In French, to express getting on/off a means of transport, you use two specific verbs: monter dans and descendre de.
How to say getting on/off a means of transport in French
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Note that you use:
- monter dans to describe getting on or in + [a mode of transport]
- descendre de to describe getting off or out of + [a mode of transport]
de becomes du or des when followed by le or les, and d' in front of un/une:
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Les passagers sont descendus du bateau, sains et saufs.The passengers got off the boat, safe and sound.