Traveling to a new place is usually not an easy task. It would be better to use your travel time more efficiently if you have a better idea of the transportation facilities of your destination. This article introduces four types of transportation facilities in Paris that allow travelers to feel deeper about the transportation services in Paris.
1. Metro and RER
The metro city has subways and RER (Risaru Express Regional) rural railways. The Paris subway service began in 1900. At present there are 13 subway routes and 4 RER routes, with a total of 367 stations across most of Paris. Therefore, if you can get used to the subway system of Paris, it will be a lot of leisure to get around without any difficulty. The ticket fair within the city is integrated as F French. For single trip (billet) ten-piece ticket booklet (carnet) is charged at 41 FRS. There is also a Paris-visit billet designed specifically for tourists. It is a pass for subways, RERs and buses within a pre-set period. If you are staying in Paris for a long time, you can choose to use monthly tickets or weekly tickets so that you can go by subway, RER and bus whenever you want. Please remind that you need to take a personal photo (27mm x 30mm) to apply for a fixed-time ticket at the station (Guichet). Also, it should be noted that the effective duration of the monthly ticket is from the first day of the month to the last day and similarly from Monday to Sunday for the weekly ticket. Therefore, you should calculate the date of purchase of fixed-time tickets to see how long the effective period is left.
Taxi is the most convenient mode of transport if you can take it anywhere. It is usually easier to get a taxi at the taxi station (Tate Taxi) on the main road, hotel or station. Most taxi drivers are very familiar with the roads and they can take you to your destination as long as you can address them clearly. Please be aware that the front seat is not for passengers and a taxi principal can carry 3 passengers.
3. Public bus
Most Parisians prefer to take public buses, but this seems to be a difficult task for tourists as the place of landing is not recognized. However, you can enjoy the street view while taking the bus where the subway could not offer. Please be aware that you need to buy a ticket instead of just placing coins. If you do not have a ticket, you will need to tell the driver your destination. In fact, you can use subway tickets on the bus. You can simply show the train your scheduled subway ticket to the driver and you can choose to go to any station. There is no station broadcast service inside the bus and you have to ring the bell before the start of the journey. Therefore, it is advisable to take a bus road map at the subway station information counter, and you need to find the name of the bus station in your destination before taking the bus.
4. Tourist Ferry (Bateaux-Paris-AS)
Near the Eiffel Tower is the exit pier at Pont de Aina. Cruise services can be split with or without food supplies. A single trip without food is about 45 firsts. And service hours are 10: 00- 22:00 in summer (depart every 30 minutes) whereas winter time is 10: 00-18: 00 (depart every 1 hour). The lunch delivery trip is about 300 first, departure at 12:30, while a dinner delivery trip is about 550 first. Will leave at 20:30. Passengers must book in advance with the cruise service provided and the official attire on the trip.