Buses to and from Paris Charles de Gaulle (CDG)
Paris Charles de Gaulle is the largest airport in France, and also the second largest in Europe, with over 58 million passengers per year. The airport is also a major hub for the airline carriers of Air France, Delta Air Lines and Easyjet. Located approximately 25 km, or 16 miles to the northeast of Paris, the airport is commonly referred to as the Roissy Airport, due to its location nearby the commune of Roissy-en-France, and has the official airport code of CDG. The airport has all facilities and more required by its passengers, and the Charles de Gaulle buses provide extensive transport services for arriving and departing passengers, to and from a variety of destinations. The buses at the airport are also frequently available, and some during the night-time as well.
There are three large terminal buildings at CDG with Terminal 1 as the main and older of the terminals. This building was constructed for the opening of the airport in 1974, and consists of a main central building and seven satellites for boarding operations. Terminal 2 has multiple buildings, referred to as 2A, 2B, 2C, 2D, 2E, 2F and 2G, and is used for Air France and other airline companies. Low-cost and charter airline companies use the single hall of Terminal 3 for their operations at the airport. All terminals of Charles de Gaulle are connected by the CDGVAL light rail shuttle system, although Terminal 2G is linked to Terminal 2C by the free N2 shuttle bus. The terminal at which passengers arrive will be determined by the airline carrier concerned, and the type of flight on which they travel. The various Charles de Gaulle bus operators are available from most areas of the terminal buildings, and they include the Roissybus, the buses 350 and 351, the Les Cars Air France, the Noctilien Night bus, the Val d’Europe Airports Shuttle, or the VEA, and the filéo Roissy bus.
The Roissybus at the airport is operated by the RATP company in France, and is a public bus service available every fifteen to thirty minutes depending on the time of day. Between the hours of 06:00 and 20:45, the buses depart every fifteen minutes from the airport. The destination of the Roissybus is the Paris Opéra Station, and it is available from outside all the sections of Terminal 2, except for Terminal 2G. Passengers at this terminal must first transfer by the N2 shuttle bus to entrance 4 of Terminal 2C. The average journey time between the terminals is fifteen minutes. The Roissybus also stops at Terminal 1 (entrance 32) and Terminal 3 (the arrivals hall). To the Paris Opéra Station, the journey is between forty-five minutes and an hour.
Passengers travelling to Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport will find the Roissybus at the corner of rue Scribe and rue Auber, and the bus departs every fifteen minutes between the hours of 05:45 and 20:00, as well as every twenty to thirty minutes up until 23:00. The approximate fare for the journey is €10.00.
Buses 350 and 351
The 350 bus at Charles de Gaulle travels between the airport and the Paris-Gare de l’Est, while the 351 bus takes its passengers to and from Paris-Nation. The journey time for these routes are also between forty-five minutes and an hour, and the buses depart from Terminal 1 and Terminal 2, including 2A, 2B, 2C, 2E-F and 2D. The 350 bus is available from Monday to Friday, every fifteen to thirty minutes, on Saturdays every twenty to thirty minutes and on Sundays and public holidays every twenty-five to thirty minutes. The 351 bus is available at approximately the same intervals, but also slightly less frequently.
Les Cars Air France buses
This is a popular bus service available at the airport, and is operated by the airline company Air France. There are three lines, or routes offered by these buses. The Cars Air France Line 2 bus travels to the centre of Paris, to Étoile and Porte Maillot, while the Cars Air France Line 3 bus takes passengers to the other major airport serving Paris, known as the Paris-Orly Airport. This airport is found to the south of the city. The third route by the Cars Air France Line 4 buses is to the Gare de Lyon and Gare Montparnasse railway stations. The Les Cars Air France buses depart from all areas of Terminal 2, as well as from Terminal 1. Passengers will need to travel by the free CDGVAL rail service in order to transfer to these terminals from Terminal 3, or visa versa.
The Noctilien Night bus connects passengers with various railway stations of the city during the night time hours. The bus line 120 travels to the Corbeil-Essonnes railway station, the line 121 bus takes passengers to the La Verrière railway station and the line 140 night bus connects the airport to the Paris-Gare de l’Est railway station. The buses can be found at Entrance 12 of Terminal 1, Entrance 2 of Terminal 2F and at the Roissypole bus station at Terminal 3. From other areas of Terminal 2, passengers can reach 2F by the various pedestrian walkways available, and by the N1 shuttle bus at 2G.
Charles de Gaulle buses also travel to the nearby Paris Disneyland Resort. These buses are the VEA shuttles, or the Val d’Europe Airports Shuttle, and are available from all terminals. The VEA shuttles also stop at numerous hotels and bus stations along the way. The service is available approximately every twenty minutes. From the airport, there is now also a new bus service, which has replaced the Allobus, and operates under the name of Filéo, since March 2010.