A lot of information can be found on the Paris tourism information center: - How to get to and around Paris. - Getting to Paris

We summarize below the main transport infrastructure.

Traveling to Paris


Paris has two major airports (Charles-de-Gaulle and Orly), plus one a little bit further used by low-cost airlines (Beauvais).

Charles de Gaulle is the major Paris airport for international flights. It is located 30km from the center of Paris and you can reach Paris within less than one hour (depending on the mean of transport, and on traffic unless you use train). Transport options are available on this webpage.

Beauvais is 70km from Paris, and there is a bus shuttle going from the west of Paris.

Train stations

Paris has 5 train stations desserving all Europe and France with regional or fast trains:

  • Gare Saint Lazare (North-West)
  • Gare du Nord (North: UK, The Netherlands, Germany, Belgium)
  • Gare de l’Est (East: Germany)
  • Gare de Lyon (South-East: Italy, Switzerland)
  • Gare Montparnasse (West and South-West: Spain)

You can book travels on the SNCF website.

Bus stations

There three major bus stations in Paris:

  • Porte Maillot
  • Paris Bercy Station
  • Gare routière

Traveling within Paris

See the page Visiting Paris