Paris Metro to accept WeChat Pay– public transportation enables mobile payments

RATP, which runs the Paris Metro in France, has announced that Chinese tourists can pay by WeChat to buy e-tickets for Paris Metro traffic and redeem tickets at the Manual ticket window at the metro station.

Visitors can search or scan QR codes via WeChat, find the relevant small program and select the “Paris” page, it said.

Among the “transportation” options, there are many kinds of tickets to choose from, such as Paris sightseeing pass, Paris metro one way ticket and airport special line.
Upon completion of the payment, RATP will send a barcode to the email address, and visitors can exchange tickets at the Manual ticket window of the metro station with a barcode.

The Paris public transport system has a long history. The metro system is more than 100 years old and currently has 14 lines, mainly operating in the small Paris area.
At present, the total length of the Paris Metro is 215 km (133.6 miles), there are 14 main lines, 2 branches, a total of 380 stations, 87 rendezvous stations.
The Arc de Triomphe, the Louvre, the Notre Dam De Paris, the Champs Elysées and other major attractions and commercial neighborhoods can be reached by Metro.

In recent years, the number of Chinese tourists to France has been growing, with more than 2.3 million Chinese tourists visiting France in 2018. To this end, many French transport services and tourist attractions in the WeChat platform launched the Chinese official public number, for Chinese tourists to provide transportation,
tourism information and ticket purchase services.
With the continuous upgrading of Chinese consumer demand, third-party mobile payment platforms are also actively promoting the expansion of overseas markets.