Here is some info about getting to the French Open at Roland Garros via the Metro in Paris.
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In addition to the info here about getting to Roland Garros on the Metro, also read the Practical Information from the Roland Garros spectator guide which includes some other Metro stops that are near to Roland Garros, and might be less congested when big crowds leave the grounds.
You can buy tickets via machines at each Metro station or at the counter when it’s open.
A single ticket costs Euro 1.70 or you can buy 10 tickets for Euro 12.70, which is cheaper per ticket and also saves you time by not having to buy a new ticket each time you travel. Note that the ticket machines only take coins or credit card ie no notes.
You need your ticket to get into the station but not to get out.
Note that ticket prices were current and correct when this article was written on 25 May 2012.
Getting to Roland Garros
Take Line No.10 towards Boulogne. The stop for Roland Garros is Port d’Auteuil (you can see it below on the bottom at the left).
The trip takes about 20 minutes from Chatelet, which is one of the Metro stations that connects to a lot of different lines.
When you get to the station, take the exit marked “Roland Garros”.
It’s a short walk from the station
At the top of the stairs, walk to the right.
Then walk in the direction of your gate.
Once you’ve crossed the road you can follow the tennis balls and racquets on the footpaths. It’s about a 5 minute walk to the gate, although I can’t say how long the queue will be when you get there.
I hope this information is helpful if it’s your first visit to Roland Garros.
If you have any other tips about getting to the French Open via the Metro, please leave a comment and let me know.
Until next time
Grand Slam Gal
Hi, can you please tell me how to get from Roland Garros back into the city (a nice part of the city where there are restaurants and not too far from CDG airport) via public transport?
We’ve left the grounds twice now when it seemed like a biggish crowd was leaving at the same time and heading for the Metro which I thought would be busy, but still it was not too crowded on the platform, and relatively easy to get a seat.
It was so easy when I went in 2010 – just as you have said here! A great feature of the tournament, being accessible to public transport.
Got tickets, now know how to get there, just need good weather! Roll on RG 2012.