Shuttle from CDG into Paris

Old Aug 19th, 2016, 05:06 PM
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I'm sure a taxi from the airport to hotel (Relais Bosquet) would be easiest! Considering my age, long flight (with NO sleep for sure, never do), no particular budgetary constraints -that would make the most sense. However, since I have never done the taxi thing in all my previous trips to Paris - I kind of hate to succumb at this point.

I love the Air France Bus to Montparnasse! Right across the street from that stop is the Pullman Hotel, which has a taxi stand in front. According to Google Street View, it looks like plenty of taxis waiting there- and a fairly short taxi ride to Avenue Bosquet from there. So voila! It'll be this or airport taxi , no RER.

I'll see how I feel when the plane lands. Whichever I do, the research is fun, and the responses are appreciated.
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Old Aug 19th, 2016, 06:56 PM
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If your cell phone works in Paris, Uber was fantastic! We took the train to Garde du Norde and then Ubered the rest of the way to our hotel for 4 euros. We used Uber quite a bit around the city. The cars just pulled up and already knew our destination and much cheaper than a taxi!
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Old Aug 19th, 2016, 09:36 PM
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Sue4- Taking le Bus Direct, formerly AF bus, from CDG to Montparnasse will add a great deal of time en route to your hotel. The last time I took the Montparnasse bus, I had to wait 40 minutes at the terminal for the bus to pick me up, it stops at Gare de Lyon on its way to Montparnasse and then you want to take a taxi to Avenue Bosquet. You´ll save some money doing this but it seems like a lot of unnecessary travel.

Taking a taxi directly from the airport to your hotel will get you there probably about the same time as when the bus reaches Gare de Lyon, and probably a lot sooner.

My last trip on the Montparnasse bus, le Bus Direct, I promised myself it would be the last trip on that bus that I would ever take.
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Old Aug 20th, 2016, 04:28 PM
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Sarastro, I've taken that bus at least 8 times from the airport to Montparnasse and never had to wait for it. I usually arrive around 9:30 AM, so I guess that's a good time. But maybe I've just been lucky thus far. And I have found the bus ride pretty relaxing. Also, getting to the hotel earlier doesn't matter, as I'll probably have to wait to get into my room anyway. However, the Relais Bosquet offers complimentary breakfast if I get there before 11:00, so that might be nice, too. I've heard that their breakfasts are quite nice!

Kelliebellie, I'm really glad to hear about your success with Uber. I would LOVE to be able to use it while in Paris- to avoid killing my back with all those Metro stairs.
I'm determined to be able to use my cellphone in Paris. That's my next project, talking to Verizon about how best to do that. I've also got to try out my Uber app here in Miami! I've had the app for several months, but haven't used it yet. It looks really easy, and friends tell me it's super convenient.
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Old Aug 20th, 2016, 05:53 PM
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It was the first time we had cell service in Europe and it was definitely worth it. Then you can use the walking setting on Google maps, get restaurant recommendation, and radar weather. Do try out Uber once at home to make sure you are all set. We ended up using it in Lisbon too even though we had a car. You can always get a firm quote on the price before you call for the Uber. It really added another level of ease to the trip. Have fun!!
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Old Aug 21st, 2016, 01:11 PM
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It is ridiculously easy to hail a Parisian taxi on any busy street, rather than messing around with apps and Uber.

You don't have to go to a Taxi stand - just stand near the corner so the taxi can pull over, look for a taxi with a green light on top, stick out your arm and smile. I do this at least 3 times a week, and never have any problems.
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Old Aug 21st, 2016, 07:08 PM
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Hi Soloinparis,

I believe we also used Paris Shuttle when DH visited Paris in 2010 (it's been a few years, but I am pretty sure this is the service we used).

We made our reservation on their website http://www.parishuttle.com/ and were met at CDG by a man holding a sign with our name on it. He took our luggage and zoomed us to our hotel, the Relais Bosquet.

http://hotel-paris-bosquet.com/

I would definitely use this service again. Much easier than trying to figure out a train or taxi while jetlagged, tired, hungry, thirsty, and just plain grimy from travel.
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Old Aug 22nd, 2016, 05:24 AM
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I would definitely use this service again. Much easier than trying to figure out a train or taxi

Is it really that hard to figure out taxi service? Most of the CDG taxi stands are less than a 2 minute walk from the Customs exits. Shuttle companies are not allowed within close proximity of the terminal exits.

You´ll also pay parishuttle 20€ to 35€ more than you will pay a taxi for what is essentially the same service.
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Old Aug 22nd, 2016, 05:32 AM
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Last I looked half of sites advertising for shuttles don't bother with a French version.
Must be a typical US solution for US tourists.
Sarastro is getting French !
But if US tourists like it ... Don't forget to tip then ;-)
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Old Sep 19th, 2017, 03:50 AM
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http://www.airportsconnected.com/san...port-shuttles/

Find out the best / cheapest Option here. Ist a comparison and booking platform for Airport Transfers.... have a nice trip
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Old Sep 19th, 2017, 03:50 AM
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http://www.airportsconnected.com/paris-airport-shuttle/

sorry, here is PARIS
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Old Sep 19th, 2017, 07:05 AM
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Here is an even better deal. Taxis now have fixed fares from the airports to Paris. Here are the details:

http://www.interieur.gouv.fr/A-votre...ment-des-taxis
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Old Sep 19th, 2017, 07:15 AM
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Sorry, the taxi fare link worked two days ago but the Préfecture de Police has changed their website. Here are the fixed fares from CDG into Paris for up to 4 passengers.

CDG to the Right Bank - 50€
CDG to the Left Bank - 55€

No charge for luggage. Tips not required. There is a 4€ supplement for each additional passenger beyond 4 to a maximum of 7 total passengers.
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Old Sep 19th, 2017, 10:04 AM
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Figuring out a taxi isn't difficult, but I know some people have posted on FOdors how they are intimidated to just walk out to a taxi queue and want some handholding with a person holding a sign with their name. I don't get it, but I suppose that's because I've never felt that way even when I was very young and just started traveling, I've always done things on my own my whole life. But some people really have never staken public transportation and the RER, etc., would be more trouble to figure out, that I agree with. I post on a local TA board and I am always surprised by adults who ask how to take a bus when coming to a big city because they have never taken a train or a bus in their entire life. I was taking a bus on my own when I was nine years old (which maybe was a little too free range now that I look back on it, my mom really let us go off on our own a lot).

In any case, I can understand the RER thing for someone who doesn't know French and has never been to Paris, those do take some time to learn about.

There are actually airport shuttles in many cities, while I know it is enjoyable apparently to make fun of Americans as the biggest losers in the world, many other nationalities and countries use those, also, and not just for American tourists. Many of them do have websites in French, also, including the name above eg
http://www.parishuttle.com/fr/
https://www.supershuttle.fr/
http://www.navette-paris-aeroport.fr/
http://www.ecotransfert.fr/
http://www.allonavette.fr/?lang=fr
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Old Sep 19th, 2017, 10:09 AM
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Some of the names mentioned here have a terrible - TERRIBLE - reputation and some sites (like TA) are full of complains about it.
So I hope the people recommending those because some travellers need handholding will also provide help when they are left stranded.

Just ake a bloody taxi. Paris is not LA or wherever the taxis are to be avoided. Taxis are reliable, just print the name and address of your hotel, follow the signs (the signs !, and line up in the queue to get a taxi.

If one cannot do that one should either stay home or join a tour.
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