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
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.
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
easyBus--best known for its London airport transfers--now
offers frequent bus service between CDG and Le Palais Royal in central
Paris. Buses run every 30 minutes, and fares are astonishingly cheap if you
book early enough online. (You can also pay a higher fare on the bus if
seats are still available.)
For details and an interactive timetable, visit the
easyBus Paris CDG
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,
Bus 351 links CDG Terminals 1 and 2 with Nation in Paris.
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.