Paris Transportation

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Paris Transportation

Paris has an excellent public transit network, including the Métro, buses, trams and RER regional express trains that run to the suburbs and the airports. If you are arriving in Paris by air, we suggest that you purchase a "Paris Visite zone 1 - 5" transit pass at the airport. This pass gives you unlimited travel during your entire stay, including service to the airports. The price of the ticket depends on the number of days you'll be staying as well as the number zones you'll need access to. The city of Paris is contained within the first two zones.

Chauffeured Car
From the Charles de Gaulle Airport
From Orly Airport
In Paris
In Paris
Cars

Chauffeured Car

Firstway
Firstway
A driver meets you at the exit of the baggage claim and takes you directly to your apartment. Best of all, their prices are very reasonable.

www.taximoto-limousine-paris.fr
www.ecovisitparis.com
Your chauffeur will meet you at the airport, train station or apartment address.

From the Charles de Gaulle Airport

RER Line B: to Paris Gare du Nord - Travel time: 30 minutes - Price: 8.70 euro
Roissy-bus: to Paris Opéra - Travel time: 45/60 minutes - Price: 10.40 euros

Air France Bus
- to Paris Porte Maillot or Place de l'Etoile - Travel time: 35/50 minutes - Price: 10.40 euro
- to Paris Gare de Lyon or Gare Montparnasse - Travel time: 45/55 minutes - Price: 11.50 euro

Numerous companies offer a shuttle service to the airport.
http://www.parisairportservice.com
http://www.bluvan.fr
http://www.paris-airport-shuttle.com
http://www.airport-connection.com

From Orly Airport

Orlybus: - to Paris Place Denfert-Rochereau - Travel time: 30 minutes - Price: 5.50 euro
Orlyval + RER Line B: to Paris Saint-Michel - Price: 8.75 euro

Air France Bus:
- to Paris Gare Montparnasse - Travel time: 30/45 minutes - Price: 7.50 euro
- to Paris Invalides (Air France Terminal) - Travel time: 30/45 minutes - Price: 7.50 euro
- to Paris Invalides (Air France Terminal) - Travel time: 30/45 minutes - Price: 7.50 euro
RER Line C: to Paris Gare d'Austerlitz - Travel time: 40 minutes + shuttle bus - Price: 5.25 euro
http://www.parisairportservice.com
http://www.bluvan.fr
http://www.paris-airport-shuttle.com
http://www.airport-connection.com
Taxi: approximate fare 15 to 30 euro

In Paris

Use the buses, Métro and RER trains to get around Paris. The Métro and RER trains run from 5:30 am to 12:30 am. Most buses stop running at 8:30 pm and do not run on Sundays and holidays. You can buy tickets and passes in Métro and RER stations. Bus drivers sell individual tickets. Hang on to you ticket until your final destination, since you may be required to produce it for inspection.

Approximate travel time for crossing Paris from east to west is 36 minutes and from north to south is 30 minutes.

Ticket prices and options: Single ticket: 1.70 euros, book of 10 tickets: 12 euros

One ticket for each trip (maximum time limit: 90 minutes). You must punch your ticket when entering the Métro or boarding a bus.

Weekly pass (Carte Orange): Paris (2 zones): 18.35 euros
Valid from Monday through Sunday for unlimited travel on buses, Métro and RER within Paris. Ask for the complete card and bring an ID photo.

Tourist Travel Pass (Carte Paris Visite): Zones 1-6: 41.90 euro for 3 days / 51.20 euro for 5 days.
This pass is valid for unlimited travel on Métro, RER trains, buses, trams, the Montmartre funicular, night buses, suburban train lines and OPTILE buses. The five-zone pass will take you to Disneyland Paris, Versailles and the airports.

Taxi:
The approximate fare for night-time rides in Paris is between 10 and 15 euros.

Cars

Our advice is to only rent a car if you want to visit the countryside.  As in any large city, the roads can get crowded at rush hour and parking is often difficult. Public transportation and taxis are so efficient in the city that a car is really not necessary.