Airports In Paris
The two main airports in Paris are Roissy-Charles de Gaulle and Orly, both are managed by ADP. Aéroports de Paris (ADP). The ADP website (renovated in October 2014) is available in English, French and Chinese. Visit one of ADP’s menu items: Flights, Access, Preparation, Car Parks, Services and Shops, timetables and airline/travel information. The website now provides information for Roissy Charles de Gaulle, Orly, using all forms of transportation, terminal maps, inter-terminal shuttles, etc.
Traveling with children, visit the Family Space.
RATP travel directions (in English) provides time estimates and precise instructions. Type in your starting point and destination. The result will show distance and directions. Using the example, “Roissy” to “Bastille”, the next page uses symbols for instructions (RER, Metro sign-M-, figure walking, BUS, etc.) and a map. More RATP, Metro, RER and Ticket info
The RATP Tourist page (in English) has four options: Discovering Paris, Traveling, Access to the Airports, Preparing your Journey, Roissybus and Customer Care.
Roissy-Charles de Gaulle Ticket Office
Buy a ticket on the RER B into Paris at the train office if your credit card has no smart chip.
The office is located below the HSBC bank and the Sheraton Hotel, Terminal 2, which is above the train station. The SNCF ticket counter/office is open between 06:15 and 22:40 seven days a week.
Consult the Public Transportation Access on Aeroports de Paris (ADP) for additional information.
Transilien/SNCF .pdf document of old Web page
Buses between Paris and the Airports
Air France has coaches/buses that take you between either Orly Airport and Paris; between Orly and Roissy/Charles de Gaulle airports; or Roissy/Charles de Gaulle and Paris.
If you are flying with American Airlines, for example, you arrive in Terminal 2A close to door (porte) 5.
Information for the Air France coaches/bus.
The buses (autocars) run between Orly and downtown, Charles de Gaulle and downtown, CDG and Orly and CDG and Gare de Lyon and Montparnasse.
Once on their Web site, click on “lignes” for the route.
Click on the number in the circle for hours (horaires), prices (tarifs), prices if you are in a group for four or more, map and address, etc.
“Infos pratiques” informs you from where the buses depart at the airports .
Buy your ticket directly from the bus driver or you can buy them in advance.
The Air France bus Web site is available in English.
Click on “lignes” and choose your destination to or from Charles de Gaulle:
Porte Maillot/Arc de Triomphe (line 2);
Orly airport (line 3) or
Gare de Lyon/Montparnasse (line 4).
Air France Buses Orly and Montparnasse/Invalides 6 a.m. to 11 p.m. leaves every 15 minutes and takes about 35 min
CDG and Porte Maillot (Bd Gouvion St-Cyr)/Arc de Triomphe (1, avenue Carnot) 5:45 a.m. to 11 p.m. leaves every 15 minutes and takes about 45 min
CDG and Orly 6 a.m. (7 a.m. weekends) to 11:30 p.m. every 30 minutes about 50 min
CDG and Gare de Lyon and Montparnasse 7 a.m. to 9 p.m.; leaves every 30 minutes and takes about 50 minutes
Terminal Layout at CDG
Another way to come from the airport to the center of Paris is to use the UBER service that is working really good in Paris. I often use it here and it’s working really much better than the Parisian Taxi for a price 40% cheaper.
From the airport (CDG / Orly) the price is 35€ for the all trip (extra guest, extra luggage…). With the taxi you need to pay for all these options.
If you’re new on UBER you can download it and use that code to get a 10€ coupon : jhw6e