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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
"stop requested"
  un arrêt
« arrêt demandé »
ticket counter   un guichet
timetable   l’horaire (m)

People

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

Verbs

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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