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Best car service and time to be at airport?

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Best car service and time to be at airport?

We will be leaving the Citadine St Germain to fly back home to Toronto on Friday August 1st and have a 11am flight. What is the best car service and what time should we be at the airport? Just wondering if traffic will be bad on a Friday morning (rush hour) and we should instead take the metro ( busy in the morning as well ??)

Thanks in advance

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1. Re: Best car service and time to be at airport?

The best car service is a licensed regular taxi. Shuttles are notoriously unreliable in Paris.

My guess would be that traffic is fine heading out of the city - but I'm not familiar with Paris rush hour on a Friday morning. August 1 may not have much of a rush hour though, because it's vacation time. Taking the RER B is up to you, depending on your luggage. I would think that you could walk from your hotel to the RER B, but it depends on how much luggage you have.

You should be at the airport 3 hours in advance for a flight to Canada. I'm overzealous, and I would leave Paris by 7am. But I would always rather be at the airport early and bored, than at the airport late and rushing. You'd probably be fine getting on the RER at 7:20.

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2. Re: Best car service and time to be at airport?

no need to take metro, you are a few (about 5) minute walk from St-Michel-Notre-Dame stop, from which you can catch RER B commuter train to CDG Airport

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if you prefer to go by shuttle, pick one that does not require prepayment ..Shuttle Inter has been recommended often

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3. Re: Best car service and time to be at airport?

I would arrange for a 06h59 pickup (07h00 and later taxi reservations add 5€ to the bill) or have your hotel call. This will allow you 1 hour to reach CDG (it should take 40 minutes) and give you the recommended 3 hours show time. Shuttles are notoriously unreliable and I have found no compelling reason to assume the risk.

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