Monday, June 12, 2006

How to get to Roissy Charles de Gaulle airport by RER?

Taking RER B (Regional Express Railway, Line B)

It takes about 45 minutes to travel from the Denfert Rochereau station to CDG Airport Terminals 1 and 2, but only 25 minutes from the Gare du Nord station to CDG Airport.

You can take the RER B at 5 different metro stations, depending of where you stay in Paris: Denfert Rochereau, Port-Royal, Luxembourg, Saint-Michel Notre Dame, Châtelet-Les Halles, and Gare du Nord.

Intervals between two trains are 10-15 minutes long on weekdays, a bit longer in the weekends. The first train departs from Denfert-Rochereau at 5:18 am. It’s always a good idea to verify with your hotel if a metro strike is on the cards.

When you are in the metro station, look for the "Aéroport Charles de Gaulle 2 TGV" directional sign.

It will look like this:

A view of the RER from an overpass within the station:

To buy a ticket, go to the agent booth, and ask for a “ticket for Charles de Gaulle airport”. The fare will cost you €8, and approx. €6 for children under 10. It is free for children under 4.