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Paris's city bus and underground Métro train system is run by RATP (Régie Autonome des Transports Parisiens).




The Paris metropolitan transit system, also known by its initials RATP (for Régie Autonome des Transports Parisiens) operates the underground trains and nearly 300 stations of the renowned Métro (short for Métropolitain), as well as hundreds of city buses, trams, funiculars, and smaller services.


RATP offers a highly useful smartphone app, Visit Paris by Métro, for free, for Apple iOS, Google Android, and Amazon. More...

Riding RATP

You will definitely use the Métro trains. Here's how to do it without confusion. More...

You should also consider the RATP city buses, as they can be more convenient than the Métro from some locations and on some routes.

Here's all you need to know about buying and using tickets and transit passes.

Several special RATP bus routes, such as the Montmartrobus to the top of the Montmartre hill, are made for visitors even more than for locals.

Other RATP services include funiculars, cablecars on rails that ascend and descend steep slopes, such as the Funiculaire du Montmartre which slides up and down the slope of Montmartre from near Pigalle to near the Basilique du Sacré-Coeur and Place du Tertre (map).

RATP has a collection of websites to help you plan your trips across Paris. Here's one for touristes, with parts in English.

Buying Tickets & Passes

Paris Métro

Paris City Buses

RER Suburban Trains

Transilien Regional Trains

Aéroport Charles de Gaulle

Aéroport Orly

All Paris Transport



Métro trains, Paris, France

 Métro trains pull into one of
Paris's 300+ Métro stations.

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