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Paris bus stop photo LEFT: A No. 82 bus stop at the Eiffel Tower.

How to ride Paris buses

  • Wait at the bus stop, which will have either a shelter or a signpost. (Some stops have electronic signs that display bus numbers and waiting times.)

  • When the bus arrives, board at the front.

  • Validate your white cardboard T+ ticket immediately in the stamping machine, or buy a ticket from the driver if you don't have one.

  • When you're ready to get off the bus, press the nearest red button to activate the "stop requested" sign. (You'll see red buttons scattered throughout the bus.)

  • Leave the bus through the rear doors.

Note:

  • If you're traveling with the Paris Visite pass, follow the validation and usage instructions in the accompanying booklet. Do not insert the pass's ticket in the stamping machine on the bus; show it to the driver instead.

  • The "how to" instructions on this page apply to standard Paris city buses, which can be identified by their route numbers.

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Paris buses
Fares, tickets
How to ride buses
Paris transit links

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