The best and cheapest way to move from CDG to Paris is Roissybus.
I used it in my last visits to Paris, and booking a hotel in Opera area, it worked perfectly fine, with a short walk from and to Scribe avenue, the departure place.
There are several options for getting to Paris from Charles De Gaulle/Roissy and we chose this one because:
(a) It is idiot-proof. You don't have to figure out the RER or ticket machines - nice when jet-lagged
(b) You can just pay the driver
(c) You don't need reservations
(d) It is cheaper than a cab
(e) It only makes one stop in Paris (after pickups at multiple CDG terminals)
(f) The drop-off point in Paris was just 3 blocks from our hotel
The bus operates between Paris and the airport between 6:00 AM and 12:30 AM, and costs € 10 at time of this writing. Signs at CDG terminals to the Roissy pickup points are clearly marked and once you've gotten some euros from an ATM, just hand the fare to the driver, load your bags and off you go. There was a ticket machine at our stop but it was out of order anyway.
The trip into the city takes about an hour to the only drop-off point - at the corner of Rue Scribe and Rue Auber - very near the Opéra metro station. If you are staying in this area, just walk to your hotel (we did) or take a cab. If your hotel is in another part of central Paris, grab a cab or take the metro the nearest station to its location. And, of course, you can take the same bus back to CDG for your flight home.
See the website for current Roissy bus fares, schedules, and some other options for reaching the city from CDG:
Two great ways to come to inner Paris and see more. THe Roissybus takes you from any terminal in Paris CDG airport to Opera in Paris,right behind the Opera at rue Scribe corner with rue Auber.stopping at T1 gate or porte 32, T2B and T2D at gate D11 and T2A and T2C gate A9, T2F and T2E and T2G as well as T3.Every day from 5h45 to 23h every 15-20 minutes intervals.cost now is 10€ but check site below for updates
see the line and all in this pdf file just copy and paste to your browser
in addition to the main webpage of the airport at
then you have the regular bus no 350 it goes from CDG to Gare de l'est in Paris
and Paris transport RATP at
there is the 351 but not try it so rather tell the ones I have personally try over the years. Cheers
More often than not I take the Roissybus from the airport to Opera where I catch the metro, usually to my haunts in the 7eme. It cost under 10 euro, often provides a nice tour of the back streets of Montmartre on the way in and deposits you right behind the Opera Garnier on rue Scribe. Can't beat that! And you don't have to worry about the pickpockets on the RER.
Last time I took the Roissybus into Paris from CDG the route was mostly on the expressways. I don't know if this was a traffic-based decision or a change in the routing.
For transport from Paris Airports to Paris central, consider using the above named bus service. Its frequent, very reasonably priced and convenient.
It may not serve everyone dependant on their destination, but it is a useful service
About Roissy & Orly airport transportation options:
1/ If you're short on money, take the RER + metro (about 10 EUR pp)
2/ A taxi would cost 40-50 EUR (depending on time of day, airport and traffic)
3/ 2 bus options: At Roissy - AF Bus (15 EUR) or Roissy bus (10EUR) and at Orly Orlybus (8 EUR) or 4/ AF bus (15 EUR). This option is convenient if it stops right next to your destination (hotel...)
5/ Airport shuttle services: Many operators... You can read customer's reviews and compare prices on http://www.shuttle-paris.com
The Roissybus from the CDG airport to the city is a good way to travel. The bus is slower than the train, but more pleasant. And you don't have to change trains in the over-complexed trainstations with pickpockets and other annoying elements. The bus is driving through small back streets on the way to Paris, so you will get a sightseeing included in the price. It costs 10 euro.
The Roissy bus will take you directly to the Opera Garnier, for I think about 10-12 Euros, you catch it outside door 9 it goes every 15 minutes, you can pay the driver and takes about 40 minutes to get into Paris... you can then catch it at the drop off spot on the way back... you are only about 15 minute walk to the Louvre and then central to all the beauty of Paris...straight down Avenue de L'Opera.. you are also right by Galleries Lafayette..
I think the bus drops you off at the side of the Opera,right in front of American Express, go to the front of the Opera and then down the Avenue de L'Opera...
Hope this helps more central than a train but a little more expensive and probably a bit slower...
You can walk the city of Paris with ease and you can book a bus a cityrama to get you to Versaille..or bus 171
I have always taken the Roissy Bus from CDG airport to the Opera, centre location and I believe it is 8 or 9 Euros one way and goes frequently every 15 minutes... right outside door 9 at the airport.
As someone already said you can get a Garne at the metro good for 10 trips..on the metro..
Have fun.. Don't drive!!!
For the route Paris - Opéra / Charles de Gaulle airport : 8.50 euros
Travel time :
45 - 60 minutes
Opera (at the angle of rue Scribe and rue Auber)
Bus intervals :
15 minutes between 6 a.m. - 7 p.m. and 20 minutes
between 7 p.m. - 11 p.m.
Aerogare 1, aerogare 2 and aerogare 3
The Roissybus is a service provided by the RATP to get from/to Charles de Gaulle airport.
The ride takes from 35-50 min. (depending on the traffic) and costs 8.50 Euros per person.
It's quite an easy thing to use as well.
From CDG, you can catch the bus from Terminal 2A, exit #5 (the exit is marked).
The bus drops you off in Paris at #9 rue Scribe next to the Opera Garnier. It is also where the bus departs from to go back to CDG.
The bus leaves every 15-20 min. from 6am-11pm.
I was travelling on my own and wanted a cheap way of getting to the city centre from CDG airport. I found the Roissybus to be very simple to use. It only took about 45 minutes to get to the Place de L'Opera on a Tuesday night around 21:00. Well worth the 7.35 Euros.
Getting the bus back proved a little bit trickier. I first had to find the bus stop which was around the side of the Opera House. Then I had to wait for two buses to come and go because they were too full up. Give yourself a lot of time to spare, unlike me. I arrived back at CDG with about minus 5 minutes on the clock. Luckily my flight had been delayed!