Traveling on a Budget in Comfort – From Beginner to Ninja

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We’ve been budget travelers since our 20s. In the beginning, we thought about budget travel in terms of hostels and taking public transportation. However, as we’ve become more experienced travelers, we’ve found a whole new side to traveling on the cheap, and one that doesn’t involve sacrificing comfort.

Beginner budget travelers

If you’re a beginner budget traveler you’ll:

– Stay in hostels or cheap hotels.
– Ditch travel agents in favor of booking flights yourself.
– Fly budget airlines.
– Visit museums on free days/nights.
Use public transport.
– Occasionally end up suckered into common, avoidable newbie travel mistakes.
– Use TripAdvisor for reviews.

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Intermediate budget travelers

– Start using AirBnb.

– Use sites like Priceline to get 4 star hotels for 2 star prices.

– You no longer get suckered into extra charges and insurances you don’t really need.

– You’re usually over 25 at this point, and can now book rental cars at rates that rival public transportation for getting around longer distances.

– Start booking day tours locally rather than in advance.

– Start using sites like Yelp or Four Square for reviews written by locals.

– Become interested in doing more quirky and local events as part of your travel, rather than hitting well-trodden highlights. Learn how to find these events.

– Start being interesting in specific neighborhoods as well as cities as a whole.

– Start finding your own cool stuff as you go, rather than relying on reviews.

– Time your travel to get the best value e.g., you do 7 nights because you can get weekly rates on a car and accommodation.

– Sign up for airfare alerts and get some awesome deals.

– You know to avoid traveling at peak periods like Christmas or holiday weekends. Know the seasons for travel for different destinations that provide the best combination of weather and pricing.

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Advanced budget travelers.

– You negotiate with owners on AirBnB or use alternatives like craigslist, house sitting, or house swapping.

– Use Best Rate Guarantees to get completely free hotel nights.

– Stack coupon codes with cashback portals. For example, if booking on Priceline, I might use a 10% off coupon, plus get 6% cashback through a cashback portal. My favorite portal is ShopAtHome. I find them more reliable and like their customer service better than some others I’ve tried. They have a cashback match feature that allows me to request a match to other portals offering better rates. I often end up using this for Priceline bookings via their site.

– Go for deals like the Southwest Companion Pass. If you acquire 110,000 Southwest points in a calendar year, you can get a companion pass allowing you to take a designated companion for free when you fly Southwest. The pass is good for the rest of the year you earn it, and all of the following year. The required amount of points is a lot, but most people achieve it by getting two Southwest credit cards when they each have 50K point sign up bonuses, plus a little bit of real or manufactured spend. We have this pass but, if you’re interested in this, please check the specific terms and conditions at the time rather than relying on my brief description.

– Add ita matrix to your flight search repertoire.

– Book mistake fares and get deals that are beyond awesome and full on crazy.

Notes:

This post isn’t meant to shame people who are at the beginner stage. I tend to think you need to go through the stages in order to acquire the skills and experience you need to jump up to the next stage. Just reading isn’t necessarily going to allow you to jump up to advanced, without some actual travel experience. Also, we still make plenty of mistakes!

Other resources on this topic

– Newbie travel mistakes you can avoid.

– Flyertalk forums for advanced travel tips.

– Miles and points blogs like Frequent Miler and Doctor of Credit.

– BRG deals blogs (just google), for learning how to save big using Best Rate Guarantees.

What to Pack for Hawaii

What to Pack for Hawaii

We’ve spent a cumulative total of around 4 months in Hawaii on various dream trips, and here’s what we’ve learned about what to bring to Hawaii and what to leave behind.

The beauty of packing for Hawaii is, since Hawaii is still America, it’s easy to buy anything you’ve forgotten and you’ll still be familiar with the stores and brands available. However, our complete Hawaii packing list will make sure you’ll know how to dress in Hawaii, and have your Hawaii packing checklist sorted.  You’ll even find a downloadable/printable Hawaii packing list at the end of the post.

What to Wear in Hawaii

The temperatures in Hawaii don’t vary much from summer to winter, or between day and night time.  What to wear in Hawaii in January is going to be much the same as what to wear in Hawaii in July.  You’ll only need one warm item per person, such as a hoodie, or a wrap, if you’re wanting your Hawaii wardrobe to be more stylish.
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Staying in Hotels with a Newborn Baby

We’ve stayed in 4 hotels already with our sweet, 6 week old baby. She is a great traveler and loves hotels. Just like adults, she seems to enjoy a change of scenery and especially enjoys all the colorful artwork common in hotel rooms and lobbies.

