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Old June 30th, 2018, 01:28 AM posted to rec.travel.europe
Ken Blake[_3_]
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Default Transportation CDG Airport to Hotel in Paris

I know there's very little activity in this newsgroup these days, but
just in case there's still someone here who can help...

I'm looking for inexpensive transportation for my wife and I from CDG
airport to central Paris. Yes, I know I can take the train, but that's
too much trouble with luggage.

Should I just find a taxi when we arrive? Should I use Uber? Is there
a good taxi/limousine service I should book in advance? Any other
suggestions?

If I just pick up a taxi when I arrive, about how much will it cost?
Same question with Uber--about how much will it cost?

I don't know yet what time we will arrive at CDG, but it will probably
be around noon.

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Old June 30th, 2018, 08:35 PM posted to rec.travel.europe
poldy
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Default Transportation CDG Airport to Hotel in Paris

On 6/29/18 5:28 PM, Ken Blake wrote:
I know there's very little activity in this newsgroup these days, but
just in case there's still someone here who can help...

I'm looking for inexpensive transportation for my wife and I from CDG
airport to central Paris. Yes, I know I can take the train, but that's
too much trouble with luggage.

Should I just find a taxi when we arrive? Should I use Uber? Is there
a good taxi/limousine service I should book in advance? Any other
suggestions?

If I just pick up a taxi when I arrive, about how much will it cost?
Same question with Uber--about how much will it cost?

I don't know yet what time we will arrive at CDG, but it will probably
be around noon.


There should be shared shuttle services. That means they may not drop
you off at your hotel first.

You could check sites like viator.com or getyourguide.com.

Would be cheaper than a taxi but take longer.

I'm not sure if Uber is officially allowed to operate in Paris. But you
can get estimates on their site. Of course fares change in price
depending on time of day.
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Old July 1st, 2018, 07:38 AM posted to rec.travel.europe
Athel Cornish-Bowden
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Default Transportation CDG Airport to Hotel in Paris

On 2018-06-30 00:28:27 +0000, Ken Blake said:

I know there's very little activity in this newsgroup these days, but
just in case there's still someone here who can help...

I'm looking for inexpensive transportation for my wife and I from CDG
airport to central Paris. Yes, I know I can take the train, but that's
too much trouble with luggage.


No more trouble than taking a taxi. The station is right there in the
airport, and you won't be the only people with luggage. Moreover, the
train terminus is at the airport, so you won't have any trouble finding
seats. Once you're in central Paris you can easily find a taxi.
However, if you're planning to go so you should check the strike
schedule first. The strikes are petering out but they're still
continuing, and some lines are more affected than others.

Should I just find a taxi when we arrive?


OK, but make sure it's a proper taxi that says Taxi Parisien on the
roof. Don't go with one of the people who accost you in the queue.

Should I use Uber? Is there
a good taxi/limousine service I should book in advance? Any other
suggestions?

If I just pick up a taxi when I arrive, about how much will it cost?
Same question with Uber--about how much will it cost?


I don't know, but reckon on at least 50€.

I don't know yet what time we will arrive at CDG, but it will probably
be around noon.



--
athel

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Old July 1st, 2018, 03:39 PM posted to rec.travel.europe
Ken Blake[_3_]
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Default Transportation CDG Airport to Hotel in Paris

On Sun, 1 Jul 2018 08:38:18 +0200, Athel Cornish-Bowden
wrote:

On 2018-06-30 00:28:27 +0000, Ken Blake said:

I know there's very little activity in this newsgroup these days, but
just in case there's still someone here who can help...

I'm looking for inexpensive transportation for my wife and I from CDG
airport to central Paris. Yes, I know I can take the train, but that's
too much trouble with luggage.


No more trouble than taking a taxi. The station is right there in the
airport, and you won't be the only people with luggage. Moreover, the
train terminus is at the airport, so you won't have any trouble finding
seats. Once you're in central Paris you can easily find a taxi.
However, if you're planning to go so you should check the strike
schedule first. The strikes are petering out but they're still
continuing, and some lines are more affected than others.




