To the apartment from Charles de Gaulle (CDG) 
and Orly (ORY) airports
Airports Access Map
Airports Access Map

Directions from CDG Airport by the RER train:
Allow for 2 hours from the time the plane lands to the time you arrive at the apartment.

Follow the signs at the airport to SNCF/RER (B) trains to Paris. You can purchase your ticket at the ticket office or at one of the several ticket vending machines in the same area.
The fare (per person, one way) is 12,90 euros (fares increase slightly in July).
Keep your ticket on you and handy. You will need it to exit the turnstile at your stop.
Take the RER and get off at LUXEMBOURG (gardens). About a 40 to 50-minute journey.
Take the exit 1 (sortie 1) PLACE EDMOND ROSTAND (Jardin du Luxembourg).
From there, you can WALK or take a TAXI to the apartment.

Directions from Orly (ORY) Airport by the RER train:
Take the ORLYVAL to ANTONY. At ANTONY, get on the RER B (direction Aéroport Charles de Gaulle) and get off at LUXEMBOURG (9 stops, about 30 to 40 minutes)).

(It’s a combo ticket)
Take the exit #1 (sortie #1) PLACE EDMOND ROSTAND (Jardin du Luxembourg)
From there, you can walk, take a TAXI or a BUS to the apartment.

RER Luxembourg exit platform sign
Luxembourg RER station exit sign

*Keep your ticket handy; you will need it to exit the turnstile at your final destination.


Depending on the weather, how tired you are and how much luggage you are carrying, you can walk from Luxembourg Gardens to the apartment.
It is a pleasant 15-minute walk and a great way to discover your neighborhood!
Take rue Soufflot that leads to the Pantheon and stay to the right of the Pantheon.
Take a right onto rue Clotilde, then a quick left onto rue l’Estrapade which becomes rue Blainville. Rue Blainville leads you to Place de la Contrescarpe.
Cross the Place, staying alongside Café Delmas (to your left).
Take the immediate left at the end of the Café onto rue Cardinal Lemoine.
Rue Rollin is the first street on your right. It is much simpler than it sounds!

TAXI should cost about 10 € including baggage fee and tip. The TAXI stand is located on rue SOUFFLOT, perpendicular to Blvd. Saint Michel, which leads to the PANTHEON (you can see the Panthéon-your back to the gardens.)Rue Rollin is not a throughway. It is a pedestrian passageway – accessible to cars only by rue Cardinal Lemoine. Tell the driver you are going to the 5th arrondissement, (the address), to PLACE DE LA CONTRESCARPE and rue CARDINAL LEMOINE. The TAXI should take about 5 – 10 minutes from Luxembourg gardens to the apartment.

The BUS costs 2 euros per person. You can purchase your tickets on the bus. The driver will give change for smaller bills.
The #89 BUS is located at the bus stop on the sidewalk just outside the gates of Luxembourg Gardens – opposite #6 Place Edmond Rostand and the Café Rostand at the corner.

Take the #89 Bus and get off at the 2nd stop – LYCÉE HENRI IV (on rue Clovis), just after the PANTHEON. (The bus should take 5 minutes)
Follow rue CLOVIS (your back to the Panthéon) and take the first RIGHT onto rue DESCARTES. Rue Descartes becomes rue MOUFFETARD after you cross rue THOUIN, and leads to PLACE DE LA CONTRESCARPE.
Turn LEFT and cross the PLACE (Café Delmas is on your left) to rue CARDINAL LEMOINE (there’s a pizzeria on the corner and a Burger café next to it).
Turn LEFT on rue Cardinal Lemoine and take the FIRST RIGHT onto RUE ROLLIN

CDG Paris-Charles de Gaulle Airport

Arrival at Paris-Charles de Gaulle airport
A step-by-step guide for arriving passengers.

Airport Terminal 2 to Paris
This is a step-by-step photo guide of taking RER B Paris city trains from CDG Airport Terminal 2 to Paris city centre.
From the CDG arrivals lounge to central Paris, you will be guided step-by-step on how to make this transfer.

If you’re arriving at Terminal 1,
see the CDG Terminal 1 to Paris photo guide

Plane Boarding
Plane Boarding

Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport (French: Aéroport de Paris-Charles-de-Gaulle, IATA: CDG, ICAO: LFPG), also known as Roissy Airport (name of the local district), is the largest international airport in France. It is named after Charles de Gaulle (1890–1970), leader of the Free French Forces during the Second World War, founder of the French Fifth Republic and President of France from 1959 to 1969.
Charles de Gaulle Airport serves as the principal hub for Air France as well as a focus city for low-cost carriers Vueling and Norwegian Air Shuttle.
In 2017, the airport handled 69,471,442 passengers and 475,654 aircraft movements, thus making it the world’s tenth-busiest airport, Europe’s second-busiest airport (after London Heathrow) in terms of passenger numbers


CDG Aerial view

It is also the world’s tenth-busiest and Europe’s busiest airport (ahead of London Heathrow) in aircraft movements. In terms of cargo traffic, the airport is the twelfth-busiest in the world and the second-busiest in Europe (after Frankfurt Airport), handling 2,150,950 metric tonnes of cargo in 2012. 

Paris-Orly Airport

Getting to and from (click for an Airport access guide)

Paris Orly Airport (French: Aéroport de Paris-Orly), commonly referred to as Orly (IATA: ORY, ICAO: LFPO), is an international airport located south of Paris, France.
It serves as a secondary hub for domestic and overseas territories flights of
Air France and as the homebase for Transavia France. Flights operate to destinations in Europe, the Middle East, Africa, the Caribbean, North America and Southeast Asia. Prior to the construction of Charles de Gaulle Airport, Orly was the main airport of Paris. Even with the shift of most international traffic to Charles de Gaulle Airport, Orly remains the busiest French airport for domestic traffic and the second busiest French airport overall in passenger traffic, with 32,042,475 passengers in 2017.