Charles De Gaulle Airport, Paris

85 Reviews

Know about this? Rate It!

hide
  • T2F out to roissypole hotel complex
    T2F out to roissypole hotel complex
    by gwened
  • salon AF by T2E L gates
    salon AF by T2E L gates
    by gwened
  • AF salon T2E M CDG
    AF salon T2E M CDG
    by gwened
  • From Charles de geau...

    by hummingbird Written Aug 24, 2002

    1.5 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    From Charles de geau Airport
    the best cheapest way is to go by roissey shuttle
    just 48 ff to Opera the central of paris
    and the shuttle will be every 15 minutes
    By rouge bus
    125 ff for 2 days
    non -limited up and down each day
    with 8 important places all arounf paris
    including Eiffel Tower and Louver Museum !!!!!
    :)

    Was this review helpful?

  • viajeromaga's Profile Photo

    Paris Roissy Charles-de-Gaulle...

    by viajeromaga Written Aug 24, 2002

    1.5 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    Paris Roissy Charles-de-Gaulle Airport Info >>> : Located 23km (14m) northeast of Paris. Terminals 1, 2 and 9 are linked by free shuttle buses.

    Information and help desks: Terminal 1 has information desks on the Departures level, at exits 34 and 36, and on the Arrivals level at exits 34 and 36. Terminal 2 has information desks at halls A, B, C, D, F (levels 0 and 2). Terminal 9 has desks at Arrivals and Departures. The information desks also offer a special welcome service for disabled passengers.


    A taxi to the city centre will take around 45 minutes; the airport also offers a chauffeur-driven limousine service (tel:1 40 71 84 62). The Airport Shuttle is a door-to-door minibus service which takes around 1h 15 mins.

    Was this review helpful?

  • By plane: most international...

    by Whatever Written Aug 24, 2002

    0.5 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    By plane: most international flights land in CDG airport, located north of Paris. Somewhat of a piece of art in itself.
    Orly airport, located south of Paris, mostly greet European, North African and Easterner travelers. Very chaotic, however and not as user-friendly as CDG.
    From both airports, shuttles can drop people off in the city (usually several different stops, pretty mush covering the major landmarks) for around FRF 40 per person.
    Public transportation is also accesible from both airports, but don't forget about rush hours if you wish to use it - nothing's worse than being cramped in a subway, sweaty from carrying suitcases and uncomfortable from people's stares for daring to enter the subway with luggage during rush hours!

    Once in the city, several options are available to you: you can either buy a 'carnet de tickets' which contains 10 tickets, or one of the many tourist passes available. There are also regular monthly (from the first to the 31st of each month), weekly (from monday morning to sunday evening) and daily passes called 'carte orange' which are made of a free little orange card on which a passport size photo must placed as well as your name. A little plastic slip will be given to you with your free card and your purchased pass in which you must put them, this preventing easy losses.
    If you choose to buy a carnet de tickets, remember to always keep your used ticket when still in the metro, as random check are always being done, and no ticket = big fine!

    As for using the metro itself, always look up the directions. All the lines are color and number or letter coded, but making sure to take the right direction to go to a specific metro stop really is the trick. To find your direction, look at the end of the line your stop is on, making sure to take the right direction just by also looking up where you are at.
    Once figured out, it really is very easy!

    Was this review helpful?

  • isolina_it's Profile Photo

    Roissy/Charles de Gaulle23...

    by isolina_it Updated Aug 24, 2002

    0.5 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    Roissy/Charles de Gaulle
    23 kilometres north east of Paris near the village of Roissy-en-France is Charles de Gaulle airport. The largest airport serving Paris, it has two terminals, the second of which is split into terminals 2A, 2B, 2C, and 2D.
    Air France Bus
    (Tel. 41 56 89 00 for recorded message in French and English) Leaves every 15-20 minutes during the hours of 5h40 - 23h and deposits passengers at Porte Maillot, Etoile/Place Charles de Gaulle, or Gare Montparnasse. Travel time of about 25 minutes if traffic is clear; an hour or more during rush hours. Cost around 40F. There is also a direct bus to Orly Airport.


    RER
    An RER/TGV station now serves the airport directly. Trains leave every 15 minutes during the hours of 5h30 - 23h30 to downtown (see RER map). Travel time is 35 minutes to Gare du Nord. Cost around 35F.

