If you are thinking about how to get from the airport to Paris, then you can choose a bus, a train, a taxi, or a shared transfer. The bus runs on a strict timetable, and this trip will cost you €6 and will take you about 1 hour and 20 minutes. The Charles de Gaulle Airport train RER will take you to Paris in half an hour and for €10. The trip by shared transfers and shuttles such as Roissy and AirFrance will cost from €11.5 and will take tourists to the city centre in an hour. The distance between Charles de Gaulle Airport and Paris is about 30 km, depending on the route chosen.
If you have lots of experience travelling abroad and have no large luggage, the best way for you to save money will be taking public transport: trains or buses. Remember that by using public transport, you risk getting into a traffic jam and spend much more time on your trip than planned. But travellers who are planning to spend a few days in Paris, can buy a season ticket for several trips and use it for almost all kinds of land transport. Mothers with children, aged people and inexperienced tourists who are afraid of getting lost, we recommend to take a private transfer or a taxi from Charles de Gaulle. Using a more money-saving option - a shared transfer - you will get to Paris city centre faster than using a usual bus, but slower than using a taxi.
Many tourists are attracted by the romantic image of the city which inspires them for both unhurried walks and serious excursions. The main sights of Paris are known throughout the world: the Eiffel Tower, Montmartre, the famous Moulin Rouge (Red Mill) cabaret, and many others. All tourists arrive at Charles de Gaulle Airport and then go from it to thousands of hotels which are waiting for guests from around the world 24/7.
Paris Airport buses are less comfortable and not so fast as commercial ones. But they have two doubtless advantages: low ticket cost and night journeys. You can reach Paris city centre at daytime by routes N350 and N351, and at nighttime - by N140 and N143. The travel time will be about an hour and a half (and less than an hour at night). The Charles de Gaulle Airport bus is a good option for those who are travelling without large luggage and small children, and it is the opportunity to save money and take a look at the suburbs of Paris out the window.
N350, N351 and nighttime N140, N143
6:00 a.m - 10:30 p.m. (at night: 12:00 a.m. - 04:30 a.m)
N350 and nighttime N140, N143 - to the West Train Station (Garedel’Est)
N351 - to Nation metro station
1h 20min (at night: 55min)
tourists without large luggage, travellers without small children, those know the route and the local language
|Arrival terminal||Bus type|
|N350||N351||night routes N140, N143|
|Terminal 1||+||+||Exit N12|
|Terminal 2А and 2С||+||+||Exit С2|
|Terminal 2В and 2D||+||+||Exit В1|
|Terminal 2Е and 2F||-||-||Terminal 2F, Exit 2.02|
|Terminal 2G||-||-||You can take the free shuttle N2 and get to Terminal 2F|
|Terminal 3||-||-||Exit from the arrivals area|
The Charles de Gaulle Airport train line from Paris Airport (RER-ligne B) allows tourists to get to the city centre at a relatively inexpensive price and without traffic jams. Though the fare is a little higher than it is for city buses, the trip takes only half an hour. However, we do not recommend this form of transport for travellers with a lot of suitcases. There is no separate place for luggage on trains.
4:56 a.m. - 11:40 p.m.
·Denfert-Rochereau – lines 4, 6,
·St-Michele – Notre-Dame – RER C,
·Chatelet-Les-Halles – lines RER A, RER D
·North Train Station (GareduNord) – lines 4, 5, RER D.
medium: a lot of stops, online booking, combined ticket for trains and metro.
tourists without large luggage, those who are travelling without children, know the route and the local language
Train stations are located in Terminals 2 and 3. If you are arriving in Terminal 1, take the free CDGVal shuttle bus to get to Terminal 3. Inside the terminal, follow the «Gares SNCF» signs (the last abbreviation means "railroad").
Attention! There is also the SNCF TGV railway (high-speed trains) at the airport, but you won't get to Paris using it. These trains go from Charles de Gaulle Airport to other cities in France (Lille, Toulouse, Nice, etc.).
You can take the Paris Airport shuttle (such as Roissy, AirFrance lines 2 and 4, or some private companies) to get from the airport terminals to the city centre. The cost of an adult ticket for Paris Airport transfers is much higher than it is for public transport (up to €18). It will take 1 hour to reach Paris city centre. The cabin of the Charles de Gaulle Airport shuttle is of high comfort level and its staff will help you with your luggage. However, you risk getting into a traffic jam when travelling at daytime. If you decide to book a seat on a shared shuttle in advance, then a bus will take you right to the hotel.
6:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m. (Roissy - to 12:00 a.m.)
Roissy - to Place de l’Opera
AirFrance-line 2 - to Place Charles-de-Gaulle Etoile
Transfer\Shuttle by KiwiTaxi: from the airport to your hotel.
high: comfortable seats, the driver helps you with your luggage, few stops
€11.5-€18 (€30 - round-trip ticket)
those who are travelling solo, couples without children or with children of 5 years and upwards
|Arrival Terminal||Bus type|
|Roissy||AirFrance-line 2||AirFrance-line 4|
|Terminal 1||Exit N8||Exit N32 Arrivals area|
|Terminal 2А and 2С||Exit A9||Exit С2||Exit С2|
|Terminal 2В and 2D||Exit B11 (only 2D)||Exit В1||Exit В1|
|Terminal 2Е and 2F||Exit N5||Exit E8/F9 Arrivals area||Exit E8/F9 Arrivals area|
|Terminal 2G||--||You can take the free shuttle N2 and get to Terminal 2F||You can take the free shuttle N2 and get to Terminal 2F|
|Terminal 3||Exit from the Arrivals area||You can take the free CDGVal shuttle bus to Terminal 1||You can take the free CDGVal shuttle bus to Terminal 1|
You can book Paris Airport transfers to any hotel in advance, or you can also take a taxi on the spot. If you are going to call a taxi at the airport, be ready to wait for it on a first-come-first-served basis. Or you can book a private transfer, and the driver will be waiting for you at the exit from the arrivals area. The Paris Airport taxi and shuttle are a good option for families with children and inexperienced tourists: cars are equipped with child seats, and you will get to the desired address just in half an hour. The trip cost is from €50.
to the hotel or the address
Taxi on the spot: 10-15 min, or on a first-come-first-served basis
Pre-booked transfer: right upon arrival (meeting with a nameplate)
high (taxi on the spot): air-conditioning, journey without stops (or by your request), no other passengers, extra fees on holidays and at night
high (pre-booked transfer): child seats, fresh water, English-speaking operator, fixed journey cost
from €50 (+15% for taxis on holidays and at nighttime)
families with children, inexperienced tourists, those who are in the country for the first time or don't know the language, aged tourists, those who are arriving at night, travellers with large luggage
If you book a transfer in advance, the driver will meet you at the exit from the arrivals area. If you are going to take a taxi on the spot, then read this information:
|Arrival terminal||How to find the taxi rank?|
|Terminal 1||Exit N20|
|Terminal 2А and 2С||Exit N6|
|Terminal 2В and 2D||Exit N7|
|Terminal 2Е and 2F||Exit N1|
|Terminal 3||Arrivals area Exit|
We hope this article will help you choose the best way to get from Charles de Gaulle Airport to Paris! May your journey be full of love and romance!