Another Metro Pass Option Question

By | April 20, 2023 | in

Hi Ben,
First, thank you for your work and sharing your knowledge here with the incredibly helpful information for visitors to Paris.  It is greatly appreciated.
Wanted to continue the recent thread (~3 days ago) by Richard on a similar inquiry, but required me to log in?  So, sorry I'm starting a new thread.
Would like your opinion for best metro pass option for my situation.
Arriving Wed via CDG and Departing Sun via ORY, so 4 full days with intent to do all the major touristy things, Louvre, Versailles, Orsay, Eiffel, Arc, Champs, Marches, Latin Quarter, etc, so the unlimited feature is very attractive.
The tourist card option for 5 days (no 4 day option) with Zone 5 coverage (74.3 Euros) appears to be the best bet if going the tourist card approach, but doing the math, it seems like I'd have to do a LOT of metro rides, to make it work out.  Not quite feeling this option.
The other option, which I think is a no brainer, would be the 1 week Decouverte Pass for 1 week at 35E all in.  The only downside would be instead of the planned use of the ORLYVAL, I would instead have to take the ORLY BUS, which is not a big deal at all.  Am I missing something?  This seems like a no brainer.  If I went this route, would I have to pay the 11.2 Euros from the Denfert-Rochereau station to take the Orlybus or is it also included?
Thank You.

1 answer

Staff April 20, 2023

Thanks for the kind words and your thorough reading of the articles.  You have passed the Paris transportation pass quiz with flying colors and haven't missed anything!
I would go with your no-brainer option for Orly (which I do myself).  i.e. RER B to Denfert-Rochereau then Orlybus to Orly Airport.  The "Orlybus" Paris-Orly airport bus is included in Navigo week pass so no extra ticket is required.  You can also use Metro 7 to Villejuif Louis Aragon & then Tram 7 to Orly T4 if you're already in South East Paris or along the Metro 7 line.  This journey is also included in Navigo week pass.
Have a great trip to Paris.


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