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Upcoming Transportation Strikes in France 2023: Info & Best Tips

Transportation Strikes in France 2023

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1. French Transit Strikes & Paris Transit Strikes

Transport in France and Paris is usually quite good, but unfortunately, sometimes it is affected by strikes.

However, we locals have learned to deal with French strikes over time. How? With the right information, a little bit of flexibility in our everyday life, and lots of patience.

For example, if there’s a Paris strike today, some people living on the outskirts of Paris may decide to take a day off from work or work online from the house to avoid the transportation hassle of this Paris transit strike.

Last update: 31 January 2023

Public Transportation Airports - Paris

Planning a trip to Paris soon? Go on reading this article on Transportation Strikes in France 2023, with the upcoming transportation strikes in Paris and France and our best tips to deal with them.

2. Content of this Article

This article on transportation strikes is extensive and covers many topics. Learn what you can find in this article and what you won’t find:

  1. French Transit Strikes & Paris Transit Strikes
  2. Content of this Article
  3. Calendar France Strikes & Paris Strikes 2023
  4. Traveling to France during an SNCF Train Strike in France
  5. Traveling to France during Airport Strikes /Air Strikes in France
  6. Paris Metro Strikes and other RATP services
  7. Gilets Jaunes (Yellow Vests) in Paris Strikes

This article does not cover the strikes by foreign companies traveling to France (e.g. Deutsche Bahn, British Airways).

If you are only interested in SNCF strikes or in Air France strikes, our little sister France Bucket List has written two articles covering these specific transportation strikes in France:

France Strike Update & Paris Strike Update

The strikes shown in this article are strikes officially confirmed. No rumors, no guessing, only planned strikes. Unfortunately, some strikes in France are confirmed at the very last moment (only 24 hrs in advance) when negotiations with the French State fail. This is why it is important to check this article from time to time if you plan to visit France soon.

If you are traveling to France, we recommend checking this post (especially chapter #3) a few days before your trip and the day before your departure for any updates.

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3. Calendar France Strikes & Paris Strikes 2023

Paris public transportation

Are there any strikes in France today? /Are there any Paris strikes today?

>> There are some strikes scheduled for February 2023.

Strikes in Paris 2023 & Strikes in France 2023

NB: days marked in grey are weekends and holidays in France

» Scheduled train strikes in France: waiting for information related to the coming general strike. Go to chapter #4

» Scheduled Paris Metro Strikes and other RATP services: waiting for information related to the coming general strike.

» Scheduled Air Strikes in France: waiting for information related to the coming general strike. Go to chapter #5

» Scheduled Airport Strikes in France: waiting for information related to the coming general strike. Go to chapter #5

» Scheduled General Strikes in France: After a historical mobilization against the pension reform, the eight main French unions have called this Tuesday for two new days of strikes and demonstrations on Tuesday 7, and Saturday 11 February 2023. New!

» Other Scheduled Transportation Strikes in France: waiting for information related to the coming general strike.

General and National Strike | Call for a strike by the eight French unions on Thursday 19 January 2023, to prevent the Government’s pension reform from coming into force. The unions expect a “massive mobilization” with the participation of all sectors. On the side of transport, energy, and public service, the unions have already warned of their participation, in addition to the social movements organized before or after this date.

After the success of this first and second General Strikes to protest against the pension reform, with more than 2 million French on the streets, the inter-union – comprising the CFDT, the CGT, FO, CFE-CGC, the CFTC, the UNSA, Solidaires, and the FSU – wants a new coup in the street on Tuesday 7, and Saturday 11 February 2023 to push the French Government to abandon its plan to reform pensions. New!

Refineries have called to strike on 19 January, 26-27 January (48 hours), and 6 February (72 hours). While this is not a transportation strike per se’, it could be hard for road trippers to find where to fill up the gas tank New!

4. Traveling to France during an SNCF Train Strike in France

train station in Paris


Waiting for information related to the coming general strike on 7 February 2023.

