If you are arriving by plane, then there are several ways of getting to the city center:
From Roissy-Charles-De-Gaulle airport (Terminal 1), RER line B takes you to the city centre Les Halles) in 36 minutes for €9.50. The Roissybus service takes travelers to the Opéra district, in less than an hour (fare: €10).
The Orlybus links Orly airport to place Denfert-Rochereau in the south of Paris, in around 30 minutes (fare: €7.20). Orlyval, a special metro, transports travelers to Antony RER station; from here, RER line B takes travelers on to the city center (fare Orly-Paris: €11.30 /adult; €5.65 /child 4-10 yrs).
You can also opt for a taxi: the current charge for transfers between Roissy-Charles-de-Gaulle and central Paris is at least €50, with a 15% increase at night, on Sunday and public holidays, and around €35 from Orly. A cheaper alternative is the shared taxi system. Wecab, a service provided by Taxis G7, enables you to reduce the cost of a journey by booking in advance.
The cars Air France offer several airport shuttle transport services to and from several central points in Paris (one-way: from €9 for adults and €5.50 for children; round-trip: from €18 for adults. Fares vary according to itinerary). Finally, some companie like Uber or different private shuttle services can be pre-booked at a fixed fare. According to the number of people travelling, you can choose a people carrier, minivan or minibus.
Paris is also served by six train stations situated in the center of the capital, among which:
- Gare du Nord, from Belgium, the Netherlands and UK
- Gare de l’Est, from Germany and beyond
- Gare de Lyon, from Switzerland, Italy, and Spain
From these, you can take a metro or one of the taxis parked in front of every station.
Transport in Paris area
Though there are many ways to travel in Paris including taxis, buses and even by foot, one convenient way to quickly reach all destinations is Metro. There are 14 metro lines crossing Paris in every direction, which are complemented by Local trains (named “RER”) to access the suburban area. Please check the metro map below: