Île-de-France Transportation

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Île-de-France Transportation

  • Métro

    Paris Transportation

    Although I'm sure the buses are a much more scenic way to get around Paris, I am a big fan of the metro. The metro is Paris is quite extensive, the maps are easy to follow, and you know approximately how much time it will take to get you from one place to another. The metro runs from 5:30am to 1am (2 am on Friday, Saturday and bank holidays) We...

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  • Taxis

    Paris Transportation

    I did not plan on riding a tuktuk in Paris but let myself be tempted when I witnessed expressions of delight on the faces of people coming off a tuktuk. I must confess, I had a great time. It may be a little expensive (around 60€ for an hour ride) but if you're going for a ride and you're lucky enough to have the chauffeur I had... you won't regret...

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  • Buses

    Paris Transportation

    If for some reason you can’t go by bicycle, for instance if you have a suitcase that is too big or heavy to be transported by bike, a good alternative is to take the bus. Within Paris you can use a Métro ticket “t+” (which allows transfers between bus lines or between the bus and the tramway), or you can buy a one-time ticket from the bus driver...

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  • Charles De Gaulle Airport

    Paris Transportation

    you can contact the airline you are flying for the booking; or the airport directly Icare lounge in the sud terminal for about 30 euros per person here is more info in English http://www.worldtravelguide.net/france/paris-orly-airport AF has big comfortable lounges in all terminals, my usual one is at T2 E or...

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  • Driving

    Paris Transportation

    Why not to try a Vespa tour of Paris ? With a guide and then by our own, it is a very pleasant way to discover Paris. Especially when you have a motorcycle license. A company called "Paris By Scooter" propose this original way to move and see Paris. (parisbyscooter.com)

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  • Seine

    Paris Transportation

    We love the Batobus. It's a boat bus that plies the river Seine. It stops at eight different Paris tourist sites and gives access to many more. When we stay near the Eiffel Tower, we get our passes there. If we're in the Latin Quarter or St. Germain, we usually get the passes at the Notre Dame stop. The Batobus stops at The Eiffel Tower, St....

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  • RER

    Paris Transportation

    Until this trip I had only used the RER to get to Charles DeGaulle airport and to Versailles but we found that from our hotel that it was faster to get where we were going using the RER, there are stops near the Musee d'Orsay, Invalides and the Eiffel Tower and we used it frequently. For central Paris it costs the same as the metro and you can use...

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  • Bicycle

    Paris Transportation

    Paris is a big city and as such big traffic,nothing impossible do it all thetime but for those in eco mode, there is the bike, nice lanes and easy service available for a ride in the city. You have more than 1500 places with covererd parking for free in more than 100 station RER and stations métro/tramway. 340 places of secure parking at the 'îlot...

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  • Walking

    Paris Transportation

    Want to see Paris without the tour group but you're afraid of getting lost? Don't worry; do what the Parisians do. Use a small discreet booklet map. Paris taxi drivers use this map! I highly recommend the "Paris Pratique Par Arrondissement" which is a dark blue 5 x 7 inch booklet map that has a complete index. An arrondissement is a district so...

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  • Eurostar

    Paris Transportation

    My pennies input is on public transport take the eurostar direct disneyland to london pancreas http://www.eurostar.com/static/micro_site/eurostar_london_to_disneyland_paris.htm IN case the days are not good for you above schedules, you can take the TGV changing at Lille or straight to Paris and take the RER A train you can always catch a shuttle...

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  • Beauvais Airport

    Paris Transportation

    Airport Beauvais is low cats airport for Paris. It is host for rayanair, wizzair and blueair low cast airways companies. It is small regional airport 85 km north of Paris. For 13 eur (one way) you can come in Paris from this airport. The ride will take about 70 minutes.

