Navigating Paris Like a Local
Consider the highly rated Paris Passlib' pass! It includes all transportation, museums and a Seine Riverboat Cruise. The Paris Passlib' is the official pass from the City of Paris. It is available online at PARISINFO and in all the welcome centres of the Paris Convention and Visitors Bureau starting from 45 €. Paris is dotted with over 300 metro stations, so it is very easy to travel around the city.
This one purchase gives you admission to all the leading museums and monuments in Paris and Ile-de-France, as well as top sightseeing in Paris. Offering skip-the-line access to the leading museums and monuments in Paris and Ile-de-France, the Paris Passlib’ saves you precious time during your Paris stay. A €15 supplement to the pass also gives you access to the to the 1st and 2nd floors of the Eiffel Tower. You get free, unlimited access to all partner establishments, so you can go back as many times as you like to admire your favourite works of art!
Next the Paris Visite Transport travel card is a pass allowing unlimited travel on the bus, metro, tramway and RER networks in Paris and its suburbs from 13,20 €. It is perfect for those wanting to visit Paris and make unlimited, unrestricted trips around the Ile-de-France region.
You can also purchase a metro card, or carnet, which is a booklet of ten tickets. A single metro ticket can be used for a single journey, including all connections. The ticket allows travel anywhere in Paris, including zones 1 and 2. Be sure to hang on to your ticket until you finish your journey as you may be asked to present it and may potentially be fined for not producing it.
For travel from the city into the suburbs, travellers use the RER (Réseau Express Régional) which is a combination of local transit and commuter rail. Because it is a form of rapid transit out to other cities, it is faster than the metro but has fewer stops.
Buses are another great way to navigate the city. The system uses the same tickets as the metro with no distance limit; however, if you need to transfer to another route, you will be required to use another ticket. The day pass Paris Visite is your best bet for unlimited travel and it also provides you discount rates to some of Paris’ greatest landmarks.
Explore and enjoy this beautiful city of lights.