Marambio
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From CDG To ORY -- What Should I Get?

Tue Oct 19, 2004 7:59 am

Hey all,

Next December I will be flying from Buenos Aires to Paris for a school exchange. Because of price reasons I will fly Lufthansa via Frankfurt. LH arrives at CDG around 12:00.

However, most of my friends will fly with Iberia via Madrid. IB arrives at ORY around 18:00. I'll meet them at the ORY's Arrival area.

I wonder if there is any public transport I could use from one airport to the other. Taxi is of course out of my budget, and the Air France Bus charges €15.50. Is there a RER or Métro linking both airports? I have been like 10 times to Paris, but never switched airports before.

Also, since I would be arriving by lunch time, where should I have lunch? Is CDG's food court better than ORY's or viceversa?

Finally, is there a Cosigne de bagages (lockers for your baggage) at ORY? I don't want to hang out for almost 6 hours with my suitcase.

Thanks in advance,
Marambio

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RE: From CDG To ORY -- What Should I Get?

Tue Oct 19, 2004 10:59 am

Rent a car and drive through Paris. Eat somewhere in the Latin Quarter. A one day rental should not cost more than $35 for a small car, and would actualy cost much less than a taxi.

If that is too much, take the train thru Paris. RER to Les Invalides, then to ORY. Allows you to take both metro and RER.

The bus is fastest, but takes the Peripherique and there is not much to see or any adventure.

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RE: From CDG To ORY -- What Should I Get?

Tue Oct 19, 2004 3:37 pm

Hola !
Your best bet is taking RER line B (blue line) as it links both CDG and ORY and enables you to forget about the metro.
There are consignes de bagages at ORY but also at Chatelet les Halles (also on the aforementioned RER B) which is a big shopping mall in the heart of Paris with cinemas, department stores and a huge FNAC, better waiting 6 hours there than at ORY where you'll be bored as a dead rat (except if you like shooting through glass).

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RE: From CDG To ORY -- What Should I Get?

Tue Oct 19, 2004 3:57 pm

If you take the RER, it's going to be painful. You will have to:
* Take the navette from the arrivals hall to the RER station
* Take the RER B to Antony
* Take the Orlyval to ORY

or

* Take the navette from the arrivals hall to the RER station
* Take the RER B to Les Halles
* Change to RER C for Rungis
* Take the navette to ORY

Since you've been to Paris before and you will be spending a few days there this time, it's better to take the AF coach (le car) direct to ORY. The Peripherique's always an adventure, if nothing else! And the coach takes you from door to door.

Also, the left luggage facility was closed a long time ago. It was still closed the last time I was at ORY (in May). Still, better to check with ADP.
 
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RE: From CDG To ORY -- What Should I Get?

Tue Oct 19, 2004 4:05 pm

Since you've been to Paris before and you will be spending a few days there this time, it's better to take the AF coach (le car) direct to ORY. The Peripherique's always an adventure, if nothing else! And the coach takes you from door to door.

 Smile With the added entertainment of being corked (dans les bouchons) in traffic for two hours if traffic is bad (it usually is).

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RE: From CDG To ORY -- What Should I Get?

Tue Oct 19, 2004 4:36 pm

I can just imagine thousands of French, packed on the Peripherique in their Renaults, moaning about the traffic: "L'emboutelliage, c'est une horreur!"
 
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RE: From CDG To ORY -- What Should I Get?

Tue Oct 19, 2004 4:44 pm

Whatever you do, DON'T rent a car to go to Paris, it is a waste of money and nerves. Paris arguably has the world's best public transit system, so why waste your time finding a parking lot in downtown Paris?

I'd also suggest you go by Air France bus, unless you want to spend some time downtown, the ride from CDG to Les Halles by RER B is 7,70 Euro, and I suppose that you will have to add almost as much from there to Antony/Orly.

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RE: From CDG To ORY -- What Should I Get?

Tue Oct 19, 2004 4:49 pm

ride form CDG to Les Halles by RER B is 7,70 Euro, and I suppose that you will have to add almost as much from there to Antony/Orly.

Not only that, but if you take the Orlyval from Antony to ORY, you have to pay an additional supplement, I think.
 
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RE: From CDG To ORY -- What Should I Get?

Tue Oct 19, 2004 5:00 pm

Not only that, but if you take the Orlyval from Antony to ORY, you have to pay an additional supplement, I think.

Indeed as it is a zone de tarification speciale outside zone 5.

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RE: From CDG To ORY -- What Should I Get?

Wed Oct 20, 2004 5:49 am

Hello gentlemen,

Thanks for your useful replies.

I don't think I'll rent a car. I believe it would be a waste of money for only 6 hours, and even less considering it will be winter and sundown is at around 5 pm. Also, as some of you mentioned, traffic in Paris isn't that easy -- especially after a 14-hour flight and a connection!

I am really considering the RER because of the stop at Châtelet Les Halles. As there are Cosignes de bagage, I may check out the cinema and why not watch a movie. Fnac and some other stores are always interesting and helpful if you want to kill some time (my case). I know it will be more expensive, but I think it's worth it.

Do you guys happen to know how long would it take from Châtelet Les Halles to Orly?

Again, merci beaucoup!

Saludos,
Marambio



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RE: From CDG To ORY -- What Should I Get?

Wed Oct 20, 2004 4:06 pm

Do you guys happen to know how long would it take from Châtelet Les Halles to Orly?

About 35 minutes, the trip to Antony is short but once you get there you may have to wait for that Rhaa of Orlyval.

A little on the Forum des Halles :
http://www.123paris.net/attractions/forum-des-halles.html

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RE: From CDG To ORY -- What Should I Get?

Wed Oct 20, 2004 10:17 pm

Thanks a lot UTA! Big grin

Saludos,
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RE: From CDG To ORY -- What Should I Get?

Thu Oct 21, 2004 4:31 am

Before leaving to ORY you should spend some time spotting at CDG next to the Hilton , it's great and it's close to the Roissypôle RER station  Wink/being sarcastic
 
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RE: From CDG To ORY -- What Should I Get?

Thu Oct 21, 2004 4:50 am

Marambio, the RER is a good option, so long as you don't have too much luggage with you. It really isn't fun carrying bags from the hall to the navette to the RER to Les Halles.

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