Using the Paris Travelcard

Learn where and when you can use your Paris Visite Travelcard, which networks are included and which ‘zones’ you can travel across for free. Find out how to get to and from Paris Airports and make the most of your time in Paris and see the sights stress-free.

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Enjoy stress-free travel with the Paris Travelcard

The Paris Travelcard, or Paris Visite Pass, is valid for the entire duration of your Paris Pass package and can be used on the public transport network at any time of day, any day of the week.

Where can I use the travelcard?

The Paris Visite Travelcard is valid on all public transport networks in central Paris, between zones 1 and 3, including:

✔ Paris Metro

✔ RER

✔ Buses

✔ Trams

✔ SNCF

✔ Montmartre Funicular

How do I activate my Paris travelcard?

Your Paris travelcard will be activated the first time you travel on any transport network. Be aware that the travelcard works on a consecutive day basis, so if you activate your travelcard at 5pm on your first day, this will count as day 1 of your travelcard.

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84% of the most popular Paris museums, monuments and landmarks included in the Paris Pass are in central Paris zone 1 - 3!

Which zones can I travel across? Can I use it from the airport?

The Paris Visite Travelcard includes unlimited travel between zones 1 - 3 which covers all of central Paris and 84% of all Paris attractions included free in the Paris Pass.

Your travel to Palace of Versailles (zone 4), Chateau Fontainbleu (zone 5) and other more rural attractions will have to be supplemented with an extra travel ticket to cover the extra zones.

Travel to and from Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport (zone 5) and Paris Orly Airport (zone 4) is not included in the Paris Visite Travelcard. You will have to supplement the extra zones or arrange for alternative transport into central Paris. If you are travelling to and from CDG it will cost €10.00 on the RER and if you are flying out of ORY it is €12.50 by train and RER.

Click here to download a pdf Metro Map to learn more about Paris zones.

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Best experience ever at the best price I had a wonderful experience with the Paris Pass. I visited all the places that I wanted. I skip all the lines and the price was very reasonable. I wll highly recommend the Paris Pass to any traveler. The hop in and hop off bus was wonderful too. I also used the Paris train and all of these atractions were included in the Paris Pass.
Diana Mcdermott from United States

The best idea ever! No line ups, subway passes, museum passes! Having the Paris pass was a terrific! We weren't familiar with Paris and by having the 2 day hop on, hop off pass, it enabled us to get the lay of the land first! The subway pass was terrific as you go can anywhere! We took a beautiful river boat cruise down the Seine! The best part of the pass was getting into all of the museums without lining up!! The line ups were really long and it was really hot, so walking to the front and just going in paid off royally!!
Karen Davie from Canada