How to get to Roissy CDG airport from Paris ?Published on 9 mars 2022
You come to Paris by train for professional reasons, alone or with your family? You don't know which metro, bus or RER to take to get to CDG airport? You prefer to travel by car and park in a parking lot at Roissy CDG airport? Here are some useful tips and information to travel easily and serenely.
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1. Take the metro or RER from Paris to Roissy airport
You have decided to come to Paris by train? To get to Roissy CDG airport, various metro and RER lines are available. Here is the list of the main stations and directions:
Montparnasse station: take the metro line 6 towards Nation, until Denfert-Rochereau. Then take the RER B towards CDG airport and get off at the terminus.
Gare de Lyon: inside the station, follow the RER A sign, direction Poissy, Cergy or Saint-Germain-en-Laye. Change at Châtelet - Les Halles and take the RER B to the CDG airport station.
Gare Saint-Lazare: take the RER A towards Châtelet - Les Halles station. Take the RER B to Charles de Gaulle airport station.
Gare d'Austerlitz: take the RER C to Saint-Michel-Notre-Dame station, then the RER B to CDG airport.
Gare de Bercy: exit the station and walk about 350 meters to the Bercy metro station. This station is located in front of the Palais Omnisport de Paris Bercy. Take the metro line 14, direction Mairie de Saint-Ouen and get off at Châtelet - Les Halles. Then take the RER B towards Charles de Gaulle airport.
Gare de l'Est: take metro line 4, direction Porte de Clignancourt to Gare du Nord. Then, take the RER B to the CDG airport station.
Gare du Nord: inside the station, follow the RER B sign to Charles de Gaulle airport.
2. Getting to CDG airport: additional information to know
You don't know the capital very well and you didn't come to Paris by train? No matter where you are, the best solution is to go to the nearest train station or to the Opera station to travel by Roissybus.
Charles de Gaulle airport has three terminals. Charles de Gaulle 1 airport serves terminals 1 and 3. Terminal 3 is composed of two buildings including the departures and arrivals hall. They are dedicated to low cost and charter traffic. Charles de Gaulle 2 airport serves terminals 2A, 2B, 2C, 2D, 2E, 2F and 2G.
By metro and RER, it takes about 35 to 60 minutes depending on your point of departure.
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3. Choose the Roissy bus that takes you to Charles de Gaulle airport
The Roissybus is a Parisian mode of transportation that allows you to get to Roissy airport in about 60 minutes from the Opera. It is a direct line, without any stop.
To get to the Opera, several metro and RER stations are available. These are lines 3 - 7 - 8 and RER A. When you get off the metro or the RER, you will find the Roissybus at 11 rue de Scribe in the 9th arrondissement of Paris (just at the corner of rue Auber and rue Scribe). Concerning the schedules, the first departure is at 5:15 am and the last one at 0:30 am. The frequency of departures varies between 15 and 20 minutes. All the terminals of Roissy CDG airport are served.
For your comfort, the bus is air-conditioned and has a free wifi on board. But also, you pass in front of some Parisian sites. Finally, you can buy your tickets in the automatic sales machines, in the stations, but also on board the bus with your bank card.
4. Getting to the airport by car and parking at Roissy airport
Several highways lead you to Roissy airport.
- The A1 freeway is the one coming from Lille.
- The A3 freeway covers 17 kilometers. It starts at the Porte de Bagnolet and crosses the Seine-Saint-Denis.
- The A104 freeway is one of the sections of the Francilienne. It bypasses Paris for about 40 kilometers.
From Paris, the easiest solution is to join the inner ring road and to leave it at the Porte de la Chapelle following the direction of Lille.
If you choose to come to the airport by car, you will need to park your vehicle for the duration of your stay. Roissy Blue Valet airport parking offers you this service. You can book online or on the application (iOS and Android) the custody of your vehicle.
A valet will wait for you at the terminal drop-off point at the specified time. The same will happen when you return. You'll recognize your valet by his blue uniform with the Blue Valet logo. The professional will help you unload and load your vehicle.
By choosing the Blue Valet Roissy airport parking, you save time and serenity. But also, you avoid queuing to wait for a cab or looking for your car in a parking lot of the airport of Roissy. The rate of a Roissy Blue Valet airport parking is less expensive than that of a cab or a parking located near the airport or the station.