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threerohdes Jan 18th, 2007 01:25 PM


I think we are leaning towards taxi...

At least for that nightime trip, we will figure out the bes, the Metro, the trains etc while we are there

starrsville Jan 18th, 2007 01:26 PM

Author: starrsville
Date: 01/18/2007, 09:51 am
If she is arriving at 8:30 at night, a taxi will not be "cost prohibitive".

Have your friend grab a taxi at the CDG and she'll arrive quickly and with no stress

starrsville Jan 18th, 2007 01:27 PM

Dang! She's going to Lyon again? Or would that be Antony? If so, yes. Take the train.

If she is going to Rue Cler in PARIS, take a taxi.

For all the reasons multiple posters have given.

threerohdes Jan 18th, 2007 01:31 PM

Like I said, it will be a taxi for the nighttime trip

Robespierre Jan 18th, 2007 01:33 PM

The RER and Métro are both trains, and both run under ground and on the surface, but the RER is bigger and serves the outlying precincts, whereas the Métro runs almost entirely within the old city's periphery.

The two networks intersect at numerous points within Paris, and a single ticket can be used for unlimited transfers between them - as long as you don't leave the system.

Are you going to ride the train to the taxi stand outside Gare du Nord, where thousands of people catch cabs at all times of the day or night, or pay the full taxi fare from CDG? And if the latter, what is the rationale? What if you were coming into Gare du Nord from London or Brussels late at night? How would you handle that?

starrsville Jan 18th, 2007 01:45 PM

Good decision, threerohdes. :-)

RonZ Jan 18th, 2007 01:45 PM

Nothing like a rollicking CDG to Paris thread! Funny thing is that the OP asked for the least confusing method.

Cimbrone Jan 18th, 2007 01:52 PM

Hi Robes, I'm a bit confused. Will the RER train from CDG go to the Gare du Nord or to a stop near Luxembourg Gardens?

Since you know a lot about public transport (I'm not trying to be rude), do you happen to know the BEST way from Orly to a hotel near Luxembourg Gardens? Assuming I want to save on the taxi?

eric502 Jan 18th, 2007 02:02 PM

I've been to Paris 12 times and I've taken a taxi, bus and the RER.

First time take a taxi.

If you want to save money and have more fun do one of the others. We always take the bus into Paris.

Robespierre Jan 18th, 2007 02:09 PM

RER B runs right down the middle of town. Luxembourg is the third stop down the line from Gare du Nord.

Getting from Orly to Luxembourg offers two choices by RER: either ride the OrlyVal (an automated shuttle that costs €7) to Antony, where you pick up RER B, or take the free shuttle bus to Pont de Rungis and ride RER C to St-Michel Notre Dame, where you change to RER B. It takes a few minutes more, but saves that OrlyVal rip-off.

A convenient (and more scenic) alternative is to ride the Orlybus to Denfert-Rochereau, then take the RER B the rest of the way.

wanderful Jan 18th, 2007 02:09 PM

I think we have a consensus:


Now I can rest.

threerohdes Jan 18th, 2007 02:12 PM


Thank you for the clarification, you have a lot of info that I can really use.

FauxSteMarie Jan 18th, 2007 02:19 PM

Well, I always take the RER into town and then get a cab. I would rather spend my money on a nice meal than on a taxi.

That's just me and you can splurge for the taxi if you want.

RosieinOz Feb 3rd, 2007 06:49 PM

book marking ...We are staying at the Hotel du Champ de Mars on the 7th of April and most :D of this info has been very helpful!

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