Questions on Navigo usage

By | February 18, 2020 | in

Some quick questions from a railway enthusiast perspective: firstly does the Navigo have journey sector time limits like the Oyster in London does?  If I enter the system to simple travel around in the zones and / or wait for a specific train which might be a long time, how long is a tap in valid for?  Also... if I am riding trams for "haulage", i.e. getting on a tram one stop then getting off and getting the following tram, is there going to be a problem with repeated tap ins in quick sucession?

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Staff February 18, 2020

If you're talking about Navigo Decouverte, there's no time limit on Navigo journeys as it's an unlimited ride pass for a set duration, most often day or week.  It's not a debit-style of pass where you have a prepaid amount of funds which are debited as you make journeys.
If you're talking about Navigo Easy, then the time limit per tap/journey would be two hours on Metro/RER trains and 90 minutes on buses or trams, including transfers.  Keep in mind that Metro/RER rides cannot transfer to buses/trams on the same "tap" or ticket.  That type of transfer will result in another debit of a ticket.  See more about Paris Metro ticket t+ transfers.
Taps after the time limit would debit another pre-loaded ticket from the Navigo Easy.
You can tap on tram, descend, wait and board the next tram & tap it would still be within the transfer time of the original tap and should not debit another ticket.


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