If you are flying into Paris from Roissy- Charles de Gaulle International Airport (CDG) you have several options of how to get into Paris by train, bus or taxi.
The most affordable option is by Public Transport:
TRAIN (RER B)
From Terminals 1 and 2 you can easily access the city center of Paris by the RER regional train. Once you leave your terminal, and exist near baggage claim you will follow the signs that say ‘Paris by Train’ (RER B). Keeping following the signs, until you reach an area with several yellow machines, where you can buy a train ticket. The machines take credit cards that have a chip, or cash. You will need to purchase a special airport to city ticket which cost around 10 euros for a one way ticket and it takes about 30-45 minutes depending on where you get off.
From the airport there is only one direction the train is heading so you can get on the train from either side of the platform. There will be screens that tell you all the stops the train will make.Chatelet- Les Halles station is the most central place to get off and connect to which ever metro you need (RER A, B, D and Metro lines 1,4,7,11,14).
– Once you make into Paris it is worth it to buy a book of ten metro tickets (T-10) which is 14 euros and it is cheaper than buying multiple single tickets (1.70 euros).
– For more details about the RER schedule click here.
-Train hours: From Charles de Gaulle (CDG) Airport to Paris
- First train 04:56
- Last train 23:56 (Sat/Sun/holidays). 22:55* (Monday-Friday)
– If you need to get into Paris after the last train their is a night bus option (Noctelien Bus 140 and 143). It departs from Terminals 1 and 3 and drops you off at Gare de l’est station. It costs 8 euros ( tickets can be purchased on the bus) and takes about 60 mins to get into the city. To see the complete bus schedule click here.
Another option is the Roissy Bus (Paris city bus) that departs from Terminals 1, 2, and 3 from 6 a.m. – 11 p.m. and drops you off at Opera (corner of rue Scribe and rue Auber) with no stops in between and takes about an hour. Tickets cost 10 Euros and can be purchased from the driver on board.
If you don’t feel like being bothered with navigating public transport you can take a taxi from the airport taxi lines and the average fare into Paris is around 40-50 euros.
You can also use UBER which offers flat rates depending on which car service you choose ranging from 20-50 euros. Check out Uber’s flat rates here.
NOTE: You will need to have internet access on your phone to book a ride. You should be able to connect to the airport WIFI to book your UBER ride.
Hope this helps and welcome to Paris!