31 January 2023 | The unions call on SNCF agents to participate in the general strike of 31 January 2023 to show the “total opposition to the decline in the legal retirement age to 64 years accompanied by an increase in the contribution period.”

Strikes could also occur even earlier in the rail sector since the CGT-Cheminots union filed a notice “ranging from Wednesday 25 January 2023 7:00 pm. to Thursday 2 February 2023 at 8:00 am.”

Generally, SNCF informs about the trains or train lines impacted 1-2 days before the strike date. Passengers are invited to double-check the train circulation the day before their train trip.

  • National TGV and INOUI trains: waiting for information. Passengers on canceled trains are usually warned by email or SMS
  • Axe Nord TGV: 
  • Axe Est TGV: 
  • Axe Atlantique TGVI: 
  • Axe Sud Est TGV: 
  • Ouigo:

4a. Traveling to France with Other Trains FAQ

» Will my Eurostar /Thalys /TGV Lyria /Deutsche Bahn train be affected by the Transportation Strike in France? 

Even if these trains are not on strike, French strike actions could impact their ability to deliver the usual timetable. As a result, they may need to adapt their timetable during the strike days in France.

4b. What to Do During a Train Strike in France

Are you traveling to/ from Paris by train during an SNCF strike? Here are our recommendations:


Paris is always a good idea, but it is even a better idea if there are no train strikes around. If there’s a transportation strike, France can wait.

» Be flexible with your travel dates. If you were considering a trip to Paris (or France) but have not booked yet, avoid traveling to Paris during French train strike dates.

Actually, the SNCF website usually does not allow any more bookings during French train strike dates.

» Consider Other Options, like traveling to /from Paris or France by plane or with your own car if you are traveling from the neighboring countries.

Click here to find cheap flights to Paris 

» France by Car. If you were planning a trip around France by train, you could replace the trains with a rental car. Touring France by car is a fantastic option because it is easier to go off the tourist path. Check out our best tips for renting a car in France.

Click here to rent a car with Discover Cars


If you have booked your train during French train strike dates, please don’t panic!

» First of all, check on the SNCF website the France train strike schedule, if your train is canceled or not. To do this, click on “Train Number,” enter your train number (you can find this information on your train ticket), and then add your travel date. The system will tell you immediately the status of your train.

» If your train is not canceled, don’t worry! There may be some disruptions or delays, but you should be ok.

» If your train is canceled, SNCF proposes different solutions:

  • You can exchange your train ticket at no extra cost. Just follow the instructions on the page and very important , verify before the last click that you don’t have to pay anything.
  • You can cancel your trip and get a refund. If, for any reason, your ticket is stated as “non-refundable” or the website does not propose you a total refund (please verify this before the last click), contact them directly with your ticket reference number.
  • If you booked your train with Ouigo trains, contact them directly for an exchange or refund.

» If your TGV, Intercité, or OuiGO train is delayed because of a train strike, you are entitled to compensations ranging from 25% to 75% of the ticket price depending on the length of the delay (minimum delay to request compensation is 30 minutes).

The requests for compensation for delayed TGV and Intercité trains are treated on this site:

5. Traveling to France during Airport Strikes /Air Strikes in France

Air France Strikes


Waiting for information related to the coming general strike on 7 February 2023.

Strike by air controllers on 31 January 2023. All trade union confederations, including the CGT, have called on private and public employees to strike on 31 January 2023 to protest against the pension reform project. Waiting for more information.

A kind reminder that the last strike by air traffic controllers on 19 January 2023 meant the impression of 20% of flights at Orly Airport.

We still don’t have all the information, but whatever the scale of the strike, expect at least disruptions and delays on the flight schedule despite the usual “preventive measures” in the event of a conflict. Update: The General Directorate of Civil Aviation (DGAC) has asked airlines to preventively cancel one flight out of 5 at Paris Orly Airport (ORY).


Waiting for information related to the coming general strike on 7 February 2023.

The different unions at Charles de Gaulle Airport call for a strike on 31 January 2023. This strike could affect the service at the airport (delays, disruptions, longer lines). Waiting for information.


