Getting There & Around

| March 24, 2018 | 0 Comments

Flights

International airport of Paris, Charles de Gaulle is more than well connected with all the European as well as overseas ports hosting over 37 mil.passengers per year. Air France, the national carrier serves 25 cities across all continents with pleasant in-flight experience. Norwegian Air offers good deals from the US, and Ryanair, Wizzair and Baltic from different parts of Europe. However, options are numerous and depend on the day and season of your travel, so with some smart research on online comparison platforms great options await. Always try and research flights one way as well, and clear your cache between searches, that should get you better results.

Paris airport

Second largest airport in Europe and a leading one of France, Charles de Gaulle, also known as Roissy Airport is located to the north-east of Paris, about 26 km (16 miles) from the Paris city center. Roissy is not so easy to navigate, but well sign-posted in English and French. Landing procedure is fairly regular, baggage claim takes a while. With 3 terminals hosting over 50 bars and restaurants you will be well catered for. In case you are late for the sporting event, Roissy has an airport space dedicated to sports lovers so you don’t even have to leave the airport. Live broadcast of major sports events,UEFA European Championship, the Tour de France, in stadium like settings, with bench seats and speakers is available at departures area.

Paris metro maze

Paris airport transport options

Getting to the Paris centre and the stadium from the airport is a multiple choices question with answers depending on your budget and preferred travel time. Local bus (route 350 or 351) costs about 6€ with travel time of pleasant 75min. Train will get you there in about 35 min at the price of 10€ and taxi about 50-60€ with driving time of average 35min. Travel time to the stadium is about 85min. using RER – B and Bus no. 72.

Metro & Trains

Trains run every day with departures of every 10 min. in average starting from 5am to midnight. Single journey fare is 10€ purchased at all metro and RER stations. Airport is in zone 5 so that is the ticket you need. The airport has two train stations and depending on your airline you will use the station at terminal 1 located at Roissypole, near terminal 3 (access to – from terminal 1 is with well sign-posted airport shuttle train that runs every 5 min), or the  other train station underneath the terminal 2. Please mind that terminal 2 has a,b,c,d,g and f extensions that are best reached on foot following the signs.

Bus

Roissybus provides direct services between De Gaulle airport and Paris-Opéra. Departs every 15-20 minutes  with journey time of 50-60 minutes depending on traffic. Single journey fare is 12€. Tickets can be purchased at the airport bus stops or directly from the driver. Paris Visite travelcard is valid and advised. From your terminal just follow the signs for ″Bus″ to access the nearest Roissybus stop. All the buses are sign-posted. Night option are Noctilien buses N140 & N143 that link Paris-Gare du Nord and Gare de l’Est to De Gaulle airport.

Local bus routes 350 & 351 operate every day including public holidays, with departures every 20-30 minutes.The single cash fare is €6, Paris Visite travelcard applicable. Bus stop is at terminal 1, at exit 12 (departures level), terminals 2A + 2C at exit 9 (terminal 2A), terminal 2D (Route 350 only), terminal 3 at Roissypole bus station.  Sounds confusing because it is, but in theory only, you will manage well on spot. Stadium Porte de Saint-Cloud station is served by bus lines 22, 62 and 72 and from the other side of the stadium the Porte d’Auteuil stop can be accessed hoping on buses 32 and 52.

Taxi

Taxi stands are located outside the terminals, so upon arrival just follow the signs ″Taxis″ after the baggage reclaim. The price to the stadium / centre is about 60€ with travel time of about 35 min. Night price, Sundays and holidays price increases for 15%. You can book a private transfer online here.

Taxi stands:

Terminal 1 Exit 24 (Arrivals level)
Terminal 2A Exit 6
Terminal 2C Exit 7
Terminal 2D Exit 7
Terminal 2E Exit 10 (Arrivals level)
Terminal 2F Exit 10 (Arrivals level)
Terminal 2G In front of the terminal
TGV-RER station Level 5
Terminal 3 In front of the terminal

Car rental

Car rentals are available at all terminals with all the major rental offices available, open from the first to the last flight. If you wish to pre-book your rental, you may do so here

Getting around Paris

Paris is often referred as the right and left bank of the river Seine, and the public connections are worthy of a true cosmopolitan city. Parc de Princes is built on top of the Parisian ring road, Périphérique. It lies approximately 4 kilometres south-west of the Eiffel Tower, and less than 1 kilometre south of the famous Roland Garros tennis complex (South bank). Porte de Saint-Cloud is your metro station for the stadium using the line no. 9, following a 5-minute walk to the stadium. If you prefer buses, line no.10 takes you to the stadium and after getting off at stop Porte d’Auteuil, expect a slightly longer walk, about 20 min.The usual assortment of public transport includes city buses, metro, taxi and electric bicycle stations setup called the Velib. Velib prices for 1-day ticket is 2€ or a 7-day ticket 8€. The ticket gives you access to the Velib’s bikes all over Paris. Free walking tours are available and you can find them here. Metro is huge but logical, efficient and excellent time management budget option. Tickets can be purchased from the wending machines or ticket office inside the stations. One metro ticket is valid for buses, Montmartre Cable Car, RER (zone 1 & 2) and tramways. The prices vary from a 2€ single journey to booklet of 10 tickets 14€.

 

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