Batobus Paris River Seine Unlimited Access
- Board and alight at any of the stops, whenever you want!
- See top Paris landmarks from aboard the one of the tour boats.
Discover the city with Batobus Paris
Paris streets are teeming with tourists and can be too hectic for your liking. When looking to enjoy the various city attractions, while avoiding the traffic, you have only one option – the Batobus Paris. The water taxi service ferries tourists to and from eight of the major city monuments. Launched in 1989, the Batobus has become an integral transportation option for locals and tourists alike. Six of these taxis ply on the Seine today for you to use.
Board a Batobus at any time and from any of the points to explore Paris conveniently without incurring an additional cost. As long as the pass is valid, you can hop-on-hop-off these boats free of charge.
Centuries of history on the banks of the Seine
The Batobus Paris route starts from the Eiffel Tower and goes all the way to the Champs-Elysees.
Designed by Emile Nouguier and Maurice Koechlin between 1887 and 1889, the Eiffel Tower is the most recognizable Paris attraction. The three levels of the Tower, open to the general public, include Europe’s highest observation deck on the topmost level. In 2015, the landmark received 6.91 million visitors.
Next, Batobus travellers can disembark on the Musee d’Orsay stop. The museum houses the celebrated works of Van Gogh, Monet, Sisley and Degas. Keep an eye out for other impressionist and post-impressionist works of art inside the building.
The Louvre is another well-known museum and a Batobus stop. One of the largest art galleries in the world, the Museum contains priceless works of art, including The Mona Lisa from esteemed painter Leonardo Da Vinci. The glass pyramid outside the museum premises is another famous feature of the building.
On the taxi boat, you can even travel to Notre Dame Cathedral to appreciate medieval architecture. The stained windows, ceilings and walls of the landmark make it a truly special place attracting thousands of tourists each year.
Cruise the Seine at your leisure
You can board or get off at any of the stops, which include Beaugrenelle, Musee d’Orsay, Notre Dame, Eiffel Tower, St-Germain-des-Paris, Louvre, Hotel-de-Ville and Jardin des Plantes. There is a gap of around 12-25 minutes after each Batobus Paris.
Those looking for the best experience can travel from the Eiffel Tower stop to the Champs-Elysees stop on the water taxi while looking at the various monuments you pass. On the return trip, you can disembark on each of these sites and explore further. Doing so allows you to revel at the sights from the Seine, as well as entering each of these attractions. The hop-on-hop-off feature increases the freedom and heightens the convenience for travellers.
The pass is available in three variants of validity. The first variant is valid for only one day, while a two-day and one-year pass for the Batobus are also available. The latter is suitable for Paris residents, while the two others are best for tourists.
Upon booking confirmation, you will receive a mail with the voucher. Save this mail on your mobile device and show it at the boat before boarding. Make sure you carry a valid ID proof to gain access.
- Shuttle service through Central Paris
- Tour guide
Low Season (8 September to 10th April): Boats depart every 25 minutes from 10:00 AM until 7:00 PM
High Season (11 April to 7th September): Boats depart every 20 minutes from 10:00 AM to 9:30 PM
How to board the Batobus
You may board the tour at any of the nine meeting points. Please see below for the most popular boarding points.
Port de la Bourdonnais, 75007 Paris: Located at the foot of the Eiffel Tower, opposite the Trocadéro.
Port des Champs-Elysées, 75008 Paris: From place Clémenceau, take avenue Winston Churchill towards the Seine.
Getting your Batobus tickets
You will receive your tickets via email shortly after booking. Please present a printed copy of your tickets along with a valid photo ID at the Ticket Redemption Centre or at one of the nine boarding points.
Batobus tickets cannot be cancelled, amended or refunded.