Are you about to take a plane from Roissy-Charles-de-Gaulle airport? We’ll tell you how to get there!
Roissy-Charles-de-Gaulle airport is located 26 km northeast of Paris. In terms of traffic, more than 69.5 million passengers used this airport in 2017, making it the largest in France. With over 300 cities served worldwide by some 150 airlines, you’ll probably be flying out of Roissy-Charles-de-Gaulle airport for your next vacation.
And because it’s legitimate to wonder how to get to Roissy-Charles-de-Gaulle, this article explains the different ways of getting there! Depending on journey time, number of passengers, price… everyone can choose the means of transport that suits them best.
By cab or VTC
Taking a cab to Roissy-Charles-de-Gaulle is the simplest solution. Although subject to the vagaries of road traffic, a cab is ideal if you have a lot of luggage, if you don’t have your own car, or if your plane takes off in the middle of the night when there’s no public transport. The big drawback of taking a cab is that you have to budget for it!
A fixed cab fare applies to journeys from the capital to Paris airports and vice versa. You can estimate the cost of your cab journey by clicking here.
If you have an app like Uber, you can also order a VTC at the airport or in Paris.
>> Also Read : What’s the budget for a stay in Paris?
By train or RER
Taking the train to Roissy-Charles-de-Gaulle is generally straightforward: well signposted, with maps and loudspeaker announcements at every station. Often more comfortable than the bus and faster, you should nevertheless anticipate the few inconveniences you may encounter (especially at peak times, when it can get crowded, and at night). In any case, the train is usually the quickest and most convenient way to get around.
– Regional line: RER B
It’s possible to get to Roissy-Charles-de-Gaulle by RER, as the airport is linked to Paris and its suburbs by the RER B :
- Aéroport Charles de Gaulle 1″ station serves terminals 1 and 3.
- The “Aéroport Charles de Gaulle 2 – TGV” station serves terminals 2 ACDEF and G.
- Terminal 2G is linked to terminal 2F by shuttle bus N2.
Journey time is around 30 minutes and costs around ten euros (you need a special airport ticket). RERs run every 6-15 minutes.
– SNCF main lines (TGV)
If you’re staying far from Paris, you can also get to Roissy-Charles-de-Gaulle by TGV: the SNCF station at Paris-Charles de Gaulle is located between terminals 2C-2D and 2E-2F. The station is called “Aéroport Charles de Gaulle 2 – TGV”.
Terminals 2A, 2B, 2C, 2D, 2E and 2F are accessible by conveyor belt. For terminals 1 and 3, you can take the free CDGVAL shuttle bus. But for terminals 2A, 2C, 2E, 2D, 2F, take shuttle bus N1. For terminal 2G, take shuttle N2 (from terminal 2F).
There are many ways to get to Roissy-Charles-de-Gaulle, and the bus is one of them. In fact, several buses and coaches serve Paris-Charles de Gaulle airport! Although more economical, the bus is a fairly slow mode of transport, especially if you take it during rush hour.
Between the “Bus Direct – Paris Aéroport”, the “Roissy Bus”, the “Filéo Roissy”, lines 350-351-19 and the “Noctilien” (which also runs at night), you’ve got plenty to do to get to Roissy airport.
Roissybus costs € 16,20. The Roissybus shuttle bus links Charles de Gaulle Airport and Paris-Opéra in 60 minutes. Buses serve Terminals 1, 2 and 3 every 15-20 minutes.
Take care Paris traffic can be slow and unpredictable!
Even if we know that driving in the Paris region can quickly turn into an obstacle course, the car is widely used to get to Roissy-Charles-de-Gaulle. There’s no risk of losing the kids in transit or missing your train, and it’s easy to get to when traffic is flowing, via the A1, A3 or A104 freeways.
Once you’re there, the question of parking always arises… Especially when there are no spaces left in the official parking lot! Don’t panic, there are plenty of cheap parking spaces close to Roissy where you can leave your vehicle for the duration of your stay. Fully secured and sometimes covered, low prices don’t always mean low quality! If you’re looking for a parking lot in Roissy, Parkos is a site that lets you compare and reserve parking spaces around the airport.
How do I get from Orly to Roissy?
If you’re in transit between the two airports, getting to Roissy-Charles-de-Gaulle from Orly is fairly straightforward. You can either :
- Take a cab
- Take the bus: Line 3 (06:30 to 22:30) takes at least an hour.
- Take the train: RER B + Orlyval (06:00 to 22:30), with a connection between the RER B and the ORLYVAL shuttle at Antony station.