HOW TO GET TO PARIS FROM THE AIRPORT

Updated October 20, 2019

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There are 3 airports in Paris. Itineraries from these to the city are commented.

CHARLES DE GAULLE

The main one, aproximately 30 km northeast of the city. It has 3 terminals (it is expected there will be a fourth in 2025). There are free shuttles that go from one terminal to another.

Mapa transporte público aeropuertos parís
Public transport map (parisaeroport.fr) to Charles de Gaulle

Train

In my opinion, the best option. It is reached via RER B (regional train). It costs € 11.40, every 10-20 minutes. It takes about 45 minutes. Stops at Gare du Nord, Châtelet-Les Halles and St-Michel-Notre Dame. From 5 am to 11 pm. In 2024 is assumed there will be a high-speed train that will make the journey in 20 minutes.

Bus

Personally, I prefer to avoid the bus unless the selected line runs near the hotel. There are 6 possibilities.

Line Price (€) Time Schedule Route
Le Bus Direct line 2 18 (return 30) 45-70 mins Every 20 mins 5:40 am-11 pm Arc de Triomphe

Tour Eiffel

Le Bus Direct line 4 18 (return 30) 60-70 mins Every 30 mins 5:45 am-10 pm Gare de Lyon (east) and Gare Montparnasse (south)
Roissybus 12 1 h From CDG every 15 mins 5.30 am-10 pm & every 30 mins, 10 pm &11 pm

From Paris every 15 mins 5.15 am-10 pm & every 30 mins 10 pm-12.30 am

Opera
Bus 350 6 80 mins Every 30 mins 5.30 am-11 pm Gare de l’Est (north)
Bus 351 6 85 mins Every 30 mins, 5.30 am-11 pm Place de la Nation (east)
Noctilien (night) buses 140 and 143 8 30-60 mins Every hour 12.30 am-5.30 am Gare de l’Est

Cab

Since 2016 the rate is fixed, 50 € to / from the area north of the river Seine in the city and 55 to / from the area south of the Seine. It takes about 45 minutes. Prices go up 15% from 5 pm to 10 am and on Sundays and holidays. It is recommended to use only official taxis, although it is strange in a city like Paris, unofficial taxis circulate, and many operate at airports.

Uber

An Uber to the center should cost about € 45.

Shuttle

The company Super Shuttle, which we already knew (and used) in New York, operates in the three Paris airports. A shared vehicle to the center costs € 33 the first passenger and 7 each additional one.

Rental vehicles

The main international car rental companies have a presence in the 3 airports of Paris, although it is not recommended to drive for tourists through the French capital.

ORLY

A 19 km south of the city. Transfers to this airport are the most uncomfortable. In 2024 we may be able to go by subway.

Mapa transporte a Orly
Public transport map (parisaeroport.fr) to Orly

Train

There is no direct train, but changes are not complex.

  • The bus Go C Paris conects with RER C at Pont de Rungis. It is said that bears too much, but the fact is that is close to most major attractions. The official website of the airport argues that the combined ride costs € 6.35, there is a bus every 15 minutes and takes 35 minutes.
  • The Orlyval shuttle train connects with the RER B (€ 13.25, 35 minutes, every 4 to 12 minutes) at Antony station. Leads to St-Michel-Notre Dame, Chatelet-Les Halles and Gare du Nord. 6 am to 11:45 pm (less often on weekends).

Tram

Number 7 (1.90 €, every 6 minutes, 30 minutes, 5:30 a.m. to 12.30 am) will drop you to the metro station Villejuif-Louis Aragon.

Bus

Line Price (€) Times Schedule Route
Le Bus Direct line 1 12 (return 20) 50-60 mins Every 20 mins 6 am-11:40 pm; from Arc de Triomphe 5 am a 10.40 pm Gare Montparnasse

La Motte-Picquet

Trocadéro/ Tour Eiffel

Etoile/Champs-Elysées

Orlybus 8,70 30 mins Every 15 mins, 6 am-12.30 pm from Orly, 5.35 am-0:00 from París Denfert-Rochereau metro station
Bus 183 2 60 mins Every 35 mins Porte de Choisy
Bus 91.10 2 30 mins Every 30 mins; 5.00 to 9.00 am.

Every hour; 9.00 am to 5 pm.

Every 30 mins; 5.00 pm to 9.00 pm.

Weekends: Every hour; 6.00 am to 9.00 pm.

Massy TGV train station

Bus connection between Charles de Gaulle and Orly: Le Bus Direct Line 3. 22 € (37 € return ticket), it takes 70-80 mins.

For those who go directly to Disneyland, there is a direct bus from both airports, the Magical Shuttle, costs 20 € and takes 45 minutes.

Cab

Since 2016 the rate is fixed, 30 € from / to the area north of the river Seine in the city and 35 to / from the area south of the Seine. It takes about 30 minutes. Price goes up 15% from 5 pm to 10 am and on Sundays and holidays. It is recommended to use only official taxis.

Uber will cost roughly the same.

Shuttle

Supershuttle charges in shared vehicle 22 € the first passenger and 12 each additional one.

BEAUVAIS

This small airport 80 km north is used by low costs airlines, the main one Ryanair. Closes at night.

Bus

The easiest and recommended. Buses depart from the airport between 15 and 30 minutes after the arrival of each flight; depart from the city 3 hours and 15 minutes before the departure time of each flight. The companies save space available for all passengers on each flight. If the flight is delayed, the bus will wait. It costs € 17 each way and takes 1 hour and 15 mins. The destination is a coach park next to Porte Maillot metro station.

Train

Not recommended. You have to go by train or bus to Beauvais town, and then take a train to Gare du Nord.

Cab or Uber

The trip will cost at least 140 € depending on the final destination and if the nightly rate applies.

Shuttle

Super Shuttle is not worth it, its fares have almost doubled in the last 3 years, a shared vehicle costs € 55 for the first passenger and 45 for each additional one.

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