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Price of the metro ticket in Paris, the public transportation rates

The public transport are more and more used by users as a means of travel, due to their great efficiency and the prices applied. Metro, bus, train, RER, tramway abound in the city, allowing to move freely around Paris. The metro remains the preferred public transport for Parisians, its network extends widely in urban areas and can transport a large number of passengers.

Let’s discover in the course of this article the rates applied for a metro ticket in Paris.

Paris metro ticket prices

In the City of Light, the metro occupies a place of choice. The price of the tickets varies according to the destinations, and the objectives of travel.

Air ticket Ile-de-France

The prices of these tickets depend on the departure and arrival stations. In order to determine the price of your ticket, you will have to go through an online simulator of the Régie Autonome des Transports Parisiens (RATP).

Airport ticket

As its name indicates, this ticket allows you to travel to one of the Paris airports by public transport. The airport ticket, of the RER B line to Roissy Charles-de-Gaulle costs 10.30 euros at the’purchase. To Orly airport, you will need a ticket from 9,30 euros, for a journey of about 6 minutes.

Direction l’Roissy Charles-de-Gaulle airport (CDG) Ticket prices
RoissyBus 13,70€
RER B 10,30€
Bus 350 2€
Bus 351 2€
Direction to the’d airport’Orly (ORY) Ticket price
OrlyBus 9,50€
Orlyval 9,30€
Bus 183 2€
GO C Paris shuttle 6€35

T+ ticket (one-way ticket)

Before taking the metro, it is important to know the different rates in force. For the past few years, the prices of metro tickets have increased depending on the city and the season. The T ticket+ is very simple to use’The RoissyBus ticket, which can be used, offers the possibility to travel on the whole Paris transport network: Metro, RER lines (zone 1), Bus, Tramway and Funicular de Montmartre.

Nevertheless, this connection excludes the Orlybus and the Roissybus. The T+ ticket costs 1.90 euros each, and 16.90 euros for a book of 10 tickets. However, if you have access to the reduced rates, this same booklet will be charged at 8,45 euros.

Ticket t+ Ticket prices
1 ticket 1,90 €
Book of 10 16,90 €
Book of 10 (reduced fare) 8,45€
Ticket sold in the bus / SMS 2,00 €

Contactless T+ (on Pass Navigo Easy and telephone)

This ticket has the same specificities as the ordinary T+ ticket. Nevertheless, it can be used on a rechargeable pass. It s’acts of’a magnetic pass that’you just have to pass on the terminals of’In order to validate your trip. Also, you will have to pay 2 euros for one Navigo Easy pass, in addition to the rates linked to the travel ticket.

You will find different Navigo passes for daily, monthly or annual use.

If you are a student and under 26 years old, you can opt for the Navigo Jeunes Week-end 4.10 euros, giving you unlimited access to the metro in zones 1-3. It will cost you 8.95 euros for zones 1-5 and 5.25 euros for zone 3-5.

Good plan Remember to take advantage of the Antipollution package when available in case of pollution peak in Ile-de-France. It offers the possibility of unlimited travel in the metro area’Ile-de-France during the whole day of the pollution peak. This pass is available at the price of 3,80 euros and can be purchased the day before the pollution peak period.

Paris tour package

The package Paris Visit is the ticket that allows you to move around the city. Ideal to discover the fashion capital. The price of this pass varies according to the target zones :

Zones 1 to 3 (Paris Centre) Adult ticket prices Children’s ticket (-12 years old)
For 1 day 12,00€ 6,00€
For 2 days 19,50€ 9,75€
For 3 days 26,65€ 13,30€
For 5 days 38,35€ 19,15€
Zones 1 to 5 (Paris suburbs)
For 1 day 25,25€ 12,60€
For 2 days 38,35€ 19,15€
For 3 days 53,75€ 26,85€
For 5 days 65,80€ 32,90€

Mobilis ticket / Navigo Day pass

The principle of the mobilis ticket and from Navigo Day pass is to allow full mobility on the metro line for one day. Ticket prices are based on a zoning system, which can be summarized as follows

  • A fixed price of 7.50 euros for zones 1-2, 2-3, 3-4 and 4-5
  • A package of 10.00 euros for zones 1-3, 2-4 and 3-5
  • A fixed price of 12.40 euros for zones 1-4 and 2-5
  • A fixed price of 17.80 euros for zones 1-5

The different types of transportation in Paris

The French capital is home to a large number of public transport systems, all of which are equally well organized, allowing great freedom of movement in the capital.

The Ile-de-France Regional Express Network is a tangle of 5 lines, connecting Paris to the outer suburbs. It is under the responsibility of RATP and SNCF (Société Nationale des Chemins de Fer).

Each line of the network has a specific numbering and color. At the crossroads of the metro and the railway lines, Châtelet-les-Halles is the main station of the network, serving the Paris region. Tickets are available in all stations, or in electronic version, thanks to the’purchase of’a access pass. The RER has the advantage of covering the whole Paris metropolis.

Metro

The metro is the historic transportation system of the French capital. It is under the responsibility of the RATP. The Paris metro has sixteen underground lines.

It is considered the most convenient way to get to Montmartre fast d’They are used to travel throughout the city’year in the city center.

The metro is a means of public transportation widely used in Europe, especially in France (Paris). It is a metropolitan and underground railway that is designed to make a network allowing the movement of a large number of users in an urban area via rail vehicles with external control.

Ideal for short trips, buses in Paris cover 60 routes during the day and 40 routes at night. They offer the comfort of a journey fast and pleasant. You will be able to enjoy the unique view, during your trip.

Streetcar and Tramway

Under the impetus of the RATP, the tramway is back on the rails in Paris. With a network of 9 lines, the streetcar is a very efficient means of transport environmentally friendly.

Funicular

The Funicular of Montmartre is located at the Basilique du Sacré-Cœur. It is a vehicle, for the least surprising, installed on rails. It is equipped with a electrical system, capable of taking you to the top of Montmartre.

It is also under the management of RATP.

The difference between the metro and the RER

There is a considerable difference between the metro and the RER. Indeed, the RER is mainly affiliated with the SNCF while the metro is affiliated with the RATP. In Paris, when you buy a ticket in an RATP station, you can travel in the capital even by RER. Note that the RER also runs in the Paris region and the fare is more expensive.

Metro lines in Paris

The metro network in Paris is very efficient and serves the entire capital. A very extensive network that includes the RER and suburban trains and crosses several fare zones.

In Paris, there are more than 16 metro lines and over 300 metro stations. The subway exits are numbered and named according to the streets and places they serve. In addition, there are several fare zones.

Be careful about the validity of your ticket if you want to change zone.

The Paris metro timetable are from 5am for the start of the line and 00H30 or 1am for the last passage during the week as well as on Sunday. On Fridays and Saturdays the closing time is 1:30 or 2 hours.