CDG-Paris airport transportation

Feb 2nd, 2009, 10:58 AM
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CDG-Paris airport transportation

My husband and I will be traveling to Paris for the first time in April. There are a number of ways (bus,train,shuttle) to get into downtown Paris. We're arriving at 8Oam from JFK.. considering that we'll be tired and unfamiliar with the airport, which mode of transportation is fairly easy and not overly expensive? Recommendations? THANK YOU!
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Feb 2nd, 2009, 11:03 AM
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Your hotel location often determines the best mode of transport.
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Feb 2nd, 2009, 11:09 AM
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thanks for the quick response. We'll be staying at the Marriott on the CE
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Feb 2nd, 2009, 11:15 AM
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Hi Mt,

Easiest way is a cab - about 55E.

Next is a shuttle van - about 20E pp.

Cheapest is, of course, public transport.

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Feb 2nd, 2009, 11:20 AM
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Hi mtnestr; We used a shuttle for our family and it worked out very well. E-mail them and see what the cost is and if they will hold up a 'name card' for you as you leave the secure area. Iris
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Feb 2nd, 2009, 11:25 AM
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As Ira said.

To complete your menu..there is also the Air France bus that drops you off near the Arc de Triopmhe. You would then take a short Metro ride.

And there is the Roissybus, that lets you off near Opera. Once again, short Metro ride.

And then the RER train, followed by a Metro ride.

Pricing of the above is ordered costly to least (~14 euro down to ~8 euro)
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Feb 2nd, 2009, 01:53 PM
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If you were going May-Sept and are in reasonable shape with 1 roll along luggage piece, you can do public transport at 8 E pp(personally I like the Roissery Bus and I love the walk). April and your 1st time, you might want the cab.
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Feb 3rd, 2009, 04:01 AM
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I am normally one of those that goes for the least expensive means of transport. With that said, whenever I go to a place for the first time and I am tired, I will always try to take either a shuttle or taxi. It may or may not cost me more money. But the convenience is always worth it. If I'm spending thousands on a trip an extra $50 or so is minor.

Now, after I get to the hotel/apartment, then I normally just take the public transport systems.

Have Fun!!!

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Feb 3rd, 2009, 06:34 AM
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If you are elderly and have luggage, definitely take a taxi or shuttle service. As ira wrote, the taxi will be between 55-60 euros.

I don't think you should take any mode of transportation that includes the Metro because there are LOTS of steps at many Metro stations. Now, if you are young, fit, and have no luggage this would be no problem.

Taking the RER involves finding the RER at CDG, which can be a pain in the ass, standing in line to buy a ticket, and then getting on a train that will get PACKED like a can of sardines whilst it picks up riders in the suburbs of Paris.

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