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Air France Bus

Buses of Les Cars Air France connect Terminals 1 and 2 with destinations on the Right and Left Bank:

  • Line 2 goes to the Place Charles de Gaulle/Étoile (Arc de Triomphe) and Porte Maillot (in the La Defense skyscraper district). Buses normally run every 15 minutes from early morning to 11 p.m.  Average trip time: 50 minutes to Place Charles de Gaulle, 60 minutes to Porte Maillot.

  • Line 4 serves the Gare de Lyon and the Gare Montparnasse. Coaches normally depart every 30 minutes from early morning until 10:00 p.m. Average trip time: 1 hour to Gare de Lyon, 1 hour 15 minutes to Gare Montparnasse.

  • Air France also has a Line 3 bus that runs between Charles de Gaulle and Orly Airports at 30-minute intervals, with an average travel time of 1 hour 15 minutes.

  • Your luggage will be stored for you during the trip.

  • Buy your ticket online, at the Les Cars Air France counter in the airport terminal, or from the bus driver.

For current fares and timetables, visit Les Cars Air France.


RATP, the Paris regional transport authority, operates this coach between CDG Terminals 1, 2, and 3 and the rue Scribe by the American Express office and the Opéra Garnier. (Take the RoissyBus if you're staying at one of the many hotels in the Opéra district.)

Buses run every 15 minutes from early morning until mid-evening and at 20- to 30-minute intervals after that. The one-way fare is €11,--. Buy your ticket from an RATP vending machine (or ticket booth, if available) and validate your ticket when you board the bus. If you're dashing to the bus at the last minute, you can pay the driver.


  • RATP's 1- to 5-zone Paris Visite pass is valid on Roissybus, but the cheaper Paris Visite pass for Zones 1-3 only does not cover airport transportation.

Travel time is nominally 75 minutes but can be shorter or longer, depending on traffic.

For up-to-date information, see the the RATP's RoissyBus page.

RATP Buses 350 and 351

Bus 350 is a public-transit bus that links CDG Terminals 1 and 2 with the Gare de l'Est in Paris. For details, click here.

Bus  351 links CDG Terminals 1 and 2 with Nation in Paris. For details, click here.

Both buses start and finish their routes at the airport's Roisspôle RER train station. To ride them, you'll need three standard T+ paper Métro/bus tickets or a valid pass such as the 1- to 5-zone Paris Visite card.

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