Waiting for information related to the coming general strike on 7 February 2023.

The CGT union in Air France calls for a strike on 31 January 2023. This strike could affect some flights by the air company. Update: Air France has canceled 1 flight out of 10. Long-haul flights seem not to be affected by this flight reduction.

  • 100% long-haul flights operated
  • 90% short and medium-haul flights operated

For more information on flight delays or cancellations, check out chapter 5d here below.

Most probably, all airlines flying to /from France or flying over French airspace will be impacted by the air controllers’ strike. Additional disruptions can be expected depending on the mobilization of pilots, stewards, and hostesses, within the various airlines.

The airlines should individually warn travelers whose flight is impacted by a social movement. Keep clicking for the latest updates about this strike. You can also check the status of your flight a couple of days before the strike on your airline’s website or contact it directly.

5a. What to Do during Air France Strikes

GOOD TO KNOW: Many Air France flights operate on share code with other air companies (HOP!, KLM, Delta…). Air France flights operated by an aircraft and a crew other than that of Air France might not be affected by this Air France strike.

On the other hand, if one of these other companies (HOP!, KLM, Delta…) is operating on a share code with Air France and using Air France crew or Air France aircraft, these flights could be impacted.

Check your e-ticket to understand what air company is operating your flight. Is it Air France? Perhaps another air company on shared code with Air France? Check their website, and, if your flight is affected, see what re-booking  /cancellation options they offer.


» Be flexible with your travel dates. If you were thinking about flying to Paris with Air France but did not book your flights yet, avoid traveling to Paris during Air France strike dates.

» Consider other air companies to avoid eventual delays or cancellations.


First, take your e-ticket and check your flight status here to see if your flight is affected by the Air France strike or not. To do this, introduce your flight number and your travel date. The system will tell you immediately if your flight is delayed or canceled.

During Air France strikes, you can anticipate, postpone, and cancel your trip easily online. With Air France, you can even change your origin or destination, and if you decide to do this, you will get a voucher valid for 1 year that can be used on AIR FRANCE, KLM, or HOP! flights.

5b. What to Do during Other French Air Strikes in France

Transportation Paris Airport to City

This chapter is dedicated to French air companies (other than Air France) flying from /to France.

Each flight company manages airstrikes differently but the process to follow in case of strikes is always the same: visit its website, check if your flight is affected and if so, follow its instructions for a change or refund.

5c. What to Do during French Air Traffic Control Strike Dates

GOOD TO KNOW: France is the country with the highest number of air traffic controller strikes in the last five years, with 95 days of strikes between 2010 and 2015.

These are the worst transportation in France strikes, with hundreds of flights from /to France delayed or canceled. Also, air traffic controller strikes in France affect flights crossing French airspace even if they are not flying from /to France. Flights crossing the French airspace might be delayed or re-routed due to the reduced number of planes that could be handled by the limited french air traffic controllers.

In other words: French Air Traffic Control Strikes mean chaos!

What to do during a French Air Traffic Control Strike in Paris or France? We recommend following the France strike news, monitoring your flight on the air company’s website, and considering their proposed options to change /refund your tickets.

5d. Are you Entitled to Compensation if your Flight is Canceled or Delayed by French Strikes?

European Regulation EC261 covers delays (3h+ delay at the final destination), cancellations, and denied boarding. It applies to:

  • Flights departing in Europe regardless of the airline (French overseas territories included).
  • Flights flying into Europe on a European carrier.

Non-EU citizens or business travelers can also apply for flight compensation if they meet one of the two cases above.

Airlines are not always obligated to offer compensation following a strike because strikes are usually considered ‘extraordinary circumstances.’ These are situations beyond the airline’s control and can include adverse weather conditions and certain strike actions.

But when a flight is delayed or canceled due to strike action taking place by the airline’s own employees (e.g., pilots, airline staff), the airline must pay compensation to passengers.

