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Porte maillot to Eiffel tower

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Porte maillot to Eiffel tower

What would be the best (& fastest) way to travel from Porte Maillot to the Eiffel tower...

Visiting Paris for the first time so not very familiar with the metro..

Read about the bus (route 82)..can anyone help with the frequency of stops it has at Porte Maillot and how much time it takes to reach Eiffel Tower?

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1. Re: Porte maillot to Eiffel tower

Fastest would be to take a taxi -- about 15€, I would guess. The buses come every 10 or 15 minutes, and the time to the next bus is shown at most bus stops. Time on the bus will be about 20 minutes, I suppose.

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2. Re: Porte maillot to Eiffel tower

Or take RER Line C from Neuilly-Porte Malliot to Champ de Mars-Tour Eiffel.

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3. Re: Porte maillot to Eiffel tower

RER, metro and Bus 82 will all take about 14 minutes to make the trip. The bus runs every 8 - 10 minutes.

You can put your starting and ending points in the RATP trip planner here: http://www.ratp.fr/fr/

Edited: 16 August 2011, 12:29
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4. Re: Porte maillot to Eiffel tower

Whats the difference(if any) between the Metro and RER?

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RER is a heavy rail, steel wheels system connecting the suburbs with Paris that operates within Paris like the métro (same ticket prices). The métro is light rail, rubber wheels, and is the traditional in-town rapid transit. I much prefer the métro over the RER for predictability, cleanliness and general atmosphere.

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6. Re: Porte maillot to Eiffel tower

But the stops (within paris) are different? Different stations?

Do the same tickets work?

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7. Re: Porte maillot to Eiffel tower

Stops are the same but the RER stops at far fewer stations.Integrated ticket system.

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8. Re: Porte maillot to Eiffel tower

The stops are somewhat different. For the Eiffel tower, the metro stop is Bir Hakeim; the RER stop is Champ de Mars.

When you look at a metro map, the RER lines are the thicker lines (red, yellow, blue, green) and the metro lines are the thinner lines. On the RER lines, the stops are farther apart than the stops on the metro lines, and the RER lines go out into the suburbs.

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9. Re: Porte maillot to Eiffel tower

Thanks for all the inputs.. looking forward to my visit next week :)

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