Île-de-France Transportation

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    airport trains to Paris
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    One of the several cafes near the...
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  • Boat Trips - River Cruises
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Île-de-France Transportation

  • Metro

    Paris Transportation

    Use the Metro. It's cheap, easy and fast. Very easy to use, so cheap and so convenient. It is a sure way of getting round Paris very easily :) It is also very well connected to the train stations, AND to the major airports. So all in all it's a great way of getting round Paris, and sooo easy :)

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  • Charles De Gaulle Airport

    Paris Transportation

    UPDATED 2 I need to write one because all the bad press these airports gets its unjustified. I use them every month for business, and pleasure a few times a year too. Orly is very small and nice. The issue is with Roissy CDG. First its the main airport that service Paris, and its call the Paris airport, but its not IN Paris. It is in Roissy-en...

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  • Taxis

    Paris Transportation

    many ways to come into Paris, taxi,shuttle, RER trains, buses, and rental car. The exact train fare is at RATP.FR site . At that time late at night it is best as suggested to take a taxi. overall the best is the taxi, about 50-60 euros for two ,small luggage, extra luggage you paid a bit more about One euro per luggage.at night you add on a tab....

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  • Tickets & Passes

    Paris Transportation

    if from monday to sunday, the best deal is the navigo decouverte card weekly =semaine, otherwise the carnet of 10 tickets. Paris visite is an option to compare for prices. Versailles is a different price and yes you can buy a ticket starting in zone 3 to zone 4 single T+ ticket.otherwise its the zone 1-4 . zone 1 is inner Paris, then it goes out to...

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  • Cycling

    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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  • 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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  • Roissybus

    Paris Transportation

    Really happy that we discovered the new service from easyBus (part of the airline easyJet). Charles de Gaulle airport right into the centre of Paris and it only cost us 4.49 euros each! We booked online a week before we came out to Paris, but they have seats available from 2 euros. So at worst it was still 50% cheaper than Roissybus. Their...

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  • Boat Trips - River Cruises

    Paris Transportation

    With a population of 2 million people spread over 1,100 square kilometers, Paris is an enormous city. Even for a veteran traveler, the first look at the Paris subway map is almost enough to bring you to your knees. The major sites are deceivingly far apart, and how could you ever figure out what attractions are located where? After a half day of...

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  • RER

    Paris Transportation

    For short hop to and from Paris (or actually at times within Paris,) the Rer train system is the way to go. It's fast, easy, and frequent, also price wise very good. Easy to use, fast, convenient, and trustworthy. Google them, it will be worth it.

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  • RER B - CDG

    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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  • Driving

    Paris Transportation

    The best way to travel I always said is the car. However, when it comes to driving in Paris most if not all yawn at the thought. I have been driving in Paris since 2003, and love it. I went out once and need to get back to home at the time Versailles earlier because the public transport was close, and a fellow expat here told me why not drive...

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  • Air France Bus

    Paris Transportation

    If you land at CDG or Orly, you have many options for getting into Paris. One of the options is the Air France Bus and often people think you must fly on Air France to use the bus service. This is not so. You may fly any airline you like. The Air France Bus is a completely separate division of Air France and it serves both airports. It is less...

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  • Eurostar

    Paris Transportation

    If you are planning on taking the Eurostar to London, there are tickets in different price brackets for each train, once the lower fare tickets are sold, a higher rate kicks in. In February 2013, the lowest current fare, without regard for any special promotions, is £69 round trip and you can book the tickets 120 days before travel on the UK site...

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  • Hop On Buses

    Paris Transportation

    Another popular way of moving about Paris is to take a hop on hop off tourist bus. Firms about and the most popular is l'Open Tour,then you have the le Cars Rouges(big bus now), and others. However, the one I see full everytime I look up is the l'Open Tours. They have 50 stops in Paris, with four circuits, on only one ticket. The Paris Grand tour...

