It’s getting to that time of year where everyone is booking their summer holidays abroad, and what better place to go than the sophisticated, romantic city of Paris? One problem you may be facing is how you’re going to get from Charles De Gaulle to Paris. The first thing that may have come to mind is, of course, the good old taxi. However, taking a taxi comes with many different problems such as:
- A driver that doesn’t speak your language, which could make communication for your journey difficult – especially if the driver doesn’t know where you’re trying to direct them to!
- Waiting around at the airport for a driver to turn up or for a taxi rank to fill up.
- High fares that could cost you more than you bargained for, meaning you’re cutting into your spending money. A taxi could cost you over €60!
With issues like these, what other choices do you have? Check out these alternatives to a taxi so that you can get your trip away started as soon as possible!
Starting with what we think might be the perfect solution – an airport transfer service! Booking with a dedicated company that is committed to making your journey as easy as possible! Much like taxis, airport transfer services pick you up directly from the airport. However, they have features that will make them more appealing than a regular taxi such as:
- Your driver will track your flight so that they can be on time to pick you up. So, if your flight is delayed, or even due to turn up early, you can rest assured that your driver will be there waiting to pick you up.
- If you’ve got any last minute changes to your travelling plans such as an extra member to your party, you can call the transfer service and make changes 24/7 at no extra cost to you.
- You won’t have any hidden fees lurking to surprise you and ruin your trip away. The cost you’re given upon booking is all you will pay regardless of bank holidays, weekends and nighttime pickups.
- You’ll be assigned an English speaking driver, meaning that you don’t have to worry about any break down of communication between you, ensuring that you get to your destination as planned.
Charles De Gaulle isn’t just a welcoming airport for holidaymakers, it’s also used by locals! Bus services run through the airport every 20 minutes or so between the hours of 5 am to 4.30 am. With a very short break between services, you’re sure to find a bus that you can hop on in good time. If you do find yourself waiting around, perhaps you could do some duty-free shopping?! For a lowly price of around €11 for a return ticket, you can’t complain at the prices! It’s important to bear in mind that it takes around 80 minutes to get from the airport to Paris, so if you’re on a time limit, this might not be the right solution for you.
It’s likely that if you’ve hopped on a flight to Charles De Gaulle, that there’s going to be plenty of people heading in the same direction as you. Usually, at airports, there are coach services that head towards and through cities to drop holidaymakers (or whatever the reason for travelling is) near their destination. It’s a cheap, convenient, and easy way of getting to your accommodation. However, it may mean waiting around for a while at the airport, and it will probably take a few hours longer to get to your destination. It’s also important to research where your drop off point is to see if you have to arrange further travel to avoid dragging your luggage too far.
Finally, another option to consider would be travelling by train. For a mere cost of €10, and with trains running between the times of 4.30 and midnight, you’re likely to catch one of their trains! Again, if your flight isn’t in these times it may mean waiting around for a little while, and you should also find out how far your accommodation is from the train station to see if you need to arrange further transport.
As you can see, there are a plethora of different modes of travel to get from CDG to Paris with ease no matter what you choose to go with. All you need to decide is which suits your timing, your budget, and your preference!