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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 are doing a layover in Paris of 4 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 a Paris airport to Eiffel Tower, this guide will help you. Here, we tell you how to get from Charles de Gaulle Airport to Eiffel Tower (all the ways private and public), 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 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? CDG 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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CDG to Eiffel Tower Transportation Overview

Your CDG Airport Terminal
4 hours
Your CDG Airport Terminal
40 min
Roissy Bus #2
CDG Airport Terminals 2E-2F, 2A-2C-2D, and Terminal 1
60 min
Your CDG Airport Terminal
40 min
Train + Short Walk
CDG Airport Terminals 1 or 2
80-90 min

How to Get from Charles de Gaulle Airport 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 CDG to Eiffel Tower is by private transportation. The estimated time from CDG Paris Airport to Eiffel Tower by car is 40 minutes.

Below, all the ways to get from Paris CDG 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 4 hours or more. Get out in the fresh air and enjoy Paris’ top sights with this Paris Layover Tour proposed by Welcome Pickups.

An experienced English-speaking professional driver will pick you up from the airport in a private vehicle to visit the Eiffel Tower and other top sights at your arrival time. 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 pass by at the Eiffel TowerChamps ElyséesGrand PalaisMoulin Rouge Cabaret, MontmartreOpéra GarnierPlace Vendôme, the Louvre Museum, Orsay Museum, and Jardin du Luxembourg. You can decide to do the full itinerary or visit only a few sights to have more time on each site.

During the tour, you will have wi-fi on board so you can catch up with your emails and messages before the next flight or share some cool snaps of your Paris layover tour. The tour price is for 4 people maximum, so it is an excellent deal if you are a group of 4.

Click here to book your Paris Orly Layover Tour

CDG Paris Airport to Eiffel Tower by Private Transfer

For a CDG Airport to Eiffel Tower private transfer we like, we recommend Welcome transfer services. They have 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 to Eiffel Tower at a fixed price (no taximeter stress!). Avoid the hassle of public transportation in Paris, book your ride from Charles de Gaulle Airport to Eiffel Tower, and have fun!

Click here to book your private airport transfer with Welcome

Charles de Gaulle Airport to Eiffel Tower by Roissy Bus line #2

WARNING: Since April 2020, this service is interrupted until further notice.

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 on board from the driver). You can have more information here.

How to Go 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 Charles de Gaulle 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 from CDG to Eiffel Tower is very easy. The type of train from Paris CDG 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 train journey from CDG to Eiffel Tower takes 1 hour and 20 minutes (1 hour of train + 15-20 minutes walk), and the RER frequency is 1 train every 10 minutes.

The 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, the list of best ways to get from CDG Paris Airport to Eiffel Tower, 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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