CDG: Terminal 2A to TGV?

Apr 16th, 2007, 12:01 PM
  #1  
Original Poster
 
Join Date: May 2004
Posts: 1,190
CDG: Terminal 2A to TGV?

In preparation for our adventure in Provence this next week, I'm interested in navigating CDG upon arrival. Our American Airlines flight is due to arrive at 9:40am at (according to the AAdvantage desk) Terminal 2A.

We have purchased tickets (and printed off) on the TGV at the airport Gare departing at 11:49. (Our plane arrival has been changed from 9:10am to 9:40am.) I have studied the maps on the internet of CDG. I have read the trip reports of taking the shuttle bus between terminals. We don't mind walking between Terminal 2A and the TGV if practical. Could someone provide more specific information about this connection? Is it feasible to walk between the two? Should we avoid the shuttle bus? Try the shuttle bus? We are not planning on checking luggage - carryon only. Thanks, in advance, for assistance...
dorkforcemom is offline  
Apr 16th, 2007, 12:03 PM
  #2  
 
Join Date: Jun 2003
Posts: 21,223
You may now take the CDGVAL automatic shuttle train. The buses are gone.

Or you can walk through the terminals pushing a cart. You'll be there in less than 15 minutes.
kerouac is online now  
Apr 16th, 2007, 12:14 PM
  #3  
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Posts: 3,498
We've walked it many times. When you walk out of the luggage/customs hall into the public area, turn right and keep walking. Look for overhead signs for the station.

Keep walking until the signs direct you down some escalators towards the station. It's not really very far.

Anselm
AnselmAdorne is online now  
Apr 16th, 2007, 12:48 PM
  #4  
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Posts: 23,074
The CDGVAL only goes among the T1, T1/T3 RER, T2 RER/TGV and I believe a satellite parking lot.

There's no train that goes among the T2 ABCDEF.

It's a short walk from 2A to the TGV station. Unless you have mobility problem, walking is definitely the easiest and fastest.
rkkwan is offline  
Apr 16th, 2007, 01:10 PM
  #5  
 
Join Date: Feb 2003
Posts: 1,513
Agree completely with Anselm and rkk - very easy to walk and will take you less than 15 mins. I did the same last April and had plenty of time before the train - in fact too much time because flight was early, we were off plane very quickly and bags appeared in no time. So spent a couple of hours reading and waiting above the platform at the station.
wombat7 is offline  
Apr 16th, 2007, 01:16 PM
  #6  
 
Join Date: Feb 2003
Posts: 7,525
I've also walked it in about 15 minutes. The one factor to add in is the time it would take to clear customs (I had carry on).
Michel_Paris is offline  
Apr 16th, 2007, 02:55 PM
  #7  
ira
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Posts: 74,118
Hi Mom,

There is a map showing the location of the TGV station at
www.aeroportsdeparis.fr/ADP/fr-FR/Passagers

ira is offline  
Apr 16th, 2007, 07:19 PM
  #8  
Original Poster
 
Join Date: May 2004
Posts: 1,190
Walking it is! Thanks to all who've provided info...
dorkforcemom is offline  
Apr 26th, 2007, 10:44 AM
  #9  
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Posts: 41
I am a new poster and have the same question only between CDG Terminal 1 and the TGV Gare. What is the best way to do it and how long does it take.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Jan
janyceh is offline  
Apr 26th, 2007, 10:47 AM
  #10  
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Posts: 10,605
Between CDG1 and CDG2/RER/TGV you should be able to take the new CDGVAL rail service. Quite nice.
Travelnut is offline  
Apr 26th, 2007, 10:47 AM
  #11  
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Posts: 529
Back in October we arrived in at Terminal 1, we took the bus then we did the walk described above.

Now, there will be a shuttle train to take you from one to the other.

SuzieCII is offline  
Apr 26th, 2007, 03:12 PM
  #12  
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Posts: 41
Thanks for the info. I will start my own post with more questions.
janyceh is offline  

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are On


Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy -

FODOR'S VIDEO

All times are GMT -8. The time now is 05:26 AM.