Paris how to get there: A short guide on how to get to Paris and how to move around the city. Connections from Beauvais, Orly and Charles de Gaulle airports to the city center.
PARIS HOW TO GET THERE: Paris airports
Paris has three airports: The main airports are Paris-Charles de Gaulle And >Paris-Orly, from where intercontinental flights and major airlines land; while low-cost flights land at Paris-Beauvais-Tillé .
Paris Beauvais airport and connections with Paris
As we said, Beauvais is a small airport dedicated to low cost flights from Ryanair and similar companies. It is located 90km north-west of paris, approximately 1 hour by road from the center (A16 motorway).
Connections Paris Beauvais – Center: Transfer by Coach Shuttle
The most convenient way to reach Paris from Beauvais airport is undoubtedly the official Beauvais airport shuttle service. The bus leaves from the airport car park approximately 15-30 minutes after the arrival of each flight and stops at Paris-Porte Maillot near the Porte Maillot RER station and metro line 1.
From here you can take the Paris Metro and head towards the hotel. The ride takes about 1 hour and 30 minutes and the cost of tickets is 15 euros one way. You will also find the bus at Porta Maillot for the return journey; On your return, for safety, try to be at Porta Maillot at least three and a quarter hours before your flight, otherwise you risk missing the connection or arriving at the airport too late. On the website you can see the shuttle timetable in relation to your flight . Tickets are on sale online or where the buses leave and inside the airport.
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PARIS HOW TO GET THERE: Connections Paris Beauvais – Transfer by Train
The alternative to the shuttle is to take an RER train directly from Beauvais station which goes as far as the "Gare du Nord" station. There is a ride every hour, starting at 6:30 in the morning and ending at 20:00, and the journey takes approximately 1 hour and 20 minutes. The ticket costs about 10 euros.
Beauvais station can be reached by airport shuttles or by line 12 buses which, however, do not run on Sundays and holidays. Or by taxi, which takes 15 minutes to get to the station from the airport for €13.
For information on timetables, fares and services, visit the website ter.sncf.com .
PARIS HOW TO GET THERE: Connections Paris Beauvais – Transfer by Taxi
The taxi is certainly the least recommended choice for reaching the city, as you can spend up to 150 euros for a ride.
Paris Orly airport and connections with Paris
PARIS HOW TO GET THERE: Paris Orly connections – Taxi transfer
Orly Airport is located approximately 15km from the center of Paris and is connected via the A6 motorway. By taxi it takes 20 to 45 minutes to reach the centre. The price varies from 40 to 50€.
PARIS HOW TO GET THERE: Paris Orly connections – Bus transfer
Buses to central Paris depart daily from 6am to 11.30pm from the South and West terminals. Air France and Orlybus buses to Gare Montparnasse and Invalides (metro/RER Invalides) and Place Denfert-Rochereau (metro/RER Denfert-Rochereau). Tickets cost from €7.70.
PARIS HOW TO GET THERE: Paris Orly connections – Transfer by train
From Orly you can reach the nearby Antony (RER line B) via the Orlyval , which leaves every 5 minutes from the airport. From the Antony station, trains leave every day from 5.08 to 0.12 in the direction of Paris. From the airport to Châtelet it takes about 35 minutes and the shuttle+train ticket costs €9. The alternative is to reach the Pont de Rungis-Aéroport d'Orly station with the ADP shuttle which leaves every 15-30 minutes. From Pont de Rungis, take RER line C which runs from 5.45am to 11.15pm every day in the direction of Paris. The ticket costs €5.
Paris Charles De Gaulle airport and connections with Paris
PARIS HOW TO GET THERE: Paris Charles De Gaulle connections – Taxi transfer
De Gaulle airport is located 23 km away from Paris and is connected to the center via the A1 motorway. A taxi ride to central Paris costs around €40-45.
PARIS HOW TO GET THERE: Paris Charles De Gaulle connections – Transfer by bus and shuttle
To reach the center you can take the Roissybus : it runs every day from 6 to 11 in the evening, with departures every 15-20 minutes. They depart from Terminal 1, exit 30, Terminals 2A and 2C, exit 9, Terminals 2B and 2D, exit 1, Terminal 2E and 2F, exits 3 and 5, going towards Opéra (rue Scribe, metro Opéra, RER Auber). The ticket costs around €11. ONLINE TICKET
It is also possible to reach the center of Paris from Charles De Gaulle airport by bus.
The ticket costs €12. Line 2 is in service every day from 5.45 to 23.00, with trips every 15 minutes.
Buses leave from Terminals 1, 2A, 2C, 2B, 2D, 2E, 2F and go to Porte Maillot and Place Charles de Gaulle-Etoile. Line 4 is in service every day from 7.00, with trips every 30 minutes. Buses depart from Terminals 1, 2A, 2C, 2B, 2D, 2E, 2F, and go to Gare Montparnasse and Gare de Lyon.
PARIS HOW TO GET THERE: Paris Charles De Gaulle connections – Transfer by train
To reach Paris by train, take the Aéroports de Paris or follow the signs for “Paris par Train”. You will arrive on line B of the RER which leads to the directions Gare du Nord, Châtelet-Les Halles, Saint-Michel-Notre-Dame, Luxembourg, Port Royal, Denfert-Rochereau, Cité Universitaire. The ticket costs €8.
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