Roissybus bus shuttle from Paris to Charles de Gaulle Airport
If you are flying in to the Charles de Gaulle Airport you can get a bus directly into the heart of Paris, right by the Palais Garnier, or of course the other way round, and leaving approximately every 20 minutes from early morning to just after midnight, this is a convenient and reasonably priced option of travel.
About the Roissybus airport bus service
The Roissybus is a shuttle bus service run by the RATP transport group, who also run other modes of transport in Paris such as the Metro, and this is a dedicated shuttle service going between Paris Opera and Charles de Gaulle airport.
You will find that the buses are all air conditioned and provide a direct route to all of the terminals at the Charles de Gaulle airport in Paris, known as CDG for short, and the journey is approximately between 60 minutes and 75 minutes depending upon the time of day you travel.
When you have arrived at the Charles de Gaulle airport, you can catch the Roissybus from Terminals 1, 2 and 3, with departure times starting at 6am, every 15 minutes until around 7pm, then around every 30 minutes until the last departure at 12.30am.
However, if you are travelling from Paris, you would need to get to the bus stop, which is located on the Rue Scribe at the corner of the Rue Auber in the 9th Arrondissement, right by the Palais Garnier, which is the famous and elaborate opera house in Paris.
And the Roissybus shuttle service to CDG starts at 5.30am at 15 minute intervals up to around 7pm, and then they are approximately every 20 to 30 minutes until the last bus leaves the city at 12.30am.
Accessing the Roissybus Airport shuttle service
You can book a ticket in advance for the Roissybus, or you can purchase a ticket at the RATP counters in the CDG airport within terminals 1, 2B and 2D from 7.30am through to 6pm, but outside of these hours a ticket can still be purchased on board as well, but only in cash in Euros.
Alternatively, if you are at the Opera stop, you will find that there is an automatic ticket machine located at the bus stop, where you can even pay with a chip and pin card. However, again, you can pay by cash, and therefore you can purchase a ticket on the shuttle bus itself from the driver, which is around €12 as of 2015 for a single ticket either way.
And getting to the bus stop by Opera Garnier is very easy via other means of public transport in Paris, as the nearest Metro station is located at the Place de l’Opera, and called the Opera stop, it serves lines 3, 7 and 8. Yet the RER station called Auber on line A of the RER trains will also get you very close by, but of course, the taxis in Paris can also drop you off at the departure point, which as we mentioned earlier, is located on the Rue Scribe at the corner of the Rue Auber.
But, we would like to point out that there are no toilets on board the buses, nor is there one located at the Roissybus Opera stop, so do ensure you are well prepared in advance for your journey to the airport, although, if you have any specific queries, you can contact customer services by telephone on a weekday.
Address and Contact Details
11 Rue Scribe
Ile de France
Customer Services Tel: +33 (0) 1 49 25 61 87 (on a Monday to Friday from 9am to 5pm, but not at weekends or on any national French holidays)
- Transport maps for the Charles de Gaulle airport
- Map of RoissyBus shuttle service to CDG airport
- Public transport for Paris Airports
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