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Jul 29th, 2013, 12:39 PM
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From St. Germain de Pres to CdG airport

We are staying near St. Placide and need to get to the airport Wed. morning. We're unable to take the metro to the nearest RER lline and had planned to take a cab. However, the hotel says that its as cheap to take a cab to the airport. Is this correct? All experiences welcome.
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Jul 29th, 2013, 01:11 PM
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Well, if there are two of you, the cost will be about 50E. Taking a cab to an RER station certainly won't be as cheap as the whole taxi/RER trip, but it might be more convenient.
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Jul 29th, 2013, 01:23 PM
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You could take the 96 bus to the RER B Saint Michel station. With walking it takes about 10 minutes at 6:30 a.m. according to the RATP information.
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Jul 29th, 2013, 01:46 PM
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you don't say why you can't take the metro to the RER stop at St. Michel. is it because it's too early in the morning?

how long are you allowing to get to the airport? what time is your flight?

if you don't have much luggage, you could probably walk it quite easily - it's all downhill!
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Jul 30th, 2013, 01:51 AM
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Annhig,

I have a bad knee and walk with a cane.

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Jul 30th, 2013, 03:05 AM
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The RER will be just as uncomfortable to navigate as the metro, and you will have to deal with your luggage. I would take a taxi the whole way.

Or I would arrange for a shuttle that would be a flat fare and you wouldn't worry about paying extra while sitting in traffic. That is what I usually do when I am going to the airport. (When I go from the airport to a hotel or apartment I use a taxi because there is a line of them just outside the terminal and I don't have to meet up with a shuttle.)

This is the one I used in March, and you can order it on line.

www.isprestige.com
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Jul 30th, 2013, 03:36 AM
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Joe18, you wrote "I have a bad knee and walk with a cane."

Then I would take PARISHUTTLE. For two people the fare would be $54 according to their website. There would be one or two other parties picked up along the way whose hotels would be near yours.

I have found them to be reliable in the past. Good luck.
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Jul 30th, 2013, 08:48 AM
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I wouldn't take a shuttle with the possibility of other stops for $54. We took a cab in May from Blvd. Raspail in the 7th, and it was $55 with tip. Straight shot, point to point.
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Jul 30th, 2013, 09:44 AM
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I always take a taxi from the 6th arr. to CDG and its usually around 45-50 euro depending on time of day. I learned the hard way to always have small bills to pay for the trip. I once gave the driver 60 euro for a 45 euro trip to CDG and instead of giving me change (which was clearly my expectation given my body language and the fact that no one gives a 15 euro tip on a 45 euro fee), he got in his car and f%$#&*g drove away. I'm still a little bitter but everything is a learning experience.
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Jul 30th, 2013, 01:00 PM
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Annhig,

I have a bad knee and walk with a cane.>>

hi Joe, of course that rules out the walking.

the shuttle sounds like the best option.

BTW, how are you planning to get around Paris?
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Jul 30th, 2013, 01:32 PM
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TAxi for two, definitely. Have the hotel call/arrange for it then night before and be ready on the curb when it comes. There will be "something" on the meter because it starts when they leave the (probably) nearby stand. If you are waiting in your room, the meter keeps running on your nickel.
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