Transportation

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4 College Junior

Transportation: The school does not offer any transportation, primarily because it is located in a very busy district of Paris. The metro and bus stops are a minute away - and are of great convenience. Taxis are readily available as well, and are popular among students - just not my thing. Some students have their own transportation- bicycles (which can be rented for dirt cheap), cars (also can be rented, with an eco friendly bonus), or motor-scooters which are ever so popular among Parisians.

Given the tuition costs, coverage for public transport (~360euros per year) would not be unreasonable to ask for, but alas we have no luck there.

4 College Freshman

Transportation: Taxis are too expensive, but the metro is the way to go for travel around Paris.

5 College Sophomore

Transportation: The Paris metro system is one of the best transportation systems on the planet.

5 College Sophomore

Transportation: The Paris metro is arguably the best public transportation system in the world.

5 College Sophomore

Transportation: Take the Subway – Parking is very very difficult to find all over Paris, so don't even bother buying or bringing a car. Paris is a very convenient city to walk in. The subway is also extremely convenient. There are 3 subway stops close by to the university campus. The subway is generally on-time and is by far the easiest way to travel around the city. Don't bother with taxis, buses or cars. Too expensive and traffic is horrendous. The subway is expensive if you buy one ticket at a time. Much cheaper to buy a yearly student pass called the "Carte ImaginR." Subway stations are an easy walk to most of the destinations you'll ever need to go. And it's easy to find housing around subway stations

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Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Alicia Soomaroo
Hometown
Mount Vernon, N.Y.
Major
Comparative Literature/International Economics
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Students are in luck. Paris has one of the safest and most reliable mass transit systems in the world. The Paris Metro will become your home away from home, as you will use it to travel all over. France spends a lot of money on its transportation system, so it's good to know that the country you're living in takes the Metro very seriously.

Facts & Statistics

Best Ways to Get Around Town
  • Biking
  • Metro
  • Taxi (if the distance is farther than you're willing to go, the prices aren't that bad)
  • Walking
Best Ways to Get to the Airport
  • Book a shuttle to the airport in advance and make sure you double check the day before you're supposed to leave.
  • Take the RER to the airport. This is good if you're only going to the airport for a vacation and you don't plan on taking a lot with you since you'll have to switch RER lines. It's manageable, though, and there's very little hassle.
  • Taxis are expensive, but sometimes it's the easiest way to go. Give yourself time to get there, though. Just in case there's traffic.

Nearest AirportWhat's This?

Aéroports De Paris

291 Boulevard Raspail

33.1.43.35.70.00

aeroportsdeparis.fr

Student Polls

How convenient is the campus-provided transportation?    Based on 6 responses

  • 67% Nonexistent.
  • 0% Extremely difficult to utilize-it's not reliable nor is it convenient for a student's schedule.
  • 0% Moderately difficult to utilize, the pick-up times and locations are far and few between.
  • 0% Somewhat accessible with a schedule that usually parallels class times.
  • 33% Easily accessible, runs frequently and has many pick-up locations.

How necessary is it to have a car on campus?    Based on 5 responses

  • 20% You can't have a car here.
  • 80% Cars are totally pointless. Everything you need is within walking distance.
  • 0% Students usually walk or take the bus, but cars are nice for venturing outside the bus line.
  • 0% The shuttle/bus service often fails to meet student needs, so a car is very practical.
  • 0% Campus is isolated, so students rely mostly on cars to get them where they need to go.

How easy is it to get around town?    Based on 5 responses

  • 0% Very difficult.
  • 0% Fairly difficult.
  • 0% Fairly easy.
  • 100% Very easy.
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