The Paris Metro card is available in Zones 1-3 (Central Paris only) & Zones 1-5 and provides unlimited access to all Paris and suburban public transport. Depending on which zones you select, Paris Visite allows you to travel on:
- The Metro
- RER lines (RATP and SNCF) This pass does not cover TGVs.
- Buses (includes the airport links Orlybus and Roissybus)
- The Tramway
- The Montmartre funicular
- Night buses (Noctambus)
- Ile-de-France bus lines (RATP and OPTILE), except those circulating on Jetbus, Allobus Roissy CDG, tourist excursion and Air France networks;
- The Orlyval light rail- linking Orly Airport to the RER B (included in zones 1-5)
- Travel to Disneyland Paris and Versailles (included in zones 1-5)
Please note: Travel is valid for consecutive days only
Tickets vary and are valid for travel as follows:
- Zones 1-3: Paris and the inner suburbs; covers access to La Defense, Le Bourget and Saint-Denis Basilique
- Zones 1-5: Paris and the outer suburbs; covers access to Varsailles, Disneyland Resort Paris, Saint Germain-en-Laye and the exhibition centre at Villepinte, Rambouillet, Provins and Fontainebleau
Tickets valid for zones 1-5 can also be used for travel to and from Orly and Roissy-Charles-de-Gaulle airports using RER trains, RATP buses and the Orlyval light rail.
Paris Bus Stops
Paris bus stops are found all around the city and more often than not are hubs for several different lines. Recently, a majority of bus stops were equipped with electronic information systems that tell you when to expect the next bus. Neighbourhood maps and bus routes are also displayed at most stations. Certain bus routes are particularly scenic and can be a cheap alternative to Paris bus tours.
- Line 38 runs North to South through the city centre and provides memorable views of the Latin Quarter, the Seine River, or Notre Dame Cathedral.
- Line 68 offers a vantage of the Musee d'Orsay, Saint-Germain des Pres, the Seine River, The Louvre and the Opera Garnier.
- Line 28 offers lovely views of the Ecole Militaire, the Assemble Nationale, the Seine River, Le Grand Palais, and the Champs-Elysees.
- Line 96 goes through beautiful spots on the right bank, including Hotel de Ville, the Medieval Marais neighbourhood and trendy Bastille.
- Line 22, 30, 31, 52, 73, 92 will take you to the Arc de Triomphe.
- Line 27 has stops at Opera Garnier, The Louvre, Jardin du Luxembourg, views of Notre Dame Cathedral, and close stops for Sorbonne and Pantheon.
- Line 42, 69, 72, 82, 87 will take you to the Eiffel Tower.
Paris Bus Hours
Paris bus hours vary considerably, but major lines run from approximately 5:30 a.m to midnight