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Travel from airport

Hubby n I are heading to Paris on Monday and are trying to find the best and quickest way to travel from CDG to our hotel in Montparnasse. Any ideas?

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1. Re: Travel from airport

If you want the least expensive then take the RER train. The RER will have a few stops in the city and perhaps your hotel will be close to one of the stops but you still might need another bus or metro ride.

The buses are more expensive then the RER and often only go to one fairly central place and then you will have the added expense of taking a city bus or the metro to reach your hotel's area and might even need to change lines.

Taxis should be very direct and fast (unless there is a traffic jam) but cost much more. I would only recommend them if you are not worried about money or have lots of luggage. Since you want fast the taxi is best for you but do have euros with you before you get in the taxi and remember that taxis often don't want to make change.

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The RER B train via a métro connection at Denfort Rochereau is 9.50€ each.

The Air France bus #4 to Montparnasse is 17€ each.

A taxi will cost about 55€.

If you have never been to Paris before, seriously consider the taxi.

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we are seasoned travelers and yet were surrounded at Denfert Rocherou by 3 aggressive pickpockets who managed to get their hands into my husband's inside jacket pocket coming in this May. They didn't get anything because he didn't have his wallet there, but tired from jet lag and with him hauling luggage down stairs we were not as alert as we should have been.

Consider a taxi or alternatively be sure you have nothing in a pocket that can be accessed.

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4. Re: Travel from airport

Another vote for a taxi. The 55 Euro will be money well spent as you come into a new city after (likely) an overnight flight where fatiue is competing with adrenaline.

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Thanks guys! I was debating taxi Vs RER then metro. It's an early morning flight from the UK so hopefully not too tired and we only plan on 1 case between us for the 5 days. Any ideas on easiest travel from Montparnasse to Disneyland? I plan on going nxt Thurs from opening to closing. Think we'll hv to get a taxi back due to the time of night but no idea about getting there. Are there taxis readily available outside the airport/Disney?

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6. Re: Travel from airport

No special need for a taxi. The RER station is at the Disney entrance (RER A4). Just purchase an all day, Mobilis pass, for 15.65€ each, and all of your Disney travel needs will be met.

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But will the RER still run at that time of night after the park closes?

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8. Re: Travel from airport

Of course. The only reason that the RER A was extended to Marne la Vallée was because of Disney. It serves the park and will not cease operations before Disney does.

You will not be the only one wanting to take the train back to Paris.

Edited: 01 August 2013, 18:44
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9. Re: Travel from airport

Ahh brilliant!!! Fantastic thanks! Do u think the paris pass is worth the money or would i end up paying more for metro as it only serves zones 1-3

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10. Re: Travel from airport

Piglet, you will be travelling only from the UK and have only one suitcase per person, both able-bodied adults. You should be fine taking RER/metro provided that you secure your valuable where thieves can not easily get at them (no wallets in accesible pockets!)

Those who constantly urge the taking of taxis, have mostly travelled from another continent (North America or Australia) so are likely to have jet-lag, which you will not have. Also, if they have paid thousands of dollars for their flight, 50 euros for a taxi seems insignificant. For those of us coming from the UK via Easyjet/Ryanair/Eurostar, that 50 euros can be as much as the cost of getting to Paris from the UK!