Paris rent a car, taxi and getting around

Getting Around in Paris

Traveling to a new place requires some important factors to consider. If you are traveling to the capital of France, you need to know about the transport system of Paris. Paris is divided by an arrondissement system with twenty districts. The Eiffel Tower is in the seventh arrondissement. 

We will provide you with the main transportation sources in Paris.

On Foot

The best way to explore Paris is by foot. The city is densely populated. The crossovers for pedestrians are elegant and beautiful. Many tourists visit the city annually and try to live in the central space. Walking is the best means of transportation to avoid traffic and other transport issues.

Additionally, you can explore the beauty of the streets by walking all around. The city’s magical atmosphere and architecture can only be explored on foot. But if your hotel is far from your destination, you can avail of the metro service.

By Metro

Another best way to get around Paris is using the metro system. The city’s public transportation provides cheap, efficient, accessible, and quick metro service. Metropolitan Paris has sixteen routes for a metro train. You will find the metro service more reliable and comfortable.

Tickets for the metro are available in two ways. You can buy single tickets or a pack of ten tickets. A single ticket will cost you $2.12 for a one-way journey. But the pack of ten tickets is at a reduced rate. It will cost you $17.83 for adults and $9 for children.

The pack is the best option if you have a busy day and use the metro frequently. Other than tickets, you can avail of a Mobilis pass. They will cost you $8.14 for all-day travel via metro. The metro service is available from 6 am to 12:30 am. Check the timetable before using this service.

By Train

The RER train service in Paris provides five train routes. A train will carry you from the city’s center to neighboring areas. You can also take the train service from Paris airport and reach the city’s center. The train also serves tourist places, hotel venues, smaller towns, and areas outside the city.

You can buy train tickets at any metro station or Reseau Express Regional. The ticket cost is not fixed and will depend on the travel distance. The timings of train service are similar to that of metro service. But trains take longer to reach the destination than the metro.

By Bus

There is a wide bus service in Paris. Almost fifty-nine bus lines are running throughout the city. You can use train and metro tickets to travel by bus. The ticket price will be the same as for the bus service. If you don’t use a t-ticket or metro pass and buy a bus ticket, it will cost you $2.50.

Bus routes are full of scenic beauty and unique views of the city. You can enjoy yourself more on the bus than on the metro and train. Paris bus service is available from Monday to Saturday from 7 am to 8:30 pm. Some night bus lines are also available from 8:30 to 12:30 am.

By Taxi

A wide network of about seventeen thousand Taxis and cars runs in the capital of France. All official Parisian Taxis have a sign on the roof. It indicates the availability of customers to people. If you find the taxi sign in green color, you can hire it. If it is red, it is not available.

You can book a taxi at the taxi center or get it on the street. The meter of the taxi starts at $3. After that, you will get charges for every kilometer of your travelling. Hiring a taxi in the busy streets of Paris is a challenging task. The city is thickly populated and has many crowded places.

By Car

Another means of transportation for getting around in Paris is by car. You can do self-driving by hiring a car service at reasonable prices. This option is unsuitable in Paris because of the heavy traffic, low parking, and fewer traffic rules. To avoid these, you have to hire car rentals or car hires.

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