Paris Visite Pass & RER B

By | April 23, 2024 | in

Hi, I am rather confuse for the tickets. I will be arriving via train in Paris Gare de Lyon. If I purchase the tickets for Paris Visite Pass, do I need to purchase in advance or I can purchase it at Gare De Lyon Metro station? Also, does the pass come with RER passes if I only wish to purchase from Zone 1 -3? If it is not included, how can I purchase the additional RER passes to CDG airport?
Thank you!

1 answer

Staff April 23, 2024

You can buy the Paris Visite Pass when you arrive at Gare de Lyon train station, at the Metro or RER station ticket windows.  The 1-3 zone Paris Visite Pass covers both Paris Metro (entire system) and Paris RER (only zones 1-3, see the Paris Metro/RER Zone map).  If you need coverage up to CDG airport, you would need the 1-5 zone Paris Visite pass but it may be cheaper for you to just buy a single-use Paris RER ticket to get from Paris to CDG if you are only making a one-way trip to fly out of Paris.  If you plan on making several trips from Paris city center to outlying areas in zones 4 & 5 (say Versailles, Disneyland, Fontainebleau, etc.) then a 1-5 zone Paris Visite would make sense for you.  Otherwise, I would recommend just buying a 1-3 zone Paris Visite Pass along with a single RER Ticket for Paris to CDG.  You can use the Paris CDG RER ticket any time in the future; it doesn't need to be used on the day of purchase.


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