Paris Metro RER New Year’s Eve Operating Hours

By | December 9, 2017 | in Metro RER

Map / List – Paris Metro RER New Year’s Eve Operating Hours

All Paris Metro lines run at full service until 02:15 on New Year’s Eve (NYE December 31st / January 1st).

All Paris RER lines run at full service until 00:30 on New Year’s Eve (NYE December 31st / January 1st).

Six Paris Metro lines run at reduced service all night: 1, 2, 4, 6, 9, 14

Four Paris RER lines run at reduced service all night: A, B, C, D

All Paris Metro, RER,Trams, Buses, Transilien suburban trains, Noctilien (night bus) are free of charge from Dec. 31st 5pm (17:00) till noon (12:00) January 1st.

Map of Paris Metro / RER lines operating all night

Paris Metro RER New Year's Eve Service Map

Paris Metro & RER lines & stations operating all night on New Year’s Eve

Paris Metro & RER Lines running all night New Year’s Eve

After 02:15 past midnight for Metro and 00:30 past midnight for RER:

  • only certain lines of Paris Metro & RER stay open and operational all night long on New Year’s Eve.
  • only certain Metro stations stay open on New Year’s Eve after 02:15 along the lines still operating.
  • only certain RER stations stay open on New Year’s Eve after 00:30 along the lines still operating.
  • only certain entrances at those stations stay open after 02:15 (Metro) 00:30 (RER) on New Year’s Eve

Paris Metro New Year’s Eve Operating Hours & Frequency

Paris Metro lines operating all night:

  • Metro Line 1 – West to La Défense through central Paris east to Chateau de Vincennes
  • Metro Line 2 – through northern Paris / Montmartre areas
  • Metro Line 4 – north / south through central Paris from Montmartre to Montrouge
  • Metro Line 6 – from Arc de Triomphe, Eiffel Tower, Montparnasse, east to Nation
  • Metro Line 9 – from south west up through central Paris out to east end
  • Metro Line 14 – from Saint Lazare (north west) through past Bercy in south east

Paris Metro lines operating all night will be: 1, 2, 4, 6, 9 & 14 the evening of New Year’s eve (with reduced service beginning at 02:15 until 05:30 when full service operations / frequency resume). Only the Metro stations shown on the above Paris Metro RER New Year’s Eve map will be open after 02:15 on New Year’s Eve.

Of the stations shown on the Paris New Year’s Eve transport map, only some of the street entrances will be open during the reduced service period, others will be locked.  Unfortunately RATP, the Paris Transport Authority, has not specified which particular station entrances will be closed after 00:30 RER / 02:15 Metro, you’ll simply have to check the nearby entrances.  There should be street signs with the familiar circle M or circle R pointing towards the various Metro & RER entrances at each station

Paris RER New Year’s Eve Operating Hours & Frequency

RER New Year’s Eve operating hours & frequency will run with reduced service after 00:30

  • RER A
    • RER A will run all night on New Year’s Eve
    • reduced service begins at 00:30
    • all RER A stations will be open & serviced throughout the night (not all entrances open though)
    • 18 minute frequency within Central Paris (Zone 1)
    • 35 minute frequency outside Central paris (Zones 2 – 5)
    • RER A trains will run in both directions, towards Central Paris and out to suburbs, during New Year’s Eve reduced service period
  • RER B
    • RER B operates all night on New Year’s Eve
    • service to and from CDG airport will continue through the night (at 60 min frequency)
    • reduced service begins at 00:30
    • all RER B stations will be open all night long (not all entrances though)
    • 18 minute frequency within Central Paris (Zone 1)
    • 35 minute frequency heading south past Zone 3 towards Bourg-la-Reine & St Remy les Chevreuse
    • 60 minute frequency heading north beyond Aulnay-sous-Bois (Zones 4-5) out to CDG Airport and Mitry Claye
    • RER B operates all night NYE in both directions, towards Central Paris and out to suburbs
  • RER C
    • RER C operates all night on New Year’s Eve with heavily reduced service
    • reduced service begins at 00:30
    • RER C trains run only outbound from Central Paris towards suburbs between 00:30 – 05:30
    • all RER C stations will be open all night long (not all entrances though)
    • 30 minute frequency between Champ de Mars (Eiffel Tower) & Choisy-le-Roi
    • 60 minute frequency outside Central Paris (Zone 2), between Champ de Mars towards Porte Maillot (close to Charles de Gaulle Etoile / Arc de Triomphe), Porte de Clichy
    • only 2 trains between 02:15 and 05:30 out to Versailles on RER C
  • RER D
    • RER D operates all night on New Year’s Eve with reduced service
    • reduced service begins at 00:30
    • RER D trains run only outbound from Central Paris towards suburbs between 00:30 – 05:30
    • all RER D stations will be open all night long (not all entrances though)
    • 30 minute frequency from Central Paris out to Zone 4
    • only 3 trains out to Melun after 00:30 till 05:30
  • RER E
    • RER E will not run after end of normal service at 00:30

Paris Transit Map & Information – New Year’s Eve

Paris Metro RER Bus New Year's Eve maps & info

Paris Metro RER Bus New Year’s Eve maps & info

This informational pamphlet map of Paris New Year’s Eve transportation services (PDF format, in French) has maps showing:

  • Metro lines 1, 2, 4, 6, 9, 14 running all night and which stations will be serviced
  • RER lines A, B, C D running all night New Year’s Eve and frequency of service
  • Transilien suburban trains and frequency of service (only outbound to suburbs after 00:30)
  • Nocitilien Bus service lines operating throughout New Year’s Eve

RER ARER B, RER C, RER D the night of 31 December, with frequency of one RER A & RER B train per 18 minutes throughout central Paris (Zone 1) and outside of central Paris Zone 1 expect 35-60 minutes per train. RER C, D lines will also operate but at 60 minute intervals during the night (or less).

PDF Map of Metro RER Bus and Transilien New Years Eve running throughout the night on New Years Eve along with their frequency of operation after normal operating hours (which on a normal operating day end around 00:30 and start again at 05:30).

New Year’s Eve Paris Noctilien (night bus) will operate at normal frequency, although four lines will not be running during the evening of December 31st / morning January 1st:

  • N01 & N02 – central Paris ring route night buses will not operate
  • N11 – Pont de Neuilly to Chateau de Vincennes – will not operate
  • N16 – Pont de Levallois to Marie de Montreuil – will not operate

Paris Noctilien Night buses that normally terminate at the Chatelet (very center of Paris) will instead serve an alternate route mostly ending at the major train stations throughout the city.  The affected night buses:

Two Paris night buses that terminate at Gare de l’Est will run an alternate route:

The exact route served by these detoured Paris night buses will be posted on the buses themselves.

Summary Paris New Year’s Eve Public Transportation Services

  • Metro Lines 1, 2, 4, 6, 9, 14 run all night
  • Some Metro station entrances on the above lines will be closed
  • Some Metro stations along above lines will be closed completely
  • Metro is free from 5pm New Year’s Eve December 31st, till 12 noon January 1st
  • RER Lines A, B, C, D will run all night
  • RER lines operating will run at reduced frequency
  • RER trains running on A, B, C, D lines will stop at all stations along line
  • All Paris Metro, Buses, RER, Trams, Noctilien night bus will operate free of charge from 17h (5pm) on Dec. 31 until 12:00 noon January 1.

(Thanks to Didier Rouger of RATP for some of the above information).


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Paris Metro RER New Year’s Eve Operating Hours was last modified: December 10th, 2017 by Ben Lam