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Public transport, eco-transport in Paris

A comprehensive and efficient transport network to get around in an ecological way in Paris.

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The density of the Paris public transport network makes it possible to get around quickly and efficiently throughout the city and beyond the city ring road. This network, which is becoming more and more ecological, is made up of metros and RERs (suburban trains), trams and buses.

The public rail network: metros, RERs and trams

With its 16 metro lines, 5 RER lines and 13 tramway lines totalling almost 450 stations, the collective rail network of the capital enables passengers to get to any point in Paris in a sustainable and comfortable way. To encourage even more Parisians and tourists to use these ecological modes of transport, metros may, for example, run at intervals of less than 2 minutes on some lines at rush hour. Plus, metros and trams have run until 2.15am on Fridays, Saturdays and on the evening before public holidays.

Bus network

To fully enjoy the streets of Paris, the bus network takes you anywhere in the capital and inner suburbs. The introduction of many bus lanes speeds up travel during rush hour when there is a lot of car traffic on the roads. RATP is gradually converting bus routes to electric and biomethane. By way of example, by December 2022, 2,500 clean buses (electric, biomethane and hybrid) were in circulation, representing around 30% of the fleet in operation. As part of the bus2025 programme, the aim is to reach 100% of the fleet in operation by 2025.

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