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How do I get around PARIS?

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Getting around Paris - Public transport and others services

Once you’ve landed in Paris, you’ll find that getting around the city is extremely easy. Paris boasts an excellent and diverse public transport network, with cab, bike and scooter options also available.

Public transportation

Paris has an extensive public transport network that includes the metro, RER (Réseau Express Régional), buses and streetcars. These are operated by the RATP (Régie Autonome des Transports Parisiens) and are a practical and economical transportation option.

Paris Metro: The metro is undoubtedly the fastest way to get around Paris. With 16 lines and over 300 stations, the metro serves virtually every district in the city. Tickets can be purchased from vending machines located in each station.

RER : The RER is a network of regional express trains serving Paris and its suburbs. It comprises five lines (A, B, C, D and E) and is particularly useful for getting quickly to more distant locations, such as Charles de Gaulle and Orly airports, or the Stade de France.

Buses and Trams: Paris buses are a great way to see the city while getting around. There are also eight streetcar lines serving the suburbs of Paris.

Cabs and VTCs

Cabs are plentiful in Paris and can be hailed on the street, picked up at cab ranks or booked in advance. VTCs (Voitures de Transport avec Chauffeur) like Uber are also widely available and can be booked via their respective apps.

Bicycles and scooters

Paris is a cycling-friendly city, with numerous cycle routes. The city’s bike-sharing service, Vélib’, offers bicycles for hire at stations throughout the city. Electric bikes are also available. There are also a number of electric scooter rental companies, such as Lime and Bird.

Paris traffic

If you’re planning to drive in Paris, be aware that traffic can be heavy and parking can be difficult. What’s more, Paris applies traffic restrictions to reduce pollution. Check the rules before you get behind the wheel.


Getting around Paris is child’s play thanks to its many transport options. Whichever mode of transport you choose, you’re sure to make the most of every moment spent in this magnificent city. So get ready to explore Paris during your Rugby World Cup stay!

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