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How to get to Paris from Charles de Gaulle Airport

This page was updated on: Friday, April 26, 2019 at: 3:20 pm

Taxi, RER or Bus - How to get to Paris from CDG?

What’s the best way to get to Paris from CDG?

This question comes up over and over, so we’ve looked into the various options you have.

However, please keep in mind that this is purely indicative, and the choice is yours!

In case you didn't know, Charles-de-Gaulle Airport is also known as Aéroport de Roissy, after the village where it was built.

It has three terminals, CDG1, CDG2 and Terminal 3, all located away from each other.

The airport is 34km northeast of Paris, so you'll need a means of transport to go to town.

You have the choice between the taxis of course (private, shared or shuttle), but also the fast train RER and various buses.

Three means of transport with their pros and cons and their price!

Which means of transport best suits your needs to get from CDG to Paris?

Choosing which means of transport is best suited to your needs will depend on the nature of your visit.

If you are on a business trip, your company will presumably pay for your taxi, so enjoy the ride!

However, depending on whether you are on vacation, alone, in a couple, family, group or on budget etc… you’ll need to assess the most advantageous means of transport.

The number of baggage will thus enter the equation, not for the price, because taxis do not charge extra, but for the bulk they represent.

Only you can decide if you want to travel with your luggage on the bus or the RER.

Indeed, public transport doesn’t provide luggage racks, and you are never sure to have a seat; add to this that traveling on the bus can be a long commute.

Is this a good option when traveling with young children and/or bulky luggage?

All we can do is help you make up your mind, by providing you the pros and the cons of the various means of travel between Charles de Gaulle Airport and the centre of Paris.

You decide!

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How to get to Paris from Charles de Gaulle Airport

How to get to Paris from Charles de Gaulle Airport

Discover how to get to Paris from Charles de Gaulle Airport using one of the three main means of transport, taxi, fast train RER and bus
Buses from Charles de Gaulle Airport to Paris - Roissybus

Buses from Charles de Gaulle Airport to Paris

Direct buses from Charles de Gaulle Airport to Paris are a fast and economical means of transport while standard public buses are the cheapest but slowest
Express train RER from Charles de Gaulle Airport to Paris

Express train RER from Charles de Gaulle Airport to Paris

Express train RER, a fast, reliable, easy to use and good value for money means of transport from Charles de Gaulle Airport to the centre of Paris
How to get a taxi to Paris from Charles de gaulle Airport

How to get a taxi to Paris from Charles de Gaulle Airport

Basic tips and general information on the various taxis options on offer to get from Roissy-Charles de Gaulle Airport to the centre of Paris

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