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Air Inter Europe - information via Air France - is the leading domestic airline. Daily departures from Orly and Roissy/Charles-de-Gaulle airports connect Paris with major French cities/towns in an average flight time of one hour. RER
The RER (pronounced 'ehr-oo-ehr') is the fast suburban rail service which also serves the city centre. There are four lines (lignes): A, B, C and D, and it is connected with the métro and SNCF suburban network. Services run 5:30am to midnight, with trains every 12 minutes. Métro
Paris's underground with over 300 stations ensures you are never more than 500m from a métro stop. Lines are numbered 1 to 13 and are known by the names of the stations at each end. Follow the orange correspondance signs to change lines. The métro runs daily 5:30am to 12:45am. Buses
Buses are a good way of seeing Paris (especially route 24), although traffic can be very heavy. Bus stops show the numbers of buses that stop there. Buses run 6:30am to 8:30pm with a reduced service on Sunday and after 8:30pm. Bus tickets are the same as those for the métro. Boat
The Batobus river shuttle (Phone:01 44 11 33 99) that plies the Seine from April to September provides an unusual view of Paris. It stops at the Eiffel Tower, Musée d'Orsay, the Louvre, Notre-Dame and the Hôtel de Ville; every 35 minutes, 10am to 7pm (flat fare or all-day unlimited travel ticket).