Starting your vacation in the comfort of a Paris airport shuttle is certainly one of the most pleasant, convenient and affordable ways to kick off your trip.
Sure, there are other ways to arrange for your Paris airport transfers, but there’s something about having your own ride pre-booked and waiting for you when you land.
This is especially true if this is your first trip to Paris, and you’re still somewhat wide-eyed about the whole experience, confused by the language barrier, or perhaps even a little intimidated.
For that matter, a Paris airport shuttle is the transportation of choice even for those with plenty of experience traveling to Paris. The main reason is the door-to-door convenience that a Paris airport shuttle service provides. This works upon your arrival as well as your departure.
It is a good idea to work out your airport transfer details in advance, especially if you plan to ride a shuttle. At the airport, you will not easily get a shuttle to your destination without pre-arranging it and it's part of good trip preparation.
Your shuttle service is scheduled once you provide your specific information such as your time of arrival and hotel address. So, maximize your efficiency by booking your flight, hotel and shuttle transportation all in advance.
As soon as you have your flight and hotel confirmations, you can proceed to booking your shuttle. Keep in mind that if there is more than one person in your party, the cost will drop incrementally. But, even if you pay the single passenger fare, it is still 2 to 3 times cheaper than a cab fare depending on your drop-off point.
Why are private shuttles a good idea? Arguably, there are faster, cheaper ways to get to Paris from the airports, such as the RER (regional express train) -which connects to the Metro- and various other ground transport solutions including buses, taxis and limousines.
But, the Paris airport shuttle has its unique advantages that work especially well for most, compared to other options.
The RER and Metro option, although cheap and fast, requires luggage hauling in and out of trains, which could prove cumbersome, if not unfeasible. There may also be substantial walking distances to and from the stations, with possible interchanges (switching trains).
Moreover, you can take advantage of an instant Paris tour opportunity as you make your way into town from the airport. Your shuttle driver may not be an actual tour guide, but he or she will speak English and know at least a thing or two about the sights along your particular route. Your vacation begins immediately after landing. Bonus!
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