Paris transport: manual.


Transport in Paris: v oiture .

Not really a good idea to use a car in Paris , especially if you've province and you do not have a residence permit for parking. Finding a place is extremely difficult and expensive, if you do not want to pay for parking you will have to leave your car in the suburbs, some free zones exist here and there, and yet they are rare. In Paris itself, there were still a few years ago some free streets, but those days are definitely over.

Only on weekends and in August there is free parking (not in the streets), come with a car in Paris can then be considered. Also the traffic is very dense in Paris and frequent traffic jams despite the wide avenues traced by Haussmann, the city of Paris is European champion congestion.

Paris is surrounded by five Device Boulevard Marshals, the ring road, the A86, the Francilienne, and the general workaround .

& rarr; Device Paris is the busiest expressway in Europe. 35.04 km along the ring road is largely located on the route of the old fortifications of the city of Paris.

& rarr; The boulevards Marshals are located inside of Paris. This is not a fast track, speed is limited to 50 km, there are crossings and lights.

& rarr; The large bypass Paris. A set of roads and highways that avoid the entire Paris region.

& rarr; The motorway A86 . This highway is a complete loop around Paris at a distance of 2 to 7 kilometers away.

-The Francilienne . A set of roads and highways that will forward all around Paris to a distance of about 20 kilometers away.

The roads and highways of the island of France are equipped with sensors that allow to know the state of real-time traffic. Check the Internet or listening to the radio not to find yourself trapped in a traffic jam.

Transport in Paris: scooter or motorcycle

Paris is a pleasant city to get around by scooter , you can avoid traffic jams, go in the lead at red lights, etc ..

It is generally safe enough to drive a scooter in Paris, Parisians are used scooters and it is rare that a driver suddenly changes lanes without looking back.

Some rental company to offer scooter rental to visit Paris.

Transport in Paris: Metro .

The network of public transport in the Paris area is particularly developed. The metro is the most representative landmark. Paris has an underground rail network and air excellent, there are 16 subway lines on which trains travel all day at intervals of a few minutes, from 5am to 0:30 on weekdays and 1:30 on weekends. one fully automated online There are currently, line 14, which connects the station of Saint-Lazard to the Bibliothèque François Mitterrand.

The e Paris metro network is very tight and the stations are numerous and closely spaced together, less than 500m.

The major problem of the Paris metro is its lack of equipment in a lift, many stations do not have one, if you travel with luggage or you have a physical disability that may be a serious problem, find out in advance about the infrastructure of stations on the RATP website. Generally you can move quickly and easily by subway, take still keeps in peak hours (7-9h / 18h-20h), on line 13, for example it is not uncommon to allow more than three subways to be able to climb into a train.

& rarr; avoid rush hour lines 1, 4 and 13 and RER A.

& rarr; A single ticket costs 1.70 euros, it is more economical to buy a book of ten tickets for 12.70 euros, which lowers the price of 1.27 euro ticket. (Kids book: 6,35 euros) .

& rarr; A ticket is valid for 1:30, it helps to take subway, RER, bus or tram, by cons you can transfer between the metro and RER, and between the bus and the tram.

& rarr; Imagine that you need to take a subway and then a bus, then you must buy two tickets.

day tickets, weekly, or monthly are also available. The price varies depending on the area, the cheaper the tickets is the ticket for a day called Mobilis, it is valid for zones 1-2 and costs 6.40 euros.

weekly passes and monthly are called Navigo.

& rarr; Naviguo week: 19,15 euros for zones 1-2 .

& rarr; Navigo Monthly: 62.90 euros for zones 1-2

Transport in Paris: Train

Besides the metro there are five lines of commuter trains RER A, B, C, D, and E .

Train travel at intervals of about 6-7 min, a normal subway ticket ticket can be used within Paris (Zone 1), outside the zone 1 tickets are

more expensive and their price varies distance. Remember to keep your ticket until the end of your trip, first for not paying fines and secondly to get out of the RER, in fact you will have to board your ticket into a turnstile to get out.

& rarr; Do not get fooled by taking a single metro ticket to go to the airport every day tourists are found to block the RER outputs turnstiles because they do not have the right ticket.

& rarr; In addition to the RSP, there are a couple of commuter train lines (Transilien) from the main train stations: Gare du Nord, Gare Saint-Lazare, Gare de l'Est, Gare Montparnasse, Gare de Lyon and Gare d ' Austerlitz.

Transport in Paris: v élo .

