How to get to Paris La Défense by public transport?

Map of public transport in Paris La Défense

Map of public transport in Paris La Défense

La Défense welcomes more than 500,000 people every day via Coeur Transport, the busiest multimodal station in France.

Located 15 minutes from the historic centre of Paris and close to international stations and airports, Paris La Défense benefits from one of the best public transport networks in the world*, enabling 87% of the business district's employees to get to their place of work every day. This network will be strengthened by the Grand Paris project, which will create 200 km of new lines by 2030.

Note*: Ranked 1st worldwide for its public transport coverage (PwC Cities of Opportunity 7 - September 2016)

Paris La Défense is :

  • Less than 3 hours from the main European cities
  • 10 minutes from the Champs-Élysées
  • 5 high-capacity rail lines: RER A, SNCF Transilien lines L and U, Metro line 1 and Tramway T2,
  • 22 bus lines, including 3 lines "Express A14 in the Jules Verne terminal
  • 2 high-capacity lines in the pipeline (RER E and Metro line 15), which will notably reduce travel time to and from the airports

RER A

Stop : La Défense Grande Arche

Line: St-Germain-en-Laye - Poissy -Cergy Boissy-St-Léger / Marne-la-Vallée

Timetables and information on transilien.com and ratp.fr

Transilien

Stop : La Défense Grande Arche
Line U : La Défense - La Verrière
Line L : Paris Saint Lazare - St-Cloud - Versailles Rive Droite
Line L : Paris Saint Lazare - St-Cloud - Saint Nom La Bretèche
Timetables and information on transilien.com

Tramway

Stop : La Défense Grande Arche
Line : Pont de Bézons - Porte de Versailles

Schedules and information on ratp.fr

Metro

Stop : La Défense Grande Arche or Esplanade de La Défense
Line : La Défense Grande Arche - Châteaux de Vincennes
Schedules and information on ratp.fr

Bus

Daytime bus routes:
141 / 144 / 159 / 246 / 272 / 275 / 378 / 262 / 161 / 174 / 360 / 160 / 258 / 541 / 73 / Balabus

Noctiliens :
N24 Châtelet / Bezons - Grand Cerf
N152 Gare Saint-Lazare / Cergy Le Haut RER

Timetables and information on ratp.fr

Smoothing out rush hour traffic

With the aim of improving the comfort of the many users who access the La Défense district every morning during rush hour, Paris La Défense has signed, with the Île-de-France Region, in partnership with Île-de-France Mobilités, RATP, SNCF TRANSILIEN and 14 companies in the area, a Charter of mutual commitments for the smoothing of rush hour. In this way, the companies undertake to promote alternative work organisation and encourage modal shift towards cycling in particular, and to reduce by 5 to 10% the number of their employees using public transport on arrival at La Défense, during the morning rush hour, each working day and in particular on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

Concrete measures

  • Promotion of staggered working hours at the individual level,
  • Awareness-raising among managers and employees to avoid imposing appointments, e.g. before 10am and after 5pm,
  • Creation of coworking spaces,
  • Provisions to encourage the use of bicycles and other active modes of transport,
  • Measures to encourage carpooling,
  • Use of teleworking.

But Paris La Défense does not stop there and sets up the Moov&Win platform!

Moov&Win: change your habits and earn points!

Moov&Win encourages employees of participating companies to change their home/work mobility and adopt new ways of working. This platform, designed by the company Transway, is very simple: the employee registers online and accumulates points every day according to his or her daily actions. The points accumulated then give access to gifts!

What are the objectives?

  • To reduce congestion on public transport and ease the congestion at peak times
  • To promote the development of innovative and sustainable mobility (self-service electric scooters, bicycles, etc.)
  • To conclude, the rule of thumb is to develop a better understanding of users and practices by analysing data on the use of transport and mobility services.

To conclude, the rule is simple: get involved and, above all, change your habits!

> Go to the platform, we'll explain everything.