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Getting to Paris


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Paris is located in northern central France, 165 miles south west of Brussels, 300 miles south of Amsterdam and under 4 hours by rail from London via the Chunnel.

From the Airport

Aéroport Charles de Gaulle
If you are flying internationally, you will likely use Aéroport Charles de Gaulle (CDG), located about 17 miles north of Paris. To get to the Paris city center, take the RER Express Train Line B from airport terminals 1 & 2 to either stations Gare du Nord (25 mins) or Denfert Rochereau (45 mins) in Paris. From there you can catch the Métro to your final destination. If you purchase/have a Carte Orange or Paris Visite Pass valid to zone 5 (see below), your transport is covered. Otherwise the cost is 8.40 each way. Line B operates every 10-15 minutes on weekdays from 4:56am-11:56pm. When going to the airport, take the RER line B/Roissy-CDG. Alternatively, you can take the RATP Roissybus (Paris public transport system bus) that operates between CDG and Opéra Garnier (corner of rue Scribe/rue Auber in the city). The Roissybus takes 45-60 minutes and costs 8.90. It operates daily, every 15-20 minutes from 6am-11pm. The RATP also accepts the Carte Orange or Paris Visite passes (if valid to zone 5 – see below).

Aéroport d’Orly
To get to the city center, take the free shuttle bus from any terminal to station Pont de Rungis-Aéroport d’Orly and catch the RER (train) Line C2. The combined tickets costs 6.10 and takes about 35-45 minutes. You can also use the Carte Orange or Paris Visite passes valid to zone 4. Trains run every 20 minutes from 5am-11:30 pm. The RATP Orlybus runs between the airport and Denfert-Rochereau Métro station every 15-20 minutes and costs 6.30.  The buses run daily from 6am-11:30pm and take approximately 30 minutes.

Coach

Eurolines buses arrive and depart from Gare Routière Eurolines in Bagnolet. To get there, take the Métro to Gallini.

Rail

Paris has six train stations that each service various destinations within France and Europe. The Eurostar, (Paris-London), arrives and departs from Gare du Nord.