Charles De Gaulle Airport Transportation Guide
The airport, also called Roissy Airport or just CDG for short, is about 25 kilometer north east of the center of the city. It is the largest airport in France and seventh busiest airport in the world with over 65 million people using it yearly.
Taking A Taxi To City Center From Paris Airport CDG
If you prefer, taxis are available at all of the airport’s terminals. It is easy to tell which taxis are real from the yellow signs on the roof. It costs about 50.00€ to get to downtown Paris; however, this price can vary depending on traffic and time of day. For example, it can cost an additional 10.00€ between 5 pm and 7 am. Depending on the time of day, the trip can take over an hour to get into the city.
Taking The Train From Paris Airport To City Center
Taking the train is one of the easiest ways to get into Paris. The RER B train serves both Terminals 2 and 3. However, it is easiest to catch the train from Terminal 3. If you are in Terminal 1, you can take the free airport bus to Terminal 3 to catch the train. Make sure to buy your train tickets from only the Blue machines or from a train station booth. This is because the yellow machines only sell tickets for the TGV train. The price for a one way ticket is 9.25€. Depending on where you are going, the train ride can take up to 50 minutes. When taking the train, make sure to head in the direction towards Robinson, Antony and St Rémy-lès-Chevreuse. This direction will take you to the downtown Paris and makes stops at central locations such as Gare du Nord. The train runs daily between 4:46 am and 23:56 pm.
Taking The Bus From Paris CDG To City Centre
The most popular bus to take to downtown Paris is the Roissybus. You can catch the bus at any of the airport’s terminals. The bus runs daily between 6 am and 11 pm. From 6 am to 8:45 pm the bus leaves every 15 minutes. From 8:45 pm to 11 pm it leaves every 20 minutes. A one way ticket costs 9.25€ and can be bought while on the bus. Depending on where you are going, the journey can last up to 1 hour. The final destination of the bus is the Opéra area.
If you want to save a little bit of money, take the 350 or 351 buses. However, they are slower as they go through all the neighborhoods of Paris and make many stops along the way. The trip can take up to 2 hours depending on your final destination and traffic. The buses leave from Terminals 1 and 2. They leave at 20 minute intervals between 6 am and 10:30 pm. However, on the weekends, they leave at 30 minute intervals. The cost for a one way ticket is 5.70€. Like the other bus, you can also buy these on the bus. The 350 bus’ final stop is Gare de l’Est. The 351 bus’ final stop is nation terminus located near the 11th and 12 arrondissements.
If your flight comes in late, don’t worry as there is also a night bus. The N140 and N143 run every day of the week. You can catch them at all of the airport’s terminals. The N140 leaves at intervals of 1 hour. It operates between 1 am and 3 am. The N143 leaves at 30 minute intervals. It operates between midnight and 4:30 am. The final destination for both bus lines is Gare de l’Est. You can buy one way tickets on the bus for 5.70€.