I think 2 trips might be too much during a week visit.
Trains for Fountainbleau Avon leave from Gare de Lyon and then Bus A runs to Chateau.
Read on Chateau website, information about planning your visit and how to get there. Navigo Decouverte zone 1-5 covers the trip.
...... and how long is Fountainebleau Chateau by Bus A ?
Thanks for posting this link, Inna. Very helpful and appreciated!
I read that is about 15 minutes.
thanks for all.
If you want to find the train schedules to Fontainebleau use the website www.transilien.com and enter your date and time and it will give you the info you need. The pdf schedule on the parisbytrain website is outdated.
For info about the buses from the train station to the château look at the official website for the château, which will tell you everything you need to know not only about how to get there but much other useful info:
If you don't have a Navigo pass then the Mobilis pass for zones 1-5 is the best option. If you have a Navigo pass but it doesn't cover zone 5 then you can do the "complément de parcours" to supplement the zones covered by your Navigo pass:
"here are directions for getting to the lovely, uncrowded Fontainebleau Palace and Gardens"
Thank you for that, most helpful. It seems incredible to believe that Fontainebleau does not attract large crowds! Is this also the case even at the height of summer? I plan to go in the first week of July.
I'd go to Vaux le Vicomte as the alternative to Versailles if I were going to only one because the gardens are so much more spectacular than Fontainebleau's gardens. So far our favorite Chateau in the ile de France.