2024 Paris Olympics and Transportation: How to Avoid the Huge Price Increase

Valérie Pécresse, president of Île-de-France Mobilités, announced in December that the cost of transport tickets will be increased for the 2024 Paris Olympics. This news was met with resistance, prompting the transport authority to clarify that there will be no price increase for residents of Île-de-France.

The increase in fares is intended to fund the reinforcement of transport services due to an expected 10 million visitors to the region during the Olympics. Île-de-France Mobilités has invested 200 million euros in a dedicated transport plan, including a 15% increase in mobility services, without passing the extra cost onto residents.

For 45,000 volunteers, travel will be free, while the 5 million regular users will not experience any changes. However, occasional users of the metro and bus, as well as those using trains and RER in the suburbs, can avoid fare hikes by purchasing tickets before July 20, 2024.

For the rest, the prices will increase as follows: the ticket t+ for metro, tram, and bus will be sold for 4 euros, while train/RER tickets outside of Paris will increase to 6 euros for single use and 4 euros for a booklet of 10 tickets. Bus tickets to the Roissy and Orly airports will increase to 16 euros, and there will be no Navigo day or week passes available during this period.

In order to accommodate travel during the Olympics, a “Paris 2024” pass will be available for 16 euros per day, providing unlimited travel throughout Île-de-France and access to Olympic and Paralympic venues, as well as the two airports. The more days chosen, the lower the price will be.

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