exhaustive. They are definitely a good place to start when learning how to get around in France and French speaking countries. As well as these phrases and words, a great way to make sure you know where you are going is to check your route and maps beforehand.
There are many apps, such as Google Maps that allow you to download maps to your phone ahead of time. If you are online, they are perfect to check the live timetable Perfect for use on a city’s metro system.
The most sure fired way to guarantee to getting where you are going in a French speaking country however is by learning the local language. French courses from Cactus will give you confidence and ability to ask others to assist you if you happen to get lost. As well as this, the skills you learn will also help you understand signage and notices at bus stops, train stations and metro stations.
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