I so appreciate all the helpful advice given here. I don't know how people planned overseas trips before the internet or TripAdvisor! :)
Would love your votes / advice on the following. I'm now leaning toward the one way of getting from the airport to my apt. that I wasn't going to take, a taxi. The reason being it does seem like it may be the cheapest option outside of the RER. I'm hoping by the end of our trip we can take the RER back to CDG as we will be more familiar with it. So here are the options, I have looked at past forums and haven't seen a comprehensive list and this isn't either, just would like to see everything laid out before me to make my decison so here goes!
Will be arriving CDG Terminal 2E supposedly at 11:30 am with only carry on luggage. Apt on Passage de L'Union in the 7th. (3 people)
Taxi cost 40-50 euros? 30-60 minutes? (Stand in line for next one) (~17 euros each = $27 approx.)
My understanding of the shuttles is that with the exception of Grey Shuttle you have to call when you get there?? some extra stops along the way, may take a couple of hours...
Grey shuttle 66 euros for the 3 of us (good reviews seen)
Blue van 49 euros (each or group?) seen bad reviews
Bee shuttle 60 euros (max 2 stops) good reviews
Paris shuttle.com 19.9 euros per person - good and bad reviews
Aircity Shuttle.com $134.97 = $45 each
Viator $156.8 total good reviews = $52 each
Yellow van - 17 euros each
Airport-connection.com 13 euros each
Golden Air - 22 euro (each?) good and bad reviews - Rick Steves discount perhaps
Paris airport shuttle.com 19.9 euros each
Airport-paris-transfer.com 19 euros each
Air France - 13 euro to Arc de Triomphe each, then taxi to apt, cost?
Rossy bus - 8,50 euro each to Opera, then taxi to apt, cost ?
Cost wise sharing the taxi seems the easiest and very cost efficient. As well as being easy after a 17 hour flight.
Am I thinking this out correctly? Please advise, thanks!