Getting around...?

Travel Forums Europe Getting around...?

1. Posted by cdtcommand (Budding Member 3 posts) 11y Star this if you like it!

I am planning a big trip from London (where I am living for now) The trip is as follows

London (1 day)
Paris (2.5 days) - one day at Eurodisney...
Rome (4 days)

My question is how does everyone figure out how to get around. I know that London has the Tube, Paris the metro, and Rome a metro as well. But my question is more about how often you use those lines. Since I have not been there i am not sure if everything is within walking distance or if you have to take transportation to each tourist attraction. I am not sure if I should buy passes for these, I am affraid that if I do that we will get there and everything will be within walking distance. Any suggestions or stories are appriciated. Traveling can be such hard work lol

2. Posted by gpucri (Budding Member 15 posts) 11y Star this if you like it!

The London and Paris metro are much more extended than Rome's one.... but London and Paris are bigger tha Rome. I have not experience in London, but metro is absolutely indispensable to visit Paris. Probably, with effort, you can visit Rome by walking.
Metro is not hard to use and not particularly expensive. In Rome you can buy tickets also in paper shop.

Excuse me for my english...

3. Posted by tallbird (Respected Member 269 posts) 11y Star this if you like it!

Hi, well in both Paris and Rome, I found walking was the best thing to do. You can see most stuff and you also see things that you didn't realise existed too.

In Paris you can also hire bikes for a day and cycle round seeing things, we spend one day doing that and the roads were fine to ride along, they also had quite a lot of cycle routes to avoid the traffic.

4. Posted by magykal1 (Travel Guru 2026 posts) 11y Star this if you like it!

I think if you don't know London you're best off using the tube. London really is a big city and it might take quite a long time to walk between places - also the bus system is nightmarishly complicated for a tourist.

Remember to buy an oystercard, it makes your trips much cheaper.

5. Posted by inthemerde (Budding Member 27 posts) 11y Star this if you like it!

You re living in London, and you wrote, London(1 day), I don't get what you mean...

Anyway, about paris:
For Paris, metro is a must, you can get daily metro cards, because you have only 1,5 days in paris you don't have time to walk. Otherwise I would recommend walking to everyplace you can, it's the best way to see paris. These daily cards are also valid on the buses/nightbuses. There is another option which is daily passes, which includes some discounts to tourist attractions, this one is a bit more expensive I think. You can get these on every metro station.

6. Posted by s_hoot (Full Member 497 posts) 11y Star this if you like it!

As Tallbird said, walking is your best bet in Rome. The Metro system is great and all, realiable and cheap, but in Rome there are just so many amazing odds and ends to see around every street corner. I suggest walking there, you will be stunned by the beauty of the city.

[ Edit: Edited on Feb 9, 2007, at 2:00 PM by s_hoot ]

7. Posted by lilylla (Budding Member 40 posts) 11y Star this if you like it!


I live in London and the best way to go around London is to use the tube. There are 5 zones in inner London and most of the sights are in Zone 1. If you only spend one day in London maybe you should buy a one day ticket. For more information visit, the bible for every Londoner.

Hope this helps.

8. Posted by james (Travel Guru 4138 posts) 11y Star this if you like it!

I wouldn't waste my time in London getting the hang of the tube system if you only have 1 day.

A lot of London's sites can be covered on foot - Oxford Street, Piccadilly Circus, Trafalgar Square, Leicster Square, Covent Garden, Whitehall, 10 Downing Street, Big Ben, Houses of Parliament, Buckingham Palace as well as Hyde Park, Green Park, St James's Park, etc.