HOW TO GET TO ISC PARIS BUSINESS SCHOOL
The Parisian transportation system is divided into different geographical zones. Paris is zone 1 and 2. If you live in a nearby city you will probably live in zone 3.To buy a ticket or transportation card you should be aware of the number of zones you will need to travel in, for the cost of your fee depends on the number of zones.
Fast and easy to use, it stops all over Paris and offers many connections. When going to a place, ask for the name of the closest “Métro” stop. Check on a map the line number and find out which direction you need to take.
The Parisian metro has 14 lines which each have their own number and color for easy identification. The closest metro station to ISC Paris is “Pereire” on Line 3, direction Pont de Levallois-Bécon (if coming from Paris). Then, it’s a 10 minute walk. Or you can take the bus 341 direction Porte de Clignancourt and get off at the station ALSACE which is right in front of ISC Paris Business School.
Faster than the Métro, it is the express train for Paris. It has fewer stops than the Métro but it also serves suburban cities. The RER has 5 lines, which each have their own letter (AtoE) and color. The closest RER station to ISC Paris Business School is “Pereire” on line C. It’s a15 minute walk to/from the school.
Paris has many bus lines. Buses run every 5-15 minutes, depending on the time of day.
The ones you will mostly use are Bus 53 and 341 (the closest stop to ISC Paris Business School is “Alsace”) and Bus 94 (stop at “Reims-Hôtel des Impôts”). You can catch Bus 53 at “Opéra” or “Saint Lazare”, Bus 341 at “Ternes” or “Pereire” and Bus 94 at “Wagram”, “Villiers” or “Saint Lazare”.
The station “Clichy Levallois” is two stops from Saint-Lazare (one of the 6 main train stations in Paris). “Clichy Levallois” is a five minute walk from ISC Paris Business School: when leaving the station, turn right, go to the traffic lights, turn left on rue Victor Hugo, cross two streets, and you will see the ISC 2 building on your left just across from the shopping mall So Ouest.
Late at night, we recommend you use a taxi to get home safely. You can call a taxi or go to the closest “Station de taxi”. Taxis are available when their lights are out. Taxi lights: White=city fare, Orange=sub urban fare, Blue= night fare Ask the driver to take you to “Ported’Asnières”. You will see the maroon and white ISC Paris Business School logo as you come across the “périphérique”ringroad. The first building, ISC 1, houses the administrative offices and junior enterprises. The second building, ISC 2, houses classrooms. This building is about 50metres further along the street “Victor Hugo” in the town Levallois-Perret.
Take the “boulevard périphérique” and get off at Porte d’Asnières.
“Carte Imagine R”: (=Student Card)
This is a special one-year card for students under 26, at a very low cost: (Inner Paris all zones is 341.90 euros per year and 37. 10 euros for the monthly pass).This card is 50% cheaper than the normal Pass Navigo.
Regardless of the number of zones paid for, you have unlimited travel throughout all Ile-de- France (Paris and its suburbs) on weekends, public holidays and school holidays.
For more information
If you want to subscribe to the “Carte Imagine R” you will have to fill in an application form that you will find at any metro stop and give a photo, one ISC Paris Business School enrollment certificate and a RIB (French bank account reference). This option is recommended to students studying the academic year. If you rarely use transportation:
- A “carnet” of 10 tickets is 14.10 euros
- The traditional transportation card “Pass Navigo”: Weekly (Inner Paris zone 1 and 2i s 21.25 euros) or monthly transport card (Inner Paris zone 1 and 2 is 70 euros).
With this card you can use the transportation network in Paris and its suburbs in determined areas (according to the number of zones you pay for) without limit. The Pass Navigo is a photo-card with a special ticket (weekly or monthly ticket).
PARIS AND EUROPE
You will enjoy Paris for its rich historical and cultural heritage, for its thriving student atmosphere and for its cosmopolitan ambiance. Because Paris is situated at the heart of Europe, you will be able to easily reach other interesting cities and sites via French and European transportation networks. Indeed, Paris is ideally placed if you intend to explore and visit Berlin, Krakow, Geneva, Manchester, Seville, Naples, Riga or Zagreb. Check « youth », « student » or « under 25» deals offered by airlines, railways and coach companies.
- Carte 12-25: travel card for the French railway network, up to 50% discount. www.sncf.com
- Pass for the European railway: travel Europe with amazing discounts www.raileurope.com and www.railpass.com
- O.T.U. Voyages: Student travel agency offering great discounts – www.otu.fr
- Low cost companies: low-price flights within Europe www.easyjet.com
TRAVEL FROM PARIS INTERNATIONALLY AIRPORTS
Paris has two international airports: Roissy- Charles de Gaulle and Orly. Both airports have frequent bus and RER services to the center of Paris. A fair from either of the airports to Paris is around 10 euros. From both airports, a taxi costs about 50 euros with luggage.
Paris has 6 main train stations. Many direct international rail services connect Paris to other European cities
- From Gare du Nord, the Eurostar goes to London, Bruges… The Thalys goes to Brussels, Amsterdam, Cologne…
- From Gare de Lyon, the TGV goes to Italy, the TGV Lyria goes to Switzerland.
- From any other train station, the TGV (fast train) travels within France and to neighbouring countries.
DIRECTORY AND USEFUL INFORMATION
ISC PARIS BUSINESS SCHOOL
22, bd du Fort de Vaux 75017 Paris
Tél. : 01 40 53 99 99
ISC CAMPUS: 3 BUILDINGS ALL WITH WIFI ACCESS
- Basement: Cafeteria
- Groundfloor&1stfloor: Junior Enterprises
- 1st floor: International Office
- 2nd floor: Administration Offices
- Basement: Classrooms
- 3 Lecture Halls, 2 Computer Rooms with printers Ground floor/Open space: Computers and printers
- 1st floor: Classrooms
- 2nd floor: Classrooms, Professors’ room
- International Office Library
- Lecture Hall Adult Continuing Education Office
- 2nd floor: Tenured Professors’ Offices and International Office