Public or private? There’s the ideal transport for everyone
Getting to and from Paris’s airports, Paris – Charles-de-Gaulle and Paris – Orly, and the the centre of Paris, and getting around the capital is simple and fast.
The many metro lines and regional trains (RER) operate from 5am to 12.30am, with a train every 4 to 7 minutes. The public transport system also includes a comprehensive bus network and several tramway routes.
The RATP (Paris public transport authority) offers event organizers a customizable transport pass, which enables participants to use the public transport service freely.
As for private transport, the choice is just as wide. The Air France Coach shuttle service links the airports and the centre of Paris. Taxis are available 24/24 and may be booked for an immediate journey or for a later booking.
Numerous companies offer minibus, coach, car, limousine and motorbike services. With the new Vélib’ Visit pass, supporters of non-motorized forms of transport use Vélib’ bicycles, available at 1,751 stations in Paris and in 30 neighboring communes (administrative areas).
And the new Autolib’ service, introduced at the end of 2011, offers self-service electric vehicles for hire.
Paris transports in numbers
16 metro lines serving 384 stations
5 RER (Regional Express Train lines)
72 bus lines connected to Paris
4 green & soundless tramlines
18,476 Vélib’ (Parisian bicycles)
1,400 km of cycle lanes expected for 2020, a doubling in 3 years!