Getting Around

Paris has an excellent public transport system, divided into five zones radiating out from the centre; ticket prices vary according to the number of zones required. Public transport consists of buses, an underground metro, and express trains (RER). Taxis are also available. The easiest way to get around is on the metro and the subways are generally safe at all times. It is possible to transfer between the metro and the RER trains at no extra cost. The bus system is also extensive, but is slower, less frequent and best used for getting to destinations the metro does not cover. A nightbus service, Noctilien, covers the city between 1am and 5.30am. Taxis are readily available and can be hailed or caught at taxi ranks. Vélib' bicycle rentals are also popular for getting round town: pick up a bike at one of over 1,200 stations and return it at any other.

Airports

Paris Roissy Airport

The airport is 19 miles (31km) northeast of Paris.

Paris Roissy Airport (CDG)

Overview

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. The airport RER B can be accessed from Terminal 2 railway station on the airport shuttle. The RER B line is serviced every fifteen minutes Monday through Friday and takes 35 minutes to the city centre. The Roissy bus line connects to the city centre and buses depart every 15-20 minutes between 6am and 12.30am. The Noctilien night bus also runs from the airport, with fares depending on destination.

Location

The airport is 19 miles (31km) 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. The airport RER B can be accessed from Terminal 2 railway station on the airport shuttle. The RER B line is serviced every fifteen minutes Monday through Friday and takes 35 minutes to the city centre. The Roissy bus line connects to the city centre and buses depart every 15-20 minutes between 6am and 12.30am. The Noctilien night bus also runs from the airport, with fares depending on destination.

Time

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

Car rental

Many major car rental companies are represented.

Airport Taxis

There are taxis outside the baggage reclaim area of the arrival terminals.

Transfer between terminals

The three terminals are linked by free shuttle buses.

Facilities

There are ATMs, banks and bureaux de change in all terminals as well as a wide selection of shops, restaurants and bars.

Parking

Short-term parking is available in lots P1, P3, and PAB, nearest to Terminal 1 and rates range from €3 for a 15 minute stay up to €39 for a full day's parking. The first 10 minutes parked are free. Lots PCD and PEF are located near Terminal 2 and offer similar rates. Lot PR has lower long-term parking rates and the lot is connected to all terminals via a free shuttle.

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Paris Orly Airport

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

Paris Orly Airport (ORY)

Overview

Several choices of public transportation methods are the cheapest way to the city centre. RER B 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. Taxis are an expensive albeit fast way to the city centre although they should be avoided in rush hour. Airport shuttles also offer door-to-door service or connections to public transportation stations.

Location

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

Getting to the city

Several choices of public transportation methods are the cheapest way to the city centre. RER B 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. Taxis are an expensive albeit fast way to the city centre although they should be avoided in rush hour. 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).

Car rental

Many major car rental companies are represented at the airport.

Airport Taxis

Only taxis located at the stations at the Arrivals gates are authorised to pick up customers.

Transfer between terminals

The four terminals are linked by a free shuttle bus.

Facilities

There are a number of shops, bars and restaurants throughout the airport, as well as ATMs, banks and currency exchange services. Other facilities include information desks, an art gallery, left luggage, and a medical centre offering vaccinations. Internet access points and wireless Internet access is available, and a business centre offers a venue and equipment for business needs. Disabled passengers are well catered for; passengers with special needs are advised to inform their airline in advance.

Parking

Parking charges at Paris-Orly Airport range from €6.80 per hour to €36.40 per day in P2, P3, P4A, P4B, and P4C. Regular shuttle buses connect P Eco to the terminal and charges start at €4 for an hour and €26 for a full day.

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