Here are some of the things we’ve learned so far.

Late check-out is awesome.

Hotels will often be accommodated if you request a late checkout due to your baby’s nap or feeding times. However there are some other ways to access late checkout.

– Various credit cards come with complimentary mid tier hotel loyalty program status. For example, I have SPG Gold through my Amex Platinum and therefore get 4pm checkout at Starwood i.e., SPG properties (Sheratons, Westins etc).  Continue reading “Staying in Hotels with a Newborn Baby”

Flying / Travel with Newborn Baby – What We Learned

We recently took our first flight with our sweet, 6 week old baby. She’s a very easy baby so we’ve been lucky. Here is what we learned from our first experience of flying with a baby.

Using Your Car Seat on a Plane, Rental Cars, and Uber

I was clueless that it was possible to use a car seat without the base until another family travel blogger mentioned it! We consulted our car seat manual (downloaded from the internet as we got given by carseat by a friend) to find out how to do the install, and practiced at home a few times.

At home, we have the car seat installed in the middle seat to minimize the risks of any side impact. However the general thinking is that when installing without the base, it’s easiest to do it on the side. Therefore we did it on the side. We made the mistake of installing it on the road side of the car. Next time, we’ll remember to install it on the pavement side of the car, to make it safer when getting the baby in and out.

We installed the car in our rental car and also used it on the flight. Neither of our flights were completely full so we were able to use the car seat on the plane, in the window seat. Even though our baby was technically a lap infant without her own ticket, we asked the gate agent if there would be room for us to take the car seat on board and use a seat. The window sear is safer than the aisle seat for a baby as falling luggage in bad turbulence would be dangerous to the baby. If the flights had been full, we would have gate-checked the car seat.

Obtain a boarding pass for your infant at the airport.

We needed to obtain and boarding pass for the baby at the airport by presenting her birth certificate and our i.d.

The birth certificate is needed to prove the baby is under 2 years old, even though she is clearly a tiny newborn. Southwest are apparently particularly sticklers for enforcing the requirement for the age documentation at the airport. You can also use the baby’s immunization record as proof of age according to Southwest.

Family Boarding Rocks

We flew Southwest and were able to do priority boarding between the A and B boarding groups, regardless of the boarding position shown on our boarding passes. There was seating close to the gate for family boarders too.

Holding your infant in your lap in a narrow seat is exhausting.

The baby sat in her car seat for most of the outbound flight and about half of the return flight. The flights were only 2.5 hours and there were two of us adults. However it’s much more tiring to hold your infant in an airplane seat than it is stretched out at home. I nursed her on the plane, and it’s very cramped even though we had the whole row and she is only a 6 week old. Even a transcon seems like it would be challenging holding the baby the entire way. I’m definitely not looking forward to and transpacific flights back to New Zealand.

Why is Pre-Check Always Closed?

When carrying a car seat, the baby needs to come out of the car seat and be held as you go through airport security. The car seat has to go face down on the xray belt.

I have TSA pre-check so the baby and I can theoretically go through security without removing laptops, shoes and <3oz liquids. Baby's do not need their own pre-check but they cannot use Global Entry without having their own (involving paying the fee and going to the interview.) Both times we went through security the pre-check lanes were closed. I have bad luck with pre-check. Since I've had it, I've only been able to use it less than 20% of the time since either the lane is closed or it's not available at the airport / gate area I am at. In most situations the pre-check lane has been closed because the flight was either early morning or evening. We were able to use a family boarding lane on the outbound flight to skip the longer line. Still, taking everything out of our bags when we weren't expecting to need to, as well as taking the baby out of the car seat was hard work and slow.

Rain sounds app to the Rescue.

The only time the baby cracked up was when we went through security. I guess we were stressed out by the process and she picked up on it. I used a rain sounds app on my phone to quiet her down.

Coastal highlights of Brittany, France

Once upon a time, Brittany used to be known solely for family summer camping holidays, however nowadays it is a multi-functional holiday destination in its own right, with plentiful accommodation options on offer, plenty to see and do, and a friendly, laid-back atmosphere throughout the region.

