How to get from Charles de Gaulle to Paris

Comparison of various transport means from CDG (Roissy) to Paris

In this article, for those who are landing at Charles de Gaulle Airport, also known as Roissy or simply by its initials, CDG, you will be able to find all the information you need in order to reach the centre of Paris and start your well deserved holidays in the best possible way.

First of all, you should be aware that there are five different means of transport available: private taxis, public taxis, trains, buses and shuttle services. Each means of transport has its advantages which we will analyse in detail in the paragraphs below which also include a series of tips for using the schedules and the timetables of the different services.

The mode of transport that undoubtedly stands out when it comes to comfort and convenience, and not forgetting the savings that can be made, is a private taxi service. What is covered by a private taxi service? This means that there will be a driver who will be waiting directly outside the doors of the Arrivals Hall and who will be easy to find as he will be carrying a sign showing the name of the client who has booked this service in advance. It is a private service, in other words, you would not be sharing the taxi with other people and you will travel directly to your destination. The significant difference compared to a public taxi is that the price of the transfer is fixed which means making great savings in comparison to the extremely expensive (and sometimes rather dishonest) local taxi firms. The price starts from €55.00 per vehicle. If you are travelling with your family or a group of friends, a private taxi is the most convenient means of transport as well as being one of the most competitive when it comes to pricing. For example, with four people travelling, the price of the transfer will be a bargain equating to just €13.75 per person! Check availability on our Paris Airport Taxi web page.

Travelling by car from Charles de Gaulle to Paris: approximately 35 kilometres away from the city centre.

Comparison between different means of transport

Taxis
€55.00
  • 40 minutes
  • Available: 24 hours a day
Shuttle
From €21.00
  • 80 minutes
  • Availability: 05:30 - 21:00
RER (B)
€10.30
  • 50 minutes
  • Available: 5:26-00:11
Bus
€6.00
  • Da 75 minutes
  • Available: 5:00-23:00

From CDG Airport to central Paris by Private Taxi

A Private Taxi is the quickest and most convenient way to reach the centre of Paris.  A professional driver will be responsible for accompanying you to your accommodation directly, without any changes or stress, in the shortest time possible.  What could be better than having somebody waiting for your arrival at an airport with which you are not familiar?  Well, first of all there is the convenience, but this option can also result in making a saving.  In fact, a private taxi is unquestionably the most comfortable and convenient option and, if you are travelling with family or a group of friends, it also becomes one of the cheapest ways to travel.

HOW MUCH DOES A TAXI COST FROM CHARLES DE GAULLE AIRPORT (ROISSY) TO CENTRAL PARIS?

By booking a private taxi at Taxileader.net, you will have the security of a fixed price for the transfer by taxi from CDG Airport to your accommodation in central Paris. With our trusted drivers, you can relax and won't have to worry about anything - such as the journey taking longer and thus paying more as can be the case with a regular taxi. When you travel with a Private Taxi, you can be assured of an honest driver who isn't interested in taking the longest route so you can start your holidays without any worries from the first moment that you set foot on French soil!

Prices for Private Taxis

From Charles de Gaulle to your accommodation in the centre of Paris (up to 4 seats)

Starting from €52.00 (around €13.00 per person) for a car with 4 seats.

From Charles de Gaulle to your accommodation in the centre of Paris (up to 8 seats)

How the Taxi Service at a fixed price works

The service is available 24 hours a day

Book in advance on-line,
for the time that you require

The service is available 24 hours a day

Pick-Up from Charles de Gaulle

When you come out of the doors into the Arrivals Hall, you will find your driver waiting for you with a sign showing the name given on the reservation

The balance will be paid in cash to the driver

You only pay a small initial deposit
in order to secure the booking

The balance will be paid in cash to the driver

Average journey time is 40 minutes

Private service directly to your accommodation

The advantages of a Private Taxi

Fixed Price

The public taxis apply a rate which is dependent on the journey time. Because of this, it often happens that a price is initially agreed and is then changed as the less honest drivers will endeavour to earn more by extending the journey time. A Private Taxi does not apply a rate that depends on the journey time but applies a rate which corresponds to the distance travelled. Therefore, you will be able to enjoy a fixed price that is frozen at the time of booking

Pick-Up time is chosen by the client
Private Service
Available 24 hours a day
The most comfortable, convenient and punctual

TIPS ABOUT THE TAXI SERVICES

Ensure that you make your booking for a taxi at least 24 hours prior to the desired transfer time.  Bookings can be done on-line 24 hours a day or via the Customer Service desk, in English, between 09:00 and 18:00.

