Wondering how to get from Gare de Lyon to Charles de Gaulle? Gare de Lyon is one of the biggest train stations, servicing Paris’ extensive train network. The train station was built in 1900 and is situated in the Xlle arrondisement. The station has an excellent location overlooking the north bank of the River Seine. The station sees over 90 million passengers per year who are travelling to regional France and further abroad, making it one of France’s busiest train stations. The station accommodates TGV, TER, Thello and RER trains, making it a common stop for people arriving at Charles De Gaulle (CDG) Airport and looking to reach their final destination.
CDG Airport is the largest and busiest airport in France, and one of the busiest in all of Europe. It has three major terminals and seven sub-terminals, meaning it can be difficult for first-time visitors to navigate. The size of the airport should not be underestimated when planning check-in times, although the number of terminals is absolutely necessity to accommodate the 80 million passengers on domestic and international flights per year.
To get from Gare de Lyon to CDG Airport, there are three transport options: taxi, train and bus.
Taxi from Gare de Lyon to Charles de Gaulle
The most convenient transport option and only way to get door-to-door service between Gare de Lyon and Charles de Gaulle Airport is to take a taxi. Top Paris Transfer is a professional and reliable taxi service offering a fleet of modern, luxury vehicles to deliver you to your destination in style.
We have an intuitive online booking site that you can use to reserve a vehicle, ensuring a driver will be waiting to greet you at Gare de Lyon. Once there, you can easily identify your driver through the station crowds by a marked placard that will say your name. All of our drivers are fully licensed and bilingual, fluent in both French and English. They will assist you with your luggage as they escort you to the nearby vehicle.
The journey to CDG will be hassle-free, with your driver available to answer any questions you may have. We also have a friendly customer service team available 24/7 for any further assistance your require during booking or after your journey. The safety of our passengers is our top priority and we provide complimentary car seats for children.
When you arrive at CDG Airport, your driver will help unload your luggage. Payment will also be collected upon arrival and is accepted in euro, pound or dollar for your convenience.
Gare de Lyon to Charles de Gaulle Taxi Prices
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Transfers from Gare de Lyon to CDG Airport By Train
Another option is to get the train from Gare de Lyon to Charles de Gaulle Airport. You can get an RER A train from Gare de Lyon to Chatelet Les Halles, where you can change to an RER B train to CDG Airport. CDG has its own train station located at Terminal 2. Once you arrive, you can walk to your check-in counter.
These train lines are often very busy and it can be difficult to get a seat. If you are travelling with large suitcases, children or elderly passengers, train may not be the best option. The changes and crowds will make it stressful and tedious to make your way from Gare de Lyon to CDG Airport.
Duration: 45 minutes.
Cost: 10€ per adult, 7€ per child ticket.
Transfer from Gare de Lyon to Charles de Gaulle Airport By Bus
It is also possible to get from Gare de Lyon to CDG Airport by bus. While Paris an extensive bus network, there is only one viable option to get directly from the train station to the airport. To get the bus, make your way to Boulevard Diderot. The Le Bus line 4 service will take you straight to CDG Airport, stopping at Terminal 1 and 2. To get to Terminal 3, you will need to walk from the bus stop. The bus runs between 9.00am and 11.00pm every day.
Duration: 1 hour 15 minutes.
Cost: 17€ for a one way adult ticket, 30€ for a return adult ticket.