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Transportation to Paris Airport from the City Center

Beauvais Tille Airport

Located 85 km from the city center, the Beauvais Tille Airport is easily accessible. All you have to do is get on metro line 1 in the city center and take it to the Porte Maillot station. Then go to the “Boulevord Pershing” bus station across from the Paris Convention Center. You can choose among a variety of transportation methods, like the train, Beauvais Airport shuttle buses, or taxis, according to how much time you have available and your budget.

You can use public transportation methods by purchasing a Navigo Card (for Zone 1 & 2) or a Paris Visite Card (for Zone 1 & 3), which is geared more towards tourists.

Train

Operating as part of France’s national railway company, the Paris Gare du Nord-Beauvais provides transportation to and from the city center and the airport; the trip takes about 1 hour and 15 minutes. You board the train in Paris and get off at the Beauvais SNCF station. From there the airport is a taxi or bus ride away. It is a more economical way to reach the airport while avoiding Paris traffic.

Also referred to as the regional express train, the Beauvais trains provide transportation between Paris Gare du Nord and the Beauvais train station, located 4 km from the airport. After you get to the Beauvais train station from Paris you can take a taxi for a certain fee. This 15-minute taxi ride is 13 euros from 7 am and 7 pm. This price increases after 7 pm and on Sundays.

Bus

Operating under the Beauvais Tille Airport, these buses are the most convenient, fast, and economical means of transportation. There are various places in Paris that sell bus tickets and you can also use the online booking option and make your reservation in advance. Exit the Porte Maillot station in direction of Neuilly (Paris Convention Center), there you will see a large bus station across the street. If you haven’t already purchased your ticket online you can do so at the kiosks within the station. If the station is closed you can buy a ticket from the bus driver. We recommend arrival at least 3 hours and 15 minutes before your flight.  

Taxi and Shuttle

Taking a taxi to the Beauvais Tille Airport from the Paris metro station or nearby areas costs around 100-120 euros and takes about 1-1.5 hours. The night fare increases this price to 140-160 euros.

There are also private shuttle services that offer transportation between Paris and Beauvais Tille Airport. The most popular company is Supershuttle. For more detailed information on prices and booking online go to www. supershuttle.paris.fr. Once you land at Beauvais Tille Airport you can get more information from the information desk located in Terminal 1.

Rental Cars

There are car rental agencies located in almost every part of the city. But if you rent a car at the airport this could be an advantage and save you time when dropping your car back off at the airport. There are 3 highways that connect Paris and Beauvais Tille Airport.

Using the A16 autoroute you can reach the airport in 1 hour and 32 minutes, connecting to the A3 autoroute from the A16 makes the trip a bit longer, totaling 1 hour and 43 minutes, and the A1 autoroute takes 1 hour and 45 minutes.

Airport Information

Beauvais Tille Airport is located in Tille, 3.5 km northeast of the city of Beauvais. In 2015 Beauvais Tille Airport handled about 4.5 million passengers. The airport is generally used for charter flights and by low-cost airlines.  

Located about 85 km northwest of Paris, Beauvais Tille Airport is neither too big nor too small. Thanks to the advanced and modern public transportation system, reaching Paris from this airport is relatively easy and inexpensive. The airport contains 2 terminals. The terminal buildings are closed between 11:30 pm and 6:30 am, so if you’re planning a layover in the middle of the night we suggest considering other alternatives.

The terminal building contains several restaurants, markets where you can find snacks, eating and drinking areas, souvenir shops where you can go shopping, free internet access, a smoking area, tourist information offices, and more. Major airlines that fly to this airport include Ryanair, Sterling, Blue Air, Norwegian Air Shuttle and Wizzair.

Last Updated: May 02, 2016

Charles De Gaulle Airport

Charles de Gaulle Airport is accessible by taxi, bus, and train. In addition, you can also use a rental car or personal car. You can park in the parking lot for a certain fee. The airport is equipped with indoor and outdoor multi-story parking lots.

Train

There are two rail systems you can use to get from the city center to Charles de Gaulle Airport. The first one is the RER. You can purchase your RER ticket at the station. However, due to frequent strikes and the delays that they can cause, we recommend departing even earlier.

The next rail system is the TGV. This high-speed line connects several stations, like Lille, Strasbourg, Dijon, Lyon, Marseille, Montpellier, Toulouse, Bordeaux, Nantes, Poitiers, Rennes, Toulon and even Brussels, to the TGV station located in terminal 2.  

Taxi

One of the most convenient and fastest ways to get to the airport from the city center is by taxi. Taxis provide services to every terminal at the airport. The taxi fare is calculated according to the kilometers travelled. The taxi fare between the city center and the airport is reasonable. You can find more information about taxi companies and contact information on the airport’s website.  

Bus

Another means of transportation to get to the airport from the city center is by bus. Buses that provide service from the city to the airport include Roissybus, Cars Air France, 350 Bus, 19 Bus, Noctilien night bus, Val d’Europe Airports Shuttle and Fileo Roissy. Using the Roissy Bus service, which is provided by the city of Paris, you can reach the airport without having to transfer anywhere. Even though it takes about an hour it is a very reliable transportation service.  

Rental Cars

You can also get to Charles de Gaulle Airport by rental car. Rental car agencies in the city include Avis, Budget, Enterprise, Europcar, Firefly, Hertz, Sixt, Interrent, Alamo, Advantage, Dollar, Thrifty and TT Car Transit. Before you leave for the airport we would recommend checking the traffic, which you can do on the Charles de Gaulle website.

