Opened in March 1974 and named after Charles de Gaulle, the airport in Roissy, 25 km from Paris, is the largest port in France, serving over 70 million people every year (72 million in 2018). Being the principal hub for Air France and a focus city for low-cost carriers, likeeasyJet, Vueling and Norwegian Air Shuttle, it takes in the passengers from the whole world.
It is also very well communicated with the capital. How to get to the center of Paris? What kind of services are available at the airport? What can you do in your free time? Please find out the answers in the article below.
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Taking into account the number of available bus links, bus communication is one of the ways to travel around Paris.
Choose one of the few shuttle buses, operating on the route between the city center and the airport. These include:
Roissybus: CDG Airport – Opera
The bus connects the centre (Opera station) to the CDG airport. The journey takes around 60 approx. The ticket price is €11.
350 Bus: CDG Airport – Paris Gare de L’Est
It links Paris Gare de L’Est (east station) with the airport. The bus needs around 70 minutes to reach its final destination. The journey costs €.6.
351 Bus: CDG Airport – Paris Nation
This bus line connects the airport with Paris Nation. The coach shuttles every 30 minutes and goes around 70 minutes. The cost is €.6 as well.
19 Bus: Roissy pole RER – Torcy RER
For €2 per ticket you can transfer between Torcy and Roissy Pole. The journey takes about 70 minutes.
Noctilien Night Bus: CDG airport with various railway stations
Line 120 links the airport with Corbeil Essonnes railway station. Bus no. 121 connects the port with La Verrière railway station. While line 140 shuttles between the airport and Paris-Gare de l’Est railway station. Depending on the traffic conditions and your exit stop, the journey may vary from 30 – 60 minutes. The price for a one-way ticket is €8.
VEA (Magic Shuttle): CDG Airport – Disneyland Hotels and Theme Parks
The best option for all, who want to spend some time in the magical Disneyland. You can reach the resort within 45 minutes, paying €20 for adults and €16 for the children.
Fileo Roissy:On demand
An on demand transport service, which operates 24/7, connecting the CDG airport 6 lines out of 16 towns in the Val d’Oise, Seine-Saint-Denis and Seine-et-Marne departments. The ticket price varies from €1,14 to €2,28.
Le Bus Direct Line 2:CDG Airport – Étoile/Porte Maillot/Palais desCongrès, Eiffel Tower/Suffren)
Bus line no. 2 connects the airport with the city center. Depending on your final destination, the journey time may vary from 45 to 70 minutes. The ticket price is €17for a one-way ticket and €30 for a return one.
Le Bus Direct Line 3: CDG Airport – Orly Airport
A good option for all, who need to transfer between the two Parisian airports. Line 3 provides a direct link, reaching the airports within 70-80 minutes. The ticket prices are21 and 36 euros.
Le Bus Direct Line 4:CDG Airport – Gare de Lyon and Gare Montparnasse
The buses shuttle between the airport and the railway station in the center of the capital. They reach their destinations within 60-70 minutes, depending on the traffic. A one-way ticket costs €18 while the return one €31.
Trains constitute a very fast and reliable way of transport. There are three rail links you can choose from:
It is a rail link between the Charles de Gaulle Airport and Paris downtown (Denfert-Rochereau, Saint-Michel-Notre-Dame, Châtelet-Les-Halles, Gare du Nord). The station CDG 1 is intended for terminals 1 and 3, while the CDG station nr. 2 serves for terminals 2 ACDEFG (the terminals C to F are available by foot, while A and G are recommended to be reached by free shuttle).
The RER trains are runningevery 10-15 minutes. The journey takes from 25 to 35 minutes (depending on the station you want to alight) and costs €11.40. Check out the timetables and maps here.
The Paris-Charles de Gaulle SNCF station is situated between terminals 2C-2D and 2E-2F. The SNCF railway station at the airport is served by the TGV South, West and North lines with connections to the Thalys network and SNCF mainlines services.
The terminals 2A,C,D,E,F are accessible via the moving walkways (10-minute walk) or the free N1 shuttle (at level 5). For terminals 1 and 3 take the free CDGVAL shuttle train.Terminal 2G is linked to terminal 2F by the free N2 shuttle.
Move around the airport terminals for free. CDGVAL is a free automated metro designed to connect all the terminals+ RER-TGV railway stations + PR, PX remote car parks. You don’t need any ticket to use it. CDGVAL shuttles 7 days a week every 4 minutes. No service is available between 1:00am till 4:00am.
In case you don’t want to case you don’t want to count on public transport, you can always take a taxi. The taxi services are located at terminals: 1, 2A, 2C, 2D, 2E, 2F, 3 and 2G at the exits of the baggage reclaim areas. The price is fixed and shall be €60.
A perfect option for those who like to explore the city on their own. Charles de Gaulle Airport provides the access to all of the most popular companies, incl. Goldcar, Sixt, Europcar, Enterprise, Budget and more.
They are usually located both at terminal 1 and 2. For a full list of companies along with the exact location, check out the Paris Airport’s website.
Charles de Gaulle Airport constitutes the tenth busiest airport in the world. It is also one of the best equipped ones. You will find here all the most important facilities, including a whole range of shops and restaurants, as well as lounge areas dedicated for travellers, who want to relax comfortably. Give joy to your dearest ones buying them typical Parisian souvenirs or perfumes.
Snipe some bargains in the duty-free zones. Each of the terminals has its own set of the most popular amenities, which apart of the above mentioned ones include also pharmacies or bookstalls.Feeling hungry? The airport provides an endless gamut of restaurants, bars and cafes.
You will find here cuisines from the whole world, including French, Italian, American or Asian ones. Travelling with a baby? Provide them some fun and entertainment in one of the play areas. Need to withdraw or exchange money?
Simply find one of the plenty ATM machines or currency exchange points, spread all over the port. The CDG Airport is also the hub for Air France and Joon and the focus city for: easyJet, Norwegian Air Shuttle, Vueling, XL Airways France and HOP!
The opening hours vary for each of the terminals, as you can see below:
Of course. The few most recommended are CitizenM Paris CDG Airport, Mercure Paris CDG Airport et Convention or Hilton Paris CDG Airport Hotel (all laying within 300 meters from the port).
It is around 41km (depending on the means of transport you will choose: public bus, taxi or private car).
The local constitute the best option, shuttling from 05:30am to 04:00am. The trains are running between 05:00am and 00:00am. In case you don’t want to use public transportation or missed all the courses, you can always take a taxi. The price should be the same, as during the day – €60.
It is as easy as pie. Take one of the TGV trains shuttling every 30 minutes from the airport railway station and after about 15 minutes alight at Gare de Marne la Vallée Chessy. After about a 5 minute-walk you’ll be on the spot.
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