Paris Transportation Zone Map

By | July 9, 2008 | in Maps

Paris and the surrounding area is divided into 5 circular zones for use in pricing public transportation passes.  Travel into the 5th and farthest zone is the most expensive, while zones 1-2, central Paris, are the least expensive.  Examples of popular destinations and their zones:

This Paris Transportation Zone Map (200KB PDF) displays Fare Zones 1 to 5 which apply to:

Paris Metro (urban city subway) is entirely contained in Zones 1-2 as shown on this more detailed zone map including Paris Metro, RER and Transilien (intercity) trains (900KB PDF, opens a new window).  Paris Metro tickets are valid for travel anywhere within zones 1-2.  (Be careful at La Défense when exiting the Metro.  Be sure to use the Metro exit and not the RER exit, both of which will generally be available to you.  An RER ticket is required to pass through RER exit turnstiles, while the Metro exit will not require a ticket.)

What’s visible on the Zones map:

  • Fare Zones (“Zones Tarifaires”) 1 through 5
  • RER A, RER B, RER C, D, E train lines
  • RER & Transilien train network in Ile-de-France (administrative region around Paris)
  • Station names along all RER/Translien train lines
  • Connections (“Correspondances”) and transfer possible between different RER, Transilien, and RER to Transilien trains
  • Shuttle bus (“navettes bus”) from RER C station: Pont de Rungis and Orly Airport
  • Orlyval train to Paris-Orly Airport between RER B station: Antony and Orly West / Orly South airport terminals, which requires a special fare (“tarification spéciale”)
  • Major tourist sites (“Sites touristiques”) accessible from certain stations

(Zone map courtesy of RATP)


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