Transfers & transports
How to move around in town & airport transfer options
The three airports in Paris are very busy, so I recommend to decide -and book if possible- the transfer that best suits your needs:
FROM CHARLES DE GAULLE AIRPORT
The cheapest option: Train
The RER train line B has stops such as Le Halle,Saint Michel and Gare du Nord. The price is €10,30 and it takes around 35 minutes.
The best price/comfort relation option: Roissybus
The Roissybus takes you to the Opera and the price is around €12.50. The frequence goes between 15-20 minutes and it takes around 60-70 minutes to get to the stop.
The comfortable but a little bit more expensive bus: Le Bus Direct
This bus has two different options, both for 18€. One from CDG to Eiffel Tower, via Porte Maillot Palais des Congrès / Etoile Champs-Elysées and the other one from CDG to Paris Gare Montparnasse, via Gare de Lyon.
The door-to-door options: Taxis or Uber
Both the price and time will depend of where you are going, but calculate approximately €50-60 and 30-40 min.
FROM ORLY AIRPORT
The cheapest and best option: Orlybus
The Orlybus gets you to Denfert-Rocheau station in Paris for 8.70€ and from there you can connect with other areas by metro, bus or train.
The door-to-door options: taxis and Uber
Taxis and Uber may be comfortable because of the door to door service, but they are the most expensive option. However, if you are 3 or 4 persons it's a pretty good option. The price is a flat rate of 35€ and it takes between 30-90 minutes, depending where you are going.
The other bus option: Le Bus Direct
This bus will take you to Paris Étoile/Champs-Élysées via Gare Montparnasse / Trocadéro for €12 one way.
FROM BEAUVAIS AIRPORT
Beauvais is the furthest airport from the city, so private vans, ubers and taxis are quite expensive.
The best option:
The Airport bus which will get you to the city center, Porte Maillot, for approximately 16€.
It’s pretty easy to move around Paris, you just have to choose your way :)
The best way to get from one place to another is by metro or train. I don't recommend buses because they could take too long depending on the traffic.
On weekdays, the metro and RER operate from 5:30 a.m. to about 1:15 a.m. There are two transport cards you could get, besides the single tickets of course.
Paris Visit travel card is valid for 1, 2, 3 or 5 consecutive days for a price ranging from €11.65 to €63.90 (half price for children). It also has some discounts in attractions like the Ópera.
Navigo travel card is valid for one week or a month and costs from 20,85€ and initially you have to pay 5€ that are non refundable.
The most comfy & Panoramic way: Hop On- Hop Off buses
Perfect option for those who don’t like crowded metros or buses. I recommend the Open Tour Bus company, they offer tickets for 1, 2 or 3 consecutive days and have 4 different routes you can enjoy with your ticket.
Have you just started to plan your trip? Too many things to decide? Too long do it all by yourself? Special needs or wishes? Then, you should plan your trip with a local to get tailored travel plans & advices.