Is RER same as Metro?

RER (Réseau Express Régional) is basically a part of the metro system aimed at travellers to or from the Parisian suburbs. The RER network only has few stations in Paris (all of which are also metro stations). The tickets (and passes) are exactly the same.

The RER is a regional express train and is not the same thing as the Paris Metro (Metropolitain) subway system. Tickets within the limits of Paris are interchangeable for metro, bus or RER, and for tram system which is only on the outskirts of the city.

One may also ask, what is RER train? RER” is an acronymn for Réseau Express Régional, or Regional Express Network, and refers to the rapid transit system which serves Paris and its surrounding suburbs. The RER currently has five lines, A-E, and is operated by an entirely different company than the Paris metro.

Similarly, you may ask, can RER tickets be used on Metro?

When taking a RER train strictly within central Paris Zone 1 (visible in the first RER Map), you can use basic Paris Metro tickets for travel on the RER. Travel beyond Paris Zone 1 on the RER requires a special ticket: a Billet Ile-de-France.

How do you use the RER and Metro in Paris?

300 stations ensure that you are never far from a Metro entrance while in Paris. If you wish to travel to nearby suburbs use the RER regional express network (run by the RATP and SNCF). RER ″B″ serves Charles de Gaulle and Orly airports while Disneyland is served by RER ″A″ and Versailles by RER ″C″.

Can I buy RER tickets in advance?

You can’t buy RER tickets in advance but you also don’t want to wait in line; that line can easily be an hour; been there done that. Buy them from a machine at the RER station.

Can you buy RER tickets online?

Only multi-use Paris Metro/RER passes can be purchased online ahead of time. Single use RER tickets such as for the RER B from CDG to Paris, can only be purchased at ticket windows, offices and vending machines within Paris.

Does the Paris metro go to Versailles?

Metro lines serve Paris and the RER is a train system which serves Paris and its suburbs. Depending on where your hotel is located, it will take you between 60 to 90 minutes to travel from Paris to Versailles by train. Most of the time you reach the train station of Versailles in 1 hour.

How long are RER tickets good for?

1½ hours

How much is a 3 day Metro pass in Paris?

Paris Visite Number of days Zones 1-3 Zones 1-5 1 € 12.30 € 22.85 2 € 20.00 € 34.70 3 € 27.3 € 48.65 5 € 39.30 € 59.50

Is the Paris Metro safe?

The Parisian Metro is considered safe by most visitors, but passengers should be aware of safety points when using the public transport. Key Facts: Pickpockets are active on the Metro network ( particularly in line 1 : the most touristic one) Certain stations have become known as crime ‘hot spots’

What does RER stand for?

respiratory exchange ratio

Where can I buy RER tickets at CDG?

An RER train ticket from CDG Airport to central Paris costs 10.30€, which you can purchase with euro coins and bills/notes, or with an accepted debit or credit card. You may wait in line at the ticket office and buy your ticket with cash euros or a debit or credit card, or you may buy your ticket from a ticket machine.

How do I buy RER tickets?

You can buy RER tickets from ticket windows and ticket vending machines (Billetterie Ile-de-France) at any Paris Metro station, at large train stations (such as Gare de Lyon, Gare du Nord), at RER train stations and Transilien train stations (suburban trains to destinations like Versailles & Fontainebleau).

Are metro tickets valid on RER?

Paris Metro tickets are valid for travel on Paris transport/transit including: Paris Metro (subway) Paris RER Train (within Zone 1) Tramways.

What is the difference between RER and Metro in Paris?

– RER has a few dozen stops in central Paris (most stops are in the surrounding communities), the metro has over 300 stops in central Paris (and only few in the suburbs). – Metro lines are indicated by a number (1 to 14), RER lines have a letter (A, B, C, D, E).

Does Paris Metro pass include RER?

The Paris Visite Pass (Travelcard) is included free in the Paris Pass package and is valid to use for journeys in central Paris on the Metro, RER, Buses, Trams and SNCF.

How do I buy a metro card?

You can buy MetroCards at all subway stations, at the Station Booth or at MetroCard Vending Machines. MetroCards are also available at selected local merchants, at our mobile service vehicles, and through employers with pre-tax transit benefits programs.

Where can I buy RATP tickets?

T+ tickets can be purchased: at our ticket desks and automatic vending machines, located in all our metro, bus, tram, and RER stations (single tickets or packs of 10), at RATP authorised retailers (packs of 10), in the food service bar of certain TGV train lines (single tickets or packs of 10),