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Paris has several airports; the largest is Charles de Gaulle, 17 miles northeast of central Paris. Take a train, bus, or taxi to the center of the city or the headquarters hotel.
Getting around Paris
How to Use Paris Public Transportation
Getting to Paris by plane
Discovering transportation passes
Trains in Europe
Charles de Gaulle is served by the RER B line ($10.75 US, approximately 50-minute ride, every 10–15 minutes), which connects with the Gare du Nord, Châtelet–Les Halles, and St-Michel–Notre Dame stations in the city center. Trains run 5 am–11 pm; there are fewer trains on weekends.
There are six main bus lines:
- Les Cars Air France line 2 ($19 US, 1.25 hours, every 20 minutes, 6 am–11 pm). Links the Charles de Gaulle Airport with the Arc de Triomphe. Children 2 to 11 may ride at half price.
- Les Cars Air France line 4 ($19.50 US, every 30 minutes, 6 am–10 pm from Charles de Gaulle, 6 am–9:30 pm from Paris). Links the Charles de Gaulle Airport with Gare de Lyon (50 minutes) in eastern Paris and Gare Montparnasse (55 minutes) in southern Paris. Children 2 to 11 may ride at half price.
- Roissybus ($11.75 US, 45–60 minutes, every 15 minutes, 5:30 am–11 pm). Links the Charles de Gaulle Airport with the opera house.
- RATP bus 350 ($6.50 US, 50 minutes, every 30 minutes, 5:30 am–11 pm). Links the Charles de Gaulle Airport with Gare de l’Est in northern Paris.
- RATP bus 351 ($6.50 US, 60 minutes, every 30 minutes, 5:30 am–11 pm). Links the Charles de Gaulle Airport with Place de la Nation in eastern Paris.
- Noctilien bus 140 and 143 ($8.50 US or four metro tickets, hourly, 12:30 am–5:30 pm). Part of the RATP night service, Noctilien has two buses that go to Charles de Gaulle Airport: 140 from Gare de l’Est and 143 from Gare de l’Est and Gare du Nord.
A taxi to the city center takes approximately 40 minutes from Charles de Gaulle. During the day a trip costs around $56 US; the fare increases 15% 5 pm–10 am and on Sundays. Take taxis only at clearly marked stands. Never follow anyone who approaches you at the airport and claims to be a driver.
Delta Air Lines—up to 10% discount on bookings through Delta with meeting code NMQTA.
- Voltage: 220-240 Volts (U.S./Canada are 110-120 Volts)
- Socket Type: “Type C” Europlug and “Type E” and “Type F” Schuko
- Plug Adaptors: Multi-voltage appliances such as laptops
- Plug Adaptors + Voltage Converters: Hair dryers, curling irons, etc.