French Phrases: Taking transport in French

The vocabulary below covers French words for various modes of transport plus some general travel-related phrases. See the following sections for vocabulary relating to specific modes of transport.

un taxiæ̃ taksia taxi
une station de taxisyn stasjõ də taksia taxi rank, taxi stand
un autobusæ̃ notobysa bus
un autocaræ̃ notokaʁa coach
l'EurostarløʁostaʁEurostar
la garela gaʁthe train station
la gare SNCFla gaʁɛsɛnseɛfthe railway station (more formal)
la gare d'autobusla gaʁ dotobysthe bus station
la gare routièrela gaʁ ʁutjɛʁthe coach station
je veux y aller...ʒvø jaleI want to go there...
je veux aller à Lille...ʒvø ale a lilI want to go to Lille...
...en trainɑ̃ tʁæ̃...by train
...en taxiɑ̃ taksi...by taxi
...en autobusɑ̃ notobys...by bus
...en autocarɑ̃ notokaʁ...by coach
...en avionɑ̃ navjõ...by plane
...en voitureɑ̃ vwatyʁ...by car
...en métroɑ̃ metʁo...by metro
quel autobus va à...kɛl otobys va awhich bus goes to...?
est-ce qu'il y a un service d'autocar pour aller à ...?ɛskilja æ̃ sɛʁviz dotokaʁ puʁ ale ais there a coach service to...?
c'est bien le bus pour Versailles?se bjæ̃ lə bys puʁ vɛʁsajthis is the bus for Versailles isn't it?
c'est bien le train pour Lille?se bjæ̃ lə tʁæ̃ puʁ lilthis is the train for Lille isn't it?
on est bien en direction de...?ɑ̃ ne bjæ̃ ɑ̃ diʁɛksjõ dəwe are going to ... aren't we?
vous voulez une facture?vu vule yn faktyʁdo you want a receipt (for claiming expenses)?
vous pouvez me donner une facture, SVP?vu puve m dɔne yn faktyʁ si(l)vuplecan you give me a receipt?
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Other French travel and transport vocabulary

Train and railway vocabulary
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