RATP is the public transport authority for Paris. It operates the metro, bus and the regional express train (RER) systems. You can access there website in English via this link.
The best way to get around in Paris, besides walking, is by taking the metro or bus. There are 14 different metro lines in Paris which can each be indentified by their number and color. The bus system is also another option to get around Paris. To get around within Paris by bus or metro, it will cost you 1.60 Euros per ticket. You can buy a book of 10 tickets for 11.40 Euros. A weekly metro pass for Paris known as the Carte Orange can be purchased for 16.80 Euros. A monthly pass will cost you 55.10. Click below to see Paris metro and bus maps :
Paris Metro Map
Paris Bus Map
The RER is a regional express train. There are five different lines (A, B, C, D and E) which take you in and around the Paris region quickly, including its suburbs. This is an easy way to get to places located right outside the downtown Paris area, such as the Chateau de Versailles, Disneyland Paris, and the Airports. The RER is intertwined with the metro system, and can be taken from various locations all around the city or the suburbs which lead into the city. Please click below for a map:
Paris RER Map
Getting To and From the Airport
To get to and from the two major airports in Paris, Roissy-Charles de Gaulle (CDG) and Orly (ORY), you can take the RER, or the Airport buses. To get to and from the two airports on the RER, take line B (the blue line). A one way ticket on the RER from Roissy-Charles De Gaulle Airport to Paris will cost you 8.40 euros. A one way ticket from Orly Airport to Paris will cost you 3.60 euros.
You can also get to and from both airports via the Roissy Bus for the Airport Roissy-Charles De Gaulle, or the Orly Bus for the Airport Orly. These buses are part of the RATP system. Expect to pay 8.90 euros for a one way ticket on the Roissy Bus, and 6.30 euros for a one way ticket on the Orly Bus. For more information and a map on how to get to and from the major airports of Paris via the RATP system (public transportation) please visit the following site:
The Air France Bus is also another option to get to and from both Roissy-Charles de Gaulle and Orly airports. Buses leave every 12 minutes from all terminals of both airports to downtown Paris (different buses take you to different areas), or you can also take a bus to get you to and from Roissy-Charles de Gaulle Airport to Orly Airport. For information about schedules, fares, departure times please, please visit the following websites:
Air France Airport Bus Information and Routes
Air France Airport Bus Web Site
Taxis/ Car Rentals
A taxi, a pricier option, will also take you to and from either airport. In addition car rentals are available as well.
Les Taxis Bleus (A Paris Taxi Service) : 08.25.16.10.10.
Avis France : www.avis.com
|AirFrance Aiport Buses|
|The public Paris bus|
|The regional express train, RER|