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Trasportation from Charles de Galle airport into Paris

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Trasportation from Charles de Galle airport into Paris

We land in Charles de Gaulle airport at 6:55 am on Sept. 5th, 2013 and need to proceed to our hotel near Luxembourg Gardens. What would be the best form of transport to use?

We have researched fees and choices and the cost varies so widely. Taxi, RER B, RoissyBus, Navette? We would love advice. Taxi seems to be about $111.00 for two, and the RER B is only $24.00 for the two of us, with the other choices falling in between. But we have never been to Paris so we would really appreciate input. Thank you

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1. Re: Trasportation from Charles de Galle airport into Paris

What you are referring to as "taxi" is probably one of the many (mostly unreliable, and definitely overpriced) shuttle companies, since 111 whatever-currency would be almost double the price of a taxi ride (about 50 euros, maybe 60 if you hit rush hour traffic). After a transatlantic night flight, taxi tends to be the easiest solution, you'll have time when on the ground to experience RER / metro. Just be sure to take the taxi from the official rank outside the terminal, not from a tout offering clandestine services within the terminal.

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2. Re: Trasportation from Charles de Galle airport into Paris

This is true.

If this is your first trip to Paris, get a (real) taxi. You won't be stressed about the train and you can sit back and enjoy the city emerge as you get closer. You really are only going to pay a bit more....

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3. Re: Trasportation from Charles de Galle airport into Paris

It's your first trip; don't stress out over tranpotation options.Go to the taxi stand line right outside the exit (follow signs for "taxi') There is a person in charge and the line moves fast. The cost to places central Paris is about 50-55 euros (we have been to Paris many times and have never paid 110). Write the name and address of your hotel down for the driver; it will make it easier for both the driver and you.

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4. Re: Trasportation from Charles de Galle airport into Paris

All depends on how "near" Luxembourg RER station and whether you can manage your bags and other belongings easily on public transportation - long walks, stairs, escalators (where available and working).

Taxi would likely cost 50-60 Euros for two...

It's best to think in Euros rather than USD...

If you're going to try public transportation, know how to secure your valuables. The savings is just not worthwhile if you are relieved of your wallet, passport, in the RER station or on the train.

I'm one for whom, after an overnight flight and with bags to haul, finds a taxi to the entrance of where I'm staying worth every extra Euro. (You paid all that for air fare and hotel...)

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5. Re: Trasportation from Charles de Galle airport into Paris

Take a taxi. The cost of a taxi is trivial in comparison to the total cost of your trip, and the convenience more than justifies the modest cost.

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6. Re: Trasportation from Charles de Galle airport into Paris

On a first visit after an all night flight the taxi is worth the 50-60 Euro it costs. Once you have your Paris transport legs, you may want to take the RER B back to the airport especially if your hotel is near the Luxembourg stop.

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