Published on January 24, 2011 Updated on April 20, 2015

UPEC university is accessible in public transports : métro, bus, RER...

Accessing Upec
by metro: line 8 (direction: Créteil Préfecture), station: Créteil Université
by RER: line D (direction: Melun), station: Le Vert de Maisons

Rates and travel passes for public transports in Ile-de-France region
Paris and its outskirts are divided into transport zones (zones 1 to 4).  For example: Paris = zones 1 and 2.  If you live in Paris and you take the metro to get to Créteil, all you need is a pass for zones 1-2.
When travelling, you must identify the line (e.g. line 8), the direction (e.g. Créteil Préfecture) and the station (e.g. Créteil Université).

The metro, bus and tramway                           
- 1 ticket =  €1.70
- 1 ticket strip (10 tickets) =  €12

RER ticket prices vary depending on the destination station.  In intra-city Paris, the price is the same as for the metro.

Navigo card
This card allows you to use public transports in Ile-de-France region with no journey limitations, within a perimeter determined according to the number of zones selected.  There are two types of cards:
- weekly (valid for 1 week from Monday to Sunday)
- monthly (valid for 1 month)

Zones    Weekly  card    Monthly card
1 - 2    €18.35     €60.40
1 - 3    €23.85     €78.20
1 - 4    €29.05     €95.50

Imagine R card
This card is similar to the orange card, for students under 26 only.  It is valid for 12 months.  At weekends, on bank holidays and during the school holidays you have access to the entire Ile-de-France region, whatever zones you have chosen.
If you live in Val de Marne, the County Council refunds 50% of the price of the card.

Zones     Annual card    Monthly card
1 - 2    €298.70     €32.30
1 - 3    €414.20     €45.13
1 - 4    €530          €58

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Travelling in France
France has an efficient and comfortable railway network, in particular owing to the high speed train lines.  It is therefore easy to travel using this mode of transport, from one town to another and even long distance: a 4 hour train journey separates Marseille, at the southern-most point of France, from Lille, in the most northern point of the country (approximately 1000 km).
Many national and international airlines in each French city allow you to reach any destination in the world easily.
The motorway and road infrastructures are also of excellent quality, with, in particular, a network of picturesque B-roads, which allows those who take the trouble to discover all the charms of rural France.
It is not a problem to use your national driving licence in France. Speed limits are 45 or 50 km/hr in built-up areas, 90 km/hr on roads and 130 km/hr on motorways.  A second-hand car in good condition rarely costs less than 3000 euros, but you can rent a recent vehicle anywhere.