Brittany is located in the north-west of France, which is lapped by the English Channel to its northern portion, with the beautiful Bay of Biscay towards the southern reaches. With over 1000km of coastline to enjoy, there are plentiful highlights, and simply heading off for a coastal walk will fill your camera with memories to remember your trip by, as well as plentiful exercise!

On top of the stunning and rugged coastline this region boasts, there is also the historical capital of the region, Rennes, and many small islands to explore just off the mainland too. A holiday in Brittany will certainly be of the old fashioned type – namely, getting out into the fresh air, enjoying every single drop of sunshine, and heading back to your accommodation at night, thoroughly exhausted!

Brittany’s Emerald Coast is perhaps the most famous part of the region, and this encompasses the north-eastern area, running from Dinard and Cancale. Here you will find those iconic high, rugged cliffs, with rocky coastline to explore; this kids will love checking out those naturally forming rock pools, and seeing what they can find there, as well as the white-sand beaches to totally relax on. You can find many walking trails around here, and mountain biking trails too.

Along the northern part of the region you will find the Cotes d’Armor, and this is where you will discover the stunning Pink Granite Coast. The name gives away much of what you will find here, as the rocky coastline, which runs for around 30km, has a pink hue to it, which is particularly stunning during sunset and sunrise. The impossible blue of the sea adds to the drama of the scene before you, and this region is particularly famous for family holidays, not least because it is very easily accessible from the UK. You can easily walk along much of the area, with swimming, cycling, paddling, horse riding, and sailing activities all on offer; if sailing is your thing, head to the centre at Perros-Guirec.

We mentioned that Brittany has many small islands just off shore, and these should certainly form part of your holiday exploration. The Morbihan Coast in the south of the region gives you easy access to many of these small islands, including St-Cado, Ile d’Arz, and Ile Aux Moines.

Of course, the coastline doesn’t give you the entire story, and simply heading a few miles inland will also show you plenty of beauty and drama. Audierne should be on your visit list, a charming and quaint destination, as well as Vitre, which is known as the Village of Books, before heading just north to the stunning castle at Fougeres. Rennes itself should be on that list too.

Put simply, the dramatic coastline which Brittany boasts isn’t the end of the story, and you don’t have to head off in a tent if you don’t want to – this beautiful region of France is packed with highlights to enjoy.

Image by Stephane Goldstein under Creative Commons license.

How to make your visit to Istanbul as cheap as chips.

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This post was written by our friend Nicky who currently lives in Turkey.

If you read my part 1 on Istanbul then you will know that I have fallen in love with this huge and bustling city. I have to admit, I was a little worried about money before going away, because my experience of cities has always been that they cost more, and that my purse seems to turn into a bucket with holes in. Surprisingly however, this wasn’t the case with Istanbul.

I’m not going to lie, you can make it expensive if you really want to, but if you know where to go and what to do, you can cut costs drastically.

We stayed in Taksim, as I mentioned before, and instead of heading out to big restaurants or fast food outlets for meals, we tried to go more towards traditional street food instead, which was seriously delicious. I’m quite a picky eater, and maybe it was the constant walking that simply made me so hungry, but I wolfed down everything that was put into my hands!

Chicken wraps, meatballs and salad in a baguette, simit (savoury bread), and fish sandwiches, these were all my favourites, especially the meatball baguette, which only cost a tiny 5tl each (around £1.50) and was filling and seriously delicious!

Yes, you can head to large restaurants if you want to, but these aren’t really needed if you want to cut costs. Breakfast is also a great way to fill up, with a traditional Turkish breakfast equating to quite a feast.

In terms of getting around, we stuck to our feet, and whilst I had very aching toes at the end of each day, I saw much more. Walking down Taksim’s famous Istiklal Street, we wove through crowds, grabbing a Starbucks to caffeinate me from one side to the other, before heading down a scarily steep hill towards the Galata Bridge, past the beautiful Galata Tower en-route. From here, we walked over the water (not literally), towards Eminonu, and took in the stunning skyline. The seagulls are rather vicious around this part of town it’s worth noting, so don’t wave any bread around!

