Paris Airport Transfers
Paris, the capital of France, is one of the most popular tourist destinations in the world, with around 45 million visitors annually. Dubbed the City of Light, Paris has long had a reputation for romance. The list of attractions worth visiting in Paris is as long as your arm and Paris can easily keep you entertained for a longer city break. Whether you are heading to the city, Disneyland or further afield let Transfer Intelligence take you there. Fill in the form below to obtain an on-line quotation for airport taxi transfers to your holiday destination or city break, or read on to find out more about Paris and some of the great tourist destinations within easy access of Paris’s airports...
Paris is a beautiful city. It’s architecture, culture and cuisine are all astounding. The highlights of Paris need no introduction: The Eiffel Tower, Champs Élysées and the Arc de Triomphe, Notre Dame on Île de la Cité, Sacré-Coeur, The Louvre, Musée d’Orsay, Centre Pompidou…
Being relatively small in comparison to many capital cities, Paris is best enjoyed on foot. Promenading the streets of Paris is the only way to experience the city. Whilst there might be a lot to see in Paris, the attractions are all fairly close together and it is possible to cross the city on foot in just a few hours.
Paris is a beautiful and exciting city all year round but over recent years the summer has seen it transform into a beach destination too! The Paris Plages (Paris beaches) event sees the riverside promenades transform into sandy beaches complete with deck chairs, swimming areas, boules courts, water sports, beach cafés and restaurants. For four weeks over the summer holidays you can visit Paris and enjoy a Seine-side holiday, complete with sand in your baguette!
Paris has two large sports stadiums, which host events and matches that frequently draw international travellers. Stade de France, situated in Saint Denis on the northern edge of the city, is a world-class stadium, which hosts football, rugby and athletics, as well as concerts. The Parc des Princes (which was the national stadium until the Stade de France was built for the 1998 World Cup) is a football/rugby stadium, which also hosts concerts and is situated 11km south-west of the city centre.
Paris is served by a number of airports, the most important being Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport. Paris Charles de Gaulle International Airport – also known as Paris Roissy – is the second busiest passenger airport in Europe after London Heathrow and handles more 200,000 passengers per day. Paris Charles de Gaulle is situated roughly 23km north-east of Paris city centre. There are three terminals with terminal 2 being further split into 7 separate sections (A-G). Terminal 1 handles international flights, terminal 2 handles Air France flights and European destinations and terminal 3 handles mainly charter flights. Airport taxi transfers into Paris city centre from Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport take around 40 minutes.
Paris Orly Airport is slightly smaller than Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport, but is closer to Paris. Situated around 14km south-west of Paris city centre, Paris Orly International Airport has 2 terminals: Orly-Sud (Orly South) and Orly-Ouest (Orly West). The south terminal is the main terminal for international flights and EasyJet, and the west terminal is primarily used by Air France. Airport taxi transfers into Paris city centre from Paris Orly Airport take around 30 minutes, making Paris Orly Airport particularly convenient for a short city break.
Paris Beauvais Airport or Paris Beauvais Tillé Airport is a much smaller airport situated about 85km north of Paris. It is used mainly by low-cost carriers such as RyanAir. Airport taxi transfers into Paris city centre from Paris Beauvais Airport take around 1 hour 15 minutes.
The other main access point for Paris is by train. Paris has a number of main stations throughout this city, but the main access point for travellers from Britain and northern Europe is Gare du Nord. Gare du Nord is the terminus for the Eurostar and the journey from London takes less then 2.5 hours. Taxi transfers into Paris city centre from Paris Gare du Nord take around 10 minutes.
Whilst most people who fly into one of Paris’s airports are visiting the city itself, there are a number of other destinations and resorts you can reach from Paris’s airports (including Disneyland Paris).
Disneyland Resort Paris needs no introduction! Situated 32km east of Paris city centre, Disneyland Resort Paris has overtaken the Eiffel Tower as Paris’s most popular tourist destination. Paris Charles de Gaulle and Paris Orly airports, as well as the Gare du Nord, are within easy reach of Disneyland Resort Paris, with taxi transfers taking between 35-45 minutes. Airport taxi transfers from Paris Beauvais take substantially longer with transfer times being around 1.5 hours.
Another popular destination within easy reach of Paris and its airports is Fontainebleau. Fontainebleau is a historical town situated 70km south of Paris, and is renowned for its Royal Forest as well as for its historical Château de Fontainebleau. Fontainebleau is a favourite weekend getaway for Parisians, and the area attracts hikers, rock climbers, mountain bikers and horse riders. Taxi transfers from Paris city centre, Gare du Nord and Paris’s two main airports takes between 45 minutes (from Paris Orly airport) and 1 hour 15 minutes (from Paris Charles de Gaulle). Paris Beauvais airport, being situated far to the north of the city, is less suitable for access to Fontainebleu, with taxi transfers taking around 2 hours.
Pre-booking your airport taxi transfer will save you time and money. Take the stress and worry out of landing in a foreign airport by arranging our personal meet-and-greet service at the airport. Don’t worry about taxis not being available, being ‘ripped off’, not speaking the language or not having the correct currency.
When arriving in one of Paris’s airports your private taxi, minibus or coach driver will be waiting in the arrivals hall holding a signboard displaying your party’s name. Please be aware these can be busy areas and you may need to take a good look at all the signboards before you find your name!
We strongly recommend booking your Paris taxi transfer early as Paris is a popular tourist destination all year round and peak dates can become booked up, so take a wait off your mind and book your Parisian taxi transfer today.