If your French vacation starts with a flight into Charles de Gaulle Airport and you’re worried about the journey into the city – don’t be. The RoissyBus is a cheap, fast, and convenient way to get from the airport into the centre of Paris.
What is the RoissyBus?
The RoissyBus, operated by RATP, provides an inexpensive, non-stop airport shuttle bus between Paris-Charles de Gaulle Airport and Place de l’Opéra in central Paris.
The RoissyBus airport bus, a service of Paris’s RATP public transport system, shuttles passengers between Paris-Charles de Gaulle Airport (all terminii) and the corner of rue Scribe and rue Auber, near Place de l’Opéra and the Palais Garnier in central Paris.
The RoissyBus stops at all eight of the Charles de Gaulle terminals.
Journey time from the airprt to central Paris is about 1¼ hours and the fare is far less expensive than you would pay for a taxi or coach.
From Place de l’Opéra you can connect by Métro, city bus, or taxi to any other point in Paris including all the tourist attractions if you want to get your vacation underway.
What is the RoissyBus timetable?
CDG Airport (all terminii) to Place de l’Opéra
0600-2045, every 15 minutes
2045-0030, every 20 minutes
Place de l’Opéra to CDG Airport
0515-2000, every 15 minutes
2000-2200, every 20 minutes
2200-0030, every 30 minutes
The one-way fare is just over €13 which is an absolute bargain. You may purchase your ticket before boarding the bus at a ticket kiosk or ticketing machine.
You must then validate your ticket when you board the bus: insert your ticket in a validator machine, and it will stamp the date and time on the ticket.
Buying tickets for the RoissyBus
As we’ve mentioned you can buy your RoissyBus tickets at any of the many ticket machines but you can also purchase a ticket in advance online here (it may be slightly more expensive than purchasing a ticket at the airport)