How to get to Paris from Charles de Gaulle Airport

Paris Charles De Gaulle airport, also known as Roissy airport, is located 25 km or 16 miles from central Paris. It is easy to get to Paris from the airport, or from Paris to the airport. Just make sure you allow enough time for getting to the airport - there might be heavy traffic, strikes or other events that might delay you getting to the airport in time for your flight.


There is no flat rate, and you will pay by the meter, but the average cost of the trip to or from the airport from central Paris is €50 - €70. As for tipping in taxi, you can round up the fare on your meter and it will be considered normal.

When you are going from the airport to Paris, as in any country, always use only official taxi stands. Do not trust anyone who approaches you and offers "affordable taxi to the city center". It is easy to find a taxi stand in all terminals of the airports - just follow the signs and then join the line of other travelers who wait for the taxi. Even if the line seems long, they usually move very fast.

Taxi is the easiest way to get from and to Charles De Gaulle airport, but keep in mind traffic can be dense. The trip usually takes about 45 minutes, but it can take you twice longer (or worse) if you are traveling during the rush hour.

Learn more about taxi to and from Charles De Gaulle airport in Paris from their website.

Public Transportation: RER train and buses.

RER train, line B will get you to central Paris in 35 minutes, for €9.75 for a one way ticket.

If you need to travel between Charles de Gaulle airport and Orly airport, RER line B is also the best and fastest choice.

Charles de Gaulle airport stops for RER train are at terminals 1, 2 and 3. If you need to move between the terminals, the best way is CDGVAL, an automated train that connects terminals.

If you are lost at the terminal, please look for information desks – they will help you locate the RER stop to Paris.

Buses: there are several options, ranging from €2 up to €20, with different level of comfort and travel time. To see all options, please check Paris Charles De Gaulle website.