Guide On How To Transfer from Charles de Gaulle (CDG) Airport to Montmartre
Located in Paris’ 18th arrondissement, Montmartre is a large hill 130 m high and gives its name to the surrounding district. Montmartre is famously known for its artistic history, the stand out Basilica of the Sacre-Coeur with its white dome and its lively nightclub district. The hill is also home to the church of Saint Pierre de Montmartre.
The artistic history is almost unsurpassed anywhere else in the world, during the Belle Époque many artists known the world over had studios or worked in Montmartre, these included Van Gogh, Monet, Renoir, Picasso and Degas.
Montmartre is also famous in the film industry with many famous pictures filming scenes in the area, Moulin Rouge, Amelie and the 2017 remake of Beauty and the Beast all filmed there.
Many tourists and creative minds flock to the area and with such an international draw, there is an influx of visitors travelling through Paris’ Charles de Gaulle airport (CDG). Whilst the airport may not be as aesthetically pleasing as Montmartre it certainly is as busy, over 190000 people pass through the airport each day.
Located in Roissy, 28 km east of Montmartre, CDG is France’s busiest airport. Spanning 32.3 km2 the airport is enormous, consisting of 3 main terminals, 1 of which is split into 7 sub-terminals makes for an interesting time for weary travellers. The airport is connected to the road network with the A1 close by and has its own rail station. There are also numerous bus stops arounds the terminals going to different destinations.
Private Taxi from Charles de Gaulle to Montmartre
When considering how to get from Charles de Gaulle to Montmartre the private taxi option stands out. A door to door service without walking from public transport is very appealing, especially if you’ve had a long flight. The service offered by T2 Transfer is excellent.
Starting in the CDG arrivals area, the T2 Transfer driver will meet you, identifying themselves by holding a placard with your name, they will then eliminate any worry about navigating Charles de Gaulle arrivals area and take you to your waiting, brand new luxury taxi. You don’t share your taxi with them, unlike some other services.
You are then taken directly to where you need to go in Montmartre, the journey will take 45 minutes and if you have any questions about the journey you can speak with your fully licensed and professional driver or contact customer services 24/7.
You don’t need to pay for your journey until you arrive and for your convenience are able to pay for your journey in Euros, GBP or US Dollars. Prices can be found below:
- 1-3 passengers – € 55
- 1-4 passengers – € 60
- 1-5 passengers – € 65
- 1-6 passengers – € 70
- 1-7 passengers – € 75
- 1-8 passengers – € 80
Transfers from CDG Airport to Montmartre By Train
The RER suburban network runs between 0500 and 0000 with trains departing every 15-20 minutes. Some services go direct to Gare du Nord from Charles de Gaulle but some others stop at all stations in inbetween so check which train you are getting. These services can be extremely busy and standing the whole way is not uncommon. Both options below start at CDG on the RER B line.
Take the RER to Gare du Nord where Montmartre is then a 20 minute walk away.
For those who don’t fancy a walk, take the RER B to Gare du Nord and then take the Metro 4 line to Chateau Rouge where Montmartre is only a short walk away.
Duration: 52 minutes (including the walk).
Cost: Adult single ticket is €10, Child single ticket is €7
Transfer from Charles de Gaulle to Montmartre By Bus
There are many different bus options to get from CDG to Montmartre, but many of these take an excessively long time or require several connections. Listed below are the relatively straightforward bus options, all of which depart the bus stop at terminal 2E/F at 15-20 minute intervals. All of the options below require a connection on the Paris Metro system. All of the services below can be extremely busy and it is not uncommon to stand the whole way to central Paris.
The first option is to catch the Ouibus 2718 to Etoile – Champs Elysees. You then take a short walk to the Etoile – Champs Elysees Metro station, then taking the Metro 2 to Anvers where it is then a short walk to Montmartre.
The second option is very similar, except you catch the Direct 2 bus to Etoile – Champs Elysees before then taking Metro 2 to Anvers. This is a slightly quicker option but is more expensive.
The third option is to catch the Ouibus 2904 to Gare de Lyon, then at Gare de Lyon taking the Metro 12 to Madeleine where Montmartre is a short walk away.
Duration: 1 hr 15 minutes to 1 hr 30 minutes.
Cost: Adult single ticket on Ouibus is approximately €5, Child single ticket is €2. The Direct 2 bus is €18 for an adult single ticket and €10 for a child single ticket.