Transporte público en París, Francia

París, la ciudad más visitada del mundo, con cerca de 40 millones de turistas al año y una de los más fáciles de recorrer en transporte público.
Hay 16 líneas de metro + RER (red exprés regional) + autobuses.


Los billetes de metro son buenos durante 2 horas si no se sale de la red y si debe continuar en autobús, debe usar otro boleto.

El Noctilien: Si el metro ya está cerrado o si ha perdido el último, no se preocupe, existe este autobús para aquellos que gustan de caminar en la noche parisina; 00h30a-05:30.

El Balabus: línea especial que le brinda la oportunidad de conocer la ciudad de este a oeste. Desde la Gare de Lyon hasta el Gran Arco de la Defensa. Funciona de abril a septiembre solamente. El costo es de 1 a 3 billetes de metro, dependiendo de la distancia recorrida. Pasará la Bastilla, la isla de St. Louis, Notre Dame, el Louvre, Los Inválidos, la Torre Eiffel, los Campos Elíseos, etc.

La red ferroviaria RER cubre una gran parte de la isla-de-France. Si su estación de RER está conectada a la estación de metro, el mismo billete será válido.

Public transport in Paris, France

Paris, the most visited city in the world with nearly 40 million tourists a year and one of the easiest to navigate public transportation.
There are 16 subway lines + RER (regional express network) + buses.


 Metro tickets are good for 2 hours as you do not go out of the network and whether you should continue by bus, you will need another ticket.

The Noctilien: If the subway is already closed because you missed the last one, do not worry, there is this bus for those who like to walk in the Parisian night; from 0:30 to 5:30.

The Balabus: special line that gives you the opportunity to know the city from east to west. From Gare de Lyon to the Grande Arche de la Defense. Runs from April to September only. The cost is 1 to 3 metro tickets depending on the distance traveled. You will pass the Bastille, the island St. Louis, Notre Dame, the Louvre, Les Invalides, the Eiffel Tower, Champs Elysees, etc.

The RER rail network that covers a large portion of the island-of-France. If your RER station is connected to the metro, the same ticket will be valid.

Chicago, free guided visit, USA

You’re planning to visit the city of Chicago soon?
Here’s a great tip: A free service for local guides known as the ‘Chicago Greeter’ is offered to conduct customized tours of the city. These tours, lasting 2 to 4 hours, are performed by a trained volunteer who lives in the city!
Choose to explore the city from more than 40 special interest topics, including art, architecture, food, local history, family activities, ethnic Gay Chicago or Chicago and more …
Choose to visit one of the 25 different neighborhoods, each with its unique character and its own culture, history and flavor.
Choose even the language of your turn: the tours are offered in over a dozen languages.
Note that this organization is coordinating more than 200 enthusiastic volunteers to help you discover the city and share their expertise and their passion for their city. In addition, the Greeter Chicago adheres to a strict policy of refusing tips.


However you must register at least 10 days in advance in order to receive a free personalized tour according to your interests. Looking for more flexibility, or prefer to make plans to visit Chicago at the last minute? Use the Service ‘InstaGreeter’ to perform a FREE guided walk an hour to the city center (the LOOP). This service is offered on Friday, Saturday and Sunday and registration is not necessary.
For more information on this exceptional service check their website and sign up appointments.
All volunteers are happy to provide this service at no cost, to support tested and certified by a fan of  Tips and Travel.

Text & photos by Mario Bergeron

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