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 Ã  bord
on time Ã  l’heure
refund un remboursement
route un itinéraire
seat une place, un siège
"stop requested"
 un arrêt
« arrêt demandé Â»
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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