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How do you get around Paris on a budget using public transportation? I break down the Paris transportation system (prices, zones, metro, bus, airport transportation, maps, hours, etc.) and the money-saving Navigo Découvert pass so you can navigate the Paris transportation system with confidence on your first, or next, visit to the Ile de France!

This video covers everything you need to know about navigating Paris’ public transportation system with confidence plus three money-saving tips. 

Questions answered: How do I get around Paris? Where can I buy metro tickets in Paris? How can I travel in Paris on a budget?  How can I get from Charles de Gaulle Airport to Paris city center for the least amount of money? How can I travel from the city to Versailles? How much does the metro, bus, or tram cost? What is the Navigo Decouvert pass, how much does it cost, where can I buy one, and how do I use it? What are the pros and cons of certain transportation methods in paris and what are the hours of operation?

Here’s my guide to understanding Paris Public transportation system & money-saving tips:

0 – 4:10 // Layout of the City & Overview of the Public Transportation System

4:11 – 5:46 // t+ Tickets / Carnet

5:47 – 7:40 // Île-de-France (IDF) Point-to-Point and Airport Tickets (RER trains)

7:41 – 11:45 // Navigo Découvert 
* Correction: I arrived on Friday, not Thursday 😊

11:46 // Bonus tip

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Links mentioned in this video: 

    * 3 Ways to Save Money on Paris Public Transportation - Detailed Blog: http://www.frolicandcourage.com/4-cheap-paris-transportation-options/ 

    * Maps: https://www.ratp.fr/en/plans-lignes 

    * t+ Tickets / Carnet de 10: https://www.ratp.fr/en/titres-et-tarifs/t-tickets

    * Airport to Paris City Center Tickets: https://www.ratp.fr/en/titres-et-tarifs/airport-tickets 

    * RATP - https://www.ratp.fr/en (English translation, other languages available). Find useful information (maps, schedules, operating hours, etc)

Navigo Decouvert 
    * SNCF site in English: https://www.transilien.com/en/page-editoriale/using-the-navigo-decouverte-card
    * RATP site in French: http://www.navigo.fr/titres/le-forfait-navigo-semaine-presentation/ 
    * Paris by Train: https://parisbytrain.com/. This site is perfect for first-time visitors. Explains the Paris transportation network in great detail with pictures, maps, and helpful links. There’s even a section on the Navigo Decouvert pass- https://parisbytrain.com/paris-train-metro-week-pass-navigo-decouverte/
    * Arrondissements: https://www.parisinsidersguide.com/paris-arrondissements.html 

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