Paris public transport
PARIS PUBLIC TRANSPORT - PARIS AIRPORT TRANSFER
PARIS PUBLIC TRANSPORT GUIDE
Arriving in any large foreign city can be a scary and confusing experience especially for the first time visitor - our Paris public transport guide aims to offer a simple explanation of the options available - If you are holidaying in central Paris, then the metro system is all you will ever need for getting about, unless travelling late at night after the metro has closed - after this time the city`s private taxis become an essential form of transport.
A link leading to a detailed explanation of the Paris metro system can be found below, complete with downloadable metro Paris map showing all lines and destinations. This map should be read in conjunction with our link to the google zoomable street map of Paris - or the pre bought paper version recommended at "Amazon" - A metro Paris map and a street map of Paris are absolutely essential for all visitors to the city.
PARIS AIRPORT TRANSFER AND EUROSTAR TRANSFER OPTIONS
Paris airport transfer options
The vast majority of new arrivals at the city`s airports choose a combination of the suburban train system and the Paris metro system as their means of getting to their city centre accommodation.
The suburban train system - the RER - is usually the first mode of Paris public transport to be used on arrival at the airports - A link leading to detailed information for those vistors arriving at airports is accessible from below. The RER trains deliver passengers to the larger city centre stations where immediate access to the city`s metro system is available for the final leg of the journey.
For those who prefer Paris airport transfer by bus or taxi rather than by train and metro, please visit these links - Paris bus transfer or taxi transfer - these options can offer a cost effective solution for larger parties and an easier option for those carrying large amounts of luggage - the elderly and infirm may also benefit. Car hire is the obvious transport option for those who plan to explore beyond the city and our chosen provider offers excellent rates for this.
"Eurostar" train transfer options
If you are arriving by Eurostar at final destination station - the "Gare du Nord" - then you will have immediate local access to either the metro system or a taxi to complete the journey to your accommodation.
UNDERSTANDING THE PARIS METRO SYSTEM - It`simple when you get the hang of it!- for free downloadable metro Paris map and Google zoomable street map of Paris - you will need both - with information on the Paris Metro Pass and all the detail you will ever need to get around the city centre - click here - "Metro Paris Map"
PARIS AIRPORT TRANSFER - For vistors heading from the airport to the city, the most popular form of transport is by way of the suburban RER train system. These trains arrive at platforms within the airports and transport passengers to various stations within Paris; from these stations travellers can access the Paris metro train system which will take them to their final destination - For full information on how to do this ( and for other Paris airport transfer options) - click here - "Paris airport transfer"
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