Traditionally, access to the show by road, particularly if trying to arrive before 08.00, has always been hampered by heavy traffic. This has improved in recent years, but it is still advisable to allow plenty of time if travelling from central Paris.

Motorists from the centre should take the A1 motorway towards Lille and Charles de Gaulle Airport. A slip road before exit number 5, leads directly to the air show car park. It is well sign-posted.

Visitors arriving at Paris Charles de Gaulle airport are advised to take the express metro (RER) from Terminal 2 at the airport to Le Bourget. The journey takes only a matter of minutes.

To reach Le Bourget by Metro, take Line 13 from Gare St Lazare to Porte de Paris (Saint Denis), which is linked to the show by shuttle bus. Alternatively, take Line 7 from Opera to La Courneuve, then take bus 152 to Michelet/Le Bourget and pick up the shuttle bus from there.

Using the RER, it is possible to reach Le Bourget in less than 25min from Gare du Nord in central Paris. Take Line B5/B3 to Le Bourget and then bus 152 to Michelet/Le Bourget.

To get there by bus from central Paris, take Line 350 from Gare de l'Est or Gare du Nord to Aeroport Le Bourget; or Line 152 from Porte de la Villette to Michelet/Le Bourget.

Source: Flight International