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User currently offlineRodRB From Brazil, joined Feb 2010, 125 posts, RR: 0
Posted (1 year 7 months 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 2546 times:

Hello a.netters, I'm flying to Europe next week and I need some advice about CDG.

I'll arrive at CDG from GIG at 14:00 with TAM (T1) and my flight to BCN will depart from T2F (Air France) at 19:00. What should I do in 5 hours? Is there any place that I can spot the tarmac or the runways? Any good place to eat?

On my way back to GIG, I'll arrive in CDG at 9:00 and my flight will depart at 20:00. I'm planning to take the RER and have a walk at Champs-Élysées, eat a great Croque Monsieur and go back to the airport around 16:30. Is there enough time? How long does it take to CDG at rush hour?

Thanks!

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User currently offlineDanVS From Brazil, joined Jul 2009, 254 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (1 year 7 months 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 2530 times:

Quoting RodRB (Thread starter):

On my way back to GIG, I'll arrive in CDG at 9:00 and my flight will depart at 20:00. I'm planning to take the RER and have a walk at Champs-Élysées, eat a great Croque Monsieur and go back to the airport around 16:30. Is there enough time? How long does it take to CDG at rush hour?

You'll have plenty of time. It takes around 40 min from CDG to downtown Paris (and vice-versa) with the RER.

Timetable:
Mon to Fri: http://www.transilien.com/contents/f...ires/hiver/BK-HIV13-D59-LV-v01.pdf
Sat, Sun and holidays: http://www.transilien.com/contents/f...ires/hiver/BK-HIV13-D59-SD-v01.pdf

Make sure you get the correct train when you return to the airport. The trains to destination Mitry/Claye are on the same line as the ones which go to CDG.

If you have further questions, pvt me.

Have a nice trip!


User currently offlineRodRB From Brazil, joined Feb 2010, 125 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (1 year 7 months 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 2427 times:

Thanks for the quick reply, DanVS! My trip do downtown Paris will be quicker than I thought!

Thank you

regards


User currently offlinefalstaff From United States of America, joined Jun 2006, 6088 posts, RR: 29
Reply 3, posted (1 year 6 months 4 weeks 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 2351 times:
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Quoting RodRB (Thread starter):
What should I do in 5 hours?

I would just drink beer.



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User currently offlineRussianJet From Belgium, joined Jul 2007, 7702 posts, RR: 21
Reply 4, posted (1 year 6 months 4 weeks 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 2343 times:
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Quoting falstaff (Reply 3):

I would just drink beer.

Go see the Eiffel tower, the Arc de Triomph, Notre Dame



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User currently offlineSeat55A From New Zealand, joined Jan 2013, 78 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (1 year 6 months 4 weeks 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 2336 times:

May be to late now but...For the 5 hour layover you are a bit stuck. CDG groundside is not the best for anything and 2F airside is not either. Maybe someone more local has special tips.

For the long day, do you like walking? Take the RER to Chatelet-Les Halles, walk out to La Defense (10 k), go up to the Grande Arche and then take the metro or RER back to Chatelet. You will go by a lot of famous places and good views.


User currently offlinefalstaff From United States of America, joined Jun 2006, 6088 posts, RR: 29
Reply 6, posted (1 year 6 months 4 weeks 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 2334 times:
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Quoting RussianJet (Reply 4):
Go see the Eiffel tower, the Arc de Triomph, Notre Dame

Get a few beers for the road!  



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User currently offlineLXSWISS From Switzerland, joined Jan 2012, 5 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (1 year 6 months 3 weeks 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 2247 times:

Last time when i was in CDG, i took the Air France Bus Service (http://www.lescarsairfrance.com/en.html)
A very good service with free bangages handlers at every stop.
The trip to Champs-Élysées take around 45 min.

My return flight was at 2035 from CDG to GVA, i took the Air France bus from Champs-Élysées at 1815 and arrived at 1905 to CDG Terminal 2F



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User currently offlineRodRB From Brazil, joined Feb 2010, 125 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (1 year 6 months 3 weeks 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 2203 times:

Quoting Seat55A (Reply 5):

May be to late now but.

Not too late, I'm going next Friday.

Quoting Seat55A (Reply 5):
For the 5 hour layover you are a bit stuck. CDG groundside is not the best for anything and 2F airside is not either. Maybe someone more local has special tips.
Quoting falstaff (Reply 3):
I would just drink beer.

Great tip!! Beer is always welcome.

Quoting Seat55A (Reply 5):
For the long day, do you like walking? Take the RER to Chatelet-Les Halles, walk out to La Defense (10 k), go up to the Grande Arche and then take the metro or RER back to Chatelet. You will go by a lot of famous places and good views.

That too far! I like walking but not that much! I will probably go to Rue du Commerce, then say hello to the Eifel Tower and walk around Champs-Élysées!

Quoting LXSWISS (Reply 7):
My return flight was at 2035 from CDG to GVA, i took the Air France bus from Champs-Élysées at 1815 and arrived at 1905 to CDG Terminal 2F

Do you think the Air France bus is a better option than RER?

I guess leaving Champs-Élysées between 16:30 and 17:00 seems enough.

Thank you guys for all tips!


User currently offlineLXSWISS From Switzerland, joined Jan 2012, 5 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (1 year 6 months 3 weeks 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 2198 times:

Quoting RodRB (Reply 8):
Do you think the Air France bus is a better option than RER?

I think the Air France Bus service is more comfortable service and you enjoy the view while traveling compared to the other side the crowded RER service.

On a sunday evening we were only 10 pax on a 40-50 pax bus and it was the same story on the back trip on Monday evening.



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User currently offlineRussianJet From Belgium, joined Jul 2007, 7702 posts, RR: 21
Reply 10, posted (1 year 6 months 3 weeks 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 2193 times:
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Quoting falstaff (Reply 6):
Quoting RussianJet (Reply 4):
Go see the Eiffel tower, the Arc de Triomph, Notre Dame

Get a few beers for the road!

Yes, and drink a few overpriced beers for the road! Generally that goes without saying on my trips to random cities.   



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