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Airports in Paris

Paris Charles de Gaulle International Airport (CDG)

Overview

As the gateway to the quintessentially chic and sophisticated city of Paris, Charles de Gaulle Airport processes over 58 million passengers each year. The airport offers passengers a first class airport experience with Playstation areas, high-tech video lounges, stylish restaurants and haute couture boutiques scattered throughout the terminals. Staff are friendly and speak excellent English and there's plenty to do at the airport.

Location

The airport is 14 miles (23km) northeast of Paris.

Getting to the city

There is a good train service with the RER B line that serves the airport with connections to the city centre and the Metro station. From the airport RER B can be accessed from terminal 2 railway station stop on the airport shuttle. The RER B line is serviced every fifteen minutes Monday through Friday and takes 50 minutes to the city centre costing €9.50. The Roissy bus line also connects to the city centre and costs €10 for the 50 minute drive which buses depart for every 15-20 minutes between 7am and 11pm. Air France also runs buses to certain city destinations. The Noctilien night bus runs between 12:30am and 5am with fares depending on destination but starting from €7.60.

Time

GMT +1 (GMT +2 between last Sunday in March and last Sunday in October).

Contacts

Tel: +33 (0)1 48 62 1212.

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Paris Orly Airport (ORY)

Overview

Like Paris-Charles de Gaulle Airport, Paris-Orly Airport offers passengers state-of-the-art facilities and often much shorter queues. The airport is well equipped to serve over 26 million passengers each year. It caters to a number of low-cost carriers, making it easier for passengers across Europe to book cheap flights to Paris.

Location

The airport is nine miles (14km) south of Paris.

Getting to the city

Several choices of public transportaiont methods are the cheapest way to the city centre. RER C trains leave regularly from both terminals and connect to the metro and SNCF train stations. A number of bus services also operate from both terminals such as the Roissy bus line and Air France. Taxis are an expensive albeit fast way to the city centre although they should be avoided in rush hour. Fares usually cost US$35 but are more expensive at night (Tel: 01 47 39 00 91). Airport shuttles also offer door to door service or connections to public transportation stations.

Time

GMT +1 (GMT +2 from last Sunday in March to last Sunday in October).

Contacts

Tel: +01 49 75 5252.

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Paris Roissy Airport Taxis: the taxi fares above are intended as a guideline only.

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