Paris, France Airport Information
Charles de Gaulle International Airport (CDG)
The French capital's principal airport is Paris - Charles de Gaulle Airport, which is 23 kilometers to the north of Paris by the A1 motorway. The airport has direct flights to all the populated continents of the world and an impressive roster of direct service to North America. The airport has three terminals connected by free shuttle buses. Paris CDG boasts a comprehensive selection of facilities, services, bars, and restaurants for travelers. Free ADP airport shuttles depart every day, every 5 to 8 minutes, from Terminal 2 to RER stations.
Paris-Orly Airport (ORY)
Located 14 km south-east of Paris, Paris-Orly Airport is the second major airport in the city. This international airport mainly serves French-speaking destinations but also has direct connections to London, Newark, and New York City. The airport has two terminals: the West terminal and the South terminal. Free shuttles run between the terminals roughly every 8 minutes. Numerous public transport connections make the journey between Paris and Orly airport easy.
Paris–Le Bourget Airport (LBG)
Paris–Le Bourget Airport is an airport located approximately 12 km north-northeast of Paris, in the departments of Seine-Saint-Denis and Val-d'Oise. It is used only for general aviation including business jet operations. It also hosts air shows, most notably the Paris Air Show.
Beauvais–Tille Airport (BVA)
Beauvais–Tillé Airport is an international airport near the city of Beauvais in the commune of Tillé in France. Paris Beauvais Airport serves more than 60 destinations in 20 countries, and new routes are regularly added. It is served by low-fare European airlines, namely Ryanair, Wizz Air, Blue Air, Volotea and Air Moldova.
Paris, France Public Transportation
The collective rail network of the capital comprises 16 metro lines, 6 RER lines, and 3 tramway lines that connect more than 400 stations. Metros run at intervals of less than 2 minutes on some lines at rush hour. Additionally, metros and trams run until 2:15 am on Fridays, Saturdays, and on the evenings before public holidays.
Paris' bus network takes visitors anywhere in the capital and inner suburbs. The many bus lanes in the city help decrease travel time. A network of electric minibuses, called "Les Traverses," also operate in some districts of Paris. Buses operate from Monday to Saturday from 7:00 am to 8:30 pm.
Paris, France Ground Transportation
Taxis and Car Services
Around 17,000 taxis operate in Paris day and night. Visitors can take a taxi by hailing one in the street, at a taxi rank, or by calling one of the main taxi firms.
Some private companies offer vehicles for hire that do not have a taxi sign on the roof nor a meter inside. The rental cars can only accept passengers if a booking has been previously made for them. A fixed price is decided on in advance, and the services are personalized. A variety of vehicles can be hired under the rental car service, including minivans and limousines.