Getting around

Public or private? There’s the ideal transport for everyone

Public or private? There’s the ideal transport for everyone

Getting to the centre of Paris from the Paris - Charles-de-Gaulle and Paris – Orly airports, and getting around in the capital is both simple and quick.  

The RATP operates many metro lines and regional train (RER) lines from 6am to around 1am depending on whether it is a weekday or a weekend. The public transport system also includes an extensive bus network and several tram lines. See maps of Paris transport

More information on Parisinfo: 'Public transport'

More information on Parisinfo: 'Public transport: fares, travel passes and reductions'

To buy the Paris Visite Pass (allowing travel in Paris and the inner suburbs for one or more days) for groups, see: Tickets for professionals.

Paris transports in numbers

Taxymatch - Extérieur taxi, Paris

Private transport is also plentiful. The Orly Bus and Roissy Bus shuttle services provide connections between the airports and central Paris. Taxis and private hire vehicles are available 24 hours a day and can be ordered for an immediate journey, or pre-booked. Many companies offer minibus, coach, car, limousine, or motorbike services. Our transport partners with driver:

More info on Parisinfo: 'Taxis and chauffeur-driven vehicles in Paris'

More info on: 'Circulation and parking of coaches'

Helicopter: Helifirst

Non-motorized & low impact transport

La Seine à Vélo - Île de Chatou dans les Yvelines - Cyclistes - Vélo, Paris

Getting around with ease in an environmentally friendly way

Getting from one place to another smoothly without polluting the environment is the concept of ‘non-motorized & low impact transport’. Non-motorized & low impact transport is now an essential element to integrate into the planning of events. Read the article.

Alternatives to public and private transport

There are plenty of alternatives to public and private transport in Paris: the car with the possibility of renting (Sixt, Avis, Rent a car ...), carpooling, free-floating electric cars (Free2Move, Sharenow). For car parks: Saemes.

More info on Parisinfo: ‘Getting around by car, car parks and parking’

Another option is free-floating scooters (Cityscoot...), free-floating scooters (Lime, Dott ...) or self-service (Vélib') or free-floating (Jump, Bolt …) bicycles.