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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 (Arc de Triomphe) and Porte Maillot (in the La Defense skyscraper district). Buses normally run every 15 minutes from 5:45 a.m. to 11 p.m.  Trip time: Up to 60 minutes, depending on traffic.

  • Line 4 serves the Gare de Lyon and the Gare Montparnasse. Coaches normally depart every 30 minutes from 6:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. Trip time: Up to 1 hour 15 minutes, depending on traffic.

  • 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 30 minutes.

  • Your luggage will be stored for you during the trip. Buy your ticket online, at the Les Cars Air France counter in the terminal, or from the bus driver.

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

Note:

  • You can save money on all ticket categories by ordering online.

  • Groups of 4 or more get the same discount as young people from ages 12-25.

RoissyBus

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 €10,50. Be sure to validate your ticket when you board the bus.

Note:

  • 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 45 minutes but can take up to twice that long during rush hour. Wave down the bus at the terminal (see the airport's Buses page) and pay the driver upon boarding.

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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