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Transfer Options from Charles de Gaulle Airport (CDG) to the City of Paris

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How to get from Charles de Gaulle Airport (CDG) to the city centre

To get from Charles de Gaulle airport (CDG) to the city centre of Paris, you have three transfer options, train, bus or taxi. One cheap transfer option is taking the regional RER train. This takes around 50 minutes to reach the city and costs only 11€. Another cheap transfer option is the bus. Bus tickets cost from 11.50€ and journey time is around 70 minutes. The fastest way to reach the city centre is by taxi. Taxis at CDG are charged by a flat rate and will cost you 55€.

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Price

55€

Time

40’

Availability

24/7

Taxi

Taxis are readily available outside terminals 1,2 and 3 at Charles de Gaulle airport (CDG). They will have a ‘Taxi Perisian’ sign on top.

Price

55€

Time

45’

Availability

24/7

Train

The RER B train line can be caught from Terminal 2 at Charles de Gaulle airport (CDG)

Price

11€

Time

50’

Availability

04:56 - 23:56

Bus

Buses run regularly from Charles de Gaulle airport (CDG), even at night.

Price

11.50€

Time

80’

Availability

05:33 - 04:00

How to get from Charles de Gaulle airport (CDG) to the city centre by taxi

Taking a taxi from Charles de Gaulle airport (CDG) to the city centre of Paris is definitely the quickest and most convenient transfer option. Taxis are readily available outside of all three terminals, and will take you only 45 minutes to reach the city centre.

Taxis at CDG are charged at a flat rate, and cost 50€ if your destination is on the right bank, and 55€ if it's on the Left bank of Paris.

Cost

55€

Trip Duration

50 minutes

*rates vary depending on the location of your destination in Paris

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Taxis are available 24/7 from Charles de Gaulle airport (CDG)

Taxi fare from Charles de Gaulle airport (CDG) to the city centre

Taxis at Charles de Gaulle airport (CDG) are charged at a flat rate. It will cost you 50€ to travel to the Right bank of Paris, and 55€ to travel into the Left bank.

There is no charge for luggage, however, they will charge 4€ per person in your party, after the first 4 people.

Where do I get it from?

As soon as you walk outside of the arrivals ate at T1, T2 or T3, you will see a line of taxis waiting to pick you up.

Taxis in Paris don't have specific colours, but you can easily spot them due to the 'Taxi Parisian' sign on top.

Convenience

Jumping into a taxi after a long flight is definitely the most convenient option. You'll arrive to your destination in comfort, and you'll get some amazing views of the city on the way. However, as the taxi fees are based on a meter, it can be quite expensive.

Editor’s Note

If you're in a hurry to arrive to your destination, or if you have a lot of luggage, then taking a taxi will definitely be the best option for you.

Useful Tips

Be sure to carry change in cash, most drivers don't accept cards.
Taxi drivers will charge 4€ per person after the first 4 people in your party.
Some drivers may not speak good English. Be sure to have your address written down and to hand.
Taxis at Charles de Gaulle (CDG) airport don't have a specific colour. You will need to look for the 'Taxi Parisian' sign on top.

How to get from Charles de Gaulle airport (CDG) to the city centre by train

Taking a train from Charles de Gaulle airport (CDG) is a fast and fairly cheap transfer option. The RER B train runs from Charles de Gaulle airport (CDG) every 10 to 20 minutes, and takes around 50 minutes to reach the city centre. Tickets only cost 11€ one-way, and can be purchased at ticket booths in the arrivals terminal.

Cost

11€

Trip Duration

50 minutes

There is an average 20 minute waiting time

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Trains run from 04:56 to 23:56

How much is the train from Charles de Gaulle airport (CDG) to the city centre?

A one-way train ticket from Charles de Gaulle airport (CDG) to the city centre of Paris will cost 11€ for adults, 7€ for children, and children under the age of 4 travel for free.

Where do I get it from?

The main train station in Charles de Gaulle airport (CDG) can be found near Terminal 3, in the Roissypole building. There is a train station in Terminal 2, however, trains from this station don't run directly into the city centre. If you arrive in Terminal 1 or 2, it is advised to walk or catch an airport shuttle to Terminal 3 to catch the train. If you arrive at Terminal 3, Simply follow the signposts from the arrivals gate, descend one level, and you will be on the train platform.

