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Paris Transportation - Paris France transportation is extensive and there are hundreds of bus lines. However, the hundred year old Metro system is usually the quickest way to travel. The RER train system interlinks with the Metro providing additional options. Fares in Paris are inexpensive but probably the best option is to get a “Paris Visite” card for one, two or five days. You also have to decide what zones you want your Card to cover - obviously the more extensive the coverage, the more expensive the Paris Visite will be. If you will do most of your travel in the central part of Paris, Zones 1 to 3 will suit you (and this covers quite a lot of the city. A one day Adult Card for these zones will cost about $12 and gives you free transport on buses, trams, RER and Metro. But with this Paris Visite Card you also will get discounts on many of the attractions in Paris.

 
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Bus routes are extensive and you need to be sure you know what buses and what connections you require to get to your destination. Then you will find this a great way to move around as you will be able to enjoy the Paris sights as you travel.

The Metro is also extensive and simple to use though it has 14 lines. You can get a Metro map at any station. The RER train system has its greatest value when you want to travel longer distances as it has less stops and goes to more outlying areas.

If you are buying individual tickets for your Metro and bus trips, it is cheaper and more convenient to buy a carnet of 10 tickets.

Taxis of course are numerous and are metered. Taxis all take three passengers and some will take a fourth. There is also a supplement for luggage.


   
 
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