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Getting around

Paris and its surroundings have a well-developed transport network that will allow you to easily get from one place to the next.

Paris and its surroundings have a well-developed transport network that will allow you to easily get from one place to the next. Discover the various transport passes on offer to make your stay even easier.

Transportation

Public transport

Metro

The most convenient and one of the most economical modes of transport, there are nearly 400 stations and 16 lines on the Metro. It is open 7 days a week between 5:30 a.m. and 1:15 a.m. and until 2:15 a.m. on Fridays and Saturdays. It allows you to to move around the capital and neighbouring cities.

Ticket T+ and Paris Visite are valid for use.

Regional Express Railway (RER) and transilien

The 5 RER lines and the Transilien lines form a network that allows you to travel through the region by train from Paris, and to cross the capital more quickly than with the Metro. More information: www.transilien.com

Ticket T+ (within Paris), Paris Visite and Ile-de-France tickets are valid for use.

Bus

There are almost 300 bus lines in Ile-de-France. You can get from one place to the next all while enjoying the view. Buses run in Paris and the region from 7:00 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. Some lines run until 0:30 a.m.

Ticket T+ and Paris Visite are valid for use.

Noctilien

If you need to travel at night when the Metro is closed, make use of the Noctilien network. From 0:30 to 5:30, 42 bus lines will transport you safely through the night in Paris and in Ile-de-France.

Ticket T+ and Paris Visite are valid for use.

Tramway

Within Paris and the surrounding area, there is also a network of 8 tramway lines that circulate mainly around Paris and the surrounding towns.

Ticket T+ and Paris Visite are valid for use.

More information about the metro, bus, noctilien and tramway

www.ratp.fr

Batobus

Transport service on the Seine, offered 7 days a week.

The pass allows you to get on and off for 1 day, 2 days or 1 year.

Nine stops are offered along the route: The Eiffel Tower, Champs-Elysées, Orsay Museum, the Louvre, St-Germain-des-Prés, Notre Dame, the City Hall and Jardin des Plantes in Beaugrenelle.

More information : www.batobus.com

Apps for planning your routes, looking at timetables and checking the traffic status on the transport lines:

Individual transport

Taxi

There are 420 taxi ranks throughout Paris but you can also hail a cab when you see one on the street. To do this, check that the illuminated sign on its roof is green. If it is red, the taxi already has a fare.

The main taxi companies in the capital: Taxis Parisiens, Taxi Bleus, Taxi G7 and Alpha Taxi.

Vélib'

Self-service bike rental available from automatic kiosks, available in French, English and Spanish. Available 247.

More information : www.velib.paris.fr Download the vélib’ app with : Google Play App Store

Option to buy short-term tickets: 1 day or 1 week with Vélib’ Visit for immediate use or for use up to 15 days later.

Autolib'

Self-service electric vehicles; Autolib’ Service provides 247 access to rent Bluecar vehicles from 880 stations throughout Paris and the surrounding area. One single charge is enough to travel between 150 et 250 kilometres.

More information : www.autolib.eu metropole app

Travel passes

T+ book of tickets

  • Book containing 10 single journey tickets for travel on the Metro and RER in Paris, Ile-de-France bus routes (except Orlybus and Roissybus) and the Tramway routes.
  • Period of validity: an hour and a half between the first and last validation with the following possible pairings (Metro/Metro, Metro/RER and RER/RER in Paris, bus/bus, bus/tram and tram/tram).



Paris Visite

  • An unlimited pass for travel in Paris and Ile-de-France, no restrictions, for 1, 2, 3 or 5 consecutive days.
  • One ticket for the whole of your stay.
  • Option to choose between 2 geographical zones:
    • Zones 1 to 3 - allows you to use public transport in Paris and its inner suburbs.
    • Zones 1 to 5 - allows you to use public transport in Paris and Ile-de-France (airports, Palace of Versailles, Disneyland Paris, etc.).

Depending on the zones you choose, Paris Visite allows you to make use of:

  • Metro lines, RER lines (RATP and SNCF)
  • Transilien SNCF lines
  • Bus and Tramway lines in Ile-de-France (except the following: Jetbus, Allobus, Roissy CDG networks; tourist circuits and Bus Direct)
  • Orlyval line (linking Orly airport with the RER B)- the Montmartre Funicular

More information : www.ratp.fr

Travel to Paris to and from Charles-de-Gaulle and Orly Airports

By public transport

  • From Charles de Gaule : RER B
    Allow 25-30 minutes from/to centre of Paris.

  • From Orly : Orlyval (runs from 6 a.m. to 11 p.m.) + RER B (change at Antony)
    Allow 25-30 minutes from/to the centre of Paris. More information : www.ratp.fr

By shuttle service

RoissyBus and OrlyBus

  • From Roissy Charles de Gaulle: by the RoissyBus shuttle service
    Direct link to and from Paris CDG (all terminals) departing from 11 Rue Scribe, 75009 Paris. Runs from 5:15 a.m. to 00:30 a.m. in the direction of Roissy Charles-de-Gaulle airport. Runs from 6 a.m. to 00:30 a.m. in the direction of Paris. Allow 60 minutes per journey.

  • From Orly: by the OrlyBus shuttle

Direct link between Paris (Denfert Rochereau) and Orly airport (all terminals) in both directions.
Runs from 5:35 a.m. to 00:00 a.m. in the direction of Orly airport.
Runs from 6 a.m. to 00:30 a.m. in the direction of Paris.
Allow 30 minutes per journey.

Bus Direct Paris Airport

Link service between the airports of Roissy Charles de Gaulle, Orly and Paris. Available lines serving Gare de Lyon, Gare Montparnasse, Porte Maillot, Etoile/Champs Elysées, Tour Eiffel, Trocadéro.

SuperShuttle France

Shared or private door-to-door transfers to and from the Paris airports, Beauvais, and all stations in Paris.

Travel to Paris to and from Beauvais Airport

Official shuttle Paris-Beauvais

Direct from the Porte Maillot in Paris.
Allow approx. 1 hour and 15 minutes per journey.
Reservations: www.aeroportparisbeauvais.com