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CDG to Gare de Lyon: RER vs Air France bus

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I have read many posts and gone to the links suggested. I want to know if I have all the details correct and what choice you would make for your transport to Gare de Lyon based on my scenario. We arrive at 8:10a from Atlanta via Air France. We are traveling carryon. We have booked a 14:38 train to Dijon out of Gare de Lyon, but if all goes smoothly, we hope to catch an earlier train (11:23 or 11:58)

CDG-Gare de Lyon

Option 1
RER B to Gare du Nord/change to RER D to Gare de Lyon (9.50E)
Travel time is 1 hr 15 min and is approximately the same as Air France Shuttle when factoring in buying a ticket and changing trains at Gare du Nord.

RER train station is located between subterminals 2E and 2F-Follow signs for Paris par Train
If you take the RER B to Gare du Nord, you just cross the very same platform and the RER D will take you directly to Gare de Lyon, where a full battery of escalators and elevators awaits you. There is absolutely nothing easier than that (quote from a poster)

Buy tickets at a machine (with cash or credit card w/ chip) or from ticket office
PROS-Runs more frequently than AF shuttle (how often?), traffic not an issue
CON-ticket lines could be long, lots of walking/navigating after an overnight flight

Option 2
Air France Bus Line 4 direct to Gare de Lyon (17E)
1 hour 15 min depending on traffic could take longer
Departs from Terminal 2/Gate 8 every 30 minutes (I would appreciate more info on getting to Gate 8)
PRO-Can buy ticket from bus driver, scenic, easier after a long flight
CON-costs more than RER, could take longer due to traffic conditions, dropoff is not right at station (not a problem for us w/ carryon-but not great if you are luggage heavy)

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