How to get to Paris: all airports and train station included 

Many of you know that the city has three airports, so in this post, I will explain how to get to Paris from each airport. The two main ones are Paris-Charles de Gaulle and Paris-Orly; Raynair flights usually land in Paris-Beauvais. Rates vary with the season and the request but always start from € 80 in Europe. All three airports are well connected to the capital. If you have not rented a car, you can reach the center by these means.

 

Tour Eiffel
Tour Eiffel

HOW TO GET TO PARIS

ORLY AIRPORT:

In my opinion the best one. Orly is about 15 km away from the center of Paris. To get there you need to take the A6 motorway and it takes 20 to 45 minutes depending on the traffic.

From Orly, the Orlyval fast shuttle bus leaves every 5 minutes to the Antony station of the RER line B, the line that connects Paris with the suburbs. From here, every day, from 5.08am to 0.12am, depending on your destination, the ticket price may vary.

Every day, depart from the South and West terminals the buses of Air France and Orlybus leading respectively to the Gare Montparnasse and Invalides (metro / RER Invalides) and to Place Denfert-Rochereau (metro / RER Denfert-Rochereau). The ticket costs € 9.20 one way, from 6 am to 11.30 pm. By taxi, the journey can cost around € 40.

 

Montmartre view
Montmartre view

CHARLES DE GAULLE AIRPORT:

De Gaulle airport is located 23 km away from Paris and can be reached via the A1 motorway.
Depending on your arrival terminal, follow the signs for “Paris par Train“. You will arrive at the RER line B which leads to Gare du Nord, Châtelet-Les Halles, Saint-Michel-Notre-Dame, Denfert-Rochereau. The ticket price is around € 8.

As for the bus, the ticket costs € 12 for lines 2 and 4, there are 2 lines that lead to the city center.
Line 2: every day from 5.45 to 11 in the evening, every 15 minutes. They start from Terminal 1, 2A, 2C, 2B, 2D, 2E and 2F. They take to Porte Maillot (Boulevard Gouvion Saint-Cyr, metro / RER Porte Maillot) and Place Charles de Gaulle-Etoile (Avenue Carnot, metro / RER Charles de Gaulle-Etoile).

Line 4: every day from 7 to pm, every 30 minutes. They start from Terminal 1, 2A, 2C, 2B, 2D, 2E, 2F, and lead to Gare Montparnasse (rue du Commandant Mouchotte, metro Montparnasse-Bienvenüe) and Gare de Lyon (Boulevard Diderot, metro / RER Gare de Lyon).

Roissybus: every day from 6 to 11 in the evening, every 15-20 minutes. They start from Terminal 1, exit 30, Terminal 2A and 2C, exit 9, Terminal 2B and 2D, exit 1, Terminal 2E and 2F, exit 3 and 5, reaching the directions Opéra (rue Scribe, Metro Opéra, RER Auber) it costs around € 13,20.

 

Le Train Bleu restaurant, Gare du Lion
Le Train Bleu restaurant, Gare du Lion

BEAUVAIS AIRPORT:

Beauvais is the Ryanair airport, it is located 1 hour from the center. Is accessed via the A16 motorway, but if you looking for the bus, once you arrive at the terminal you will find it easily. The alternative is to take an RER train directly to Beauvais station which goes as far as “la Gare du Nord”. The service is available between 6:30 am and 8:00 pm, every day. The train does not pass very often, about every hour and the ticket costs 10€.

BY TRAIN:

An alternative way to get to Paris is the train. Many European cities are connected to Paris by high-speed trains, look at the Go Euro page to know what company to use.

Barcelona – Paris = starting from € 180 return ticket
Milan – Paris = starting from € 175 return ticket
London – Paris = starting from 110 € return ticket
Montpellier – Paris = starting from € 120 return ticket
Amsterdam – Paris = starting from € 70 return ticket
Brussels – Paris = starting from 60 € return ticket

Unfortunately, even if you bought the Paris pass, none of these transports is included, but do not worry because once in the city center you will need it for sure.

MAP OF PARIS:

Now that you know how to get to Paris, I suppose you want to know a little more about the city right? Here we go!

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