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
- 40 minutes
- Available: 24 hours a day
- 80 minutes
- Availability: 05:30 - 21:00
- 50 minutes
- Available: 5:26-00:11
- 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
Starting from €52.00 (around €13.00 per person) for a car with 4 seats.
Starting from €56.00 (around €7.00 per person) for a car with 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
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.
You choose the date and time of your pick-up. You won't have to wait for your driver to arrive! He will be waiting for you at the airport at the time requested in your reservation.
The taxi is booked just for you, your family or the group of friends with whom you are travelling. In addition to this, if you are travelling with your children, the child's seat is always included in the price.
The airline companies often schedule flights that arrive or depart either very early in the morning or late at night when the general means of public transport are no longer operational. In this case, booking a taxi service in advance is the only really valid solution because this service is available 24 hours a day.
A Private Taxi is the perfect solution for those who are travelling on business or who simply want to leave their suitcases at the hotel and set off immediately to explore Paris without the encumbrance of their luggage. In fact, with a Private Taxi you will be taken directly to your destination via the fastest route which will also save on travelling time for the passengers.
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 08:00 and 17:00.
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
Choose the fastest and most convenient service! Book a taxi at a fixed price at the time that you want.
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.
SHUTTLE SERVICE SCHEDULES
PICK-UP SCHEDULE SHUTTLE
JOURNEY TIME SHUTTLE
The Advantages of using the Airport Shuttle
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..
The rate is calculated based on distance not on journey time. For this reason, you can enjoy a fixed price that is locked in at the time of booking. In addition to this, the cost per head is reduced when a greater number of other passengers are travelling with you!
Forget about the stress of having to find different modes or transport and the machines for buying tickets. A driver will be awaiting your arrival at the terminal's information point to accompany you directly to your accommodation.
Forget the stress of having to lug heavy suitcases when you book the shuttle service! Having to deal with heavy cases and overflowing hand-luggage can become very stressful when you are in the process of getting from the airport to your hotel, particularly for families who are travelling with children's push-chairs. With the shuttle service from Charles de Gaulle Airport to your accommodation in central Paris, your holidays will be off to a great start as you forget about the stresses and strains of dealing with heavy luggage.
The Customer Service help desk ensures that English speaking passengers can access information in their own language without any additional costs.
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.
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
Choose the comfort and convenience of travelling straight to your accommodation with a maximum of 8 people.
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):
PRICES FOR THE RER B
JOURNEY TIME WITH THE RER B
SCHEDULES FOR THE RER B
The advantages of using the RER
One way tickets cost €10.30
The train station is inside Charles de Gaulle Airport (CDG) and is located close to Terminal 3. Once inside the airport building, you will just need to follow the signs on the posters or, you can ask for assistance at the information desk.
You can buy your tickets in a matter of minutes right inside the RER station at the electronic ticket dispensers.
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):
DURATA VIAGGIO ROISSYBUS
PRICES FOR THE ROISSYBUS
SCHEDULE FOR THE ROISSYBUS
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.
SCHEDULES FOR THE NUMBER 350 BUS
PRICES FOR THE BUS
TERMs AND JOURNEY TIME (NO.350 BUS)
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.
SCHEDULES FOR THE NO. 351 BUS
PRICES FOR THE BUS NO. 351
TERMS AND JOURNEY TIME NO. 351 BUS
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 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:
TIMETABLE FOR LE BUS DIRECT
PRICES FOR LE BUS DIRECT
JOURNEY TIME FOR LE BUS DIRECT
The advantages of choosing the bus
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
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.
If you have booked a private taxi, the driver will wait for you in the Arrivals Hall with a sign bearing your name. If, on the other hand, you have booked the shuttle, the driver will wait for you at the information point in your arrivals terminal. In the event that you have decided to use the metro or the bus, you can ask for assistance at the information desk in any of the terminals.
- Private Taxi: a small deposit must be paid in order to secure the booking and the balance is payable in cash to the driver;
- Airport Shuttle: a small deposit must be paid in order to seure the booking and the balance is payable to the driver in cash;
- RER: tickets can be purchased at the machines inside the station's entrance;
- Roissybus or Le Bus Direct: tickets can be purchased at the stand inside the airport building;
- Regular Buses: tickets can be bought from the ticket machines or from the driver once on board the bus.
The cheapest service is probably one of the regular bus lines (the 350 or the 351) but you should remember that it is likely you will have to change the means of transport at some point in order to reach your accommodation and this will mean buying another ticket.
Transport from Charles de Gaulle to your accommodation in the centre of Paris
Enjoy a private trip that's direct, at the time you want and, above all, at a fixed price!
Choose the convenience: share the transfer with a maximum of 8 passengers.