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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.

Clara

Posted by
2000 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 www.ratp.fr 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.