Air France Bus, Paris
If you land at CDG or Orly, you have many options for getting into Paris. One of the options is the Air France Bus and often people think you must fly on Air France to use the bus service. This is not so. You may fly any airline you like. The Air France Bus is a completely separate division of Air France and it serves both airports. It is less expensive than a shuttle or taxi but more expensive than the RER train service or the Roissybus.
It is a good idea to check the web sites of the various modes of transport to see what is most convenient to you. This will depend on where you are staying in Paris. We often use the Roissybus because we stay in a hotel near a subway line where Roissybus drops us.
The RER is convenient if you are staying along the RER-B line. Roissybus is convenient if you want to be dropped near the Opera Metro station. Air France has several different stops so you need to check the map to see if any are convenient to your accommodation.
Here is information about the Air France Shuttle. http://en.lescarsairfrance.com/les-navettes-roissy-cdg.html
Here is information about the Roissybus. http://www.aeroportsdeparis.fr/en/passengers/access/paris-charles-de-gaulle/public-transport/roissybus
Here is the Paris Airport transport interactive web site that is a great help in planning your trip. Click on Access (on the left) to choose your airport. http://www.aeroportsdeparis.fr/en/homepage
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.
The International Airport Charles De Gaulle is far enough from Paris, and taxis are quite expensive (more or less 60 to 90 euros to the center of the city).
Air France has a bus line for the passengers with stations in the neuralgic points of the city and linked with the Orly Airport. The service net is described in my picture number 2.
Safe, comfy, clean bus, and cheaper. When purchased online, a one-way e-ticket costs:
€15.50 for adults (age 25+)
€13.00 for youth (ages 12-24)
€7.50 for children (ages 2-11)
groups of 4+ are €13.00/person (16% off adult rate)
a round-trip adult fare is €26.00 (16% off one-way rate).
Tickets purchased on-board the coach are €1 to €3/person higher than the online rate, depending upon age and itinerary.
So, we prefer a ride in the Cars of AF from CDG to Gare Montparnasse (St Germain des Près), the end line located at few blocks from our hotel.
a good service provide by Air France buses or les cars Air France, from the airports into the city and you always see more than underground....lol!
There are four lines
line 1 reaching from Etoile, Champs Elysées the area around the arc de triomphe going to invalides, gare montparnasse,and on to Orly airport.
line 2 from Etoile Champs Elysées to porte maillot and CDG airport
line 3 from CDG airport to Orly airport (great ride recently use info tells you 1h30 but the driver did in 1H )
line 4 from gare montparnasse to gare de Lyon, to CDG airport
the price is for a round trip on line 1 20€ line 2 29€, line 3 34€ line 4 17€ the trajects depends on the line and the service is run from 5h45 to 6h all the way to 22h 23h30 depending on the line. Check the site for updates on tariffs always.
It stops at terminals 1 and 2 in CDG letters ABCDEF and at Orly in terminals Ouest and Est.
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
The easiest to get out from the airport is by train, unless you need to go to certain location where its closer by the bus, so you can do this as well, there are many bus lines into and from the airport.
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
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.