Plan to visit Paris, the City of Lights Paris? there is a good chance you will land at Charles De Gaulle airport, one of the biggest and busiest airport in the world. Here are some tips to help you get through the journey easily, conveniently and at a reasonable cost.
If you flying in, you are most likely to land at Charles De Gaulle airport, the home of Air France. Its a huge Airport, with 5 terminals, and inside shuttle.
Travel time from Charles de Gaulle to the Paris city center – about 40 minutes to an hour, depending on traffic. Train ride will take 45 minutes – more or less.
Cost of a taxi from the airport to the city center or back – between 50 and 60 euros.
Train a city or the other way around – nine and a half euros. The cost include combination of train and subway network, which allows to quickly and easily get to almost any point in the city, and just a few hundred meters at most, from your hotel.
Thanks to the Metro system, it is not terribly important to insist on your hotel location. You can get anywhere in the city within a very reasonable period of time.
The the train to Charles De Gaulle airport? Note that Charles de Gaulle is also the name of a subway station in the city. Make sure you do not go there by mistake, and beware also to not purchase the wrong ticket.
Paris is very expensive city, even when compared to other European cities. For example – a glass of beer, from 7 to 8 euros, coffee between 3 and 4 euros and a decent meal can easily get to 50 euros.
Unfortunately the legend is true – the vast majority of city residents speak only French. Practice your French in advance..
Want to visit the Eiffel Tower, the Louvre, Euro Disney, or other Paris world famous attraction? Take into account that the city of Paris is the most visited in the world and as such, especially around holidays, the waiting lines are endless, not to mention the outrageous tourist sites entry fees.