From Charle-de-Gaulle airport to the centre of Paris. Transport guide.

Paris is widely known as the capital of romance, so it's no wonder that tourists from all over the world go for a trip to see the amazing city. One of the biggest airports in Europe – Charle-de-Gaulle – is located 30 kilometers from Paris. So lots of people traveling around France have a big question: “How to get from Charle-de-Gaulle airport to the centre of Paris?” We've decided to gather all the useful tips regarding the route and prepare a transport guide.

All transport in Paris airport

Different types of transport go from the main airport of Paris to the city centre: trains, group shuttles and taxis (or transfer booked in advance). RER train can bring you to the city in 30 minutes for €9,75. Regular buses going to the centre of Paris will reach the city in 1h 20m (the price is €6). Group shuttles Roissy and AirFrance will cost a little more: over €10.5. They can cover the distance in 60 minutes. Taxis from Charle-de-Gaulle airport use taximeter, so the price will depend on the drop-off point and also on the day of the week and time of day (you have to pay more on weekends and in the night). Transfer booked in advance has a fixed price - €50 for a 30 minute trip.

Tips for choosing transport in Charle-de-Gaulle airport

Experienced tourists have no problem in planning on the trip by public transport — it's a good way to save some money. Yet if you don't speak French well and don't want to miss your stop or fail to find the hotel, you should avoid going by trains and buses.

All the city public transport — buses and shuttles — suffer from traffic jams in peak hours. It's not about trains though, and taxis, as well, usually go through the roads with less traffic.

Families with little children and elderly travelers better take a taxi on the spot or book a transfer online. It helps you avoid a long waiting and changing routes that is pretty hard after the flight, and moreover, with the bags in your hands.

By the way, to save some money, you can buy a card for several trip (all types of transport).

Train Charle-de-Gaulle – Paris

  • Suburban trains RER-ligne B
  • 30 minutes in the road
  • 15 minutes waiting at the station
  • Price €9,75
  • Comfort level: middle

Bus Charle-de-Gaulle – Paris

  • №350, 351 and №140,143 (night routes)
  • ~ 1h 30 m in the road (55 minutes in the night)
  • up to 60 minutes waiting at the bus stop
  • Price €6-7.6
  • Comfort level: low

Group shuttle Charle-de-Gaulle – Paris

  • Roissy, lines 2 and 4 AirFrance
  • 1 hour in the road
  • 30 minutes waiting at the bus stop
  • Price €10,5-19
  • Comfort level: high

Taxi Charle-de-Gaulle – Paris 

  • Transfer / taxi on the spot
  • 30 minutes in the road
  • No need to wait (meeting at arrival) / taxi 10-15 minutes waiting
    • Price €40-50 (+15% on holidays / in the night)
    • Comfort level: high

Don't forget to see in Paris:

  • Louvre
  • Eiffel Tower
  • Montmartre
  • Palace of Versailles
  • Moulin Rouge (French for "Red Mill")
  • Basilica of the Sacred Heart of Paris
  • Avenue des Champs-Élysées
  • Tuileries Garden
  • Notre-Dame de Paris

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