Your plane has just touched down on the runway—you’ve arrived in Paris. After a long day of traveling, the last thing you’ll want to do is try to figure out where you’re going next and how you’re getting there. Whether you fly in to Charles de Gaulle, Orly or Beauvais Airport, you have a variety of options for hotel transfers. Use this complete guide to plan your next move before you touch down in the French capital.
From Charles de Gaulle Airport
There are a few different options for those looking to transfer from Charles de Gaulle to a hotel within Paris. Reserve a taxi to ensure the quickest, most comfortable trip possible. If you book with T2 Transfer, you can relax on your flight knowing that a car will be waiting for you once you arrive in Paris. The taxis can take you anywhere in Paris and you won’t have to make any other stops on the way. Your driver will even meet you with a sign in the airport so right from the start you’ll be taken care of.
Another option is to take a shuttle. Though a little more expensive than a train ride, this can be a great option to get you to your hotel swiftly, to cut down the number of stops on the way and to sit back and relax while you enjoy the French scenery.
For public transportation, you can choose from either the rail system or the bus. The rail is a quick to reach the city center. From terminals 2 and 3, take the RER B, Paris’ blue line, in the direction of Robinson, Antony or St-Rémy-lès-Chevreuse. The train will stop at major stations like Gare du Nord, Luxembourg and Denfert-Rochereau, but double check your hotel’s location to know where to get off the train. Taking the bus (numbers 350 or 351) is an even cheaper option, but they have frequent stops on the way to the city’s center.
From Orly Airport
When traveling from Orly Airport, it’s likely that a taxi is also your best option. This airport is even closer to the city center so the ride will be quick, especially without having to worry about stops. Simply reserve a car 48 hours ahead of time and it will be waiting at the airport when you arrive.
Through T2 Transfer, you can also book a shuttle ride from the airport to your hotel. The short ride will take a little while longer, given that there may be other guests on the shuttle with you. If you want to avoid the stops, upgrade to a taxi. Otherwise, sit back and enjoy the comfortable ride.
When it comes to public transportation, the Orly Airport has its own airport light rail, known as the Orlyval, which will take you right to the RER Antony station. Because Orly is located south of the city center, you’ll want to take the RER B toward Charles de Gaulle Airport. It will only take about ten minutes to reach the city center from the airport. Buses 183 and 285 can also take you into Paris, but the ride will last almost an hour.
From Beauvais Airport
Whereas Charles de Gaulle and Orly are relatively close to Paris, Beauvais Airport is about 80 kilometers away. Given this distance, a taxi is obviously going to be your first choice for making it all the way to the city. If your flight is delayed and you have a reservation, T2 Transfer will keep track of your flight and be there to pick you up. The trek to the city will take about an hour and a half; a taxi will ensure that you are safe and comfortable during the trip.
Another option is to reserve a shuttle. This is a great option if you’re traveling with a large group. You can capitalize on the comfort and safety of a taxi, but you might be riding with other guests as well. Depending on the locations of your hotel and theirs, your trip could be considerably longer.
Even though it’s further away, Beauvais Airport has a public transportation option as well, but it is a bit of a hassle. There is no train station at the airport so you’d have to take a taxi or a shuttle to the local train station. From there, you can take the Regional Express Train, or the TER, to Paris’ Gare du Nord station. Once there, you may have to transfer again, depending on where in the city your hotel is located.