Collect your suitcases from the luggage belt, go through passport control and as you come through the doors into the Arrivals Hall, you will see your driver who will be waiting for you with a sign showing your name.

The driver cannot accept payment by credit card.  Please ensure that you have sufficient cash to pay the driver.

In the event of a delay or a cancelled flight, please let us know by sending a message to the emergency number which is shown on your booking confirmation. 

AIRPORT TAXI FROM CHARLES DE GAULLE TO CENTRAL PARIS

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From Charles de Gaulle to your accommodation in central Paris with the Shuttle

By booking the airport shuttle from Charles de Gaulle, (Roissy), you will be able to travel to your accommodation in Paris via a comfortables means of transport that can accommodate up to 8 passengers. The shuttle service from Paris combines the comfort and convenience of a taxi at a price that is almost equivalent to the bus. In this way, it is possible to travel at a lower cost without having to sacrifice on comfort and convenience.

HOW DOES THE SHUTTLE SERVICE WORK?

A driver will be waiting for the shuttle's passengers in front of the information point in the arrivals terminal in order to accompany each of them to where they are staying.

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SHUTTLE PRICES

The Airport Shuttle has a fixed price which is locked in at the time of booking.  As per the Private Taxis, the cost doesn't depend on the journey time.  The transfer from Charles de Gaulle to your accommodation in central Paris works out at €21.00 per person.  
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SHUTTLE SERVICE SCHEDULES

The Airport Shuttle is available every day from 05:30 to 21:00 hours. All bookings that are received at least 24 hours prior to the transfer time are guaranteed.
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PICK-UP SCHEDULE SHUTTLE

The shuttle is a service that can be shared between a maximum of 8 passengers. For this reason, if there are other passengers who need to be collected from different terminals, it is imperative that you await your driver at the agreed meeting point for at least 30 minutes.
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JOURNEY TIME SHUTTLE

The journey time will depend on the number of passengers on board the shuttle and of course, the number of different destinations that the driver will need to reach.  On average, the journey time is between 60 to 80 minutes.

The Advantages of using the Airport Shuttle

A service to where you are staying

The Airport Shuttle is the perfect solution for anyone who wants to get to their end destination without having to lug heavy suitcases and make tedious changes to different modes of transport. In fact, the driver of the shuttle service will leave each passenger at the door to their hotel..

A fixed price
Pick-Up inside the airport
None of the stresses of grappling with luggage
Customer Service in English

TIPS ABOUT USING THE SHUTTLE SERVICE

It is essential that you book the shuttle at least 24 hours in advance of the desired transfer time.  Bookings can be made on-line 24 hours a day or via the Customer Service desk in English from 09:00 to 18:00.

The driver will await the shuttle's passengers in front of the information point in the arrivals terminal.  For further information, check the email confirmation of your booking.  It is important that you do not leave the airport building and wait for the driver at the agreed meeting point.

The driver cannot accept payment by credit card.  Please ensure that you have sufficient cash with which to pay the driver.

In the event of a delayed or cancelled flight, we request that you send a message to the emergency number provided in your email confirmation of the booking. 

The driver will come to the agreed meeting point.  It isn't necessary to print off any documents, providing the name with which the booking was made will suffice.

CHARLES DE GAULLE SHUTTLE TO YOUR ACCOMMODATION IN CENTRAL PARIS

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From Charles de Gaulle to central Paris with the RER

Getting the train from Charles de Gaulle Airport into central Paris is one of the cheaper options available.  The fast train which is popularly known as the RER (B) can be taken straight from CDG airport approximately every 20 minutes enabling you to disembark at one of the many stops in the centre of the French capital.  The RER Line B stops are numerous but there aren't as many as there are on the metro which stretches across the capital like a network of capillaries (every 500 metres).  For this reason, it is nearly always necessary to change the mode of transport in order to reach the stop that is closest to where you are staying.