TIP: If your flight to /from Paris or France was delayed 3+ hours due to a strike in France, we recommend checking your case with Air Help. Air Help is the world’s #1 flight compensation company. Since its foundation in 2017, Air Help has helped 16M+ air passengers Click here to check if you are eligible for compensation 

6. Paris Metro Strikes and Other RATP Services

GOOD TO KNOW: The company RATP is responsible for most of the public transport in Paris and the Parisian region. RATP includes the Paris Mero, tram, bus services, and part of the Réseau Express Régional (RER) network.


Waiting for information related to the coming general strike on 7 February 2023.

The RATP staff are particularly targeted by the pension reform. In a press release, the RATP trade unions (CGT, FO, UNSA, and CFE-CGC) indicate that they will participate in the strike and the demonstration on Tuesday 31 January 2023. These unions trade unions “have agreed to meet again from 1 February to agree on the next actions”, so this strike might be renewed.

City transport networks (buses, trams, metros) could be impacted both by drivers on strike but also by route deviations linked to demonstrations organized on the same day.

Metro Lines. waiting for information. In addition to the disrupted or non-existing traffic, expect some metro stations to be closed.

  • Line 1: normal traffic (it’s an automatic line), but there’s a high risk of saturation
  • Line 2: 
  • Line 3: 
  • Line 3 bis: 
  • Line 4:
  • Line 5: 
  • Line 6: 
  • Line 7: 
  • Line 7 bis: 
  • Line 8: 
  • Line 9: 
  • Line 10:
  • Line 11:
  • Line 12: 
  • Line 13: 
  • Line 14: normal traffic (it’s an automatic line), but there’s a high risk of saturation. This line closes at 10 pm due to construction works

RATP RER Trains:

The RER B train is the train that travels to Paris Charles de Gaulle, and Paris Orly –> see chapters 6 and 6a of this post to understand how strikes on this line work.

  • RER A: waiting for information. The interconnection RATP /SNCF at Nanterre-Préfecture is [TBD] kept
  • RER B: waiting for information. The interconnection RATP /SNCF at Gare du Nord (to go to the airport) is [TBD] kept (there’s a change of trains at Gare du Nord on the surface to continue the journey ) –> check out chapter 6a
  • RER C, D, E: waiting for information.

Bus: waiting for information. Beware that traffic may be disrupted /itineraries modified due to the protests on the streets. Normal service on night buses.

Tramway: waiting for information

  • Line T1: 
  • Line T2:
  • Line T3a:
  • Line T3b: 
  • Line T5: 
  • Line T6: 
  • Line T7: 
  • Line T8: 

6a. How to Get from the Airport to your Hotel during a RAP /SNCF Strike in Paris

Transportation from Airport to Paris

GOOD TO KNOW: The line from Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport to Paris city center and beyond to Paris Orly Airport is operated half by SNCF (from CDG Airport to Paris Gare du Nord) and half by RATP (from Paris Gare du Nord to Orly Airport and the end of the line). This means that when SNCF or RATP are on strike, this connection is disrupted or suspended.

Train Connection CDG Airport to Paris
Train Connection Paris CDG Airport – Paris


During a transportation strike, Paris will be served by fewer trains, tramways, and buses running. Also, the train interconnection (RATP – SNCF) at Gare du Nord might be suspended.

In any case, expect the working trains or buses to be cramped to the point of letting them go and wait for the next one.

Check RER B’s schedule and the specific metro line or bus line schedules during the strike before leaving your hotel and allow extra time to reach the airport.


During the last Paris transport strikes, taxis were working just fine, but the taxi request was much higher than the offer, and it was necessary to book their services well in advance.

GOOD TO KNOW: From 30 August 2021, the speed limit in Paris will be 30km/h maximum, instead of 50km/h. Therefore, expect taxi rides to be more expensive as the final price on the counter depends on the distance but also the time spent (plus traffic jams on strike days are guaranteed).

For example, a taxi ride that cost 10€ in August 2021 could cost 17-18€ now.

