Paris Metro Pass

By | October 10, 2018 | in Passes Tickets

Paris Metro Pass Overview

To buy a Paris Metro Pass good for Paris Metro, Trains, Buses, and Trams one would buy either a Navigo Découverte Pass or a Paris Visite Pass.

Which Paris Metro Pass you choose depends on what day of the week you arrive in Paris and how far outside of central Paris you want to travel on Paris Public Transportation.

Navigo Découverte


Paris Visite Pass

Paris Visite Pass 5-day 3-zone

  • Paris Visite Duration, Zones and Prices:
    • 1, 2, 3, 5 day pass available for Paris Visite Pass
      • starts any day of the week
    • 1-3 zone (Central Paris + La Défense, see zone map)
    • 1-5 zone (CDG/ORY airports, Versailles, Disneyland, etc.)
    • Paris Visite Prices range from:
      • for 1 day 1-3 zone
      • for 5 day 1-5 zone
      • children prices (4-9 years, 3 & under free) are discounted ~50%
      • for 1 day 1-3 zone
      • for 5 day 1-5 zone
    • Includes discounts to a handful of tourist attractions around Paris

Which Paris Metro Pass to choose?

Two big factors in which Paris Metro Pass to choose are:

  • The day of week you arrive in Paris
  • How many days you will stay in Paris
  • To a lesser extent: which Paris airport you arrive at

How many days you stay in Paris and the day of week you arrive in Paris are the two biggest factors in choosing a Paris Metro Pass to buy.

If you arrive between Monday and Thursday, Navigo Découverte is always the best choice if you plan on staying more than 1 day in Paris.

Navigo, as a week pass, is only on sale for the current week up until Thursday midnight.  After Thursday midnight, all Navigo week pass sales (made from Friday 00:00 till Sunday 23:59) are only valid for travel for the following week starting Monday 00:01.  Example: if you purchase Navigo on Friday at noon, you cannot use the Navigo week pass until Monday morning.

One can buy Navigo Day Pass any day of the week and use Navigo Day Pass  immediately until 23:59 that same day (or until end of Night Bus service if you’re using night buses, ending around 04:30 in the morning).

You cannot have more than one day of Navigo Day Pass on your Navigo card.  If you need Navigo Day Pass for two days, you need to buy Navigo Day Pass again the following day if you want another day of Navigo pass usage.

Navigo Day Pass is valid on RER B trains from CDG Airport to Paris city center and from Paris city center to CDG Airport on RER B.

Navigo Day Pass is valid for Orly Airport to Paris on the Orlybus or Tram 7 (from Villejuif – Louis Aragon station terminus of Metro line 7)



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Paris Metro Pass was last modified: October 11th, 2018 by Ben Lam