Posted by Diane
Ottawa
1156 posts

My understanding is that the Orlybus is covered for all passes (except Mobilis), but the Orlyval train is not. Maybe someone else can tell you if the RATP kiosk at Orly sells these.

Posted by Tim
Minneapolis, MN, USA
8646 posts

Yes, the pass is good on the Orlybus. And it also is good on the Orlyval driverless shuttle train. However, the pass is overpriced. There are cheaper transportation options. Which pass (if any) will be best for you depends upon the answers to the following questions: Will you depart from Orly or CDG? Or will you depart by train from central Paris? What day of the week will you arrive and what day of the week will you depart? Do you plan to visit Versailles?

Posted by Ogun
Istanbul, Turkey
6 posts

Thanks for your answer Tim. I will be arrive on March 5 afternoon. I want to get full pass (Paris + suburb + airports) because I will use OrlyBus from Orly to Paris (5th of March) and Paris to Orly (9th of March). I don't know whether I will visit Versailles but I will definetly visit Disneyland (It requires full pass, doesn't it?). So roughly 7€ Orly to Paris 14,20€ Disneyland (Return Ticket) 7€ Paris to Orly -----------------
Total: 28,20€ Full pass price is 56,05€ (56,05 - 28,20 = 27,85€) Do 27,85€ good price for Unlimited Travel Pass for 5 days on Paris? Should I try to alternative transportation options?

Posted by Nigel
East Midlands, England
8760 posts

It will depend on how much you use the bus and Métro. You can get 10 tickets in a carnet for 12,70€, so each trip is 1,27€. You'll do the maths.

Posted by Ogun
Istanbul, Turkey
6 posts

Hmmmm... I don't think I will use bus or train 20 times in five days so I won't get Travel Pass. Thanks all for your help...

Posted by Tim
Minneapolis, MN, USA
8646 posts

For your time in Paris the best travel pass is the zone 1-5 Navigo Semaine. It costs €33.90. It's good Monday-Sunday. You load it on a re-usable passe Navigo Decouverte card which costs €5.00 and is good for ten years. You must attach a 3.5 cm x 4.1 cm color photo to the card. Scan your passport photo or any headshot color photo you have of yourself and print a copy in the appropriate size. You can buy the passe Navigo Decouverte card at Orly and load a Navigo Semaine on it there. It will cover your ride to Disneyland Paris and it will cover your ride to Versailles, should you choose to go there. (However, with your limited time in Paris and with a trip to Disneyland taking up most of a day, I suggest that you skip Versailles in favor of more time in Paris.) Tickets from a ten-ticket carnet are good anywhere the Metro goes (some lines end in zone 3) and on the RER in zone 1 (all of central Paris) and provide unlimited transfers until you exit the system. They provide bus transfers up to 90 minutes after boarding the first bus, but you cannot transfer between bus and Metro/RER on one ticket. They also are good on the Montmartre funiculaire that goes up the hill to the Basilique du Sacre-Coeur. If you don't have a pass, the cheapest way to get from Orly to anywhere in central Paris is to take the airport shuttle bus (€2.50) to the Pont de Rungis RER station and the RER C from there into Paris where you can transfer to other RER lines and/or Metro lines as needed. A single ticket from Pont de Rungis to aywhere in central Paris costs €4.00. By way of comparison, the Orlybus costs €7.00. And after you get to Denfert-Rochereau you will have to buy a single ticket (€1.70) or use a ticket from a carnet to get to your hotel by Metro and/or RER.

Posted by Dina
Fontainebleau, France
893 posts

Just to clarify - the Navigo will cover the Orlybus, but it will not cover the Orlyval. Only the Paris Visite will cover that.

Posted by Tim
Minneapolis, MN, USA
8646 posts

Dina, Thanks for correcting me about the Navigo Semaine. I simply assumed it was good on the Orlyval - and assumptions can be dangerous!

Posted by Ogun
Istanbul, Turkey
6 posts

Thank you all, especially Tim for your detailed answer.