Great website! What is best pass for me and my son (aged 9).
We are arriving at CDG on Sunday (lunchtime), wish to travel by public transport into Paris, do a number of tourist trips (just in Paris city area) on next few days and leave Wednesday afternoon back to airport? Priorities are price and simplicity. Thanks.
I would recommend the Navigo Easy, one for yourself and one for your son with the following tickets loaded:
- Roissybus x2 (one to Paris, one for return to CDG)
- a carnet (booklet) of 10 single-use Ticket t+
This will cover your travel from CDG Roissypole (the bus terminal at CDG, close to T1/T3) to Opéra in central Paris (and back). There are bus stops for Roissybus at the other terminals but I prefer to get on at the origin of the bus while it's stationary at the terminus. It's more relaxed and you should be guaranteed a seat for the ride.
There's a small discount for putting the Roissybus tickets on a Navigo Easy, but there are no child fares. Each ticket is 12€.
For the booklet/carnet of 10 Ticket t+ (good for Metro and RER in zone 1) there is a child discount for 9 & under, so be sure to ask for that for your son's card.
You can purchase the Navigo Easy card from the large ticket window inside the Roissypole building (serving T1/T3 ground transportation customers) close to the escalators down to the RER B trains. The bus loop is nearby, just a minute walk outside.
If you end up needing more than 10 one-way rides inside Paris, you can top-up the Navigo Easy card with more Ticket t+ at any automated ticket machine at Metro/RER stations. You can buy individual tickets or booklets of 10 to add to your card.
Have a great visit.