Your question: What is the difference between the RER and the Metro in Paris?

Is the RER the metro?

RER (Réseau Express Régional) is basically a part of the metro system aimed at travellers to or from the Parisian suburbs. If you have a look at the maps (see you will see that the RER connects the suburbs and surrounding area (airports, disneyland, etc) to Paris.

How do I pay for RER?

You can buy RER tickets from ticket windows and ticket vending machines (Billetterie Ile-de-France) at any Paris Metro station, at large train stations (such as Gare de Lyon, Gare du Nord), at RER train stations and Transilien train stations (suburban trains to destinations like Versailles & Fontainebleau).

Is the RER fast?

The Réseau Express Régional (English: Regional Express Network), commonly abbreviated RER (French pronunciation: ​[ɛʁ. ə. ɛʁ]), is a hybrid commuter rail and rapid transit system serving Paris and its suburbs.

Réseau Express Régional.

Top speed 140 km/h (87 mph)
showVector map of the network showing the outline of Île-de-France

How do you use the RER in Paris?

Riding RER trains

Keep the ticket with you, since you’ll need it to exit through the turnstiles at your destination. Using a Paris-Visite pass is just like using a cardboard ticket: Insert the small plastic “coupon” or ticket that comes with your pass into the turnstile, retrieve it, and keep it with you.

Is the Metro in Paris 24 hours?

Paris Metro hours run from roughly 05:30 to 00:40 (5:30am – 12:40am) Sunday thru Thursday and 05:30 – 01:40 on Fridays, Saturdays and on days before a holiday.

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