Transportation guide for Paris
Getting around Paris
The entire Parisian metro service operates on Saturday evenings until 2.15 am and on Friday evenings until 2.15 am. This is the quickest and easiest way to travel around the city. The Paris metro has around 300 stations, their entrances marked by a big yellow "M", and 16 lines, numbered from 1 to 14, 3 bis and 7 bis. Each line has a colour, which you' ll find on signs in the stations and on all the maps. Connections between lines make your journey easy to plan. Inside the trains, you' ll find network maps and the detail of the line you' re on along with all available connections to other parts of the network. The metro operates every day including public holidays from around 6am to 0.30am. Times of the first and last trains vary depending on the point along the line that you are departing from. Trains are less frequent on Sundays and public holidays. Your lilac-coloured ticket remains valid for 2 hours until you leave the metro by going through the exit barriers.
Buses are convenient to use and can take you to any part of the city. Keep in mind that you need to buy tickets beforehand since the drivers don't sell tickets inside the bus. Moreover, you can use the buses for sightseeing around the city.
15,300 taxis operate in Paris, day and night. You can easily hail a taxi while being on the road or take one from a taxi rank. Taxis are quite expensive in Paris and don' t expect to find one during rush hours easily.
You can very easily rent a bike and get around Paris. Bicycles are very popular and a convenient way to get around the city since you don' t stuck in traffic and can move fast.
Due to the Seine Paris is split into two parts. You can travel along the river using the boats and at the same time enjoy a dinner or a drink and admire the sights of Paris. There are also water-buses which you can use just to move from one part to the other by the river.