Motorcoach traffic and parking

Regulations for motorcoaches travelling, loading and parking.

Motorcoach traffic and parking are strictly regulated in Paris.

Details of rules and formalities, useful links, and list of Parisian coach operators.

Coach traffic in Paris

All vehicles travelling in Paris must display a Crit’Air (air criteria) sticker.

Diesel engine coaches registered before 1 October 2009, Euro standards 0 – 1 – 2 – 3 – 4, are banned from the city.

As of 1 January 2021, the Greater Paris area will ban all coaches with Euro standards 4 and previous within the A86 ring road.

The calendar of coach restrictions is as follow:

- 1 July 2022: diesel engine coaches with Euro standard 5, registered between 2009 and 2013, and petrol engine coaches with Euro standards 3 and 4, registered from 2001 to 30 September 2009;

- 1 July 2024: all diesel engine coaches as well as petrol engine coaches with Euro standard 5, registered between 2009 and 2013;

- 2030: all petrol engine coaches as well as gas and hybrid engine coaches with Euro standard 6, registered from 1 January 2014.

Coach parking in Paris

Stopping to drop off and pick up passengers

Isilines By Transdev - Autocar affaires groupes Visual, Paris © Franck Dunouau

Coaches are allowed to stop in Paris. This is free and requires no authorization, providing coaches stop only for the time strictly necessary to drop off or pick up passengers, with or without the loading/unloading of luggage. The engine must be switched off.

There are 56 on-street designated places for coaches to pick up/drop off passengers. In addition, there are delivery areas as well as places within the immediate vicinity of hotels and sports and cultural venues to pick up/drop off passengers.


Transports - Autocars FH Tourisme - Bus Profil , Paris © OTCP

Parking charges apply to all coaches in Paris 24/24 and 7/7 and the coach parking pass 'PASS Autocar' is obligatory.

Paris is divided into 2 fare zones:
Central zone (Z1): extending from the 1st to the 11th arrondissement and Place de l’Étoile.
Peripheral zone (Z2): extending from the 12th to the 20th arrondissement.

The duration of the parking time depends on the zone:
Central zone: 2 / 3 / 4 / 6 hours
Peripheral zone: 4 / 6 / 12 / 24 hours

Parking is prohibited outside the 468 parking spaces made available to professionals, of which 236 are in the Central zone.

The biggest coach parks are:
Bercy (80 parking spaces)
Carrousel du Louvre (71 parking spaces)
Cours la Reine au pied des Champs-Élysées (56 parking spaces)
Avenue Joseph-Bouvard au pied de la tour Eiffel (35parking spaces)

The 'PASS Autocar'

The 'PASS Autocar' is a coach parking pass that must be used by all coaches parking in Paris. It allows coaches to park in coach parks and in designated parking spaces.

During the authorized period, coaches can move from one authorized parking area to another on in the zone chosen.
(information available in English, French, Spanish, German and Italian)

Parking charges

The PASS Autocar is available for subscribers and occasional users.
It is preferable to pre-pay the PASS Autocar online.
The Subscriber PASS Autocar is available from the purchase of 200 units, valid 9 months.

Units cost from €0.85 to €1.13.

The charge depends on the type of PASS, the duration, the parking zone, and (for subscribers) the motorisation of the vehicle - from Euro 4 to Euro 6 and clean vehicles.

Example of charges:

2 hours parking in the Central zone, or 4 hours in the Peripheral zone: from €15 (clean vehicles) to €90 (Euro 4 coaches) for subscribers, from €92 (online purchase) to €102 (payment onsite) for occasional users.

Traffic and parking in tourist zones

Transdev Darche Gros - Autobus devant les Invalides , Paris © OTCP

A municipal decree of 5 January 2017 regulates the travelling, stopping and parking of vehicles in tourist zones.

It gives details of: streets in Paris in which tourist coaches are banned from travelling, places where the dropping-off and picking-up of passengers are authorized and parking spaces.

Read the decree [in French]

[information up to date on 15 October 2019]

List of coach operators:

Autocars FH Tourisme

Parisian coach operators
176 avenue Charles de Gaulle, Neuilly-sur-Seine Cedex, 92522

Our company Autocars FH Tourisme, located in Neuilly sur Seine, between the business district of La Défense and Paris, guarantees......

Transdev Voyages

Parisian coach operators
3 allée de Grenelle, Issy-les-Moulineaux, 92442

Visual Transdev is a specialist in business and leisure tourism transport in Paris and the surrounding region with its fleet of......

Standing Euro Tours

Parisian coach operators
Rue Alfred Kastler, Valenton, 94460

If you need safe and sophisticated transport for your guests, without the stress of organizing it; STANDING EURO TOURS is there......

Youmoov' par Transdev

Parisian coach operators
1 rue Saint-Jacques, Bailly-Romainvilliers, 77700

YOUMOOV’ is an invitation for you to discover and travel around Villages nature Paris ! Staying at Villages Nature Paris we......