Paris L'OpenTour hop-on hop-off bus tickets

Prices and tickets for open top sightseeing tour with 4 routes in Paris


L'OpenTour Paris hop-on hop-off bs

Four routes: your ticket is valid on all L'OpenTour bus hop-on hop-off routes

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What is L'OpenTour?

The L'OpenTour hop-on hop-off open top bus is one of the two dominant classic double decker sightseeing operations in Paris which run all year round.

 

The other operator is Big Bus which we also detail on a dedicated page. There is a clear difference between Big Bus and L'OpenTour hop-on hop-off sightseeing bus services.

 

Big Bus is the cheaper option as it concentrates on the main sightseeing attractions, while L'OpenTour is more comprehensive venturing out beyond the centre of Paris.

 

The Big Bus option has 11 stops covering all the major sightseeing attractions in the centre of Paris including the Eiffel Tower, Champs-Elysees, Notre Dame and the Louvre.

 

This is supplemented by a shorter route that serves the Montmartre area, north of the city centre.


L'OpenTour is much more comprehensive with 4 routes included in the same ticket. As well as the core city centre route, separate routes cover the attractions outside the centre like Montmartre, Bastille and Catacombs as well as the major rail stations.

 

The four tour routes are interconnected so you can easily hop between them to discover the best of Paris.

 

Your ticket is valid on ALL routes.


Both have the option to add a River Seine cruise onto the bus ticket as an optional supplement.

L'OpenTour information

Routes connected

The four tour routes are interconnected so you can easily hop between them to discover the best of Paris.

L'OpenTour Hop On Hop Off Paris Map

Your ticket is valid on ALL routes.

 

Paris Grand Tour

The entire route takes 2 hours. Buses depart every 10 to 30 minutes from each stop. Highlights include Madeleine, Opera, Louvre Museum, Notre Dame Cathedral, Saint-Germain-des-Pres, Orsay Museum, Concorde, Champs-Elysees, Arc de Triomphe, Trocadero, Eiffel Tower and Invalides.

 

Bastille-Bercy

The entire route takes 60 minutes. Buses depart every 30 minutes from each stop. Highlights include Notre Dame Cathedral, Saint-Paul, Bastille, Gare de Lyon, Gare d'Austerlitz and Parc de Bercy.

 

Montmartre - Grands Boulevards

The entire route takes 60 minutes. Buses depart every 15 to 20 minutes from each stop. Highlights include Funiculaire de Montmartre, Gare du Nord, Gare de l'Est and Grands Boulevards.

 

Montparnasse - Saint-Germain

The entire route takes 60 minutes. Buses depart every 15 to 20 minutes from each stop. Highlights include Jardin du Luxembourg, Observatoire, Catacombes, Invalides and Saint-Germain-des-Pres.

L'OpenTour times and guides

Commentaries are in 10 languages: French, English, Spanish, Italian, German, Portuguese, Brazilian Portuguese, Russian, Chinese and Japanese.

 

Commentaries for children in 3 languages: French, English and Spanish.


In the peak season (1 April to 1 November) frequencies are every 10 to 15 minutes depending on the line, in the low season (2 November to 31 March), every 20 to 30 minutes depending on the line.


Buses start around 8.30am and finish by 8.30pm, 2 hours earlier in the winter months.

L'OpenTour prices and tickets

You can buy tickets for 1, 2 or 3 days duration. The ticket doesn't include any admissions to attractions.

 

You can ride the buses as much or as little as you require for the days your ticket is valid.


On ordering you will be e-mailed a voucher which is exchanged for a ticket on first use in Paris.

 

A child ticket is valid for children aged between 4 and 11 years. Children under 3 years of age and under may travel free of charge.


L'OpenTour Hop On Hop Off Sightseeing Bus

L'OpenTour bus & Batobus boat combination ticket

Combine the Paris L'OpenTour hop-on hop-off bus pass with the similar hop-on hop-off Batobus river boat shuttle service.

 

Available for 2 or 3 days, you have access to more than 58 stops using both means of transportation and enjoy the exceptional views of the monuments of Paris and the River Seine from the rear terraces of the boats and the top decks of the buses.


Paris L'OpenTour Hop On Hop Off Bus & Batobus Hop On Hop Off Boat Combination Ticket

Other Paris hop-on hop-off services

Paris Big Bus Hop On - Hop Off Bus

Big Bus hop-on hop-off bus

Very similar to L'OpenTour, but has only one route very similar to the core central route of L'OpenTour. As a result the price is cheaper than L'OpenTour.

 

Like L'OpenTour there is a River Seine river cruise option but it is a 1 hour set cruise with Les Bateaux Parisiens not the Batobus service available with L'OpenTour.

Big Bus hop-on hop-off bus details


Paris by night open top bus

The standard hop-on hop-off buses operate during the daytime and start running down late afternoon, early evening.

 

This 1.5 to 2-hour open-top bus tour of Paris at night shows Paris in a different perspective showcasing the impressive illuminated streets, monuments and squares.

 

Paris Batobus Hop On - Hop Off River Bus

In summer, tours will partially take place during sunlight as it does not get dark until much later in the evening.

Paris by night open top bus details


Batobus hop-on hop-off river bus

Most of the blockbuster major sights of Paris like the Eiffel Tower, Louvre and Notre Dame are right next to the River Seine, the main river through the centre of Paris.

 

Batobus operates in exactly the same manner as the hop-on, hop off sightseeing buses but on the river!.

Batobus hop-on hop-off river bus details


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