The Carte Imagine’R is limited to students and young people between the ages of 12-25. It is the best option for those using RATP transportation at least twice a day every weekday (or the equivalent) and living in Paris / Region Ile-de -France for more than 5 months. On weekends and holidays, the card allows free travel to all zones.
Valid for one year, it allows travel on public transport such as Metro, buses, or the RER.
During the week, its user can freely travel in the "zones" defined by its subscription; on weekends, national holidays and during the school holidays, the card "dézonée", authorizing its carrier to travel in all zones of the Paris / Region Ile-de –France.
The card also allows the holder to claim various reductions on other services.
Since 2003 the carte Imagine'R uses the Navigo pass. The validation of the Navigo pass is obligatory with each journey.
You will need to pick up a packet (available at any Paris train station) with the application form before the 1st of September, October, November, December, or January, depending on when you want to start your year. Once you have your packet, carefully fill out your form.
You must have a working French bank account before applying. Once your application is submitted, you will receive your card in the mail within two weeks