Charles de Gaulle Airport

Charles de Gaulle Airport

Charles de Gaulle (CGD) is the most important airport in Paris and the second largest in Europe if you count the number of passengers that fly to or from it. The largest airport in Europe is Heathrow in London.

Charles de Gaulle (CDG) is the major international airport in Paris and the second largest in Europe in terms of the number of passengers after Heathrow Airport (London). Every year more than 76 million travellers pass through its terminals. It's also known as Roissy Airport.


Charles de Gaulle Airport has three terminals and the second one has several interconnected lobbies. A light-rail shuttle links these three terminals (except hall 2G) and is free.  

Getting to Paris from Charles de Gaulle

Airport transfer service 

The easiest and most relaxing way to get from Charles de Gaulle airport to the Paris city centre is with an airport transfer service. The driver of the car will be waiting for you at the arrival terminal with a sign with your name on it and will take you to your hotel in the shortest possible time. You can book private airport transportation between Paris and Charles de Gaulle for 85 (US$ 91.10) at this link.


A taxi from Charles de Gaulle to Paris takes approximately half an hour and costs between 60 (US$ 64.30) and 70 (US$ 75). There is an extra charge of 15% from 5 pm until 10 am. This supplement also applies on Sundays and public holidays.


Line B of the RER train (Paris’ express train) connects Charles de Gaulle Airport with the city centre in half an hour. The most important stops include Gare de Nord (25 minutes), Châtelet-Les-Halles (28 minutes), and Denfert-Rochereau (35 minutes). A train leaves the airport every 10 – 15 minutes.

A single journey from Charles de Gaulle to Paris costs 10 (US$ 10.70) (zones 1-5). This ticket is also valid if you need to take the metro (subway) from one of the train stations to get to your hotel


The Roissybus is a bus connecting the airport with Place Charles Garnier, next to Place de l’Opéra, taking 60 minutes. A one-way ticket costs 13.70EUR. The bus runs from Charles de Gaulle to Paris from 6 am to 12:30 am, departing every 15-30 minutes and from 5:15 am to 12:30 am from Opéra to Charles de Gaulle.

The Roissybus stops at all the airport terminals (except 2G) before heading to the city centre, dropping its passengers off at rue Scribe at the corner of rue Auber.  

We recommend this bus for those who are staying close to Place de l’Opéra and can get to their hotel by foot from the bus station.


Two local buses connect this airport with the city centre:

  • Bus 350: From Charles de Gaulle to Gare de l’Est.
  • Bus 351: From Charles de Gaulle to Place de la Nation.

Both buses take over an hour to get to Paris and they leave the airport every 15 – 35 minutes.

Bus 350: Charles de Gaulle to the centre: 6 am to 10:30 pm
City centre to Charles de Gaulle: 5:30 am to 9:30 pm

Bus 351: Charles de Gaulle to the centre: 5:30 am to 8:20 pm.
City centre to Charles de Gaulle: 7 am to 9:30 pm.

A one-way costs 6 (US$ 6.40) if the tickets are purchased on board. 

Night bus

There are two night buses called Noctilien, 140 and 143, connecting Charles de Gaulle with Gare de l’Est.  A one-way ticket costs 8 (US$ 8.60)

Are you going to Disneyland?

If you’re travelling to Disneyland from Charles de Gaulle, you can take the RER B to Châtelet-Les-Halles. From Châtelet-Les-Halles, you need to take the RER A train. For more convenience, the best option is to take a cab or book our transfer service.