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Feb 5th, 2013, 11:23 PM
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Paris Airport Shuttle

We'll be arriving at CDG on a Sunday night in a few weeks, and have decided that taking a shuttle to our hotel in Le Marais (Hotel St. Paul Le Marais) would be easier than dealing with public transportation since we'll have luggage and it will likely be cold.

I'm seeing prices around 18 - 19 E per person, so a shuttle seems like it will be the best way to get right to the door--without the expense of a taxi or private car.

Are there any shuttle companies you would recommend--and any you'd suggest I avoid?

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Feb 6th, 2013, 08:40 AM
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I would avoid all of them. Taxi G7 is well established and is the most popular taxi Parisian in Paris. They now operate a shared ride service which will avoid all of the reliability pitfalls found with the small operators:

http://www.wecab.com/en

However, a regular taxi to most locations in Paris is 45€ to 55€ and can take a fraction of the time a shared ride service will take. For 3 or more, a taxi is the cheapest option into Paris.
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Feb 6th, 2013, 09:46 AM
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Another vote for taxi. And a) I am frugal and b) I have been to Paris at least once a year for the past 15 years plus have tried out RER B, shuttle, Air France Bus.

Am willing to entertain all of the above on the way BACK to CDG. Post initial flight, however, just grab the darn taxi!
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Feb 6th, 2013, 10:32 AM
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Go for a taxi..No way to start a holiday by waiting over an hour for a shuttle then having to drop off 4 people all over the place. Tired with a capital T..Next trip I had smartened up and for 40E went straight to my hotel. Unless the hotel is picking me up I always go for a cab on arrival days/nights and have taught my kids to do the same..Works well for us and probably will for you too!!!
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Feb 6th, 2013, 04:05 PM
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I would assume traffic will be light on Sunday night from the airport into Paris, so I agree that you should take a taxi. Our taxi to an apartment near Invalides a few years ago cost 45 Euros. It was morning rush hour time, but it was also Dec. 24, so traffic was relatively light.
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Feb 6th, 2013, 04:27 PM
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With three, take the taxi. Same money and faster.
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Feb 6th, 2013, 05:22 PM
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If you are two a taxi is only slightly more in cost, if three it is actually less than the shuttle. Go for the taxi.
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Feb 6th, 2013, 06:33 PM
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Thanks so much for your responses. FYI, two of us will be arriving after a short flight from Ireland--not coming from the U.S. But the taxi still sounds like the best option.

At www.wecab.com the cost is estimated at 34 E--which would be less than a shuttle.
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Feb 6th, 2013, 08:55 PM
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Without attempting to hijack this thread, I see the recommended taxi service is a shared ride service. Is there a recommended non shared taxi service that picks one up at his apt for the airport (or anywhere else) that can be arranged online or by phone? A company that also communicares in english would be a plus.
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Feb 6th, 2013, 09:42 PM
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Taxi G7 English language line is 01.41.27.66.99 Their website is www.taxisg7.com and there is an icon to click for the English language version

Taxis Bleus 01.49.36.10.10 English speaking line. Online at www.taxis-bleus.com but don't believe they have English version (though pretty simple interface to order a cab)

Have used both without problem
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Feb 7th, 2013, 06:39 AM
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Without attempting to hijack this thread, I see the recommended taxi service is a shared ride service

More accurately, Taxi G7, a well established taxi company, but has begun a shared ride service, but Taxi G7 itself is not a shared ride service. As Seamus points out, contacting them in English is not difficult. Overall, shared rides services in Paris are rife will problems: shuttles not showing up on time or at all, lost deposits, etc.

There are indeed private shuttles that offers services to CDG but you will generally pay more, risk losing a deposit if one is demanded, or risk not having anyone show at all. With the numerous options already in place which can serve you well: taxi, bus, train, there is absolutely no need for private shuttle services in Paris.
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Feb 7th, 2013, 10:07 AM
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from the hotel:

For a shuttle, you can try and book at this website: www.parishuttle.com

For the taxi, you need to find a spot at the airport and queue. That's the only possibility for a taxi.

You can also take the train RER B, to "Châtelet-Les Halles" station, and then change for metro line 1 (yellow) to Saint Paul (Le Marais) station. It takes approximately 1 hour.
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Feb 7th, 2013, 04:00 PM
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Thanks for the info.
Our 4pm flight was changed to early morning, so instead of a no rush RER ride to the airport, we now have an early morning rush, so I will need a reliable taxi service. Looks like Taxi G7 is the answer for us.
Thanks again.
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