Paris to Orly: taxi or shuttle?

Old Apr 30th, 2012, 08:58 AM
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Paris to Orly: taxi or shuttle?

After viewing a variety of shuttle options, it strikes me that a taxi from the 6th arrondissement to Orly might be both more convenient and cheaper. Am I missing something here or on the right track? Any reason not to have the arrangement made by my hotel's concierge?
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Old Apr 30th, 2012, 09:16 AM
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Not cheaper but more convenient. You can take the métro to the RER B which goes to Antony where you would transfer to the Orlyval shuttle.
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Old Apr 30th, 2012, 10:38 AM
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Do you mean have your concierge call you a taxi or do you mean have the concierge arrange a shuttle? Either way, sounds like a good idea, I don't know what else you would do about the taxi, in any case. YOu might be able to arrange a shuttle cheaper than the one your hotel uses, who knows.

Some people will likely tell you that you can save couple euros if you don't have your hotel call a taxi but you go yourself in search of a taxi stand (because they can charge from the point they leave to get you, there will be a small charge on the meter at pickup). good luck with that one, if you decide not to have your hotel arrange a taxi. I would never risk it to get to the airport, unless you know for a fact that there is a taxi stand right near your hotel and you've observed it enough to know you can easily get one there without waiting, at the time and day you want.

I always let my hotel make arrangements for me (taxi or shuttle) as I would presume the companies want to keep their business and they have experience with whom to call for the best service. I'd take a taxi rather than shuttle to Orly.
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Old Apr 30th, 2012, 11:44 AM
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We took a taxi.Easy peasy!Glad we did...because the line to check into our flight was enormous!!
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Just bear in mind that in Paris the taxi meter STARTS when the wheels begin rolling and NOT when the taxi arrives at your hotel.
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Old Apr 30th, 2012, 12:41 PM
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Taxi fare to ORY is about half of what it is to CDG (about 25€ to 30€). You will not find any private shuttle anywhere near that inexpensive. The metro/train option via Antony will cost near 10.90€.
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Old Apr 30th, 2012, 12:42 PM
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There is also a city bus that goes from Denfert-Rochereau to Orly.
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Old Sep 20th, 2012, 08:20 AM
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Shuttle is not the best option from Orly.
Taxi shouldn't cost more.
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You can easily call or text for a taxi yourself:

http://www.taxis-bleus.com/
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Old Sep 20th, 2012, 10:43 AM
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A taxi is the way to go if you prefer to snub public transportation.
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