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Buses from Charles de Gaulle Airport to Paris

This page was updated on: Monday, August 19, 2019 at: 12:53 pm

How many bus lines between CDG and Paris?

You have several bus options from Charles de Gaulle Airport to Paris (and vice versa):

Roissybus, RATP Bus 351 and Bus 350 and Bus Direct (formerly Cars Air France).

RATP public buses are the cheapest option, but ‘it comes at a price’, if I may say so.

Indeed, the multiple stops along the bus route will lengthen your commute time as although they run in the dedicated Bus lanes, they are still slowed down by traffic jams.

Be also aware that you might not have a seats and there's no luggage rack.

Finally, once in Paris, you’ll most likely need to take a cab or walk to your hotel.

Still a great option when traveling on a budget, or simply for those who take the time of taking their time; after all, life doesn't need to always be a race!

For the others, I'd recommend Roissybus and Bus Direct, which are slightly more expensive, but more direct.

RoissyBus

Roissybus is a direct bus line that connects the airport to the Opéra district (and vice versa).

Buses operate daily, even on public holidays, about every 15-20mn and the average travel time is 60mn.

CDG - Paris-Opéra operates from 6:00 am to 12:30am
Paris-Opéra - CDG from 05:15am to 12:30am.

How much?

It’ll cost you € 12 for one-way; you can buy your ticket at the bus stop (vending machines accept most credit-debit cards), at the Metro-RER stations or simply on board with the bus driver.

Where to find Roissybus?

In CDG terminals, follow the sign ‘Bus’.

CDG1: Arrival level: Exit 32
CDG 2A and 2C: go to Exit 9 in Terminal 2A
CDG 2D: Exit 11
CDG 2E and 2G: go to Exit 8 on Arrival level - Bus station

Terminal 3: Roissypole bus station

From Paris-Opéra to CDG: you’ll find the bus stop at #11 rue Scribe

Public buses - RATP

RATP Bus 350

Bus 350 connects CDG to Gare de l'Est, on the Right Bank.

CDG - Gare de l'Est operates from 06:05am to 10:30pm.
Gare de l'Est - CDG from 5:33am to 9:30pm.

The average travel time is around 70-80mn depending on traffic.

RATP Bus 351

Bus 351 connects CDG to Paris-Nation-Trône, on the Right Bank.

CDG - Paris- Nation-Trône operates from 07:10am to 9:40pm.
Paris-Nation-Trône - CDG from 5:36am to 8:20pm

Expect a 70-80mn travel time depending on traffic.

Bus 350 and 351 - When and how much?

Buses 351 and 350 operate daily, including public holidays, every 20-30mn.

The ticket will cost you €6, and children under 4 travel free.

You can buy your ticket with the driver when you board, or at the Metro-RER stations.

Where to get Bus 350 and Bus 351?

In CDG terminals, follow the sign 'Bus'.

CDG1: Exit 12 - Departure level
CDG2:
CDG 2A and 2C: go to Exit 9 at Terminal 2A
CDG 2D for Bus 350 only: Exit 11
TGV Station: Level 5
Terminal 3: Roissypole

From Paris - Gare de l’Est to CDG: you'll find the bus stop at #76 Boulevard de Strasbourg
From Paris- Nation-Trône to CDG: at #2 Avenue du Trône

N140 and N143 – night buses - Noctilien

The night bus lines N140 and N143 connect the airport to Gare de l'Est in Paris in about 70mn; the first via Aulnay-sous-Bois, the second via Saint-Denis.

CDG1: Exit 8 - Arrival Level
TGV station and at Roissypole near Terminal 3
Fare: €8

Bus Direct

Bus Direct has replaced the Cars Air France.

You have the choice between 3 bus lines that link CDG1 and CDG2 ACDEF to Paris and Orly Airport.

Bus Direct lines originate at CDG 2E-2F - Exit E8 or F9 where you’ll find their booking office manned from 9am to 6pm.

Buses then serve CDG 2A - 2C - 2D, CDG1 and Paris; they operate in the reversed order when returning to CDG.

There is no Bus Direct stop at CDG 2G and Terminal 3; use the free airport shuttle to get to one of the other terminals.

Bus Direct Line 2

This line links CDG to the Eiffel Tower via Porte Maillot-Palais des Congrès and Etoile-Champs-Elysées.

Daily buses operate every 30mn.

CDG to Etoile-Champs-Elysées average travel time is 45-60mn and CDG to Tour Eiffel 60-70mn.

How much?

Adult: €18 one-way - €31 round trip
Children 4-11: €10 one-way – €20 round trip
Children below 4 travel free
Be aware that you’ll pay €1 extra if you buy your ticket on board.

Where to find your Bus Direct stop at the airport?

CDG1: Arrival level - Exit 32 - 5:35am to 11:45pm
CDG 2A-2C-2D: Exit C10 - 5:36am to 11:36pm
CDG 2E-2F: Exit E8 or F9 (head of the line) - 5:30am to 11:30pm

Where to find your Bus Direct Line 2 stop in Paris?

Eiffel Tower-Suffren: #19 Avenue de Suffren
From 5:00am to 10:00pm

Etoile-Champs-Elysées: #2 Avenue Carnot
From 5:10am to 10:10pm

Porte Maillot-Palais des Congrès: #66 Boulevard Gouvion St Cyr
From 5:15amd to 10:15pm

Bus Direct Line 3

This line links Charles de Gaulle Airport to Orly Airport Terminals West and South; buses operate every 20-40mn.

Orly-CDG average travel time is 70-80mn depending on traffic.

How much

Adult: €22 one-way - €37 round trip
Children 4-11: €13 one-way – €26 round trip
Children below 4 travel free
Be aware that you’ll pay €1 extra if you buy your ticket on board.

Where and when find your Bus Direct Line 3 in CDG?

CDG 1: Arrival level - Exit 32 - 6:25am to 10:05pm
CDG 2A-2C: Exit C10 - 6:16am to 9:56pm
CDG 2E-2F: Exit E8 or F9 (head of the line) - 6:10am to 9:50pm

Where and when to find your Bus Direct Line 3 in Orly Airport?

Orly Sud - Exit L on Arrival level (Level 0) - Follow the sign ‘Transports’
You’ll find a ticket vending machine.

Orly Sud to CDG1-CDG 2A-2C-CDG 2E-2F: from 6:35am to 9:50pm

Orly Ouest - Exit D on Arrival level

Orly West to CDG1-CDG 2A-2C-CDG 2E-2F: from 6:40am to 9:55pm

Bus Direct Line 4

This line links CDG Airport to Montparnasse station via Gare de Lyon; daily buses operate every 30mn.

The average travel time  to Gare de Lyon is 40-50mn and to Montparnasse 70-80mn.

How much?

Adult: €18 one-way - €31 round trip
Children 4-11: €10 one-way – €20 round trip
Children below 4 travel free
Be aware that you’ll pay €1 extra if you buy your ticket on board

Where and when to find your Bus Direct Line 4 stop?

CDG1: Arrival level - Exit 32 - 6:00am to 11:00pm
CDG 2A-2C-2D - Exit C10 - 5:51 to 10:51pm
CDG 2E-2F: Exit E8 and F9 (head of the line) - 5:45am to 10:45pm

Paris Montparnasse Bus Direct stop: #14 rue du Commandant Mouchotte
From 5:15am to 09:45pm.

Paris Gare de Lyon Direct bus stop: #20bis Boulevard Diderot
From 5:30am to 10:00pm, every 30mn

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