French Trains Vocabulary - Prendre le Train En France

French Trains Vocabulary - Prendre le Train En France

Taking the train is a fast, often comfortable and relatively cheap way to travel in France. Yes, there are strikes, but not all the time, and all in all, taking the train is quite reliable.

I will be writing several lessons on this subject: tips to feel prepared when you travel by train, easy learn French in context story with English/French side by side translations and even a useful questions and answers lessons. So make sure you subscribe to my newsletter to get informed of new releases.

  • Un voyageur - a traveler
  • La gare - the station (watch out for the pronunciation - gAr, not gayr which is “la guerre": war)
  • Un billet - a ticket
  • Un guichet - a booth
  • Une salle d'attente - waiting area
  • Un panneau d'information - information display
  • Le départ - departure
  • L'arrivée - arrivals
  • La seconde classe, la première classe - 2nd and 1st class
  • Un aller simple - one way
  • Un aller-retour - round trip
  • Une place (assise) - a seat
  • Une place duo - 2 seats next to each other
  • Un carré - 4 seats, separated in 2 rows facing each other
  • Une réservation - booking
  • Voyager dans le sens du train - to be facing towards where the train is going
  • Un billet remboursable - refundable ticket
  • Un billet échangeable - exchangeable ticket
  • Un train direct - direct train
  • Une correspondance - transfer
  • Un changement - transfer
  • Le quai - the platform
  • Le passage souterrain - the underground pass
  • Le rail, la voie - the track (rail is pronounced like "rye" in English)
  • La voiture, le wagon (v sound) - the car
  • Le bar - the snack car
  • Un contrôleur - a controller

Follow these links for more of my taking the train in France related articles:

- Master Train Announcements in French
- Let's Take the Train Together - Bilingual French English Story