Go Back  Fodor's Travel Talk Forums > Destinations > Europe
Reload this Page >

Ira and other Paris Frequents, help please :)

Notices

Ira and other Paris Frequents, help please :)

Old Oct 2nd, 2005, 06:00 AM
  #1  
Original Poster
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Posts: 11
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Ira and other Paris Frequents, help please :)

I've been using this board for awhile and it seems like there are plenty of seasoned Paris travellers here. My mother and I are going to Paris this week and arrive Friday morning at 7:30 a.m. What is the best way for us to get from CDG to our hotel in the 7th arr? I almost reserved a shuttle for 22 Euro per person for the trip there and 19 Euro pp for the trip back, but I'm not sure what a taxi costs. I don't really want to put my mother through the public transportation with her luggage. Any help is greatly appreciated!
aewatbu is offline  
Old Oct 2nd, 2005, 06:09 AM
  #2  
 
Join Date: Nov 2003
Posts: 1,755
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
a cab will be about 50 euros...could be more, could be less. you may hit the end of rush hour traffic. Another option is the air france bus. I think it is about 12 euro pp; you will be tired and jet lagged. As a first time visitor forget the shuttle and take a cab.
travelbunny is offline  
Old Oct 2nd, 2005, 06:19 AM
  #3  
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Posts: 14,380
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
I prefer to take a taxi from CDG to the hotel because it requires no effort other than walking outside the terminal and standing in a brief line. Some shuttles require you to call them when you arrive, which interposes an unnecessary step. If there are two or more people traveling, the cost difference is minimal.

On the way back to the airport, however, I usually call a shuttle. You have to call for either a taxi or a shuttle, so you might as well get the shuttle, which is less expensive. Some people object to the fact that some shuttles are shared, so you might have to stop and pick up other passengers, but this doesn't bother me because they plan enough time to get to the airport.
Nikki is offline  
Old Oct 2nd, 2005, 06:22 AM
  #4  
 
Join Date: Feb 2003
Posts: 3,119
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
We used the Air France shuttle to Montparnasse, then a cab to our hotel. Had no trouble finding the bus stop at CDG. We had to negotiate some steps with the luggage. If your mom would have trouble with that, then take a cab.
JeanneB is offline  
Old Oct 2nd, 2005, 06:43 AM
  #5  
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Posts: 1,735
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Hi awewatba,

I don't know the jaunt so well. I think I have taken the train but as a student, long time ago. Will tell you there are the same type of options in London and I took my mother a few years back. Stupid, I went on the shuttle when we arrived, it was not a complete nightmare but it was exhausting after that night flight. It was a small van but stopping at other hotels did have a public transportation feel to it. Also did not like putting my mother through that at 75!

Thought I heard someone on here say its 45 minutes from central Paris to the airport. You do sort of add on to that by using a shuttle with all of the stopping. Just a thought.
Sarah is offline  
Old Oct 2nd, 2005, 06:54 AM
  #6  
ira
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Posts: 74,698
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Hi ae,

www.parishuttle.com and www.beeshuttle.com charge about 18E pp.

A cab is about 50-55.

You decide if the extra money is worth it.

ira is offline  
Old Oct 2nd, 2005, 07:14 AM
  #7  
 
Join Date: Jul 2003
Posts: 922
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
I usually take a cab....50-55 euros...as stated above....PLUS tip!
Nikki's plan sounds great...cab in...shuttle out. The only disadvantage of the shuttle is the extra-time for additional pick-ups along the way!
Have a fabulous time!!

Bailey is offline  
Old Oct 2nd, 2005, 08:00 AM
  #8  
 
Join Date: Sep 2003
Posts: 1,099
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
We just got back from Paris last week -- we took a cab both ways to/from CDG. Both times (for 3 and 4 people) it was less than $50 -- in the neighborhood of $40-45 Euro. We also stayed in the 7th.

I was traveling with my Mom & Aunt and both have trouble with mobility so it was the way to go for us. My in-laws insisted on taking a shuttle, so they to leave the hotel a lot earlier and paid $38 Euros for the two of them. I say for the extra few bucks, it's worth it to take the cab. PLUS, you just walk out of the airport and there they are, just waiting for you.

I wrote down the address and showed it to the cab driver with a "please" and a "thank you" and we were off. I gave extra copies of the hotel address to my Mom and Aunt, who used cabs occasionally during our stay as well, and that gave them some freedom so they could just give it to them (along with the name of the cross street to the cab driver knew where to go) and that helped a lot.

Happy travels.

Jules
jules4je7 is offline  
Old Oct 2nd, 2005, 08:01 AM
  #9  
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Posts: 1,214
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
My Mum Sidter an I were in Paris last week and stayed on the 7th. We decided to take a taxi aand it was very very easy. Cost 48E and we were dropped at the door.

We took the RER on the return journey and I must say it was very efficient and quicker than the taxi cost 10E each.
If I were doing it again I would certainly opt for the taxi in.
cambe is offline  
Old Oct 2nd, 2005, 09:47 AM
  #10  
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Posts: 34,738
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Taxi.
My husband vaguely remembers the price from CDG to the apt in the 7th being around 60E.
It is SO worth it !
Scarlett is offline  
Old Oct 2nd, 2005, 09:56 AM
  #11  
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Posts: 6,127
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
It's just my personal choice to take a taxi from and to CDG. If I were taking a shuttle I'd prefer to do so from CDG and take a taxi back to CDG. Sometimes the shuttle can have a delay or forget to pick you up. If you took a taxi to the airport you'd be sure to be there to catch your flight on time.
francophile03 is offline  
Old Oct 2nd, 2005, 10:16 AM
  #12  
Original Poster
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Posts: 11
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Thanks so much for your help!! I really appreciate it.
aewatbu is offline  
Old Oct 2nd, 2005, 08:19 PM
  #13  
 
Join Date: Aug 2003
Posts: 154
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
A cab will stop outside your hotel. Depending which shuttle you take, it may not. Simplyfy and take a cab. In a few months you will not miss or remember the amount you payed. But you will remember "how easy it was to get there". Enjoy your stay
Parfym is offline  
Old Oct 3rd, 2005, 07:00 AM
  #14  
 
Join Date: Nov 2003
Posts: 2,630
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Just a mention... I took the inexpensive (less then 12E's in 2003) AirFrance bus to the first stop, (Galleries Lafayette?) THEN I grabbed a cab for about 6E's...to where I was staying. I never had to lift a bag.
SuzieC is offline  
Old Oct 3rd, 2005, 10:03 AM
  #15  
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Posts: 215
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Our family loves public transportation, but we have recently decided that a taxi from the airport is a great splurge after a long flight. In April, our taxi from the airport to the 7th was Euro 50 including tip. Although the driver did not speak English, he pointed out several buildings and monuments to us as we drove thru the city. He dropped us right at our apartment door and helped with the bags. What a nice way to start a vacation.
kbrennan is offline  
Related Topics
Thread
Original Poster
Forum
Replies
Last Post
soloinparis
Europe
54
Sep 19th, 2017 10:09 AM
trotsky
Europe
10
Apr 26th, 2010 03:42 PM
crckwc1
Europe
8
Apr 27th, 2009 04:58 AM
bluenoser1
Europe
13
Oct 7th, 2008 12:48 PM
Franm
Europe
19
Oct 2nd, 2003 10:29 AM

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 - Privacy Statement - Do Not Sell My Personal Information

FODOR'S VIDEO