Getting to INSEAD Europe Campus
The INSEAD Europe Campus is located on the edge of the Forest of Fontainebleau and just a stone's throw away from the town centre. It lies within easy reach of all major airports and rail systems connecting Paris with the rest of the world.
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Trains to Fontainebleau leave from the Gare de Lyon in Paris.
At the Gare de Lyon go to the 'Ile de France/Banlieu' counter (NOT 'Grandes Lignes') to buy your ticket for 'Fontainebleau/Avon'.
The final destination of your train can be any one of the following; Montereau, Montargis, Sens or Laroche-Migennes. This is what will be displayed on the Departures board.
They leave from any one of two sets of platforms - yellow 'numbered' platforms (5-23) at one end of the station and blue 'lettered' (A-N) platforms at the other. (all about the Gare de Lyon)
The closed circuit TV screen at the head of the platform announces all the stops. Make sure that your train stops in Fontainebleau.
For more information on local train times, current prices and availability please go to the SNCF-Transilien website
or download the pdf of train timings here => Reseau Paris-Lyon (Ligne R)
From Fontainebleau train station
You can book a taxi in advance from this list or catch one at the station
By Public Town Bus
See bus network map
The stops nearest INSEAD are: Dunant, St Aspais & sous-Préfecture
Stade-Couperin is the stop for INSEAD
Click here for the latest schedules
By Free INSEAD Shuttle service - see below
Free INSEAD Shuttles from Fontainebleau Station
Monday to Friday you are welcome to take the INSEAD shuttle bus operated by Véolia.
The morning drop-off shuttle stops first at the Euro-Asia centre and then in front of the main reception.
The evening shuttle leaves from in front of the main reception every day except Wednedsays, when it leaves from the the traffic light on rue Paul Tavernier on the other side of the Boulevard de Constance. Check bus stand map here.
Arrival from Paris
|Train departs Paris||7.49||8.19|
|Train arrives FBL||8.27||8.58||13.27|
|Bus leaves FBL station||8.31||9.02|
|Return to Fontainebleau station|
|Shuttle leaves INSEAD||17.30||18.10||13.00||14.30|
|Train departs FBL||18.00||18.30||
From Charles de Gaulle airport
(north of Paris and approximately 100 kms from Fontainebleau).
Travel time: approximately 1 hour and 30 mins.
Travel time : approximately 2 hours.
Take the coach from Charles de Gaulle Airport to the Gare de Lyon.
Or take the RER Line B (Metro-Train) to the Gare du Nord, change to RER line D to the Gare de Lyon.
For directions from the Gare de Lyon to Fontainebleau please see 'Getting here from Paris' above.
From Orly airport
(south of Paris and approximately 45 kms from Fontainebleau).
Travel time: approximately 45 mins.
For further information on travel to and from Paris airports please go to the Aeroports de Paris website.
INSEAD provides 850 free car parking spaces on campus for staff, participants and visitors:
- North outdoor car-park - Open 24/7 except when the marquee is installed
- EAC (Euro-Asia Centre) outdoor car-park - Open 7 a.m.- 8 p.m. Monday to Friday; Badge accessible 7 a.m.- 8 p.m. on weekends.
Closed from 8 p.m.- 7 a.m.
- Underground car parks (under the library and the Plessis Mornay building) - Open 24/7
- Car park under Residence 2 - Badge accessible only
There are spaces reserved for disabled persons in all of the parking lots.
Students and participants will be given a parking sticker on arrival.