Paris Airports

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Airports in Paris

Most visitors will first see Paris at Charles De Gaulle Airport (code: CDG) – it’s just outside the city at a place called “Roissy”. There is another large airport at Orly (code: ORY), which is now largely used only by domestic French airlines and some European Union budget airlines. An important historic airport around Paris is also Le Bourget (LBG) although that is now closed to all but General Aviation flights. Note that the airport rather bewilderingly called “Paris-Beauvais” is a considerable (around 40 miles) distance away from the capital, though it’s also used mainly by European budget flight carriers.

Charles de Gaulle is a very big and ultra-modern airport with everything you would need for a comfortable flight experience. Most official airport personnel with have a least some knowledge of English and perhaps some other languages in addition to French. Watch out for unofficial taxi touts, guides and scammers. They’re not commonplace, as the airport is vigorously patrolled but keep your wits about you in the large open public spaces.

Top highlight tours in Paris

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Specific Airport Links Paris

  • There are rail links from the airport directly into Paris. These are both fast ‘mainline’ trains and slower local regional railways. The journey time is fast overall though and the prices moderate.
  • There is also an automatic shuttle train (CDGVAL) than runs roughly every four minutes between the various termini at the airport.
  • You can easily take a taxi to the city center, remembering to only use officially licensed vehicles. Private car or van transfers are also available though it’s advisable to book in advance and they can be expensive.
  • There are also both shuttle and public buses but they can be unpredictable in terms of availability.

Top eating experiences in Paris

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Bonjour Paris! Your Fun Family Introduction

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Guided Airport Transfers Paris

If you don’t like fighting your way through strange airports when you don’t speak the language, then Withlocals local tours can arrange for you to be met and transported to your final destination.

That doesn’t only apply if you’re intimidated. Just exhaustion after a long-haul flight may mean you’re not ready to do battle with foreign transport systems. If that’s the case, then don’t worry! Your local guide can meet you and cater for your every need between the airport and your hotel or other destination. They'll also give you insight on the best things to do in Paris.

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Paris Favourite Food tour: the 10 Tastings

We had the best 3 hours in Paris with Christianne. She took us on an adventure in Paris history and great food. I wouldt recoment this experience to all my friends.

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Paris with a Photographer: Stroll, Taste, Click

Thank you Joao for showing my husband and I around and snapping some great pictures of us.

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Bonjour Paris! Your Fun Family Introduction

Walking around Paris with Valentina was just like walking around with a friend. We booked a tour in English but since Valentina also speaks Spanish, we ended up doing the Tour in Spanish. This was great for our two young girls to keep up their Spanish.... and she also taught then a few words in French! The tour was a great mix of an intro to Paris, its history, and sites with lots of practical advice... This really was one of the best walking tours we have been on. We highly recommend Valentina!