You can buy
your metro ticket from the ticket office or self-service
machines. A single ticket will cost you €1.70 or you can
pay €13.30 for a book of 10 this is called a 'Carnet'.
One ticket covers any journey within the central Paris
Metro system including line changes. The machines have
instructions in English.
To determine which line you want to take for
your journey you should follow these simple
View you metro plan/map to identify
your nearest station - this will be the starting point of your journey, then
find the station nearest your final destination.
Now find the lines that connect your departure and destination stations on the map. If they are on the same line you will only need to use one train If they are on different lines choose the best route between the two and determine where you will need change/transfer lines to continue your journey. For most journeys within Metropolitan Paris two trains should normally be enough to get you there.
When you travel on a line it will be numbered
as the example below - these signs are for line
10. When you arrive in a station on a particular line, in this case line 10, you will be given the option of two directions which are identified by their destination stations, Gare d'Austerlitz & Boulogne in this example, so all you need to do is identify where your destination station lies and choose the corresponding direction.
Below is a fairly typical entrance into the metro system, this ones for for lines 5 & 10.You have to feed your ticket into the slot on the turnstile and retrieve it to continue your journey.
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