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From the airports

Paris has two international airports, Roissy-Charles de Gaulle to the north and Paris Orly to the south, and one economy airport, Paris-Beauvais (European low-cost companies): more than 526 cities in 136 countries converge on Paris every day. You then have to travel the remaining 23 km from the first airport, the 14 km from the second and the 90 km from the third to make it to Paris. Here’s how.

Roissy-Charles-de-Gaulle
0 892 68 15 15 (0.34 €/min)
Police 24 /7: 01 48 62 31 22
Practical information: www.cdgfacile.com

> by suburban rail line RER B and métro
www.transilien.com
If you are not staggering under the weight of your luggage, this is without a doubt the most economical solution. The RER (Réseau Express Régional) is a fast train that will drop you to Gare du Nord or Châtelet-les-Halles, and you can take the métro or a bus from these stations to your destination.

To find the RER station:
From Roissy CDG Terminal 1, take the CDGVAL shuttle train to the RER B station.
From Roissy CDG Terminal 2, go on foot to the RER/TGV station between halls 2D/2F and 2C/2E (follow the signs for “Paris by train” or take the ADP1 shuttle bus).
From 4.56 am to 10.55 pm (11.56 pm at the weekend), every 10-15 minutes on average. Average journey time: 25 to 35 minutes. €9.50.

> by Air France coach
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A practical solution if you have luggage (looked after by baggage handlers). Go directly to the coach stops:
Terminal 1: gate 32
Terminals 2A and 2C: gate B1
Terminals 2B and 2D: gate B1
Terminals 2E and 2F: gate E8 or F9.

Then choose your point of arrival: Gare de Lyon (east), Gare Montparnasse (south), Porte Maillot, Étoile-Champs-Élysées (west). Approximately a 60 minute journey for €17 to €21.

> by RATP bus (RoissyBus)
www.ratp.fr

More economical for the same travel time.
Board at the bus stops: Terminals 1, 2, 3
Point of arrival: Opéra (centre of Paris). €10.50.

> by taxi, motorcycle taxi or private passenger vehicles
Competition is fierce between these three modes of transport! Here are your options.
Taxis: You will find them at the ranks or if you have one pre-booked, the driver will be waiting for you at the exit with your name on a sign. Expect to pay €50 to €60 for central Paris.
Motorcycle taxis: You can pre-book them or they can offer their services. Do not accept to pay more than €90.
Private passenger vehicles: By prior reservation only. Standard prices €50 to €60(1 to 4 passengers)

> by road
A1 motorway, Paris-Centre or Porte de Bagnolet, Paris-Est.

Paris-Orly
0 892 68 15 15 (0,34 €/min)
Police 24 h/24: 01 49 75 43 04

> by Orlyval + RER B and métro
www.transilien.com

The automatic métro Orlyval brings you to the Antony station on the RER B suburban line.
Orly Sud: exit J
Orly Ouest: gate W, departure level.
Expect to reach the centre of Paris in around 25 minutes.
Orlyval from 6am to 11pm, RER B from 5.30am to 12.45am. €10.90.

> by Orlyrail + RER C
From Orly Sud: take the “Paris by train” shuttle
From Orly Ouest: take the “Paris by train” shuttle
The RER stations Boulevard Victor, Javel, Champ-de-Mars, Pont-de-l’Alma, Invalides, Quai-d’Orsay, Saint-Michel and Austerlitz are all in Paris.

> by Air France coach
www.lescarsairfrance.com
Practical if you have luggage (looked after by baggage handlers). Meet at the coach stations:
From Orly to Étoile/Champs-Élysées via Gare Montparnasse and Invalides (line 1).
From Orly Sud: exit L.
From Orly Ouest : arrivals level, exit C.
Approximately 60 minutes for €12.

> by RATP bus (OrlyBus)
www.ratp.fr
More economical for the same travel time.
Meet at the bus stops:
From Orly Sud: gate K, platform 4.
From Orly Ouest: arrivals level, gate D.
Stops: Montsouris Tombe Issoire (Tram T3), Parc Montsouris, Alésia René Coty, Denfert-Rochereau, Dareau Saint-Jacques, Glacière-Tolbiac, Stade Charléty. €7.50.

> by taxi, motorcycle taxi or private passenger vehicles
Competition is fierce between these three modes of transport! Here are your options:
Taxis: You will find them at the taxi ranks or if you have booked one, the driver will be waiting for you at the exit with your name on a sign. Orly sud, exit L. Orly ouest, gate B, arrivals level. Expect to pay €45 to €55 for central Paris.
Motorcycle Taxis: You can pre-book them or they can offer their services. Do not accept to pay more than €90.
Private passenger vehicles: By reservation only. Set price of €40 to €50 (1 to 4 passengers).

> by road
Motorway A6 (Autoroute du Sud) direction Paris, either Porte d’Orléans (A6a) or Porte d’Italie (A6b). National road 7, direction Porte d’Italie.

Paris-Beauvais
0 892 682 066 or 0 892 682 073 (0,37 € /mn).

> by bus
Daily from the car park, every 15 to 30 minutes, as far as the car park at Porte Maillot. €17.

> by TER (Train Express Régional)
Beauvais train station to Gare du Nord, between 30 and 90 minutes. €10.

> by road
Motorway A16, 90 minutes. Taxis from €140 to €200.

> by train
There are six mainline railway stations run by the national company SNCF (Société Nationale des Chemins de fer Français) spread throughout Paris.

The three main stations:
Gare de Lyon: servicing the south of France, Switzerland, Italy (using Thello), Greece.
Gare du Nord: the Eurostar serves London, Ashford and Ebbsfleet. The Thalys serves Brussels, Antwerp, Bruges, Charleroi, Ghent, Liège, Mons, Namur or Ostend.
Gare Montparnasse: servicing the west of France.

The three other stations:
Austerlitz (South-West, South), Gare de l’Est (suburbs, Eastern France, Germany) and Saint-Lazare (suburbs, Normandy).
SNCF Information and bookings | www.sncf.com
Capitaine Train | www.capitainetrain.com

> by coach
Several European countries operate services to Paris.
Eurolines from Belgium, Holland, Germany, the UK, Ireland, Italy, Spain and Portugal.
28 av du Général-de-Gaulle 93541 Bagnolet
+33 (0)1 49 72 51 57 | www.eurolines.fr

IDBUS, a subsidiary of the SNCF, operates services in France to and from Paris: Aix-en-Provence, Lille, Lyon, Marseille, Nice and Paris-Charles de Gaulle. To and from other countries: Amsterdam, Barcelona, Brussels, Genoa, London, Milan, Turin | fr.idbus.com

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