Facts and usage statistics about public transit in Paris, France

Commute patterns by Light Rail, Metro, Train, Bus & RER in Paris - Statistics, Analytics and Usage Data

The Moovit Public Transit Index helps anyone discover how people in Paris get around each day with public transit compared to other cities. Below you will find the average commute and wait time for riders, the distance people travel to get to work with public transit and the average distance people in Paris walk each day. See which Light Rail, Metro, Train, Bus & RER and stations are most popular in Paris, and more!

Paris has 5 transit type(s), including: Light Rail, Metro, Train, Bus & RER, operated by several transit agencies, including Métro, RER, Transilien, Tramway, RATP, LE BUS DIRECT (cars air france), Actipôles, ADP, Aérial, Albatrans, Apolo 7 & Arlequin

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In Paris, the average amount of time people spend riding public transit is 50 min. Over 51% of those riders spend more than 2 hours on public transportation every day.
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How long do people usually wait at a stop or station in Paris each day? Commuters wait on average 11 min, but over 32% wait longer than 20 minutes.
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The average distance people ride in a single trip within Paris is 9.9 km. Yet 55% of riders travel over 12 km in a single direction.
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The percentage of public transit riders who transfer lines at least once in Paris is 24%. On average, 42% of riders transfer at least twice during a single trip.
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Did you know that in Paris, the average distance people walk to work or home is 0.82 km? Approximately, 30% walk more than 1 km to reach their destination.

Commute Time in Paris

How long do people usually commute in Paris by public transit everyday?

The average amount of time people in Paris spend commuting with public transit, for example to and from work, on a weekday is 50 min.

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How many people have a long commute every day with public transit in Paris, France?

The percentage of transit riders in Paris who ride public transit, including Light Rail, Metro, Train, Bus & RER for more than 2 hours every day is 51%.

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Waiting Time in Paris

How long do people usually wait at a station in Paris every day?

The average amount of time people in Paris wait at a stop or station for their Light Rail, Metro, Train, Bus & RER line on a weekday is 11 min.

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How many people in Paris usually wait a long time at a transit station?

The percentage of people in Paris who wait for over 20 minutes on average for their transit line every day, for example to and from work is 32%.

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Trip Distance in Paris

How far do people usually commute each way with public transit in Paris?

The average distance people in Paris usually ride in a single trip, for example to or from work, with public transit including Light Rail, Metro, Train, Bus & RER is 9.9 km.

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How many people have a long commute every day in Paris?

The percentage of people in Paris that usually travel for over 12 km in a single direction, for example to or from work, each day with public transit is 55%.

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Number of Transfers in Paris

How many people perform single line trips in Paris?

The percentage of people in Paris who don't need to transfer during an average commute trip (one way) is 24%.

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How many people transfer twice during a single trip in Paris?

The percentage of people in Paris who make exactly two transfers when traveling to a certain destination on a single trip is 24%.

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Walking Distance in Paris

How far do people usually walk per trip in Paris?

The average distance people in Paris walk every day in one direction, for example on their way home or to work is 9.9 km.

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How many people walk for more than 1 km in Paris?

The percentage of people in Paris who walk for over 1 km each day to reach a specific destination, for example to or from work is 55%.

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Most popular RER lines

  • RER C
  • RER D
  • RER B

Most popular RER stations

  • La Défense
  • Gare de lyon
  • Juvisy

Most popular Metro lines

  • 13 - Châtillon Montrouge - Asnieres-Gennevilliers Les Courtilles - Saint-Denis-Universite
  • 7 - La Courneuve-8-Mai-1945 - Villejuif-Louis Aragon - Mairie D'Ivry
  • 4 - Porte De Clignancourt - Mairie De Montrouge

Most popular Metro stations

  • Châtelet
  • Gare Saint Lazare
  • Montparnasse Bienvenüe

Most popular RER lines

  • RER C
  • RER D
  • RER B

Most popular RER stations

  • La Défense
  • Gare de lyon
  • Juvisy

Most popular Metro lines

  • 13 - Châtillon Montrouge - Asnieres-Gennevilliers Les Courtilles - Saint-Denis-Universite
  • 7 - La Courneuve-8-Mai-1945 - Villejuif-Louis Aragon - Mairie D'Ivry
  • 4 - Porte De Clignancourt - Mairie De Montrouge

Most popular Metro stations

  • Châtelet
  • Gare Saint Lazare
  • Montparnasse Bienvenüe

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