Paris is a gigantic city, and you can spend weeks just walking around the city to discover everything it has to offer. It is easy to travel the city using public transportation. Here you can read more about the different ways you can travel around the city of Paris using public transportation, and you can also see a public transportation map.
Metro in Paris.
You can find many metros in Paris, helping transportation a lot in this very popular city. There are 15 metro lines going under Paris, but a few places cannot be reached using the underground.
Tickets for the metro can be bought as single tickets, in a package of ten tickets, or as a tourist pass (Paris-Visite). These tourist passes can also be combined with the Carte-Musee-Monuments, a pass giving discounts for museums and attractions in Paris.
Paris is divided into five zones, but for most tourists, zone 1 and 2 will be more than enough as the most important sights and attractions are located within these two zones.
RER in Paris.
This is the train that connects the outer city parts with the inner city and using this, you can also get from the airport to the city.
Traveling by bus in Paris.
You can travel above ground using the buses in Paris, and while using the bus, you can also do some sightseeing. This can be a good option if you have time and would like a cheap sightseeing tour without a guide.
Tram in Paris.
Since 2006 you can travel by tram in Paris. The tram travels on “boulevard des Maréchaux Sud.” Along the way, you can see the paintings of contemporary painters.
„T+” tickets: 2,10 Euro (can be used for 1,5 hours on any public vehicle)
Ten tickets package: 16.90 Euro
Paris Visite: the tourist pass, no picture needed. It can be bought for 1, 2, 3, or 5 days. The price depends on the number of zones included, the number of days, and whether you are an adult or a child. Below you can see a few price examples.
- 1 adult for zone 1-3, 1 day: 13,55 Euro.
- 1 child for zone 1-3, 1 day: 6,75 Euro.
Paris transportation map
Below you can see a Paris transportation map. Click the map to see a version with a much higher resolution, making it easy to see the texts and the different metro lines.