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Paris Metro Shifts to Contactless Fare Payments

Since autumn 2021, the booklet of cardboard t+ tickets in Paris will gradually cease to be sold (single t+ tickets remain available). And as many even more convenient solutions exist, that’s good news – for travelers and for the planet! paris metro tickets

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The transit authority has already stopped selling physical T+ ticket booklets for 10 journeys — known as carnets — at a number of stations on the Paris Metro network and says that they will be phased out completely “during 2023”, followed by single journey tickets in either 2024 or 2025.

It is also reducing the number of turnstiles that accept physical tickets and has already seen a decrease in the use of physical tickets from more than two-thirds in 2021 to “well under half now”, according to media reports.

“The dematerialisation of your transport tickets continues, for even freer and more flexible mobility,” IDFM says.

“During 2023, T+ ticket booklets will gradually no longer be available for sale. You may have noticed that they are no longer offered at several stations.”

IDFM also says that it is switching to a wholly digital system to “make life easier for Île-de-France residents” by offering “the possibility of recharging anywhere and at any time”, “faster passage through validators,” and “a range of passes and subscriptions better suited to the different needs and lifestyles of travellers” through its Navigo transit card service.

A wholly digital system will also “preserve the environment” by preventing “millions of tickets from continuing to be thrown on the ground” when “one ticket takes between one and two years to degrade”, IDFM says.

Solutions adapted to your situation to replace the cardboard t+ ticket booklet paris metro tickets

If you are using public transport regularly (but not daily):  Navigo Liberty+!

The Navigo Liberté+ service allows you to move freely on the geographical network of the t+ ticket but also on the Montmartre funicular, OrlyBus and RoissyBus… without ever having to wonder if you have tickets. You are charged the following month for trips that you actually made .

Good to know : 10 journeys made with a Navigo Liberté+ cost a maximum of €14.90, i.e. €2 less than a booklet of t+ tickets.

If you are traveling occasionally:  Navigo Easy


Navigo Easy is the rechargeable, transferable and non-nominative pass, which allows occasional travelers to travel on the network by charging different transport tickets – including t+ tickets individually or in booklets (full or reduced price) , tickets for airports (RoissyBus and OrlyBus) but also special titles (Navigo Day, Forfait Antipollution, etc.).

Are you becoming a regular Ile-de-France traveler?


Opt for a weekly, monthly or annual Navigo subscription. It will allow you to travel freely throughout the network.

What if you don’t want a pass? paris metro tickets

  • On the bus, get a ticket by SMS for 2 euros
  • You can buy your transport tickets directly on an Android phone
  • As for the t+ cardboard ticket: it is still sold individually

The transit authority began rolling out support for contactless ticketing on Android NFC phones in 2019 and announced plans to add support for NFC transit ticketing on Apple devices in February.

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