Wondering how to get from Charles de Gaulle to Gare de Lyon? Gare de Lyon, also known as Paris-Gare-de-Lyon, is one of the six largest train stations in Paris. Seeing approximately 90 million passengers per year, Gare de Lyon is the third busiest station in France. The station is located on the north bank of the river Seine in the Xlle arondissement, which is in east Paris. Gare de Lyon services trains from across France as well as other counties in Europe, including Italy, Germany, Switzerland and Spain. It sees high speed TGV trains as well as regional trains and ones that run on the RER lines. The station has 32 platforms across two main halls: Hall 1, which is an older hall that has tracks A to N, and Hall 2, which is a modern hall that has tracks 5 to 23. The RER trainlines run underneath the main lines across 4 additional platforms.
Gare de Lyon is located approximately 35 kms from Charles de Gaulle, the largest airport in France. CDG Airport has three major terminals, with Terminal 2 being spread across 7 sub-terminals. It is a large airport, servicing an estimated 80 million passengers annually for both domestic and international flights. Given its size, CDG Airport can be difficult to navigate so it is worth arriving early if you are unfamiliar with the place to ensure you make your check-in time.
If you are looking to get from Charles de Gaulle Airport to Gare de Lyon train station, perhaps for a connecting train to regional France or another European country, you have a range of transport options. These include taxi, train and shuttle bus.
Taxi from Charles de Gaulle to Gare de Lyon
Taxi is your most convenient mode of transport to get from Charles de Gaulle to Gare de Lyon. Top Paris Transfer offers a stress-free, door-to-door service, collecting you from the airport and delivering you safely to Gare de Lyon. The Top Paris Transfer fleet consists of modern, luxury vehicles ensuring you arrive in comfort and luxury.
Top Paris Transfer drivers are fully licensed and highly professional, providing exceptional customer service to all clients. The journey begins in the arrival hall where your driver will meet you with a placard clearly stating your name. They will then help carry your luggage as they guide you to the vehicle, which will be parked close by. Any children that are identified at the time of booking will be provided with complimentary car seats.
The trip from CDG Airport to Gare de Lyon takes approximately 45 minutes. Top Paris Transfer drivers are fluent in both English and French and are more than happy to answer any questions you may have as you make your way to Gare de Lyon train station. Our 24/7 customer service team is also available before and after your journey to assist you and ensure your queries are addressed.
Payment is only required upon completion of the trip and will be collected when you arrive at Gare de Lyon. For your convenience, Top Paris Transfer accepts payment in dollar, euro or pound.
Top Paris Transfer Prices for the journey are as follows:
1-3 passengers – 55€
4 passengers – 60€
5 passengers – 70€
6 passengers – 75€
7 passengers – 80€
8 passengers – 90€
Taxi service is by far the most convenient option, taking you directly and safely from CDG Airport to Gare de Lyon train station.
Transfers from CDG Airport to Gare de Lyon by Train
Alternatively you can take a train from CDG to Gare de Lyon train station. The CDG train station is located under terminal 2 and it can be challenging to navigate through the airport crowds with luggage or small children. The journey from CDG to Gare de Lyon will require you to catch two trains. You will begin by catching a train on the RER B line, then disembark at Chatelet- Les Halles Station to catch an RER A train to Gare de Lyon. These trains run regularly between 5.00am and midnight.
Duration: 42-60 minutes
Cost: 10 € for an adult ticket, 7 € for a child ticket
Given the train journey requires a changeover, it can be complex to navigate and therefore is not recommended.
Transfer from Charles de Gaulle Airport to Gare de Lyon by Bus
A range of buses offer service from Charles de Gaulle to Gare de Lyon, but only one is direct: Line 4 of Le Bus Direct. These buses run daily between 6.00am and 11.00pm and depart from terminal 3.
Duration: 1 hour and 15 minutes
Cost: 17€ for an adult ticket one way or 30€ for an adult return.