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Hotel near Arc de Triomph to Gare de Est....Timing?

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Hotel near Arc de Triomph to Gare de Est....Timing?

We have an 8am train on Wednesday at Gare de Est. We are staying at a Sofitel near ADT....

- would it be better/easier to take a taxi versus public transport?

- what time should be be leaving to make sure we have time at train station?

Thank you very much in advance for any guidance!

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1. Re: Hotel near Arc de Triomph to Gare de Est....Timing?

Yes, of course, a taxi is easier, especially with luggage. Bus or Metro would require a connection.

To be on the safe side, I'd leave around 7. That will allow you plenty of time to orient yourselves, buy snacks, a bottle of water, for your journey, use the rest rooms, etc.

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2. Re: Hotel near Arc de Triomph to Gare de Est....Timing?

Bus lines 30 and 31 both go from the Arc de Triomphe to Gare de l'Est. Taking the bus at 7am would ensure that you arrive by 7:30 since there will be absolutely no traffic at that time of day (and few passengers). Actually the 31 is faster because it starts at the Arc de Triomphe and takes less popular streets. Therefore: you have the best seat and no problem for baggage.

With 30 minutes to kill at Gare de l'Est you might get bored, but at least you will have not wasted money on a taxi.

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3. Re: Hotel near Arc de Triomph to Gare de Est....Timing?

Thanks for the information....it will be just us and no luggage!

No boredom...would rather be early than trying to run to catch the train!!

Edited: 21 April 2014, 19:45
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4. Re: Hotel near Arc de Triomph to Gare de Est....Timing?

Assuming that in the reverse, we could use the same buses??

Again, thank you very much for your assistance!!!

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