Skip the Line Catacombs Tickets & Hop-On Hop-Off Combo
Experience the best of Paris with this super-saver, stress free combo package. Aboard an open-top double decker bus, cover the city's top attractions via 3 interconnected routes. Hop off at the Catacombs and skip the long entrance line with priority access tickets. At this thrilling attraction, descend 20 meters below the bustling streets of Paris and explore the city’s mysterious network of tunnels that hold the remains of over six million Parisians.
- Get unlimited hop-on, hop-off access to 3 interconnected routes with over 34 bus stops.
- Choose a 1-day or 2-day bus pass and explore the city at your own pace.
- Easily redeem your bus ticket upon boarding the bus at any stop within the 3 routes.
- Learn all about the city with onboard commentary via headphones (available in 10 languages).
- From the comfort of your seat, get free WiFi on all busses.
- At the Catacombs, travel back to 18th century Paris and explore a 2km stretch of ancient ossuary.
- Hear urban legends, ghost stories, and tales about secret Cataphile parties via audio guide.
Your Hop-On -Hop-Off Bus Tour Experience
Explore Paris without having to worry about transportation! Open Tour hop-on, hop-off bus tours are the ideal way to cover the entire city, while saving time and money. Open Tour buses operate across 3 routes and 34 stops. Create your own sightseeing itinerary and easily get from one place to the next. With the largest network of interconnected hop-on hop-off lines in Paris, conveniently explore the city's most popular attractions!
The 3 routes include the blue line, white line, and red line. The most popular routes are the blue line (Louvre Museum, Champs Elysees, Orsay Museum, Arc de Triomphe, Eiffel Tower, plus more) and the white line (Montparnasse tower, Catacombs, Notre Dame Cathedral, plus more).
Top 5 Must See Attractions
Eiffel Tower - White Line, Stop #13
Widely regarded as the world’s most popular attraction, summit the Eiffel Tower to soak up the best views of the city. Explore tickets here.
Musée d'Orsay - Blue Line, Stop #5
From Van Gogh to Monet, discover the world’s largest collection of impressionist and post-Impressionist masterpieces. Explore tickets here.
Louvre - Blue Line, Stop #4
From 4,000 year-old Egyptian artifacts to modern Oriental artwork, immerse yourself in over 380,000 pieces of art spread across 8 rooms at the world’s largest and second most-visited museum.
Explore tickets here.
Notre Dame - White Line, Stop #30
Step back in time at this stunning medieval Catholic cathedral and admire the stunning Romanesque architecture, sculptures, and stained glass. Explore tickets here.
Moulin Rouge - Red Line, Stop #28
Pop a bottle of champagne and prepare to be captivated by a colorful explosion of feathers, sequins, rhinestones, and fabulous dancing at the Moulin Rouge. Explore tickets here.
Exploring the Paris Catacombs
On the day of your experience, head to the pick-up point, located 50 meters from the Catacombs, right next to McDonalds. Upon displaying your booking number, collect your skip-the-line tickets and avoid the hassle of waiting in a long queue. Walk straight through the entrance and venture 20 meters (65 feet) underground, into one of the city’s most enticing attractions.
After descending 130 steps, you’ll land on a gravel pathway. From here, allow your audio guide to lead you through a one-way, 2km stretch of mysterious ossuary. Explore the ancient past of Paris as you make your way along a maze of walls lined with skulls and bones. Learn all about how the Catacombs came to be and discover the role they’ve played on the city’s past and present. Hear urban legends, ghost stories, and tales about secret Cataphile parties. At the end of your tour, climb up 83 steps and make your way out of the dark, back to The City of Lights.
- Unlimited hop-on hop-off access to 3 interconnected tour routes and more than 34 bus stops across Paris (Available for 1 or 2 consecutive days)
- Multilingual commentary available in 10 languages
- Multilingual children’s commentary available in 3 languages (French, English & Spanish)
- Free wifi on board the buses
- Skip the line entrance to the Paris Catacombs
- Priority access to areas of the Catacombs not open to the general public
- Complimentary audio guide for guests 18+
Know Before You Go
Catacombs tour timings
The Paris Catacombs are open Tuesday - Sunday, from 10 AM to 8:30 PM. Closed on Mondays and major holidays (May 1st and January 1st). You can use your skip-the-line tickets anytime between 11 AM and 5 PM.
The audio guide runs for 30 minutes; however, you may stay inside the Catacombs as long as you’d like. Please note, a complimentary audio guide is included in the adult ticket only. Guests under 18 years of age can enjoy a highly discounted ticket price, but an audio guide will need to be purchased on site near the Catacombs entrance.
To reach the Catacombs via the hop-on hop-off bus, take the White line to stop #21.
Bus timings & frequency
Blue line - Every 8 minutes from 9.30 AM (Apr. to Oct.) & every 15 minutes from 9.30 AM (Nov. to Mar.)
White line - Every 15 minutes from 9.30am
Red line - Every 25 minutes from 9.15am
You may board the bus at any stop within the 3 routes. Present a printout of your ticket voucher to the driver to redeem your bus pass.
Blue Line Stop #1 to Red Line
Blue Line Stop #5 to White Line
All buses include complimentary headset audio guides with commentary in 10 languages. (French English, Spanish, Italian, German, Portuguese, Brazilian, Russian, Mandarin Chinese and Japanese.) There is also a child’s commentary option with fun and entertaining tales, stories, and legends of Paris available in 3 languages (French, English & Spanish).
All buses have free WiFi.
These tickets cannot be cancelled, amended or rescheduled.
A skip the line is a very good idea here, it tends to get crowded during the evenings.
So glad to have found this on Headout, right when we were wondering what to do about the crowd situation in Paris!
Everything beneath the glittery exterior of Paris! So much to see here. The hop on hop off buses are a cherry on top.
How to Use Your Bus Ticket
Bring a printout of your e-voucher and present it to the driver directly upon boarding the Open Tour bus. You may redeem your voucher at any stop within the 3 routes.
Valid for one year from the date of purchase. The day on which you exchange your e-ticket counts as the first day of your pass. Please note: A 1-day pass does not mean 24-hours. For example, if you redeem your e-ticket at noon, your service will end at the end of that day’s service. Not at noon the next day.
How to Use Your Catacombs Ticket
On the day of your experience, display your voucher on your mobile phone at the redemption center located 50 meters from the Catacombs, next to McDonalds, and receive your physical tickets for the Catacombs. Once you have your tickets, head to the Catacombs entrance and bypass the long queue. Please note: Audio guides are only included with adult tickets. Guests who have booked a child ticket can purchase an audio guide at the Catacombs entrance. Find more information on the ticket redemption point here.
Valid anytime between 11 AM and 5 PM on the date of your booked reservation.
13 Rue Auber, Paris