International flights can reach Paris through two airports: Roissy Charles de Gaulle (CDG) and Beauvais Airport (BVA), which receives flights from Ryanair and Wizzair. If you travel with the Vueling company, you will possibly arrive at Orly Airport (ORY). Here we talk about them and tell you how to get to Paris when you land.
Charles De Gaulle Airport ( Cdg) Transfers
Roissy Charles de Gaulle Airport is the most important in France. Most international flights arrive there and it is a stopover point for flights that cross the whole world. It is located 23 kilometers. If you arrive at this airport, don’t worry about getting to Paris because from there you can take trains, buses and taxis that leave you in the city center. Below we are going to see the different ways to carry out the airport transfer and their rates so that you can decide which of them best suits your requirements.
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Rer B (Regional Tenes)
It is a good way to travel from the airport to the center of Paris. However, it is important to know that RER B only stops at terminals 1 and 2 of the airport. The journey takes about 25-30 minutes and stops at Gare Du Nord, St. Michel-Notre Dame, Châletet Les Halles and Denfert-Rochereau. The first RER B train leaves at 4:53 and the last train at 23:15. The price is €10.50 and tickets can be purchased directly at the stations. Due to its speed, cheap price and connection to the metro, it is one of the best ways to make the transfer.
Direct Buses (Bus Roissybus)
Roissybus is a direct bus line (no stops) between central Paris and Roissy Charles de Gaulle airport. It has a very high frequency (between 15 and 20 minutes) and only makes one stop at Opera Garnier (rue Scribe). If your hotel is near this place, it is a very good option to make the transfer. The journey does not last more than an hour and the price is €13.20. The ticket can be purchased at the terminals of the stops or directly on the bus (payment in cash). The Roissybus operates in terminals 1, 2 and 3 of the airport from 05:15 to 00:30.
Urban Buses (Line 350 And 351)
City buses stop at terminal 1 and 2 of Roissy Charles de Gaulle airport. Its price is the lowest of all, €6 per trip. Line 350 stops at Paris Gare de l’Est and operates from 5:33 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. (Paris-Airport direction) and from 6:05 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. (Airport-Paris direction). Bus line 351 stops at Place de la Nation and operates from 5:35 a.m. to 8:20 p.m. (Paris-Airport direction) and from 7 a.m. to 9:37 p.m. (Airport-Paris direction). Tickets can be purchased at the automatic machines located at the stations. The tour can take a long time (more than 1 hour) and some difficulty if the city is unknown.
Shared Or Group Transfer Service
This mode of transfer to the airport is gaining a lot of popularity, since it is a relatively cheap and very comfortable service. It consists of sharing a van with other travelers who take you from the airport to your hotel. A driver from the transfer company will wait for you at the arrival terminal and will take you to your hotel in Paris. Check rates and book your transfer here.
If you travel in a group (up to 4 people) another very good option is to make a transfer in a van just for you. The price is around €80 per group and the system is similar to the previous one: a driver will wait for you at the airport to take you directly to the hotel and vice versa. Check rates and book your transfer here.
Noctilien (Night Buses)
If your flight operates at night, you can use the Noctilien. There are 2 night buses connecting Roissy Charles-de-Gaulle airport with Gare de l’Est in Paris. These are the N140 and N143 buses.
Orly Airport Transfers (Ory)
Orly Airport receives many flights from low-cost airlines (such as Vueling) and is the second largest airport in Paris. While Charles de Gaulle is to the north, Orly Airport is located to the south of the city and only 18km away. There are several ways to get from Paris Orly airport to the center. Below you will find a list with all the ways to make trips to the airport, so you can decide which way of getting around best suits your requirements.
The Orlybus is a shuttle bus that connects Orly airport with the Paris Denfert-Rochereau stop and is the most used way to make the transfer. The ticket has a price of €8 and has an approximate frequency of 8 to 15 minutes. It is a very comfortable and fast way to travel to the city of Paris, since the journey only takes 30 minutes. From Orly, the hours are from 06:00 to 00:30 and from Paris from 05:35 to 00:00. It stops at the Orly Sud exit (exit L) and Orly West (exit D).
It is a good way to travel from the airport to the center of Paris. However, it is important to know that RER B only stops at terminals 1 and 2 of the airport. The journey takes about 25-30 minutes and stops at Gare Du Nord, St. Michel-Notre Dame, Châletet Les Halles and Denfert-Rochereau. The first RER B train leaves at 4:53 and the last train at 23:15. The price is €10.50 and tickets can be purchased directly at the stations. Due to its speed, cheap price and connection to the metro, it is one of the best ways to make the transfer. If your flight arrives at the Ouet terminal, it is also possible to travel to Orly Sud using the Orlyval (which is free) and there, take Tramway 7.
The Orlyval is a shuttle train that connects the airport terminals free of charge. You can also use the same train to get to Antony station and from there take the suburban train (RER B) to Paris. This option is the best if you want to connect with public transport in Paris and it has a price of €9.30 or the combined one with the RER 13.20. Travel time between Orly and Antony metro station is 6 minutes and there are shuttle trains very frequently. This shuttle train operates from 6 am to 11:35 pm Keep in mind that from Antony to Denfert-Rochereau it takes about 17 minutes.
Urban Bus (Bus 1)
It is an urban bus that covers the route between Orly airport (South and West) and various stops in Paris (Gare Montparnasse, Motte-Piquet, Eiffel Tower, Trocadéro, Etoile/Champs Elysées). The transfer costs €12 and it is a fairly slow route, it can take more than 1 hour.
Noctilien (Night Buses)
If your flight operates at night, you can use the Noctilien. There are several night bus lines that go to Parlis Orly. N31 connects with Paris-Gare de Lyon. The N313 connects with Brétigny Gare and Gare de Lyon. The N144 connects with Corbeil Gare – Gare de L’Est.
Beauvais Airport Transfers (Bva)
Beauvais Airport is the furthest from Paris but if you are traveling with a low-cost airline, it is very possible that it will be the place you arrive at. If you travel with Ryanair, Blue Air, Wizz Air and Volotea you will surely arrive at this airport. The transfer is very simple and is done by bus that takes approximately an hour and a half to the capital, so keep this in mind when you get your ticket.
The buses connect the Beauvais Airport with the Porte Mailllot Station, which is quite central and where you can connect with the metro line 1 or the RER C trains. These buses operate jointly with the flights, so they leave in 20 to 25 minutes. after the arrival of each flight and from Paris 3 hours before the departure of each flight. If there are flight delays, these buses wait for their passengers. It costs €29 (round trip) if you buy it online on the airport website: https://www.aeroportparisbeauvais.com/es/pasajeros/. (if you buy it at the airport, it is a little more expensive)