When To Visit
Before Your Travel
Time Zone ( GMT )
Paris Time Zone : GMT +1 (GMT +2 between last Sunday in March and last Sunday in October)
Visa is not required for residents of Australia, Malaysia & Singapore for stays up to 90 days.
Electricity in Paris operate on 230 Volts and 50Hz on AC. Most hotels provide adapters.
Tap water is safe to drink in Paris.
French is the official language.
International Access Code
Dialing Code to France : (+33)
Planning to go Paris?
Getting around Paris is easy & convenient with its efficient public transport system such as metro and buses.
Just print a Paris Metro Map and you are all set to go!
Download : Paris Metro Map
Tommy Ooi’s Traveling Tips
1. A metro ride of less than 2 stops is probably best avoided since walking will take about the same amount of time, save money and you’ll be able to see more of the city.
2. For the subway, a single ticket costs €1.70. However, it is advisable to purchase a set of 10 tickets, which can be bought for €13.70 at any station, bringing down the price to only €1.37.
For More Info : Carnets de Billets
3. If you planning to visit many places in 1 day, opt for Mobilis Day Pass instead for only €6.60 ( Zone 1 – 2 ).
For More Info : Mobilis Coupon
4. Another cheap ( or almost free way ) to get around Paris is to rent a bicycle. In 2007, Paris city council introduced a bike renting program call Velib.
Subscribe 1 day (€1.70 )or 7 days (€8) service. The first 30 mins are free, every following 30 min costs €1 extra. So the game is to get to another station in 25 min and get another bicycle.
For More Info : Velib Webpage
Charles de Gaulle International Airport (CDG)
1. RER Line B Train
The RER commuter train, line B, departs every 15 minutes from terminals 2 & 3 and arrives in central Paris within 30 minutes.
Each way cost €9.75. The first RER train departs Airport CDG for Paris at 04:58 and the last train leaves at 23:58.
Passes Accepted : Paris Visite, Passe Navigo (Découverte)
Roissybus is an express bus service €10 that departs every 15 minutes, 6:00 a.m.-11:00 p.m., from Terminal 1,2, and 3 and arrives 1 to 1& half hour at Metro Opera Garnier.
3. Roissypole Bus
Take Bus 350 or 351 to the city and it costs around €5.70 making it the cheapest option to go to Paris.
Bus 350 goes to Gare de l’Est in northeastern Paris while Bus 351 goes to the Nation metro station in the southeast.
The tickets can be purchased inside the bus from the driver and they need to be punched with a device lying next to the driver’s seat.
Tommy Ooi’s Traveling Tips
Charles de Gaulle International Airport is a huge airport therefore allow yourself more time to navigate around especially if this is your first time arriving or departing. Preferably arrive 4 hours before your flight departure.
Paris Orly Airport (ORY)
OrlyBus connect Paris Orly Airport with Denfert-Rochereau Métro station every 10 minutes. Each way cost €7.50.
2. OrlyVal Light Rail
OrlyVal is the automatic train that connects Paris-Orly Airport’s Orly Sud and Orly Ouest terminals with the Antony station on the RER suburban train Line B.
Each way cost €10.75 for transfer to Paris every 4 – 7 minutes, including connections to central area metro stations.
Paris Beauvais Airport(Aéroport de Beauvais Tillé)
1. Airport Shuttle Bus
Beauvais Airport shuttle bus connects Paris-Beauvais Airport with Métro at Paris-Porte Maillot. Each way cost €17.
Every service leaves 20 minutes after flight arrival. The departure from Paris is located at the coach park on the Boulevard Pershing, near the hotel Concorde Lafayette. Arrive 3 hours 15 mins before your flight departure.
For More Info : Paris Beauvais Airport
Paris is well connected to the rest of Europe by train. There is no central station serving Paris, the 6 different stations are not connected to each other. Hence it is wise to know which Train Station you are arriving for better planning.
Check Out by Tommy Ooi
Paris Hotels Review ( coming soon )
Dining in Paris ( coming soon )