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    Default CDG airport to Paris Gare de Lyon

    This will be my first time using the trains in France.
    Can you tell me which train and where is it located in the airport to get to the Paris Gare de Lyon train station. I want to catch the train to Dijon later in the day(Sunday, 19 September?

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    Because of construction on the suburban rail line from CDG to central Paris weekends, suggest the following route:

    Take Le Cars Air France (very comfortable, air conditioned bus with luggage storage) from CDG Terminal 2B; Direction: Arc de Triomphe
    Exit at Arc de Triomphe
    Take RER A from Charles de Gaulle-Etoile (the Arc de Triomphe station); direction: Marne-la-Vallee Chessy
    Exit at Gare de Lyon

    You can also take Metro 1 from Charles de Gaulle-Etoile; direction: Chateau Vincennes and exit at Gare de Lyon

    The trip should take about 1 hour.
    Last edited by Frank; 09-17-2010 at 06:19 AM.

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    Thank you for the timely information about the construction problem. I have read about the Le Cars Air France. Do they have different lines that I will need to look for? Will the bus make a stop Gare de Lyon?

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    The bus DOES NOT stop at Gare de Lyon. You exit the bus at the Arch of Triumph which is its destination. Look for that designation at CDG 2B. Or ask. THEN, at the Arch of Triumph, the buses destination, you have to transfer to RER A (suburban train). The RER, not the bus, gets you to Gare de Lyon. Note that the RER/Metro station (large complex) is underneath the Arch of Triumph and is called "Charles de Gaulle-Etoile." When you are at the Arch of Triumph, look for signs leading down steps/escalators for "Metro/RER." All Metros/trains in central Paris are underground. Make sure you take the RER A train in the direction I have indicated: Marne-la-Vallee Chessy. This is really important or you will be traveling in the opposite direction from the Gare de Lyon. Also, as I wrote, you can also take Metro 1 in the Chateau Vincennes direction to reach Gare de Lyon. Read my initial response again. Hopefully, what I wrote will be clearer to you. Have a great trip.

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    Slight precision: Les Cars (Bus) Air France Line 4 travels from CDG Airport to Paris Gare de Lyon train station.

    Copied here is the information about Les Cars Air France Line 4:

    Ligne 4 : Gare Montparnasse or Gare de Lyon - Aéroport
    Paris-Charles de Gaulle



    Les Cars Air France stops:

    Gare Montparnasse: Rue du commandant Mouchotte, "Gare Montparnasse" metro station
    Gare de Lyon: 20 bis boulevard Diderot, "Gare de Lyon" metro station

    Paris-Charles de Gaulle:
    Terminals served:
    Terminal 1
    : Exit 34 on the Arrivals level
    Terminal 2A-2C: Entrance C2
    Terminal 2D-2B: Entrance B1
    Terminal 2E-2F: Gallery level, Entrance 3
    Terminal 2G: this terminal is linked to Terminal 2C (Entrance 4) by the free N2 shuttle bus.
    The N2 shuttle bus runs from 05:30 to 23:00.
    Maximum service frequency: every 6 minutes.
    Average journey time: 15 minutes
    Terminal 3: get off at Terminal 1 and take the free CDGVAL shuttle train to the Terminal 3 stop.


    Service frequency: 30 minutes



    Service times:

    Paris-Charles de Gaulle - Gare de Lyon – Gare Mont parnasse: 06:00 to 22:00
    Gare Montparnasse - Gare de Lyon - Paris-Charles de Gaulle: 06:00 to 21:30


    Fares:

    Single: €16.50
    Return: €27
    Children (2-11): €8
    No charge for children under 2
    15% reduction (off the single fare) for groups of 4 passengers or more
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    That is what I read. Line 4 goes to Gare de Lyon train station

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    If you knew the answer, why did you ask the question?

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