How to save on trips to Paris

Often tourists spend too much money for transport. But it is worth only to understand local rules, and it turns out that you can save a pretty. Today we will tell you how to use Paris city transport.

Public transport

It is more convenient to move around the city on the subway, because the Paris subway is one of the most branched in the world. On the Metro Scheme of the French capital 14 lines, numbered and different. Stations open from 5.30 in the morning to o’er night. The distance between the stops is so small that it is often standing on one platform, you can see the previous and subsequent stations.

First navigate the subway not easy. On the signposts they write the last station on the branch. Therefore, so as not to join the narrow and long transitions of the labyrinth of the Paris Metro and immediately determine which way to turn, remember not only the transplant station you need, but also the final on the line.

The network of 5 branches of the suburban electrician RER also permeates the city, in places duplicates the subway and stretches far beyond the city. Unlike the subway lines, RER lines on the map are fattened and instead of numbers are indicated by the letters of the Latin alphabet. Rer can be used if you decide to go to the suburbs, visit Versailles or Disneyland.

Buses only complement the subway and RER and are much less popular than we have, but they usually go strictly on schedule (naturally, in those moments, when no one runs).

8 tariff rings cover Paris and reaching the most distant suburbs. If you are only interested in the capital, then you will not leave the limits of zones 1-2. In Zone 3 there are neighboring suburbs of Saint-Denis and Vensene. Airports of Charles de Gaulle and Orly, as well as Versailles and Disneyland – this is already 4-5 zones. Further than 5 zones most tourists usually do nothing. If you decide nearly admire the skyscrapers of the office district of Defens and go through his hypermarkets, then know: on RER it is considered the surroundings of Paris and the zone 3, and on the metro – 2.


One ticket for zones 1-2 costs 1.6 euros. You can ride on all types of transport, including the funicular to Montmartre. It is allowed to make an unlimited number of transfers on the subway and RER within Paris, as well as change buses within one and a half hours. Transfer from the bus on the subway can not! A ticket purchased from the bus driver will cost 1.7 euros, but it cannot be transplant.

If you are going to ride from time to time on the subway and buses, then it is better to buy "Book" out of 10 tickets for 11.6 euros. Just do not wear it in your pocket next to mobile, because these tickets are very quickly demagned. However, this problem is known to everyone, and therefore you will easily exchange unused, but already unfasteable tickets at the checkout of any of the metro stations.

If you need to move intensively in Paris only 1 day, it is better to buy a Mobilis subscription acting on all types of transport from 5.30 to o’clock at night: 5.9 euros per zone 1-2, 7.9 euros per zone 1-3, 13.2 euros per zone 1-5 and t.D.

Going to stay in Paris a week? Then it is better to buy Navigo. There are many options for this pass. For example, 17.2 euros will cost Navigo for zones 1-2, 22.7 euros for zones 1-3, 33.4 euros for zones 1-5. In addition, you will have to lay out 5 euros for the card itself. But you can use it when you arrive in Paris next time. Unfortunately, this travel is designed more for Parisians, and not on tourists: it does not act from the day of acquisition, but a calendar week – from Monday to Sunday. The next week, the subscriptions begin to sell on Friday. However, if you need to ride a lot around the city, it is profitable to buy it even on Wednesday (this is, by the way, the last day when you can buy this ticket for the current week). When you go to the cashier, do not forget to take photos of 25×30 mm, because this is a personal ticket, and you can only use it.

Tourists are designed quite disadvantageous Parisvisite, which is valid from any day of the week. It can be bought by 1, 2, 3, 5 days per zone 1-3 or 1-6. It is much more expensive than Navigo, although it gives some discounts in non-specially visited restaurants and minor museums. For example, its value for 1 day: 9 euros per zone 1-3, 18.9 euros per zone 1-6. For 3 days it will cost 20 euros per zone 1-3 and 40.50 per zone 1-6. Such a ticket for 5 days costs 28.9 euros per zone 1-3 and 49.40 by 5 zones. Current tariffs can be seen here.

Footed in Paris until late night? No problem! Get to home with 0.30 to 5.30 You will help you night buses. They go less frequently day and other routes. Schema can be found here. Within one zone, one standard ticket will be required, if you need to break through a few tickets depending on the route.

How to save on trips to Paris

All tickets can be purchased in machine guns and cash desks at metro and RER stations, as well as at some bus stops.


For several years, bicycles have become an excellent alternative to cars that stand in traffic jams and for which it is almost impossible to find parking. Throughout the city, about a distance of 300 meters from each other, the automatic rental points of V are scattered&# 233; lib ‘with thousands of bicycles. Alas, so you like and Parisians, and tourists system is under threat of closing. Serving V&# 233; lib ‘firm suffers huge losses due to vandals. But while these rentals still exist, let them take advantage of.

First you need to register for 1 day (1 euro) or 7 days (5 euros). After you have chosen the desired option, the machine will offer to insert a plastic card and enter the PIN code. Please note that the card must be with a chip: if such credit cards are distributed in Europe, then we give them only the number of banks. Next, follow the instructions in the selected language. The first time on the map will block 150 euros (which will return about two weeks after you finish using bicycle rental). For the first half an hour, nothing to pay extra. If you enjoy one bike more than half an hour, but less than an hour, you will have to give 1 euro, and the following half an hour – 2 euros, and further – 4 euros for every subsequent half an hour.

Owners of the iPhone through the App Store can download a free app that helps make a route, find out the location of the rental stations, check availability of free bikes and get a lot of other useful information.


Taxis can be stopped by raising your hands. Passengers are placed only in the back seat. Travel fee is charged on the meter. The standard tariff is considered as follows: 2.2 euros "Fall" At the expense immediately for the landing (if you take a taxi on a special parking or at the airport, you will have to pay more about euro more), hereinafter – 0.89 euros per kilometer in the city and in the nearest suburbs. From 19 o’clock in the evening to 7 am, as well as on weekends and holidays and day in the airports for kilometers will have to give 1.14 euros. Thus, at the lowest tariff, cross the city will cost about 12 euros. More about 1 euro will have to pay for each bag in the trunk. When traveling for remote suburbs and night trips to the airport will be applied the third tariff – 1.38 euros per kilometer. Taxists accepted to give tips about 5-10% of the account.

How to save on trips to Paris

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