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Reaching Paris by plane

Paris first international airport is located 30 km northeast of Paris in the suburb of Roissy, this is Paris’ largest airport and has three terminals, which are used by both international and domestic carriers. Those coming from outside of Europe will likely fly in and out of Charles de Gaulle, as the airport serves as the Paris hub for France’s national airline (Air France) as well as many other major airlines.
Paris second largest airport, Orly, is the older and smaller of the two major international airports. Orly is located about 18 km south of Paris and is served by many major carriers including Air France. 

Transfer, taxi and bus transport from Roissy – Charles de Gaulle airport or Orly Airport to the city centre are available on a regular basis. Charles de Gaulle Airport is connected to Paris by both commuter trains and the RER B3 train, which leaves right from underneath the airport and stops at both Terminal 1 and Terminal 2. Orly is easily accessed from Paris. There are several different public transportation options, including bus service and RER B/Métro. For that line B RER, though, you want to take it to the Antony stop and take the Orlyval shuttle to the airport. This is a more popular route than the RER line C to Pont de Rungis – Aéroport d’Orly, then the shuttle.

Reaching Paris by train

Paris is linked via railroad to all adjacent countries except Andorra. The French rail company, SNCF, provides direct service from most European countries using regular trains. The most popular train link is between the UK and France via the Channel Tunnel, on the Eurostar line. Another is between Belgium and France on the Thalys line.