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Le Balabus

This is an orange and white public bus serving the main tourist sights in Paris between the Gare de Lyon and La Défense. It runs on Sunday and public holiday afternoons between April and September, giving an interesting 50-minute tour. You can use your Paris-Visite, Carte Orange, or Mobilis pass, or one to three bus tickets depending on how far you ride.
Balabus map (opens new window)


Le Montmartrobus

This service runs throughout the year around the Butte Montmartre with departures from Place Pigalle. It serves all major points in Montmartre.


Noctilien Night Bus logo Noctilien

Noctilien is RATP's night network. It runs at night, between 1 a.m. and 5.30 a.m. 7 days a week, when the metro, RER and other buses are no longer running. This network consists of 18 lines linking Paris to its suburbs. Each line is designated by a letter.

There are now 35 Noctilien routes running from five different hubs: Gare de Lyon, Gare Montparnasse, Gare Saint-Lazare, Gare de l'Est, and Châtelet. The service runs from 12:30 to 5:30 a.m., 7 days a week, covering 1,950 stops in Paris and 175 towns throughout Ile-de-France, including routes to Charles de Gaulle and Orly airports.

Noctilien Night Bus Map PDF

Open Tour tourist bus L'Open Tour bus

These yellow and green open-top buses provide a Hop on Hop off service which gives you access to most major attractions in Paris via four different routes. Take the bus and drop off in any stops and take your own time before catching the next bus coming to that stop.

Full details here

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