Inside Paris: Public transportation
In Paris, the most-frequented public transportation is the Metro: across 16 lines, its closely spaced stations (around 500 metres between them on any given line) allow a connection between any capital quarter to any other, and a few lines extend quite far into the suburbs. Paris is also the hub of the Réseau Express Régional (RER), a higher-speed and wider-spaced-station above- and under- ground train network that connects the capital to more distant suburban regions.
Paris’ transportation tarification is dictated by zones, with zones 1-2 covering the capital and its immediate periphery, and zones 3, 4 and 5 covering increasingly distant destinations in the Île-de-France; monthly or weekly ‘Navigo’ passes cover all forms of public transport within the Île-de-France (zones no longer apply to the pass since September 2015) for a flat fee. Those without a monthly pass can purchase a single ticket or books of tickets; a single ticket allows a traveller to transfer between the bus and tram networks, and transfer between the metro and RER networks, but one-ticket transfer between the below-ground and above-ground networks is prohibited.
Weekdays, the metro operates from 5:30 a.m. to about 1:15 a.m. On Friday and Saturday evenings, as well as on the eve of bank holidays, trains run until about 2:15 a.m. The RER operates daily from 5:30 a.m. to about 1:20 a.m.
Paris Visite (pass transport)
The Paris Transport travel card is perfect for those wanting to visit Paris and make unlimited, unrestricted trips around the Ile-de-France region.
The Paris Visite travel pass provides unlimited travel for a specified number of days.
Depending on which zones you choose, Paris Visite allows you to travel on the metro, RER, Transilien suburban train networks, tramway, bus (except the Jetbus, Allobus, Roissy CDG, tourist bus routes and Air France buses), Orlyval, and the Montmartre funicular.
Paris Visite also allows you to take advantage of benefits worth 100 euros among 14 partners. For example, you can benefit from 25% off the entrance fees for the Arc de Triomphe, the Tour Montparnasse panoramic observatory and the Grévin Museum… a discounted price for the 2-day pass to Château de Versailles… and more!
Paris Visite is valid for 1, 2, 3 or 5 consecutive days for a price ranging from €11.65 to €63.90. Purchase your Paris Visite travel pass from our ticket desks or automatic vending machines.
The Paris Transport pass is valid for 1, 2, 3 or 5 consecutive days in zones 1 to 3 (close suburbs) or in zones 1 to 5 (note that zone 6 is also included) (included airports CDG/Orly and Versailles).
Book of 10 t+ tickets
Purchasing a book of 10 t+ tickets allows you to save 27% on the price of buying 10 individual tickets. This is a practical solution for visitors using public transport occasionally
The t+ ticket allows you to travel on:
– metro lines
– RER lines (RATP and SNCF) within Paris (zone 1)
– Ile-de-France bus lines (RATP and OPTILE), except Orlybus and Roissybus
– tramway lines (RATP and SNCF)
– the Montmartre funicular
The following types of connections are possible with this ticket:
– metro/RER and RER/RER within Paris
– bus/bus (including between the RATP and OPTILE networks), bus/tram and tram/tram for 90 minutes between the first and last validation
It is not possible to make metro/bus, metro/tram, RER/bus and RER/tram connections using the same t+ ticket.
If your transport ticket is not working properly or is demagnetized, the RATP agents at the ticket desk in any metro or RER station will replace it at no cost.
Single ticket: 1.90€ (2.00€ at the bus)
Book of 10 t+ tickets (standard fare – from 10 years old): 14.90€