By Bus

Subway tickets do with buses too no matter the distance even in the suburbs, except Balabus (a tourist route on Sundays and holidays), Noctilien (night buses) and routes 221, 297, 299, 350 and 351. A bus driver can sell 1 ticket.

City Bus

Stops show bus route schemes. Buses stop only on passenger demand. Seeing an approaching bus, wave its driver to stop. Bus entry is via the front door, exit is in the middle or end. On entry, validate the ticket via a special subway-like terminal. When with a pass, just show it to the driver.

Rush hours in the city transport are 7.30-9.30 am and 4.30-7.30 pm. Traffic jams bother bus passengers less as wide highways have a special line next to the sidewalk only for bus and taxi.

A ceiling panel in the bus middle shows a creeping line with and announces the next stop name. Each bus features a table with its route.

To exit at the next stop, push a button near the bus doors - a red lamp display up the driver's cab will turn on Stop requested (Arret demande).

Many Paris bus lines are off on Sundays and holidays. The line's working hours are written at each stop.

Bus Map

Paris Bus Map (1 500 Kb)

Paris Bus Map