Directions to Musée d’Orsay

By Harshitha Jagathiesh

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

Address: 1 Rue de Légion d’Honneur, 75007 Paris. Get Direction.

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

You may be wondering how to get to Musée d’Orsay, so here it is- the various ways you can use while getting to Musée d’Orsay. 

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

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How to get to Musée d’Orsay by Train 

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 Musée d’Orsay is Tuileries on Line 1. 

The station is 3 minutes away from the museum. 

You can also take line 12 to Rue du Bac station, which is 6 minutes from Musée d’Orsay.

How to get to RER 

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 and 9 minutes from Musée d’Orsay. 

How to get to Musée d’Orsay by Bus 


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. Taking a bus is the cheapest way to reach Musée d’Orsay

Visitors can access Musée d’Orsay by bus easily. 

The closest bus stations near Musée d’Orsay are:

  • Henry de Montherlant (3 minutes walk)
  • Musée D’Orsay (4 minutes walk)
  • Solferino – Bellechasse (6 minutes walk)
  • Passerelle L.S. Senghor (6 minutes walk)

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

Bus LineDirection Stop
68Chatillon – Montrouge – MetroHenry de Montherlant
69Gambetta – Japon – Champ De MarsHenry de Montherlant
87Porte De Reuilly – InvalidesHenry de Montherlant
73Charlebourg – Musée d’Orsay Musee d’Orsay
84Alsace- PanthéonSolferino – Bellechasse
94Pont de Levallois – Bécon MétroSolferino – Bellechasse

Hop-on and hop-off buses are also the most affordable way to explore Paris city if you prefer to take the bus.

How to get to 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 the most comfortable way to reach. 

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

If you are hailing a taxi from the 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 directions 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 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.

Planning to visit Musée d’Orsay? Here are some more relevant information to help you plan your visit.


1. How do you get to Musée d’Orsay?

Getting to Musee d’Orsay isn’t challenging, thanks to the well-connected public transport lines in Paris. 

You can hail a taxi, use the bus services, the RER or the metro service in the city to reach Musée d’Orsay.

2. What metro station is closest to the Musée d’Orsay?

The closest metro station to the Musée d’Orsay is Tuileries on Line 1. 

3. What metro line has a Jules Verne-themed station?

The Arts et Métiers Metro Station Paris, serving lines 3 and 11, is the infamous Jules Verne-themed station in Paris. 

4. What rapid transit system stops at Musée d’Orsay?

Musée d’Orsay is a station in line C of the Paris Region’s Réseau express régional (RER) rapid transit system.

5. What are the closest stations to Musée d’Orsay?

The closest metro station to Musée d’Orsay is Tuileries on Line 1. 

The closes bus station to Musée d’Orsay is Henry de Montherlant (3 minute’s walk), connected by buses 69, 68 and 87

6. Which Train lines stop near Musée d’Orsay?

You can take Lines 1 and 12 to reach Musée d’Orsay.

Line 1 stops at Tuileries and Line 12 stops at Rue du Bac Station.

The Stations are 3 and 6 minutes from Orsay Museum.  

7. What time is the last Metro to Musée d’Orsay in Paris?

Line 12 to Rue du Bac Station is the last metro to Musée d’Orsay, arriving at 12.59 am.

8. What time is the first Bus to Musée d’Orsay in Paris?

The N11 is the first bus to Musée d’Orsay in Paris, arriving at 3 am.

9. What time is the last Bus to Musée d’Orsay in Paris?

The last bus to Musée d’Orsay is N02 at 3.54 am.

10. How much is the Bus fare to Musée d’Orsay?

The average bus fare to Musée d’Orsay is €2.

For all visitors planning to visit Musée d’Orsay, here is a list of tickets you can choose from. 

Dedicated entry ticket: This ticket offers dedicated entry to the museum with access to permanent and temporary collections. 
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Guided tour ticket: Enjoy a 1 hour 45 minutes guided tour and skip the line access to Musée d’Orsay.
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Musee d’Orsay and Seine River Cruise: Visitors can tour the Musee d’Orsay and then experience a cruise over the Seine. 
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Musee d’Orsay and Louvre Museum: This combination ticket offers entry to both Musée d’Orsay and Louvre Museum.
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Paris City Museum Pass: Visit the best museums in Paris with just one pass.
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About the author

Harshitha’s heart lies where greeny mountains meet stretches of beach. She believes getting lost is the best way to explore