Let’s Hit the Road! 35 French Words Related to Bus and Transport

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April 29, 2017

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If you’re travelling in France and need to brush up on transportation-related words, or if you’re learning vocabulary by theme, here is a list of French words related to taking the bus.

1un autobus, un busbus
2un arrêt d'autobusbus stop
3un car, un autocarintercity bus, coach
4une gare routièrebus station
5un noctiliennight bus
6une portedoor
7un boutonbutton
8un siège / une placeseat
9l'avantfront
10le milieumiddle
11l'arrièreback
12un terminuslast stop
13un trajetjourney
14un guichetticket window
15un distributeur automatiqueticket machine
16un guichetticket counter
17un carnetbundle of 10 tickets
18un itinéraireroute
19remboursementrefund
20un arrêt / Arrête demandéstop / stop requested
21l'horairetimetable
22un conducteur, une conductricedriver
23un passager/ une passagèrepassenger
24le contrôleurticket inspector
25à bord
on board
26arriverto arrive
27monter dansto board
28descendreto go downstairs, to get off the bus
29acheter un ticketto buy a ticket
30appuyer (sur un bouton)to press (a button)
31composter son ticketto validate one's ticket
32à l'heureon time
33en retardlate
34annulécancelled
35une grèvestrike

Travelling to France? You’ll need this phrasebook to help you navigate any kind of  travel scenarios.

Also check out this article on Fun Ways to Get Around in Paris. Bet you didn’t know some of these yet.

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Frederic Bibard is the founder of Talk in French, a company that helps french learners to practice and improve their french. Macaron addict. Jacques Audiard fan. You can contact him on Instagram

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