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Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport
Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport (CDG) is the largest airport serving Paris and the second busiest passenger airport in Europe after London Heathrow. Located 27 kilometers (17 miles) northeast of Paris, Charles de Gaulle Airport offers numerous transport links to the French capital city by road and rail. For more information about airlines servicing Charles de Gaulle Airport, please follow this link.

Airport Transportation
Paris CDG Airport was one of the first airports in Europe to have an integrated train system serving it: the RER rapid TGV train service reaches central Paris in approximately 45 minutes, Disney World in ten minutes and Lille and Brussels in an hour. Regular RATP buses, taxis and limousines also operate from Paris CDG Airport, and road access from Paris is on the A1 via Porte de la Chapelle.

Public Transportation - Metro

The Marriott Rive Gauche is along Metro Line 6 stop "Glaciere". For more information regarding metro information to/from the Marriott Rive Gauche, please view this PDF.

The Metro is the quick and easy way to travel around the city, as well as the best value. The Paris metro has around 300 stations, their entrances marked by a big yellow "M", and 16 lines, numbered from 1 to 14, 3 bis and 7 bis. Each line has a color, which you'll find on signs in the stations and on all the RATP maps. Connections between lines make your journey easy to plan. For an idea of your journey time, allow an average of 2 minutes per station and add 5 minutes for each connection.

Each line has two directions, indicated by the terminus station at each end (for example: Balard/Créteil). The different directions and connections are clearly displayed on blue and white signs on the platforms and in the tunnels. To be sure you're heading in the right direction, check that your destination is on the list of stations just before you go down onto the platform. Inside the trains, you'll find network maps and the detail of the line you're on along with all available connections to other parts of the network.

Maps of the public transport network, in all shapes and sizes, are available free of charge at the ticket offices, as well as at the all the information centres of the Paris Convention and Visitors Bureau. Large-scale maps are also displayed on the platforms and at the entrance to each station.

The metro operates every day including public holidays from 5.30am to 1am the following morning. Times of the first and last trains vary depending on the point along the line that you are departing from. Illuminated signs above the platform indicate the length of time until the next train arrives. Please note, trains are less frequent on Sundays and public holidays.

Fast and fully automated, the newest line 14, also known as Météor, offers a regular service throughout, Sundays and public holidays included. On this line, a verbal announcement indicates the name of each stop.

Single metro tickets cost €1.60 and a "carnet" of 10 tickets costs €11.40.

Taxi Service
A taxi ride into Paris from CDG can take between 40 minutes to 2 hours, costing between €34 (minimum) and €60 or more -- depending on the arrondissement (or neighborhood). The CDG airport's web site estimates around €50 during daytime hours, plus a surcharge for evenings after 7 p.m., Sundays and/or holidays.

In addition to the metered fare, there is a supplement of about €1 for each piece of luggage, as well as €2.70 for a fourth passenger. Families traveling with infants should keep in mind that taxis will not have a child seat available.

When you phone for a taxi to return from Paris back to the airport, the meter starts running from the point where the taxi was dispatched -- which could be anywhere in the city. Consequently, the fare showing on the meter may already be €7-10 by the time you board the vehicle at your hotel.

It is your responsibility to have the correct amount of money (in Euros) for the fare. The use of credit cards in Parisian taxis is rare, and personal checks are usually not accepted. It is also customary to tip the driver about 10% of the fare, if service was good and the cab is clean.

More information regarding taxi service in Paris can be found at this link.

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