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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Île-de-France Transportation

  • Metro

    Paris Transportation

    After we walked around a bit at Gare du Nord we worked out the metro. Finding the metro stations on the other hand is not so easy. They are not very well lit and there are basically no signs pointing to the stations. A few steps suddenly going down the sidewalk is about the only indication you get.

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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, F and...

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  • Taxis

    Paris Transportation

    We had a 6:00 a.m. flight to Nice so we had no choice but to take a taxi ... from the Plaza de Vendome to Charles de Gaulle Airport it cost 65 Euro's ... The metro and RER doesn't start running that early in the morning. It takes about 35 minutes from central Paris to the airport. We also paid a 10 Euro overnight fee ... so without that fee...

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  • Buses

    Paris Transportation

    say no more ,you can ride a bus in Paris afterhours, even after the regular public transport shuts down usually by 1h30 and reopen by 5h30. Its call the Noctilien bus system.buses that runs around Paris at nights So the buses run from 0h30 to 5h30, they are 47 lines total doing this. Of the 47, 2 lines run circular motion inside Paris connecting...

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  • Tickets & Passes

    Paris Transportation

    Newest update: Prices went up again January 1, 2015; this reflects the higher prices. When you want to get from one place to another quickly, the Metro can't be beat. We don't use any of the passes. We buy a carnet of 10 Metro tickets. (Ask for a "carnay") This is a package of 10 individual Metro tickets. It costs 14.10 euros and you can share...

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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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  • 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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  • Driving

    Paris Transportation

    Here’s a tip for all you rich folks who insist on driving your heart-attack machines into the center of Paris. I’m sure you are aware that on-street parking is not an option in Paris. Politicians wanting to be re-elected like to boast about how many parking spaces they have eliminated. They exaggerate, of course – there never were as many parking...

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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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  • Roissybus

    Paris Transportation

    The best and cheapest way to move from CDG to Paris is Roissybus. I used it in my last visits to Paris, and booking a hotel in Opera area, it worked perfectly fine, with a short walk from and to Scribe avenue, the departure place.

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  • RER B - CDG

    Paris Transportation

    We always stay in the Latin Quarter and try to be within walking distance of St Michel metro and RER stop . We recently stayed in another area and found we could use our RER ticket to travel onwards on teh metro to our final station. I am sure last time we did this, I mistakenly bought a separate metro ticket after getting-off the RER train! Going...

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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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  • 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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  • 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 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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  • Airport Shuttles

    Paris Transportation

    How much time does one allow to get from Hotel to Gate "??" at CDG? We used "Yellowvan" in mid June 2010 - booking through the hotel desk ..paying €24 upfront at the desk. The balance (€14) was paid to the driver at the airport. Done that way, I suspect, to make it more likely that he receive a tip. " I owe you €14! Here's €20! Keep the...

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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 Tours,then you have the le Cars Rouges, 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 includes all,...

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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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  • Batobus Hop-On Boat

    Paris Transportation

    This one I am putting in transportation but it could be a thing to do, as the rides over the Seine and the sights you see are wonderfully paris,and you can hop on and off at all stations one pass 8 stations along the Seine river, Tour eiffel, musée d'Orsay, Saint-Germain-en-laye, Notre Dame, Jardin des plantes, hôtel de ville, Louvre,and...

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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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  • Tram

    Paris Transportation

    In addition to buses, trains,RER ,and metro, Paris has tramways. Here are the latest ones and existing ones T1= Saint Denis to Asniéres-Gennevilliers-LEs Courtilles ,and extention from Noisy le Sec to Val De Fontenay by November 12 2012 T2= La Defense to Bezons (the one i have taken to work,crowded at the La Defense but ok the rest) i will...

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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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  • 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 Saint-Lazare

    Paris Transportation

    wonderful station my old entry point to Paris, 600K + passengers per day, and a hub with RER ,metro and buses to all of Paris now with its own webpage and over 80 stores available including starbucks and a Burger King as well a first in France coming back.Monop small upscale grocery store, and Virgin megastore. now with not less than 20 mechanical...

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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 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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  • 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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  • Gare Montparnasse

    Paris Transportation

    TGV stands for train à grande vitesse meaning "train of great speed". Here at Montparnasse station is where the TGV trains leave for destinations in the western part of France, such as Le Mans and Tours, and for cities in south-western France such as Bordeaux and Toulouse. Also there are numerous regional trains that leave from this station for...

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Hop on off tourist buses

    they are all kinds of tours that does giverny and versailles for example ,such as http://www.goldentours.com/Paris/Hop-on-Hop-off-Versailles-and-Givernyhttp://www.cape-tourisme.fr/tourist-office/contact-us.htmlfor givernyand Parishttp://en.parisinfo.com/paris-sightseeing/trips/by-coach-minibus-or-tourist-train-/

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  • How to come in and out Taverny

    By car you take the A15 direction Rouen from Paris and get off at exit road D106 No 5 past the RER train station to city center where you can park by the train station or rue de Paris or shopping center (centre commercial) at Rue Théroigne de Méricourtroute plannerwww.viamichelin.comtraffic for more info atwww.v-trafic.comYou have the taxis...

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  • Driving in ile de France region

    The île de France is the vital heart of the country. It is quite natural that the region with the capital, hence the first node of communication of the national motorway network. The Ile-de-France region has no fewer than 800 km of highways. Paris the capital is the heart of a network of motorways in Star destined to all provincial metropolises:...

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