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There are 6 ways to get from Esplanade de la Défense to The Louvre by subway, bus, night bus, taxi, rideshare or foot

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

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Line 1 subway

  1. Take the line 1 subway from Esplanade de la Défense to Palais-Royal

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Rideshare

  1. Take the rideshare from Puteaux to Paris

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Bus

  1. Take the bus from Pont De Neuilly-Metro to Quai Francois Mitterrand

Night bus

  1. Take the night bus from Bellini to Quai Francois Mitterrand

Taxi

  1. Take a taxi from Esplanade de la Défense to The Louvre

Walk

  1. Walk from Esplanade de la Défense to The Louvre

Esplanade de la Défense to The Louvre by subway and walk

The journey time between Esplanade de la Défense and The Louvre is around 15 min and covers a distance of around 7 km. The fastest journey normally takes 14 min. Services are operated by Paris Metro. Typically 2946 services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

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Route information

Average journey time:
15 min
Fastest journey time:
14 min
Journey distance:
7 km
Services per week:
2946
Cheapest price:
€2
Carbon emissions:
0 kg CO2

First and last service

First service departs at:
00:01
Last service departs at:
23:56

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Esplanade de la Défense to The Louvre subway and walk schedules

Subway services typically run at the following times each day These schedules are estimated
Estimated schedules: These schedules are estimated and based on typical services on an average day. Please check times and availability with the operator before travelling.

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Esplanade de la Défense to The Louvre is to rideshare which costs €2 and takes 1h 4m.

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The fastest way to get from Esplanade de la Défense to The Louvre is to taxi which takes 12 min and costs €19 - €24.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Pont De Neuilly-Metro and arriving at Quai Francois Mitterrand. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 16 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Esplanade de la Défense and arriving at Palais-Royal. Services depart every five minutes, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 16 min.

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The distance between Esplanade de la Défense and The Louvre is 7 km.

The best way to get from Esplanade de la Défense to The Louvre without a car is to line 1 subway which takes 21 min and costs €2.

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The line 1 subway from Esplanade de la Défense to Palais-Royal takes 16 min including transfers and departs every five minutes.

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Esplanade de la Défense to The Louvre bus services, operated by Bus RATP, depart from Pont De Neuilly-Metro station.

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Esplanade de la Défense to The Louvre train services, operated by Paris Metro, depart from Esplanade de la Défense station.

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Esplanade de la Défense to The Louvre bus services, operated by Bus RATP, arrive at Quai Francois Mitterrand station.

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Map of how to get from Esplanade de la Défense to The Louvre.
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  • Distance: 7 km
  • Duration: 21 min

What companies run services between Esplanade de la Défense, Île-de-France, France and The Louvre, France?

Paris Metro operates a vehicle from Esplanade de la Défense to Palais-Royal every 5 minutes. Tickets cost €2 and the journey takes 16 min. Alternatively, Bus RATP operates a bus from Pont De Neuilly-Metro to Quai Francois Mitterrand hourly. Tickets cost €1 - €3 and the journey takes 16 min.

Train operators
Paris Metro
Phone
3424
Website
ratp.fr
Subway from Esplanade de la Défense to Palais-Royal
Ave. Duration
16 min
Frequency
Every 5 minutes
Estimated price
€2
Website
RATP Paris
Bus operators
Bus RATP
Phone
3424
Website
ratp.fr
Bus from Pont De Neuilly-Metro to Quai Francois Mitterrand
Ave. Duration
16 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€1 - €3
Website
ratp.fr
Night bus from Bellini to Quai Francois Mitterrand
Ave. Duration
21 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
€2 - €3
Website
ratp.fr
Other operators
BlaBlaCar

Blablacar is a popular ridesharing platform with 70 million users over 22 (mostly European) countries. The basic idea is that you carpool with locals who are already planning to drive your route and have space in their car. With some flexibility, you’ll get to your destination often faster and cheaper than other means. On the website or app, enter your departure and arrival points and your date of travel, sift through the profiles of drivers who’ve posted pre-planned drives and find one whose timing and preferences match yours. Request to join the ride, wait to be accepted, and pay your share of the set price.

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Contact Details
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Puteaux to Paris
Ave. Duration
26 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€2
Book at
blablacar.co.uk
Taxi from Esplanade de la Défense to The Louvre
Ave. Duration
12 min
Estimated price
€19 - €24
Taxis G7
Phone
+33 1 41 27 66 99
Website
g7.fr
Taxi in Paris
Phone
+33 9 77217272
Website
taxiinparis.fr
Grey Shuttle
Phone
+33 673 876 840
Website
greyshuttle.com

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Esplanade de la Défense to The Louvre train services, operated by Paris Metro, arrive at Palais-Royal station.

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Check out Blablacar's carpooling service for rideshare options between Esplanade de la Défense and The Louvre. A great option if you don't have a driver's licence or want to avoid public transport.

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