Public transport to the three Buc International Sections
International section students make use of the extensive bus network that already exists for students at the neighbouring Lycée Franco Allemand (LFA). Many of these buses are taken generally only by school children and provide reliable service for even primary-aged kids. For more details on the bus routes, please consult the information provided by ALFA (LFA parents’ association) http://www.alfa-buc.org/fr/bus-lfa-reseau/
Subsidies: Pupils living in certain départements are entitled to a subsidy for their annual Imagin’R bus pass. More information regarding subsidies and how to get them at https://www.imagine-r.com/ and at www.psab.fr/faq.
Using the Buses: It is important that your child validate a bus pass or ticket on each journey. If passengers don’t validate their cards, Ile-de-France Mobilités may decide to cancel a bus service considering it to be inefficient. (This has already happened!) So please remind your child regularly to validate. There are controls on the buses and children who have not validated a pass will be fined.
Bad Weather: In case of extremely bad weather, school buses may not be running. Consult the website of the bus company responsible for your route or the twitter feed of the Yvelines: @Prefet78 or www.yvelines.pref.gouv.fr
School Timetable & Transport
In middle school, lessons largely take place from 8h45am to 4h20 pm Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday, Wednesday 8h45am – 5h15pm. These schedules make it possible to take the buses of the many lines also serving the Lycée Franco-Allemand next door. Primary and high school students also use this bus network, timetables permitting.
For more details
Check the ALFA website transportation page: http://www.alfa-buc.org/fr/bus-lfa-reseau/