How To Get from Charles de Gaulle to Gare de Lyon

Wondering how to get from CDG to Gare de Lyon? Built in 1900 for the World Exposition, the Gare de Lyon is one of Paris’ busiest train stations with a staggering 90 million passengers using it each year. Located in the XIIe arrondissement on the stunning North bank of the River Seine, the Station is the gateway to not only the South of France but Southern Europe.

Served by TGV, Thello, TER and Paris’ own RER it offers a wide choice of destinations for onward travel once you have navigated getting there from Paris Charles de Gaulle (CDG) airport.

Paris Charles de Gaulle airport is Europe’s 2nd busiest airport (behind London Heathrow) in terms of passenger numbers and brings 70 million people to the capital, it is Europe’s busiest airport in terms of aircraft movements.

The site is spread over 3 main terminals with terminal 2 spread across several sub terminals, which can make the prospect of onward transportation from Charles de Gaulle to Gare de Lyon train station daunting for weary or nervous travellers.

The most efficient and easiest way to travel between the 2 destinations is by private taxi. There are other options, the train and bus, and here we will look at all 3 options.

Private Taxi From Charles de Gaulle to Gare de Lyon

With fully licensed, multilingual drivers and fleet of new, prestigious, state of the Art comfortable cars, T2 Transfer offers a very easy and stress free solution to your journey between Paris Charles de Gaulle to Gare de Lyon.

To avoid the confusion of finding where you need to be, T2 Transfer drivers will meet you at the arrivals gate, clearly displaying themselves with your name printed on a board. From there they will assist and guide you through the extremely busy CDG arrivals areas to your waiting car.

Unlike other private hires, yours is just that, private. No one else will share your car.

Further convenience is provided with their 24/7 customer support and the ability to pay in Euros, Pounds or Dollars, something not afforded on other options!

This private taxi option also gives you the ability to take in the famous sights and points of interest en route to the station, your friendly driver will point them out to you during the 40 minute journey.

Taxi cost Charles de Gaulle to Gare de Lyon:

  • 1-3 passengers – € 60
  • 4 passengers – € 65
  • 5 passengers – € 70
  • 6 passengers – € 75
  • 7 passengers – € 80
  • 8 passengers – € 80

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Transfers From CDG Airport To Gare de Lyon Train Station By Train

Another option for travel from Paris CDG to Gare de Lyon is the train. All trains depart the very busy CDG train station located directly beneath terminal 2. The airport is spread over a large site and persuading little ones or dragging very heavy suitcases from the different terminals and sub-terminals can be challenging.

Over 165 million people use the RER B suburban line every year, with a high proportion of that from Charles de Gaulle into the city.

To get to Paris Charles de Gaulle to  Gare de Lyon from Charles de Gaulle you must first catch the B line which departs every 15-20 minutes and then change to the RER A line at Chatelet – Les Halles.

The whole journey takes 42 minutes. Trains run between 0500 and midnight and different tickets are available depending on your requirements.

Duration: 42 minutes

Cost: Adult single ticket is €10, Child single ticket is €7

Intercity trains such as TGV and TER do not operate direct services, utlising these services is overly complex between these 2 destinations and not recommended.

Transfer From Charles de Gaulle Airport To Gare de Lyon By Bus

The final option is from Charles de Gaulle airport to Gare de Lyon available is the venerable bus. There are various services on offer and all of them operate to and from different bus stops so please pay careful attention when looking at this option.

There are many buses from CDG going to other destinations and getting the wrong one could be costly or embaressing.

Only 1 option is direct, the rest of the options available require connections at Opera, Port de la Chapelle or Gare de l’est, not particularly helpful if you have young or elderly family with you.

The only direct option is Line 4 of the Le Bus Direct. This service runs between 0600-2300 everyday between all terminals, except terminal 3. Passengers arriving at terminal 3 should catch the terminal transfer service to terminal 1 for this service. Line 4 stops at Boulevard Diderot, directly outside Gare de Lyon.

This service is often very busy and during peak times the duration of the journey can increase dramatically.

Duration: 1 hr 15 mins.

Cost: €17 single or €30 for a return.