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Getting from CDG to Paris by Bus

Posted April 18, 2012 by

There are several ways to get from the airport to your hotel in Paris, including grabbing a taxi, hopping on the train, or, my personal favorite, the under-used bus. Both the Air France bus and the Roissybus are quick, convenient, and affordable. Even more fun is the view of the city one gets when taking the bus as they take travelers through the outskirts of the city that we’d most like never see as a typical tourist. Simply hop on at the airport, and pay the driver directly.

The Roissybus drops riders off at the Opera Metro (convenient to the Le Grand Hotel Intercontinental, the Ritz, and the Park Hyatt) for a mere 8.50€, far cheaper than a typical taxi ride fare of 45€. It’s also convenient if your hotel is off of a metro line that runs through the Opera stop. Hopping off the bus, and crossing the street (diagonally) to hopping on the subway to catch lines 3, 7, or 8 is easy and a time-saver.

You can pick up the Roissybus at departs every 15 minutes from Terminals 1 and 2. Simply follow the signs at the airport.

Air France has two bus lines that go into the center of Paris, Line 2 and Line 4. Line 4 stops at Gare de Lyon and Montparnasse while Line 2 stops near the Charles de Gaulle Etoile (Arc de Triomphe) and Porte Maillot. Both Air France lines cost 12€ for a one way trip or 18€ for a round trip fare.

To pick up the Air France bus, head to Gate 34 at the Arrivals level in Terminal 1. In Terminal 2 B or D, head to Gate B1. If you arrive in Terminal 2 A or C, get on at Gate C2. The bus departs every 30 minutes.

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