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Taxi from CDG

Has anyone ever taken a taxi from CDG into Paris? We have a group of four people, each with a carry-on size bag and are trying to gauge if we would all be able to fit in one cab. In Rick's book he says a taxi in the city can hold up to four, but in the airport transport section, he says three. If anyone has any experience with this we'd love to hear your advice -thanks!

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We did the Roissy bus which took us right to the Opera - let us off in front of the American Express Office. We then had to walk across the street to Metro. Much cheaper and easier than a taxi

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You can take a take typically without issue. There are a variety of taxis sizes. You should anticipate that in addition to your fare - approx. 50 - 60 Euro the driver may also charge you for each bag (this can be common with many people).

Be aware that if you are arriving in the mornings any time before 11am - traffic can be a problem and the ride maybe long.

The Rossy Bus mentioned before is good option. Even better is taking the train.

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Street traffic between CDG and Paris can make a taxi or bus ride long and frustrating during rush hours. I always take the RER train; a new tram service makes getting from the airport to the RER terminal easier. If you have only carry-on, you'll be fine with the RER and can probably get to your hotel faster and cheaper. If Paris taxis allow a passenger in the front seat, they will seat four. All your luggage should easily fit into the trunk. I took a taxi from my hotel in Paris to Gare du Nord in October and was not charged extra for my carry-on bag, which the driver placed into the trunk.

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Great advice - sounds like for the price, the train might be our best option as we arrive at 9:00 am. I didn't even think about traffic. Thanks for all the helpful suggestions!

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A single ticket on the RER B to central Paris costs 8.20€. It includes transfers as needed to other RER lines and/or Metro lines. You can easily get to within a few blocks of any hotel on that ticket.

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Cristin, I took the airport shuttle from Paris to CDG. It was a large mini-van and would easily carry four people (with luggage). There are at least two shuttle companies operating at CDG, and as I recall these are listed in Rick's book. You might be able to pre-book your trip via the Internet?

Cheers!