How long from landing CDG..to Gare Lyon?

Old Jul 24th, 2006, 04:32 AM
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How long from landing CDG..to Gare Lyon?

Can anyone help me figure how long it will take from landing at CDG, getting through immigration, baggage, taxi ride to arrival at Gare de Lyon. I want to book my train tickets on line and do not know how much time to allow for this. Thanks.
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Old Jul 24th, 2006, 05:00 AM
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2 hours? Doesn't the Air France bus go to the Gare de Lyon? If so, it could be perfect--but still 2 hours at least.
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Old Jul 24th, 2006, 05:56 AM
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Yes, one of the Air France bus routes is CDG-Gare de Lyon. The trip usually takes about 50 minutes. There is a bus every 30 minutes and the cost is E12.

Do you know that there is direct, but limited, TGV service to some major cities from CDG? When does your plane land and where are you going by train?
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Old Jul 24th, 2006, 11:43 AM
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Good point about the TGV from CDG. The OP should look for "Roissy" as the station.
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Old Jul 24th, 2006, 04:27 PM
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Thanks Gretchen and TimS for the thoughts on the TGV from CDG. The apartment owner emailed that they usually taxi to Gare de Lyon (they are Canadian) and get their car in Dijon and drive on the Beaune so I was assuming that the TGV did not run between the two.
Guess I will allow at least 2 hours...we get in at 8 A.M.....thanks all.
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Old Jul 24th, 2006, 05:21 PM
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There is a TGV leaving Gare de Lyon for Dijon at 10:34. Conditions would have to be perfect for you to make it (on time arrival at CDG, no delays getting through immigration, no traffic problems getting to Gare de Lyon). PREM'S (discount) tickets, if available, are offered on that route; but they are non-refundable. If you miss the train, you're out the cost of the ticket. You could book that train at the regular fare. Then if you miss it, you could exchange the ticket for a full-fare ticket on the next train which leaves at 11:54. Or just plan to take the 11:54 train and get a PREM'S ticket, if available, for E20. Print it yourself by leaving France as the default country and NOT choosing cancellation insurance.
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Old Jul 24th, 2006, 05:45 PM
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Here's my recommendation. Book the 11:54 train. After you get to Gare de Lyon, use your free time to have coffee and a croissant. Then buy ingredients for a picnic lunch to eat while you're whizzing along to Dijon.
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Old Jul 26th, 2006, 08:12 AM
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TimS, Your suggestions make the most sense. I would prefer not to risk missing a train with a non refundable PREM tivcket which I hope to book. Thanks for the help.
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