Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport
Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport

Last week we covered how to get from New York’s airport to apartment rentals and this week we are going to look at the easiest ways to get from Paris’ airports to the center of the city, and to your Paris apartment rental. Paris has an extensive region rail system called RER which offers trains to both major airports plus there are many other transportation options. Here are a look at the most popular options.

Charles de Gaulle Airport:

Charles De Gaulle Airport is located about 16 miles to the northeast of Paris and is the busiest airport in Europe. There are many ways to get to apartment in the city center from the airport.

RER B: This is a commuter rail train that begins at the airport and makes several stops into the city center. Trains run as frequently as 8 times per hour and take between 30 and 45 minutes to get to Central Paris locations. Main stops in the city include     Gare du Nord, Châtelet – Les Halles, St-Michel – Notre-Dame, and Luxembourg. The train connects to almost every subway line in Paris along the route. As of today the cost is €8.40 to ride the train.

Buses: If you prefer a bus there is a bus called “Roissybus” that serves the airport from the center of the city (Opera station). Also Paris bus Line 350, via Gare de l’Est and Paris bus Line 351 via Nation serve Charles de Gaulle Airport. The buses cost €9.10 per ride and take between 45minutes and 1 hour depending on traffic.

Cabs: There are cabs available at the terminals as well. Typically a cab will run approximately €50 but is more expensive in the evening and overnight.

Orly Airport:

Orly Airport is located about 8 miles south of the Center of Paris and is the 2nd busiest airport in France and tends to focus on traffic within Europe. The airport has plenty of transportation options including:

Orlyval / RER B: A short metro train, called Orlyval, connects the airport to the RER system at Antony station. From there you can access the B RER train which makes the same major stops in the center of Paris as the RER from Charles de Gaulle except in the opposite direction. The ride take about 35 minutes and the fare is €13.50.

Bus to RER C: A short bus ride from the terminals can take you to the Pont de Rungis – Aéroport d’Orly station about 10 minutes from the airport. The cost is €6.10 and the total travel time to the center of Paris is about 40 minutes.

Buses: There are several bus lines from Paris including the Orlybus, departing from Denfert-Rochereau station which takes 20-30 minutes and costs €6.30, and Paris bus route 183, departing from Porte de Choisy station which takes 50-60 minutes and costs €1.60.

Cabs:  Plenty of cabs are available at the airport. The typical cost is €35 but they are more costly in the evening and overnight.

Hope you find this helpful in your journey to Paris. If you have any questions just make a comment below and we will post an answer.