Carte Orange Paris: Buy advance?

Aug 9th, 2004, 09:08 AM
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Will be in Paris for 2.5 days soon. Wondering if the Mobilis, carte orange, or a carnet of 10 tickets will be most economical to include a return trip from CDG airport via metro & RER train and perhaps a trip to Versailles? Thanks in advance!
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Aug 9th, 2004, 12:32 PM
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The RER trip from CDG-Paris is about 7.8E one way. The RER to Versailles is about 5E return. A carnet is about 10.5E for 10 tickets. (Total = 31E)

A Carte Orange that covers CDG and Versailles (zones 1-5) would be 30.2E. It's about a draw - it would depend on the weekdays of your visit. You can use it Mon-Sun. You can't buy it after Wed. to use that week.

The Mobilis can go to zone 4 (8.8E)(Versailles) but does not cover Paris-CDG trip, just other locations in zone 5. You'd still have to buy the RER tickets for CDG. and either a carnet or a Mobilis zone1-2 (5.3E) (Total= 30E +).

All in all, for 2.5 days it doesn't seem to matter much. The C.O. would be the most convenient, if your visit coincides with the right days of the week. Don't forget to bring a 1x1 inch facial photo for the id card.
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Aug 10th, 2004, 10:09 AM
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If we want to buy a Carte Orange ticket, can we buy it on a Wednesday and use it through Sunday?
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Aug 10th, 2004, 10:10 AM
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Also, will a spare passport photo work for the ID portion of the C.O.?
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Aug 10th, 2004, 10:14 AM
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Yes, Wednesday is the last day to buy it for the current week.
The picture for the CO is a bit smaller than a passport picture but maybe you can cut your face out of the pp picture and it will work.
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Oct 10th, 2004, 10:32 PM
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I'll arrive at Paris (CDG) on Wednesday and leave on Saturday. During this trip, I'd go to Versailles. Here is my cost comparisonbr /> * Cost of Carte Orange for Zones 1-5 = 30.2€;
* Cost of 2 journeys to CDG & Versailles = 7.8*2+5 = 20.6€

Are the above calculations correct? And, is it a good idea for me to get a C.O. for Zones 1-5? (because it only costs me some 10€ for all other journeys)

Also, can I buy a C.O. for the immediate week on Wednesday morning?

Thank you in advance!
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Oct 11th, 2004, 03:41 AM
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Yes, you can buy it on Wednesday for the current week.
I am not sure even the zone 1-5 is valid for CDG which is "Roissy". If it is indeed valid for that then your overall cost would be pretty economical--plus convenient. You would of course, need to buy it immediately upon arrival for your first trip into Paris so you will find out immediately if it is valid for that first leg of your trip.
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Oct 11th, 2004, 07:28 AM
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Thanks for Gretchen's reply.
I've checked on the website of RATP (at www.ratp.fr) found that, as shown on the zone map, CDG Airport is in Zone 5. So does it mean that I can use a C.O. for Zones 1-5 to travel from CDG?
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Jan 21st, 2005, 07:05 AM
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What is the price of the Carte Orange for children (ages 9 and 12).
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Jan 21st, 2005, 07:25 AM
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There is no Carte Orange discount for children. But you may be able to come out ahead if you get the 9yo a Paris Visite. It all depends on how many days you will use public transport, and in how many zones. The index page to RATP fares is

http://www.ratp.info/informer/tarif.php

Nota bene It is uneconomical to buy a Carte Orange for Zone 5 just to get back and forth to CDG (unless your hotel is in Zone 5). The typical requirement is for Zones 1-2, because that covers all of historic Paris. If you want to go to Zone 4 to visit Versailles, for example, then buy a supplement to your Zones 1-2 pass. Obviously, if you just buy a Mobilis every day, then that day's pass can include Zone 4.

The Paris Visite that includes CDG is sometimes cheaper than any other ticket.
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Jan 24th, 2005, 07:30 AM
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I'll be arriving at Orly after 10 pm, will there be (or at the metro Villejuif Louis Aragon) a ticket counter where I can buy a card orange at that time?
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Jan 24th, 2005, 08:38 AM
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There are RATP sales desks in the airport where you can buy all their products. You can get from Orly South to Villejuif-Louis Aragon on Bus 285 until 0h59 according to this timetable:

http://www.ratp.info/orienter/horaires_aero_bus285.php

The tabs at the top of the schedule Les moyens de transport take you to other Orly transport choices.
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Jan 25th, 2005, 01:12 AM
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Merci beaucoup Robespierre
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Jan 25th, 2005, 02:33 PM
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What zone Carte Orange would we need to go to Disneyland Paris and Paris Orly Airport? Thanks.
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Jan 25th, 2005, 04:30 PM
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Disneyland is in Zone 5, but it doesn't make sense to get a Carte Orange unless you're going out there every day. Get a Zone 1-2 for most of your travel and a supplement for the Magic Kingdom.

Orly is in Zone 4, and you can get there several ways (but not directly by RER). Click the tabs next to Les moyens de transports on this page for some ideas:

http://www.ratp.info/orienter/aeroport_orlyval.php
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Jan 25th, 2005, 07:27 PM
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Many thanks Robespierre! Very helpful.
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Jan 26th, 2005, 06:31 PM
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Does the Carte Orange zone 1-4 get us all the way to Orly Airport or must we also purchase an Orlyval Fare for the last section (Antony to Orlyval)? Thanks in advance.
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Jan 27th, 2005, 05:56 AM
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I would interpret this statement to say that the C.O. does -not- cover use of OrlyVal:
"La Carte Orange se compose d'une carte avec une photo et d'un coupon hebdomadaire ou mensuel, qui ouvre droit pendant la période retenue à un nombre illimité de trajets sur toutes les combinaisons choisies entre deux et huit zones tarifaires (à l'exception d'Orlyval)."

http://www.optile.com/guide/carte-orange.html

You could reach Orly directly by:
- Air France coach (about 7.5&euro from Montparnasse or Invalides
- Orlybus from Denfert Rochereau (cost not given)

http://www.transport-idf.com/frontal...itre=aeroports
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Jan 27th, 2005, 06:09 AM
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Here's a map with some of the choices:

http://www.ratp.info/orienter/aeroports.php#

Orlyval is a service that will get you to the airport from Antony on the RER. But the city bus connections (183, 285, and 292) on the page I previously linked don't cost anything if you have a Zone 4 pass.
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Jan 27th, 2005, 06:17 AM
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Sorry, that should have been

http://www.ratp.info/picts/plans/gif/reseaux/aeroport.gif
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