The majority of French cities and towns have a bus network. Tickets can be bought individually, but if you plan to be taking the bus regularly, it’s preferable to get a bus card .

The bus routes are useful for discovering different parts of the city, indeed having a “chauffer driven tour” of Paris!

RATP bus routes:
(for more detailed information, go to the RATP website)

- Line 29, from Saint-Lazare to Porte de Montempoivre

- Line 30, from Gare de l’Est to Trocadéro, following the Fermiers Généraux wall

- Line 32, from Porte de Passy to Gare de l’Est across beautiful 18th century areas of the city 19è siècle

- Line 38, from Gare de l’Est to Porte d'Orléans, climbing up Boulevard Saint-Michel

- Line 47, from Porte d'Italie to Gare du Nord

- Line 52, from Opéra to Porte d'Auteuil, through the west of Paris

- Line 63, from Porte de la Muette to Gare de Lyon passing by the Latin quarter

- Line 69, from Champ-de-Mars to Gambetta crossing Faubourg Saint-Germain

- Line 72, from Porte de Saint-Cloud to Hôtel de ville, along the Seine

- Line 84, from Panthéon to Place du Maréchal Juin, by the openings of the Haussman boulevards.

- Montmartrobus.

- Line 73 : from Musée d'Orsay to La Défense along the Champs-Elysées.

If you wish to travel back in time, you can always take a tour on the famous green and red “Sprague” metro from the 1930’s – today classed a historic monument – along the tracks of the line 6 (elevated line).

- RATP : Tour operator rubric (click on "Paris l'Open tour")
Paris Open Tour, to discover Paris by your window.

- RATP : (click on "Tourist services")
Bus découverte 2000: bus visits in the Ile-de-France region and throughout France

- TOUR PARIS (tour de paris)
Visits to the city and tourist sites around France, in English, Spanish and French. Along set routes or organised circuits.

- PARIS TRIP (paris balades)
Paris and the tourist hotspots in a minibus

- Cityrama
Tel. 01 44 55 61 00
4, place des Pyramides, Paris 1er
Métro Pyramides

Tel. 01 42 88 92 88
3-5 rue Talma, Paris 16è

Tel. 01 42 60 31 25
214 rue de Rivoli, Paris 1er
Métro Louvre ou Tuileries

We’ve described the main ways of getting about in the city; all that remains is for you to choose the transport that most appeals to you. Good visit!