Sunday, October 3, 2010

Beware of work on the RER B to and from CDG in Oct. and Nov. 2010

Do you take the RER from Charles Degaulle Airport into Paris? Good move if you don't have big bags to schlep up and down the escalators and stairs. However, if you will be flying in or out of Charles de Gaulle Airport in the near future, be aware that the RER line B to the airport will be shut down for renovation work on Saturdays and Sundays through Nov. 7.

Travelers should take the RER B to Mitry-Claye, where free shuttle buses will take them to the airport’s Terminal 1. For those going on to Terminal 2 or 3 you then have to take the (free) RoissyVal light railway. Allow an extra half-hour to get to Terminal 1 and an extra hour to get to Terminal 2.

To avoid the RER completely, take a taxi, the low-cost Roissybus (from Opéra, corner of Rue Scribe and Rue Auber) or the Air France bus (from Porte Maillot, Etoile, Orly, Montparnasse or Gare de Lyon). Or, you can always talk with Your Great Days in Paris about reliable van services to and from the airport.

1 comment:

  1. I hope the work is still scheduled to be complete by now--we are going to Paris this Friday and stay at one of the airport hotels so my spouse can get to his workplace for the week; I depend on RER B for daily trips to Paris!
    Do you have an update?