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Arriving in Paris on 26 May 2007--what transportation is available?

My family and I are arriving on Sat. around 12 noon. Besides taking a taxi, what transp. is available that is cheaper than a taxi.


Posted by
2007 posts

Don't go to Paris without the latest Rick Steves' Paris guidebook. I'm not a salesman for them, but really, they have all the transportation information you need, about the RER train, the Roissey bus, shuttle vans, and taxis. I have had friends who take the RER and like it. I have used a door to door van service and took a taxi once.

go out and get the book now, and you will have all the information you need.

Posted by
8 posts

Thank You. I will go out to Barnes & Noble tomorrow!

Posted by
517 posts

Taxi from CDG to central Paris is about €60. Train is easy and cheaper. But if you have a lot of luggage or cranky kids, taxi may be worth considering.

Posted by
8700 posts

If you decide to take the RER and Metro, go to to download and print a Metro/RER map for central Paris and a RER map that shows service to outlying zones, including CDG and Orly. Use the Journey Planner to get a suggested route to the station closest to your hotel.

Posted by
421 posts

Metro and RER in Paris is one of the best I have ever experienced.