Paris Charles de Gaulle International Airport (CDG)
Travel and Ground Transport
As one of the busiest air facilities in the whole world, let alone France, Paris Charles de Gaulle International Airport (CDG) boasts an enormous transport infrastructure to deal with the hundreds of thousands of passengers to fly in and out each single week.
Located at Roissy-en-France and serving the French capital and beyond, ground transport at Charles de Gaulle Airport comes in the form of Air France buses, various shuttles and shared-ride vans, RER rapid TGV train services, taxis and limos. Central Paris and its many arrondissements are all within easy reach, including Ile de la Cité, Ile Saint-Louis, Invalides, La Bastille, Le Marais and La Défense business district.
Taxis at Charles de Gaulle Airport are easy to locate and transport passengers into the city centre in around 45 minutes. Do bear in mind that your journey may take considerably longer if you are travelling during peak hours, with the central streets of Paris being famous for their congestion problems. Taxi firms operating here include Alpha, Les Taxis Bleus and G7 Horizon.
The taxi ranks at CDG are easy to come by as follows:
- Terminal 1 - exit 24
- Terminal 2 - A exit 6, B exit 7, C exit 6, D exit 7, E gate 12, F gate 11, G blue gate
- Terminal 3 - arrivals hall exit
Regular Air France bus services run every 10 minutes, between 05:50 to 23:00. The buses run via Port Maillot to Terminals 1 and 2 - this journey should last roughly 35 to 40 minutes.
Roissybus operates an alternative service between the terminals and the Opera district of central Paris. This service runs every 15 minutes, between 06:00 and 22:30, lasting about 45 minutes. There are also further bus and coach services that travel to the Gare de Lyon railway station, Invalides, Montparnasse and other areas of Paris.
Tel: +1 01 4418 3602
Shuttle buses are also available at Paris Charles de Gaulle International Airport and link many of the city's most noteworthy hotels. With scenic journeys lasting up to 75 minutes, the shuttles run daily between 04:00 to 20:00. Shuttle bus companies include Roissybus, RATP, Bus 350, Bus 351, Les Cars (Air France) and the Noctillien Night Bus.
These services collect passengers from all three of the terminal buildings and connecting the Corbeil-Essonnes, Gare de Lyon, Gare Montparnasse, Gare du Nord and Gare de l'Est train stations, as well as the Porte de Bagnolet and Nation areas. The Val d'Europe is on hand to transport holidaymakers to the Euro Disneyland Theme Park.
Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport was one of the first in Europe to have an integrated train system and the RER rapid TGV train service travels to the centre of Paris in just 40 minutes. Euro Disney is only 10 minutes away and Brussels can be reached in an hour.
Trains depart from the airport every 15 minutes and are more frequent during peak times. Line B runs from the station at CDG Terminal 2 to the Paris Gare du Nord station, with good connections to the city's extensive Metro underground system.