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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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  • Gare du Nord

    Paris Transportation

    easy trip, allow time for check in, and can carry the luggage with you on the train. you have it well marked, Ihave done it several times and not a really train person, find it easy. It is normally call Paris Nord on train schedules. you check in at voie 2 (platform 2) on quais 3,4,5,and 6 for the Eurostar. come in at place Napoleon III entrance...

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  • Batobus Hop-On Boat

    Paris Transportation

    We love the Batobus. It's a boat bus that plies the river Seine. It stops at nine 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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  • Airport Shuttles

    Paris Transportation

    Booked trip to Paris through Expedia and arranger for Veolia supershuttle to pick us up from CDG airport at 1930 on day of flight. We received a call from Veolia taxi driver on day of travel at 08:30 in the morning asking where we were at the hotel as he had arrive to pick us up to take home from Hotel (this filled me full of confidence as our...

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  • Orly Airport

    Paris Transportation

    Well Orly again is not Paris, even if call Aeroport de Paris. Orly is in dept 94 Val de Marne in the region of Ile de France ,another jurisdiction from Paris. You need to get to Orly and then Paris ;no problem/ There is a great metamorphosis going on at Orly. The idea of renovations from now to 2018 is to eventually make just one terminal (now...

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  • Trains

    Paris Transportation

    yes ratp for multimode metro/RER,and buses, www.ratp.fr and for the airports www.aeroportsdeparis.fr and the local trains for the Paris periphery is www.transilien.com and multimode for the entire ile de France region including transports in Paris is http://www.transport-idf.com/frontal?controller=Default For parking off the airport this is a...

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  • Paris Visite Card

    Paris Transportation

    There is some misconception about the Paris Viste Pass. It is a pass for transportation; it is not a museum pass. It will not get you past any lines in the Louvre nor get you into any museum free (unless the museum is free already). There will be a small booklet of coupons included with the pass and these offer discounts to several attractions....

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  • Tram

    Paris Transportation

    Paris has started to follow the example of other French cities such as Nantes, Grenoble, Strasbourg, Montpellier, Lyon, Nancy, Orléans or Bordeaux, and has built its first tramway line, the T-3. It bears the number three because there were already two such tramways, the T-1 and the T-2, operating in the northern and western suburbs.

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  • Gare Montparnasse

    Paris Transportation

    A wonderful transportation hub with TGV, TER trains, metro and bus terminals. Metro lines 4, 6, 12, 13. Some history on the train statioin I use today for work in Paris. The first train station was called the gare de l'Ouest - Rive gauche, or station of the west, left bank, built in 1840 along the boulevard Montparnasse, place de Rennes (that...

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  • Beauvais Airport

    Paris Transportation

    I always have searched for cheaper flights to Paris. And I found that Latvias' AirBaltic is not so cheap as they say, even on their cherry (very cheep) offers. The only good thing is that they fly to Charles de Gaulle airport. Last year I found very good prices at Ryanair from Vilnius. It's definitely cheaper to go to Vilnius from Riga and then by...

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  • Gare de Lyon

    Paris Transportation

    This is the only Paris railway station that used to have palm trees growing in it, as shown in my photo from 2006. But since then the palm trees seem to have disappeared. The journey from here to Lyon by TGV takes about two hours, give or take a few minutes. Most people who used to fly to Lyon now take the train, but Air France still offers nine...

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  • L'Open Bus Tour

    Paris Transportation

    They've ruined two of our few days in Paris... We’ve bought two days ticket, trying to see in a short period, in a planned/clean manner, as much as possible from all the Paris attractions. We had no idea that in Paris were some special events these days (Tour de France and few protests in some areas) and nobody told us that the routes are going to...

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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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  • Flights

    Paris Transportation

    new laws on passenger travel by the European Union, some already in place other to come from now to March 2013. Air,boat,train, and bus see webpage for updates http://www.europarl.europa.eu/sides/getDoc.do?pubRef=-%2f%2fEP%2f%2fNONSGML%2bCOMPARL%2bPE-510.868%2b02%2bDOC%2bPDF%2bV0%2f%2fEN

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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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  • RER C - Versailles

    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 change every year so check the official site.... www.ratp.fr is the transport site , as...

