An unlimited use Paris transit Day Pass (Navigo Jour or “Navigo Day” in French) covers Paris CDG/ORY airports, central Paris, greater Paris area (Versailles, Disneyland, etc.), valid until midnight, is on sale as of January 1, 2018.
Where to Buy Navigo Day Pass
You can buy Navigo Day Pass at any Paris Metro, RER or Transilien ticket office throughout Paris, CDG/ORY Airports and any of Paris’ major train stations:
- Navigo Jour is put on a Navigo Decouverte or Navigo Easy card; there isn’t a dedicated multi-use pass card just for this day pass.
- You can put both a Navigo Week pass and one Navigo Day pass onto the same Decouverte card at the same time.
- You cannot have more than one Day Pass on a Navigo Decouverte card at the same time. If you want to use your Navigo Decouverte card for multiple day passes, you must return to a ticket machine / ticket office and purchase a new day pass each day OR use a Navigo Easy card which allows up to two Navigo Jour/Day pass on the card at any one time.
Navigo Day Pass Price
Navigo Jour prices range from 7.50€ to 17.80€ depending on Paris fare zones of coverage you buy for the day pass.
Day Pass Prices by zones
- All 1-5 zones Day Pass: 17.80€
- Does not cover
- Orly Airport by Orlyval train
- 1-2 zone Day Pass: 7.50€
- 1-3 zone day pass: 10.00€
- Covers all of central Paris plus:
- La Defense
- Chateau de Vincennes
- Boulogne Forest
- 1-4 zone day pass: 12.40€
- Covers all of the above plus:
- Palace of Versailles
How to Buy Navigo Day Pass
To buy a Navigo Day Pass you need a Navigo Decouverte card (buy for 5€ if you don’t already have one) and then buy / load a day pass onto the Navigo card choosing 2 options a) zone coverage b) when you want the day pass active (up to six days in the future):
- Zone Coverage
- You can choose anywhere from 1-2 zones (Central Paris only) to 1-5 zones (entire Paris Metropolitan area + airports) for your Day Pass, depending what coverage you need (see Paris fare zone map for more information). Other Navigo zone coverage options are available such as 1-3, 1-4, 2-3, etc.
- If you’ve arrived at Paris CDG Airport and want to travel to central Paris, you would buy a 1-5 zone day pass for use the same day
- If you’ve arrived in central Paris at one of the major train stations (Gare du Nord, etc.) and wish to travel only within central Paris for the day, you would purchase a 1-2 zone day pass for immediate use
- What day you wish to use the day pass
- Navigo Day Pass can be purchased & used immediately on the same day, or you can buy the day pass for use on a future day, up to six days in advance.
- You must specify which day you want your day pass active at the time of purchase.
- For example, if you arrive on Friday you can purchase Navigo Day Pass on Friday, but for use on Thursday the following week. Or you can buy and use Navigo Day Pass on the same day. Choice is up to you.
- you can put two Navigo Jour onto a single Navigo Easy card, but only one Navigo Day Pass on a Navigo Decouverte card at any time. You cannot load two days of Navigo Day Pass on the same Navigo Decouverte at the same time. If you wanted two days of day passes on Decouverte, you would have to purchase one day pass, use it, then return to any Metro/RER/Transilien ticket window or Paris Metro/RER ticket machine and load/buy another day pass.
How to use Paris Day Pass
With an active Navigo Jour / Day Pass loaded on your Navigo physical contactless smart card (either a Decouverte or a Navigo Easy preloaded ticket card), you approach the fare gates which are either turnstiles with rotating bars, or gates which slide apart in the middle and retract sideways to allow you to pass through. There will be a purple tear drop reader zone on the fare gate, this should be on your right (otherwise you’re opening the neighboring gate), usually on the top or angled surface facing towards you which is where you tap/hold your day pass on for verification/validation of an active Day Pass on your Navigo card. Once this validation has completed, the fare gate will unlock / open for you to pass through towards the train platforms.
Upon arriving at your destination station you may need to use the Navigo Day Pass again, presenting the card at the purple reader zone on the fare gate in order to unlock the gate to pass through and exit the fare-paid zone. Some exits of stations don’t need validation of the Navigo card for exit and are simply pressure sensitive or light activated gates which allow you to pass through when present.
Why use a Day Pass
- Same price as Ticket Mobilis (not considering the price of the physical Navigo card itself, which is 5€)
- Cheaper than comparable Paris Visite 1-day multi-use tickets (aimed at tourists)
- Less easy to lose than a paper ticket
- Convenience of multi-use smart card, you can load both a Navigo Week Pass and a Navigo Day Pass on the same card and use them one after another
- re-chargeable / re-usable
- lasts 10 years
- Ask a question or browse the Paris by Train forums for an answer. (Or visit the forum archive).