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  • TGV

    Paris Transportation

    “I never travel without my diary. One should always have something sensational to read in the train.” — Oscar Wilde (1854-1900) Because the magazines on the TGV are commonplace (see photo #4), you may want to bring your diary for that sensational bit of reading. Developed during the 1970s, the TGV (Train à Grande Vitesse, translation, for...

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  • Paris Shuttle

    Paris Transportation

    Nightmare - they basically left us abandoned and took no responsibility for it. www.parisshuttleservice.com is to be avoided at all costs. Service level no better than criminals - It cost over 200 euros and 4 hours of time not counting the stress. I will do everything possible to ensure no other people are left with a young child and luggage in...

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  • RER B

    Paris Transportation

    Trying to decide if you want a taxi, shuttle or train into Paris from the airport? I posted this on the Forum and it may help you consider. Someone asked if there was a problem booking a taxi. Normally we take the RER train into Paris and back out to the airport. If we have a very early flight and the trains are not running, we book a shared...

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  • Orly Airport

    Paris Transportation

    When we inquired at the airport about getting into central Paris from Orly airport, they suggested the best way to get to our hotel in the 5th Arr. was taking the Orly Bus to Denfert-Rochereau where we got the metro to our hotel, the cost was 6.90€ for the bus and 1.25€ for the metro by buying a carnet of 10 tickets for the metro. The bus runs...

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  • Flying

    Paris Transportation

    Paris Beauvais may have a rich cultural avionic heritage, but in the modern era it is a little airport servicing four or five low-cost airlines, including Ryanair (of course). At least this means that the time you spend in the airport is minimal, and delays are unusual. On the downside the transfers to the centre of Paris are Longer - it is some...

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  • Trains

    Paris Transportation

    Well now living outside the Paris region, my business and old nostalgia takes meParis often and this is the route from my new home in Auray, Morbihan, Brittany France, to Paris Montparnasse, passing by Vannes, Redon, Le Mans, Rennes most of the time. its the TGV and its a nice ride, at Auray the parking for my car is free, and its just 7 minutes...

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  • Air France Bus

    Paris Transportation

    If you are travelling alone or with only one other person, a great way to get from CDG to Paris is on the Air France Shuttle. The Shuttle has four lines and all of them leave from from all of the CDG terminals regularly. Cost is a little expensive, so if there are more than two it is probably almost as economical to take a taxi. There is a small...

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  • Carte Orange

    Paris Transportation

    The tourist pass, can be bought in the airport tourist information office,for 46 euro for 5 days travel which covers up to zone 6. Free maps are also available with the different transport systems. This pass can be used on the trains, buses, metro, funicular for the entire period. We stayed in two different locations, so it was well worth the money...

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  • Gare du Nord

    Paris Transportation

    Inaugurated in 1865, la Gare du Nord is one of Paris' numerous railway stations. As its name indicates, it serves northern destinations, i.e. London and Lille (on the Eurostar), Brussels, Amsterdam, and Germany. Given the high traffic between these cities, it is not surprising that Gare du Nord is one of the busiest railway stations in the world!...

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  • Roissybus

    Paris Transportation

    There are several options for getting to Paris from Charles De Gaulle/Roissy and we chose this one because: (a) It is idiot-proof. You don't have to figure out the RER or ticket machines - nice when jet-lagged (b) You can just pay the driver (c) You don't need reservations (d) It is cheaper than a cab (e) It only makes one stop in Paris (after...

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  • Motorcycles

    Paris Transportation

    Because there is so little parking space in Paris, many people, especially young people prefer to leave their cars at home and travel to work by motorcycle. Helmeted riders speed and weave through the traffic, so it is no wonder there are so many accidents involving motorcyclists. Often you can see rows of these vehicles parked alongside the road.

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  • RER C

    Paris Transportation

    You take the RER C at many locations in Paris, such as st michel-notre dame, auber, foch ,invalides etc and it takes you to Versailles rive gauche station,and the castle is about 5-7 mins walking from there. Its the easiest way in public transport. The rate is now 3,35€ one way to Versailles but need to checkthe below site as they change at least...

