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Public transport in Paris : fares, travel passes and reductions

Your guide to rates and reductions on public transport in Paris. Online booking.

Metro, RER, bus and tramway

Metro

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A single metro ticket costs €2.10 (ticket t+), and can be used for one journey, including all connections for 1h30 between the first and last validation. Keep hold of your ticket until you have completed your journey, as you may be asked to show it if tickets are being inspected. If you cannot produce proof of payment for the ticket inspectors, you may risk paying a fine. This ticket, valid for zones 1 and 2, allows you to travel anywhere in Paris, and even beyond, since it will take you to the end of each metro line, even if it is located in zone 3 (as for example La Défense on line 1).

RER

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In the RER, as long as you remain within the city limits, tickets and prices are identical to the metro (RER stations also have their own ticket offices and machines). If you are travelling beyond the city limits, you need to ensure that you are in possession of a ticket or a pass which covers your whole journey up to your destination in the Ile-de-France region. If not, you will not be able to go through the automatic barriers on arrival and you may be liable to a fine. The RER ticket also covers your journey and any connections within Paris (zones 1 and 2), on your outward and return journeys.

Bus and tramway

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On the bus, you use the same ticket as on the metro, with no limit on distance (including the suburbs), except on certain Noctilien lines, the Orlybus and the Roissybus. The bus driver can sell single tickets (€2.50), be sure to have the correct change. There is no connection between the metro/RER and the bus. However, it is possible to transfer from bus to bus (for one and a half hours between the 1st and last validation) and from bus to tram (for one and a half hours between the 1st and last validation).

Passes and reductions

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First of all, you need to know that transport is free for children under 4 and half price for children between 4 and 11 years old.
There are a variety of different passes and reductions, if you plan to use regularly the forms of public transport mentioned here. These passes are on sale at the main metro, RER and SNCF stations in the Ile-de-France region, at Paris airports and in approved shops such as tobacconists, and can be recharged at station ticket offices, at kiosks or via the Île-de-France Mobilités application. Some of these passes are also available from Paris Tourist Office offices and on PARISJETAIME.com. It should be noted that cardboard books of t+ tickets are gradually disappearing, but a number of alternatives are being offered to users.

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Paris Visite pass

This pass is valid for 1, 2, 3 or 5 consecutive days in zones 1 to 3 or 1 to 5. The coupon can be purchased in advance and you should fill in the date you decide to use it and the number of the card. NB: this card is valid for full days and not for 24, 48 or 72 consecutive hours, meaning that a whole day would be counted even if you only begin to use it at 8 in the evening, so it is far better to start first thing in the morning!

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Navigo Easy pass

The Navigo Easy pass is sold on the website PARISJETAIME.com pre-loaded with 10 t+ tickets (Paris intra-muros) usable on metro, RER, bus and tram lines and the Montmartre funicular. It's an economical alternative to a book of 10 tickets. You can then top it up as you wish at stations in Paris and the Ile-de-France region.

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Other options

Depending on your situation, there are other options available to you: monthly pass, annual pass, imagine R pass, etc.

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