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Louvre Museum to Eiffel Tower – by Metro, Bus, Taxi and Walk


Many tourists holidaying in Paris choose to visit the Louvre Museum and Eiffel Tower on the same day. 

As for which attraction they visit first, well, it depends. 

Because of all the required walking, some tourists prefer to visit the Louvre when they are most energetic. 

Many others prefer to explore the Eiffel Tower first because it takes less time and then visit the Louvre Museum after dark to explore the galleries at their own pace. 

If you plan to see the Eiffel Tower first, check out our article on how to go from Eiffel Tower to Louvre Museum

If you want to visit the world’s largest art museum first and then the Eiffel Tower, continue reading.

Louvre and Eiffel Tower in one day

You can see the Parisian attractions in approximately five hours if you manage your time efficiently. 

Tourists who are in a hurry are known to finish exploring the Louvre in two hours.

If you have already bought your Louvre Museum tickets in advance, you need at least three hours for a good tour of the world’s best masterpieces. 

If you decide to buy your tickets at the Museum, you will need an hour to two hours, depending on the season, because of the long ticket counter queues.

Once you have explored the Louvre galleries, you will need at least half an hour to reach the Eiffel Tower.

This time will vary depending on your choice of transport. 

If you have already bought your Eiffel Tower tickets, you can head straight to the elevators to take you up. Otherwise, you may spend a lot of time in the ticket counter lines, which is unnecessary. 

With an online ticket in hand, all you need is 90 minutes to explore the Eiffel Tower. 

Follow the link to read up about the stunning Louvre Pyramid, before your visit.

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Louvre Museum and Eiffel Tower tickets

Because of their proximity, many tourists think there may be a Louvre and Eiffel Tower combo ticket. 

Unfortunately, there doesn’t exist any.

You can see both of them on the same day, but you must buy their entry tickets separately. 

Best Louvre Museum tickets

We recommend the below given three Louvre tickets –

Cheapest Louvre entry ticket

At €25 per person, this is the cheapest ticket to see the world’s best art museum. Buy Now.

Guided tour of Louvre

In two hours, a local art expert helps you skip the massive crowd and shows you the masterpieces and the underrated gems of the Louvre. Buy Now.

Guided tour for families

This 2-hour guided tour of the Louvre Museum is customized for kids and adults, and a special children’s guide hosts your family. Buy Now.

Art lovers who aren’t on a budget holiday are known to book a private tour of the Louvre Museum for the best possible experience.

Visual Story: 16 must-know tips before visiting Louvre Museum

Best Eiffel Tower tickets

There are three ways to experience the Eiffel Tower –

Priority access tickets

Skip the long lines and take an elevator to the 2nd floor of the Eiffel Tower. This ticket is the fastest way to explore the attraction. Buy Now.

Eiffel Tower climb tickets

Perfect for visitors who want to save some Euros and are fit enough to climb 700+ steps to the 2nd floor of the Tower. Buy Now.

Eiffel Tower Summit tickets

This ticket takes you to the 3rd floor, the topmost observation deck on the Eiffel Tower. Buy Now.

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How far is Eiffel Tower from Louvre

View of Eiffel Tower from Louvre Museum
View of Eiffel Tower from Louvre Museum. Image: Chris Waits

The Eiffel Tower is 3.5 Km (2.1 Miles) from the Louvre Museum, on the other side of the River Seine. 

A taxi can cover this distance in 10 minutes. 

If you decide to walk, you will need around 45 minutes. It is a nice walk, with the river crossing at Pont Royal (Royal Bridge).

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From Louvre Museum to Eiffel Tower

You have four options to get to the Eiffel Tower from the Louvre Museum: the metro, the bus, the taxi, and a nice leisurely walk.

To Eiffel Tower by Metro

Paris has an evolved Metro service, and almost every place has a metro station within 500 meters (1/3 of a mile). 

To get to the Eiffel Tower by Metro, you must board Line 1 train from Palais Royal – Musée du Louvre station and first reach Franklin D. Roosevelt station.

From Franklin D. Roosevelt, you must board a Line 9 train to Alma-Marceau Station, from where the Eiffel Tower is approximately 15 minutes by walk. 

