Transport in Paris France - Page 1
You will find many different flights to Paris from airports all over the world, in fact today many budget airlines offer cheap flights to Paris, so you can now visit this incredible capital city even if it be just for a day trip. But getting around Paris like any major city can seem a daunting prospect. Yet with the network of different public transport services in place, like trams, buses to boats and trains to cycles, taxis and the Paris metro, that makes travelling around the city become part of your holiday whilst you see the many different tourist attractions.
Map of main Paris public transport options
This map above shows the main public Paris transport options available like the Metro lines, RER trains, Tram lines, SNCF and Transilien trains, Bus T Zen, and Bus Express lines, but if you need more detailed maps for each option or line please visit one of our other pages listed below.
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Paris transport maps - Image and PDF downloads
Download different Paris Metro maps along with maps for the 16 individual Metro lines, in PDF format or as an image file, showing you over 300 Metro stations.
Download route maps for Paris buses with street plan for your smart phone, iPad, Tablet or laptop in PDF format or as an image file with over 12,000 bus stops.
Download Reseau Express Regional RER Train maps for Paris and Ile-de-France for your smart phone, iPad, Tablet or laptop in PDF format or as an image file.
Download Noctilien bus route maps for Paris with bus stops for your smart phone, iPad, Tablet etc. in PDF or as an image file showing over 40 different routes.
Download Velib Station maps for Paris that has over 20,000 bikes you can hire 24 hours a day from 1,800 different bicycle stations all around the capital city.
Download public transport maps for the Orly and Charles de Gaulle airports in Paris with bus and train shuttle services to the different airport terminals.
Download maps of public shuttle services for the Charles de Gaulle airport in Paris including RER trains and different bus routes to the CDG airport terminals.
Download maps of public transport services for the Orly airport in Paris including RER trains, Trams and different shuttle bus routes to the airport terminals.
Download tramway route maps of Paris trams onto your mobile device in PDF format or as an image file showing over 180 tram stations on 8 different Tram lines.
The Paris airport shuttle bus services offered by Cars Air France that travel to and from Orly Airport and Charles de Gaulle airport in air conditioned coaches.
Download maps showing the RATP Montmartrobus bus service that covers the Montmartre area of Paris with street plan and bus stops.
Map showing the RATP Balabus service that runs on National Holidays and Sunday afternoons travelling between Gare de Lyon and the Grande Arche.
Paris public transport maps for Stade de France including Metro lines, trains, tramways, night and day buses along with timetables, connections and street plans.
Paris public transport maps for Hippodrome de Longchamp including Metro lines, trains, tramways, night and day buses along with timetables, connections and street plans.
Maps showing Disneyland Paris transport options including airport transfers, shuttle buses and RER trains with timetables, ticket costs and booking details.
Paris public transport maps for Gare de Lyon including Metro lines, trains, night and day buses along with timetables, connections and street plans.
Paris public transport maps for Gare du Nord including Metro lines, trains, night and day buses along with timetables, connections and street plans.
Paris public transport maps for Gare Saint-Lazare including Metro lines, trains, night and day buses along with timetables, connections and street plans.
Information maps on transport options for Chateau de Versailles including RATP Bus and RER Train services, plus the luxury ExpressVersailles bus tours.
Paris public transport maps for the Eiffel Tower including Metro lines, trains, night and day buses along with timetables, connections and street plans.
Different Paris transport systems
There are well over 15,000 taxis that cover Paris and the outskirts, so there will never be one very far away, but unlike lots of cities and countries throughout the world, the taxi drivers in Paris are registered and it is their full time job.
The OpenTour company have large double decker buses with open tops and are very easy to spot due to their bright yellow and green colours, and they operate every day of the year on four different routes around the city of Paris.
- L'OpenTour Bus Routes
The Gare de L'Est, also known as Paris Est is one of largest train stations in Paris that has high speed trains providing services to the Alsace region of France, along with many other coutries such as Germany, Austria, Italy, Switzerland and more.
The Gare de Lyon train stations in Paris has been modernised over the years in order to accommodate the TGV high speed trains that takes passengers to destinations all over the country, but especially people travelling down to the Cote d’Azur region and the South of France.
The Batobus is like a shuttle bus service that stops at eight different points along the River Seine so that people can get to the major tourist attractions in Paris, and is a unique service, which has six boats that constantly cruise up and down and provides a relaxing way of getting around Paris.
The Batobus is a water bus, which is a very different kind of transport in Paris and is designed to enable people that are on holiday in Paris to reach many of the monuments, landmarks and different tourist attractions in Paris.
The Gare de Nord is the busiest train station in Europe that services around 190 million travellers every year with connections to other countries such as Belgium and the Netherlands, plus this is where the Eurostar train arrives In Paris.
If you want to reach the top of Montmartre and go to the Place du Tertre, the Eglise Saint-Pierre de Montmartre or the Sacre Coeur Basilica, then there are dedicated buses called Montmartre Buses or Montmartrobus, that are run by the RATP group who provide public transport in Paris.
The Balabus is a great option, as it is a tourist bus in Paris that only runs on Sunday afternoons and on National French holidays and goes between the Gare de Lyon train station and La Defense area, where the Grande Arche is located.
In French this funicular is called the Funiculaire du Montmartre and takes you from near the bottom of the Montmartre hill to near the top, leaving you only a short climb to reach the Sacre Coeur Basilica, Saint Pierre church or Place du Tertre.
The Gare Montparnasse is one of the main train stations in Paris that has around 50 million commuters each year, but was only built within the 1960s, and today on the upper levels on the Grandes Lignes you can find the TGV trains.
- Jardin Atlantique Public Gardens
When travelling around Paris in the early hours of the morning, rather than paying high taxi prices, you can now use the Noctilien night bus service.
The Gare d'Austerlitz is one of the main train stations in Paris that is located on the left bank of the River Seine and originally called the Gare d'Orleans.
Why not treat yourself to a luxury Paris tour in a chauffeur driven vintage Rolls Royce, which will take you around numerous tourist attractions in the city.
The bike sharing scheme in Paris, known as the Velib, is the largest of its kind in the world and allows you to rent a bike on a daily or yearly aspect.
The Green River Cruises has two luxury Pontoons that can accommodate 8 to 11 people that are ideal for small groups or private romantic trips on the River Seine.
Looking for something different? How about a private tour of Paris by horse and carriage, that is great for weddings, proposals or part of a romantic weekend.
The Canauxrama, offer pleasure boat cruises on the Canal Saint-Martin, Canal de l'Ourcq and River Seine in Paris, including some complete day cruise packages.
The Paris Canal company offers canal cruises in Paris including cruises on the River Seine and the Canal Saint-Martin that are suitable for all the family.
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