Roissy Bus into Paris

Roissy Bus…and other ways to get into Paris from Charles de Gaulle Airport

The Roissy Bus is such an easy way to get into the city and way more comfortable than the RER B train (and a bit cheaper!).

Roissy

The bus picks up a couple of times in Terminal 2 at Charles de Gaulle, then once in Terminal 1, and from there goes non-stop to Opera, where people get off on rue Scribe. Charles de Gaulle has been renovated/updated a lot recently, especially in Terminal 2A, so things looked a bit different to us. But, the signing was pretty good, so just follow the signs for Roissy bus. There are ticket machines at each stop, but the day we were there the machine was out of order. No problem, just buy a ticket from the driver. It’s 10 euro per person one way.

The bus is air-conditioned and has special racks to put luggage. The trip takes about 50 minutes and even when the traffic was heavy it didn’t take much more than an hour. The buses run about every 20 minutes.

Rue Scribe is a smallish street at the side of the Opera Garnier, so it’s very easy to walk around to the front of the Opera and get into the Metro system. Opera is a big Metro station, and so many connections are possible. There are ticket machines and manned ticket windows.

Another transport option into the city is to catch an Air France ‘Le Car’—a bus that goes to Montparnasse station; a good option if you’ll be staying that side of the city.

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About viviennemackie

Avid traveler, travel writer and photographer. In an earlier life I was a psychologist, but now am an ESL teacher. Very interested in multiculturalism, and how travel can expand one's horizons, understanding and tolerance.
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