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Getting around in Paris

Paris is a large but very well connected city. You can reach easily any tourist site by making use of public transportation. Trains and the subway will help you move quick and easily throughout Paris, and even reach the outskirts of the city.

You can see an interactive map of the transportation system of Paris here:

So you may know how to get by in Paris, we have done a list of the main means of transport and some tips to make your traveling through the city more comfortable and fast.


    Subway in Paris has sixteen lines and 298 stations. It’s a wide network that reaches all over the city and its surroundings, so you can move easily to anywhere in Paris without changing transport.

    The Paris subway offers a wide range of tickets. Service hours are from 5:20 am to 1:15 pm on weekdays. On Saturday and public holidays, the service expands to 2:15 h. The lines schedules are announced on the stations platforms.


    In Paris, there is an extensive network of buses, which are the best option to get around if you don’t have access to the subway or if it is closed. Buses work from Monday to Saturday from 5:30 h until 20:30 h. The most popular lines continue their service until 0: 30 h. Many buses also run on Sundays and public holidays. During the night, the Noctilien night buses take over. There are more than 40 active night bus lines going around in Paris every night.


    If you prefer to avoid subway or bus and catch a taxi, you’ll be pleased to know that there are more than fifteen thousand taxis going around the city day and night. They are easily recognizable and you can take one on the street, at a taxi stand or ask for taxi service by phone to many companies as taxis G7, Taxis Bleus or Alpha Taxis

    There are 134 taxi stations throughout the 20 districts of Paris, which operate 7 days a week 24 hours a day. You can request a taxi in any of them through the same phone number (01 45 30 30 30), managed by the City Council.