From here you can get a ferry over to the Asian side of the city, or simply take a Bosphorus cruise; this might sound like a touristy thing to do but it’s a must do all the same – we managed to get on a cruise that came back just as the sun was setting, and the sight was simply breath-taking. Dolphins were seen in the Bosphorus on the way back too, which really made my day, and all for just 12tl each.

If you do choose to head over the Asian side, which is a must, then you’ll be surprised at the low cost of the ferry. You will need to buy an Istanbul Card, which basically you pre-load up with cash and you can use it on any public transport, including ferries, Metro, and buses. The ferry from Europe to Asia cost 3.50tl – literally nothing!

We didn’t do too much of the touristy things, because this is where you will pay money; for instance, to visit Hagia Sofia, you will pay 30tl each, however you can sit and drink cay (tea) at the foot of the huge Bosphorus bridge for around 3tl – the sight is just as magical. Blue Mosque is free to enter, so if you are in Sultanahmet, certainly head there.

Put simply, there is so much to see and do in Istanbul that you could visit for a week and not see it all, what you do need to do is decide what it is you want to check out, so you’re not wandering around aimlessly. We found walking around was the best ticket, because a) it’s free, and b) the city is so beautiful, it’s the best way to take it all in.

Don’t be afraid of the size of Istanbul, it is one destination you will simply fall in love with.

Image by Guillén Pérez under Creative Commons license.

Istanbul – take me back!

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This post written by our friend Nicki who currently lives in Turkey.

There are some places in the world that you simply just connect with, places which you arrive in and you instantly feel excited, alive, even at home, and when the time comes for you to leave, you feel sad, almost like you’re leaving somewhere special. This was how I felt when I left Istanbul.

I live in Turkey, so it’s not as though I was totally alien to Turkish culture; I live in the south coast resort of Marmaris, and whilst it is Turkish, obviously, it is quite westernised, due to the influence of tourism. Istanbul? A totally different beast.

It’s not the first time I have visited the city; I did head there about five years ago with a friend, but I saw so little, because I was overwhelmed by the size of the place – fast forward a few years and I was very much up for an adventure.

We know that Istanbul is the only city on the planet to stand in two continents – half of the city is in Europe, and half is in Asia, with a road link via the massive Bosphorus bridge. Whilst driving over the bridge is something special, especially when you see that ‘Welcome to Asia’ or ‘Welcome to Europe’ sign, and you literally have one leg in one continent and one in the other, I found heading over on the ferry to be the most majestic way to travel, not least the cheapest, but more of that later.

I visited Istanbul in early February, just after a cold snap which saw snow falling on the city; this isn’t unusual during the winter months, however I was treated to mild, sunny weather, apart from one day which saw a deluge so severe I thought I was going to have to swim back. Travelling around the city isn’t something anyone should be concerned about, because it is so easy. A lone female traveller would have no problem getting around, however I did visit with my Turkish partner, so perhaps I found things easier, without the need to use my broken Turkish.

We stayed in Taksim, in the heart of the European side. Unlike most cities in the world, which seem to have a centre, and then several off-shoots of smaller areas, Istanbul simply goes on seemingly forever, a very large area of extreme business. The traffic was gridlocked for much of the time wherever we went, to the point where the Metro was the best option, as well as our good old feet. Taksim however is a great central point to stay, because it is so close to everything. Whilst Sultanahmet is the historic part of the city, home to the simply majestic Blue Mosque and Hagia Sofia, it isn’t as central as Taksim, and the nightlife isn’t as vibrant.

Finding an apartment wasn’t difficult, because there was so much choice, and you can make it as cheap or expensive as you like. There are countless hostels on offer if you want a bargain option, however many of these have shared bathrooms, which we weren’t so keen on, so we settled on a very central apartment called Budak Residence. A fantastic little place, almost like a home from home, and it was surprisingly cheap to – for five nights, we paid 270tl, which works out at around £65.

This was the theme of our holiday overall really, how to make it cheap.

So, if you’re looking for tips on visiting this beautiful melting pot of culture on a budget, let me be your guide.

Image by Antonio Campoy under Creative Commons license.

Highlights of Madrid

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As far as capital cities go, Madrid is up there as one of the best. Spain’s capital is packed with beautiful architecture, history, and culture, and if you are an architecture fan then the buildings will make you weep. Art fans will love the plentiful galleries around the city, and of course, nightlife is vibrant and busy, as you would expect from a large city.