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  • Thayls

    Paris Transportation

    Unfortunately I had the bright idea to go to Brussels on a daytrip from Paris well after I planned the rest of the trip and by the time I booked all of the lower fares were gone. THALYS tickets are sold in a similar manner to Eurostar tickets, there are different tiers of fares and once a tier is gone seats on that train bump up to the next fare....

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  • Paris Visite pass

    Paris Transportation

    The Paris Pass is good if you don't want to spend time in lines purchasing tickets and to give yourself the freedom to move on the fly. I like the peace of mind that comes with knowing we have all those costs already covered before we go too. Another benefit is the fact that you can return to a place. For example; If you can't get good pics of a...

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  • Gare Montparnasse

    Paris Transportation

    TGV stands for "train à grande vitesse" meaning "high-speed train". Here at Montparnasse station is where the TGV trains leave for destinations in the western part of France, such as Le Mans and Tours. Second and third photos: Since the TGV trains are quite long, there is now a new entrance to the station for those who want to get on at the front...

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  • Tramway

    Paris Transportation

    As an modern addition to the Paris métro and buses, the construction of tramways started in the 13th, 14th and 15th arrondissement. The first tram line -T3- is in service since December 16, 2006 between Pont du Garigliano and Porte d' Ivry. In 2011 these lines were in serves: -T1: Noisy-le-Sec - Gare de Saint-Denis -T2: La Défense - Port de...

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  • Blue Shuttle

    Paris Transportation

    We occasionally have to deal with a very early morning flight out of Paris and the Metro is not available that early. Once our hotel booked a shuttle service for us. We loved it and have used it for those early morning flights ever since. The drivers have always spoken English and they have always arrived on schedule. We have always made the flight...

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  • Gare de l'Est

    Paris Transportation

    This is where you arrive by train if you take the direct route between Frankfurt and Paris. The station has been upgraded considerably in recent years in honor of the new high-speed TGV-Est line. In addition to Frankfurt, trains from this station also go to many other destinations east of Paris, such as Munich, Stuttgart, Reims, Luxembourg, Nancy,...

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  • Gare de Lyon

    Paris Transportation

    This is the only Paris railway station that has palm trees growing in it. The journey from here to Lyon by TGV takes about two hours, give or take a few minutes. People who used to fly to Lyon now take the train, and I'm not sure they even have flights to Lyon any more. Trains also leave here for destinations in southern France, the Alps,...

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  • Bee Shuttle

    Paris Transportation

    Shuttle buses are a good way to get to Paris from the main airports. I decided to get a shuttle bus as I heard that the taxis would be very expensive and I knew my hotel was considerably far from the airport. I got my shuttle bus from Bee-shuttle and had ordered the shuttle online a few weeks before I departed. The service was very professional,...

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  • Montmartre Funiculare

    Paris Transportation

    If you don't want to climb the Montmartre hill, you always can opt for the Montmartre Tourist "Train", a motorized road train that just fits in the small Montmartre streets. Start point is from the Blanche Métro station. Timetable: Daily 10AM - 6PM with 30 minutes intevals in Summer/45 minutes in Winter. Round trip ticket: 6.00 € (Adult). The...

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  • Gare Saint-Lazare

    Paris Transportation

    this is my old entry to Paris when working in the city, and it stays with you just came back for a look because I knew it had gone thru some renovation. And what a renovation, this is a new train station modern, grand, magnificent, with plenty of stores to spend you day here and restos and wonderful ambiance outside. the SNCF site for it is...

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  • Gare d'Austerlitz

    Paris Transportation

    For info there is an auto train in France and the station from Paris is at Bercy. You can bring your car, motos, quads, and side cars, you drop off the car and it travels by night, and you get your car at the end. You do not travel with the car, but need to pick up the car at destination or by designated person. the destinations from Paris Bercy...

