RER E map
Beware of Pickpockets
Pickpockets are unfortunately very well implemented on the Parisian metro network. Around 100 new snatching cases are held by the police in Paris every day. That doesn’t mean that you should be worried nor avoid taking the metro, but you should be extremely careful, more than you usually are. Having a wallet or a phone stolen while traveling on a metro line in Paris without noticing it on the moment, is something that happens many times a day, so you should take your precautions to not be the next victim. The parisian police highly recommends to travel with anti-theft bags. Those bags are manufactured in a way that it makes it very different to open them quickly to take what is inside. Therefore, it is extremely difficult for the pickpockets to deal with those bags. Different sizes are available, from the backpacks (available here), to the handbags (here is how it looks like) or shoulder bags (example here).
RER E Overview
RER E crosses the city of Paris from the east to the train station of Saint-Lazare. It is mostly used by people living in the eastern suburbs to go to Paris.
Launched in 1999, it is the newest and the shortest RER line, with a length of 56 kilometers.
Tourist attractions on RER E
There is no major tourist attractions located on the RER E line.
RER E stations
RER E serves only 2 stations inside the boarders of Paris, which are also the only 2 major ones of the line. They are both connected to an important transportation site.
- Haussmann – Saint-Lazare station serves the Gare Saint-Lazare train station. It is located close to the Grands Magasins, Printemps and Galeries Lafayette stores.
- Magenta station is connected to Gare du Nord, the biggest train station of Paris, where you can take the Eurostar to London. It also offers good connections to other RER and metro lines.
Airports and Train Stations on RER E
- Metro line 3, metro line 9, metro line 12, metro line 13, metro line 14 and RER A at Haussmann – St-Lazare.
- Metro line 2, metro line 4, metro line 5, RER B and RER D at Magenta.
RER E Ticket price
If you take the RER E within the borders of Paris, then the standard metro ticket price applies, €1.90. However, be careful, you will have to pay more if you travel outside of Paris. A ticket from Paris to the Val de Fontenay, for example, costs €2.75.
If you plan to use the metro and RER more than once a day, it might be a better idea to buy The Paris Pass. You will have unlimited access to the bus, metro and RER network within Paris. The Paris Pass also includes FREE entrance to the Louvre Museum, the Palace of Versailles, the Arc de Triomphe and many other monuments and attractions in Paris.
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RER E timetable
You can check the schedule of the RER E line on the site of Transilien.