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Distance from Massy - Palaiseau to city center
1.4 miles (2.3 km)
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Massy is in a Southern suburb of Paris, in an area which was once a rural escape for Paris' glitterati. Romantic writer Chateaubriand​ and members of Louis XIV's government enjoyed staying in Massy to escape from the hustle and bustle of Paris. In the 1960s the area around Massy was developed to accommodate the growing number of workers in Paris. Today,  Massy is modern in character but retains evidence of its beautiful rural past, including the 13th-century bell tower of Church Sainte-Marie-Madeleine​. 

Train station Massy - Palaiseau​​ is Massy's RER station, which connects it to Paris city center and other suburbs of the city. For visitors looking to go further, Massy also has Gare de Massy TGV​, which connects visitors with Bordeaux, Strasbourg, Lille and other national stations on those lines. Massy - Palaiseau​ is on Paris' B and C RER lines. In the northernmost part of Massy is station Massy Verrières​, which also connects to central Paris via the B and C RER lines. 

What is the best way to get to train station Massy - Palaiseau​​ from Massy city center?

The train station Massy - Palaiseau is very accessible from Massy city center. Passengers can choose to take public transport, either via one of the frequent bus services or by hopping on the RER train line. Massy center is also very easy to reach from Massy - Palaiseau​ by taxi and on foot. The best bus to take from Massy - Palaiseau​ to Massy city center is the 399. The 399 takes passengers directly from Chemin des Femmes in the heart of the suburb to Massy - Palaiseau​​ and drops them off only a two minute walk away from the station. The 399 departs every 10 minutes, 7 days a week, from 5:48 a.m. until 11:58 p.m. A one-way ticket costs only 1.90 EUR (November 2019).​

If travelers are staying in the North or East of Massy, they can take the RER train from Massy - Palaiseau​ to Massy Verrières​, on the RER B or C lines. The train only takes two minutes to arrive. A one-way ticket is 1.90 EUR (November 2019)​.​ A taxi is the most expensive way to get from central Massy to Massy - Palaiseau​​,​  as it usually costs between 6 - 8 EUR (November 2019)​. 

How far is it from Massy city center to train station Massy - Palaiseau​? 

Massy city center is 0.6 miles (0.9 kilometers) away from train station Massy - Palaiseau​. If passengers are traveling without luggage, it is very easy to get from Massy - Palaiseau​ to Massy center on foot. Walk down Avenue Carnot, the modern industrial center of Massy, and reach Massy central in only 12 minutes, from train station Massy - Palaiseau. The 399 bus takes visitors directly from central Massy's Chemin des Femmes to Massy - Palaiseau​ in only 2 minutes. As the bus arrives every 10 minutes, this is a cheap and convenient option for travelers with luggage. Taxis are by far the fastest way to get from Massy city center to train station Massy - Palaiseau​, as it only takes two minutes and there is no waiting time, when passengers use an Uber or book a local taxi in advance. 

How accessible is train station Massy - Palaiseau​​ for those with limited mobility?

Train station Massy - Palaiseau is accessible to travelers with limited mobility. Elevators operate to facilitate accessibility for all passengers wishing to reach each of the two platforms of the B and C RER line. However, of Massy - Palaiseau​'s three exits, elevators only serve two of them. Passengers with limited mobility or heavy luggage should look to access Massy - Palaiseau​ only via entrance Massy Atlantis​ or entrance Massy Vilmorin​. Entrance Avenue Ramolfo Garnier​ is only served by staircases and so is inaccessible to those with limited mobility or large baggage.

Unfortunately, the RER B line only has full accessibility for passengers with limited mobility at Gare du Nord​. At Massy - Palaiseau​, a passenger with access requirements should wait on the platform near to where the driver's carriage will arrive. This way, when the RER train arrives at Massy - Palaiseau​, they can attract the attention of train staff who should help them board the train. 

Local tips: train station Massy - Palaiseau points of interest

Most people stay in Massy because of its close proximity to Paris city center. Via the RER, Massy - Palaiseau​ is only half an hour from Notre Dame​. However, Massy has some attractions of its own. Massy is home to the only opera house in Île-de-France ​outside of Paris, which opened in 1993. Church of Sainte-Marie-Madeleine​ was once an important route for pilgrims on the way to Santiago de Compostela​. Parc de Sceaux​ promises brilliant local flora and fauna. 

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