Located in central Spain, Madrid is full of elegance, from the parks which are dotted around its expanse, to the regular streets, including the impressive Plaza Mayor, where you can check out traditional city life, with people watching a fantastic way to spend an hour or two, with a coffee in hand.

Of course, every city has its highlights, so if you’re lucky enough to be heading to this beautiful and elegant city sometime soon, then make sure you check out these suggestions.

Prado National Museum
Art fans will love this impressive museum, housing one of the largest collections of many different types of art in the world, including Goya and Rafael, to name just two. Half a day will suffice for fans who simply want to browse, however big art fans should certainly dedicate a day to enjoying the large expanse of this building and it’s contents. The other perk is that this gallery is easy to reach via the hop on and off bus, which is a great way to see the major sights regardless.

Retiro Park
If you’re busy exploring the museums and galleries around Madrid and you need a spot of rest and relaxation, head to this beautiful urban park, packed with beautiful fountains, cafes, and surrounded by a large lake. There are often performers and entertainers to pass the time, giving you the ideal chance to enjoy the plentiful sunshine that Madrid enjoys.

Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum
One of the most famous museums in Europe stands in Madrid, and it’s a definite must visit for fans of art, or those who simply have a passing fancy. There is a small fee to enter, but it’s entirely worth it, displaying art form the 13th to 20th centuries, with many types on offer, such as baroque and renaissance. At least half a day is needed here, and you can take advantage of the audio guide to help you learn a little more. Not as stuffy as some galleries can be, this is a great, laid-back choice.

Royal Palace of Madrid
The official residence of the Royal Family of Spain, this is an opulent, stunning, and downright beautiful place to visit. There are over 2000 rooms which are all decorated in luxury, to the point where the décor and buildings will make you want to simply move there! Buy the Madrid Card to help you with sightseeing costs, and you can also skip the line to a degree here too, because unless you get here early, you will be queueing for a while.

Santiago Bernabeu
Whether you’re a football fan or not, the home of Real Madrid is a must visit. Of course, you could try and get tickets for a game, which you will need to do well in advance from reputable places, such as the club Box Office itself, or you could just go for the stadium tour, which is certainly worth the entrance fee. The stadium itself is huge, seating over 80,000 people, and simply standing in the middle of it is enough to make you feel like a championship winner yourself!

Plaza de Cibeles
Sometimes simply looking at something beautiful is enough, and you don’t need to be exploring and walking around a place to enjoy it. Plaza de Cibeles is packed with statues and old buildings, full of history, and also a great meeting place to boot.

These are just a few of Madrid’s many highlights to enjoy, and a few days within the city will certainly make you want to head back again!

Romantic Things to Do in Barcelona

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Barcelona is one of Europe’s most popular short-break destinations. It is a big city, yet a long weekend is the ideal amount of time for a visit. If you add the fact that the weather is usually quite nice all year round and that there are beaches, you have a potentially great destination for a romantic weekend away. Let’s look at options for romantic things to do during your weekend in Spain’s second city.

A nice idea is to explore and get to know the city on a small scooter. There is no other way that allows you to be this close together while making your way through the city. When you are doing this, there are several recommended spots to visit. The first and foremost place for a stop is La Sagrada Familia, Barcelona’s famous and enormous cathedral. You should go to the top – there is a lift – and enjoy the views together. Looking out over the city from one of the bell tower’s is definitely something you will remember. A spiral staircase takes you down. If you need one, this is an ideal excuse to hold hands!

The next suggested place to go to is the Passeig de Colom in Port Vell. Here you can go for a seafront walk, lined with palm trees, which is incredibly beautiful and romantic during sunset. When the sun has set, head towards a tapas restaurant for dinner. You won’t have to search for long; they are everywhere. However, a highly recommended place for tapas is Cera 23. Make sure to make a reservation though.

If you can’t get enough of walking, you can always go to the beach or to a park. What about a picnic in Parc de la Ciutadella? Not a lot of things are more romantic than a picnic under a large tree, with live flamenco music in the background. You can buy your fresh food at Mercat de Santa Caterina or Mercat de la Boqueria.

Talking about flamenco music; the Spanish people are famous for their passionate dances. A suggested activity to do for couples is taking a dance class and learn how to dance the salsa or flamenco. You could, of course, also go watch other people dance, while enjoying a glass of Spanish wine.

