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 Getting to Paris by plane

You will touch down at one of Paris’ major airports, Paris-Charles de Gaulle or Paris-Orly, or perhaps at Paris-Beauvais, specializing in charter flights. The airports are all within easy reach of the capital. For security reasons, left-luggage services are not available at Paris’ airports.

Paris Aéroport - Charles de Gaulle  to Paris (23 km to the north of Paris)

By Taxi: Departing from :

  •    Terminal 1, exit 20 (arrivals level)
  •    Terminal 2A and 2C, exit 6
  •    Terminal 2B and 2D, exit 7
  •    Terminal 2E, exit 1 from the gallery
  •    Terminal 2F, exit 0.11 (arrivals level)
  •    Terminal 3, in front of the terminal (arrivals hall)

Expect an average fare of €40 during the day (7am to 7pm) and €45 at the night rate (7pm to 7am and on Sundays and public holidays), for a journey into central Paris in normal traffic conditions. For heavy luggage, an additional charge of €0.90 per item is payable.

Other shuttle and minibus services, namely between the airports and Parisian hotels, are available by advance booking. For more details, please see our information pages.

By Le Bus direct

 Tel coaches: 0 892 350 820 (0,34 €/min) (Flight schedule) - 0 810 812 001 (sales department)

  • Line 2 : every day from 5.45am to 11pm, every 30 minutes. Departing from :
    • Terminal 1, exit 32 (arrivals level)
    • Terminal 2A and 2C, exit C2
    • Terminal 2B and 2D, exit B1
    • Terminal 2E and 2F, exit E8 or F9 (arrivals level)
    • Direction : Porte Maillot (Boulevard Gouvion Saint-Cyr, metro/RER Porte Maillot) and Etoile/Champs-Elysées (avenue Carnot, metro/RER Charles de Gaulle-Etoile).
  • Line 4 : every day from 6am to 10pm, every 30 minutes. Departing from :
    •  Terminal 1, exit 32 (arrivals level)
    •  Terminal 2A and 2C, exit C2
    •  Terminal 2B and 2D, exit B1
    •  Terminal 2E and 2F, exit E8 or F9 (arrivals level)
    •  Direction : Gare Montparnasse (rue du Commandant Mouchotte, metro Montparnasse-Bienvenüe) and Gare de Lyon (boulevard Diderot, metro/RER Gare de Lyon).

Tickets (€17 one-way and €29 return) can be purchased directly from the driver, at automatic ticket machines or on en.lebusdirect.com. Reduced rate: €8.50 for children (2 to 11 yrs) and €14.50 for under 25 yrs and groups (4 people and +).

  •  Line 3 : every day from 5:55am to 10:30,every 30 minutes. Departing from:
    • Terminal 1, exit 32 (arrivals level)
    • Terminal 2A et 2C, exit C2
    • Terminal 2B et 2D, exit B1
    • Terminal 2E et 2F, exit E8 or F9 (arrivals level)
    • Direction: Paris-Orly Airport (Orly Ouest and Orly Sud)

Tickets (€20 one-way and €34 return) can be purchased directly from the driver, at automatic ticket machines or  on en.lebusdirect.com. Reduced rate: €10 for children (2 to 11 yrs) and €17 for under 25 yrs and groups (4 people and +).

By Roissybus

Tel : 0 892 68 77 14 (0,34 €/mn) Every day from 6am to 11pm, every 15 to 20 minutes.

Departing from :

  •     Terminal 1, exit 30 (arrivals level
  •     Terminal 2A and 2C, exit 9 from 2A
  •     Terminal 2B and 2D, exit 11 from 2D
  •     Terminal 2E and 2F, between exits 3 and 5 from the gallery
  •     Terminal 3, in front of the terminal

Direction : Opéra (rue Scribe, métro Opéra, RER Auber)

Tickets (approx. €8) can be purchased from the driver. Travel passes covering zones 1 to 5 (except Mobilis) are also accepted. They can be obtained from the ticket offices and machines in RER stations.

By Bus 350 or Bus 351

  • Bus 350 : Every day from 5.50am to 9.30pm, every 20 to 30 minutes. Direction: Gare de l’Est (metro Gare de l’Est)
  • Bus 351 : Every day from 6.30am to 9.30pm, every 30 minutes. Direction: Place de la Nation (metro/RER Nation)

Tickets (approx. €4 = 3 bus/metro tickets) can be purchased from the driver. Travel passes covering zones 1 to 5 (except Mobilis) are also accepted. They can be obtained from the ticket offices and machines in RER stations.

