The following article presents a brief but detailed overview on how to travel from Charles de Gaulle-CDG Airport to Central Paris by city train (RER B).
Cost => 10€ (adult fare) / 7€ (children 4 – 9) / free (children under 4)
If you want to use the fastest, safest and cheapest way of getting from Roissy-Charles de Gaulle (CDG) Airport to Paris, you should definitely take the RER B city train leaving from either CDG Terminal 2 or Roissypole.
The RER B train line runs north-south through the centre of Paris, stopping at Gare du Nord, the London to Paris Eurostar station, after that at Châtelet Les Halles – the “super” exchange station with 4 metro lines and 3 RER lines available, then Saint Michel/Nôtre Dame, Luxembourg, Port Royal, Denfert-Rochereau, Cité Universitaire, and continues south towards Orly Airport.
The first train for the day heading towards the centre of Paris leaves at 4:56am from Terminal 2, stops at “Aéroport Charles de Gaulle 1” station two minutes later, and then reaches Gare du Nord in Paris at 5:26am.
The last RER B train for the day heading towards the centre of Paris leaves at 11:56pm just before midnight and arrives at Paris Gare du Nord at 12:26am. The following train schedule from CDG to Paris is one and the same every day of the week, including holidays.
However, there have started some RER B Line improvement works, which cause the last train for the day to depart CDG at 22:59 (10:59PM) on the following 2015 dates (inclusive):
- January 12-16
- March 23-27
- March 30-31
- April 1-3
- June 15-19
Consequently, a bus shuttle is to service the line along the affected part between CDG Airport and station Aulnay-sous-Bois. The RER B will operate normally between Aulnay-sous-Bois and Paris city-center.
Where to purchase tickets
There are a lot of ticket vending machines at both the Aéroport Charles de Gaulle 1 train station, and Terminal 2 train station. However, don’t be confused by the yellow SNCF TGV vending machines; in order to buy tickets to Paris, you need to use the Paris Ile-de-F
rance box machines. Be aware that the yellow-grey train ticket vending machine sells only TGV/Intercity train tickets, while the white,blue, green or white – the colour varies according to the station they are situated in) ticket machines sell RER B train tickets, as well as Paris Visite, Metro tickets, and RER tickets for other destinations such as Disneyland Paris. These train ticket machines are labeled BILLETS, TICKETS, BILLETES Paris Ile-de-France Train, RER, Tramway, Metro, Bus.