Airport Information

Charles de Gaulle Airport has a total of 3 terminals, including the domestic and international terminals. The airport covers a significantly large area and therefore created a shuttle service to provide transportation between terminals. This shuttle service makes navigating the airport much easier. Terminal 1 was built in the shape of an octopus and contains technical functions on the first floor, which the public cannot access. The second floor includes restaurants, shops, and the CDGVAL inter-terminal shuttle train platforms.

The third floor contains most of the check-in counters and transportation services like taxis, buses, and special vehicles. The fourth floor is dedicated departing passengers and the fifth floor contains the baggage claim area. Charles de Gaulle Airport offers a variety of amenities and services.

Terminals are equipped with health services, car rental offices, ATMs, lost luggage services, wireless internet, charging stations, clothing stores, restaurants, cafes, and markets.

Last Updated: November 15, 2016

Orly Airport

You can easily access Orly Airport using your personal vehicle or rental car. The airport is also accessible by train, bus, and taxi. There are two rail systems that provide transportation to and from the city center and Orly Airport. The first one is the RER. You can purchase your RER ticket at the station. However, due to frequent strikes and the delays that they can cause, we recommend departing even earlier.

The second option is the Tram 7 system, which provides easy access to the airport.

Taxi

One of the most convenient and fastest ways to get to the airport from the city center is by taxi. Taxis provide services to every terminal at the airport. The taxi fare is calculated according to the kilometers travelled. The taxi fare between the city center and the airport is reasonable. You can find more information about taxi companies and their contact information on the airport’s website. 

Bus

Another mode of transportation that you can use to reach Orly Airport from the city center is by bus, which is more affordable than taxis. Buses that provide service to and from the city center and the airport include Orlybus, Cars Air France, Bus 183, Val d’Europe Airports and Bus 91.10.  

Orlybus buses operate between Paris’s Denfert and Rochereau stops. The trip takes about 30 minutes. Bus line 183 operates between Orly Airport and the Porte de Choisy station. Bus line 91.10 operates between Orly Airport and the Massy-TGV station.

Cars Air France is more affordable compared to the others and operates 2 different buses on 2 different routes. The first route provides transportation between Gare Montparnasse, Invalides and Etoile stations and Orly Airport and the other route operates between Charles de Gaulle and Orly Airport.

Rental Cars

By renting a car you can easily access Orly Airport. Car rental agencies include Avis, Budget, Enterprise, Europcar, Firefly, Hertz, Sixt, Interrent, Alamo, Advantage, Dollar, Thrifty and TT Car Transit. We recommend checking the traffic beforehand on Orly Airport’s website.

Airport Information

The airport has one terminal for both international and domestic flights. Orly Airport covers an area of 15.3 square kilometers. The terminal contains health services, car rental offices, ATMs, lost luggage services, wireless internet, charging stations, clothing stores, restaurants, cafes, and markets.

Last Updated: May 02, 2016

Transportation to San Francisco City Center from Airport

San Francisco Intl Airport

San Francisco International Airport (SFO) is located in San Francisco California, 21 km from the city center. The airport is a major transit center for passengers, particularly those traveling from Asia. San Francisco International is the second busiest airport in California and one of the first major airports to have an automated baggage system in place.  

San Francisco International Airport is an important hub for United Airlines and Virgin America. There are a variety of transportation alternatives available to get to the city center from the airport. You can get to various parts of the city from San Francisco International Airport by taxi, bus, train, rental car, and personal car.

Train

There are two rail systems that you can use to get to the city center from San Francisco International Airport. The first is the BART, a rapid-rail system. The BART station is located in the international terminal at the airport. The BART starts running in the early hours of the morning, providing easy and fast transportation between the airport and the northern and southern parts of the city.

The other rail system that you can use to get to the city center from SFO is the CalTrain. This train departs on the hour, every hour, every day of the week, until 10 pm. This train provides transportation between SFO and San Francisco and San Jose.

Taxi

One of the most convenient and fastest transportation alternatives to get to the city center from SFO is by taxi. Taxi fares are calculated based on the kilometers traveled. A taxi from the airport to downtown San Francisco can cost between 42 and 62 dollars and takes about 20 minutes. Taxis are readily available at each terminal at the airport and depart from the taxi zones located on the arrivals/baggage claim level. For more information on taxi companies and their contact information please visit San Francisco International Airport’s website.

Bus

SamTrans buses provide transportation between San Francisco International Airport and the city center. These public buses are operated by San Mateo County and run between San Francisco International Airport and San Mateo and various parts of San Francisco. SamTrans lines KX, 292, 397, and 398 stop at the airport terminals. Buses stop at the arrivals and baggage claim level of Terminal 2 and Terminal 3 and at Level 1 of the International Terminal.

Rental Car

Renting a car is another transportation alternative to get to the city center. There are many rental car companies that have offices at the airport. Renting a car is also a great way to get around the city during your trip. The AirTrain Blue Line provides access to the Rental Car Center from the airport terminals and it operates 24 hours a day, every day of the week. Rental car companies that you can choose from include Alamo, Dollar, Hertz, Avis, Enterprise, National, Budget, Fox and Thrifty. If you are traveling between multiple places make sure to specify your vehicle pick up and drop off location.

Bike

San Francisco International Airport contains bike assembly stations and parking areas for those who are traveling with their bike or who want to leave their bike at the airport. The BART and SamTrans rapid rail systems provide passengers with bike/transit options and the airport features marked bicycle routes.

Last Updated: December 02, 2016
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