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  • Blue Shuttle

    Paris Transportation

    Group Blue Van Paris provide excellent service. Liaison for booking is efficient and helpful, the vans are clean with careful courteous drivers and reliable pick up times . The prices are competitive and offer an excellent alternative to trying to negotiate the metro with luggage. Even when the taxi blockade of CDG blocked access and prevented them...

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  • Montmartre Funiculaire

    Paris Transportation

    Climbing to Sacré-Coeur is not too hard, but after a day strolling in the city, the funicular is almost a blessing. Not cheap, demanding one ticket each way, it is usually used upwards to visit the hill descending to Clichy.

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  • TGV

    Paris Transportation

    They had a brass band on platform 4 of the Gare de l'Est in Paris on the morning of June 10, 2007, to give us all a big send-off on the first regularly scheduled TGV train on the new high-speed railway line from Paris to Strasbourg. TGV means "train of great speed", and it really is, because it runs at 320 kilometers per hour (nearly 200 miles per...

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  • Gare de l'Est

    Paris Transportation

    The Gare de l'Est (= East Station) is where you arrive by train if you take the direct route between Frankfurt am Main 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...

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  • Thalys

    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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  • 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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  • Gare d'Austerlitz

    Paris Transportation

    This is one I had to tell you too, one of the 6 stations of Paris. train station first done in 1840 and went flooded on the grand flood of 1910 in Paris. The station is right next to the river Seine on the rive gauche and the 13éme arrondissement. The train station has 21 tracks with the big lines such as the axis Paris-Toulouse via Limoges) and...

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  • Carte Orange - DISCONTINUED 2007

    Paris Transportation

    Carte Orange is only for at least a week I think and you need to have a photo to stick on it. We had to go and take photos in a shop as the automat did not work. However there are also daily travel tickets that are a good deal as well and do not need a photo - Bon chance Mary

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  • Motorbikes

    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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  • Private Tour

    Paris Transportation

    if you want a tour try http://www.aristos-limousine.com/tours.htm and this one http://paris.conciergerie.com/tour/paris_limousine.php#DetailedInfo dont do that here, but work in chic places in Paris where they were call upon. Cheers

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  • Paris Practique

    Paris Transportation

    This is a handy little booklet that I carry around in my jacket pocket or the outer pocket of my camera bag. It consists mainly of maps of the twenty districts of Paris, but also includes a Métro map, a bus map, a map of the RER suburban trains and an alphabetical index of all the streets and squares in the city, with their exact locations. I...

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  • Segway

    Paris Transportation

    A tourist group passed while I was near the Invalides (cannons in background). I had to take some photos, for I had never before seen such strange devices: since then I've learned they are called Segways. Anyways, you can join groups using them to tour Paris, I'd imagine the tourist office could provide details. I also saw bicycle touring groups...

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  • Grand Paris Express

    The public transport infrastructure in the Ile de France region which includes the departéments of Yvelines-78, Hauts-de-Seine-92, Val d'Oise-95, Paris-75, Essonne-91, Val du Marne-94, and Saint Denis-93 will have an overhaul going now thru 2030. It is call the Grand Paris Express, and a lot more on the link here all part of the Grand Paris project...

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  • How to get in and out ST Quentin en...

    This may not be of tourist use but have it for the memories, my oldest son studied here and came by train or bus which I led the way... It is also a wonderful place for shopping with a great shopping center next door, and the baseball field of the Montigny Cougar the equivalent of Triple A ball in the USA;; which we came to watch. We rode by...

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  • How to get in and out St Cyr l'école

    This is a town we went by, passed by and eaten here, very near our old residence, and now visiting its a thrilling experience. It is very near the back of Versailles !You can come here by road on the autoroute A12 direction Paris, the N12 towards the A86, the D7 to marly le roi and poissy D129 to guyancourt and other towns in saint Quentin en...

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