Paris ticket "t"
The ticket "t" is the standard single trip ticket for Paris public transit. It can be bought either as a single unit at the price of €1.70, or as a pack of ten, a carnet, at the price of €13.30, a discount of 22%. The companies which operate ticket "t" are the RATP, SNCF and the Optile consortium.
The ticket "t" is not the only ticket used in Paris public transit: daily cards (Mobilis — or Ticket jeunes for young people on weekends), weekly and monthly cards (formerly magnetic carte orange, now (2013) chip-computerized contactless Navigo), and yearly cards (intégrale and imagine R for students) are also available. For tourists needing a pass for a specific length of time, the Paris Visite card is also available.
The ticket "t" can be used as a single trip ticket on:
- The complete Métro network.
- The zone 1 of the RER network (inside the city limits of Paris).
- The complete tramway network.
- The complete RATP bus network, in the city of Paris and its suburbs (except few special lines as explained below).
- Most of the Optile bus network, a union of the private operators of bus lines in Paris outer suburbs.
- The Montmartre funicular.
Exceptions and details on use
On a bus and tramway, a ticket "t+" can usually be used for any single trip, without a transfer, regardless of the length of the trip and for any transfers with a maximum delay of 90 minutes between the first and the last validation, providing the same bus and/or tram line is not taken twice in a row; however, a ticket used for a Metro or RER journey cannot be used for a transfer onto the bus or tram network and vice-versa. The only exceptions are Noctilien night bus lines, Orlybus and Roissybus airport bus shuttles (which do not accept the tickets and require a separate fare), and lines 221, 297, 299, 350, 351, and Balabus, which can require up to three tickets for a journey.
Noctilien night bus can be used with standard ticket "t+"; however, if the trip exceeds a certain length, up to 4 tickets can be required. The system is similar on Optile bus lines, where a second ticket has to be used for any trip longer than five sections (about 12.5 km).
The Orlyval metro shuttle needs a dedicated ticket which is available anywhere in the RATP network. Orlybus and Roissybus, the bus shuttles to Paris airports, also need dedicated tickets.
- (English) RATP website — Page dedicated to the ticket "t".