There are three airports in the Paris metropolitan area. Charles de Gaulle Airport and Orly Airport, two major international hotspots, lie within 30 kilometers of the city center. The third, the smaller Beauvais Airport, lies 85 kilometers north. No matter which of these three airports your flight is arriving at, you have four major options for how to transfer from the airport to your final destination.
Take a Taxi
When you arrive at a Paris airport, you’re likely to be worn out. Traveling is exhausting, but getting from the airport to your hotel doesn’t have to be. Instead of lugging your baggage around, load it in the back of a trunk, hand your cab driver a slip of paper with your hotel’s address on it and sit back and relax as you make your way into the city. You can book a reservation online, with T2 Transfer so you won’t have to wonder how you’re getting there; whether your flight it on time or delayed, a driver will be there to meet you—complete with a sign with your name on it.
Snag a Shuttle
While taxis are the quickest and most comfortable way to get from a Paris airport to your hotel, you may want to hop on a shuttle if you’re traveling from Beauvais. A shuttle will save you a little bit of money, given the length of the journey, while you’ll still have the luxury, comfort and safety of a T2 Transfer vehicle. Just like a taxi, your shuttle will meet you at the airport and deliver you safely to the door of your hotel. You may have to make some extra stops for other passengers on the way, but you won’t have to worry about carting your suitcases around or getting lost on public transportation.
Ride the Rail
Traveling from Paris’ airports on the railway is relatively easy, especially if you plan ahead and know your route. This can be a cost-effective way to navigate the city however it will take you a little longer. If you’re traveling from Charles de Gaulle, it’s pretty straightforward. Simply hop aboard the blue line, also known as the RER B rail, and ride it toward Robinson, Antony and St-Rémy-lès-Chevreus. Traveling from Orly Airport is also pretty simple. You’ll ride the airport’s own Orlyval before getting on the same line—the RER B—but this time, toward Charles de Gaulle Airport. It’s a little more complicated from Beauvais, as the farther airport doesn’t have a station at the airport, but if you can take a taxi or shuttle to the local station, you can take the Transport Express Régional, or TER, and transfer accordingly once you reach Paris’ Gare du Nord station.
Board a Bus
Although a bus might be a bit too difficult to organize from Beauvais to Paris (we recommend sticking with a taxi or possibly a shuttle!), you do have options from both Charles de Gaulle and Orly airports. Buses 350 and 351 will wind through Paris’ suburbs from Charles de Gaulle and, from Orly, you can hop aboard buses 183 or 285. But there is a good chance you’ll have to transfer once you reach the city so make sure to check your route in advance.
When transferring from airports in Paris, you definitely have options, but for the quickest, safest ride you’ll want to stick with a taxi.