Moving around Paris

  • Paris Metro entry sign located in the Latin Quarter

    Paris Metro entry sign located in the Latin Quarter

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Moving around Paris Paris fr

Métro (Underground)

With approximately 300 stations and 16 different lines (each numbered and with a different colour on the map) across the French capital the Métro can be a practical way to get around the city.

Open from 6.00 a.m. until 12.30 a.m. tickets have a validity of 1.5 or 2 hours from when you first enter the Métro system (depending on whether you transfer to/from a bus).

The same type of ticket is used in the Métro and on the city’s buses, and you can by books of tickets – ‘Carnets’ - (like you would books of stamps) and in general you would use one ticket per journey, per person.

 

For a look at the Métro map see here: http://www.ratp.fr/plan-interactif/carteidf.php?lang=uk

 

For more information on tickets please see here: http://www.ratp.fr/en/ratp/r_61584/tickets/

 

Bus

With around 59 routes that travel across the city the bus system caters for all journeys around Paris.

Tickets bought in the Métro can be used on the bus, and vice versa, within the validity period (1.5/2 hours) – see Métro section.

 

For a look at the bus route map see here: http://www.ratp.fr/plan-interactif/cartebus.php

 

For more information on tickets please see here: http://www.ratp.fr/en/ratp/r_61584/tickets/

 

Airport Transfers

There are numerous ways to get to the city centre from Paris’s airports – RER, transfer buses, taxis, etc. It’s probably best to look at the airport website in order to find the most suitable options from your arrival to your departure.

 

Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport and Paris Orly Airport : http://www.parisaeroport.fr/en/homepage

 

Paris Beauvais Tillé Airport : http://www.aeroportbeauvais.com/bus.php?lang=eng

 

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