The whole journey takes approximately 25 minutes. 

Louvre to Eiffel Tower by Metro - via Franklin D. Roosevelt

The other option is to get down at Charles de Gaulle–Étoile, the next station.

From Charles de Gaulle–Étoile, you can board a Line 6 train to Bir-Hakeim Station, where the Eiffel Tower is approximately 10 minutes by walk.

The whole journey takes approximately 30 minutes.

Louvre to Eiffel Tower by Metro - via Charles de Gaulle–Étoile

Because of the change in trains, we don’t recommend you take a metro.

Louvre to Eiffel Tower by taxi

If you are short on time and money isn’t an issue, we recommend taking a taxi.

It is the fastest way to go from the Louvre Museum to the Eiffel Tower. 

It isn’t easy to hail a taxi in Paris, but you can look for a nearby taxi stand. Paris has approximately 750 taxi stands, so one is always nearby. 

Taxi companies such as Centrale Taxi ParisLes Taxis G7, etc., offer online booking.

Taxi fare - Louvre to Eiffel Tower

However, we recommend Uber. Compared to the local Parisian taxis, most tourists find Uber drivers more polite, on time, and more reliable.

For approximately €13, an Uber can drop you at the Eiffel Tower. 

Bus to Eiffel Tower

Both locals and tourists highly recommend bus No. 72 to get to the Eiffel Tower. 

This bus runs along the river Seine, and you get to see its numerous bridges and the city’s monuments along the route. 

It is best to board the bus at the Palais Royal Musée du Louvre bus stop, and after nine stops, get down at Pont d’Iena.

From the Pont d’Iena stop, the Eiffel Tower is an 11-minute walk across the river Seine. 

Check out RATP, the state-owned public transport operator, for the latest bus routes and timings.

Walking to Eiffel Tower

If you have lots of time on hand, the weather is good, and you are healthy, walking to the Eiffel Tower isn’t a bad idea. 

But remember, you may have just walked a lot exploring the various galleries of The Louvre. 

The 45-minute walk is right along the Seine and hence beautiful. 

Walking from Louvre to Eiffel Tower

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Louvre and Eiffel Tower combo tours

If you don’t mind an additional activity, there are a few combo tickets, including access to the Louvre Museum and Eiffel Tower. 

Eiffel Tower + Louvre + Seine Cruise

This tour starts in the morning with a visit to the Eiffel Tower. 

The local guide takes you to the 2nd floor of the Tower, after which you are on your own to go up to the Summit (the 3rd floor). 

Before parting, the guide will also give you tickets to the Louvre Museum and the one-hour Seine River Cruise. 

After you have seen the city’s stunning views from the top of the Eiffel Tower, you board the cruise. 

The boarding dock is just below the Tower. 

After seeing the sights of Paris, head to the Louvre Museum for a dose of the world’s most magnificent art. 

Ticket Price: €140 per person

To the Eiffel Tower and Louvre visits, if you want to add access to Île de la Cité, Latin Quarter, and Sacré-Coeur Basilica, check out this tour.

If, besides the Eiffel and Louvre, you would prefer to visit Notre Dame as well, check this out.

Eiffel Tower + Louvre + Cruise + Paris Tour

This Tootbus Hop-on Hop-off Discovery Bus Tour ticket takes visitors through the most popular landmarks of Paris, such as Haussmann, Musee d’Orsay, Trocadero, Opera Garnier, Notre Dame, the Eiffel Tower, and the Louvre Museum. 

Use the audio guide to learn more about the attractions you pass by. 

Hop off at any stop and any number of times to explore the sights in more detail. 

Pick from a 1-day, 2-day, or 3-day pass based on your schedule, budget, and comfort.

Ticket Prices

1-Day Pass

Adult (13+ years): €38 
Child (4 to 12 years): €20 
Infant (up to 3 years): Free

2-Day Pass

Adult (13+ years): €44
Child (4 to 12 years): €26 
Infant (up to 3 years): Free

3-Day Pass

Adult (13+ years): €48
Child (4 to 12 years): €28
Infant (up to 3 years): Free

If you plan to visit Eiffel Tower first and then the art museum, check out how to go from Eiffel Tower to the Louvre Museum.

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