Guide to Paris airports Roissy de Gaulle, Orly, Beauvais

Paris subway - Metro map

Subway in Paris is the most efficient (and the cheapest) way to go from a point to another. 14 lines serve the city. If you stay for 2 or 3 days and plan to visit many monuments and attractions pay for an unlimited pass. If not buy a pack of 10 tickets (14.5€). The city center is safe and very few problems have been reported in the subway. Metro - subway trains run every day from 5.30am to 1am. After 1am a night bus service is operated. Yet the number of routes from central Paris to the outer areas including airports is limited. Central Paris is rather small (about 10km in diameter) and distances between one Metro stop to another are rarely more than a 5-10 minute walk. The RATP web site offers an excellent tool (in English or French) to assist in planning your route(s) throughout Paris and its suburbs.

Metro, bus and train maps

For more information about Paris subway lines, fares or maps please refer to RATP official website.

Metro - Subway

Subway Line 2 and 6 circle inner Paris (Charles de Gaulle to Nation) - Line 1 (yellow) cuts straight through the touristic parts of Paris from East to West (Arc de Triomphe, Champs Elysees, Concorde, Louvre Museum, Chatelet, Marais and Saint Paul Village and Bastille). The red Line 4 (North-South) cuts through some of the better known and popular areas of Paris (Montparnasse, Odeon and Saint Germain des Pres, St Michel, Chatelet). Free maps are available in every metro station. map

RER - Suburban train

5 RER train lines serve Paris' suburbs and connect to subway lines in the city center. The A line serves la Defense business disctrict and Disneyland resort Paris. The B line serves Roissy de Gaulle airport & Orly airport. The C line serves Versailles. map

Night bus service

If you happen to be out after the metro system shuts down, and you're across town from your lodgings, the Noctilien nighttime bus service can get you closer to your destination. 35 Noctilien routes run from five different hubs: Gare de Lyon, Gare Montparnasse, Gare Saint-Lazare, Gare de l'Est, and Châtelet. The service runs from 0.30am to 5.30am, 7 days a week, covering 1,950 stops in Paris and 175 towns throughout Ile-de-France, including routes to Charles de Gaulle and Orly airports. map

Public transport strike actions

Public transport strike actions

Public transport strike actions are frequent in Paris. Train (TGV and RER), bus services and metro are usually directly affected and traffic is disrupted. In some rare cases all services and transport lines may stopped working at the same time.

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How to get to or from Orly & Roissy airports by transport

Getting to the airport

The B line of the RER train offers connection between Orly and Roissy de Gaulle airport and city center. Using public transportation is money savvy yet depending on your exact destination it may not be the fastest and the most comfortable travel option...

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Airport shuttle service


Private airport shuttle services are not directly affected by transports' strikes. It is also operated at flat rate, which may be a smart move...

Airport shuttle