How to Get Around Paris

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Getting Around Paris

Public Transportation: Public transport system run by RATP is the best and efficient system, including RER suburban expresses, tramway, buses and 14 metro lines. Ncetilien night buses operate between 12:30 am and 6:30 am from five different hubs across the city.

Bikes: You can try Velib, the hugely successful municipal bike hire system, if you are brave, with over 20,000 bikes and around 1500 stations. Subscription for one day or seven day can be taken on the spot with the help of your credit card. First thirty minutes of every journey are free of cost, then it is €1 for next half hour and prices increase quickly from there. There is increasing number of cycle lines, though some are dedicated, but others are critically shared with taxis and buses.

By Walk: Paris is a small place so many places can be visited through walk, and is the best way to explore the city as well.

Taxis: These are available in all the streets and also taxi ranks, but they are always lack in supply since they are more likely to assemble at main stations and airports. If you see a white light on the roof of the taxi that means it is free. A new much clearly visible technique is presently being introduced, with a red light when it is occupied and green light when the taxi is free.

Driving: According to a recent study Paris is the most traffic jammed capital of Europe. But still, mastering Arc De Triomphe, where priority is given to the vehicles coming from right side, it is a unique experience of this town. But a car can be good for venturing outside the city. The important car hire companies include Hertz and Avis, they have branches at main stations and airports.

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