By Train (Airport shuttle + RER B)

Free ADP airport shuttles departures every day, every 5 to 8 minutes, to RER stations of Roissypole and Terminal 2 :

  • Terminal 1, boutique level
  • Terminal 2A and 2C, exit 8 from 2A
  • Terminal 2B and 2D, exit 6 from 2B
  • Terminal 2E, exit 2.06
  • Terminal 2F, exit 2.08

RER B departures, every day from 4.56am to 11.56pm, every 4 to 15 minutes, from stations at Roissypole and Terminal 2:

Direction : Gare du Nord, Châtelet-Les Halles, Saint-Michel-Notre-Dame, Luxembourg, Port-Royal, Denfert-Rochereau, Cité universitaire…
Estimated journey time (airport shuttle\ RER B) to Châtelet-Les Halles: 45 minutes.
Tickets (approx. €8).

https://www.transilien.com/contents/fr/_Docs-PDF/Les-lignes/Plan_ligne_B.pdf 

Paris Aéroport - Orly is within easy reach of the capital (14 km to the south of Paris)

By Taxi: 

Departing from :

  • Orly Sud : exit baggage reclaim
  • Taxis parisiens, exit M
  • Taxis banlieue, exit L
  • Orly Ouest : arrivals level
  • Taxis parisiens, exit I
  • Taxis banlieue, exit H

Expect an average fare of €25 during the day (7am to 7pm) and €30 at the night rate (7pm to 7am and on Sundays and public holidays), for a journey into central Paris in normal traffic conditions. For heavy luggage, an additional charge of €0.90 per item is payable.

Other shuttle and minibus services, namely between the airports and Parisian hotels, are available by advance booking. For more details, please see our information pages.

 By Le Bus direct:

Tel : 0 892 350 820 (0,34 €/mn) (Flight schedule) - 0 810 812 001 (sales department)
 More info about Le Bus Direct

Line 1: every day from 6am to 11.40pm, every 20 minutes. Departing from :

    • South terminal, exit L
    • West terminal, exit C (arrivals level)

Direction : Gare Montparnasse (rue du Commandant Mouchotte, metro Montparnasse-Bienvenüe) and Invalides (terminal Air France, metro/RER Invalides) and Etoile/Champs-Elysées (avenue Carnot, metro/RER Charles de Gaulle-Etoile)

Tickets (€12 one-way and €20 return) can be purchased directly from the driver, at automatic ticket machines or on en.lebusdirect.com. Reduced rate: €6 for children (2 to 11 yrs) and €10 for under 25 yrs and groups (4 people and +).

By ORLYBUS: 

Tel : 0 892 68 77 14 (0,34 €/mn)
Every day from 6am to 11.30pm, every 15 to 20 min.
Departing from :

  • South terminal, exit H
  • West terminal, exit J (arrivals level)

Direction: Place Denfert-Rochereau (métro/RER Denfert-Rochereau)

Tickets (approx. €6,40) can be purchased from the driver. Travel passes covering zones 1 to 4 or 1 to 5 (except Mobilis) are also accepted. They can be obtained from the RATP (metro) ticket offices and machines in the South and West terminals.

By ORLYVAL + Train RERB

 Orlyval departures, every day from 6am to 11pm, every 4 to 8 minutes, direction RER station, Antony :

  • South terminal, exit K
  • West terminal, exit W (departures level)

RER B departures, every day from 5.08am to 0.12am, every 4 to 15 minutes, from Antony station :

Direction : Cité universitaire, Denfert-Rochereau, Port-Royal, Luxembourg, Saint-Michel-Notre-Dame, Châtelet-Les Halles, Gare du Nord…

https://www.transilien.com/contents/fr/_Docs-PDF/Les-lignes/Plan_ligne_B.pdf

Estimated journey time (Orlyval \ RER B) to Châtelet-Les Halles: 35 minutes
Combined ticket Orlyval \ RER B costs €9,85 (€7,60 for the Orlyval only, as far as Antony). Paris Visite, zones 1 to 5, is the only pass accepted. It can be obtained, along with the Orlyval ticket, from RATP/Orlyval ticket offices and machines in the South and West terminals. Reduced rate: €4.50.

Train (Airport shuttle + RER C)

ADP airport shuttle (6,20€) departures every day, every 15 to 30 min, direction Pont de Rungis RER station : 

  • South terminal, exit G
  • West terminal, exit G (arrivals level) 

RER C departures, every day from 5.45am to 11.15pm, every 15 to 30 minutes, from Pont de Rungis RER station

Direction: Bibliothèque François Mitterrand (University Paris Diderot), Gare d’Austerlitz, Saint-Michel-Notre-Dame, Musée d’Orsay, Invalides, Pont de l’Alma, Champ de Mars-Tour Eiffel, Javel, Boulevard Victor…

https://www.transilien.com/contents/fr/_Docs-PDF/Les-lignes/Schema_ligne_CWeb.pdf

Tickets (approx. €5) and passes covering zones 1 to 4, can be purchased from the ticket offices and machines in the station and at the South and West terminals. 

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Using public transport in Paris 

To calculate the route, distance and time from your hotel to the conference site, visit:http://www.ratp.fr/itineraires 

Example: Departure : (your Hotel Address) Arrival: “15,Rue Hélène Brion, 75013, 13ème Arrondissement, Paris” or “Métro Bibliothèque François Mitterrand”.

Maps:  http://www.ratp.fr/en/ratp/c_21879/visiting-paris/

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Location conference

The conferences and registration will take place in the lecture theatre Amphi Buffon (the Amphithéâtre Buffon, after the naturalist Georges-Louis Leclerc, comte de Buffon). The main entrance is on 15 rue Hélène Brion.  

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