Guide On How To Transfer from Gare du Nord to Charles de Gaulle (CDG) Airport
Rail travel in Paris is synonymous with Gare du Nord, one of the largest stations in the city it has an astonishing 214 million passengers pass through it each year, making it the busiest train station in Europe. Designed by the French architect Jacques Hittorff and built in 1864 the station is located in the 10th arrondissement and serves Northern France, Belgium, the Netherlands, Germany and the United Kingdom. Gare du Nord serves the SNCF mainline, RER suburban network and several bus services around the city.
Gare du Nord can be seen in famous films including Mr Bean’s Holiday, The Raven and The Bourne Ultimatum.
The strategic position of the station makes it ideal for navigating to from across the French capital. In the North of the capital it is ideally placed to connect air travellers to Paris’ number 1 airport, Charles de Gaulle (CDG) in Roissy.
Similar in stature to Gare du Nord, Charles de Gaulle is the busiest airport in France and one of the busiest in Europe. As the hub for France’s national carrier, Air France and secondary hub of major carriers such as Delta Airlines and easyJet it is easy to see why the airport handles approximately 190000 passengers each day.
The airport is served by its own rail station and has several bus stops spread across its 9 terminals. Terminals 1 and 3 are stand alone terminals whereas terminal 2 is split into 7 fully independent areas, each serving its own destinations and providing its own services. Navigating CDG can be difficult if you are unsure of the airport, or can be time consuming to get around. A private taxi is an excellent option to get you door to door with minimal hassle from Gare du Nord to Charles de Gaulle.
Private Taxi from Gare du Nord to Charles de Gaulle
When considering the private taxi from Gare du Nord to Charles de Gaulle option, the service from T2 Transfer is everything you need. Operating a fleet of brand new luxury vehicles you will travel the 25km to the airport in style, knowing your luggage is safely in the vehicle and that if you have any children with you they will be in an age appropriate car seat at no additional cost.
Making your journey easy, the professional and fully licensed driver will meet you at the arrival area, holding a placard with your name on it. Your driver will be able to speak French or English so you can ask them any questions you may have, if you have any questions at any other time you can speak with the T2 Transfer customer services online 24/7.
The journey will take 40 minutes (dependent on traffic) and the driver will drop you off at the terminal you require.
For convenience you can book your taxi now with no cancellation fees should your circumstances change, you don’t need to pay for your journey until you arrive at Charles de Gaulle and for even more convenience you can pay for your journey in euros, pounds or dollars.
Prices for the journey are 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 Gare du Nord to CDG Airport By Train
Gare du Nord is connected directly to Charles de Gaulle airport train station via the RER B service. The route is one of the busiest in Paris and trains are often crowded with seating at a premium. All trains go to the station underneath terminal 2E/F and this station is extremely busy.
Services are either fast or slow, some trains go direct to CDG whereas the others stop at all stations in between. You need to check the front of the train for which service you are catching.
The services run between 0500 and 0000 and trains departs every 15-20 minutes, taking approximately 30 minutes.
Duration: 30 minutes.
Cost: Adult single ticket is €10, Child single ticket is €7
Whilst Gare du Nord is a mainline train station, the route to CDG airport is overly complicated and long in duration on the SNCF network.
Transfer from Gare du Nord to Charles de Gaulle (CDG) Airport By Bus
There is only 1 true direct bus from Gare du Nord to CDG airport, this is the RATP 350. This bus service originates from Gare de l’Est and stops at Gare du Nord. This service runs between 0630 and 2230 and buses depart every 15-30 minutes, dependent on traffic. The bus stops at many stops en-route to the airport and can be quite busy. This service terminates at the bus station outside the Ibis hotel at CDG.
Duration: 1 hr 20 minutes
Cost: Adult single ticket is €6.