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Departing Paris

When it's time to say au revoir to the City of Lights, you'll need to find your way to one of the two international airports, Roissy Charles de Gaulle (CDG) or Orly (ORY).

Public transportation includes Roissybus, Orlybus, Orlyval, and RER trains. All of them can be accessed by paying the fare in Euros, or with a 5-zone Paris Visite Metro Pass. Private transport includes taxis, Air France coaches, limousines, and shuttle services such as Paris Shuttle.

Travel times given here assume average conditions. If you're taking a taxi, bus, coach, or limousine, be sure to allow extra time for unexpected traffic delays.

Departing for Roissy Charles de Gaulle Airport

Roissy Charles de Gaulle Airport consists of three terminals, named Charles de Gaulle 1 (CDG1), Charles de Gaulle 2 (CDG2), and Terminal 9 (T9). CDG 1 and 2 have halls with letter names: Hall A, Hall B, etc. To help locate ground transport, the information below includes exit designations such as "CDG2AB>A10", which means "from Charles de Gaulle 2, Halls A or B, go to Hall A, exit 10".

  • Taxi fare from Paris to Roissy Charles de Gaulle is 30-60 €, depending on traffic conditions and the location of your hotel. It is recommended that you reserve a taxi in advance. (more on taxis)
  • Roissybus leaves every 15 minutes from 05h45 to 23h daily from the Opéra on rue Scribe, in front of the American Express building, stopping at CDG 1, CDG 2, and Terminal 9. The fare is 10 €, payable on board, children under 5 free. Travel time is 45 minutes.
  • RER Line B will take you to CDG from 05h to 24h daily, departing every 4 to 15 minutes from the stations on line B. There are two stops at the airport. For CDG 1 get off at the first stop, Aéroport Roissy Charles de Gaulle 1, then take the Green shuttle. For Terminal 9, use the first stop, then take the moving walkway or the shuttle. For CDG 2 use the second stop, Aéroport Roissy Charles de Gaulle 2, then take the moving walkway or the Blue shuttle. The fare is 8.70 €. Average time from Gare du Nord is 35 minutes. (more on RER)
  • Air France coaches go to Roissy Charles de Gaulle from four locations in Paris. Line 2 coaches depart every 10 minutes, 05h45 until 23h, from Place Charles de Gaulle Etoile, 1 avenue Carnot, stopping at Porte Maillot, rue Gouvion Saint Cyr. Average trip time is 40 minutes and the fare is 13 €. Line 4 coaches depart every 30 minutes, 07h until 21h30, from Gare Montparnasse, rue du Commandant Mouchotte, stopping at Gare de Lyon, boulevard Diderot. The average trip time is 50 minutes and the fare is 14.00 €.
  • Private shuttle services like Paris Shuttle are a convenient alternative.

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Departing for Orly Airport

Orly Airport has two terminals, named Orly South and Orly West. To assist in finding ground transport, the information below includes exit designations such as "W>K6", which means "from Orly West, go to exit K, platform 6".

  • Taxi fare to Orly is 20-30 € depending on traffic conditions and the location of your hotel. It is recommended that you reserve a taxi in advance. (more on taxis)
  • OrlyBus departs Place Denfert-Rochereau every 15-20 minutes from 06h to 23h30. The fare is 5.50 €. Travel time is 25 minutes.
  • RER Line B and/or the métro will take you to Antony station, where you can catch the Orlyval to the airport. Departures from métro and RER stations are from 06h to 23h daily. Orlyval departs Antony station every 4-8 minutes, stopping first at Orly West and then Orly South. The combined métro/RER/Orlyval fare is 8.75 €. Average trip time from Châtelet to Orly is 30 minutes. (more on RER)
  • RER Line C goes to Orly from 05h50 to 22h50, with trains every 15 minutes until 21h00, then every 30 minutes. The fare is 5.25 €. From Gare d'Austerlitz the average trip time is 35 minutes. (more on RER)
  • Air France coaches (Line 1) leave for Orly every 15 minutes from Aérogare des Invalides, with a stop at Gare Montparnasse, rue du Commandant Mouchotte, from 05h45 until 23h. The fare is 7.50 €. The average time from Invalides is 30 minutes.
  • Private shuttle services like Paris Shuttle are a convenient alternative.

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