How to easily getting around Paris?

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A world class well-served transport link making it easier to getting around Paris. The public transport system of Paris is run by RATP and consists of the Métro, Tram, RER suburban express train, bus and Noctilien.

Getting Around Paris by Metro

The Paris underground system is called Métro, which is the cheapest, easiest and fastest way to getting around Paris without any doubts. There are 16 Metro lines which are distinguish by the colour. Some 300 stations are covered by Metro to mobilise the city crowd. Paris underground has divided the city and its suburbs into 6 zones, Metro tickets are valid in zone 1 and 2 only. The RER train network consists of 5 lines that serve the city and the surrounding region.

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Metro tickets can be purchased at station for a single journey or multiple journeys. A carnet of 10 Metro tickets will be cheaper than single tickets. RATP tickets and passes are valid on the Métro, tram, buses and RER. As of June 2019, a single ticket costs 1.90 euros, while a bus ticket purchased onboard is 2 euros. A package of 10 carnets may be purchased for 14.90 euros, or 7.45 euros for children under 10.

By Bus

The Metro system is complemented with deeply connected public bus service. The line number and direction are indicated on the front of the bus and operates from Monday to Saturday from around 7am until 8.30pm. Some lines operate in the evening between 8.30pm and 12.30am. The Noctilien is a night bus service that operates from 12.30am to 5.30am. A bus stop can be easily found in every corner of the city.

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By Taxi

Taxi is certainly another popular way to get around in the City. However, never get in a taxi or agree to a ride unless it is equipped with a red and white “Taxi Parisien” sign on its rooftop and has a visible meter inside. Also ask the driver before agreeing to a ride what forms of payment are allowed. An alternative to the traditional taxi includes ride-sharing services such as Uber or Bolt. They are generally a much cheaper option to Taxi and can be booked in advance through their respective apps.