How to Travel from Paris CDG Airport to Downtown

When traveling to Paris, one can either make use of the renowned Paris Metro or make use of the public bus service or the taxi service in order to get to Downtown Paris from the Charles De Gaulle Airport.

Paris Metro Route
When taking the Metro, the traveler will have to board the RER B Train which shall transport him or her from Zone 5 to Zone 1. Stops on the way include, but are not limited to, Châtelet – Les Halles and Port Royal. Two kinds of passes are accepted for this mode of travel and they are Paris Visite and Passe Navigo. One information worth note-taking is that the first train departs at 4:56 AM, while the last train leaves at 10:59 PM.

Getting to or leaving Paris-Charles de Gaulle:
The station « Aéroport Charles de Gaulle 1 » serves terminals 1 and 3.
The station « Aéroport Charles de Gaulle 2 – TGV» serves terminals 2 ACDEF and G.
Terminal 2G is linked to terminal 2F by the free N2 shuttle.
Journey time : allow 50 min (RER) for a journey Paris-Châtelet les Halles > Paris-Charles de Gaulle airport.
Fare : € 9.75 (Forfait Navigo zone 1-5 accepted) for a journey Paris-Châtelet les Halles > Paris-Charles de Gaulle airport.

Note: Keep up your guard for safety and security guidelines since thieves are very active on this route. A little caution can thereby go a long way.


Cost of Transportation
The train leaving from CDG Terminal 2 or 3 is considered to be the cheapest and fastest mode of travel for the particular route under discussion, another pointer travelers should be aware of.
Lastly when it comes to costs of travel, tickets for adults are priced at Euro 9.75, while for children they are priced at Euro 6.85. As for infants, a category for children under the age of 4, travel is free.

Public Bus Service or Taxi Service
Taxis can be found right outside the exit terminal. Fares vary between Euro 45 to Euro 55, and remember to ask your taxi driver beforehand as to whether or not they accept credit cards for some taxis may not. One important tip is to be careful of suspicious men offering clandestine taxi services inside the terminal as they may be up to scrupulous activities. It is always better to stay safe, rather than be sorry.


On the other hand, depending on your location, however, you can also make use of the Roissy Bus Service. This is the bus that connects Paris Opera with the CDG Airport. There are two different timeslots for the bus service. From 6:00 AM to 8:45 PM, buses shall be available every 15 minutes. From 8:45 PM to 12:30 AM, buses shall be available every 20 minutes. The bus service’s departure points from the CDG Airport lie at Terminal 1, 2 and 3 while the journey time is said to be around 45 minutes to an hour. Lastly, as for transportation pricing, the fare for the bus service stands at Euro 10.