Paris Transportation Zone Map

By | February 6, 2024 | in Maps

Paris and the surrounding area is divided into 5 circular transportation fare zones for use in pricing Paris public transportation passes & multi-use tickets.  This applies to passes used on Paris RER trains, buses, trams and Transilien commuter trains.  Note: These fare zones do not apply to the Paris Metro system!  For the Paris Metro, all Metro lines and all Metro stations are not affected by fare zones.  We can effectively consider Paris Metro trains as operating in a single zone even if the Metro line crosses into zone 2 or zone 3.


Paris fare zones apply to transit passes/multi-use tickets used on RER trains and Transilien trains to Disney, Versailles, CDG/Orly airports, etc. By default Navigo Decouverte passes are 1-5 zones (i.e. all zones). Multi-use tickets like Paris Visite and other passes like Navigo Jour day pass have several fare zone options, like Paris zone 1-3 or Paris zone 1-5. Examples of popular destinations and their zones:

Paris Zone Map

This Paris Train Zone Map (880KB PDF) displays train zones for RER trains, Transilien trains, Trams throughout fare zones 1 to 5 which applies to:

Paris Metro Zone

Paris Metro (urban city subway) is all a single zone even though it has stations in both Zones 1-3 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 Zone 1 and all of the Metro system is a single zone requiring only a single Metro Ticket / Ticket t+ (even if the Metro station you’re at is outside of Zone 1).  Be careful at La Défense when exiting the Metro area.  Be sure to use the Metro exit and not the RER exit, both of which may be available to you due to fences which may be opened at particular times.  A RER ticket is required to pass through RER exit turnstiles, while the Metro exit will not require a ticket and will open with weight or IR operated gates & turnstiles.

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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Paris Transportation Zone Map was last modified: February 6th, 2024 by Ben