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Getting around Paris

Getting around Paris can be done in all sorts of ways, but the various means of transport are not to difficult to sort out - you can often use the same tickets!
Links below will give you the lowdown on travelling around Paris, if you want to know about arriving or leaving the city, e.g. transfers from and to the airports, please see our "Arriving and Departing Paris" pages.


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©Fabio VenniParis Métro

The métro network has 16 lines, 221.6 km (133.7 miles) of track, 380 stations (87 are interchanges connecting different lines) and carries around 1.336 billion passengers a year. We tell you when and where it runs, how to use it and what tickets you can buy.


RER logo Paris RER trains

The RER combines a city-centre subway and a suburban rail system, providing rapid east-west and north-south links. Both in Paris and in its suburbs, the RER network connects with metro, bus and tram services. Destinations outside the city include CDG Airport, Versailles, and Disneyland Paris.


Bus logo Paris buses

Not enough tourists give regular Paris buses a go - the Métro may be efficient, but as so much of Paris is attractive to look at, you can miss a lot if you travel only on the subway rather than above ground. Find out how to use the buses, what tickets to buy, and which ones to catch!

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Les Cars RougesParis sightseeing buses

Apart from the public bus options of Le Balabus and Le Montmartrobus , Paris now has "hop-on, hop-off" bus services that cover many attractions while offering great flexibility.


Tram logo Paris trams

Light rail is making a comeback in Paris, and three more lines are due to open in late 2006. Currently, there are 2 tramway lines: T1 and T2.


BatobusParis by boat

Getting around Paris by boat really means travelling on the Seine and its subsidiary waterways like the St-Martin and Ourcq Canals. Check out the Batobus, sightseeing cruises and dinner cruises right here!


Paris a Velo tours Paris by bicycle

Cycling around Paris needs care but when you get off the main thoroughfares it can be surprisingly relaxing - not the least because you're not struggling to find somewhere to park!


Paris Segway electric scootersParis Segway scooter tours

If you've heard about Segway scooters, you know you've always wanted to try one out! Segways are amazing computer-controlled, self-balancing electric scooters with two wheels side-by-side that run on Paris pavements (sidewalks).

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