Travelling from Charles de Gaulle to Chantilly? It would be safe to say many people associate the commune of Chantilly with the cream that it lends its name to. There is much more to the town than people may realise.
Located 38 km North-northeast of central Paris it is surrounded by the picturesque Chantilly Forest. Yet many Parisians know the area for its large contribution to the horse racing industry.
Chantilly is home to a racecourse where prestigious events such as the prix du Jockey Club are held. The area is also home to the largest racehorse training community in France and the Living Museum of the Horse.
Many visitors to the town focus on the Domaine de Chantilly and take in the chateau and associated lands, over 250000 people visit each year. Chantilly is considered one of the most important areas for tourism in the Paris region.
Race horse enthusiasts and many tourists to the chateau may choose to fly into the busiest airport in the Parisian region, Charles de Gaulle airport (CDG) in Roissy.
Handling 200000 people a day and with 1300 aircraft movements, CDG is not only France’s busiest airport it is one of the busiest airports in Europe.
CDG is Air France’s main hub and also a secondary hub for easyJet and Delta Airlines. To accommodate the sheer volume of people the airport is very large and spread over 3 terminals, one of which is split into 7, making 9 terminals in total.
The terminals are all connected by walkways, transit buses and paths. Nevertheless the airport is extremely busy and can be daunting to navigate around.
CDG has its own train station, is connected to a major motorway and has many bus stops, yet the connection to Chantilly is only directly available via a private taxi.
Private Taxi from Charles de Gaulle to Chantilly
The private taxi service offered by T2 Transfer makes the journey from Charles de Gaulle to Chantilly easy. Taking the worry about navigating CDG away, the professional and fully licensed driver will meet you in the arrivals area, clearly identifying themselves by holding a placard that states your name.
They will then take you to the waiting vehicle. T2 Transfer operate a fleet of brand new luxury vehicles so you can be assured the journey to Chantilly will be in comfort. If you have booked children on the journey then appropriate car seats will be fitted free of charge.
The journey will take 45 minutes (dependent on traffic) and on the 30 km journey you can ask the driver any questions you may have, they will speak both French and English. Unlike any other option available, the private taxi will take you door to door.
You can speak with T2 Transfer customer services 24/7 if you have any questions any other time.
For convenience you are able to pay for your journey in euros, pounds or dollars – something you can’t do on public transport.
Prices for the journey are below:
- 1-3 passengers – € 70
- 4 passengers – € 75
- 5 passengers – € 80
- 6 passengers – € 85
- 7 passengers – € 90
- 8 passengers – € 95
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Transfers from CDG Airport to Chantilly by Train
Despite CDG to Chantilly both having SNCF train stations there are no intercity rail services directly between the two. The only possible rail route is via the RER suburban network to central Paris and then either the RER or TER to Chantilly-Gouvieux.
Starting at CDG you need to take the RER B train to Gare du Nord, these trains depart every 15-20 minutes between 0500-0000. Once at Gare du Nord you take either the RER D train or the TER service to Chantilly-Gouvieux.
Duration: 1 hour 21 minutes
Cost: Adult single ticket is €19, Child single ticket varies dependent on operator.
Transfer from Charles de Gaulle Airport to Chantilly by Shuttle Bus
There are options to take the bus from Charles de Gaulle airport to Chantilly, although it does require a leg of the journey to be on the train. The buses required for this route go from CDG Terminal 1. You take either the Keolis CIF R4 or the FILEO FO from the terminal to Louvres – Gare.
These buses depart every hour. Once at Louvres – Gare you change onto the RER D train to Chantilly – Gouvieux.
Duration: 1 hr 30 minutes to 2 hour 5 minutes (dependent on connections).
Cost: The cost varies dependent on the bus service you catch but is typically between €12 to €17.