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Metro tickets - best option for family for five days

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Metro tickets - best option for family for five days

I'm taking the family over to Paris end of August, two adults two children (15 & 13) and have heard of two types of tickets valid for the metro for us to use for five days (zones 1&2). Am I right in thinking the passé navigo are the cheapest verus the paris visit five day pass?

Thanks.

Edited: 25 July 2014, 10:16
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1. Re: Metro tickets - best option for family for five days

Absolutely. Much cheaper. The only advantage to the Paris Visite is that it can be any consecutive 5 days whereas Navigo has to fall within a Monday to Sunday week. Check vianavigo.com > Tickets and fares to compare all options.

If you are centrally located, enjoy walking and the weather is nice, a pass may be more than you need and you may prefer carnets of tickets t+. Less convenient but cheaper.

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2. Re: Metro tickets - best option for family for five days

Thank you for that and they can be obtained once we jump off the eurostar?

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3. Re: Metro tickets - best option for family for five days

Yes, others will be able to give you details on that as I am not familiar with the inside of the station and where the ticket machines are when you come out of the Eurostar but they're there, somewhere. And don't let anyone help you buy tickets at the machine, it's a scam. They are multilingual and easy to use.

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4. Re: Metro tickets - best option for family for five days

Great tip thanks

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5. Re: Metro tickets - best option for family for five days

From gare du nord to Porte du St. Cloud do you know how many zones this covers.

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6. Re: Metro tickets - best option for family for five days

Both Gare du Nord and Porte de Saint-Cloud are in Paris, therefore they are in zone 1 (all of Paris is in zone 1).

You can view the zones on the interactive map: www.ratp.fr/plan-interactif/carteidf.php…

Edited: 25 July 2014, 20:47
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7. Re: Metro tickets - best option for family for five days

There are very friendly English speaking transport information/tour guides at nearly every metro station. Walk through the Eurostar part of the station to the Metro section before you ask as we got the wrong advice at when we got off the Eurostar. Once in the Metro section - a short walk - you can ask for advice from an info counter or one of the temporary counters around. Use the metro ticket machines not the big yellow ones that ask for zone info. are much easier to use and you can buy 10 or more tickets at a time and get a discount. Not sure if week long passes will be cheaper for you but they weren't for us for 4 days. Best to ask.

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8. Re: Metro tickets - best option for family for five days

The book of ten tickets does each tickets cover zones 1-4?

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9. Re: Metro tickets - best option for family for five days

If by a book of 10 tickets you mean 10 tickets t+ (what is commonly referred to as a métro tickets), they are not zoned except on the RER / suburban trains where they are restricted to zone 1. On the bus, métro and tram, they can be used anywhere (zones 1 through 5).

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10. Re: Metro tickets - best option for family for five days

For instance if you wanted to go to Versailles with a ticket t+ you could easily do so from Porte de Saint-Cloud. Three stops down your line at Pont de Sèvres, you have a direct bus (bus 171) to the château de Versailles so you would use one ticket on the métro and one ticket on the bus.

However someone going to Versailles by RER or suburban train would not be able to use a ticket t+, they would have to buy a specific point to point ticket.