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Paris Airport Shuttle

Paris Airport Shuttle services are available between the city center and both Charles de Gaulle and Orly. Reservations can be made days, weeks or months in advance, but they must generally be made at least 48 hours in advance. When arriving at the airport you must call a special toll free number (before picking up your baggage) and you will be given a meeting point at your terminal. More...

Once the shuttle arrives it will generally complete its circuit of the terminals to pick up other passengers (as the bus does) then it will drop you off at your final destination in Paris. For departures you will be given a pickup time that will guarantee your arrival at the airport the required amount of time before your departure.

Price (inside of Paris city limits) : 22.50€/person for 1 person, 18€/person for 2, 17€/person for 3 or more.

Verdict: The Paris airport shuttle is probably the best value for the money for travellers who want convenience for an economical price when choosing a Paris airport transfer. The price is approximately equal to the bus + taxi combination, but once aboard the shuttle no additional waiting and transfers are required (as is the case with the bus or metro). Additional advantages include advance reservation, door to door service, an English speaking driver, a fixed price as well as 24 hour service. Drawbacks include the waiting time for the shuttle upon arrival at the airport (it could be more than the 15 min wait for the bus) and the additional time required to drop off / pick up other passengers. Travelers going to and from the suburbs will need to find other Paris airport transportation, as the airport shuttle only serves points inside the city limits.

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Travel Tips for Paris

The vibrant city of Paris stands resplendent in the glory of its shimmering past and is truly the melting pot of majestic past and chic present. The fashion capital of the world is a shopper’s delight and with so many historical monuments tourists need to pace fast. But how will you make your journey safer and economical? Here are a few tips.

Transportation in Paris

Metro

Paris metro snakes through 300 stations through 16 lines enumerated as 1 to 14, 3 bis and 7 bis. Metro operation resumes at 6AM and ends at 0:30AM.You can arrange for transport from Paris airport to hotel through hired cabs.

Bus

Buses operate on 59 routes, the major ones being the route flanking Seine River banks, through city center and historical centers. The operating time of buses is from 7AM to 8.30PM through Monday to Saturday.

Luxury transfers

Other type of transfers – luxury or private transfers. It's pricey transfers but more comfortable for romantic vacation. It is help you to avoid spending time in queue for a taxi with your girlfriend. A chauffeur-driver will wait with sign near arrival exit, he'll help you with your bags and will ride to your hotel through romantic places of Paris. Other good opportunity, you can book transfers online it helps you plan your traveling in Paris much more easy.

The Noctilien

This regional bus network service operates from 0:30AM to 5:30AM on 42 lines throughout Ille-de-France.

Balabus

The bus operates on Sundays and public holidays from April to September and takes you through special sightseeing routes from the Gare de Lyon to the Grande Arche de la Défense: Bastille, the Marais, Ile Saint Louis, Notre-Dame, the Louvre, Orsay, Invalides, the Eiffel Tower and the Champs-Elysées. The operating time is 1.30PM to 8.30PM from the Gare de Lyon, or from 12.30PM to 8PM from the Grande Arche at La Défense.

Suburban Express Railway

The operating time for this is from 6AM to 0.30AM. The suburban trains start from main line stations of Paris.

Places to avoid in Paris

Never leave your bag unattended in public places for longer periods else security officials may destroy it on the pretext of potential threat. Do not dare to venture alone around metro Les Halles, Chatelet, Gare du Nord and Stalingrad during night or when they are sparsely crowded. Other potentially unsafe regions are Northern Paris suburbs of Saint-Ouen, Saint-Denis, and Aubervilliers. Do not make protracted eye contact with men, as it is tantamount to inviting for flirtation. Rash driving is prevalent across the streets of Paris.

Parking

Limited parking spaces make situation aggravating for tourists. You can park on the street or in underground car parks. Tariffs are divided into 3 zones, ranging from an hourly rate of €3 in the centre of Paris, to €1 per hour on the outskirts. Street parking is limited to 2 hours. You can book a transfer across major destinations to avoid parking hassles.

Ideas for your adventure in Paris

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Romantic places in Paris - One perfect day

Paris is a gate open to the world: its two major airports (Charles de Gaulle Airport and Orly Airport) mean that it’s well connected – looking for transport, hotels or ideas for visiting the capital, then find the ‘7 Touriste Information’ desk after luggage reclaim…there are helpful staff for assistance and practical advice for you, so use them! Use bus or train into town – or private taxi(expensive though!). Read more


Popular street in Paris: Rue de Rivoli

This is the most popular and visited street for tourists in which you can meet oldest and newest Paris in one street. Read more


List of our travel tips in Paris

1. Going into the store, restaurant or bar, be sure to say "bonjour" or "bonsuar" (in the evening), and then you can speak in any languages. Locals always like to start conversation with greeting in their native language. 2. If the table in the cafe served it means that here, you may order lunch or dinner. If you found same cafe tables without cutlery, it's mean that you can enjoy a cup of coffee and a chat with friends. Read more


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