Tourist Transportation in Paris France
Tourist Transportation in Paris France
Paris is a beautiful city with so much to see! With so many places to go and things to do, you might be wondering what the best way to get around Paris is. There are a few different options for tourist transportation in Paris and each have their own pro’s and con’s. In this blog post, we will go over the different choices for tourist transportation in Paris so that you can decide which option is best for you!
The Metro is one of the most popular choices for tourist transportation in Paris. It is a fast and efficient way to get around the city, as long as you know where you’re going! The Metro can be a little confusing for first-time users, but there are maps available at each station to help you out. The biggest downside to taking the Metro is that it does not run 24 hours a day, so if you’re planning on doing any sightseeing in the evening hours you’ll need to find another form of transportation.
Another option for getting around Paris is the city’s bus system. Buses run throughout the day and cover more ground than the Métro, making them ideal for longer trips or if your destination isn’t near a train station. Tickets can be purchased from machines at bus stops or from the driver.
When we were last in Paris, we found an inexpensive and convenient way to hit the main tourist sites.
Bus Route 72
This route hits the main tourist areas along the Seine River, as seen in this map:
The best part is that it only cost 2 euros to ride the bus. Either get the ticket in the machine at a stop or have 2 euro coins handy. The bus driver will give you a ticket for 2 euros, but if you try to give him a 10 or 20 euro note he won’t have change for that. It’s the rider’s responsibility to have a ticket or the right change.
Another convenience is that the digital signs will tell you about how many minutes before the next bus arrives, as seen here:
or here you see two buses coming, one in 6 minutes and one in 23 minutes:
Finally, here’s what the bus looks like:
Another popular choice for getting around Paris is by taking an Uber or taxi. This can be a great option if you’re not comfortable using the Metro or if you’re out late at night when the Metro isn’t running. The downside to this option is that it can be quite expensive, especially if you’re taking multiple rides throughout the day. If you’re on a budget, this might not be the best choice for you.
You can also use ride share apps like Uber or Lyft, which are usually cheaper than taxis (though availability may vary).
Paris also has an extensive bike-sharing system called Vélib’. For just €1 per day or €5 per week, you can pick up and drop off bikes at any of the 1,800 stations located throughout the city. This is a great option if you’re looking for some exercise or want to avoid traffic. Just be aware that biking in Paris can be challenging—streets can be crowded and there are few dedicated bike lanes.
Our sister site has a great article on Bike Rentals in Paris France, go check it out!
Of course, one of the best ways to see Paris is on foot! Walking around the city is a great way to explore all the nooks and crannies that you might miss if you were taking public transportation. However, this obviously isn’t the best option if you’re trying to cover a large amount of ground in a short amount of time. Walking can also be tiring, so make sure you wear comfortable shoes and take breaks often!
There are a variety of different options when it comes to tourist transportation in Paris. The best way to get around will depend on your individual needs and preferences. If you’re looking for an efficient way to get around the city, the Metro might be your best bet. If you’re looking for something that runs late at night or if you want a more personalized experience, Uber or taxi might be better suited for you. And finally, if you want to really explore everything that Paris has to offer, walking might be your best option! No matter how you choose to get around, there’s no wrong answer – just enjoy your time in this amazing city!
If things have changed, then here is the Official website of the Convention and Visitors Bureau in Paris.