French bus vocabulary
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Le bus et le car

Whether local or long-haul, French buses are a great way to get around, so here’s the French vocabulary you need to navigate the station, buy tickets, and arrive safely at your destination. Bon voyage !

bus station   une gare routière
bus stop   un arrêt
intercity bus/coach   un car, un autocar
local bus   un bus, un autobus
night bus   un noctilien
strike   une grève
traffic   la circulation
waiting room   une salle d’attente

Tickets and Traveling

  arrival time   heure d’arrivée
  bus ticket
book of 10 tickets
  un ticket
un carnet
  cancelled   annulé
  connection   une correspondance
  full (not taking passengers)   complet
  journey   un trajet
  last stop   un terminus
  late   en retard
  number   un numéro
  on board   à bord
  on time   à l’heure
  refund   un remboursement
  route   un itinéraire
  seat   une place, un siège
"stop requested"
  un arrêt
« arrêt demandé »
  ticket counter   un guichet
  timetable   l’horaire (m)


  driver   un conducteur
  passenger   un passager, une passagère
  ticket inspector   le contrôleur


  to arrive   arriver
  to board   monter dans
  to buy a ticket   acheter un ticket
  to press (a button)   appuyer (sur un bouton)
  to validate one’s ticket   composter son ticket

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