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From Paris Airport to Eiffel Tower

The Eiffel Tower is one of the main tourist attractions in Paris, and also one of the most romantic places in the city, being often the background of marriage proposals, or special anniversary celebrations.

Also, the Iron Lady (her nickname) is one of the best photo spots in Paris and the Paris hotels with Eiffel Tower view from the room are amongst the most appreciated hotels by people on holidays in Paris.

If you are visiting Paris on vacation, there are many ways to enjoy the Eiffel Tower, from climbing up to the tower’s summit to a good restaurant with Eiffel Tower views. The good news is that even if you are in the city for a few hours, during a layover in Paris Charles de Gaulle for example, it is also possible to have a quick ride to the city center to check it out from your Paris bucket list.

There are many ways to get from Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport to the Eiffel Tower. On this post we tell you the best ways, public and private, to go to the Eiffel Tower from CDG so you get the most out of your short time in Paris.

The Eiffel Tower – Quick Facts and F.A.Q

Low angle Eiffel Tower

Going from CDG Airport to Eiffel Tower is very easy!


» The Eiffel Tower is the symbol of Paris and France. Designed by the engineer Gustave Eiffel, the Eiffel Tower was built as part of the World Fair of 1889 hosted in Paris France.

» The Eiffel Tower measures 324 meters high and there are 1.665 steps from the ground floor to the top. The total weight is 10.100 tons.

» For 41 years, the Eiffel Tower was the world’s tallest man-made structure until the completion of the Chrysler Building in New York in 1930.

» Just like the Fair, the Eiffel Tower was supposed to last a few months but in the end, somebody decided that it was nice to keep, plus it seemed to be quite popular amongst visitors. Indeed, since its inauguration on 15th May 1889 250 million people have visited the Eiffel Tower and still counting!

» The Eiffel Tower celebrated 130 years on 31st March 2019, happy birthday!

Where is the Eiffel Tower Located? The Eiffel Tower is located in the 7th District of Paris, on the Left Bank of the Seine River. This Arrondissement of Paris is also known as the Eiffel Tower District.

What is the distance from Charles de Gaulle Airport to Eiffel Tower? CDG Airport is not the closest airport to Eiffel Tower (it is Orly Airport). The distance from CDG to Eiffel Tower is 31.5 km via highway A1.


How to Get from CDG Airport to Eiffel Tower by Private Transportation

Transportation from Paris Airports


CDG to Eiffel Tower by Private Transfer

If you are visiting Paris on a short layover, time is gold and you need a fast and effective way to go to the Eiffel Tower without any hassle. Estimated time from CDG Airport to Eiffel Tower by car is 37 minutes.

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Paris CDG Airport to Eiffel Tower by Roissy Bus line #2

Roissy Bus, line #2 leaves CDG airport to go straight away to the Eiffel Tower on comfortable air-conditioned coaches. This service works every day of the week at fixed schedules.

Roissy Bus line #2 has 5 bus stops between Roissy CDG and the Eiffel Tower, with stops at Terminals 2E-2F, Terminals 2A-2C-2D, and Terminal 1. Bus frequency is 1 bus every 45-60 minutes and it takes more or less 1 hour to reach the Eiffel Tower.

The ticket price is 18€ one way (+1€ if you buy it directly from the driver). You can have more information here.


How to Go from CDG to Eiffel Tower by Public Transportation

Of course, people more concerned about their budget and with some extra time may prefer to use public transportation. There are different ways to go from Charles de Gaulle Airport to Eiffel Tower by public transportation, here we will talk only about the fastest one, with RER trains plus a 200 m walk.


CDG Airport to Eiffel Tower by Train

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Taking the train from CDG to Eiffel Tower is very easy. The type of train from Charles de Gaulle to Eiffel Tower is called RER.

From Terminal 1 or  Terminal 2 take the RER B towards Saint-Rémy-des-Chevreuses and stop at Saint Michel-Notre-Dame RER Station. There, you will take RER C towards Pontoise to Champ de Mars Tour Eiffel RER Station. Back to the surface, follow the Seine River upstream to the Eiffel Tower. The Iron Lady is so huge that you cannot miss her!

The estimated time from Charles de Gaulle airport to Eiffel Tower by train is 1 hour and 41 minutes and the RER frequency is 1 train every 10 minutes.

The ticket price is 10.30€ one way. Remember that to get to the city from the Paris Airports you cannot use the T+ metro tickets, the airport tickets are bigger and more expensive than a Paris metro ticket.

Of course, there are other ways to get to travel from Charles de Gaulle to Eiffel Tower. It’s just that there are so time-consuming that we don’t think they are worth it. You can check them all on our Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport Transportation Guide.

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Now you know about the distance Eiffel Tower to CDG and how to get to Eiffel tower from CDG Airport so you can go straight away to Paris and visit the city’s most famous landmark with your limited time. Of course, once you have visited the Eiffel Tower you can use the same mean of transportation to go back from Eiffel Tower to airport.

Would you go to Paris only to see the Eiffel Tower? What is your favorite way to go to the Eiffel Tower from CDG?


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