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Travel

For an interactive map showing Sciences Po conference venue and transport links, click here

Getting to the City by...

Air

Charles de Gaulle Airport

  • CDGVAL and RER B (about a 45 minute journey) approx. €10

    From terminal 1: take the free automated train CDGVAL located on level 2 to reach the train station (the journey takes about 5 minutes). 

    From terminal 2: follow the ‘Paris by train’ signs to reach to the train station by foot. 

    From terminal 3: take the pedestrian walkway 'Paris by train' to reach to the train station by foot (400 metres).

    At the RER train station: take the RER B and transfer at Châtelet - Les Halles. Take line 4, direction Porte d’Orléans, and get off at Saint-Germain-des-Prés. It is recommended that you take a direct RER train to Paris and not a local train (as the latter takes about 15 minutes longer). 

  • Le Bus Direct (Air France) (about 70 - 80 minutes to Gare Montparnasse plus 15 minutes to city) approx. €18

    Follow the signs showing Le Bus Direct. You'll need line 4 which connects the airport to Gare Montparnasse and Gare de Lyon. From Gare Montparnasse, take the Metro line 4, direction Porte de Clignancourt, and get off at Saint-Germain-des-Prés. 

  • Taxi (40 minutes, depending on the traffic) €55

    Taxi cabs usually allow a maximum of three or four people. A surcharge applies based on the number of suitcases and as of the 4th passenger. Only official taxis are allowed to take customers. These taxis can be identified by the 'light' on the roof of the vehicle. If you are approached by someone posing as taxi driver, when leaving the baggage claim area, please do not accept their proposal of transportation. We recommend that you ask the driver for a receipt on arrival.

    You will find taxis at the exit to the baggage reclaim area of your arrival terminal, check your terminal map for more detailed information.

Orly Airport

  • OrlyVal and RER B (about 35 minutes) approx. €14,/p>

    Follow the ‘Paris by train’ signs to reach the OrlyVal (automated train) which connects the terminal to the RER train station. Take the RER B and transfer at Denfert-Rochereau. Take line 4, direction Porte de Clignancourt, and get off at Saint-Germain-des-Prés.

  • Le Bus Direct (Air France) (about 20-30 minutes to Gare Montparnasse plus 15 minutes to city) approx. €15

    Follow the signs showing Le Bus Direct. Make sure that you get on line 1 which connects the airport to Gare Montparnasse and Gare de Lyon. From Gare Montparnasse, take the Metro line 4, direction Porte de Clignancourt, and get off at Saint-Germain-des-Prés.

  • OrlyBus (about 60 minutes) approx. €10

    Take the OrlyBus to Denfert-Rochereau then transfer to Metro line 4, direction Porte de Clignancourt, and get off at Saint-Germain-des-Prés.

  • Taxi (30 minutes, depending on traffic) €30

    See the note above relating to taxis.

    You will find taxis at the exit to the baggage reclaim area of your arrival terminal, check your terminal map for more detailed information.

Train

If you are travelling into Paris by train and need a connection into the city centre, use the public transport RATP website, or download the RATP app for details on Metro lines or Bus routes into the city. 

Eurostar

Eurostar arrives in Paris at Gare du Nord.  From here, take the Metro line 4, direction Porte de Clignancourt, and get off at Saint-Germain-des-Prés. 

Bus

If you are travelling within Europe, it may be more economical to travel by long distance bus.  You can compare bus tickets on ComparaBus, or the following bus services all operate in Paris:

Car

If you're considering driving into the city, please have a look at the Paris Convention and Visitors Bureau website for advice on driving around Paris and for details on parking.

Getting around the City by...

The public transport network serves the entire city and all of its suburbs.  The public transport RATP website and the RATP app details all public transport options for both the city and the Parisian region.

Metro

A single Metro tickets costs €1.90 and can be used for one journey, including connections.  Make sure you keep hold of the ticket until you have completed your journey as you may be asked to show it and may be fined if you are unable produce a valid ticket.  A book of 10 tickets can be purchased for €16, saving you on each journey.  Tickets are available from ticket offices or machines at metro stations, and also some convenience shops. Metro stops closest to the conference venue are:

  • Saint-Germain-des-Prés on line 4 (Porte de Clignancourt - Porte D'Orleans)
  • Rue du Bac on line 12 (Porte de la Chapelle - Mairie d'Issy)

Bus

You can use your metro tickets on the bus, however they are only valid for one single journey with no connections.  You will need another ticket if you change onto a different bus, or connect to a different mode of transport.  Bus tickets are also available from the bus driver, but be sure to have the correct change. Bus routes which stop near to the conference venue are:

  • 39 (Gare du Nord / Issy-Freres Voisin)
  • 48 (Palais Royal / Porte des Lilas)
  • 63 (Porte de la Muette / Gare de Lyon)
  • 70 (Radio France / Hotel de Ville)
  • 86 (Saint-Germain des Pres / St-Mande Parc Zoologique)
  • 87 (Porte de Reuilly / Champs de Mars)
  • 94 (Gare Montparnasse / Levallois Louison Bobet)
  • 95 (Porte de Vanves / Porte de Montmartre)
  • 96 (Gare Montparnasse / Porte des Lilas)

Taxi

If you want to use a taxi to get around Paris, you can hail a cab, go to a taxi rank or call a taxi firm.  Make sure you take only a licensed taxi; which must have:

  • the illuminated 'Taxi Parisien' sign on the vehicle roof
  • a display meter showing the cost of the journey
  • a display at the rear of the vehicle
  • a plate on the front wing bearing the licence number

Taxis must apply one of three fares.  For fare details, please visit the Paris Convention and Visitors Bureau website.


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