My apologies for cross posting but G7 allows you to book a taxi in advance but I didn't know if the process would much different then just walking out the door. We need to go from CDG to ORY for a connecting flight and want to get on the road as soon as possible. Suggestions please.
Depending on the time of day, it might be faster to use mass transit. That would entail taking the RER B from CDG to Antony and then taking the OrlyVal shuttle. If you decide on a taxi, do not prebook unless you need a car seat or something special like that. How long do you have to make the connection?
I would pre-book, especially if you are arriving in CDG after an overnight flight. Then all you have to do is look for someone holding a sign with your name on it by the baggage claim area.
You can't prebook a taxi for arrival at CDG.
To have someone waiting for you with your name inside the terminal, you would need to prebook a car service.
Following on what Kim wrote, you really cannot prebook a G7 taxi from CDG. The booking will be accepted online and then canceled by G7 before the arrival date because the online system accepts all reservations. Later, a human will check it and see that it makes no sense because taxis are sitting at the airport and cancel the reservation. They will not cancel it if you have special request like for a car seat. The OP sent me a PM with some questions and I think, based on the facts as described in the PM, that this is the perfect time for a car service/shuttle and I recommended Shuttle Inter but it really depends on the amount of time available for the transfer.
We used BT transfer for a ride to our hotel earlier this year. 80 Euros.
You can book other rides with them.
I liked them. Good online booking service, safe driver. Waited for us in the airport and we walked out to our car with the driver.
We arrive in Paris a lot and I'm not a fan of random cabdrivers - so we pay a little more and use this service.
Valerie, I've asked a lot of questions here and elsewhere to get to this conclusion.
If we didn't have to get to ORY airport for a connecting flight, I'd use such as service and do have one for our final destination taking us to our hotel. However, given that private drivers cannot use bus lanes and we have a 41 km trip, I'm hoping this will be faster... as well as less complicated than RER B as suggested.
As a newbie here, I was wondering why it wouldn't allow me to post a response yesterday to the thread I started...?
No idea about the bug.
I answered your other thread: you have about 5 hours for this transfer and it seems appropriate to me!
And taxis really are plentiful at CDG, with super efficient boarding at terminal 2E (where Air France arrives) a few steps away from where you exit the luggage carousel area. Getting a cab will not slow you down!
Regarding the RER vs Taxi debate: Taxi takes 40 minutes when there is zero traffic. RER takes min. 80 minutes, so it is only faster when traffic is really very bad. I would suggest you use airport WiFi to check traffic as you wait for luggage or immigration. If you don't like what you see, then the RER can be your backup. If it's a Saturday or a Sunday, no need to check, traffic should not be an issue.
balso, you made my day! We arrive on Thursday of this week. That takes a good bit of my stress away! Merci beaucoup!