A very romantic place in Barcelona is the Magic Fountains of Montjuïc. They are located in front of the Barcelona Palace and there are light and music shows on Friday and Saturday evenings. Another water-related activity is going on a cruise. Barcelona is located on the shore of the blue Mediterranean Sea. You have a lot of cruise options, from sunset cruises to jazz cruises and catamaran cruises for two. Just imagine being the captain of your own boat for an afternoon and hit the sea with just the two of you.

For a short break in Barcelona, the best option is to stay in the central city so you can enjoy all those romantic late night walks and long leisurely outdoor dinners. As well as considering brands you know, local chains such as HCC offer affordable options e.g., HCC St. Moritz**** (in Barcelona). You won’t spend much time in your hotel so there is no point in paying a fortune. Try to adjust your body clock to staying up late, so that you can make the most of the warm Barcelona evenings.

Getting to and around Barcelona is easy. It can easily be reached by air from pretty much any decently sized European city, as well as from major cities around the globe. Barcelona has an airconditioned metro, with 6 color coded lines. Another somewhat romantic for short trips 3 wheel cycle taxis. The tram can be romantic, when it’s not crowded.

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This post was written in association with hcchotels.

How Much Does the Paris Metro Cost – Ticket Prices 2016

There are five types of Paris Metro tickets available.

1. Single rides.

The 2016 price for a single ticket is 1,80 Euro.

2. 10 ride ticket.

A 10 ride ticket is 14,10 Euro or 1,41 Euro per ride for adults, 7,05 Euro for a child under 10 yrs for 10 tickets.

3. A daily unlimited pass – The Mobilis Pass.

Zone 1 and 2: 7 Euro.
Zone 1-3: 9,30 Euro.
Zone 1-4: 11,50 Euro.
Zone 1-5 (doesn’t include the airports): 16,60 Euro.

Buy from a ticket machine or over the counter at the station or from a station agent.

Note: If you’re under 26 and in Paris on a weekend or public holiday, you can get a cheaper 1 day unlimited pass called a ticket jeunes. Buy over the counter or from a ticket machine at the station or from a station agent.

4. A weekly pass that runs Monday to Sunday (see comment from reader Richard at bottom of article)

To get this weekly pass aimed at locals, you’ll need to get a Navigo card (as in NAVI GO). This is similar to London’s Oyster card. It’s a reusable card that you load your pass on to. The pass runs from Monday to Sunday. You can purchase the pass from Friday for the following week.

The Navigo card itself is 5 Euro, and you can by it at the station from the attendant. The prices below don’t include the cost of the purchasing the Navigo card.

AllZones 1-5: 21,25 Euro.
Zones 2-3: 19,80 Euro.
Zones 3-4: 19,00 Euro.
Zones 4-5: 18,45 Euro.

Zone 4 will get you to and from Orly Airport and Versailles on this Navigo card.
Zone 5 will get you to and from Charles de Gaulle Airport.

As you’ll see below, if you are arriving on a Monday, this is much cheaper than getting the tourist pass, even including the 5 Euro fee for the card.

You must have a 2.5cm tall x 2cm wide photo to buy the Navigo card but you can just print this using a home printer before your trip.

5. 1 day, 2 day, 3 day, or 5 day unlimited pass (that starts the day you buy it) aimed at tourists – called Visite passes.

These are aimed at tourists and priced accordingly. You can buy these for either zones 1-3 (central Paris) or zones 1-5 (which includes the RER to the airport, getting to Euro Disney, and getting to Versailles). Below the price for 3 zones is listed first and the price for all 5 zones is listed second.

1 Day: 11,15 Euro, 23,50 Euro
2 Day: 18,15 Euro, 35,70 Euro
3 Day: 24,80 Euro, 50.05 Euro
5 Day: 35,70 Euro, 61,25 Euro

Tickets for Children?

Children under 4 (0-3 inclusive) ride free. If your child looks under 4, they’re likely to ride free.

10 ride tickets and the Tourist Visite passes are half price for children. There are no child discounts on the other passes or single tickets.

For the Visite Tourist passes, children aged 4-12 inclusive are half price.

For the 10 ride passes, children 4-9 inclusive are half price.

Please note – this is an extremely popular post. We unfortunately can’t answer additional questions on this topic, as we spend too much time each day on email already 🙂