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More convenient CDG or ORY from 6th arrondissement (saint germain-des-prés)

We are in Paris in Mid June and trying to figure out which is the better option for a flight to Dublin. Orly has some cheaper flghts, but not sure if it is as convenient as going to Charles de Gaulle from the 6th arrondissement (saint germain-des-prés) neighborhood.

Any thoughts?

Posted by
11294 posts

If you have a choice, Orly is closer to Paris than CDG is; since you say it's a also cheaper flight for you, go with Orly. But neither one is that far. The one to be careful with is Beauvais, as it's much farther from Paris.

Posted by
8947 posts

Orly is closer and much less of a hassle. If it's also cheaper, looks like you have a win!! As Harold says, cheaper from Beauvais isn't necessarily worth the trouble . . .

Posted by
3 posts

Thanks for your help on that. I think I'll book that.

Is there an easy train that will get me to the airport? I know there is the station at saint germain-des-prés, but I don't mind walking to another nearby Metro station if that is the best way.

Posted by
4684 posts

St Michel Notre Dame RER station is quite nearby and has services on Line B to CDG, and either Line B or Line C to Orly. (Using the Line B route is faster but involves an expensive dedicated shuttle from the station, the Line C route has a cheaper shuttle bus at the end.)

Posted by
7617 posts

Given how close Orly is, I'd take a taxi. It will cost about 25 Euro for two on public transport and a cab is likely to be about 30. With 3 people, a cab is cheaper. The public transport routes are also more fiddly and annoying than the rather easy shot on the RER B to CDG. Taxi is virtually always the best way to go to Orly.