Get around Paris like a local with these transportation tips and tricks.
Paris is one of Europe’s most walkable cities with all of the city’s top attractions close together.
The Paris Metro is budget-friendly and easy to use, with stops at all major tourist spots.
The Batobus runs along the Seine with eight stops at Paris’s best highlights. You can also rent a bike at designated spots throughout the city.
Paris public transport
Types of transport. The Paris Metro includes the metro trains, RER trains and buses.
Paying for transport. You can purchase a single metro ticket for EUR€1.90 at ticket offices, metro stations and some tobacconists. You can also buy a book of 10 single tickets for EUR€16. A weekly Navigo pass is available but requires a passport photo. These tickets are valid on metro trains for all connections in a single trip, on RER trains within the city and on buses for a single trip not including connections.
Getting to and from the airport. The RER B train runs from Charles de Gaulle Airport to the city centre in 40 minutes. Trains depart every 6-15 minutes and tickets cost EUR€10. The Roissybus provides direct transport to the Paris-Opéra district for EUR€11. Le Bus Direct connects the Charles de Gaulle airport to the Eiffel Tower and the Gare Montparnasse railway station for EUR€17. Buses 350 and 351 run from Charles de Gaulle Airport to the city centre.
Best apps for getting around. The RAPT app uses geolocation to find nearby public transportation and can show you in real time when transport will arrive. You can also use it to plan the route to your destination.
Paris Metro map
Get you bearings and decide where to stay for the easiest commute to all your sought after attractions using the official Paris metro map.
Taxis and Uber
Taxi. You can hail taxis from the side of the road, but it may be difficult. Taxis aren’t legally allowed to pull over if you’re within 50 metres of a taxi stand, which you can find throughout the city. You can also call and book a taxi in advance.
Uber.Uber is available and costs EUR€50-80 from Charles de Gaulle Airport to the city centre. From Orly International Airport, Uber is EUR€35-50.
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Airport transfers from both Charles de Gaulle and Orly International airports are an easy way to start your trip by getting you into the city quickly.
Paris car hire rental companies
Renting a car in Paris is not very common or recommended as it is often faster to get around by public transportation.
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