Air France Bus, Paris
If you are travelling alone or with only one other person, a great way to get from CDG to Paris is on the Air France Shuttle. The Shuttle has four lines and all of them leave from all of the CDG terminals regularly. Cost is a little expensive, so if there are more than two it is probably almost as economical to take a taxi. There is a small discount if you buy your return journey at the same time.
I usually travel on Line 4 which goes from CDG to Gare de Lyon and then on to Gare Montparnasse.
There is also a shuttle from CDG to Orly and back and a shuttle from Orly to Gare Montparnasse and Etoile. The fourth route is from CDG to Etoile and return.
The shuttles run between 5.45 and 23.15 as a general rule of thumb but it is best to check out the website as some of the routes have slightly shorter operating hours. The service operates 7 days a week.
Taxis are expensive, so take the Shuttle Bus to be found outside the airport. Bus stops show a number and for the Meridien we had to take a number 2.
When a bus pulls up, ask the man who unloads and loads the luggage and he will direct you to the correct stop. Buses come every 15 minutes. We used the bus both from and to the airport/hotel, even early in the morning.
Price 13 euro per person
Take the Air France bus into town and avoid the mess with the trains if you are carry bags. The bus leaves you at the steps of the Arc of Triumphe at the end of the Champs Elysees. Fast and easy the bus leave to the airport every 20 minutes and come into the city every 30 minutes !!!!! Yet another airport built in the middle of nowhere, take a cab and you'll be paying thru the roof !!!!! As of May 2007 the fare was 13 Euro, 1-way and 20 roundtrip.....if you fly out on Air France- show the driver your ticket and the trip is free....Can't go wrong with this service.
Update : January 2010
The price are now 15 Euro's 1 way ... 24 Euro's return ....
We bought a round-trip ticket with Les Cars Air France to get from Charles de Gaulle airport to our hotel located near the Montparnasse train station because we didn't feel like lugging our suitcases around in crowded metro wagons. Line 4 goes directly to the Montparnasse train station, tickets cost 22 Euros round-trip (valid for one year), and the buses run from 7:00 am to 9:00 pm. We bought our ticket at Terminal 2F.
It was a comfortable and carefree ride, but if I were to do it again I'd travel by RER and metro. It's cheaper, faster (especially if you're traveling during rush hour), and people really don't seem to mind your big suitcase after all!
During my last 3 trips to Paris, I flew using Air France and Austrian Airlines. I arrived in Charles de Gaulle Airport (CDG). CDG is the largest airport serving Paris and the second busiest passenger airport in Europe, after London Heathrow. Located 23 kilometres (14 miles) north-east of Paris, Charles de Gaulle Airport offers numerous transport links to Paris by road and rail.
After collecting our luggage, we took the airport bus to the city. The drop-off point was near the Paris Opera House. From there, we took the Metro to our hotels.
From CDG in Paris, there are frequent buses to Paris. I usually take the Air France Bus from Terminal 2 (2C2) and get off in front of the Hotel Le Meridien in Puert Maillot. One way is 13 euros and roundtrip is 20 euros. Very swift and when there is no traffic jam, can reach airport from PM .. in about 25 minutes. comfotable seats and safe drivers
By Air: Orly airport is approximately 16km south of Paris and has 2 terminals. Roissy Charles de Gaulle Airport is around 22km north of Paris with 7 terminals. There is an Air France bus which operates from 5.40am to 11.00pm from both airports. These will take around 25 mins during normal traffic into the city but leave a lot longer for peak times.
By Train: An RER/TGV station will take you directly to the airport. There are trains leaving around every 15 minutes between 5.30am and 11.30pm which run to the downtown area. Travel time is around 35 minutes.
By Taxi: You can find a taxi at stations and airports, close to busy roads and at the 470 taxi ranks throughout Paris. The luminous sign on the roof of the car tells you whether the taxi is available. If it is lit up, the taxi is available so hail it. It is normal to give a tip of approximately 10% of the fare.
Batobus: The shuttle-boat service is a very scenic way to get yourself around Paris. It operates on the Seine from May to September and leaves from the Eiffel Tower to Notre-Dame, stopping many times enroute.
I travel twice a month to Paris from Germany. I usually go directly to my hotel downtown paris so I tried many airport transfer options : Air France Bus is the cheapest one but there are also many Shuttle companies operating. Price may vary from 15 euros to 30 euros for a shared van and from 70 to 140 euros for a private van. The cheapest by is not the best one... I had indeed big surprise with cheap airport shuttle companies in Paris (I was even left over in the wrong place - despite my complaints) - very few shuttle service companies have a really good service. I would recommend two of them (the biggest ones) : Shuttle-paris and air city service. The first one is my favourite as they provide a very efficient private van service with english speaking drivers. Air France bus is the cheapest buy (I don't consider the train as beeing a serious valuable transfer solution - difficult access to station)
but is too often late and don't provide door to door service - Spend 10 more euros for it you will not regret it. Shuttle-paris.com also provide disneyland transfer.
If you fly into Charles De Gaulle airport, there's a great service provided by Air France. You don't need to fly on Air France to use the Air France Bus. It leaves every 15 minutes from several termials and costs just 12 euros. Your bags are loaded down in the baggage compartment and off you go. Depending on traffic, it takes between 30 minutes to an hour to get to the city center. The best place to get off is at the Arc de Triomphe where you can connect to several Metro and RER lines. Much, much cheaper than a taxi, and the benefit over taking the RER is that you can see more of the city as you come in, rather than being in the subway.
There are Air France buses that leave from the Arrivals terminal and go to the City center,but we got there just as many 100 people did,so it was a taxi for us.
It was rush as well so that didn't help,the journey toook about an hour,and cost 40 euros,which seemed to be the norm for Paris..
I got in Paris from Barcelona by plane. From the airport to the city u have two choices, the airfrance bus which will let u at arc d´triunf (I guess), and the RER which will take u to the metro station. I took the RER and when I got at the final station I had the feeling that I wasn´t at a safe place. To get worse all the places where I could buy a metro ticket was closed so after trying to find an open one for some minutes we decided to go without paying.
Inside the city u can either take the bus or the metro. Whenever I could I took the bus because although the metro takes u everywhere, is kinda crowed and dirty. And taking the bus u can see the city.
There are two major airports in Paris, the Orly and CDC (Roissy Charles De Gaulle).
Easy to hop on a bus from the airport to Paris and connect with the metro to your final destination.
Les Cars AIR FRANCE.
transfert Direct Paris Aéroport v.v. which is of course a real pleasure because after a long flight it is great to find reliable, punctual and....frequent transportation!
These busses offer direct transfer between airports and Paris for travellers from all airlines,tickets are purchesed from the driver for 10 Euros per adult,and 5 Euros for children.