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Transport in Paris

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Driving in Paris

You come to Paris by car. Avoid driving in Paris as much as you can: Paris traffic is unpredictable and dense, specially at rush hour. Check Paris traffic real time. Book a Paris hotel with private car park or find a public parking in Paris (book your parking space in advance).

Paris transportation from airport

You fly to Paris. Paris public transportation from the airport is preferable to taxis specially at rush hour. If you have luggage, use a door to door Airport shuttle. See details for Charles de Gaulle and Orly Airports.

Paris train stations

It is quite practical to come to Paris by train, specially if you have a super fast train connection, as is the case in London, Brussels, Amsterdam, Frankfurt and other european cities. Fares and Schedules.

Your arrival train station will be in downtown Paris: Gare du Nord from London, Amsterdam, Brussels, Koln and Gare de l'Est from Stuttgart and Munchen. Other trains from Eastern Europe to Paris arrive at Gare de l'Est. Trains from Italy to Paris arrive at Gare de Lyon.

See schedules and buy train tickets to/from Paris.

Paris public transportation

During your stay in Paris, ride the Paris metro and Paris buses. They are easy and safe means of transportation. Most parisians use them daily. If you do, we recommend you to buy a Paris metro pass.

To prepare your public transportation itinary in Paris, use the Paris metro map, Paris metro route finder and Paris RATP bus web site. Some sights outside Paris, such as Versailles Palace and Fontainebleau, are only reachable by train. Check Paris train timetable.

Opentour sightseeing tour of Paris

Paris Open tour double-decker buses and Batobus tourist river boats on the Seine river are practical and very scenic means of transport in Paris. Buy tickets.

Velib bicycles in Paris

A great means of transportation in Paris is Velib: you can rent everywhere bicycles at Velib service points for a few euros a day. You can buy a one day ticket or one week ticket online with a credit card. See Velib details.

Book Paris taxi online

It is almost impossible to get a taxi on the street in Paris. We recommend you to book a taxi online in advance, specially at rush hour. See G7 (the leader) and Taxi bleu web sites for Paris taxi online booking.

Taxis are relatively cheap in Paris. It will be more expensive when you get out of Paris to places like Versailles Palace, Charles de Gaulle Airport or Disneyland Paris as you enter a different tariff zone (evaluate the cost of your taxi ride before booking).

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