How to Get from CDG to Eiffel Tower

CDG Paris Airport to Eiffel Tower

The Eiffel Tower is one of the top tourist attractions in Paris and the city’s most recognizable landmark. Some of the best views of Paris come with the Eiffel Tower as the main subject or in the background.

Thanks to its monumental size, the Eiffel Tower can be seen from almost every corner of the city, and the hotels with Eiffel Tower view and the apartments with view of the Eiffel Tower are always booked months in advance.

If you visit 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 if you have a layover in Paris of four hours or more, it is also possible to take a quick ride from the airport to Eiffel Tower to tick off the Eiffel Tower from your Paris bucket list.

If you are wondering how to get from CDG Airport to Eiffel Tower, this guide will help you. Here, we tell you all the ways to travel from CDG to Eiffel Tower, public and private, so you get the most out of your short time in Paris.

If you are looking for information on how to go from Orly Airport to Eiffel Tower, then head to this post.

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

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» The Eiffel Tower is the symbol of Paris and France. Designed by the French 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.

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

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Charles De Gaulle Airport to Eiffel Tower Transportation Overview

Your CDG Airport Terminal
4 hours
Your CDG Airport Terminal
40 min
Taxi de Paris
Your CDG Airport Terminal
40 min
Train + Short Walk
CDG Airport Terminals 1 or 2
80-90 min

How to Get from CDG to Eiffel Tower by Private Transportation

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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. The fastest way to go from Paris CDG to Eiffel Tower is by private transportation. The estimated time from CDG Paris Airport to Eiffel Tower by car is 40 minutes.

Below, are all the ways to get from Paris Charles de Gaulle to Eiffel Tower by private transportation.

Paris Layover Private Tour

A layover tour is a great idea for those with a layover in Paris of four hours or more. Get out in the fresh air and enjoy Paris’ top sights with this top-rated Paris Layover Tour proposed by Viator.

At your arrival time, an experienced English-speaking guide will pick you up from the airport in a private vehicle to visit the Eiffel Tower and other top sights. He will share historical facts and basic information about Paris and its main attractions during the ride, and some anecdotes to make the trip more interesting and entertaining.

This Paris Airport Layover Tour lasts 4 hours and includes short stops or passes by Montmartre, Eiffel Tower, Arc de Triomphe, Champs ElyséesPlace de la Concorde, Tuileries Garden, and the Louvre Museum. The guide is extremely accommodating and he can tailor the perfect tour for you according to your preferences and time restrictions.

Click here to book your Paris CDG Layover Tour

CDG Paris Airport to Eiffel Tower by Private Transfer

For a CDG Airport to Eiffel Tower private transfer we like and recommend Welcome transfer services, with good cars and the best English-speaking drivers in Paris. Their flight monitoring means their drivers are always on time, and they are waiting for you at your terminal of arrival.

Welcome knows the best way to bring you from CDG Paris Airport to Eiffel Tower at a fixed price (no taximeter stress!). Avoid the hassle of public transportation in Paris, book your ride from Paris Charles de Gaulle to Eiffel Tower and have fun!

Click here to book your private airport transfer with Welcome

Taxi from CDG to Eiffel Tower

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The taxi from CDG to Eiffel Tower is another good option. Official taxis are waiting outside the terminals and the way to them is so well marked that you cannot miss it!

The taxis of Paris have a flat rate from CDG Airport to any point inside Paris of 58€ for the Left Bank. You shouldn’t pay more than this, that’s why taxi drivers don’t use the taximeter for this type of itinerary. As soon as you jump in the car, the letter “A” below the taxi sign will be on.

The only inconvenience that we see in this kind of service is that there can be a long line outside the terminal waiting for a taxi or some waiting for a free taxi to arrive. On the way to the taxi stop, you may encounter some people proposing you a taxi. Just move on and follow the taxi signs, it’s a scam (taxi drivers never solicit travelers).

How to Get from CDG Airport 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 CDG to Eiffel Tower by public transportation, here we will talk only about the fastest one.

CDG Airport to Eiffel Tower by Train + Short Walk

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Taking the train RER B to Eiffel Tower is very easy. 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 the 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 CDG to Eiffel Tower train journey takes 1 hour and 20 minutes (1 hour of train RER B and RER C + 15-20 minutes walk), and the RER frequency is 1 train every 10 minutes.

The train from CDG to Eiffel Tower train costs 10.30€ (adult) 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 Charles de Gaulle Airport Transportation Guide.

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And there you have it, how to get from Paris CDG to Eiffel Tower for all budgets, so you can easily organize your visit to the Eiffel Tower from CDG Airport.

Of course, once you have visited the Eiffel Tower, you can use the same transportation means to go back from Eiffel Tower to the airport.

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