Thanks very much. But if I add together the cost of the train for two
people and the taxi in Paris, how much less will it cost than just
taking a taxi from the airport? I might be wrong, but I thought there
wouldn't be a big saving.



Should I just find a taxi when we arrive?


OK, but make sure it's a proper taxi that says Taxi Parisien on the
roof. Don't go with one of the people who accost you in the queue.



Yes, I know.


Should I use Uber? Is there
a good taxi/limousine service I should book in advance? Any other
suggestions?

If I just pick up a taxi when I arrive, about how much will it cost?
Same question with Uber--about how much will it cost?


I don't know, but reckon on at least 50€.



Is Uber available there? Is it a good choice? Is it less expensive
than a taxi?
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Old July 1st, 2018, 03:42 PM posted to rec.travel.europe
Ken Blake[_3_]
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Default Transportation CDG Airport to Hotel in Paris

On Sun, 01 Jul 2018 14:40:49 +0200, Martin Theodor Ludwig
wrote:

On Fri, 29 Jun 2018 17:28:27 -0700, Ken Blake
wrote:

I'm looking for inexpensive transportation for my wife and I from CDG
airport to central Paris. Yes, I know I can take the train, but that's
too much trouble with luggage.


In addition to the other ideas: there is the direct "Roissy-Bus" without
intermediate stops between CDG and Opéra, and there is the (sub)urban
bus line 350 between CDG and Gare de l'Est. Both might follwow different
strike calendars against each other and against the SNCF/RER trains ;-)



As I just asked in another message, how much less expensive will two
bus fares and a taxi in Paris be than just taking a taxi from the
airport?


Or go ahead and take a moto-taxi ;o) normally these need to be pre-
booked, but at CDG it happens that they are just there and waiting for
walk-up customers.



A motorcycle? No thanks.
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Old July 1st, 2018, 05:04 PM posted to rec.travel.europe
Athel Cornish-Bowden
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Default Transportation CDG Airport to Hotel in Paris

On 2018-07-01 14:39:36 +0000, Ken Blake said:

On Sun, 1 Jul 2018 08:38:18 +0200, Athel Cornish-Bowden
wrote:

On 2018-06-30 00:28:27 +0000, Ken Blake said:

I know there's very little activity in this newsgroup these days, but
just in case there's still someone here who can help...

I'm looking for inexpensive transportation for my wife and I from CDG
airport to central Paris. Yes, I know I can take the train, but that's
too much trouble with luggage.


No more trouble than taking a taxi. The station is right there in the
airport, and you won't be the only people with luggage. Moreover, the
train terminus is at the airport, so you won't have any trouble finding
seats. Once you're in central Paris you can easily find a taxi.
However, if you're planning to go so you should check the strike
schedule first. The strikes are petering out but they're still
continuing, and some lines are more affected than others.


Thanks very much. But if I add together the cost of the train for two
people and the taxi in Paris, how much less will it cost than just
taking a taxi from the airport? I might be wrong, but I thought there
wouldn't be a big saving.


The last time I took the RER B and A from Nation to CDG (changing from
B to A at Chatelet is very easy: just a matter of crossing a platform
at the same level; in other respects changing at Chatelet is best
avoided, as it's the most pickpocket-ridden station in Paris) I was
surprised at how much it cost, so with two people it could easily come
to 20€ (I'm guessing, I don't really remember, except that it was more
than I expected). Likewise the taxi could cost more than the 50€ that I
suggested, especially if they surcharge for baggage (something they
don't always do). Once you're in central Paris the taxis are not too
expensive (cheaper than Marseilles -- not that you care about that, but
I do). The taxi from the Gare de Lyon to where my daughter lives (close
to the Porte de Vincennes), a journey of about 10-15 minutes, typically
costs about 10€.

In summary, you're probably right: taking the RER and then a taxi may
well not produce a big enough saving to bother about.

As a seasoned traveller you probably know this already, but talking of
pickpockets, a few pieces of advice. Try not to look too much like
tourists in the Metro: no talking loudly in English, no expensive
cameras around the neck, and perhaps less obvious, no looking at a map
of Paris.

