How to Reach Musée d’Orsay


The Orsay Museum (Musée d’Orsay) lies at 1 Rue de Légion d’Honneur, 75007 Paris. 

Located on the left bank of the Seine, the museum is opposite Tuileries Garden.

You can reach the Musée d’Orsay through various means of French public transport, car, bike or by walk. 


How to Reach Musée d’Orsay by Metro

The easiest means to get to any Paris attraction is by train. 

The closest metro station to the Musée d’Orsay is Solférino on line 12. 

From the station, the museum is only a couple minutes walk. 

Other metro stations close to Musée d’Orsay are Rue du Bac on line 12 and Tuileries on line 1. 

Rue du Bac is 5 minute walk and Tuileries station is a 9 minute walk from Musée d’Orsay. 


RER is the fastest mode of transport in Paris and visitors benefit from the frequent service of RER. 

The closest RER station is Musée d’Orsay station on line C. 



For frequent hop-on and hop-off travelers, bus rides are the most affordable way to explore Paris city.

An average bus ride in Paris costs less than €1,90. 

Visitors can access Musée d’Orsay by bus easily. 

The closest bus stations near Musée d’Orsay are:

  • Pont Royal – Quai Voltaire (4 minutes)
  • Musée d’Orsay (4 minutes)
  • Solferino – Bellechasse (6 minutes)
  • Pont de Solferino – Quai Des Tuileries (6 minutes).

Multiple buses drop travelers at the bus stations near Musée d’Orsay like 

Bus LineDirection Walking distance from Musée d’Orsay
68Chatillon – Montrouge – Metro4 minutes
69Champ de Mars4 minutes
73Charlebourg – Musée d’Orsay 4 minutes
84Panthéon6 minutes
94Pont de Levallois – Bécon Métro6 minutes


How to Reach Musée d’Orsay by Taxi

Taxi rides are another option to reach Musée d’Orsay from around the city. 

Getting to Musée d’Orsay by taxi is definitely the most comfortable way to reach it. 

Get dropped off right at the museum’s main entrance and walk in. 

If you are hailing a taxi from Eiffel Tower via Quai Branly and Quai d’Orsay, it takes around 10 minutes to reach Musée d’Orsay. 

The average initial cost for a cab is about €2.6 and the fare per kilometer is €1.05. 

The cost might vary during peak hours, nights and weekends. 

Driving to Musée d’Orsay 

Driving yourself is one of the easiest ways to reach Musée d’Orsay. 

Visitors can reach the museum through two routes – either via the left bank or the right bank of the Seine. 

However, driving through the left bank is the faster choice. 

If you are driving from the Eiffel tower, turn into Quai Branly and head straight to Musée d’Orsay. 

You will reach the museum in 15 minutes. 

Don’t worry about parking, Musée d’Orsay offers parking facilities for visitors. 

Read more about the parking information if you are planning to travel by your own car. 

Walking to Musée d’Orsay 

If you decide to explore the city on foot, there are a lot of popular attractions near the Musée d’Orsay like the Louvre, Orangerie Museum and Tuileries Gardens. 

Louvre Museum is just a 12-minute walk from Musée d’Orsay. 

Walk around the museum and cherish the sights and sounds of the french city. 

Stroll along the beautiful Seine river and make the best of your days in Paris.

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