Map of the routes on the RER (B) from Charles de Gaulle (which takes around 50 minutes):

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PRICES FOR THE RER B

The cost of a ticket from Charles de Gaulle Airport to the centre of Paris is €10.30 and can be purchased from the electronic ticket machines in the entrance to the station.  The machines do give change, for those who choose to pay with cash, but they also accept payment by credit card.
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JOURNEY TIME WITH THE RER B

The trains run every 20 minutes and the journey time is approximately 50 mintues.  Much will depend on the stop that you need and whether or not you will need to change from one means of transport to another in order to reach your destination.
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SCHEDULES FOR THE RER B

The RER (B) is operational 7 days a week.  The schedules to CDG: from 04:35 to 00:15 hours (to Gare du Nord); from 05:26 to 00:11 hours (Chatelet-Les Halles); from 05:18 to 00:03 hours (Denfert-Rochereau). Timetable to Paris: from 04:50 to 23.50 hours.

The advantages of using the RER

An inexpensive service

One way tickets cost €10.30

The stop is inside the airport
Tickets

USEFUL TIPS WHEN USING THE RER

The schedules can change depending on the time of year or on the day.  We recommend that you check the schedules in advance.

The RER carriages are often quite crowded, especially during rush hour.  Always pay attention to your luggage and your personal belongings. 

There are only 3 stops on the RER (B). Gare du Nord, Châtelet-Les-Halles and Denfert-Rochereau. Check in advance which stop is most convenient for you to get off at or if you need to make a change.

FROM CHARLES DE GAULLE TO CENTRAL PARIS WITH THE ROISSYBUS

The Roissybus is the bus service that connects Charles de Gaulle Airport with the centre of Paris, more specifically, with the Opera Garnier.  The service runs every day of the year, every 15 - 20 minutes but, it is only operative between 06:00 and 00:30 hours.  The price of an adult ticket is €12.00.  Tickets can be purchased from the automatic ticket dispensers at the stations or from the driver.   The Roissybus is indoubtedly one of the cheapest means of transport but it is only really convenient for visitors who have found accommodation which is close to one of the stops, otherwise it will be necessary to change onto another mode of transport.  The average journey time is around 80 minutes.

Map of the route that the Roissybus takes from Charles de Gaulle (around 70 to 80 minutes):

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DURATA VIAGGIO ROISSYBUS

La durata del viaggio dipende dalla fermata in cui si intende scendere, ma mediamente è di 80 minuti.
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PRICES FOR THE ROISSYBUS

The price of a ticket is €12.00 and these can be purchased from the machines, at the stand inside the airport and also on board, from the driver.
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SCHEDULE FOR THE ROISSYBUS

The Roissybus makes a trip approximately every 20 mintues from 05:33 to 04:00 hours.

From Charles de Gaulle to central Paris with the regular bus lines

To reach the centre of Paris from Charles de Gaulle Airport it is also possible to take one of the daytime buses (numbers 350 and 351) both of which leave only from Roissypôle which is situated about 250 metres from the Terminal 3 building.  The bus is undoubtedly the cheapest option but you shouldn't expect it to be the most comfortable option.  Generally, in order to reach your accommodation, you will need to change your means of transport at some point.

Bus N°350 - Gare de l'est

The number 350 bus connects CDG airport to Gare de l'Est, in other words, with the eastern station located in the 10th arrondisement.  The buses run around every 30 minutes but this does depend on the day.  The service is available from 05:45 to 21:30 hours.  In order to check the up to date timetables: BUS SCHEDULES AND STOPS FOR THE 350 BUS.

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SCHEDULES FOR THE NUMBER 350 BUS

The No. 350 bus makes a journey every 30 minutes.  The timetable to CDG: from 05:33 to 21:30 hours.  The timetable towards Paris: from 06.05 to 22.30 hours. 
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PRICES FOR THE BUS

A one way ticket costs €6.00.
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TERMs AND JOURNEY TIME (NO.350 BUS)

From Charles de Gaulle to Gare de l'Est takes an average of around 90 minutes

Bus N°351 - Place de la Nation

The number 351 bus connects CDG airport to Place de la Nation, (also known as Nation–Trône), in other words, the 12th arrondisement.  The buses run around every 30 minutes but this does depend on the day.  The service is available from 07:00 to 21:37 hours.  In order to check the up to date timetables: BUS SCHEDULES AND STOPS FOR THE 351 BUS.

