Paris Airport Transfers and Connections

Information on how to travel between the international airports of Paris: Paris-Charles de Gaulle, Paris Beauvais Tillé, Paris-Orly's Ouest and Sud terminals, and central Paris and the Ile de France...

Paris is served by three international airports: Paris-Charles de Gaulle (Paris-CDG, also called Roissy Charles-de-Gaulle or Roissy airport, after the town in which it is based), Paris-Orly and Paris Beauvais Tillé (located in Picardy). There are excellent transfer links to Paris city centre and to the Ile de France.

Click on the links below to jump to transfer information for individual airports:

Paris - Paris-CDG - Paris connections

Airport connections between Paris-Charles de Gaulle and central Paris are available by Roissybus (RATP public bus), RER, Cars Air France (the Air France shuttle), private shuttle, limousine and taxi.

Paris-Charles de Gaulle Terminal 1 (CDG1) and Paris-Charles de Gaulle Terminal 2 (CDG2) are connected by a free shuttle bus which runs at 10 minute intervals. You may have to switch terminals in order to catch a particular transfer service.

Train: RER B

Trains run every 4 to 15 minutes with an average total travel time of 30 minutes. Main stations are: Gare-du-Nord, Châtelet-les-Halles, St-Michel and Denfert-Rochereau.

  • Trains depart from Gare-du-Nord from 04:56 to 00:14
  • Trains depart from Paris-CDG from 04:56 to 23:56
  • Tel: 08 90 36 10 10

Roissybus (RATP bus)

Bus service from central Paris to Paris-CDG: Bus leaves Paris centre every 15 minutes from 05:45 to 20:00 and every 20 minutes from 20:00 to 23:00. Average travel time is 60 minutes.

Departures from:

  • Air France agency, at the corner of rue Scribe and rue Auber, near the Opéra National de Paris (Arr 9, Metro: Opera)

Bus service from Paris-CDG to central Paris: Bus departs every 15 minutes from 06:00 to 19:00 and every 20 minutes from 19:00 to 23:00.

Departures from:

  • Terminal 1: Arrivals exit
  • Terminal 2A & 2C: exit 9 in Terminal 2A
  • Terminal 2B & 2D: exit 11 in 2D
  • Terminal 2E & 2F: exit 5
  • Terminal 3: Arrivals exit

Tel: 08 92 68 77 14

Cars Air France

Air France shuttle runs between central Paris and Paris-CDG.

Departures from Paris:

  • Paris Boulevard Gouvion Saint-Cyr (Arr: 17, Metro: Porte Maillot)
  • Avenue Carnot (Arr: 17, Metro: Place Charles de Gaulle/Etoile)

Shuttles leave every 15 minutes from 05:45 to 23:00.

Arrivals at Paris-CDG:

  • Terminal 1: exit 2
  • Terminal 2A, 2B & 2D: exit 6
  • Terminal 2C: exit 5
  • Terminal 2E & 2F: exit 3

Departures from central Paris:

  • 20 bis Boulevard Diderot (Arr 12. Metro: Gare de Lyon)
  • Rue du Commandant Mouchotte (Arr 14/15. Metro: Gare Montparnasse)

Shuttles leave every 30 minutes 07:00 to 21:00.

Arrivals at Paris-CDG:

  • Terminal 1: exit 32
  • Terminal 2A & 2C: exit 2 - 2C
  • Terminal 2B & 2D: exit 1 - 2B
  • Terminal 2E & 2F: exit 3

SNCF Night bus (Noctambus)

Operates through the night, 7 days a week.

Central Paris is connected to all three terminals of Paris-CDG airport by the Noctambus. Departures every 30 minutes from 11.40 to 05.10 from Place du Châtelet, 90 rue de Rivoli (Arr 1/4, Metro Châtelet). Average travel time: 50 minutes.

There are two routes taking in the following stations:

  • East-West: CDG, Gare-du-Nord, Châtelet, Versailles, St-Quentin-en-Yvelines and la Verrière
  • North-South: CDG, Gare-du-Nord, Châtelet, Gare de Lyon, Gare d'Austerlitz, Evry and Corbeil/Essonnes
  • For details from the RATP website: Click here
  • Noctambus

Limousine

Taxi

Taxis and taxi motorbikes are available to any destination in Paris.

Paris - Orly Airport - Paris connections

Airport connections between Paris-Orly International Airport and central Paris are available by Orlyval, RER, Orlybus (RATP bus), Cars Air France (the Air France shuttle service), private shuttle, limousine and taxi.

Orlyval and RER B

Orlyval is an automatic metro line linking the Orly airport and the RER station Antony. Trains run every 4 to 8 minutes from 06:00 to 23:00, with an average total travel time of 35 minutes to Châtelet and 45 minutes between Orly and Place Charles de Gaulle/Etoile.

To reach Orlyval station:

  • Orly Terminal Sud: exit J
  • Orly Terminal Ouest: exit W

Take the Orlyval to RER station Antony, then the RER B and metro transfers to your final destination.

Orlybus (RATP bus)

Bus service linking Orly airport and Place Denfert-Rochereau (Arr: 14, Metro: Denfert-Rochereau) in Paris with a travel time of about 30 minutes.

  • Departures from Orly every 15 to 20 minutes from 06:00-23:30
  • Departures from Denfert-Rochereau every 15 to 20 minutes from 05:35-23:00
  • For details from the RATP website: Click here

RER C & ADP Shuttle bus

A regular train service runs between station Pont de Rungis/Aéroport d'Orly and the railway station Gare d'Austerlitz in central Paris every 15 to 30 minutes from 05:34 to 23:34. Average travel time: 35 minutes.

To reach Pont de Rungis-Aéroport d'Orly station from:

  • Orly Terminal Sud: ADP shuttle at exit G
  • Orly Terminal Ouest: ADP shuttle at exit G

Take the RER to your final destination or transfer to a metro line.

Cars Air France

Air France shuttle bus service from central Paris (Metro: Invalides) to Orly via Montparnasse (Arr 14/15. Metro: Gare Montparnasse), and from Orly to Invalides via Porte d'Orléans and Duroc. Shuttles run every 15 minutes from 05:45 to 23:00.

At Orly airport the Cars Air France boarding point is:

  • Orly Terminal Sud: exit J
  • Orly Terminal Ouest: exit D

RATP Buses

Regular bus service from Paris to Orly Terminal Sud and Orly Terminal Ouest.

Private shuttle

A number of private shuttles operate from Orly airport. Prices vary; the airport information booth can provide details.

Limousine

Advance booking is required for these services.

Taxi

Taxis and taxi motorbikes are available to any destination in Paris.

Orly - Paris-CDG & Paris-CDG - Orly connections

Cars Air France runs a shuttle connection between the two international airports, weekdays every 30 minutes from 06:00 to 23:00. Times are subject to change and alter at weekends.

Beauvais Airport connections

Airport connections between Beauvais Airport and Paris are available via Porte Maillot shuttle bus and by train from Gare-du-Nord.

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