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Airport Access: Getting to Paris from Charles de Gaulle

Paris Charles de Gaulle AIrport

Paris Charles de Gaulles is the largest airport in France and the second busiest airport from Europe.

It was opened in 1974 and is also known as Rossy Airport because of its location; it is located in the town of Rossy-en-France, 23 kilometres of Paris.

This airport is the main hub for Air France, the national airline company.

In 2019 the airport was transited by more than 75 million passengers and more than 485.000 planes.

Paris Charles de Gaulle France

charle de gaulle airport Paris France

All the biggest airline companies from Europe operate flights to this airport; all major cities from Europe and some American cities have direct flights here.

Getting from the airport to Paris

To get from the airport to Paris there are three options: by car, by taxi, by train or by bus.

The cheapest ways to travel are the train and the bus.


If you choose to take the train, then you should know that from the airport you can pick up the regional RER train which leads you to the city centre.

The trains leave every 10 to 20 minutes and ride lasts for about 50 minutes. The main train station is near Terminal 3, in Roissypole building. P

Paris Train Subway

Paris Train Subway

ay attention to this because there is another train station in Terminal 2 and the trains from there did not go directly to the city centre!

The price of a train ticket from the airport to the city centre is around 10 euros.


There is another cheap option to get from Paris Charles de Gaulle airport to the city centre and this is the bus.

It is one of the most time-consuming options available. Usually, the bus ride takes around 80 minutes and the price for a one-way ticket is between 6 to 11 euros, depending on which company you choose.

Bus Paris France

Bus Paris France

The bus station is outside the arrival gates on Terminal 1, Terminal 2 and Terminal 3. All the buses stop at each terminal and then go to the city centre.


If you choose to take a taxi from the airport to the city then you should know that there is a flat rate of 55 euros for the Right bank of Paris and 60 euros for the Left bank.

Taxi Paris France

Taxi Paris France

You will not have an extra charge for your luggage but if you want to travel more than 4 persons in a car you will be charged extra for each extra person.

In about one hour you will reach the city from the airport.

After a long and tiring flight, this is the most convenient way to get to your hotel from Paris Charles de Gaulle airport!

Car rental

To be honest with you, I don’t recommend you to rent a car if you plan to visit Paris!

If your trip includes some days outside the capital of France or if you want to visit the country, then yes, the car is the right option for you.

Renting a car is not that expensive but the main downside of having a car in a big city like Paris is the limited number of parking lots and the restrictions imposed by local authorities!

Car rental Paris

Car rental Paris

A car is absolutely great when you plan to explore the country! You can book your car online and pick it up directly from the airport!

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The renting prices are reasonable and you’ll have the freedom and mobility you need when travelling abroad!

But if you plan to visit Paris and nothing else then the best way to get from Paris Charles de Gaulle airport to the city is the train.

It is fast, cheap, comfortable and reliable!

If you are interested in moving around and exploring the country, then rent a car and enjoy your holiday!