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 10€. Another cheap transfer option is the bus. Bus tickets cost from 11.50€ and journey time is around 70 minutes. There is also the Le Bus Direct, a faster service that is direct, but costs 17€. The fastest way to reach the city centre is by taxi. A taxi from Charles de Gaulle airport to Paris is charged by a flat rate and will cost you 60€.Welcome Pickups offers meet and greet services and a friendly introduction to Paris at the same price as a regular taxi. Click here to see the cost.
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Getting from Charles de Gaulle Airport to City Centre
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How to get from Charles de Gaulle airport (CDG) to 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.
Paris airport taxi rides at CDG are charged at a flat rate, and cost 55€ if your destination is on the right bank, and 60€ if it’s on the Left bank of Paris.
Taxi fare from Charles de Gaulle airport (CDG) to city centre
Taxis at Charles de Gaulle airport (CDG) are charged at a flat rate. It will cost you 55€ to travel to the Right bank of Paris, and 60€ 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.
*If you book your Paris CDG airport transfer in advance you might get a better fixed price.
Taxis at Charles de Gaulle airport
*rates vary depending on the location of your destination in Paris
Taxis are available 24/7 from Charles de Gaulle airport (CDG)
Where do I get it from?
As soon as you walk outside of the arrivals gate at T1, T2 or T3, you will see a line of taxis waiting to pick you up.
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.
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.
How to get from Charles de Gaulle airport (CDG) to 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 10€ one-way, and can be purchased at ticket booths in the arrivals terminal.
How much is the train from Charles de Gaulle airport (CDG) to city centre?
A one-way train ticket from Charles de Gaulle airport (CDG) to the city centre of Paris will cost 10€ for adults, 6€ for children, and children under the age of 4 travel for free.
RER B train
There is an average 20 minute waiting time for a train.
Trains run from 04:56 to 23:56
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.
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.
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.
How to get from Charles de Gaulle airport (CDG) to 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.
How much are the buses from Charles de Gaulle airport (CDG) to 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.
Roissybus, Bus 351 & 350 at Charles de Gaulle airport
There is an average waiting time of 20 minutes
Buses run from 05:33 to 04:00
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.
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.
No matter 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 another transport option is suggested.
How to get from Charles de Gaulle airport (CDG) to city centre by Le Bus
Tickets from CDG airport to downtown are 17€ for a one-way trip and 30€ round-trip. The bus makes three stops at Porte Maillot, Etoile Champs-Elysées and Trocadero.
Tickets for children ages 4-11 are only 10€.
How much is Le Bus from Charles de Gaulle airport (CDG) to city centre?
Tickets can be purchased online and are 17€ one way or 30€ for a round trip. Children under the age of 4 travel for free and those ages 4 – 11 are 10€.
Le Bus at Charles de Gaulle airport
There is an average waiting time of 30 minutes
Bus runs from 5:15 - 23:00
Where do I get it from?
Le Bus can be boarded from Terminals 1 and 2.
Although this journey is less than the city bus, it still takes 60 minutes and the cost is much higher than other options.
This option may be preferable for those interested in on-board wifi, unlimited luggage and a USB charging port in each seat. Otherwise, other transport methods will be quicker and cheaper.
Welcome Pickups transfer
Book a trained, English-speaking taxi driver to pick you up at the same price as a regular cab from the line
If you feel more relaxed knowing that somebody is waiting for you, you may as well book a Welcome Pickups transfer. As soon as you arrive at the airport you will be greeted by your driver. He will be waiting for you at the terminal of your arrival with a sign that has your name on it. Your driver will help you out with your luggage and together you will make your way to the vehicle. While he is driving you to your accommodation, the driver can give you some tips and recommendations on what to do during your holidays in Paris. Our drivers are hand-picked and speak fluent English. No need to worry about miscommunication issues that you may face with the local taxi drivers regarding your destination. Relax and enjoy your ride.
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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 55€ if your destination is on the right bank, and 60€ 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.
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