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Paris Metro/RER-Carnet Tickets cover how many zones?

Mar 22nd, 2005, 04:35 AM
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Paris Metro/RER-Carnet Tickets cover how many zones?

According to the RATP website using what I assume is a carnet ticket allows you to, in their words, use the RER (RATP and SNCF) within Paris.

Does "within Paris" include all 7 "zones" shown on the usual Metro/RER map or only a couple of them?

Thanks very much.
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Mar 22nd, 2005, 04:55 AM
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My understanding was that a standard metro ticket, the type you can buy in a carnet, is good for zones 1 and 2, which cover all of the city of Paris within the Peripherique.
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Mar 22nd, 2005, 05:00 AM
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Zone 1 covers Paris itself (i.e. arrondissements 1-20).

Zone 2 includes the inner suburbs immediately adjacent to Paris proper.

The metro tickets that you buy in a carnet are valid for these two zones only - this is as far as the metro network goes anyway. Any further and you'll need to take the RER (or tram or bus, depending), and buy a separate ticket for the journey.

What is shown as zones 1-7 on the RER map is the Ile de France region, which comprises the city of Paris (postcodes beginning 75) and the departments of Seine et Marne (77), Yvelines (78), Essonne (91), Hauts de Seine (92), Seine St-Denis (93), Val de Marne (94) and Val d'Oise (95).
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Mar 22nd, 2005, 05:03 AM
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Thanks very much for the information..greatly appreciated.
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Mar 22nd, 2005, 05:06 AM
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Hi int,

A carnet is a book of 10 metro tickets. Each ticket is valid within the city.

A carte is a metro pass. You can purchase them for various zones.

To what are you referring?

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Mar 22nd, 2005, 05:33 AM
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Only interested in carnet tickets as stated in the title of the post.
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Mar 22nd, 2005, 05:55 AM
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Does anyone know what zone St. Denis Basicilla is in? Thanks.
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Mar 22nd, 2005, 05:59 AM
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It's actually slightly more complicated than simply "the 20 arrondissements" because most suburban buses are included.

For details, refer to

http://www.ratp.info/informer/ticket_t.php
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Mar 22nd, 2005, 06:02 AM
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St-D is in zone 3. You can get there with a 't' ticket on Ligne 13.
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Mar 22nd, 2005, 06:04 AM
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The basilica is in zone 2. Take Metro line 13 (direction Saint Denis-Universite) to Basilique de St.-Denis.
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Mar 22nd, 2005, 06:11 AM
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Zone 3. See the map titled "RER IdF" at

http://www.ratp.info/orienter/tous_plans_pdf.php
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Mar 22nd, 2005, 06:12 AM
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Thank you for the information. I am planning on purchasing a carnet for the first several days and then Carte Orange for the following week. Versailles will be only outside city trip so plan to purchase separate ticket. Is there any reason to buy a museum pass for Sunday when most museums will be free? I appreciate your help.
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Mar 22nd, 2005, 06:13 AM
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Is a "t" ticket the same kind of ticket that is contained in the carnet of 10 tickets? Now, this seems somewhat unclear...look at the above posts...

with a ticket from the carnet I am told I can travel in Zones 1 and 2; you are saying that a "t" ticket will get me into Zone 3...????? HELP!!
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Mar 22nd, 2005, 06:29 AM
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The "t" ticket is a single ticket, whether you buy one or ten.

A ticket will take you anywhere the METRO system goes, including Basilique de St Denis, regardless of whether it's zone 2 or 3.

If you want to use the RER system, then the zones become more particular - you will need a supplement for zones 3 and outward, or a Carte Orange/ Paris Visite pass that covers the zones needed.
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Mar 22nd, 2005, 06:55 AM
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benitakaren - intrepid1

It might be well to remember that a "Mobilis" pass is cheaper than four single tickets (five at the carnet price). So if you want to do something like visit the monuments up and down the Seine on the Balabus on a Sunday afternoon and then go up and tour Montmartre on the Montmartrobus and ride the Funicular railway, a pass is a smart buy.

For those under 26, a Ticket Jeunes is even cheaper for a weekend day or holiday.
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Mar 22nd, 2005, 07:07 AM
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Hi int,

A metro ticket allows you to ride all of the metro trains, from one end to the other, as long as you don't exit the system.

See http://www.ratp.info/informer/anglais/index.php

click "metro map".
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Mar 22nd, 2005, 09:13 AM
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I stand corrected. Robespierre is right. The basilica is in zone 3.
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Mar 22nd, 2005, 10:39 AM
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There are several places in zone 3 with metro stops (they are not just in zone 1-2), but the point is you don't have to know zones with the metro -- wherever a metro goes, you can use those carnet tickets, as Travelnut says. There is no limitation for zones with the metro lines.

Just understand the difference in a metro stop and an RER stop (sometimes they are both at one location, but not always) and the metro train vs. RER train.
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