Should I just find a taxi when we arrive?


OK, but make sure it's a proper taxi that says Taxi Parisien on the
roof. Don't go with one of the people who accost you in the queue.


Yes, I know.


Should I use Uber? Is there
a good taxi/limousine service I should book in advance? Any other
suggestions?


Sorry: I've never used Uber.

If I just pick up a taxi when I arrive, about how much will it cost?
Same question with Uber--about how much will it cost?


I don't know, but reckon on at least 50€.



Is Uber available there? Is it a good choice? Is it less expensive
than a taxi?


Uber is certainly available. At least, it was a year or two ago, but
there have been efforts by the regular taxi companies to have it
banned. I don't know if these have succeeded.


--
athel

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Old July 1st, 2018, 08:57 PM posted to rec.travel.europe
Ken Blake[_3_]
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Default Transportation CDG Airport to Hotel in Paris

On Sun, 1 Jul 2018 18:04:32 +0200, Athel Cornish-Bowden
wrote:

On 2018-07-01 14:39:36 +0000, Ken Blake said:

On Sun, 1 Jul 2018 08:38:18 +0200, Athel Cornish-Bowden
wrote:

On 2018-06-30 00:28:27 +0000, Ken Blake said:

I know there's very little activity in this newsgroup these days, but
just in case there's still someone here who can help...

I'm looking for inexpensive transportation for my wife and I from CDG
airport to central Paris. Yes, I know I can take the train, but that's
too much trouble with luggage.

No more trouble than taking a taxi. The station is right there in the
airport, and you won't be the only people with luggage. Moreover, the
train terminus is at the airport, so you won't have any trouble finding
seats. Once you're in central Paris you can easily find a taxi.
However, if you're planning to go so you should check the strike
schedule first. The strikes are petering out but they're still
continuing, and some lines are more affected than others.


Thanks very much. But if I add together the cost of the train for two
people and the taxi in Paris, how much less will it cost than just
taking a taxi from the airport? I might be wrong, but I thought there
wouldn't be a big saving.


The last time I took the RER B and A from Nation to CDG (changing from
B to A at Chatelet is very easy: just a matter of crossing a platform
at the same level; in other respects changing at Chatelet is best
avoided, as it's the most pickpocket-ridden station in Paris) I was
surprised at how much it cost, so with two people it could easily come
to 20€ (I'm guessing, I don't really remember, except that it was more
than I expected). Likewise the taxi could cost more than the 50€ that I
suggested, especially if they surcharge for baggage (something they
don't always do). Once you're in central Paris the taxis are not too
expensive (cheaper than Marseilles -- not that you care about that, but
I do). The taxi from the Gare de Lyon to where my daughter lives (close
to the Porte de Vincennes), a journey of about 10-15 minutes, typically
costs about 10€.

In summary, you're probably right: taking the RER and then a taxi may
well not produce a big enough saving to bother about.




Thanks again. That's what I thought.



As a seasoned traveller you probably know this already, but talking of
pickpockets, a few pieces of advice. Try not to look too much like
tourists in the Metro: no talking loudly in English, no expensive
cameras around the neck, and perhaps less obvious, no looking at a map
of Paris.



LOL! I can try, but in my experience, everywhere in Europe, tourists
look like tourists and are easy to recognize as such, if for no other
reason than the differences in clothing.

And I always travel with a camera (not a very expensive one, but
still...) around my neck.

I travel with an under-the-pants belt wallet. Maybe a really good
pickpocket might get it, but it would be very hard. I've traveled
pretty extensively in Europe and never had my pocket picked.


Should I just find a taxi when we arrive?

OK, but make sure it's a proper taxi that says Taxi Parisien on the
roof. Don't go with one of the people who accost you in the queue.


Yes, I know.


Should I use Uber? Is there
a good taxi/limousine service I should book in advance? Any other
suggestions?


Sorry: I've never used Uber.

If I just pick up a taxi when I arrive, about how much will it cost?
Same question with Uber--about how much will it cost?

