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.

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Bonjour Paris! - Fun Family Intro Tour

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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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Sabine Julian
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The Best of Paris on a Unique Ride

Our tour with Julian was amazing. Not only driving through Paris in a golf card was super fun, Julian also showed us hidden gems of Paris, that were off tourist tracks and we would have never seen without him. His english is perfect and he is very knowledgable. I can highly recommend this very exciting tour.

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Alonza Joao Luiz
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Paris with a Photographer: Stroll, Taste, Click

I like to say that my family and I truly enjoyed our session with Joao, he communicated very well and was very informative about areas in Paris and even suggested two restaurants for us to try. The photo shoot was very fun, easy going and we seen a bunch of the hidden gems that Paris has to offer. Overall an exceptional experience and would highly recommended Joao's service.

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Ivone Paris
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Parisian Hidden Gems: Local Secret Passages

It was great to meet Nicolás ! He taught us a part of Paris we did not know, and we learned some history by going through these passages, he was very friendly and it was great that he spoke in Spanish for us, very nice everything, thank you very much!