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How to travel between the airport and the city in Paris and in Berlin

Hi. I was just wondering if there were any trains that went from Charles de Gaulle Airport to the centre of Paris. Also from Berlin to the Berlin Airport Schonefeld. Im having a hard time finding schedules for these. Thanks.

Kyle
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  • Jeff (Official Rep) March 28, 2012 21:49
    Hi Kyle,

    To travel between the Charles De Gaulle Airport and the city of Paris, you would have to take one of the local RER trains that run along Line B. These trains don't really have schedules, as they operate every 7 to 15 minutes and run between the station at the airport and either the Nord, St. Michel or the Chatelet les Halles stations in the city of Paris. The trip takes about 40 to 45 minutes in duration.

    If traveling with a France Rail Pass, travel on Line B of the RER between the airport and the city of Paris would be covered. To use the France Rail Pass to take the RER, you would just have to be sure to go to the RER ticket counter and request a "contremarque" voucher prior to boarding. Please keep in mind that this would use a day of rail travel on the pass. Otherwise, you would just pay to board the RER locally upon arrival. If traveling with any multi-country pass that includes France, travel on the RER would not be covered.

    To get from the city of Berlin to the Berlin Schönefeld Airport (will be the Berlin Brandenburg Airport starting on June 3rd), you would take a local train out of the Berlin Hbf station. These local trains from the Berlin Hbf station to the Berlin Schönefeld Airport depart twice every hour and take about 30 minutes in duration.

    If you'll be traveling with a rail pass that includes Germany, then travel on these trains would be covered. Otherwise, you would just pay to board these trains locally upon arrival.
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  • Ok thank you very much. But just to clarify, we have a 3 country, 5 day pass between France, Germany and Czech Republic. So when travelling from Charles de Gaulle to Paris, the pass does not cover the travel on the RER train. But when travelling from Berlin to the Berlin airport, our pass DOES cover travel?
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  • Jeff (Official Rep) March 30, 2012 16:01
    You're correct, Kyle. A Eurail Select Pass that includes France does not cover travel on the RER between the Paris CDG Airport and the city of Paris. Therefore, you would just pay to board the RER locally upon arrival.

    In contrast, a Eurail Select Pass that includes Germany does cover travel on the local trains between Berlin Schönefeld Airport and the city of Berlin. Keep in mind that this would count as a day towards your pass if you were to use it for these trains.
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