Get ready for higher prices on services like Uber. During the transportation strike of 13 September 2021, the prices for both Kapten and Uber were reported as 2-2.5 x the normal rate when people were able to secure rides.

Book an airport transfer and avoid the strike hassle. The good thing about Paris airport transfers is that their price does not change because of a strike, AND their service is not affected by the Paris strikes. Whatever happens during a transportation strike in Paris, your driver will be waiting for you at the airport or your hotel.

We like  Welcome‘s transfer services for private transfers; Welcome has good cars and the best English-speaking drivers in Paris. 

Other transfer options:

» Book a shared transportation service airport-Paris. This option only costs 6€ more than the Airport-Paris ticket and avoids all the strike hassle.

We recommend booking these services in advance, especially during the Christmas holidays. Christmas in Paris and the last days of the year are the peak season in Paris, with many people traveling.


Book an airport transfer and avoid the strike hassle. After a long flight, the last thing you want to do is fight to get a bus or a train to Disneyland Paris, especially if you are traveling with kids, seniors, or a lot of luggage.

The good thing about Paris airport transfers is that the Paris strikes do not affect their service. Whatever happens during a transportation strike in Paris, your driver will be there waiting for you.

We like  Welcome‘s transfer services for private transfers; Welcome has good cars and the best English-speaking drivers in Paris. 


If your flight is leaving Paris early in the morning, have a look at the hotels near your Paris airport, at least for the last night.

Sleeping in hotels near the airport eliminates the stress of waking up early in the morning and the transportation hassle during a strike day in Paris.

Another advantage of hotels close to Paris airports is that they usually offer very competitive prices because most tourists opt for a hotel located in the city.

Finally, most of these hotels also provide a free airport pickup /drop-off if you book it in advance.

Here’s the list of our favorite hotels near the Paris Airports, all with FREE airport shuttle service.

Hotels near Charles de Gaulle Airport

Hotels near Orly Airport


If you feel adventurous and want to travel from the airport to your hotel during a transportation strike, you need to check 2 things beforehand:

» Is the interconnection SNCF – RATP suspended? You will find this information at the beginning of chapter 6. When the interconnection is suspended at Gare du Nord, there is always SNCF or RATP staff wearing yellow vests (but these are kind people!) to tell travelers where to go to proceed with their journey. Sounds complicated? Not really, but it isn’t very pleasant to go upstairs or downstairs, especially if you are carrying big suitcases or backpacks.

» Is the closest metro station to your hotel open? During transportation strikes, some metro stations may be closed, so make sure you know where to stop to reach your hotel before taking the metro.

6b. How to Get from Train Station to your Hotel during RATP Paris Strikes

Train stations in Paris are all within the city, so in normal circumstances, you will take the metro to reach your hotel. However, during a RATP strike, metros will be less frequent and more crowded, and some metro stations may be closed.


If you can change your booking, we recommend looking for a hotel near your train station, a hotel that you can reach on foot. Pack light and save time and lots of stress with a hotel conveniently located near your train station. This will be especially helpful when you need to take the train back home: you don’t want to miss your train!

Hotels located less than 1 Km from Gare du Nord:

Hotels located less than 1 Km from Gare de l’Est:

Hotels located less than 1 Km from Gare de Lyon:

6c. How to Get around Paris during RATP Paris Transport Strikes

Strikes Paris
Monday, 9 December 2019. People waiting to go down to the platforms on line 7


Fewer trains will run during a Paris Metro strike, so the waiting time between trains will be longer, and the metro platforms will be more crowded.

If you are traveling around Paris during Paris Metro strikes, be flexible AND patient. Avoid transportation peak hours (from 8.30 am to 9.30 am and from 5.30 pm to 6.30 pm) and open your mind to other transportation options or change your sightseeing plans.


Walking Distances in Paris from Châtelet
Walking Distances in Paris from Châtelet

If the weather in Paris is good, we suggest walking as much as you can. Walking times between distant points within Paris are not long, and in many cases, walking distances between metro stations are usually less than a 10-minute walk. 

TIP: Check out this metro map above, with the walking distances between metro stations.


If you are staying in the central arrondissements of Paris and the weather is good, you can also consider other alternatives to the metro, tram, or buses. These alternatives include renting a bike (check out our quick guide to Paris by bike), walking (walking is great in Paris!), or electric kick scooters for adults.


What to do in Paris if you cannot move around? If you were considering seeing something other than Paris, a guided day tour with transportation could be a great idea during a day of transportation strike in Paris.

All the city tour companies cover the most popular day trips from Paris, so prices are usually very competitive. Also, some guided tours come with pick up /drop off at your hotel.

7. Gilets Jaunes (Yellow Vests) in Paris Strikes

Paris stations closed


7a. How to Get around Paris during Gilets Jaunes Demonstrations

Gilets Jaunes are back, but their presence is not massive compared to previous years. Gilets Jaunes demonstrations usually take place on Saturdays, in central places like Concorde or Champs Elysées, and on Paris’s outskirts and the main road accesses to Paris.

There are no transportation strikes in France or Paris directly linked to Gilets Jaunes, but some streets of Paris or roads around Paris might be blocked to transit because of the Gilets Jaunes. What does it mean?

» It means that the Paris bus services and especially the bus services to the airport might be disrupted and the itinerary slightly modified to avoid the blocked streets or roads.

» It means that some central metro stations in Paris (e.g., Concorde, Champs Elysées) might be closed during these demonstrations in Paris.

TIP: Allow more time for your travels inside Paris but especially on the way to the airport

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  • Jim
    05/04/2018 at 7:12 am


    I need to leave from Paris to Bern, Swiss on 28May, as everything has been booked and can not be canceled, what is your suggestion as we hit the strike day? Thank you very much.

    • WorldInParis
      05/06/2018 at 11:20 am

      Hi Jim! Are you traveling by train or with Air France? Strike days does not mean that everything is blocked. Only a few flights or trains are canceled. The first thing to do is to check if your train or flight is affected and if so, check with the company what options you have. Good luck!

  • Mari
    04/30/2018 at 2:27 pm

    Would like to know if buses run from Paris to the Disneyland Park. If so will buses run during strike days?

    • WorldInParis
      05/01/2018 at 5:21 pm

      Hey Mari. Are these buses private buses or public buses? Do you know the company name? If so, the best way to find it out is by checking their website

  • Jene Studer
    04/16/2018 at 1:38 am

    Roissey Bus is not affected by strike is it? How about HOP Airlines?

  • Karma
    04/14/2018 at 4:47 pm

    Hi thanku for ur tips. We are travelling to Paris on 23 rd April strike day , will our connecting flight to Nice be affected .thanku

    • WorldInParis
      04/14/2018 at 7:06 pm

      Are your connecting flight with Air France? If so, check if that specific flight is concerned or not (it is explained in the post). If it is not an Air France flight there should be any problem.

  • Uditha
    04/11/2018 at 6:04 pm

    thanks for detailed guide. We are supposed to travel on 18th April which seems to be a strike date. what will be best way to reach hotel ? will metros work in strike days and what is best option to travel within city during strike dates ? also we plan for disneyland and versailes visits. if any of those collide with a strike date , is there any alternate cost effective options to travel to these attractions ?

    • WorldInParis
      04/12/2018 at 8:07 am

      Hi Uditha,
      You will find on the article some alternatives to public transportation:
      -private or shared transfer from airport to the hotel (we give a couple of options, links on the post)
      -if you are considering to buy skip the line tickets, consider the Paris Sightseeing Pass which also includes transfers airport-city center-airport in the price (link on the post)
      -no problem with metros as long as you don’t use them during the rush hours
      -day trips can be tricky, especially because we want to leave early in the morning and this is the worst time to travel during strikes. Prioritize days without strikes, or consider guided day tours (Versailles)

      • Uditha
        04/12/2018 at 8:10 am

        thank you very much for comprehensive answer.

