Paris: shuttle from CDG into city

Sep 25th, 2005, 09:36 AM
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Robespierre -Thanks again for the update. I have made a note of the details.
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Sep 26th, 2005, 03:29 PM
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Nikki, glad you found it helpful
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Sep 26th, 2005, 11:53 PM
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"MorganB" (09/24/2005) wrote: "Overseas flights do not 'tend' to arrive at rush hour. In fact, if I had to guess, I would say that more arrive in the AM. But it is a valid point to avoid a taxi during rush hour."

I would just like to clarify that what fellow forum contributors and I were referring to, with respect to many international flights (particularly from North America) arriving at CDG, was the morning rush hour. Passengers on flights arriving between 6:00 and 8:00 a.m. in particular will encounter heavy traffic when taking a motor vehicle such as a taxi to Paris. That is when the Euros on a constantly running taxi meter can climb inexorably while one crawls along in traffic. In particular, destinations in the southern arrondissements (Left Bank) of Paris can get a bit pricey when traveling this way.

While "MorganB" nobly suggests navigating on foot through CDG's large terminals to reach the RER station, it might be helpful for this forum's readers to consult text taken directly from the airport's own web site (www.aeroportsdeparis.fr, referring to the free shuttles which will take them to the RER station:

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(ADP in this text refers to "Aéroports de Paris")

Leaving Paris-Charles-de Gaulle by RER B

To get to the RER station closest to your arrival terminal:

Terminal 1: Take the ADP shuttle (line 2) at exit 22, Level (Departures).
Terminal 2A & 2C: Take the ADP shuttle (line 3) at exit 8 of terminal 2A and exit 6 of terminal 2B, then get off at the stop "Gare TGV/RER".
Terminal 2B & 2D: Take the ADP shuttle (line 3) at exit 6 of terminal 2B.
Terminal 2E & 2F: Take the ADP shuttle (line 3) at exit 2.06. Take the ADP shuttle (line 3) at exit 2.08, Level 2 (Departures).
Terminal 3: Take the pedestrian walkway (approx. 250m).

Getting to Paris-Charles-de Gaulle by RER B

Take the RER B in the direction of Paris-Charles-de Gaulle Airport. To get to your departure terminal:

Terminal 1: Get off at airport station Aéroport Charles-de Gaulle 1 and take the ADP shuttle (line 2).
Terminal 2: Get off at airport station Aéroport Charles-de Gaulle 2-TGV and take the ADP shuttle (line 3) on Level 5 or the lift or escalator on Level 4 to get to your terminal via the moving walkway.
Terminal 3: Get off at airport station Aéroport Charles-de Gaulle 1 and take the pedestrian walkway (approx. 250m).

The ADP shuttles also provide a free link between Terminals 1, 2, and 3, the reduced-cost car parks, PR and PX, and Roissypôle Bus station.

Disabled people

Unfortunately, train carriages of the RER B do not cater to disabled people, and no visual or spoken information is provided. However, the RER stations Charles-de Gaulle 1 and Charles-de Gaulle 2-TGV are equipped with warning strips to prevent people from stepping too close to the edge of the platform as well as lifts, which can be called using the interphone on the platform.

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Regarding the shuttles providing free service between terminals, this can also be useful for travelers who are meeting friends arriving on a different flight at another terminal.

The ADP web site makes a cogent observation about the state of public transportation, in and around Paris, for those with disabilities. Although it is off-topic in this thread, you can find a number of valuable tips on disability access issues by entering the keywords "paris disabilities" in the search box above.
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Sep 27th, 2005, 04:07 PM
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dfnet:

There's really no navigating needed in the CDG 2 terminals. Each building is one large straight line. The choice is either turn left or turn right. Thats it.

Terminal A turn to your right when exiting customs after having collected your bags. Proceed through terminal A and C. Upon reaching the end of terminal C you will enter into the RER station. Its about a 12 minute walk.

Terminal 2B turn to your left when exiting customs after having collected your bags. Proceed through terminal B and D. Upon reaching the end of terminal D you will enter into the RER station. Its about a 12 minute walk.

Alternately for those two terminals you may want to take the shuttle outside depending on if you dont want to walk for 12 minutes.

Terminal 2C turn to your right when exiting customs after having collected your bags. Upon reaching the end of terminal C you will enter into the RER station. Its about a 5 minute walk.

Terminal 2D turn to your left when exiting customs after having collected your bags. Upon reaching the end of terminal D you will enter into the RER station. Its about a 5 minute walk.

Terminal 2E turn to your left when exiting customs after having collected your bags. Upon reaching the end of terminal E you will enter into the RER station. Its about a 5 minute walk.

Terminal 2F turn to your right when exiting customs after having collected your bags. Upon reaching the end of terminal E you will enter into the RER station. Its about a 5 minute walk.

Terminals A and B might merit a shuttle ride if you dont feel like walking but it would be daft to use the shuttle for terminals C,D,E and F. There is no navigating its a straight shot. Take it from someone who lives in Paris and has been to the airport many many times.
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Oct 4th, 2005, 08:32 PM
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I'm looking for a hotel recommendation (3 star) in Paris City Center right off of RER B in order to get to Paris-Norde Villepinte daily. Any suggestions?
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Oct 5th, 2005, 05:48 AM
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Stepahie, I suggest you post this question separately. No one may help you with this thread.
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