Navigo Day Pass

By | December 8, 2018 | in Passes Tickets

A Navigo Day Pass for Paris that covers Paris airports, central Paris, greater Paris area (Versailles, etc.) is finally available to buy.

Navigo Day Pass

Navigo Day Pass – Where to Buy

You can buy a Navigo Day Pass at any Paris Metro, RER or Transilien ticket office throughout Paris, CDG/ORY Airports and any of Paris’ major train stations

  • Buy at CDG Airport Train stations
  • at Orly Airport bus station
  • at Paris Train stations: Gare du Nord, Gare de Lyon, Gare Montparnasse, etc.
  • at any Paris Metro station ticket window
  • at any Paris RER station ticket window
  • at any Transilien train station ticket window
Navigo Day Pass

Navigo Day Pass – Price

Navigo Day Pass 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

How to Buy Navigo Day Pass

To buy a Navigo Day Pass you purchase a blank Navigo Decouverte card for 5€ and load a day pass onto the card choosing 2 options a) zone coverage b) day when you want to use the day pass:

  • How many zones of coverage desired for the day pass from 1-2 (single zone) or 1-5 (all Paris fare zones). 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 at 1-5 zone day pass for the same day
    • If you’ve arrived in central Paris by train and wish to travel only within central Paris for the day, you would purchase a 1-2 zone day pass
  • 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 only have one Navigo Day Pass on your Navigo card at any time.  You cannot load two days of Navigo Day Pass on the same Navigo card.  If you wanted two days of day passes, 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 for your Navigo card when there is not active day pass loaded onto your Navigo card

How Navigo Day Pass Works

After purchasing a Navigo physical contactless smart card, loaded with an active Navigo Day Pass (from any Paris Metro/RER/Transilien ticket window) you approach the fare gates which are either turnstiles with rotating bars, or gates which part in the middle and retract sideways to allow you to pass through.  There will be a purple circular zone on the right-hand side of the fare 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.

Navigo Turnstile Paris

Photo credit: Greenski

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 Navigo 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


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Navigo Day Pass was last modified: December 8th, 2018 by Ben Lam