Getting in and around Paris during the Olympic Games

Information valid as of May 3rd 2024 and which will be supplemented based on additional information that we receive before the Olympic Games.

We’re all very excited for the Summer Olympics to be coming to the French capital and we’re sure you can’t wait to experience the buzzing atmosphere for yourself. The French government has established a few regulations to keep the athletes, audiences, visitors and residents safe and happy during the event, so here’s all the information you need to know.

Flights

The only day that airlines will be affected is on the day of the Opening Ceremony. The airspace above Paris will be closed for 5 hours. No planes will be authorised to land or take off from any Paris airport (Roissy, Orly or Beauvais) between 7pm and 12am on July 26th.

Metro and tram

Some metro stations will be closed and some stops at tram stations will be suspended whilst setting up and dismantling some of the Olympic venue areas. Please find alternative routes.

No stops at the following tram stations

Line Name Dates
T2 Porte d’Issy 25/7-11/8 & 29/8-7/9
T2 Porte de Versailles 25/7-11/8 & 29/8-7/9
T3a Porte de Versailles 25/7-11/8 & 29/8-7/9
T3b Colette Besson 27/7-10/8 & 29/8-8/9

Metro station closures

Line Name Dates
1 Champs-Elysées – Clémenceau 1/7-21/9
1 Concorde 17/6-21/9
1 Tuileries 17/6-21/9
8 Concorde 17/6-21/9
12 Concorde 17/5-21/9
13 Champs-Elysées – Clémenceau 1/7-21/9

Special Olympic fares apply to the metro system with the Paris 2024 pass costing from 16 € per day. The Paris 2024 pass is only available as a paper ticket for the 1-day pass. If you want to use the network for longer, you will need to pick up a Navigo Easy card for 2 € (available at any metro, RER, Transilien ticket booth or RATP partner newspaper stands, tobacco shops etc.) or download the Paris Transport app onto your phone. You can also buy it at CDG Airport (train station at Terminal 2 and train station at Terminal 1/3) or the Orly Airport Terminal 4 ticket booth for the Orlybus.
You can buy your pass HERE

Motorised vehicles/ pedestrians/ cyclists

The Paris area will be split into “zones” or “perimeters” in an effort to protect the sites, venues and attendees as a standard security measure. Please see the map below for an overview of where the perimeters will be located during the Olympics.

Download the official document from the Paris Police Prefecture HERE
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We’ve come up with an easy guide for the perimeters so you can see if you can access the areas or not depending on your transport method. If you are on foot, you are more likely to be able to gain access to these areas so your best option is to walk or get to the nearest metro/tram station and walk from there.

Pedestrians:
Blue: Yes
Grey: No – only ticket holders are allowed
Black or “SILT” Red: No – only ticket holders are allowed
Red: Yes

Bicycles:
Blue: Yes
Grey: No
Black or “SILT” Red: No
Red: Yes

Taxis:
Blue: Yes
Grey: No
Black or “SILT” Red: No
Red: No – unless they can prove they are picking up/dropping off passengers with a hotel booking in the area

Buses:
Blue: Yes
Grey: No
Black or “SILT” Red: No
Red: No

 

Information valid as of May 3rd 2024 and which will be supplemented based on additional information that we receive before the Olympic Games.

 

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