Notices

Paris - transport from de Gaulle airport

Old Jun 9th, 2005, 03:14 AM
  #1  
ggg
Original Poster
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Posts: 35
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Paris - transport from de Gaulle airport

We are arriving in Paris by plane from Venice on 6 October 2005 and want to know what our options are for transport to our apartment in the Latin Quarter. We are a family of 4, with 4 large suitcases and 4 smaller bags. Any ideas and if so, what would be the likely cost of each option?
ggg is offline  
Old Jun 9th, 2005, 03:49 AM
  #2  
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Posts: 16,234
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
For 4 people the most economical or at least the same charge is a taxi. It will be in the neighborhood of 40-50E. Go to the cab line and let the taxi "master" get you a taxi for 4. Do not take any taxi from someone who approaches YOU, in the terminal or at the door. They will overcharge you. There is a small surcharge for the 4th person and for each piece of luggage but the total with tip should be about what I said. Go to maporama or a mapping site and print a map of your apartment's address to show to the driver.
Gretchen is offline  
Old Jun 9th, 2005, 03:50 AM
  #3  
 
Join Date: Feb 2003
Posts: 1,577
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
You'd probably want to arrange for a shuttle. This is a popular one:

www.parishuttle.com

This is a well-debated topic on the forum! You might want to perform a search for either of these:
Paris shuttle
CDG shuttle

and read what has been said already. Here is a sample post :
http://www.fodors.com/forums/threads...2&tid=34583895
cls2paris is offline  
Old Jun 9th, 2005, 04:00 AM
  #4  
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Posts: 10,605
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
A shuttle will be about 17-19€ per person; a taxi will be closer to 50€.
Travelnut is offline  
Old Jun 9th, 2005, 04:06 AM
  #5  
ira
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Posts: 74,700
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Hi ggg.

Whether a cab or shuttle would be better depends on time of day.

If you are caught in traffic, the taximeter keeps running, the shuttle is a flat rate.

Also try www.beeshuttle.com

ira is offline  
Old Jun 9th, 2005, 05:44 AM
  #6  
 
Join Date: Sep 2003
Posts: 1,099
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
I researched this some, and we ended up deciding on cabs (we'll take 2 for all of us to fit) for our party of 6 when we go in September.

Shuttles range from $15-19 per person, so you're looking at about $60-$80 for that, and you might have to stop at other places.

A cab is $50-$60 per taxi, with a few extra bucks per extra person, but we ended up choosing it since we can just walk out and grab a couple, and it'll take us straight to our hotel. We're arriving on an early Sunday afternoon, so we're not anticipating heavy traffic.
This may not work for you as most taxis will only take 3 people, unless you find a van.

You can also rent a private car service for about $100.

I don't know if your kids can carry their stuff, but there is the easy RER into the city, but that requires a lot of schlepping of bags. BTDT, and it's not a lot of fun.

Jules
jules4je7 is offline  
Old Jun 9th, 2005, 09:55 AM
  #7  
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Posts: 34,007
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
I'd say 50-55 euro. I don't think it very possible to get a taxi for four people plus luggage to the latin qtr for 40 euro, including tip. Even without tip.
Christina is offline  
Old Jun 9th, 2005, 05:25 PM
  #8  
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Posts: 16,234
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
hey, Christina, it might be 50E but it is still less than a shuttle. Take the TAXI.
Gretchen is offline  
Old Jun 9th, 2005, 06:11 PM
  #9  
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Posts: 19,000
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
You asked for options and costs.

The the most economical method would be the RER (and possibly Métro, which is included in the RER ticket).

If you are two adults and two children under 11, the total cost will be €26.80; if the children are over 10 but under 26, your total is 28.50 (in the latter case, the youngun's will also be able to travel free for the rest of Sunday).

1. Two adult, two children RER
2. Two adult, two Ticket Jeunes

If this interests you, come back and get an exact routing to your hotel.
Robespierre is offline  
Old Jun 10th, 2005, 04:36 AM
  #10  
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Posts: 3,358
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
The taxi fare [I'm guessing about 40€] will be what shows on the meter, plus 2.60€ for the fourth passenger and .90€ per piece of luggage, plus tip, which is optional. If you call a cab at the end of your trip, the driver will start the meter when be begins to head in your direction.
RonZ is offline  
Old Jun 10th, 2005, 06:03 AM
  #11  
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Posts: 19,000
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
I said that wrong. The children qualify for a Carte Jeunes if they're under 26. They don't have to be over 10. The cards provide unlimited transport only on a Saturday, Sunday, or holiday.

http://www.ratp.info/informer/tarif_juniors.php#ticket_jeune
Robespierre is offline  
Related Topics
Thread
Original Poster
Forum
Replies
Last Post
lmgrabowski
Europe
43
Dec 31st, 2015 10:54 AM
SAdamsrec
Europe
4
Mar 18th, 2008 06:45 AM
swalter518
Europe
13
Sep 8th, 2007 07:38 PM
laurenzo
Europe
36
Jun 15th, 2006 01:54 AM
Sue
Europe
7
May 3rd, 2002 08:17 AM

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are On


Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Do Not Sell My Personal Information