Transport in Paris


The subway system in Paris is called the “Metro”.
With more than 300 stations on 16 different metro lines it is one of the best and most expanded subways in the world.

Read more and view or download the official Paris Metro Map provided by RATP, the public transport operator of Paris.
Read on -► The Paris Metro


Paris has 5 regional train lines called “Paris RER”, offering connections between the city center and the surrounding suburbs, including the Charles de Gaulle Airport (CDG) and Euro Disney Paris.
The 5 RER train lines are named RER A, RER B, RER C, RER D and RER E.
Popular destinations:
 • RER A: Euro Disneyland
 • RER B: Charles de Gaulle Airport (CDG)
 • RER C: Versailles and Orly Airport
To view schedules consult the public transport authority of Paris RATP:


Buses are a good supplement to the metro lines, with the advantage to do some sightseeing while travelling.v There are more than 60 bus lines to choose from in the city center.
To view maps with bus lines consult the public transport authority of Paris RATP:


Paris offers both shuttle and cruise river boats on the Seine River.
The Batobus company ( offers shuttle service boats between 8 stations on the seine river.
Upstream the stations are The Eiffel Tower, The Orsay Museum, Saint-Germain-Des-Prés, Notre Dame, Jardin des plantes. The boats continues back downstream with stops at The Hotel De Ville, The Louvre Museum, the Champs-Elysées and back again to The Eiffel Tower.
Tickets valid for one or several days can be purchased at the boat stations.
Cruise Tours are offered by several other companies, some with dinner and shows in the evening.
 • Vedettes Pont-Neuf (
 • Bateaux-Mouche (
 • Bateaux Parisians cruise (


Taxis are operated by several private companies and individuals. However they all use the official illuminated sign “Taxi Parisien” on the roof of the car.
Taxis can be hailed on the street or at a taxi rank or by calling the common Taxi reservation office at phone number 01 45 30 30 30.

Rental bikes

The Paris Town Hall runs the world’s biggest bike-sharing service called “Vélib” with more than 20.000 bikes available for rent all over the city.
Bikes can be picked up and returned at any one of Vélib’s more than 1800 self-service bike-stations.
You can buy a 1-day or 7-day ticket at the self-service terminal located at each station.
Tickets can also be bought online at Velib’s website: