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Paris Beauvais Airport - How easy is it to reach city center

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Paris Beauvais Airport - How easy is it to reach city center

We have a Ryan Air connection into Paris at this airport called Beauvais. Apparently 60+ kms from Paris city center. Is it worth the hassle or should I look at CDG airport which is a costlier option?

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1. Re: Paris Beauvais Airport - How easy is it to reach city center

Hi,

There is a bus that goes from Beauvais Airport to Porte Maillot.

I haven't caught the bus from the airport into Paris but I have caught it going the other way. I would imagine that it would be very easy. It is certainly very economical.

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2. Re: Paris Beauvais Airport - How easy is it to reach city center

The bus from Beauvais to Port maillot is 26euro return and will be at the airport to meet your flight and will leave port maillot in time to get you to your return flight.

Beauvais is outside of Paris, but having used both Beauvais and CDG airports - I would always pick Beauvias when possible, despite the distance from Paris. CGD is a very big airport, whereas Beauvais is much smaller - you just walk outside the doors and the bus is right in front of you - so easy.

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3. Re: Paris Beauvais Airport - How easy is it to reach city center

Beauvais is tiny and it all works efficiently. You don't need to book bus tickets in advance, but you do have to buy them at the ticket desk before you get to the bus. The drive is pleasant and it leaves you at Porte Maillot in one hour. From there get the metro into the centre of Paris (line 1, look for the big yellow M sign across the road to the right).

If you're returning to Beauvais you must be at the same car park more than 3 hours before your flight because the bus leaves exactly 3 hours before. We missed it by a minute once, it was just pulling out into the street and had to pay €120 to a taxi to bring us to Beauvais. The taxis are lined up waiting for latecomers!

Going to CDG probably only saves you 30 minutes because you have to allow more time for going through security.

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5. Re: Paris Beauvais Airport - How easy is it to reach city center

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We get an Ryanair flight from Paris-Beauvais to Dublin in July 2008. It wasn't a nice experience, too much trouble.

We leave our hotel in the 5th before 6 AM, get the RER (faster than Metro and we had a Carte Orange 1-5) to Porte Maillot. Then some walk to the bus station.

The bus travel take about 70 minutes (more or less) and the Beauvais airport was a mess - hundreds and hundreds of people leaving and arriving with Ryanair.

Next time we'll pay a little more and use CDG or Orly.

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7. Re: Paris Beauvais Airport - How easy is it to reach city center

I agree about Beauvais, it is much easier than CDG. I used CDG recently and it took almost 1 hr to get on to the RER for central Paris, then maybe 30 min on the train, the cost was €16.80 return. The bus from Beauvais is €26 and is quicker. There is also a train from Beauvais to Gard du Nord, if you choose this route be careful if returning on a Sunday as Beauvais goes to sleep on Sundays and getting from the station to the airport is diffcult. parisbytrain.com/beauvais-paris-train-schedu…

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8. Re: Paris Beauvais Airport - How easy is it to reach city center

How would an English speaker pronounce Porte Maillot when directing a cab driver to that destination?

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9. Re: Paris Beauvais Airport - How easy is it to reach city center

Port My-o

Heh best i can do!!

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10. Re: Paris Beauvais Airport - How easy is it to reach city center

Thanks falkensmaze! I actually found a great site that has audio pronunciations of French as well as other languages.

http://forvo.com/languages/fr/