Practical information for Games ticket holders
Before you travel
This section covers all the important steps you need to follow before you travel to France.
Citizens of certain countries need to apply for a visa to enter France. This official government website will tell you whether you need a visa and – if you do – guide you through every step of the visa application process.
Respective visa requirements aside, citizens of non-Schengen countries must meet the entry requirements set out in the applicable European and French regulations. A full list of entry requirements is available on this official government website.
Travellers to France can find a list of the Covid rules applicable to them on the official website of the French Ministry of the Interior and Overseas Territories. These rules are subject to change, so you should check the website regularly.
Train stations and airports
Here is a list of the main train stations and airports in and around Paris 2024 Games venues.
Getting to and around France
Coming to France with Air France
Air France, official partner of the Paris 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Games, flies 835 direct routes per day from its Paris airports (Roissy-Charles de Gaulle and Orly) to 191 destinations in 89 countries, including the cities of Bordeaux, Lille, Lyon, Marseille, Nantes and Nice in mainland France, where events will be held during the Paris 2024 Olympic Games, plus Papeete in French Polynesia, where Olympic surfing events will take place at Teahupoʻo in Tahiti.
The Air France network
See the list of destinations:
Travelling in France with SNCF
As an Official Supporter of the Paris 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Games, SNCF is helping the Organising Committee to fulfil its ambition of organising a more responsible event by enabling spectators and visitors to travel sustainably by train.
Travelling between France and other countries in Europe
- SNCF provides rail links to eight other countries in Europe: Austria, Belgium, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Spain, Switzerland and the UK. Find out all about these routes – cities served, number of trains per day, journey time, carriers, etc. – on the SNCF website.
- It should be noted that these international trains will be available for booking during the period of the Olympic and Paralympic Games in November 2023 for services to London, January 2024 for services to Belgium, the Netherlands and Amsterdam, and February 2024 for other destinations.
Travelling in mainland France
- All of the host cities will be accessible by train with the SNCF group.
- Please note that national train journeys during the Olympic and Paralympic Games will go on sale from February 2024 for group bookings (10 people and up) and from March 2024 for small groups and individuals.
During the Paris 2024 Games, the timing of some sports sessions may prevent you from making a return journey on the same day. Paris 2024 recommends that spectators with tickets to morning or late sessions plan carefully when booking their accommodation and transport.
Paris 2024 will send out specific messages to warn spectators with tickets to the Olympic and Paralympic Games when train tickets go on sale. You can also sign up to alerts by following the procedure outlined via this link.
SNCF has also planned to reinforce its guidance and assistance services for passengers at its various stations during the Paris 2024 Games so that visitors and spectators can get around hassle-free.
Paris 2024 recommends you book your Games accommodation sooner rather than later to avoid disappointment. Please note that some accommodation options have minimum/maximum stay requirements and/or are not bookable yet.
Paris 2024 also advises spectators to look at the competition venue maps before booking anything. These resources are available on the Paris 2024 “competition venue concept” web page.
Additional information will be provided at a later date.
Transport to and from competition venues
In this section, you will find useful information on how you can get to and from competition venues during the Games. Paris 2024 has made strong sustainable transport commitments to minimise the environmental impact of the Games. To this end, all the venues will be accessible by public transport, and an adapted transport plan will be put in place during the Games.
For the most accurate information, please refer to this page rather than existing route planner apps for the time being (as the results do not reflect the transport plan that will be in place during the Olympic and Paralympic Games). A special Games route planner app will be released to help you get to and from competition venues effortlessly.
Information on competition venue-specific transport options for people with reduced mobility will be provided at a later date.