Guide on How To Transfer from Gare de Lyon to Charles de Gaulle (CDG) Airport
The enormous Charles de Gaulle airport (CDG) serving Paris is one of the busiest airports in Europe. Serving 190000 passengers each day with over 1000 flights taking off and landing on it’s 4 runways. Located in Roissy the airport is spread over 3 terminals, with terminal 2 itself divided into 7 sub terminals which operate as an independent and self sufficient area.
As a hub for the national carrier, Air France, the airport serves a wide variety of destinations across the globe. Other airlines such as easyJet, Delta and Transavia now also use CDG as a secondary hub.
Located 30 km Northeast of central Paris, CDG is connected to the region by road and rail. The airport has its own train station located underneath terminals 2E and 2F. There are also many bus stops around the terminals.
With such strong links to not only France but the rest of Europe, Gare de Lyon is a busy link with passengers on their way to CDG airport.
Located on the North bank of the beautiful River Seine in the XIIe arrondissement, Gare de Lyon was constructed for the World Exposition in 1900 and boasts some stunning architecture. The station is one one of France’s busiest with a whopping 90 million passengers using it each year. Passengers can make their way to Gare de Lyon from across the region on Thello, TER, TGV or RER trains.
Passengers navigating their way to CDG have to travel through central Paris, which can be difficult if you are carrying cumbersome suitcases, or travelling with children or elderly people.
Private Taxi from Gare de Lyon to Charles de Gaulle
A private taxi affords you the most comfortable and convenient transfer between Gare de Lyon to Charles de Gaulle, especially if you need that reliability to catch a connecting flight. The service provided by T2 Transfer stands out, with a fleet of brand new luxury cars and fully licensed professional drivers they make your journey enjoyable and relaxing.
The journey starts with your driver meeting you at Gare de Lyon, clearly displaying themselves with a placard stating your name. You will then be taken to your waiting car. Your private taxi is just that, private, there is no sharing with anyone else.
The journey will last about 40 minutes and if you have any questions you can ask your friendly and multilingual driver. If you have any questions any other time you can contact T2 Transfer customer services 24/7 online.
Further convenience is provided with the ability to pay in Euros, Pounds or Dollars, something not afforded on other options or with other private taxis.
Prices for this option are below:
1-3 passengers – € 60
1-4 passengers – € 60
1-5 passengers – € 70
1-6 passengers – € 75
1-7 passengers – € 80
1-8 passengers – € 85
Transfers from Gare de Lyon to CDG Airport by Train
Paris has an extensive intercity rail network, the RER and it is this rail service that you can take between Gare de Lyon to CDG. The RER can be very busy, particularly during peak times.
The journey starts on the RER A line from Gare de Lyon where you catch a train to Chatelet Les Halles. From there you change onto the RER B network and take the train to CDG rail station underneath terminal 2E and 2F.
The network runs between the hours of 0500 and 0000 and trains typically depart every 10-15 minutes. Different tickets are available, dependent on your circumstances.
Duration: 42 minutes
Cost: Adult single ticket is €10, Child single ticket is €7
It is not practicable to use the intercity rail network between Gare de Lyon to Charles de Gaulle airport, the journey is overly complex and takes an extremely long time.
Transfer from Gare de Lyon to Charles de Gaulle by Bus
Using the bus between Gare de Lyon to CDG airport is possible, however, only 1 option is direct and the rest require inconvenient changes at either Gare de l’Est, Opéra or Port de la Chapelle.
Line 4 of Le Bus Direct provides the only direct option between the two destinations. The service runs direct from Boulevard Diderot outside Gare de Lyon to all CDG terminals except terminal 3. Operating each day the bus runs between 0600 and 2300.
This bus service can be extremely busy and seating with others in your group is not guaranteed.
Duration: 1 hr 15 mins.
Cost: €17 single or €30 for a return.