Expect to spend €50--or
possibly more--for a taxi
to the city center, depending on the time of day and the location of your hotel.
(You'll pay about 15 percent extra between 5 p.m. and 10 a.m., on Sundays, or on
holidays.) Tipping is optional but customary; a few euros should do the trick.
In addition to the metered fare, you'll be charged a small
amount for each piece of luggage. Allow 45 minutes to an hour for the trip.
Signs in the terminal will guide
you to the nearest taxi stand, where you'll need to wait in line for a cab.
For more information on using les taxis parisiens, including links to cab telephone numbers and an online
fare calculator, see our Paris Taxis article.
BELOW: An illuminated Paris taxi sign. (Green
means "vacant," and amber-red means "occupied.")
Shuttle companies offer door-to-door service between Charles de
Gaulle Airport and city addresses. Travel is in shared vans or minibuses, so the
trip may take longer than going by taxi, although you'll avoid standing in line.
€16 to €25 per adult passenger, depending on how
many people are traveling together.
Paris Airport Shuttle
charges €17 to €30, with a €3 surcharge in the early morning or late evening.
Both companies can supply private transfers at a higher cost.
Make shuttle reservations at least 24
hours in advance. (Earlier is better at busy times of the year.)
A reader tells us that PariShuttle (see above) insists on
collecting passengers four hours before flight departure and will not modify
its pickup time.
prefer to pay in your own currency, you can prebook shuttle transfers through
Viator: Paris, which offers pricing
in multiple currencies. Viator's
prices are often--though not always--better than the shuttle
company's rates. (Viator is our advertising partner for transfers, day tours, and excursions
in Paris and the Ile de France region, and we receive a small referral fee on