Charles de Gaulle Airport is a 35 minutes car drive to the north east of Paris and is about 25 kilometres from the city centre.
It is accessible by various means of transportation, such as the public buses or trains. However it may be stressful to understand how to use these public transportation systems to ultimately get to your accommodations.
This is the largest of the Parisian airports and is said to handle around 12 million passengers every year through its various terminals.
Ideas about journey times and distances
You will find listed below, the connections between Charles de Gaulle Airport and the main attractions both in Paris and the surrounding area:
- CDG and the Eiffel Tower: about 31 kilometres which can be done in around 50 minutes via the A1 motorway as opposed to 39 kilometres and over 1 hour when taking the A3;
- CDG and Disneyland Paris: the quickest route is the A104 which will enable you to reach your destination in 36 minutes;
- CDG and the Champs Elysées: the journey covers a good 30 kilometres which can be covered in 45 minutes using the A1 motorway whereas via the A3, the journey covers 38 kilometres and will take at least an hour;
- CDG and Versailles: for those wishing to see this most famous of palaces, you don’t need to do any more than choose the quickest route, i.e., the A86 motorway which is doable in about an hour without any traffic – the alternative would be the A1 but the traffic is always heavier on this route.
Charles de Gaulle Taxi indicative price to the center
For information purposes, the average prices for a private transfer in 2018/2019 start from €19.00 per person if there are at least 3 passengers travelling together and €15.00 per head if there are at least 4 people travelling together.
|Charles de Gaulle Taxi||1-4 passengers||5-8 passengers|
|CDG - Paris centre||from 60€||from 68€|
|CDG - Basilica of the Sacred Heart||from 61€||from 74€|
Obviously, this is just a rough estimate because the actual cost of the service will vary depending on the distance travelled and the pick-up time which has been provided on the booking form.
You can reach the airport by various means of transportation. However, it may be long to reach your accommodation since the city is really big. Commuting between different means can end up being longer and more expensive than taking a taxi, especially when you travel in a small group or with a family.
The easiest way to travel to or from Charles de Gaulle airport is by taxi. By booking your taxi on-line, advantages are several, for example you know the price beforehand minimizing the possibility of paying more.
You should also take into consideration suitcases when you are choosing a way to travel from the airport. Especially with checked baggage, it is better to avoid public transport, where you will have to carry your heavy baggage up and down ramps and stairs, since in some train stations there are no escalators.
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Using the Charles de Gaulle taxi service is highly recommended when your arrival in the city is in the late afternoon or evening. At certain times of day, Paris becomes a very different place than what you see on TV or read about in the newspapers.
Regarding security, as in all means of transportation, every Charles de Gaulle taxi service driver complies with all standards and regulations put forth by the French government. These include having children less than two years of age sitting in car seats for the entire trip. If you need a car seat, you simply need to mention it when making your reservation. It will come for free.