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1. Posted by Mel. (Travel Guru 4567 posts) 7y

What is the best way, to pay for public transport, in Paris?
Is there a day pass, or a multi ticket deal, which would be more economical, than buying tickets individually.

Mel

2. Posted by oslaue (Full Member 571 posts) 7y

what you can buy on london tube you can buy on paris underground which is infact rated as the best underground system in the whole world!,

1 day travel card, 3 day, 7 days travel cards are ready available.

[ Edit: Edited on Feb 21, 2007, at 1:19 AM by oslaue ]

3. Posted by rotravel (Budding Member 11 posts) 7y

Paris has one of the best transporting networks in Europe.
I suggest you should buy a 5 or 7 day pass, according to the area you stay in and you can travel by bus, sub and RER (which is the best!) .
For a 5 day pass , zone 3, I spent 27.20 euros last month and it was quite cheap.
Enjoy!

4. Posted by tway (Travel Guru 7274 posts) 7y

If you're staying a week or more, bring a passport photo and get the Carte Orange. Be sure to ask for the plastic card to put your photo on, too. This enables you to travel all week for the set price Parisians pay.

5. Posted by Mel. (Travel Guru 4567 posts) 7y

Thanks for the info, but I will only be in Paris, for 2 days.

Mel

6. Posted by clarife (Respected Member 294 posts) 7y

Mel, Paris is a city that's best enjoyed on foot,but the Metro is so good you will find yourself jumping on and off loads! You can buy a carnet of 10 tickets for roughly €10.50, wereas metro tickets are usually €1.40 a ticket, so a carnet of 10 tickets is likely to be your best value for 2 days unless you have limited mobility, are pressed for time, or are staying a long way from tourist attractions. Do you know were you are staying?

7. Posted by Mel. (Travel Guru 4567 posts) 7y

Hello Clarife

Thanks for the infro
Can I get the metro, from the airport, to the centre of Paris.
I am staying in a hostel. I have not yet checked exactly where. It is in the centre.

Mel

8. Posted by clarife (Respected Member 294 posts) 7y

I know, I just loved it! We just left the main doors of charles de gaulle and jumped directly on a bus which cost us €8.50 each - but it brings you right into the city centre just outside one of the main shopping Centres - Gallary Lafayette. I'm nearly positive you can get the metro to the centre but from the metro maps we used - but I don't know were exactly it is. Enjoy anyway

9. Posted by Mel. (Travel Guru 4567 posts) 7y

Thanks Clarife!!!!

10. Posted by pinkgirlie (Full Member 121 posts) 7y

Quoting Mel.

Hello Clarife

Thanks for the infro
Can I get the metro, from the airport, to the centre of Paris.
I am staying in a hostel. I have not yet checked exactly where. It is in the centre.

Mel

Hi Mel

My boyfriend and I caught the metro from the airport to our hotel in the city centre. It was really easy. The terminals are really far apart, but there is a free bus system that runs around the airport. From memory I think we landed at Terminal 1 and the Metro station was terminal 3 (or vice versa). It was about a 10 minute bus journey. The train that travels from the airport is run by a different line to the metro so you buy a ticket for that one, and then at the metro station when you get to the centre you need a different ticket, but all becomes clear once you're there.

If I were you I'd find where your hostel is as there may well be a metro station really near, and you'll need to know which line to catch.

Paris is really nice to walk around and we did the majority on foot. Nothing's too far away (unless you're travelling out of the centre to Euro Disney etc).

If you travel around using the metro we found you only pay every time you enter or leave a station, so you're pretty free to hop on and off the different lines until there's something you want to see.

Have a great time, it's a beautiful city and I thoroughly recommend climbing the Eiffel Tower at night. The queues are much shorter, the view is breathtaking and it's really reasonnably priced!

Sarah.