The bike is a very good alternative to public transportation and a great way to see Paris. There are a few years Paris was not the best place to get around by bicycle, but it has changed dramatically in recent years, bicycle lanes are separated, you can take the vast bus lanes on most major boulevards.

Paris also has several banks that are perfect for cycling. There are some ways in Paris that are completely forbidden to cyclists, especially the Voie Georges Pompidou (the high-speed tracks along the Seine), the tunnels under the Halles and the ring road.

If you do not have a bike you can borrow a Vélib , many rental stations are located all around the city (over 1,200 in all). Each station has a terminal to rent a bike and get information about the Vélib service 24 hours 7 days 24 and 7. You can borrow a bike quickly with a Navigo pass or a single credit card for the price a metro ticket, after 30 minutes the rental costs 1 euro per half hour.

If you do not want to pay for it just change bike every 30 minutes by observing a two-minute wait between two loans (note the past half hour supplements can be very expensive). You may purchase a subscription short or long term (one day, one week, one year). For all subscription packages, a deposit of € 150 deposit is required, it is conceded that failure to return the bike after 24 hours.

Be aware that in some places find a Vélib reports to the obstacle course, especially on the right bank near Montmartre, as Montmartre to the Seine it's all downhill, people tend to take Vélib in the direction of descent. Resulting shortage bike in the heights of the city and Bicycle overload in the center, or from times it is very difficult to find a place to park his bike.

( Good to know: If the resort is full you can receive a free quarter-hour to find another station badgant your card or ticket to the terminal )

To partially address this shortage and overflow, agents are constantly working to improve the distribution of bicycles. Another measure, the bonus system V '+ which offers time bonus when you bring your bike in a mountain station (provided you have borrowed a station not receiving the bonus). Finally you may have noticed that many bikes are damaged, to facilitate the work of repairers to identify them more easily, consider returning the saddle defective bikes.

The rates of Vélib subscriptions:

& rarr; subscription Vélib 'Classic, 29 euros for one year.

& rarr; subscription Velib Passion, 39 euros per year. (45 minutes of free use for this formula)

& rarr; 1 day ticket € 1.70.

& rarr; 7-day ticket at 8 euros.

Transport in Paris: Bus .

Although the metro desserve all areas of Paris, there are places of 'holes' or the use of a bus may be appropriate. A bus ride is more suitable for the elderly and disabled, as the Paris metro stations starved elevator, over the bus is a great way to (re) discover Paris.

The bus uses the same tickets as the metro, the ticket costs € 1.70 full price, it is valid 90 minutes and allows a change to another bus or a tram to (but not to the metro and RER) . As for the subway it is possible to use a Navigo Pass monthly or weekly or even a daily ticket.

As for the subway it is more economical to buy a book of ten tickets to 12.70 euros, which lowers the price of 1.27 euro ticket. (Kids book: 6,35 euros) .

At night, the bus is the only means of transport that works, the Noctilien the lines run in one-hour intervals from the center of Paris (Chatelet) to the peripheral areas of the Paris region. There is also a circular line connecting the main stations.

Transport in Paris: Taxi .

The capital has more than 15,000 taxis. Taxis are relatively expensive, especially at night and from the airports, however, several taxi may be your best option.

It can sometimes be difficult to find a taxi, if you know you'll need a taxi to the airport or to a meeting, it is wise to book in advance by phone .To stop watching a taxi sign on the roof: if the sign is white, the taxi is available, if it is off and a colored light is on (blue, orange), it is in use and busy, if the sign is off and no light on, the taxi is off.

As for the taxi stations are usually located near train stations, major hotels, hospitals ... There are a number of services that allow you to call a taxi or make a reservation. The two most important are Taxis G7 and Taxis Bleus:

& rarr; net Taxi Paris: +33 (0) 6 24 14 15 69 .

& rarr; Taxis G7: +33 (0) 1 47 39 47 39 .

& rarr; Taxis Blue: +33 (0) 891 70 10 10 .

& rarr; Taxi Paris: +33 014 1276699 .

& rarr; Taxi Shuttle (shuttle Roissy) 01 39 94 96 89 .

Travel by tram in Paris.

Paris and is also served by tram lines: that provide cross sailings suburbs.

& rarr; The T1 and T4 line serving the northeast of Paris, between Noisy le Sec and the Gare de Saint-Denis to the T1 line.

& rarr; The T2 line serves the south of Paris between Porte d'Ivry and the Garigliano bridge.

& rarr; The T3 line serves the west of Paris between the Defense and the station Issy Val de Seine.