Paris CDG Airport Vans

Oct 26th, 2005, 07:20 AM
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Paris CDG Airport Vans

I am going to Paris in a few weeks and I was wondering if anyone could recommend a shared airport van to my location. In the past I used Paris Shuttle which was OK and charged 25 euros. I have also done the Air France bus to the Arc de Triumph then connected to the metro, but thats a PAIN.

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Oct 26th, 2005, 08:43 AM
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I took the Yellow Shuttle from CDG into Paris a few weeks ago and it was fine. 26 euros for one person.
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Oct 26th, 2005, 10:18 AM
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We, a group of five couples, used Bee Shuttle (www.bee-shuttle.com) two weeks ago. Charge was 150 E total for all 10 people.

The company sent a toll-free phone number to call from the baggage claim area.
The two vehicles (one van, one car) arrived to pick us up after a 5-10 minute wait. We were taken straight to our hotel.

We thought it a very easy way to get into Paris.

They also arrived on time to take us back to CDG when we left Paris. Same price, of course.

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Oct 29th, 2005, 05:41 AM
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Any others?
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Oct 29th, 2005, 07:28 AM
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I used Paris Shuttle once and was not happy with them. We use the RER and metro, but always travel with only carryon luggage. We have had some interesting experiences on the RER going back and forth.
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Oct 31st, 2005, 06:48 AM
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Any other experiences?
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Oct 31st, 2005, 08:25 AM
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I used the RER from CDG to Gare de Nord then a taxi to my hotel. Leaving Paris did the same thing in reverse and it all worked out great.
What I would like to know from opaldag is what experiences he is talking about?
The taxi driver that took me to Gare de Nord said the RER was the most dangerous way to get to CDG.
Is opaldog talking about muggings?
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Oct 31st, 2005, 08:34 AM
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We used Blue Van in May '03. Couldn't have been happier. Especially because the day we left was the day of the transit strike and traffic was horrendous but he got us there on time.

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Oct 31st, 2005, 08:42 AM
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No, we were never mugged on the RER. There have been some uncomfortable times though. We came in on a sunday one time. We were delayed inflight and had no luggage as a result. The train was not an express and stopped all along the way. It was not too crowded, but there was a group of men that were vocal and walking up and down the car with one of them ranting in a crazy, delusional kind of way. I don't speak much french, so I couldn't understand him, but I did get the jist of it; he was angry about something. He finally got off and we ended up in Paris.
The interesting experiences I was referring to were the time we were leaving Paris and they had a "mini-tornado" and all power went off. The train pulled out backwards from Gare du Nord and went back to Chatelet, where we were all instructed to get off. Some kind people translated for us. We were herded up and down and back and forth from train to train and just made it to CDG on time. Another time we got on the correct train (as told to us by a flight attendant on her way to CDG) and it branched off to the right instead of the left at the point where it branches outside of Paris. So we got off and waited forever for another train. We finally got on the right train and it stopped dead, due to somebody jumping onto the tracks in toward Paris. Again we barely made it to CDG. Another time, all our fault, we got off at the wrong CDG stop on the way back and ended up running for the bus to get us to the right terminal. Last time we finally got it perfect. We didn't even have to shuttle to the RER, we were able to walk. We flew Air France. Is it my imagination or do they make it easier for their own customers to get to the RER? I will still use the RER during the weekdays, the weekend made me nervous on that particular stretch of rail.
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Oct 31st, 2005, 09:07 AM
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I have used World Shuttle. They charge 25 euros for one person and 17 euros per person for two to five people.

http://www.world-shuttles.com/
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Oct 31st, 2005, 09:15 AM
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IN 3 trips to Paris in last couple years we have used and been very satisfied with Paris Shuttle. Picked us up promptly upon arrival and delivered us quickly to our hotel. The return pickup and trip to CDG were also without problem.
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Oct 31st, 2005, 09:38 AM
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Oh, I'm happy to have come across this post!

For the shuttles that have been recommended (Paris Shuttle, Bee Shuttle, etc.), are reservations required?

In my experience, the Air France bus/metro combo is great on the way home, but just too tiring on the way in. So I've been searching for some good alternatives!

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Oct 31st, 2005, 09:59 AM
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In the past I have taken the Air France bus then the metro but I really hate shlepping my luggage into the Metro. Have you ever dragged a 75lb bag down the stairs and thru the halls of the Metro? It's unforgiving! Luckily when I arrived at my station (St Paul) there was an escalator. May I also add that once when I wasn't paying attention some street scum opened the back pocket of my backpack. I was glad I had my passport in my luggage!

I never realized there were so many shuttles! So far I have...

-Paris Shuttle (http://www.parishuttle.com/)
-World Shuttle (http://www.world-shuttles.com/)
-Beeshuttle (http://www.bee-shuttle.com/)
-Yellow Shuttle (http://www.yellowvanshuttle.com/)
-Airport Connection (www.airport-connection.com)
-Paris Airport Service (http://www.parisairportservice.com)
-Blue Van (http://www.bluvan.fr/)

I've used Paris Shuttle in the past with no real complaints and I think I once also used Yellow Shuttle. Right now I am leaning towards Yellow Shuttle because many hotels use them.
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