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SCHEDULES FOR THE NO. 351 BUS

The 351 bus makes a journey every 30 mintues.  The timetable to CDG: from 05:35 to 20:20 hours.  The timetable towards Paris: from 07:00 to 21:37 hours.
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PRICES FOR THE BUS NO. 351

A one way ticket costs €6.00.
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TERMS AND JOURNEY TIME NO. 351 BUS

From Charles de Gaulle to Nation–Trône takes an average of around 90 minutes.

Noctilines N140 e N143

The Noctiliens buses, N140 and N143 are two lines that run at night connecting Charles de Gaulle airport with the centre of Paris (Gare de l'Est) on reasonably similar routes.  The service operates from 00:30 to 05:30 with a trip approximately every 30 minutes.SCHEDULES AND ROUTE N140 - - SCHEDULES AND ROUTE N143

TERMS AND JOURNEY TIME FOR THE NIGHT BUSES

From Charles de Gaulle to Garde de l'Est has an average journey time of 90 minutes

From Charles de Gaulle to the centre of Paris with Le Bus Direct and the OuiBus

Le Bus Direct and the OuiBus are two bus services that travel the route from Charles de Gaulle airport to the centre of Paris with strategic stops in the city centre.  For example, Le Bus Direct makes five stops:  Porte Maillot, Etoile, Champs Élysées, Trocadéro, the Eiffel Tower.  The Ouibus makes five different stops:  Bercy, Trocadero, Marne la Vallé, the Eiffel Tower, St. Denis University. The average journey time for both is around 75 minutes to the terminus.  They run every 30 mintues from 05:15 to 23:00 hours.  The price of a ticket on Le Bus Direct is €17.00 and a return ticket costs €30.00.  For more information see: SCHEDULE AND ROUTE FOR LE BUS DIRECT - SCHEDULE AND ROUTE FOR THE OUIBUS

Map of the routes for Le Bus Direct and the Ouibus from Charles de Gaulle to the Eiffel Tower:

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TIMETABLE FOR LE BUS DIRECT

Le Bus Direct and the Ouibus make a journey approximately every 30 minutes.  The timetable for Le Bus Direct to CDG: from 05:15 to 23:00.  The timetable towards Paris: from 05:45 to 23:00 hours. 
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PRICES FOR LE BUS DIRECT

A one way ticket on Le Bus Direct costs €17.00 whereas a return ticket costs €30.00.  The fares for the Ouibus start from €10.00 per journey. 
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JOURNEY TIME FOR LE BUS DIRECT

An average journey time of 80 minutes

The advantages of choosing the bus

An inexpensive service

The rate for the Roissybus (just one way) is €12.00.  The price of a one way ticket on the regular bus line is €6.00.

TIPS FOR USING THE BUS SERVICE

Do not put fragile or valuable items in your suitcases if they are going to travel in the trunk of the bus.  When using the regular bus lines, make sure that you don't lose sight of your suitcases and ensure that all your bags are firmly closed. Pickpockets focus on crowded places like the metro and the bus. 

Check the timetables for your trip in advance as they can vary depending on the time of year or the day.

Make sure you keep your tickets.  In the event of a check, you will need to be able to show a valid ticket.

Questions and Answers regarding the different means of airport transport

What is the distance from Charles de Gaulle airport to the centre of Paris?

Charles de Gaulle airport is located about 35 to 40 kilometres from the centre of Paris. The various means of public transport can take a long time as the journey is longer due to the numerous different stops.  A private taxi or a car will take a maximum of 40 minutes in normal traffic. 

How to get to the stop or find the driver?
How to pay?
Which is the cheapest service?

Transport from Charles de Gaulle to your accommodation in the centre of Paris

TAXI

Enjoy a private trip that's direct, at the time you want and, above all, at a fixed price!

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SHUTTLE

Choose the convenience: share the transfer with a maximum of 8 passengers.

BOOK PARIS SHUTTLE