Travelling Around France with Babies, Toddlers and Kids

Travel France by Train

Trains are more popular than buses for travel around France and the high speed TGV train. Usually trains are accessible with a stroller but you will need to stow it at the front of your carriage. Many of the bigger stations around France have elevators but you may still find yourself carrying your stroller up and down steps from time to time.

Travel France by Bus

Coaches can also be used for getting around France (the train will be a lot faster and more comfortable though). The main coach company operating in France is Eurolines and you can book tickets online. On long distance trips you can stow your stroller under the bus.

Internal Flights in France

For internal flights, Air France offers city to city flights within France. For information on getting around Paris click here and for information on travel safety when abroad click here.

Driving in France

Once you arrive you will need to remember to drive on your right and you must also ensure that you have lamp converters on your lights. Also, ensure to have a high visibility vest, breathalyser test and warning triangle in your car at all times as it is illegal to drive there without these. Speed limits vary in France. On the motorway you can travel at 130 km per hour when it is dry or 110km per hour when it is wet. On other roads the speed limit it 90 km per hour when it is dry and 80 km per hour when it is wet. In built up areas such as towns and cities the speed limit is 50 km per hour. For information on car seat safety laws click here.

See also…

Baby & Toddler Essentials in France

Paris with a baby or toddler

Brittany Ferries