The famous Palace of Versailles is only 10 miles (17 km) away from the city center of Paris and is easily accessible by private transfer and train.
If you're interested in visiting Versailles while you're on vacation in Paris, check out this 10-day itinerary that also covers Marseille, Nice, and the French Riviera; or, focus on western France with this 14-day road trip that hits Versailles and Paris before heading to the landing beaches of Normandy, the Mont Saint-Michel, Bordeaux and the beautiful Dordogne region.
By Private Transfer
Duration: 45 minutes
Private transfers and private tours that include transportation to Versailles are available from Paris. Depending on your departure point and traffic, it will take approximately 45 minutes to an hour to reach the Palace of Versailles.
Duration: 1 hour (plus travel time to train station)
The RER C line commuter rail goes from Paris (with stops in popular central destinations like Saint-Michel - Notre-Dame, the Musée d'Orsay, and the Eiffel Tower) to the Versailles Château Rive Gauche station, which is a 10-minute walk to the entrance of the palace.
Trains departing from the Paris Montparnasse train station arrive at Versailles Chantiers, 18 minutes from the palace.
Trains leaving from the Paris Saint Lazare train station arrive at Versailles Rive Droite, 17 minutes away from the palace.