Guide on How To Transfer from Gare de L’est to Charles de Gaulle (CDG) Airport
As the busiest airport in Paris, Charles de Gaulle (CDG) processes over 190000 passengers each day with 1300 aircraft movements. The main hub for Air France and a secondary hub for airlines such as easyJet, Vueling and Norwegian Air Shuttle, the airport can be extremely busy and numbers using the airport are growing.
Located Northeast of Paris in the commune of Roissy, the site of the airport is large and covers 32 square kilometres. Spread across three terminals, one of which, terminal 2, is split into 7 independent and self sustaining sub terminals. The scale of Charles de Gaulle can be quite daunting and plenty of time should be given to navigating it when departing.
Connecting from Paris on public transport may not be the most convenient when on a tight timescale. For passengers connecting to flights at CDG from Gare de l’Est you should consider your options.
Located in the 10th arrondissement, a short walk from Gare du Nord, the Gare de l’Est station is one of the busiest stations in the city and connects Paris across the continent. Trains arrive at the station from as far afield as Moscow, Vienna, Innsbruck, Munich and Frankfurt, as well as across France. SNCF is also developing the LGV Est Europeenne to Gare de l’Est.
The station is also very well known for being the historic point that the Orient Express made its first journey to Istanbul from in 1883. Steeped in history it is one of the oldest and largest stations in the City of Light.
Over 100 million passengers use the station each year so when looking to connect to Charles de Gaulle you need a quick and efficient service and the private taxi offers just that.
Private Taxi from Gare de l’Est to Charles de Gaulle
When considering a private taxi from Gare de L’est to Charles de Gaulle, T2 Transfer offer an exceptional and professional service. The fully licensed driver will meet you in Gare de l’Est where your train is arriving, clearly displaying a placard with your name on it so you know who they are. They will take you to the waiting taxi, which with T2 Transfer will be a brand new luxury vehicle! Your luggage will be placed in the trunk and if you have booked children on your journey they will have age appropriate child seats fitted free of charge. It is important to note that with this service your taxi is completely private, you don’t share with anyone else.
The journey will take approximately 40 minutes and if you have any questions on the way to CDG your friendly driver will be happy to answer questions in either French or English. If you have questions at any other time you can contact the T2 Transfer customer services online 24/7.
Recognising that you may not always have euros with you travelling between transport hubs you can pay for your journey in euros, pounds or dollars, and you don’t need to pay until you reach Charles de Gaulle.
Prices for the journey are below:
1-3 passengers – € 55
1-4 passengers – € 60
1-5 passengers – € 70
1-6 passengers – € 75
1-7 passengers – € 80
1-8 passengers – € 85
Transfers from Gare de l’Est to CDG Airport By Train
Charles de Gaulle has its own RER and mainline train station underneath terminal 2E/F so there are opportunities to take the train from Gare de l’Est, although there are no direct trains between the two.
Walking from Gare de l’Est to Gare du Nord you are able to take the RER B train direct to CDG. These trains take anywhere between 25 and 35 minutes dependent on which service and they operate between 0500 and 0000.
These trains can be extremely busy, especially during peak periods.
Duration: 30 minutes.
Cost: Adult single ticket is €10, Child single ticket is €7
Mainline trains between Gare de l’Est to CDG airport are overly complicated and not worth undertaking.
Transfer from Gare de l’Est to Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport By Shuttle Bus
There is a direct bus service from Gare de L’est to Charles de Gaulle airport, this is the RATP 350 service and it runs each day between 0630 and 2230. Buses depart every 15-20 minutes during the day and every 35 minutes in the evening. The journey takes approximately 1 hour 20 minutes dependent on traffic and the bus terminates at CDG outside the Ibis hotel. This bus service can be busy and during peak periods seating is at a premium.
Duration: 1 hr 20 minutes
Cost: Adult single ticket is €6.