Also known as Roissy, Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport (CDG) is the most important airport in Paris and France, and the second busiest in Europe, after London Heathrow Airport, closely followed by Frankfurt Airport.
Charles de Gaulle Airport is located about 25 km north-east of Paris, within tariff zone 5 and is named after General De Gaulle, former president of the French Republic.
The Parisian airport consists of 3 terminals, which in turn are divided into sectors: the largest is Terminal 2, which goes up to the letter G.
To reach the centre of Paris, you can choose from several connection options to Charles de Gaulle airport, depending on your travel needs.
The RER (Réseau Express Régional) is the suburban rail network serving the city of Paris and its surroundings.
Line B provides fast connections between the centre of Paris and the two Charles de Gaulle Airport railway stations: CDG Airport Station 1, which includes Terminals 1 and 3, and Charles de Gaulle Airport Station 2 TGV , which would be Terminal 2.
Those landing/departing at Terminal 1:
If you land/depart at Terminal 2, use the Aéroport Charles de Gaulle 2 TGV station:
RER trains on line B will take you to the city centre in about 30 minutes and the frequency of journeys is around 10 to 20 minutes . Single tickets (approx. EUR 11.40) can be purchased at ticket offices or from the automatic machines in the station.
Please note that some types of passes are also accepted on board. Normally the Paris Visite pass (zones 1 – 5) and the Paris Navigo pass (zones 1-5) include the RER B transfer from Charles De Gaulle to Paris. On weekends and public holidays, it is possible to get to the airport with any pass, regardless of the zone chosen.
The most important stops in central Paris are:
A much more expensive solution to get to the centre of Paris is to rely on the official taxis operating at Charles de Gaulle airport.
The approximate costs are:
Private transfers are very similar to taxis but offer the advantage of being able to be booked in advance and knowing the exact cost of the transfer.
There are several lines connecting the city of Paris with the airport but all are subject to the inevitable traffic delays.
The Roissybus shuttle buses allow you to reach Terminals 1 – Terminal 3 – Terminal 2AC – Terminal 2EF in approximately 60 minutes, leaving from Paris-Opéra station . The stop is located between rue Scribe and rue Auber.
Bus frequency depends on the time of day and the terminals. Departing from Opera station for Terminals Terminal 1 – Terminal 3 – Terminal 2AC – Terminal 2D – Terminal 2EF:
Departing from Roissy Charles de Gaulle airport (Terminal 1 – 3) and arriving at the Opéra:
The €13.70 ticket can be purchased at the airport from ticket offices, ticket machines or directly on board, consulting the driver. The Navigo Zone 1-5 Pass is also accepted in this case.
There are also simple scheduled buses (RATP) that connect Charles de Gaulle airport with the centre of Paris. They are considerably cheaper but also less comfortable and faster. In fact, they have longer journey times and a more deferred frequency, every 30 minutes.
Fileo is an on-demand transport service to and from Paris-CDG. By dialling 7 24 77 free of charge from a landline, calling 0810 24 24 77, connecting to the website or downloading the dedicated mobile app, you can book your ride whenever you wish.
Complementing the regular bus routes, Fileo can be reserved 24/7. Transport tickets accepted: Navigo Pass, Imagine’R student card, carnet of 10 full-fare t+ tickets.
For those who need to reach the airport or the centre of Paris at night, we recommend the Nottilien N140 and N 143.
The night buses stop at Terminal 1, gate 8, at the TGV station and Terminal 3 at the Roissypole bus station. They operate from 00.30 to 5.30 and have as their terminus the Gare de l’Est station with several stops in between. You should allow approximately 60 minutes for the journey.
Tickets are bought directly on board from the driver and cost €8: Navigo zone 1-5, Navigo annual, Mobilis, Paris Visite passes are accepted.
Not everyone lands in Paris and travels directly to the city centre. Many tourists are only visiting the French capital for the Disneyland Paris amusement park, which is very close to the airport, so there is no need to go through the centre of Paris.
The quickest way to get to Disneyland Paris is to rely on the Magical Shuttle, whose ticket is often included if you stay in the park’s hotels.
The shuttle stop at Paris-Charles de Gaulle airport is located at:
The shuttle operates from Disneyland Resort Paris from 07.00 to 18.15 and from Paris-Charles de Gaulle (Terminal 2E/F) from 09.00 to 19.15 . Tickets for adults and children aged 6 and over are 23 euros, 10 euros for children aged 3 to 11, while under 3 the trip is free. Please note that the Navigo Pass is not accepted.
The shuttle also provides convenient access to several Disney hotels along the route:
Please note that there is an excellent alternative to the shuttle. In fact, you can reach Disneyland Paris by TGV from the SNCF Aéroport Charles de Gaulle 2 TGV station, getting off directly at the Marne-la-Vallée-Chessy-TGV station.
The journey time between stations is 10 minutes. This alternative is not cheap, you need to book your ticket in advance and journeys are not very frequent.
We also remind you to pay close attention to the return journey to Charles de Gaulle: coming from other destinations, TGV trains may be delayed. This detail should be taken into account when calculating your time to the airport.
Some tourists may need to transfer to Orly Airport once they have landed at Charles de Gaulle Airport to catch another flight.
If this is the case, know that the most convenient way to travel between the two French airports is to first use the RER B line, which connects the CdG terminals with the Antony station, from where the Orlyval, a light metro that connects the various terminals at Orly, then departs.
The frequency is every 10-20 minutes.
For some tourists landing in Paris, the journey is not over, but continues by train to other destinations and French cities. In this case, it is good to know the details for train connections with the rest of France. Tourists normally take advantage of the speed and convenience of TGV trains, the high-speed trains.
The SNCF station at Paris-Charles de Gaulle Airport is connected to the TGV Sud, TGV Ouest and TGV Nord networks, as well as the main Ouigo, Thalys and Eurostar lines. It also makes it possible to reach Paris by the RER B train.
The station is located in terminal 2, between terminals 2C, 2D, 2E and 2F. It is served by the free CDGVAL shuttle, departing from terminals 1 and 3, the Paris Aéroport N1 bus, which stops at terminals 2A, 2C, 2D, 2E and 2F, and the Paris Aéroport N2 bus, which stops at terminals 2G and 2F.
The station has five levels and the platform for high-speed trains is located on level 1.
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Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport is located on the outskirts of the capital, just over 25 km north-east of Paris.