Paris Beauvais airport, is quite a distance (88km) north of the city. It is a small regional airport used by some low-cost carriers such as Ryanair and WizzAir and is actually just outside the village of
Tillé and not in Beauvais itself !
but there is a convenient coach service that ties in
with flight arrivals to take you into the city of
Coaches shuttle between the airport and Porte Maillot, at the north-western edge of Paris, where you can pick up Métro (Porte Maillot) line 1 to the city centre or the RER line C to join the train system. These are about a 5 minute walk from the coach park. Coaches take about an hour and leave between fifteen and thirty minutes after the flight has arrived and about three hours before the flight departs on the way back. The journey will take about an hour in good traffic conditions and costs €16 each way.
Coaches drop you off at at the open air bus station on 'Boulevard Pershing' opposite the Paris Congress Centre from where you can walk or head for a metro station, bus stop or taxi stance to continue your journey.**
The position of the metro entrances are marked above but are clearly visible as you walk around Place de la Porte Maillot. They
all access the same station.
'Porte Maillot' metro station is
of the Paris metro system.
(You can click on the metro line number and view stations on this route)
The RER Station at Porte Maillot is 'Neuilly Porte Maillot Palais des Congres' and is on the RER Line 'C'
. You will only want to use it if your hotel is near one of the RER 'C' stations.
Paris Beauvais Airport does not have a train station, the nearest is 4km away in the town of Beauvais itself. You can pick up a taxi at the airport to the station for around 12 euros – you will pay more, around 16 euros, after 7.00pm on Sundays and public holidays. There is also a shuttle bus between the airport and the train station at € 4, tickets can be bought on the coach. Journey time is around 30 to 45minutes . The trains to Paris take you into
Gare de Nord in around an hour. Tickets can be bought at the station ticket window or from the automated ticket vending machines, which take coins or smart- chip credit cards. Expect to pay around 15 euros. You can also buy tickets over the internet. The tickets are posted to your home or can be collected at the train station.
Our advice is don't do it !!!.....use another form of transport.
If you have come to France only to experience 'The City of Lights', that is Paris, then we recommend you avoid the driving adventure entirely.
If you need convincing not to drive in Paris check out the video below. This is at the notorious roundabout at the
'Arc de Triomphe', the roads are not all like this but af for your first time in the city or your sanity -maybe it is best to avoid driving. If your touring Europe by car then you may have to although you might consider parking your car in the station car park and picking up the RER train in the suburbs and taking this into central Paris - it is inexpensive and easy to manage ( see here... ) as once you are in the city its transport network means you won't need your car!
If you you really
must drive then you can check out your route into Paris from the airport
**To help plan your trip to your final destination check-outratp's-interactive-map-herewhere you will find maps for RER trains, buses, night buses and the Metro. Note: to find the metro station at the on the map simply click on the 'Find on map' tab and scroll down until you locate 'Porte Maillot'- once chosen it will start to 'flash'. When it does just click on it and it will display your route options. Because of its map location 'Port Maillot' appears under the drop-down screen so you need to close it to view its location. Remember your ticket, once bought, will work for both the metro and RER within zone 1.