How to navigate
The Paris public transport network serves the entire city and all its suburbs.
Metro & RER operate 7 days a week, including public holidays from around 05:30 to 00:30.
■ The Paris Metro is the quickest and easiest way to travel around the city, as well as the best value.
Paris Metro has 16 lines, numbered from 1 to 14.
Its network covers the city’s central area thoroughly with more than 300 stops, and its service is reliable and frequent.
■ If you wish to travel to nearby suburbs use the RER regional express network.
Faster than the Metro because stops are less frequent, you can cross Paris in 15 minutes.
RER consists of 5 lines referred to by the letters A, B, C, D & E.
RER B line serves CDG Airport while Disneyland is served by RER A and Versailles by RER C.
All RER trains call at Paris stations then split into several branches…
Always refer to the information panels on platforms to determine stations served and terminus (especially when going to the airport).
■ If you need to go in suburbs that are located a bit further from Paris, or just not reachable in RER, you may use Transilien SNCF commuter trains (e.g to Chartres, Fontainebleau, Giverny,…).
These trains depart from main-line stations in Paris.
Transilien consists of 8 lines referred to by the letters H, J, K, L, N, P, R & U.
Tickets & Fares
■ Everyone aged 4 and older needs a valid ticket to use public transit in Paris.
Children ages 3 and younger ride for free.
■ Tickets are available at all stations, from ticket windows or vending machines.
Please note that non-smart chip credit cards are not accepted at vending machines.
■ There are a wide variety of tickets available including single ride tickets, single day or multi-day passes, travel card, etc…
You can use a standard “Ticket t+” when travelling by Metro, Bus or RER within Central Paris.
For travel in Greater Paris (e.g CDG Airport), train ticket prices are determined station to station, basic “Ticket t+” is not accepted.
The Paris Visite travel card comes in 1-day, 2-day, 3-day, and 5-day versions and allows unlimited travel on Metro, Bus, RER.
The pass also give users discounts to a number of Paris attractions.