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Help with time needed to transfer plane to TGV in CDG please?

Help with time needed to transfer plane to TGV in CDG please?

Jan 8th, 2008, 06:23 PM
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Help with time needed to transfer plane to TGV in CDG please?

Hello all, have perused several threads on this topic and responses seem to be variable perhaps based on which airline and time of year/ constructions etc.
We will be arriving on British Airways (2B) at 1125 and I would like to catch the TGV to Toulon. The possibilities are 1258, 1354 and 1652 and I hope to purchase PREMS which will therefore be non-transferable.
Would it be just as easy to walk rather than taking the shuttle for this situation - I think 'easycdg' says approx 10mins?
Does anyone think there would be any chance of catching the 1258 train at all?
This will be May 26th.
Many thanks.
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Jan 8th, 2008, 07:11 PM
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There's a chance, certainly. But the question is if you want to have to pay full-fare tickets should you miss the 12:58.

Will you have checked luggage? I found that CDG was rather slow for baggage.

Others no doubt have more experience with the layout to get to the train station area.
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Jan 8th, 2008, 07:27 PM
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1354.

I have made it in less than 1.5 hours, but there is always that fear I will miss my train.
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Jan 9th, 2008, 03:11 AM
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The problem with CDG is inconsistency. I've been through passport control, picked up my luggage, and stepped into a taxi as quickly as 30 minutes after the door of the plane opened, yet last month there was a big delay at passport control and it took about an hour.

The 1258 TGV looks very tempting, but you could be cutting it very close if your BA flight is late. I'd go with the 1354.

I'd walk from 2B to the train station. Just follow the signs.

Anselm

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Jan 9th, 2008, 03:46 AM
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Book the 13:54 train. If your plane arrives on time, use your free time to buy picnic food and wine to take on the train.
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Jan 9th, 2008, 02:16 PM
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Thanks guys, looks like the 1354 will be safer and we will walk.
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