    RoissyBus
    (Tel. 48 04 18 24 for information). Departs every 15 minutes between Roissy Terminal 2 and Opéra during the hours of 5h45 - 23h. Average travel times is 45 minutes. Cost 30F.


    Orly
    South of Paris (14 kilometres) near the town of Orly is Orly Airport. It has two terminals refered to as Orly-Sud (Orly South) and Orly-Ouest (Orly West).
    Air France Bus
    (Tel. 41 56 89 00 for recorded message in French and English) Leaves every 15-20 minutes from during the hours of 5h40 - 23h and deposit passengers at Gare d'Austerlitz, Gare Montparnasse, or Gare St-Michel. Travel times of about 25 minutes. Cost roughly 40F. There is also a direct bus to Roissy Airport.

    Orlybus
    Service to and from Denfert-Rochereau Métro/RER stop (bus is next to the RER stop). Departs every 15 minutes; expect about 45 minutes travel time. Cost is 30F.

    JetBus
    Bus service to Villejuif Louis Aragon Métro stop. Regular departures and similar travel times to those of Orlybus. Cost is around 25F.

    OrlyVal
    Frequent connection to Antony RER stop. This conductorless train is the most expensive way into Paris from Orly; roughly 45F.

    Was this review helpful?

  • adriniu's Profile Photo

    I took a plane to Charles De...

    by adriniu Written Aug 24, 2002

    0.5 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    I took a plane to Charles De Gaulle airport from Sweden and then, the metro to the city. Very convenient!
    If you are staying for long, do purchase the CARTE ORANGE and remember to bring a photo with you because the card requires you to put a photo on it (some sort like an ID). Visit this website for more details
    -->http://www.paris.org/Expos/ParisTickets/Orange/

    Was this review helpful?

  • mauro_pd's Profile Photo

    By plane I've choosen for...

    by mauro_pd Written Aug 24, 2002

    0.5 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    RER station

    By plane I've choosen for Charles De Gaulle airport in Roissy ... it's quite easy to get in the town center just getting tickets for the RER which is a sort of 'fast train' or 'special underground' ... be careful cause it is not really easy to understand all different meanings and codes about public transportation in Paris.

    In the pic: where it all begins if you go Paris by flights ... the RER station within the airport ...
    If you need a TAXI no problem ! they're not so expensive even if sometimes drivers are a little bit rude ...

    Was this review helpful?

  • vichatherly's Profile Photo

    Flew in from Luton to CDG Airport

    by vichatherly Written May 23, 2006

    2.5 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    Charles de Gaulle

    I caught the Easyjet evening flight from London Luton airport to CDG. Very simple procedure at both ends and at a low cost I shall be using them again.

    Related to:
    • Budget Travel
    • Beer Tasting

    Was this review helpful?

  • nygaston's Profile Photo

    BUS 351 from CDG to PARIS - NATION

    by nygaston Written Aug 21, 2003

    2.5 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    BUS 351

    BUS 351
    from CDG AIRPORT
    To Paris Nation
    Metro Lines 2, 6, 9, 1
    RER Line A

    Duration: 60 to 90 minutes
    Price: 3 tickets

    Was this review helpful?

  • nygaston's Profile Photo

    BUS 350-351 FROM CDG AIRPORT TO PARIS

    by nygaston Written Aug 21, 2003

    2.5 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    Bus 350

    You may use 2 busses:

    Bus 350 to Gare de l'Est or gare du Nord
    Bus 351 to Nation or Vincennes

    Duration= 60 to 90 minutes
    Prices = 3 tickets or 3 Euros

    Related to:
    • Budget Travel
    • Desert
    • Road Trip

    Was this review helpful?

  • Bigs's Profile Photo

    By car from Europe or fly to...

    by Bigs Written Aug 24, 2002

    1.5 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    By car from Europe or fly to Charles-de-Gaulle Airport!
    Don´t take your car, use the Metro! It will bring you everywhere! Driving in Paris is funny! It´s caotic most of the times....

    Was this review helpful?

Instant Answers: Paris

Get an instant answer from local experts and frequent travelers

102 travelers online now

Comments

View all Paris hotels