After years of loyal service, the T + ticket book is withdrawing. The RATP intends to modernize its offer, by focusing onon dematerialized securities. Since October 14 , many Parisian stations have stopped selling cardboard tickets. However, single tickets will continue to be available to ATMs.
For the Paris transport authority, the goal is to offer new more advantageous and practical alternatives for occasional users and visitors. Goodbye demagnetized or lost tickets, from now on, it is the smartphone and the various cards offered that become the allies of travelers.
A hundred stations
Despite everything, this abandonment will be gradual on the Parisian territory, and only a hundred stations are for the moment concerned. From this Thursday, it will no longer be possible to buy a book of ten tickets. In January 2022 , the end of the sale of t + ticket books to automatic machines will concern 176 additional stations , until the total abandonment in March 2022 at the counters and on the terminals.
For occasional travelers, RATP has launched the Navigo Liberty + . Presented in the form of a card, this pass counts each passage and deducts the amount due at the end of the month. This solution is particularly suitable for those for whom a monthly plan is not the ideal and most economical solution. The trip is charged 1.49 euros , but if you make several trips during the day, you will only pay 7.50 euros at most. If you have a reduced price, each way will cost you 0.74 euros (except Orlybus or Roissybus). If you don't travel the following month, you pay nothing!
To make life easier for tourists, Navigo Easy offers to load several virtual notebooks on a physical pass, marketed at only 2 euros. at stations and stations or in RATP-approved shops, the Navigo Easy allows the loading of single tickets, Navigo Jour, pass and even Navigo Jeunes Week-end. You can also add virtual notebooks in the terminal or on the Bonjour RATP application. It is offered at 14.90 euros, against 16.90 euros for its physical version. Note that the Navigo Easy is valid for 10 years.
Finally, if you prefer to travel by bus, but not every day, you can use your smartphone to buy a ticket, just ask for a breakdown ticket by SMS. When youu see your bus approaching, send Bus (line number) by SMS to 93100 . Concretely, to take bus number 21, send BUS21 before boarding. The controllers will then ask you to present this message to validate the title. The ticket is billed at 2 euros.
For more information, go to RATP website .