Best buy on Paris' Metro tickets?

Old Sep 16th, 2002, 11:33 AM
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Best buy on Paris' Metro tickets?

For two days, would it be better to buy a booklet of 10 tickets or a day pass? Is there a pass for 2 days? We will be moving around alot. Thanks.

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Old Sep 16th, 2002, 11:38 AM
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Here's the site with the prices so you can compare:

http://www.ratp.fr/
 
Old Sep 16th, 2002, 11:41 AM
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Probably the carnets (10 tickets). There are 1 day passes called Mobilis. If you're going to be doing quite a bit of riding, they can be a better buy but you really have to know before you start that you'll be doing that. By buying carnets, 4 trips on the Metro and bus togeter cost about $3.20. The mobilis ticket costs something like $5.20. The advantage of the mobilis is you can hop on and off buses as each time you get on a bus, you have to use a metro ticket.

So 6 rides a day is about the break even point. More than 6 rides a day makes the mobilis ticket a better buy but that's quite a lot even if you leave in the morning, sightsee, go back to your hotel, go out to dinner, come back to the hotel etc.
 
Old Sep 16th, 2002, 02:15 PM
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I think the MObilis for zones 1-2 is 5 euro and the carnets make one ticket about 1 euro. I thought 1 euro was pretty much 1 USD right now. There's no 2-day pass, 2 Mobilis should do it and makes it convenient to only need one ticket for all day.
 
Old Sep 16th, 2002, 03:05 PM
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There is a pesky statement at www.ratp.fr regarding Mobilis:

"Mobilis est un billet destiné aux Franciliens ...."

Someone posted on Fodors that there were ticket agent who actually enforces this "Franciliens" eligibility and would not sell the pass to tourists.
 
Old Sep 16th, 2002, 04:00 PM
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Isn't the carnet 8 tickets? Maybe its changed since I was there.
 
Old Sep 16th, 2002, 04:06 PM
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Carnet is 10 tickets.
 
Old Sep 16th, 2002, 05:36 PM
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There was a whole thread on this about a month ago. The mobilis is listed on the English language RATP web site with no restriction at all. Besides, according to EU rules, there can be no discrimination against EU members. Thus if a French person can buy it, so can a Dutchman or a Brit. Just because you talk English, they can't tell just what you are.so it is very rare that they refuse to sell you this ticket.
 
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