Transportation in Paris, know


Getting around Paris by car

Really not a good idea to use a car in Paris , especially if you've province and you do not have a residence permit for parking. Also the traffic is very dense in Paris and frequent traffic jams.
Find 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.
A paris itself, there were still a few years ago some free streets, but those days are definitely over.
Only the weekends and in August there is free parking (not in the streets), come with a car in Paris can then be considered.

Getting around Paris on a 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 quite safe to drive 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. < / p>

Getting around Paris by Metro

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 5 am to 0:30 on weekdays and 1:30 on weekends.
the major problem of the Paris metro is its lack of equipment in elevators, many stations do not have one, if you travel with luggage or you have a physical disability that can be a serious problem, find out in advance about the infrastructure of stations on the RATP website.
In general 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 pass more than three underground trains to be able to climb into a train.
avoid rush hour lines 1, 4 and 13 and RER A.
a single ticket costs 1.70 euros, it is more economical buying a book of ten tickets for 12.70 euros, which lowers the price of 1.27 euro ticket. (Kids book: 6,35 euros).
A ticket is valid for 1:30, it helps to take subway, RER, bus or tram, by cons you can transfer between subway and RER, and between the bus and the tram.
Say you need to take a subway and then a bus, then you must buy two tickets.
the 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.
pass weekly and monthly are called Navigo.

  • Naviguo week: 19,15 euros for zones 1-2 .
  • Navigo Monthly: 62.90 euros for zones 1-2 .

    Travel by Train in Paris and its suburbs

    Besides the metro there are five commuter train lines : 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 depending on the 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.
    Do you do not have 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.
    In addition to the RSP, there are many suburban train lines (Transilien) from the main stations.

    Travel by boat in Paris

    In addition to the river boats there is a river shuttle service named 'Batobus' , it serves 8 stops on the Seine, the Eiffel Tower, the Champs Elysées, the Orsay Museum, the Louvre, Saint Germain des Près, Notre Dame, city Hall, Garden plants.
    Do not confuse the Batobus with riverboats, the Batobus is a shuttle that offers the opportunity to move up and down freely at all boat throughout the day, and for the same price as a ticket Metro. He spends a shuttle every 20 minutes, the batobus operate between 10h and 19h in winter, and from 10 am to 21:30 in summer
    You can choose between various options.

    • Pass 1 day: 15 € (7 € Children under 16 years € 9 Privilege rate)
    • Pass 2 consecutive days: 18 € (9 € Children under 16 years € 12 Privilege rate)
    • Pass 5 consecutive days: 21 € (10 € for children under 16, € 14 Privilege rate)
    • Annual Pass: 60 € (38 € child under 16 years old)
    • Pass 2 consecutive days and OpenTour Batobus: 43 € (20 € child under 12 years old) .
    • Pass 3 consecutive days and OpenTour Batobus: 46 €

      The Privilege rate is granted to students or cardholders Imagine R, Navigo, Ultimate, and Emerald Amethyst, large family.

      Getting around Paris by bike

      The bike is a very good alternative to public transport and a great way to see Paris. Just a few years Paris was not the best place to get around by bicycle, but that has changed dramatically in recent years, bicycle lanes are separated, you can take the vast corridors of buses on most boulevards.
      Paris also has many banks that are perfect for cycling.
      There are a few ways to 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 rent a Velib, many rental stations are located all around the city. You can borrow a bike quickly with a simple credit card for the price of a metro ticket, after 30 minutes the rental costs 1 euro per half hour.
      If you do not want to pay extra simply bike changes every 30 minutes.
      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 the Vélib in the direction of descent.
      what causes bicycle shortage in the heights of the city and Bicycle overload in the center, or when it is very time difficult to find a place to park his bike.

      Getting around Paris by bus.

      Although the metro desserve all areas of Paris , there are places of 'holes' or the use of a bus can be judicious. A bus ride is also 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.
      And as for the metro 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).
      The 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 areas devices from the Paris area. There is also a circular line connecting the main stations.

      Getting around Paris by taxi.

      Taxis are relatively expensive , especially at night and from the airports, however, several taxi may be your best option.
      It can 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 a taxi look at the 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 service 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 booking. The two most important are Taxis G7 and Taxis Bleus:

      • net Taxis Paris: +33 (0) 6 24 14 15 69 .
      • Taxi G7: +33 (0) 1 47 39 47 39 .
      • Taxis Blue: +33 (0) 891 70 10 10 .
      • Taxi Paris: +33 014 1276699 .
      • Taxi Shuttle (shuttle Roissy) 01 39 94 96 89 .