Getting Around

One of the attributes which makes Paris so appealing and convenient is its transport network, and in particular its metro system. The 16 lines which serve the city make it incredibly easy and quick to reach most parts of Paris, and to add to that at a very reasonable price.

The single ticket price (as of 1 January 1 2014) is 1,70€, which allows you to change as many times as you like as long as you remain within the system. A monthly pass is called a ‘carte orange’ or a ‘pass navigo’, which is the newer version similar to the Oyster card system used in London, and is also very reasonable in price. Pricing depends upon which zones you choose and reductions are available to students with the ‘imagine R’ pass, and for those who work within Paris half the amount of their transport costs are normally reimbursed by the company you work for. It is the ‘RATP’ who run the metro and transport system and the RAPT website provides more specific pricing information.