Convenience

As trains from Charles de Gaulle airport run fairly regularly, this is a rather convenient transfer option. However, trains can get very crowded, and trying to keep all of your luggage with you can be difficult. If you arrive after 23:56, you will need to find a different transport option.

Timetables

RER B

Train times from Charles de Gaulle airport (CDG)

Editor’s Note

Taking the train is a great transfer option for those on a budget, however, it doesn't run at night. If you land in the early hours, then you will need to find another mode of transportation.

Useful Tips

Train timetables are subject to changes at certain times of year, so be sure to check the timetables on the day you arrive.
Purchase your ticket before you get on the train to avoid heavy fines.
Trains can get very busy during rush hour, so be sure to keep an eye on your belongings.
The RER B train stops at 3 stations, Gare du Nord, Châtelet-Les-Halles and Denfert-Rochereau.

How to get from Charles de Gaulle airport (CDG) to the city centre by bus

Taking a bus from Charles de Gaulle airport (CDG) to the city centre of Paris may not be the most convenient transfer option, but it's definitely one of the cheapest. Tickets cost 6€ - 11.50€, depending which line you wish to use, and the journey takes 80 minutes.

There are three bus lines to choose from during the day. The most direct line is Roissybus, which will take you directly into the centre. The other lines are 351 and 350 which make several stops along the way. At night there are two bus lines, N 140 and N 143.

Cost

11.50€

Trip Duration

80 minutes

There is an average waiting time of 20 minutes

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Buses run from 05:33 to 04:00

How much are the buses from Charles de Gaulle airport (CDG) to the city centre?

Tickets cost 11.50€ for the direct Roissybus, and 6€ for a one-way ticket on all the other public buses. Tickets for the public buses can be purchased from the driver as soon as you step on the bus, and for the Roissybus must be purchased in advance from a ticket kiosk. Children under the age of 4 travel for free.

Where do I get it from?

The bus stand can easily be seen just outside of the arrivals gates of T1, T2 and T3. All buses make a stop at each of the three terminals except from N 140, this can only be caught at Terminal 3.

Convenience

Taking a bus from Charles de Gaulle airport (CDG) is one of the least convenient options. There are many bus lines to choose from, and they do run day and night, but journey time is extremely long, and there is a 20 minute waiting time between buses. Also, there are a limited number of stops wishing the city centre, so you may need to take a taxi from the bus station to your final destination.

Timetables

Bus 351

Bus from Charles de Gaulle airport (CDG) to the city centre

N 140

Night bus from Charles de Gaulle airport (CDG) to the city centre

N143

Night bus from Charles de Gaulle airport (CDG) to the city centre

Editor’s Note

No better what time of day you arrive to Charles de Gaulle airport (CDG), you can catch a bus. The journey time may be longer then the other options, but the bus is air-conditioned and will take you close to your destination. If you are in a rush however, then I would suggest another transport option.

Useful Tips

Roissy tickets purchased on the bus will have 1€ penalty fee.
Bus timetables are subject to changes. Be sure to check yours for the day you arrive.
Be sure to have cash with you, most buses aren't equipped to take cards.
You can bring your luggage on the bus at no extra cost.

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Frequently asked questions

How long does it take to get from Charles de Gaulle (CDG) airport to city center?

As Charles de Gaulle airport (CDG) is only 34 km away from the city centre of Paris, it shouldn't take more than 45 minutes if you're traveling by car or taxi. Other transportation means will take longer.

How much is taxi from Charles de Gaulle (CDG) airport to city?

Taxis at Charles de Gaulle (CDG) airport are charged at a flat rate. The journey from Charles de Gaulle (CDG) airport to the city centre will cost you 50€ if your destination is on the right bank, and 55€ if it's on the Left.

How far is Charles de Gaulle (CDG) from the city?

Charles de Gaulle (CDG) airport is fairly close to the city centre of paris, only 34 km. If you are travelling by car or taxi, it shouldn't take you more than 45 minutes to reach your destination.