Paris Travel Planner   Airport Bus CDG - Paris: Le-Bus Direct
Airport buses (Le-Bus Direct, formerly Air France Bus) offer convenient service from Paris-Charles de Gaulle Airport's Terminal 2 to central Paris, but there are cheaper, faster and more comfortable alternatives, especially for travel parties of 3 or more.


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Airport buses make sense for single travelers and couples, but for 3+ travelers, consider taxi and transfer services also. Four airport bus tickets can equal the cost of a private taxi or transfer. More...

Le-Bus Direct (formerly Air France Bus [Les Cars Air France]) runs from Paris-Charles de Gaulle Airport to central Paris every day of the week, serving Terminal 1, Gate 32; and Terminals 2A, 2B, 2C, 2D, 2E, and 2F.

These buses do not stop at Terminal 3 which you may reach via the CDGVal. More...

(If you are arriving or departing from Terminal 3, it's more convenient [and cheaper!] to take the RoissyBus or Bus 350, and faster and cheaper to take the RER B suburban train. More...)

If you flew Economy Class to Charles de Gaulle Airport, you'll feel right at home on Le Bus Direct: the seats give you very little legroom even though the Le Bus Direct costs more than the RoissyBus.

You can buy your tickets right from the driver on the bus for cash euros, or online (for which you receive a small discount). If you buy online you must print your ticket in advance, or have it on your smartphone, then show it to the driver when you board the bus.

Le Bus Direct sign,Charles de Gaulle Airport, Paris, France
Follow this sign to Le-Bus Direct...

Paris City Pass

What about this: you buy a Paris City Pass which includes a round-trip airport bus transfer between CDG and central Paris, plus a skip-the-line ticket to the Louvre and the Tour Montparnasse, a Seine cruise, and 20% discounts on several other Paris museums, attractions, nightlife, Hop On Hop Off bus tours and guided tours, and on an excursion to the Château de Versailles. You save money on the features included, you bypass the ticket lines, and you enjoy the convenience. More...

Travel Times

Travel times noted below are minimum times in average mid-day, weekday traffic. If you travel at morning or evening rush hour, particularly if you're going into the city in the morning rush, and out to the airport in the evening rush, you must plan at least 50% more time.

There are Métro and RATP city bus stations and taxi stands at each of the central Paris airport bus stops, allowing you to continue your journey in the city to your hotel or apartment as you wish.

Route 2

Roissy CDG-Porte Maillot-Étoile-Tour Eiffel

Le Bus Direct Route 2 buses connect Paris-Charles de Gaulle Airport's Terminals 1 and 2 with Porte Maillot (Boulevard Gouvion St Cyr), Place Charles de Gaulle-Étoile (1, Avenue Carnot), and the Eiffel Tower (Trocadero) in central Paris (map).

Buses depart the airport every 30 minutes from 05:45 am to 23:00 (11 pm).

The journey between CDG and Étoile takes about 45 to 60 minutes in average traffic, 60 to 70 between CDG and Tour Eiffel. Cash one-way/single adult (12+) fare paid on the bus is 17€, 30€ round-trip/return. Kids 4 to 11 years of age pay 10€. Children younger than 4 ride free. You get a discount on round-trip/return tickets.

Route 3

Roissy CDG-Orly Airport


Route 3 buses connect Paris's two principal airports, traveling from Paris-Charles de Gaulle Airport to Paris-Orly Airport every 30 minutes from 05:55 am to 22:25 (10:25 pm); and from Orly to CDG from 06:30 am to 22:30 (10:30 pm). The journey takes about 90 minutes in average traffic.

Cash adult (12+) one-way/single fare paid on the bus is 21€, 36€ round-trip/return. Kids 4 to 11 years of age pay 13€. Children younger than 4 ride free. You get a discount on round-trip/return tickets.

Route 4

Roissy CDG-Gare de Lyon-Gare Montparnasse


Route 4 buses connect Paris-Charles de Gaulle Airport's Terminals 1 and 2 with two of Paris's busiest train stations: Gare de Lyon (20 bis boulevard Diderot) and Gare Montparnasse (rue du commandant Mouchotte) (map).

Buses depart the airport every half hour from 07:00 am to 21:00 (9 pm); they depart Gare Montparnasse (rue du commandant Mouchotte) every 30 minutes from 06:30 am to 21:30 (9:30 pm).

The journey takes at least 60 minutes to Gare de Lyon, another 15 to 20 minutes to Gare Montparnasse. Adult one-way/single fare paid on the bus is 17€, 30€ round-trip/return. Kids 4 to 11 years of age pay 10€. Children younger than 4 ride free. You get a discount on round-trip/return tickets.

Alternatives

RoissyBus

The RoissyBus, operated by Paris's RATP transit system, costs less, departs more frequently, and stops at all of the terminals at Paris-Charles de Gaulle Airport (except 2G). Its terminus in central Paris is near is the Palais Garnier on place de l'Opéra. More...

MyDriver by Sixt

The most comfortable and hassle-free way to go is with a private airport transfer. Sixt, the German car rental/hire company, offers an excellent airport transfer service called MyDriver: you book your transfer online, your driver meets you at the airport arrivals area holding a sign bearing your name, helps with your luggage, and drives you in a late-model German car or van to your destination. It's particularly convenient and good value for groups of three to five travelers. More...

Ceetiz Private & Shared Transfers

Ceetiz offers a variety of private transfer and shared shuttle services: look at this page, where it's easy to compare prices and services. More...

Bus 350

Bus 350 goes from atop Aérogare 2 to the Gare de l'Est, from which you can continue to your destination by Métro. This is the cheapest—but slowest—way into central Paris. More...

RER Suburban Trains

RER suburban trains are the cheapest and fastest way to travel from Charles de Gaulle Airport to central Paris. The train does not get stuck in traffic, and also offers more destinations served in the city center. More...


Le-Bus Direct Website

MyDriver by Sixt Transfer

RER Suburban Trains

RoissyBus

Airport Taxis

CDG Airport Ground Transport

Hotels at CDG Airport

Le Bus Direct Orly-Paris

Paris Transport

Paris Hotels

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