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Cheap Travel with the Paris RER Train

January 14th, 2009 by paris

Seeing Paris on foot is a great way to really get to know the city, but sometimes the distance means you need a different mode of transportation. The Paris RER train is one of the city’s most inexpensive ways to get around. The Réseau Express Régional (RER) commuter rail network not only can get you around the central part of the city, but also to the outlying suburbs as well With five main rail lines, radiating out from the center of Paris, service to Versailles, Disneyland, Charles de Gaulle Airport, and more can all be found cheaply with the RER.

The Paris RER train is interconnected with other public transportation services in Paris, as well. The RER has train stops at SNCF railway stations. In addition, they offer connections with several major Métro transfer points, making using the RER easy, convenient and cheap!

Paris RER train tickets and Métro tickets can be interchanged, within Zones 1 and 2, of the Métro/RER network. You can purchase single trip tickets or save approximately 25% and buy a packet (a carnet) of 10 at a time. However, if you plan on taking multiple trips throughout the day, and would like to increase your transportation options, the Paris Visite Pass is what you’re really looking for!

This travel card will allow you unlimited use of the Paris RER train, the Métro, Parisian buses, tramways, Transilien SNCF trains, Montmartrobus, Montmartre funicular, Optile bus, and Noctambus, all through Paris and other regions. It can be purchased in increments of 1, 2, 3, or 5 consecutive days, to match any length of stay. In addition, you can match your Pass purchase not only to the number of days you’re staying, but the areas you’ll be visiting. Select a Zones 1-3 Pass for travel all through Central Paris. This cost effective means of travel will get you to the Louvre, Notre Dame, and many, many more monuments in the city. Choose Zones 1-6 Pass and also get unlimited travel to the primary suburban tourist areas, like: Versailles, Orly and Charles de Gaulle Airports, and Disneyland. Buy a multi-day Pass and save even more, while enjoying the ease and convenience of the Paris RER train, along with the best of Paris’ public transportation system!

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