Guide on How To Transfer from Beauvais Airport to Gare de Lyon
Constructed for the World Exposition in 1900, Gare de Lyon is an architectural masterpiece. Neighbouring the scenic River Seine on the XIIe arrondissement the station is a popular connection from Paris to destinations as far away as Grenoble, Marseille and Lyon. Over 90 million passengers use the station each year on the TGV, iDTGV, RER, Thello and TER services.
The excellent connections from Gare de Lyon are used by many visitors to the country. An ever increasingly popular way to get to Paris is through the 10th busiest airport in the region, Beauvais.
A prime opportunity for low fares airlines, Beauvais offers modern facilities across two terminals within a reasonable distance to the French capital. Located 5 km from Beauvais centre the airport has grown dramatically since 1997 and the introduction of routes to Ireland. Other routes soon followed and 3 major low fares airlines serve the airport from all across Europe, bringing 4 million passengers through the terminals.
Whilst Beauvais offers an attractive, low cost route into Paris, its public transport connections to the capital are not the most efficient, especially if you are seeking a fast connection to Gare de Lyon for an onward train. A private taxi to take you the 105 km is arguably the best option by far.
Private Taxi from Beauvais to Gare de Lyon
A private taxi with T2 Transfer gets your journey from Beauvais to Gare de Lyon off to a great start. Easing the worry about finding your onward travel, the professional and fully licensed driver will meet you in Beauvais airport arrivals. Making your journey easy they will stand there holding a placard with your name on it. They will then take you to the waiting vehicle. The private taxi will be a brand new luxury vehicle so the 1 hour 30 minute journey will be in comfort, and unlike other operators in the region the taxi is completely private, you don’t share with anyone else. If you are travelling with children you will be able to have appropriate car seats fitted free of charge.
On the journey if you have any questions you can ask the friendly driver, who will be able to speak French or English. If you have any questions in the interim then please contact T2 Transfer customer services who are available 24/7.
There are no booking cancellation fees with T2 Transfer and you can pay for your journey in either euros, pounds or dollars:
1-3 passengers – € 110
1-4 passengers – € 115
1-5 passengers – € 120
1-6 passengers – € 125
1-7 passengers – € 130
1-8 passengers – € 135
Transfers from Beauvais Airport to Gare de Lyon by Train
It is possible to catch the train from Beauvais Airport to Gare de Lyon, however it requires changes through central Paris.
The journey starts by navigating your way from the airport to Gare de Beauvais. This is typically done with a taxi from outside the airport and will take 15 minutes. Once at the train station you need to catch the TEF service to Gare du Nord. These services leave every 1-2 hours and take 80 minutes to complete.
Once at Gare du Nord you need to catch the RER D train (suburban network) to Gare de Lyon where you can make your way to whichever platform you require.
Duration: 1 hrs 40 minutes (inc. taxi)
Cost: Adult single ticket is €35 (inc. taxi), Child single ticket varies dependent on age and service.
There are no other viable rail journeys between the two destination.
Transfer from Beauvais Airport to Gare de Lyon by Shuttle Bus
No direct bus services operate between Beauvais to Gare de Lyon. There is a Beauvais Airport Shuttle bus that goes from the airport to Porte-Maillot bus station. This bus service departs according to the scheduled flight arrivals, so if you are delayed there may be a wait to the next bus.
Once you have taken the bus and arrived at Porte-Maillot bus station you need to walk to Neuilly Porte Maillot Metro station which is approximately 5 minutes away. Once there you then take the Metro 1 line to Gare de Lyon.
This journey can be quite daunting for anyone travelling with large amounts of luggage or young children.
Duration: 1 hour 45 minutes
Cost: Adult single ticket is €25.90, Child single ticket is €16.90.