Peninsula Hotel, replica of plane, l'Oiseau Blanc

Between Paris And The Airports

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Replica of l’Oiseau Blanc at the Peninsula Hotel’s restaurant/museum on the sixth floor.**

What’s on this page:

Airports In Paris
Roissy Charles de Gaulle Train Ticket Office
Buses Between Paris And The Airports
How to find a taxi
Fixed rates to and from Paris airports went into effect March 2016.
Shuttle and Van Services
**More on l’Oiseau Blanc below

Airports In Paris

The two main airports in Paris are Roissy-Charles de Gaulle and Orly, both are managed by ADP. Aéroports de Paris (ADP). The ADP website (renovated in October 2014) is available in English, French and Chinese. Visit one of ADP’s menu items: Flights, Access, Preparation, Car Parks, Services and Shops, timetables and airline/travel information. The website now provides information for Roissy Charles de Gaulle, Orly, using all forms of transportation, terminal maps, inter-terminal shuttles, etc. For access/transportation information use their sidebar and follow the links.

Traveling with children, visit the Family Space.Air France airplane being serviced at Roissy CDG Paris

RATP travel directions (in English) provides time estimates and precise instructions. Type in your starting point and destination. The result will show distance and directions. Using the example, “Roissy” to “Bastille”, the next page uses symbols for instructions (RER, Metro sign-M-, figure walking, BUS, etc.) and a map. More RATP, Metro, RER and Ticket info

The RATP Tourist page (in English) has four options: Discovering Paris, Traveling, Access to the Airports, Preparing your Journey, Roissybus and Customer Care.

Roissy-Charles de Gaulle Ticket Office

Buy a ticket on the RER B into Paris at the train office if  your credit card has no smart chip.

The office is located below the HSBC bank and the Sheraton Hotel, Terminal 2, which is above the train station. The SNCF ticket counter/office is open between 06:15 and 22:40 seven days a week.

Consult the Public Transportation Access on Aeroports de Paris (ADP) for additional information.

Transilien/SNCF .pdf document of old Web page

Buses between Paris and the Airports

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Orly and Roissy bus with the Paris Transport System (RATP) – includes RER B information. The Aeroports de Paris (ADP) has a good list of all transportation between all Paris airports and city center.

Air France bus (Les Cars Air France)
Visit the Air France Web site for up to date rates, times and pick-up/drop-off information.

Air France has coaches/buses that take you between either Orly Airport and Paris; between Orly and Roissy/Charles de Gaulle airports; or Roissy/Charles de Gaulle and Paris.

If you are flying with American Airlines, for example, you arrive in Terminal 2A close to door (porte) 5.

Information for the Air France coaches/bus.

The buses (autocars) run between Orly and downtown, Charles de Gaulle and downtown, CDG and Orly and CDG and Gare de Lyon and Montparnasse.

Once on their Web site, click on “lignes” for the route.
Click on the number in the circle for hours (horaires), prices (tarifs), prices if you are in a group for four or more, map and address, etc.

Infos pratiques” informs you from where the buses depart at the airports .
Buy your ticket directly from the bus driver or you can buy them in advance.

The Air France bus Web site is available in English.
Click on “lignes” and choose your destination to or from Charles de Gaulle:

Porte Maillot/Arc de Triomphe (line 2);
Orly airport (line 3) or
Gare de Lyon/Montparnasse (line 4).

Air France Buses Orly and Montparnasse/Invalides  6 a.m. to 11 p.m. leaves every 15 minutes and takes about 35 min
CDG and Porte Maillot (Bd Gouvion St-Cyr)/Arc de Triomphe (1, avenue Carnot)  5:45 a.m. to 11 p.m. leaves every 15 minutes and takes about 45 min
CDG and Orly 6 a.m. (7 a.m. weekends) to 11:30 p.m. every 30 minutes about 50 min
CDG and Gare de Lyon and Montparnasse 7 a.m. to 9 p.m.; leaves every 30 minutes and takes about 50 minutes

Terminal Layout at CDG

Terminal layout at Roissy-Charles de Gaulle Airport and Oly Airport– this page provides detailed maps of the terminals.

Where Are My Friends?

Michaela arrives in Terminal 2; her friends and family arrive in Terminal 1. How does she get there? She suggests meeting at the McDonald’s. If you would rather meet somewhere more French, browse the magazine rack or do some grocery shopping. If this should be updated to a new location, please write to Colleen’s Paris: info @

Shuttle and Van Services

Readers have shared their advice: Cassandra recommends G7 Taxi. The site is available in English and you can reserve on line and possibly take advantage of promotions.

Stacey writes: Prestige Private Transfer, they are great! Flat rate 2014-(55€) and they meet you at the gate with a sign so it’s very easy and no waiting around. I use them all the time.

I also suggest visiting AngloInfo . The list the selection is LONG!!! To narrow the search, in the search box type: “paris airport transportation” or “paris airport shuttle”.

Melanie suggests a private individual: Jacques Misery (real name). He’s private. Mobile # 011 33 6 78 86 78 78.

**Read more and listen to descriptions about l’Oiseau Blanc, its history and what you will see in the restaurant musem on AeroNews