A first-class gateway to Europe and to the world

The region has first-rate transport infrastructures, 210 km of underground train (metro); 1,400 km of regional express trains (RER) and rail networks; 3,000 km of bus lanes and 2,100 km of first-class roads and motorways. (Source: the Paris region Chamber of Commerce and Industry). As the leading motorway network in Europe, it facilitates rapid access to other European cities.

Paris Ile-de-France also enjoys interconnection with the TGV network which connects Paris to several major European capitals (London, Brussels, etc.) and to major French cities and numerous transport infrastructures. With 70 ports, the region is also the second-largest river platform in Europe.

The Paris-Charles de Gaulle hub is located 25 kilometres to the north of Paris and can be reached through:

• Motorway A1 (the Autoroute du Nord) which connects Paris to Brussels and which goes directly to the airport.
• Motorway A3 (Paris East).
• Two secondary access motorways: A86 and A104 (the Francilienne).
• The TGV railway station located right in the middle of the CDG2 terminal connected to the world's densest high-speed railway network, providing daily service to approximately 70 cities, including major French cities.
• Two RER stations (CDG1 and CDG2). The airport is just 30 minutes from Paris.
• A large coach station combined with the RER station of CDG 1 provides public transit service throughout the areas close to the airport.
• An automatic transport system CDGVAL connects the airport’s three terminals; the RER-TGV stations and the long-term car parks.  

The Paris-Orly hub is located 16 kilometres to the south of Paris and can be reached through:

• The junction of motorways A6 and A10, 10 minutes from the Paris ring road.
• A secondary access motorway: A86
• RER B
• ORLY VAL, a special automated underground train serving the two stations: Orly-West and Orly-South. 

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