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Metro ticket advice please

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Metro ticket advice please

Hello. My girlfriend and I will be in Paris for three days, staying near Notre Dame. We intend using the Metro to get around, but are not sure of the various ticket options. The furthest we want to go is to Montmartre (if a 'zone'structure applies?).

Please could you advise which ticket option is the best for a three day stay? Is there an unlimited three day Metro pass or similar ticket available?

Thanks!

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1. Re: Metro ticket advice please

Most people will buy a 'carnet' or set of 10 tickets and share those; buy another one if you run out... 13.30€ per carnet, good for all bus, metro, tram, RER in Paris.

www.vianavigo.com/en/tickets-and-fares/

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2. Re: Metro ticket advice please

All of Paris is zone 1 and the ordinary t+ metro ticket/bus ticket will take you anywhere the metro goes even if it occasionally laps into zone 3. For the RER outside of Paris you need specific point to point tickets e.g. Paris-Melun.

The Paris Visite Pass is a rip off; for such a short stay and so centrally located you will do best to just get a carnet of ordinary tickets for 13.70 and share them and then buy another if you run out. We use the metro to get to distant points e.g. Montmartre, Eiffel Tower and then walk in the area using them only for the long commute back (although strolling back from both of these distant points is a great way to spend an hour.

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3. Re: Metro ticket advice please

On a related note, is it still true that ticket machines at the Metros aren't American credit-card friendly? I visited Paris (briefly) once before and remember having to go to the manned counter b/c my card wasn't recognized.

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4. Re: Metro ticket advice please

That depends upon your card. Kiosks will only read chipped cards. Many US banks now issue chipped cards.

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5. Re: Metro ticket advice please

The machines will not read magnetic strip cards; they might read chipped cards but that will depend on whether the particular card is connected to the system. We had a chipped card years ago that would not work in the machines.

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6. Re: Metro ticket advice please

These days, most Metro stations do not have a staffed counter for ticket sales. Instead, there are banks of ticket machines that will work in English. We were not sure whether our card would work, so we just used cash.

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