Paris has an extensive and varied public transportation network with 14 metro lines, 3 RER Lines (commuter trains that go to the suburbs and access the airports), 350 bus lines in Ile-de-France, the presence of many taxis and private chauffeurs, “Batobus” river shuttles on the Seine, as well as the “Vélib” bicycle rental services and the “Autolib” electric cars which you can book yourself.
RATP metro and bus:
First metro departs end of line: 5:30am
Time of last metro (arrives at last station at): 1:15am weekday nights from Sunday to Thursday;
2:15am (Friday, Saturday and eve of holidays)
Paris Visit Pass from one to five days are for sale.
Adult Visit Pass 5 days for Zones 1-5 (Paris, suburbs and airports) = € 39.30
Children (from 4 to 11 years old) Visit Pass 5 days = € 19.70
Tickets to Versailles
No special pass, just purchase RER ticket = 4 € for adults
No special pass, just purchase RER ticket= 2 € for children 4 to 11 years
Aéroports de Paris:
RoissyBus to Charles de Gaulle one way 12.10 €
OrlyBus to Orly Val one way 8.50 €
More information available on the metro service, bus, Tram and Noctiliens (Night bus service: 47 lines circulating from 12:30am to 5:30am) on the RATP link
Batobus – Seine shuttle
The Batobus serves 9 stations located near the major districts and monuments of Paris:
Eiffel Tower, Musée d’Orsay, St-Germain-des-Prés, Notre Dame, Jardin des Plantes / City of Fashion and Design, Hotel de Ville, the Louvre, the Champs Elysees and Beaugrenelle.
The “Pass” allow visitors unlimited trips for a limited time.
1 day pass: 17 € (for children 3 to 15 years: € 8)
2 day pass: 19 € (for children 3 to 15 years: 10 €)
Tickets can be purchased on the internet and picked up at the stations of your choice.
Group rates are also available
More information available on the website of Batobus
Available 7 /7 and 24/24, “Velib” is a self-serve bike service that is simple to use and to move easily in Paris and neighboring towns thanks to the more than 1,800 bike stations, each one about 300 meters from the next.
Tickets for 1 day or 7 days are available for sale:
1-day ticket: For € 1.70, the ticket gives access to the service for 24 hours with the first 30 minutes free for each trip. After the first thirty minutes, the cost is 1 € per additional half hour
7-day ticket: € 8 for the 7-day ticket gives access to the service for a week with the first 30 minutes free for each trip. After the first thirty minutes, the cost is 1 € per additional half hour
For more information, visit Velib
Paris railway stations and trains for travel outside of Paris
Paris has 6 train stations that will help you get away to other magical places in France.
Gare de Lyon, located in the 12th arrondissement of Paris, serves a solid quarter of the Southeast cities of France
Gare de Montparnasse, straddling the 14th and 15th arrondissements of Paris, serves western cities and the southwest of France
Gare du Nord, located in the 10th arrondissement, serves the northern suburbs of Paris and the northern cities of France and neighboring countries (Belgium, Germany, the Netherlands but also London via Eurostar)
Gare de l’Est, located in the 10th arrondissement, serves the cities of eastern France
Gare Saint Lazare, located in the 8th arrondissement, primarily serves the western suburbs of Paris including Versailles and much of Normandy
Gare d’Austerlitz, located in the 13th arrondissement of Paris, mainly serves the South East of Ile-de-France like Orleans, Berry and the Massif Central.
For more information on these stations visit their site