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Travel from Paris to BVA

I screwed up!! I booked travel from Paris to Dublin on Ryan Air and seeing Paris-BVA, I (stupidly) assumed Paris BVA was IN PARIS! I freaked when I saw BVA is 1.5 hrs north of Paris!! I could 't get ahold of Ryan Air to try and cancel our flight, so I starting looking for Plan B. It seems our hotel is only 10 minutes away from the Paris Nord train station, and we can take the train to Beauvais, and then a taxi to BVA which appears to be about 4 miles from the Beauvais Train Station. Can anyone help to allay my fear?

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Here's an excerpt from the latest draft of Rick Steve's France, a little more extensive than what's printed in the 2014 edition:
* By Bus: Buses depart from the airport when they’re full (about 20 minutes after flights arrive) and take 1.5 hours to reach Paris. Buy your ticket (€16 one-way) at the little kiosk to the right as you exit the airport. Buses arrive at Porte Maillot on the west edge of Paris (on Métro line 1 and RER-C). The closest taxi stand is at Hôtel Concorde-Lafayette.
* By Train: Trains connect Beauvais’ city center and Paris’ Gare du Nord (20/day, 1.25 hours). To reach Beauvais’ train station, take the Beauvais navette shuttle bus (€4.50, 6/day, 30 minutes) or local bus #12 (€1, 12/day, 30 minutes).
* By Taxi: Taxis run from Beauvais Airport to Beauvais’ train station or city center (€15), or to central Paris (allow €150 and 1.25 hours).

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There's a shuttle bus from Porte Maillot that costs about twenty bucks and drops you at the terminal. It's timed to the departures and you have to be on it 3.5 hours prior. Pay at the bus. The ride is just over an hour.

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Laura's reply is in the opposite direction, but the scoop looks valid.