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getting from CDG airport to Gare Lyon station

Apr 2nd, 2005, 01:48 AM
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getting from CDG airport to Gare Lyon station

What is the recommended way to get from CDG airport to Gare Lyon station. Note we will be travelling from US enroute to India with international size luggage - at least 3 pieces. Is it practical to get into the subway with these luggage or we are better off with taxi ?

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Apr 2nd, 2005, 02:35 AM
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Considering the amount of luggage you have and the fact that you will be suffering jet lag I would take a taxi.
GDG to Gare Lyon should be about E30 but only use a metered taxi
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Apr 2nd, 2005, 04:31 AM
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Hi rv,

With that much luggage either a cab or a shuttle.

See www.parishuttle.com and www.beeshuttle.com.

Cab far about 50E.

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Apr 2nd, 2005, 06:34 AM
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That sounds like a lot of luggage -- do you mean 3 pieces total or 3 pieces per person? Are those some of those huge suitcases you see people with at the airport who are moving or something? If so, most of the people with those cannot hardly even move them in the airport, I've noticed. I think taking the subway (really the RER) would be difficult as you'll have to transfer at Chatelet/Les Halles, but not impossible if you all can move those bags around.

If it were me, I would take the Air France airport bus as their no. 4 line goes right to Gare de Lyon from CDG. They have a luggage well under the bus and it's a comfortable ride.
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Apr 2nd, 2005, 10:52 AM
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Seconding the Air France bus.
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Apr 4th, 2005, 02:10 AM
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It depends how many people you have. If you are single, you can take the train, but it will be a hassle lugging your baggage around. You can take the RER B until Chatelet Les Halles and then take the RER A or D to Gare de Lyon. It will cost you 8 EUR. Taxis will cost roughly 40 to 45 EUR depending on the traffic + an extra 1 EUR per bag.
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Apr 5th, 2005, 08:16 PM
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I am puzzled by references to jet-lag.
How can anyone get 'jet-lag' on a trip from the US to Europe when the trip is of such short duration?
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Apr 5th, 2005, 08:52 PM
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adeben, Not from Los Angeles. It's 10 1/2 hours.
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Apr 5th, 2005, 09:29 PM
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It's easy to be jetlagged between Paris and New York. I manage it most every time!
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Apr 5th, 2005, 10:23 PM
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Maybe it's the direction i.e. west to east. Singapore to Paris is about 13 hours non-stop, but doesn't seem to engender jet-lag, at least not on the times (20+?) I have travelled it. And that's normally on top of the 7 and a half hours from Melbourne.
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