There are three airports in or near Paris: the international airport, Charles de Gaulle, a regional airport, L'aeroport de Paris-Orly, And the one farthest from the city, Beauvais. This is where the cheapest air companies are based. It's 90 km from the center of Paris in Picardie. The main airline here is RYANAIR, but there are others as well.
Here we'll explain both ways to get to the center of Paris from Paris-Beauvais Tille Airport.
Getting to this airport can be quite a long, uncomfortable and expensive trip. Taking a transfer taxi is cheaper, especially if there's more than three people in your group. You can rent a car from Beauvais to your hotel at this link.
You should know that Beauvais airport is closed from 11:30 to 6:00, so you can't spend the night there. If you can't make it into Paris, use this link to see nearby hotels.
Driving from the airport to Paris
It will take you an hour on the A16 to get to Paris from the Beauvais airport. You can get a rental car before your trip and the car will be waiting for you at the airport when you land. You can also rent one at the airport.
Taking a bus from the airport to Paris
The bus Navette Beauvais connects the airport to Paris, specifically, the metro station Porte Maillot. You'll find its stop on the airport map, between the first and second terminals.
This bus is exclusively for air passengers. It runs every day, about 15-30 minutes after a plane lands. You can also take it back to the airport from Paris.
Buses leave Paris three hours before a flight, so check the schedule in advance. You can buy tickets at the bus station at a counter or a machine. We recommend buying a ticket in advance: it'll be cheaper and quicker. There's usually a line of passengers at the counter. The ticket costs 15.90 Euros online and 17 Euros at the counter.
The first bus leaves Paris three hours before the first flight in the morning. The time varies, but it's usually at 5:35-5:40.
The SuperShuttle bus takes people from the airport to Paris and Disneyland. It stops at the first terminal. A ticket to Paris costs 55 Euros for one passenger and 90 Euros for two. A ticket to Disneyland is 65 Euros for one, 110 Euros for two. It's half cost for kids.
Finally, you can also take a bus to the city Beauvais. A ticket costs 4 Euros and lasts for 48 hours. The city has hotels, shops and a train station. We've included a bus schedule at the bottom of the article to help you figure out which bus will best suit your needs.
Taking a train from Beauvais to Paris
If you want to take a train from Beauvais, you need the TER (Train Express Regional) train to the north station (Gare du Nord), the metro Gare du Nord, and RER Magenta. The train runs from 6:30 am to 8:00 pm. It leaves every 30-90 minutes. A ticket costs 10 Euros. The trip to Paris takes 1 hour and 15 minutes.
Please note that the train station is in the city Beauvais, not the airport!
» READ MORE - What's the RER and how do I use it?
Taking a taxi to Paris
The easiest way to get to the airport from the Beauvais train station is on a taxi. It normally costs 13 Euros but is 16 on Sunday and holidays. It takes 15 minutes.
You can also take a taxi from the airport right to your hotel in Paris. The cost starts at 105 Euros during the day or 125 at night. It's about an hour and a half drive. You can order a taxi using this link. Your driver will meet you at the airport and take you to the hotel.
Getting to the airport isn't easy, but the flights there are the cheapest.
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