Practical Information

Access to the conference venue

How to get to the 25th European Conference on South Asian Studies (ECSAS)


54 and 105 Boulevard Raspail, 75006


Metro lines:

Line 12: Stations “Sèvre-Babylone,” “Notre Dame Des Champs” or “Rennes”

Line 10: Station “Sèvre-Babylone”

Line 4: Station “Saint Placide” or “Vavin”


Public Transportation in Paris:

Airport access (RoissyBus - OrlyBus - Orlyval)

Here is a summary of all means of transportation to and from Paris airports:



Bus connecting the Paris-Opéra area with the Charles de Gaulle airport.

Journey time: approx. 60 minutes


Frequency from Paris (Opéra) >> Charles de Gaulle:

  • 05:45 to 20:00: every 15 minutes
  • 20:00 to 22:00: every 20 minutes
  • 22:00 to 23:00: every 30 minutes

Frequency from Charles de Gaulle >> Paris (Opéra):

  • 06:00 to 20:45: every 15 minutes
  • 20:45 to 23:00: every 20 minutes


  • Opéra area (On the corner of rue Scribe and rue Auber) to CDG, 8 drop-off points: T1-T2A, T2B, T2C-T2D-T2E-T2F, T3 Terminals.
  • Charles de Gaulle Airport to Paris-Opéra area, 5 pick-up points: T1-T2BD-T2AC-T2EF, T3 Terminals (formerly T9). 


Shuttle bus service between Orly airport and Place Denfert-Rochereau.

Frequency: 10 to 20 minutes depending on hours

Journey time: 30 min



The RER B is a train that connects Paris with the Charles de Gaulle (north) and Orly (south) airports.


Train RER B Paris-Orly or Orly-Paris

Stop: Paris - Denfert-Rochereau RER (B)-Direction: Orly South

First departure: 5.35am

Last departure:

  • 23.05 Monday to Thursday, Sundays and holidays
  • 00.05 Fridays, Saturdays and the day before public holidays.

Stop: Orly South and Orly West - Direction: Paris - Denfert-Rochereau RER

First departure: 6am

Last departure:

  • 23.30 Monday to Thursday, Sundays and holidays.
  • 00.30 Fridays, Saturdays and holiday eves


Orlyval is a driverless light rail transit line that connects Orly airports with the Antony RER station.


Journey times using RER B between Paris and Antony:

  • approx. 17 minutes from Denfert-Rochereau (12 mins by fast link and 17 mins by slow train)
  • approx. 25 minutes from Châtelet-Les-Halles (20 mins by fast link and 25 mins by slow train)
  • approx. 28 minutes from Gare du Nord (23 mins by fast link and 28 mins by slow train)

Frequency: every 4 - 7 minutes

Journey time from Antony to Orly South: 8 minutes



  • First departure (Anthony, Orly South and Orly West): 6am
  • Last departure (Anthony, Orly South and Orly West): 11pm

Train RER B Paris-CDG or CDG-Paris

Frequency: every 10-20 minutes

Journey time: 25-35 minutes



  • First departure to CDG airport: at Gare du Nord 4.53am, at Châtelet-les-Halles 5.26am, at Denfert-Rochereau 5.18am
  • Last departure to CDG airport: at Gare du Nord 00.15pm, at Châtelet-les-Halles 00.11pm, at Denfert-Rochereau 00.03pm
  • First departure to Paris: 4.50am
  • Last departure to Paris: 11.50pm


Transportation within Paris

Pass transport

The Paris Transport pass is valid for 1, 2, 3 or 5 consecutive days in zones 1 to 3 (close suburbs) or in zones 1 to 5 (note that zone 6 is also included) (included airports CDG/Orly and Versailles) at adult and child prices** (from 4 to 11 inclusive).


Depending on which zones you select, Paris Transport allows you to travel on: - metro lines - RER lines (RATP and SNCF) - 

Ile-de-France bus lines (RATP and OPTILE), except those circulating on Jetbus, Allobus Roissy CDG, tourist excursion and Air France networks - the Montmartre funicular.


The Paris Transport pass comes with a booklet of discounts usable in a range of partner establishments.


Book of 10t + tickets

Purchasing a book of 10 t+ tickets allows you to save 27% on the price of buying 10 individual tickets.


The t+ ticket allows you to travel on:

  • metro lines
  • RER lines (RATP and SNCF) within Paris (zone 1)
  • Ile-de-France bus lines (RATP and OPTILE), except the Orlybus and Roissybus (see the specific conditions below for the Noctilien network and lines with special fares: 299, 350 and 351)
  • tramway lines (RATP and SNCF)
  • the Montmartre funicular
  • The following types of connections are possible with this ticket:
  • metro/metro
  • metro/RER and RER/RER within Paris
  • bus/bus (including between the RATP and OPTILE networks), bus/tram and tram/tram for 90 minutes between the first and last validation

NOTE: metro/tram or metro/bus connections are not possible!


For further information about tickets and schedules of public transportation see: