The Keolis-RATP Dev consortium “Hello Paris” officially designated as operator of the CDG Express

On July 18th, the French Government and “Hello Paris” – the consortium formed by Keolis and RATP Dev – signed the operating contract of the CDG Express, the future direct rail service between Paris Gare de l’Est (East Station) and Charles de Gaulle airport, which is due to open by the end of 2025.

The contract comprises a 6-year preparatory period (2019-2025), and a 15-year operating period (2025-2040).

With trains running every day and every 15 minutes from 5am until midnight, CDG Express will link Paris’ Gare de l’Est station to Terminal 2 at Charles de Gaulle airport. The 32km distance trip will only take 20 minutes.