I don't know, but reckon on at least 50€.



Is Uber available there? Is it a good choice? Is it less expensive
than a taxi?


Uber is certainly available. At least, it was a year or two ago, but
there have been efforts by the regular taxi companies to have it
banned. I don't know if these have succeeded.



I've used Uber many times, but only in the US. I find it very
convenient, generally much more so than taxis. If you can't help me
with Uber, perhaps someone else here can.

Anyone here who can provide information about Uber in Paris,
especially at CDG airport?
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Old July 2nd, 2018, 06:53 PM posted to rec.travel.europe
Ken Blake[_3_]
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Default Transportation CDG Airport to Hotel in Paris

On Sun, 01 Jul 2018 23:07:50 +0200, Martin Theodor Ludwig
wrote:

On Sun, 01 Jul 2018 07:42:18 -0700, Ken Blake
wrote:

In addition to the other ideas: there is the direct "Roissy-Bus" without
intermediate stops between CDG and Opéra, and there is the (sub)urban
bus line 350 between CDG and Gare de l'Est. Both might follwow different
strike calendars against each other and against the SNCF/RER trains ;-)


As I just asked in another message, how much less expensive will two
bus fares and a taxi in Paris be than just taking a taxi from the
airport?


The bus (as well as the RER) needs 5 zones - so if you manage to get a
"carnet" at CDG, for 2 persons it's around 13 EUR (paying on board it's
around 19 EUR). Observe: the all-day pass "Mobilis" is not valid at CDG.

Or go ahead and take a moto-taxi ;o) normally these need to be pre-
booked, but at CDG it happens that they are just there and waiting for
walk-up customers.


A motorcycle? No thanks.


You haven't really been to Paris if you've never been going on a
motorcycle there.




Then I've never really been to Paris.


I've never been on a motorcycle anywhere, and I hope to never be on
one.

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Old July 2nd, 2018, 10:18 PM posted to rec.travel.europe
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Default Transportation CDG Airport to Hotel in Paris

On 7/1/18 12:57 PM, Ken Blake wrote:
Uber is certainly available. At least, it was a year or two ago, but
there have been efforts by the regular taxi companies to have it
banned. I don't know if these have succeeded.


I've used Uber many times, but only in the US. I find it very
convenient, generally much more so than taxis. If you can't help me
with Uber, perhaps someone else here can.

Anyone here who can provide information about Uber in Paris,
especially at CDG airport?



https://www.uber.com/airports/cdg/

At some airports, Uber isn't allowed to pick up at curbside. At CDG it
appears they're allowed to.

You can enter your origin (CDG) and destination near some famous
landmark, such as the Opera or Hotel de Ville on the front page of
uber.com and it will come up with estimates.

You want to try different times, especially the time you anticipate it
will be when you clear immigration and get all your luggage.
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Old July 2nd, 2018, 10:58 PM posted to rec.travel.europe
Ken Blake[_3_]
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Default Transportation CDG Airport to Hotel in Paris

On Mon, 2 Jul 2018 14:18:40 -0700, poldy wrote:

On 7/1/18 12:57 PM, Ken Blake wrote:
Uber is certainly available. At least, it was a year or two ago, but
there have been efforts by the regular taxi companies to have it
banned. I don't know if these have succeeded.


I've used Uber many times, but only in the US. I find it very
convenient, generally much more so than taxis. If you can't help me
with Uber, perhaps someone else here can.

Anyone here who can provide information about Uber in Paris,
especially at CDG airport?



https://www.uber.com/airports/cdg/

At some airports, Uber isn't allowed to pick up at curbside. At CDG it
appears they're allowed to.

You can enter your origin (CDG) and destination near some famous
landmark, such as the Opera or Hotel de Ville on the front page of
uber.com and it will come up with estimates.

You want to try different times, especially the time you anticipate it
will be when you clear immigration and get all your luggage.



Thank you very much. I just did that and it came up with €50-60. I was
hoping for a more precise estimate, but that's better than nothing.

How does that €50-60 compare with taking a taxi? Can you guess about
how much a taxi would cost?

 




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