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CDG/ Taxi or Shuttle for A.M. arr on Friday to Paris

CDG/ Taxi or Shuttle for A.M. arr on Friday to Paris

Old Apr 20th, 2004, 04:53 AM
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CDG/ Taxi or Shuttle for A.M. arr on Friday to Paris

Please share your wisdom on which transportation type wil be better for 7:15 A.M. arrival from United(terminal 1?) into Paris(Latin Quatiere)on Friday morning(23rd).
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Old Apr 20th, 2004, 05:23 AM
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How many people are traveling? If you are alone, the shuttle is more economical. I paid 23E last month on Paris shuttle. I think it's a bit less for multiple travelers, but then you might as well take a taxi & not have to wait or pick up & drop off add'l passengers.
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Old Apr 20th, 2004, 05:28 AM
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Arriving at 7.15 AM means that you are going to get stuck in the morning traffic jams entering Paris, wether you use a cab, a bus or a shuttle...

So taking the RER train could be easier, unless you carry a lot of luggage...
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Old Apr 20th, 2004, 06:04 AM
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Hi,

Also note that the shuttle is fixed price, the taxi meter keeps running.
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Old Apr 20th, 2004, 06:30 AM
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Another option is to take the Air France bus (you can take this no matter what airline you fly) to Gare de Lyon, then get a taxi to the Quartier Latin. The bus costs 11 euros per person, then the taxi will probably cost between 5 and 7 euros, depending on your exact destination and how much luggage you have.

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Old Apr 20th, 2004, 06:32 AM
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i would always use the rer depending on your luggage situation. one big bag and one small bag is very doable. the rer line should be empty when you get on but will be full when you get off.
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I have only ever seen the Roissybus (which I know drops off at Opéra). Where do you catch the Air France bus and what are its stops?

I have almost the exact situation as this OP: We arrive 6.15a on Fri. There are 4 of us with 8 bags (1 roller and 1 carryon each). Hotel is at Metro Place St Georges.

Not going to take a taxi in because of it being the height of rush hour. Was thinking the shuttle might be the next best thing so that we could be dropped off right at our hotel. I sometimes take the Roissybus when I am solo, walk across to the taxi stand for the remainder of the ride to my hotel. I've also taken the RER a few times, but this is my least favorite because you don't get to see the city.

So give me your suggestions on my situation. I am acting as tour guide for my two sons of 11 and 15 and my mother. So in other words, I am the only adult on this trip! LOL
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Old Nov 7th, 2004, 08:50 AM
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Hi moon,

A shuttle for 4 will be about 60E.

See www.parishuttle.com or www.beeshuttle.com
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Old Nov 7th, 2004, 09:00 AM
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In Sept, I arrived at CDG at 7:00 on a Thursday and took a taxi to my hotel near the Eiffel Tower. Even with some slow moving traffic the fare was E42. I was at my hotel within 50 minutes from entering the cab. The meter moves very slow while caught in traffic so it doesn't really effect the fare very much. I'll never shuttle again! Suttles never got me to my hotel in less than 2 1/2 hours!
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Old Nov 7th, 2004, 09:03 AM
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The Air France bus (called cars AF) has a website with complete information:
http://cars.airfrance.fr/

That can also be reached through Air France's web site. As I recall, there are signs in the airport directing you to all forms of transportation, also.

They have three routes from CDG-- one goes to Orly, one goes to Porte Maillot and then the Arc, the other goes to Gare de Lyon and then Montparnasse Tower.

I just went near place St Georges last summer as I was staying near there, and the taxi ride was a lot cheaper than Left Bank, for example -- I think it was only about 30-35 euro (not major traffic problems, though, although it was a bit slow for 5-10 minutes).
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Different people define "Better" in different ways.

I would buy a Mobilis pass for Zones 1-5 (€12.10), get on RER B at CDG1-3 and alight at Luxembourg, in the heart of the LQ. I would then use the Mobilis to get all over town by Métro, bus, train and tram for the rest of the day.
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Old Nov 7th, 2004, 09:24 AM
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To crepes: Take a cab. The route from CDG to the 9th is fairly direct, as Christina points out.
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Old Nov 7th, 2004, 02:26 PM
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I agree with margaretb and ronz as to taking a taxi. It's just my opinion as to what I consider 'convenient'. It's very true that arriving in Paris at that time in the a.m. you will encounter serious traffic jam on the highway going into Paris. But as noted the taxi meter doesn't move that quickly.
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Just in case you wonder, the RATP has a real-time map of how the freeways are moving:

<b>http://www.citefutee.com/embouteillages</b>

You can also enter your points of origin and destination, and it will calculate your travel time. Try it at 08:00 CET and you'll get a good idea of what you'll be up against.
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