• To do once you arrive in the House

Transportation in Paris

Public transportation is easy to use in Paris. The Paris local transport system (RATP : radio autonome de transport parisien). RATP provides travel by metro, bus and tramway, RER (Suburban trains) circulates within the 5 zones of Île-de-France. Public transportation operates between 5.30AM to 1AM every day, except on Fridays and and Saturdays when the metro stays open one hour later. The RER tends to terminate their service earlier than the metro.

Navigo Pass

This is a monthly pass, allowing you to benefit from unlimited travel within Paris, and the suburbs if needed. The pass is valid with any public transportation, Tramway, Bus or Metro. When purchasing the card, pay close attention to the number of zones you will need access to, as the price varies accordingly. The Navigo also offers an annual option, where one can pay in monthly installments. The advantages of this type of pass is that it can be replaced at no additional fee if lost or stolen.

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If you are under 26 years old, you can benefit from a-year students transports pass. This card is 50% cheaper than the normal Navigo Pass. Regardless of the number of zones paid for, you have unlimited travel throughout all Île-de-France (Paris and its suburbs) on weekends, public holidays and school holidays. The pass also gives you preferential movie rates and store reductions.


To subscribe you will have to fill out an application form you can find at any metro station and give a photo, one school enrollment certificate and a RIB (French bank account reference).


  • All zone 1 to 5 will cost 350 euros for a year.
  • Monthly rate normal pass navigo 75,20€ for central Paris and all Zones as of February 17, 2020
  • Weekly rate 22,80€ for central Paris and all Zones as of February 17, 2020.
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SIM card mobile

Here are some SIM cards and phone plan in France

Orange

  • Data: 8GB
  • Calls: 30 mins
  • SMS: 200
  • Validity: 14 days
  • Price: 28 euros

Bouygues

  • Data: 20GB
  • Calls: Unlimited
  • SMS: Unlimited
  • Validity: 30 days
  • Price: 50 euros

Lycamobile

  • Data: 6GB
  • Calls: Unlimited
  • SMS: Unlimited
  • Validity: 30 days
  • Price: 15 euros

SFR

  • Data: 4GB
  • Calls: Unlimited
  • SMS: Unlimited
  • Validity: 30 days
  • Price: 30 euros

Lycamobile

  • Data: 6GB
  • Calls: Unlimited
  • SMS: Unlimited
  • Validity: 30 days
  • Price: 15 euros

SFR

  • Data: 4GB
  • Calls: Unlimited
  • SMS: Unlimited
  • Validity: 30 days
  • Price: 30 euros

Free Mobile card

  • Data: 50GB
  • Calls: Unlimited
  • SMS: Unlimited
  • Validity: 30 days
  • Price: 9,99 euros per month for 1-year subscription, then 19,99 euros the 13th month.