Transport & Accommodation
Situated at the heart of Europe, Paris is easy to get to, with 2 international airports: Paris Charles-de-Gaulle (23 km to the north) and Paris Orly (14 km to the south) connecting the French capital to 557 cities in 132 countries. Aéroport de Paris handles some 14,000 flights per week.
Both international airports can be reached with public transport (RER, bus): all details here.
Paris is at the hub of an extensive and efficient rail network with connections to major European cities (London, Barcelona, Milan, Vienna, Berlin, Stockholm etc.) on TGV, Thalys, Lyria and Eurostar trains through its 6 major train stations: St Lazare, Gare du Nord, Gare de l’Est, Gare de Lyon, Gare Montparnasse and Gare d’Austerlitz. All information on the SNCF website.
Transport within Paris
The city’s 16 metro and 5 RER commuter rail lines make it easy and quick to get around Paris and its environs. The public transport network (RATP) also comprises extensive bus service and several tram lines. You will find all information about the RATP network, the ticket fares on ratp.fr.
As for private transport, taxis and private hire vehicles are available on a 24-hour basis, and can be called for immediate use, or booked in advance using new smartphone applications.
Where to stay in Paris
Paris stands out from its rivals due to its well-balanced, abundant and eclectic accommodation – from luxury palaces to small local hotels, from big chain hotels to charming design hotels with 118,000 bedrooms and 2,000 hotels.
Hotel residences, Bed & Breakfasts, youth hostels and furnished apartment rentals complete the offer.
The congress venue, the Cité Universitaire Internationale de Paris, is located at the door of Paris in the 14th district.