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Transport in Paris

Paris is a large city with an extensive public transportation network. Here is our comprehensive guide to transport in Paris covering metro and city bus, train and railway stations, taxis ... Also included and detailed here below all transport options for travellers between airports (Roissy Charles de Gaulle, Orly or Beauvais) and city center. Our travel guide aimed to help visitors to better get acquainted with Paris transportation prior to travel...

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Public transportation: Metro - Bus - Train

Here is information on all forms of public transport in Paris: Metro and city bus, train stations.

Metro - Subway & bus network

Taking the metro is quite easy in Paris. Metro is indeed the most convenient and cheapest way to get from a place to another within the city limits. Stations are very close to each other. There are 14 lines numbered 1 to 14 each of them beeing identified by a colour and name. Get more information about metro in Paris: Map, safety, tickets, tips... Metro in Paris or metro map

Train - Paris by rail

Travelling by train is very popular in France and many travellers come to Paris by train. The French capital counts seven train stations: Paris gare du Nord, Gare Paris Est, Gare de Lyon, Montparnasse, Austerlitz, Saint Lazare and Bercy. Learn more: Paris train stations

Transport strike

Many tourists visiting the country may be under the impression that the French are always on strike. Transportation strikes are fairly common in Paris: Subway traffic is often affected by protests from train drivers and transport between Paris airports and city center is likely to be disrupted. Read our information and tips: Transport strike in Paris - Information about strike.


Metro and bus network is considered as quite safe by most parisians or tourists. However visitors should be particularly vigilant of pickpockets as many operate here. Pick pockets usually work in small groups. When one or two of them try to distract attention another one is picking pockets. Travellers should try to minimize access to their pockets or purses.

Taxi & shuttle services

Most popular private transportation services are taxis and shuttles:


All licensed (legal) taxis are metered and rates vary depending on the time of the day. The cheapest fare is applicable Monday to Saturday within the city limits from 10am to 5pm.
Please read our information and tips: Taking a taxi in Paris - Taxi fare calculator

Airport and train station shuttles

Airport shuttle is a convenient and comfortable way to travel between Roissy, Orly or Beauvais airport and Paris city center, La Defense or Disneyland. Service is also available out of train stations. Learn more about Airport shuttle services in Paris

Paris airport transportation

Here is our guide to Paris airports ground transportation services to learn more about the different ways to get from or to Roissy, Orly or Beauvais.

Guide to airport transportation
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Roissy Charles de Gaulle airport

Roissy is the main airport serving Paris. If you travel from USA, Canada, UK, Northen Europe, Asia or South America you are likely to land at Roissy.
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Transportation: Taxis - Train - Bus - Shuttles

Orly airport

Orly is the second airport in Paris. It is mostly served by domestic and european flights and flights from Northern Africa and middle east.
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Transportation: Taxis - Train - Bus - Shuttles

Beauvais airport

Beauvais is a small airport served by low cost airlines. Due to the long distance (85km - 55 miles) separating Beauvais from Paris city center, travelers' transfer options are limited.
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Transportation: Taxis - Train - Bus - Shuttles

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