Paris Airport: CDG free train replaces old bus system

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Baggage claim
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Charles de Gaulle airport is an enormous structure. Trust us, we’ve spent what seems like years walking in the place. And nothing puts us in a better mood after a seven-hour flight than schleping twice our body weight in luggage in search of a connecting train into Paris.

CDG has always long had a bus service connecting the airport’s three terminals but the busses were crowded, unreliable and hogged the airport’s slow roadways. Now the new CDG Val, Roissy’s free rail system, replaces the old busses and connects the airport’s three terminals and the RER and TGV stations, 24 hours a day, seven days a week. No need to schlep.

So, next time you land in Paris take the Val to the RER to the Metro, et voila, 35 minutes later you’re in the center of Paris.

Easy peasy lemon squeezy.

About the author

Enchanted by maps at a young age, Michael's first voyages were of the unglamourous variety (think Florida, Subarus, and talking mice). It was in an Australian hostel, while sleeping on a bare mattress, that he discovered the value of quality budget travel. Following a six month sejour on Australia's Sunshine Coast, Michael finished his studies at Hunter College in New York and moved to Paris. In Paris, Mike edits and writes for The Paris Times and checks out cheap sleeps for EuroCheapo. When not walking the streets of Paris pretending to be Ernest Hemingway, Michael enjoys penning short stories and playing the didjeridoo.

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One thought on “Paris Airport: CDG free train replaces old bus system”

  1. With that picture, I have to say that it is a sweet airport! The architecture is really nice and it seems you can find your way easily when you are there.


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