RER B tickets to CDG Airport? Can I buy days ahead?

Can I buy these a few days before I use them? We leave for the airport on a Sunday morning and I don't want to hassle with it then if possible. We'll be in Paris for a few days- and leaving on Sunday June 2. thank you for your help

Posted by pat
victoria, Canada
7828 posts

Yes you can, they are not for specific day and time, but are destination specific. I have done this for daytrips out of city to Versailles etc. when in a station and want to get an early start one day.

Posted by Michael
Palos Hills, Il, USA
7 posts

thank you! We arrive on Thursday the 30 of May at Gare de Paris-Est and it would be great to have my departure day final details wrapped up. I also plan on purchasing my museum pass when we arrive and starting it the next day. Thanks again for your reply..

Posted by Jeff
Coral Springs, Florida
19 posts

How early is your flight on Sunday? RER trains start about 5:15 am, and it's 40 minutes to the airport. Figuring they suggest you arrive 3 hours prior to departure for international flights, make sure you'll have enough time. You can also consider staying Sat night at a hotel right at the airport. There's a few there, the Hilton is very nice, there is also a less expensive Ibis, and they are right next to the terminal. That could save you the anxiety of taking the RER on Sunday am, when you already have a long day ahead of you. That's what we did, and were very glad we did.

Posted by Michael
Palos Hills, Il, USA
7 posts

Thank you! Our flights at 11am- so I plan to hit the RER at 7am on Sunday for the airport........

Posted by Jeff
Bend, OR, United States
1145 posts

If you buy the ticket in advance don't forget to validate (datestamp) it before you get on the train. There should be a machine at the entry to the platform.

Posted by pat
victoria, Canada
7828 posts

I have never had to validate a RER ticket to or from airport since it goes thru the turnstile ,,, have I been missing something all these years??