France - Roissybus CDG-Opera included in Visite Zones 1-6?
Sep 2, 11, 9:17 am
As we know, just because its on the internet doesn't mean its true, but there are a gazillion google links that say the Roissybus CDG-Opera is included in the Visite Zones 1-6 pass.
However, it seems that might be incorrect.
Anyone with (recent) real world experience please?
Sep 2, 11, 1:44 pm
First off, the Paris Visite card is available in Zones 1-3 and Zones 1-5 versions (not 6). But, the good news is that CDG is in zone 5, so you should be covered, especially because the terms state (from this page (http://www.ratp.fr/fr/ratp/c_22599/paris-visite/)):
En fonction des zones que vous choisissez, Paris Visite vous permet de voyager sur :
les lignes du métro
les lignes RER
les lignes de bus d'Île-de-France sauf sur Fileo, les circuits touristiques et navettes Air France
la ligne Orlyval (reliant l'aéroport d'Orly au RER B)
le funiculaire de Montmartre.
Depending on which zones you pick, the Paris Visite pass allows you to travel on:
Paris region bus lines except Fileo, tourist routes and Air France coaches
Orlyval (linking Orly airport to the RER B)
the Montmartre funicular.
I don't have real-world experience with them taking it, but I would imagine someone will come along and say you're golden.
Sep 2, 11, 1:52 pm
As I said, I am looking for a real life experience because what you posted pointedly neglects my question-but thanks anyway.
Sep 2, 11, 2:01 pm
Hey, please be nice on the boards - it's in the FT rules after all. You mentioned you found a bunch of stuff by Googling, but I provided you with a link to the company (RATP) that runs the RoissyBus and translated their information to show that they don't specifically exclude the service from the pass. I understand I can't help you with the real-world experience you asked for, but I was trying to help in some way. Like I said, hopefully someone comes by soon to verify.
Sep 2, 11, 2:20 pm
ok folks, please stay friendly and do not get personal. I just deleted one post which doesn't really contribute to the discussion.
OP asked for real world experience - a FTer tried to help and even translated website from company running that bus. I think that's a perfect and helpful post. that's the way flyertalk works - we're trying to be helpful, others will chime in and add some information. Some posts are helpful, others do not contribute anything or the information is not what you expected ...
but whatever you post here: please behave or you we will apply disciplinary action as per flyertalk TOS (http://www.flyertalk.com/help/rules.php). take any personal discussion to pm. :)
I'm curious to know what information you found that leads you to think it's not included. In my personal experience and also according to the info quoted from the official RATP site, unless the situation has changed very recently, you can still use a zones 1-5 Paris Visite on the Roissybus. It's the Mobilis day pass that can't be used for transport to/from the airports, but the Paris Visite and Navigo (if they're valid for at least zones 1-5) are fine.
Edited to add: The English version of the Paris Visite site says the following:
The Paris Visite travel card is valid for 1, 2, 3 or 5 consecutive days in zones 1-3 or 1-5 (Please note: each day begins at 05:30 and ends at 05:30 the following day).
Depending on which zones you select, Paris Visite allows you to travel on:
RER lines (RATP and SNCF);
Ile-de-France bus lines (RATP and OPTILE), except those circulating on Jetbus, Allobus Roissy CDG, tourist excursion and Air France networks;
the Orlyval line (linking Orly Airport to the RER B);
the Montmartre funicular.
I suspect the confusion may stem from the mention of Allobus Roissy CDG (which is now called Fileo but the name hasn't been updated on the English site); however, that's a different service than the Roissybus.
Sep 3, 11, 11:51 am
Thanks for finding Sight Seeker's Delight! I have just got your payment through and I'm sending you your confirmation email (see below). Will this be your first time to Paris? YES, the Roissybus accepts a travel pass zones 1-5. However, it might be more economical to just pay 10 euros for the Roissybus, and buy a travel pass for less zones.
Sep 5, 11, 8:37 am
Merci de votre visite sur le site de la RATP.
Avec un Passe Paris Visite zones 1 à 5 vous pouvez aller à l'aéroport Roissy Charles de Gaulle.
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Thank you for visiting the website of the RATP.
Paris Visite Pass with zones 1 to 5 you can go to Roissy Charles de Gaulle.
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