Paris Travel Resources
ABOVE: A train arrives at the Bir Hakeim Métro
station near the Eiffel Tower.
Gaulle Airport Ground Transportation parisforvisitors.com
Here's how to reach the city from Roissy by RER train, bus, door-to-door shuttle, or taxi.
Orly Airport Ground
How to reach central Paris or CDG from Orly Airport by train or bus, with
connections to the RER and Métro.
Beauvais Airport Ground Transportation
Ryanair and several other budget airlines use the
airport at Beauvais, which is about two hours from Paris.
Aéroports de Paris
ADP, the official airports site of Paris, has information on Charles de
Gaulle-Roissy and Orly in four languages.
Here's how to buy tickets and ride RATP city buses in Paris and its suburbs.
(If you're in a hurry, though, skip the bus and take the Métro.
The Paris underground system has 380 stations and 14 lines with 211 km (130
km) of track. Our illustrated article tells how to buy tickets and ride the
The Paris region now has four modern tramways, including one along the southern
edge of the city.
The Réseau Express Régional is a commuter-rail system that connects with the
Métro. RER destinations outside the city include CDG Airport, Versailles, and
Paris Sightseeing Buses
"Hop on, hop off" double-deckers make it easy to reach the major sights, and
the Batobus water bus extends the concept to the Seine.
If you can't stand steep hills, the Funiculaire de Montmartre is one way
to reach Sacré-Coeur without getting out of breath.
Our illustrated report describes journeys in Standard and Leisure Select
Class, with information on check-in at London St. Pancras and Paris Gare du Nord.
Use the French Railways timetable to plan your intercity or suburban journey.
Paris Sightseeing Boats
Cruise or dine on the Seine, explore the St-Martin Canal, or spend a day on the
Marne River. Our cruising guide has links to a dozen excursion-boat companies.
Also see Paris Dinner Cruises.
Canal Cruises parisforvisitors.com
Paris Canal and Canauxrama operate cruises on a 19th Century canal through city
neighborhoods. The route runs from the Villette park, on the northern edge of
Paris, and the Seine.
Vélib' Bicycle Rentals
Hundreds of automated city-owned Vélib' stations rent 3-speed bicycles
for a token fee, and you can return your bike to any location.
"Paris a Vélo c'est
Rent a bicycle for your own explorations, or book a multilingual guided tour
with Michel Noë and his colleagues.
When you can't rely on walking or public transit, use these tips and links to
plan your local trip by cab.
Paris Segway Tours
Tour Paris on a self-balancing, computer-controlled electric scooter that
travels on city sidewalks.