Express train RER from Charles de Gaulle Airport to Paris

Traditions – General Info Express train RER from CDG Airport to Paris This page was updated on: Sunday, January 12, 2020 at: 4:59 pm Charles de Gaulle Airport to Paris in 30mn by the express RER train link The express train link RER is the second most popular means of transport from CDG airport to…

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