Paris metro line 5 map
Beware of Pickpockets
Pickpockets are unfortunately very well implemented on the Parisian metro network. Around 100 new snatching cases are held by the police in Paris every day. That doesn’t mean that you should be worried nor avoid taking the metro, but you should be extremely careful, more than you usually are. Having a wallet or a phone stolen while traveling on a metro line in Paris without noticing it on the moment, is something that happens many times a day, so you should take your precautions to not be the next victim. The parisian police highly recommends to travel with anti-theft bags. Those bags are manufactured in a way that it makes it very different to open them quickly to take what is inside. Therefore, it is extremely difficult for the pickpockets to deal with those bags. Different sizes are available, from the backbags (available here), to the handbags (here is how it looks like) or shoulder bags (example here).
Paris Metro 5
Line 5 of the parisian metro links the northern suburbs of Paris to the southwest of the French capital. It has connections to many other metro and RER lines, and to 3 important train stations.
Launched in 1906, the line is 15 kilometers long. Over 100,000,000 passengers use it every year.
Tourist attractions on Paris metro line 5
The main utility of Paris metro 5 is to link the north and south of the French capital to 3 important train stations. Also, a couple of interesting sites for tourists are located on the line.
- Place de la Bastille square, the symbol of the French revolution where was standing the Bastille jail, is served by metro station Bastille.
- Place de la République square, one of the biggest square in Paris and main end point of all the important parisian street protests, is located at République metro station.
Paris metro line 5 stations
A couple of major interchange stations are located on the line 5 of the metro of Paris, which allow passengers to reach other parts of the French capital with different metro and RER lines.
- Gare du Nord is one of the most important metro station in term of connections to other train, metro and RER lines.
- République metro station is also offering many connections to other metro lines, 4 in total.
Paris metro line 5 serves important transportation sites
- Gare du Nord train station is located at the metro station which holds the same name. You can take there the Eurostar to London, or step in Thalys train in direction of Brussels or Amsterdam.
- Train station Gare de l’Est, located on line 5 of the metro of Paris, serves the East of France and Germany.
- Gare d’Austerlitz is the 3rd main train station of Paris located on Paris metro line 5. It links the French capital to the southwest of the country, Bordeaux in particular.
Paris metro line 5 is connected to the following metro lines
- Metro 2 and metro 7 bis at Jaurès.
- Metro 2 and metro 7 at Stalingrad.
- Metro 4, RER B, RER D and RER E at Gare du Nord.
- Metro 4 and metro 7 at Gare de l’Est.
- Metro 3, metro 8, metro 9 and metro 11 at République.
- Metro 9 at Oberkampf.
- Metro 1 and metro 8 at Bastille.
- Metro 10, and RER C at Gare d’Austerlitz.
- Metro 6 and metro 7 at Place d’Italie.
The price of a metro ticket is 1,90€. T-ticket is valid for 1 journey between 2 stations only, you cannot use it again after exiting the metro of Paris. You can find more details on the website of RATP.
If you plan to use the metro and RER more than once a day, it might be a better idea to buy The Paris Pass. You will have unlimited access to the bus, metro and RER network within Paris. The Paris Pass also includes entrance to the Louvre Museum, the Palace of Versailles, the Arc de Triomphe and many other monuments and attractions in Paris.
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Paris metro line 5 timetable
Paris metro 5 runs every day of the week including saturdays and sundays. It runs every 2 to 7 minutes on weekdays, and every 3 to 8 minutes on weekends.
The first metro leaves stations Bobigny – Pablo Picasso and Place d’Italie at 5:30 in both directions every day.
The last metro leaves stations Bobigny – Pablo Picasso and Place d’Italie in both directions at 0:41 every day during the week, and at 1:41 on saturdays and sundays.