Paris is served by two airports, Roissy-Charles de Gaulle (CDG) and Orly. Charles de Gaulle Airport is located to the north of the city, while Orly is situated to the south. CDG’s Terminal 1 is used by most international airlines and Terminal 2 is used by Air France and other European airlines.
Transportation to and from Charles de Gaule Airport:
You can travel between CDG and the central part of Paris by taxi, airport bus, city bus, and the RER train link to the city center.
→The RER is the urban transit rail system in the city. There are two stations at CDG; Terminal 1 is between the two airport terminals, and the other station is located under Terminal 2. Tickets can be purchased at the station from a ticket booth or from a machine. Prices are calculated based on the length of your trip from departure station to arrival station. For example, the cost of a ticket from CDG to Paris would cost €10.30 for an adult.
→Roissybus runs directly between CDG and Place de l’Opéra. The bus trip takes between one hour and an hour and 15 minutes, depending on the time of day and traffic conditions. Buses going to CDG run from 5:15 a.m. - 12:30 a.m. and buses going from the Airport to Place de l’Opéra (11 rue Scribe, 75009) operate from 6:00 a.m. - 12:30 a.m. You can purchase tickets from:
→Ticket machines at departure points RATP counters at the Airport, located in Terminals 1, 2B, and 2D (open 7:30 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.) On board the bus (no credit cards accepted)
→Le Bus Direct offers shuttle bus services to and from Orly and CDG Airports. Coaches are air conditioned and comfortable, and luggage service is available at each stop. Flat-rate pricing for tickets and convenient online purchasing make it easy to travel by airport bus. If you are interested in visiting Paris France, be sure to check out our guides and tours to find the best way to explore the city (link). From the Louvre to the Arc de Triomphe, you won't be left wondering what to do in Paris - there's plenty for visitors to the City of Light to explore!
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