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I am confused because on they Way to Paris from CDG I took Roissy Bus to Opera. It did not stop at CdG Etoile. Today I am very busy going to CDG airport. Is there a stop at etoile? The web page is not clear about this.

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  • @Vince you are right. I was in a hurry, I am in Paris and I need to leave in some hours. – Richard Mar 21 '14 at 13:21

I found a flyer on the RATP website that says it only stops at Opera within Paris.

From The Place de l'Etoile, you have two options:

  • taking the line 2 of the Cars Air France. It is operated by a private company and goes directly yo Roissy. It is more expensive than the public transit system.
  • connecting to the Roissybus or the RER B to go to the airport. For example, you can take the metro line 2 towards Nation, stop at La Chapelle and then connect on the RER B at the Gare du Nord.
  • +1: Metro 2 to La Chapelle and then RER B to Aeroport CDG is probably the best option. Or one can take RER A one station to Auber/Opera and then RoissyBus. – yo' Mar 21 '14 at 12:12
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    I went to the information counter and they printed a combination of RER A and B. It takes less then 60 minutes and no danger of a traffic jam. This sounds best to me. – Richard Mar 21 '14 at 13:19

Your confusion stems from the existence of two different bus services. Roissybus, operated by the local transport authority RATP, connects Opéra to the Roissy CDG airport terminals. Cars Air France, operated by the French national airline, connects Étoile to CDG.

From Étoile by bus, you can take Cars Air France line 2 (make sure you board a bus for Roissy, not for Orly). The bus departs from Avenue Carnot heading away from the Place. Buses run every half-hour on the quarter-hour during daytime and take approximately one hour with a risk of traffic jams.

You can also take the train: take RER line A towards Boissy-Saint-Léger/Marne-la-Vallée (any train heading east), and change at the second stop Châtelet–Les Halles for a line B train to Roissy–Aéroport Charles de Gaulle (this is not the train on the opposite platform, you need to go up and down the stairs). The journey takes a little under an hour, with at least a train every 15 minutes and a risk of traffic disruptions.

The airport bus is a bit more expensive and a bit slower than the train, but more comfortable. The risk of delays is roughly the same; traffic jams are very common at peak hour but are managed, whereas major train service disruptions are less common but can be very disruptive.

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