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Getting from CDG to Paris and from Paris to CDG

Getting from CDG to Paris and from Paris to CDG

Paris-Charles de Gaulle has been the first airport in Paris and it is still the biggest with 3 terminals. It’s located 25km from the city centre, in the fifth zone, but reaching the centre of Paris is very easy.
To travel between the terminals you can use the CGDVAL, a free shuttle bus.

The RER-B train line stops in every terminal and this is the fastest way to get to the city centre. In fact it takes just 25 min to Gare du Nord, 30 min to Châtelet-Les-Halles and 45 min to Denfert-Rochereau.
It runs every 15-20 min, from 04:53 till 00:15 (Paris-CDG) and from 04:50 till 23:50(CDG-Paris).
Cost: 10,00€ per person

Taking a bus is the cheapest choice and you can choose from several companies.

EASYBUS: the cheapest with just 1,95€ (if you book online and at least a week before), it runs from terminal 2 to Le palais royale/louvre and vice versa in 1 hour. Don’t worry if your flight arrives early or late, you may use the same ticket at no extra cost to travel on the next available Paris airport transfer bus, up to 60 minutes either side of your booked time.

LES CARS AIR FRANCE: this company has two lines. The first line goes from CDG to Porte Maillot and Arc de triomphe in 50 min and it costs 12,50€, the second one goes from CDG to Gare Montparnasse and Gare de Lyonan in 60 min and it costs 17,50€. Les cars air france offers lower prices for children up to 11 years and for students up to 25 years.

ROISSIBUS: in 75 min it goes from CDG to Place Opera. It costs 11,00€

350-351: these buses link CDG with Gare de l’Est station and Place de la Nation in 60-80 min. the cost is 6,00

NOCTILIEN: this company operates late at night while all the others stop working, around 00:00 up to 5:30. It goes from CDG to the city centre (Gare du Nord and Gare de l’Est) with 7,60€.

Taking a taxi can be the easiest way because it leaves you at your hotel, the cost can be around 30-80€ per run depending on where you need to go.

Getting from Orly to Paris and from Paris to Orly

Orly airport is the closest to the city centre with just 14km, in the forth zone, and it has two terminals: west and south.


There is no direct train from Orly to the city centre, but the Orlyval links the airport with the RER-B to the Antony train station in 8 minutes. From there it is very easy to reach Denfert-Rochereau, 17 minutes, Châtelet-Les-Halles, 25 minutes, Gare du Nord, 28 minutes.
RER-B run every 15-20 minutes, while the Orlyval is every 4/7 minutes. Both of them work from 05:00 till 00:15
Cost: 12,00€ per person.


ORLYBUS: this company links both terminals with Denfert-Rochereau and vice versa in 25-30 minutes. It costs 7,70€.

LES CARS AIR FRANCE: with a station in each terminal it goes to Gare Montparnasse, Invalides and Etoile in about 50 minutes and it costs 12,50€ with lower fares for children and students

183-285-292: these buses link the airport with several train stations such as Porte de Choisy, 40 minutes, Louis Aragon and Juvisy, 15 minutes, Rungis-Marché international and Savigny-sur-Orge – ZAC Les Gâtines, 30 minutes. The cost is 2,00€.


Taking a taxi can be the easiest way because it leaves you at your hotel, the cost can be around 40-70€ per run depending on where you need to go.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]

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