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  • Disneyland

    Paris Transportation

    If you are staying out in the Disney area, you are in Paris transportation zone 5, the farthest and most expensive. There are various passes that include these zones but they are expensive and each person in your party needs their own pass. Much cheaper is the carnet of 10 tickets. Nearly everyone knows they can get a carnet of regular T-Tickets...

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  • How to get in and out Dourdan

    you have the train on the two RER C stations located on the town: one station called 'Dourdan' in city center (see photo), , and another called 'Dourdan La Forest' lying westerly of the previous and serving a pole of public facilities. These stations provide regular connections to the gare Austerlitz in Paris in a little more than an hour. In...

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  • how to come in and out mantes

    nothing beats car travel anywhere but in France its sublime. This is passing by an autoroute stop at vironvay past mantes la jolie on the A13 the autoroute de Normandie exits 11,12,and 13see the sanef group that handles the toll roads on this stretch on your way to the D Day siteshttp://www.sanef.com/you have two train stations in the royal town of...

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  • well it is Paris airport???? or what...

    usually the tip is in the Paris page and they are. However, for the record the so call Paris airports are not in Paris but in ile de France. the so call CDG is in Roissy en France, dept 95 Val d'Oise just northwest of Paris ,and Orly well its in the city of Orly in Val de Marne no 94.that is why you need to take a much expensier train or RER ticket...

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  • rental cars out of Paris airports

    get the best prices from my all time favorites even from abroadwww.autoeurope.comwww.kemwel.comdeals with all majors car brokers best deals.at airports you pay the airport tax fee so a bit expensier. Depends which airport you find best airfare Roissy CDG or Orly. At CDG you go to Gare du Nord,on RER B train, rent them there, and drive out on blvd...

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  • Massy Palaiseau TGV train station

    one of the connecting knots in the TGV track circle just south of Paris dept Essonne or no 91The station is service to the RER B and C of the Paris region, and the RER C is a circular line service by the TGV from Normandy to the southeast,and the TGV of provinces stop here too. The station was the backdrop decoration for the album SOS Météores of...

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  • how to get here in and out- Houdan

    the best way is the car on www.viamichelin.com route planner can help. Then from Paris you take the A13 direction Rouen, then the A12 direction Lyon to N12 direction Rambouillet and see signs for Houdan.by train from gare Montparnasse in Paris to Houdan on ile de France region transport sitewww.transilien.combuses locally all the lines are here but...

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  • Houilles to Paris get there

    One of the best connected towns to Paris with train SNCF and train RER A ,here you are in zone 4 of tariffs.You have line Maisons-Laffitte › Paris Saint-Lazare that link the cities of Nanterre-Université, La Garenne-Colombes, Les Vallées, Bécon-les-Bruyères, Asnières-sur-Seine, Levallois-Perret, and Pont-Cardinet, in work hours from 9h30 to...

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  • How to get here in and out-Disneyland

    wonderful RER and TGV station at Marne la vallée Chessy, just around the corner from Disney Village. Buses takes you to the parks, there are car rentals avis and hertz,and a VEA bus links the airports de Paris.really nice, been there by car and lately by trainthe ile de France region transport site is herehttp://www.transilien.com/web/siteThere is...

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  • How to get here in and out-Maisons...

    very easy RER A from CDG etoile in Paris to Maisons Laffitte, and easy on car from Paris on the A13 or A15 autoroutes.see the train sites for the region of ile de Francewww.transilien.comor route plannerwww.viamichelin.com

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  • How to come in and out-Conflans St...

    one of the lovely towns of the Yvelines 78 and seldom seen but great for cruises and boating history of the area. here is how to get hereby train SNCF two stationsParis GAre Saint-Lazare toConflans-Centreand to Conflans-Fin-d'Oisea TGV going from Le Havre to Strasbourg once a day stops here more at www.voyages-sncf.comby RER A trains stop at...

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