Transportation to and from Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport
What is the distance from Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport to the centre of Paris?
The distance to Place de la Concorde in the centre of Paris is 26 kilometres / 16.2 miles, by car you can cover the distance in 45 minutes. However, a drive of 60 minutes is more realistic, because it is often very busy on the roads in and around Paris.
From CDG Airport to Paris City centre by Car
Train to Paris
Once arrived at the airport, you can take RER train line B to get to the centre of Paris. RER train line B is one of the five lines in the RER system serving Paris. The main stations of this commuter rail line are Aéroport Charles de Gaulle 2 (T2) and Aéroport Charles de Gaulle 1 (T1 and T3) at the airport and Gare du Nord, Châtelet – Les Halles, Saint Michel – Notre Dame and Denfert-Rochereau in the city. The CDGVAL shuttle train service links the terminals with each other.
The station Aéroport Charles de Gaulle 1 can be found at Roissypôle – Gare / Terminal 3, the free automatic shuttle train CDGVAL will take you to and from Terminal 1. The journey time from the airport to the station with the most central location in the city (Châtelet – Les Halles) is 35 to 40 minutes from Terminal 2 and 32 to 37 minutes from Terminal 1 / 3.
Gare du Nord railway station and the nearby Gare de l’Est are accessible in 30 minutes. On weekdays RER train line B departs about every 10 minutes to and from Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport. Besides, it runs frequently during the weekend. The price of a ‘Billet Île-de-France’ ticket is € 10.30 for adults and € 7.20 for children under 10 years of age. This ticket is valid in zones 1 to 5 and available from green and blue ticket vending machines. Travelling by public transport in Paris is free for children under 4 years. Please consult website and timetable RER train line B for more information.
“The airport bus station is located between Terminal 3, Roissypole – Gare and Hilton Hotel Charles De Gaulle Airport. Long-distance buses of FlixBus and Ouibus, among others, leave from here. The Aéroport Charles de Gaulle 2 railway station below Terminal 2 is used by RER, TGV and Thalys trains. “
TIP: The Paris City Pass includes skip-the-line tickets for the Louvre Museum and Montparnasse Tower, a cruise on the Seine River, a one-way transfer from the airport to the city centre and free public transport with the 3-day metro card!
How to get from Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport to Paris Orly Airport?
You can travel by taxi from Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport to Paris Orly Airport, this is Paris’ second busiest airport. For a taxi you will pay at least € 80, you should take into account a travel time of 50 to 60 minutes. The shuttle buses of Le Bus Direct offer a more economical option, bus line 3 runs every 25 to 40 minutes between the airports of Charles de Gaulle and Orly. The bus stops are CDG Terminal 2E – 2F, CDG Terminal 2A – 2C – 2D, CDG Terminal 1, Orly 1-2-3 (West) and Orly 4 (South), there are no stops in the centre of Paris.
The price is € 22 for a single trip and € 37 for a return ticket, it’s the most convenient to buy tickets online. The journey time between the airports is on average 1 hour and 15 minutes. Please consult website and timetable bus line 3 Le Bus Direct for more information.
Roissybus to Paris
Another popular connection between Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport and the city is Roissybus of RATP, the price is € 12.00 per person. The buses run directly from the airport to Opéra in the centre of Paris, where it is possible to change to subway lines 3, 7 and 8. You can find pick-up points in front of terminals T1, T3, T2AC, T2D and T2EF.
The Paris-Opéra bus stop is located on the corner of Rue Scribe and Rue Auber streets. Roissybus runs every day of the week between 05:15 hours and 00:30 hours, the journey time is 60 to 75 minutes. The frequency is 15 to 20 minutes in both directions, tickets can be bought from red automatic vending machines at the stations, as well as on board from drivers. Please consult website and timetable Roissybus for more information.
Tip: The Paris City Pass includes skip-the-line tickets for the Louvre Museum and Montparnasse Tower, a cruise on the Seine River, a one-way transfer from the airport to the city centre and free public transport with the 3-day metro card!
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