Arrivals & Departures

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Roissy Charles de Gaulle, commonly called “Charles de Gaulle”, and Orly are the two major international airports in Paris. Both offer world-class duty-free, free shuttle services between terminals, restaurants, lounges and shops. Some terminals, especially at Charles de Gaulle, offer free wireless Internet.

A taxi ride from Charles de Gaulle or Orly to the center of Paris respectively costs around 50 and 35 Euros.

Charles de Gaulle and Orly airports are linked to Paris through the RER (“Réseau Express Régional”), which is the main transport to access suburban areas of Paris. You can find a map here.

Getting to or leaving Paris by Charles de Gaulle

The RER B links Charles de Gaulle to Paris in about 45 minutes. The train frequency is around 10-15 minutes on weekdays.

There are two stations:

  • “Aéroport Charles de Gaulle 1” serves terminals 1 and 3.
  • “Aéroport Charles de Gaulle 2 – TGV” serves terminal 2.

The typical fare from Charles de Gaulle to any place in Paris is 8,40 Euros.

You can also take the RoissyBus that leads to the Opera district in 40 to 60 minutes. The fare is 9,40 Euros.

Getting to or leaving Paris by Orly

The RER C links Orly airport to Paris in about 25 minutes. It costs 3,80 Euros.

The OrlyBus provides a link between the airport and Paris. It takes 20 to 30 minutes, and costs 6,60 Euros. You may also take the Orly Val shuttle to Antony in five minutes from where you can catch the RER B to reach Paris in 20 minutes.

All RER lines are connected to the metro that can get you to your hotel.

If you’re coming from Charles de Gaulle or Orly and want to reach your hotel near the UNESCO, here is your itinerary:

Take the RER B from Charles de Gaulle or the RER C from Orly, get off at the station Denfert Rochereau and connect to the metro line 6. Get off at station Cambronne.


If you are coming from continental Europe or from the U.K., trains are a good alternative to flying.

From the U.K., the Eurostar train connects London to Paris in 2h15. The Eurostar arrives at Gare du Nord.

From Belgium, the Netherlands or Germany, the Thalys train connects fourteen cities to Paris: Antwerp, Bruges, Brussels, Charleroi, Ghent, Liege, Mons, Namur, Ostend, Amsterdam, Rotterdam, Schiphol, Aachen and Cologne. It links Brussels to Paris in 1h20, Amsterdam to Paris in 3h30 and Cologne to Paris in 3h15. All Thalys lines arrive at Gare du Nord.