  • imports news
    04/10/2018 at 5:10 pm

    Amazing! Its genuinely remarkable article, I have got much
    clear idea regarding from this article.

    04/10/2018 at 12:36 pm

    We have booked train tickets from paris to zurich on the 28th April, which looks like is not gonna work. Can you suggest anything else. Journey by bus seems very tedious and by flight very expensive. 🙁

    • WorldInParis
      04/10/2018 at 9:00 pm

      Can’t you change your travel dates? There is also the shared car option (bla bla car)

        04/15/2018 at 1:08 pm

        We have booked the bus. Travel dates not in a position to change becos all accomodation fixed and we are travelling to other countries as well. So looks like have to bear with the long bus journey. 🙁

        • WorldInParis
          04/15/2018 at 3:42 pm

          Sorry to hear that. Good luck! 🙂

  • Robin
    04/09/2018 at 5:31 pm

    I’m supposed to be flying into Paris on May 8th and taking a flight to Tel Aviv that day, then flying back to Paris on May 16th for 4 days. Have you heard anything about Air France strikes for the month of May yet?

    • WorldInParis
      04/10/2018 at 9:02 pm

      No sorry. I update the post as soon as I I know something else. Stay tuned…

      • Robin
        04/11/2018 at 1:41 pm

        Thank you, I’ll keep checking here. This site is awesome!

        • WorldInParis
          04/12/2018 at 8:08 am

          Glad it was helpful 🙂

  • Celine
    04/06/2018 at 9:46 pm

    Wow! This site is fantastic. We’re are a bit freaked out, having booked flights and hotels for smack in the middle of the strike, but now we feel more hope! Thank you so much for the comprehensive, practical help! (Geee, I wonder if anything has changed in Paris since I was there at 16 in 1970. If the McDonald’s is gone, I’ll be very happy!)

    • WorldInParis
      04/07/2018 at 7:44 pm

      McDonald’s is still there, and (#spoiler) there is even worse!

  • Chitra
    04/06/2018 at 12:16 pm

    Hi! Thanks for the information. I will be travelling to Paris in the month of May this year. I wanted to know if the Paris metro also is on strike?

    • WorldInParis
      04/07/2018 at 7:45 pm

      Yes but nothing to worry if you are traveling out of the rush hours

      • Janos
        04/10/2018 at 8:39 pm

        Might be i am wrong, but should i understand the metros don’t operate on strike days?

        • WorldInParis
          04/10/2018 at 8:58 pm

          Yes, they do operate but there are many metros and more cramped. Honestly, so far it was OK with metros as long as you stay out of the rush hours

  • Kelly
    04/05/2018 at 9:14 pm

    Thank you for your general tips. If I have an Air France flight already booked for Saturday, May 19 at 1pm and a hotel already booked near the Eiffel Tower, what do you suggest is the best way for me to get to the airport during the strike and how long do you think it’ll take to get to the airport? Any advice would be appreciated!

    • WorldInParis
      04/12/2018 at 9:32 am

      Hi Kelly, somehow I missed your questions! We recommend shared or private transportation from the airport to the hotel. There are a couple of options in the post, if you may want to check. By public transportation, during a normal day, I’d say around 1hour (RER B + metro). During a strike day, it can be anything. If you take a transfer, my GPS says it’s a 37 mins ride from Airport to Eiffel Tower but it also depends on the traffic and if you take a private or shared transfer with other people.

      • Kelly
        04/14/2018 at 4:21 pm

        Thanks for the advice. We ended up booking a private car to take us to and from the airport. Fingers crossed!

        • WorldInParis
          04/14/2018 at 7:07 pm

          Good luck! 🙂

  • Veronika Primm
    04/05/2018 at 10:36 am

    This is so insane with the strikes, isn’t it? I’m so glad I don’t have any travels planned in France in the upcoming months. Good luck dealing with all that!

    • WorldInParis
      04/07/2018 at 7:46 pm

      I wanted to travel but planning a trip during these months is too hard 🙁