During the 2024 Olympics, the price of a metro ticket will double, including for residents of the Paris region.
The summer promises to be tough for Ile-de-France residents who will take public transport. In addition to the massive influx of tourists expected for the 2024 Olympic Games, estimated at around 16 million by the Paris Tourist and Convention Office, they will also have to deal with a significant increase in prices. The price of metro tickets will almost double from July 20 to September 8, 2024, going from 2.10 euros to 4 euros, and that of a book of 10 tickets to €32 compared to €16.90 currently.
How can such an increase be justified?
This XXL increase in prices is justified by a strengthening of supply during this period. RATP has in fact planned to increase the number of trains in circulation at an additional cost estimated at around 200 million euros. Not to mention that this constitutes a way of amortizing the significant investments made in the network in recent years. For the occasion, two new packages will also be introduced, a daily one at €16 and a weekly one at €70, the bill therefore promises to be steep for people who will be passing through the capital.
Valérie Pécresse, President of the Île-de-France Regional Council, explains on this subject on X.com: “On the occasion of the Olympic and Paralympic Games, Île-de-France Mobilités will considerably increase its transport offering. There is no question of Ile-de-France residents paying this cost“. However, Le Parisien reveals that the cost of the monthly Navigo pass will also increase from January 1, 2024, reaching €86.40, which corresponds to a further increase of €2.30.
Is it possible to escape this price increase?
Despite Valérie Pécresse’s declarations that the additional cost will not be imposed on residents of the Paris region, no exemption is envisaged, and anyone wishing to acquire a transport ticket during the 2024 Olympics will have to pay the new increased rate. The only solution mentioned is to anticipate your purchases. A major communication campaign is also planned to encourage Ile-de-France residents to add tickets to their Navigo Easy card before the new pricing comes into force. You have been warned…
Source : Release