Wondering how to get from Charles de Gaulle to Fontainebleau? Fountainebleau is a district south east of Paris that has the largest area of land in the Ile-de-France region, even greater than Paris. Known for the forest of Fountainebleau, the area is a popular destination for locals looking to take a weekend trip. The area is also home to the Chateau de Fountainebleau, an impressive palace that was once owned by kings. It is now a popular tourist attraction.
If you are looking to explore further than Paris on your next French vacation, consider a trip to Fountainebleau. It is easy to get to with direct transport available for Charles de Gaulle (CDG) Airport. CDG is France’s largest and busiest airport, so if you are coming from regional France, Europe or further abroad it is likely your journey will take you here. The airport consists of three major terminals, with terminal two made up off seven sub terminals, which means it can be a daunting place to navigate for first-time visitors. Ensure you leave time to make your way across the large distance and through the busy crowds.
Once you’ve landed at CDG Airport, you will use another mode of transport to get to your destination in Fountainebleau. There are three options (taxi, train or bus) although taxi is the most comfortable and convenient given the distance to Fountainebleau.
Taxi from Charles de Gaulle to Fountainebleau
The only door-to-door service from CDG to Fountainebleau is via taxi. Top Paris Transfer offers a safe and reliable service to ensure you arrive in Fountainebleau relaxed and ready to enjoy your vacation. Book a vehicle ahead of your arrival through our intuitive online booking system. This will ensure a driver is ready to greet you when you land.
Top Paris Transfer provides highly professional and fully licensed drivers. Your driver will meet you in the chaotic arrival hall of CDG Airport, easily identifiable by a marked placard stating your name. They will assist with your luggage as they guide you to your modern vehicle, which will be located close by. We accommodate travelers of all ages so please let us know if there any children in your party and we will provide complimentary car seats. All of our drivers are fluent in both French and English and will be happy to help in any way they can. If you need further assistance before or after your journey, please contact our 24/7 customer service team.
Payment will be collected upon arrival and is accepted in euro, pound or dollar for your convenience.
Charles de Gaulle to Fontainebleau Taxi Prices
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Transfers from CDG Airport to Fountainebleau By Train
Alternatively you can choose to travel to Fountainbleau by train, although the journey is quite long and requires multiple changes. The fastest train journey will get you there in just under 2 hours, while some take closer to 3 hours. All trains depart from the train station at CDG Airport, which is located at Terminal 2.
One of the easiest train routes starts with an RER B train from CDG to Paris Nord. From here, you can change to a train heading towards Paris Gare De Lyon and disembark at this station. At Gare De Lyon, you will board a final train that will take you to Fountainbleau Avon. Once here, you can organize alternative transport to get to your final destination in Fountainebleau.
As you can see, catching the train can be a difficult and tedious process. Trains run regularly but you may be waiting at each changeover depending on how schedules match up on your day of travel. Given the multiple changes, this route is not recommended for groups with children or lots of luggage.
Duration: 2-3 hours, depending on service, day and time of travel.
Cost: Tickets vary depending on exact route and services but is likely to cost between 71€ and 149€.
Transfer from Charles de Gaulle Airport to Fontainebleau By Bus
There are two bus options between Charles de Gaulle to Fountainebleau: Le-Bus Direct if you arrive at Terminal 1 or 2, or RoissyBus if you arrive at Terminal 3. It’s best to book in advance as these services can be quite popular.
Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes from CDG Airport to Fontainebleau, although this can vary with traffic.
Cost: Depends on service, check timetables before arrival.