France by bus
Replies: 13 - Last Post: Apr 25, 2013 12:15 AM Last Post By: janetanyap
Feb 6, 2013 7:56 PM
Feb 6, 2013 10:20 PM
1There are dozens of them, if not hundreds. Here's Perigueux town's as a very random example: http://peribus.agglo-perigueux.fr/Utiliser-le-reseau/Plan-et-horaires2
If, however, you mean timetables for getting from region A across to region B that's different; I'd use SNCF trains. France doesn't really do long distance buses anymore.
Feb 6, 2013 11:01 PM
2Difficult to answer but as said in #1 there are hundrets of different connections. The only company crossing the country (with some destinations) are Eurolines.com. You can find all other (local) lines from one department to the next via google with "réseau interurbain france" .
Feb 7, 2013 2:37 AM
Feb 7, 2013 3:24 AM
4As said, no long distance buses in France with the exception of a few lines by Eurolines.
It is not easy to find an overview of the regional bus routes and schedules within France.
The best and most complete way i know of is by looking through the sites of the Conseils Général of the concerned departments. The results will be in French only.
You want to find bus routes and schedules in Vaucluse.
You google 'Conseil Général Vaucluse' which results in http://www.vaucluse.fr (it usually is the name of the department.fr)
You click on 'Transports' http://www.vaucluse.fr/2824-transports.htm
You then can click on 'Plan du réseau TransVaucluse' which will give you a map of the existing bus routes, and then on ' Lignes et horaires: recherche d'itinéraire'.
The sites of the various departments aren't all set up in a uniform way. The main problem with finding French bus schedules is that there are so many different local bus companies involved, and there is no portal.
How do you use to find the bus routes in France?
Feb 7, 2013 4:02 AM
5good point to get started: http://www.itransports.fr/fr/reseau/departement
but yes, it's tedious work.
Feb 7, 2013 4:48 AM
Feb 7, 2013 5:08 AM
Feb 7, 2013 10:03 AM
8Artemis: I have not much to add to the link given by Nautiker.
Bus connections France - Geneva - France (for example Lille - Geneva - Grenoble, St. Louis - Basle - Geneva - Lyon, etc.): www. gare-routiere.ch, resp http://22.214.171.124/WD160AWP/WD160AWP.EXE/CONNECT/GRweb
Some buses connecting with trains SNCF: http://www.gares-en-mouvement.com/fr/
Some direct links to bus timetables:
http://www.cg68.fr/horaires-des-bus/horaires-des-bus.html bus Alsace
http://www.kunegel.fr/de/horaires-lignes.php Bus Sundgau
http://www.info-ler.fr/fr/lignes-horaires/carte-et-fiches-horaires-n287 bus Provence
http://www.pays-de-gex.org/fr/acces/autocar.html Jura genevois
http://www.vfd.fr/horaires/aerocar Bus GVA-Grenoble
http://www.transisere.fr Bus Dep de l’Isere
http://www.doubs.fr/transports/v2/images/stories/docs/Ligne_Mobidoubs_B.pdf Bus Pontarler - Morteau
http://www.transbeauce.fr/ftp/FR_lignes/ Bus Chartres/Orleans
http://starshipper.com//upload/plans/fiche_horaire_starshipper_francais.pdf Lyon - Turin
Feb 7, 2013 10:24 AM
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Mar 12, 2013 9:47 AM
12Is there any reason why you want to take the bus? As far as I know there is no intercities bus (except for cities in the same region). You'd be better with the train. You might want to have a look at a interrail pass. If you are less than 28 y-o, you usually get 25% off (more if you buy a card). Have a look here. http://www.sncf.com/en/reductions/jeunes
Apr 25, 2013 12:15 AM
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