Getting Around Paris

Paris Metro

The Régie Autonome des Transports Parisiens (RATP/Autonomous Operator of Parisian Transports) is the major transit operator responsible for public transportation in Paris and its surroundings. It is under the authority of the Syndicat des transports d'Île-de-France (STIF), the Paris region transit authority. Its operational divisions include the Paris Métro system (16 lines), part of the RER, an extensive bus system, and three tram lines. It also operates the Montmartre funicular.


Hailing a taxi in Paris is very easy, especially if there are more than two people traveling together. The taxi drivers in Paris are very pleasant.  Most of them speak English.  Remember, taxis are more expensive than the Paris Metro.

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