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Getting around (and to) Paris
The city’s main airport is located 23km (14 miles) northeast
of the city. Visitors can travel from the united Kingdom , Approximate
flight times to Paris: From London is 1 hour 10 minutes; from New
York is 7 hours; from Los Angeles is 10 hours 30 minutes; from Toronto
is 7 hours and 20 minutes and from Sydney is 23 hours 25 minutes.
Apart from this, there are several flight services running at the
The ADP Shuttle provides a frequent shuttle link to Gare d’Austerlitz,
where RER rapid train service line C runs to St Michel, Invalides
and Porte Maillot. Orlyval provides a frequent shuttle link to Anthony
Station on RER line B, which has métro connections to Denfert-Rochereau,
St Michel, and Châtelet-les-Halles, as well as connections
to Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport. Each station has cafés,
restaurants, tabacs, and banks, bureaux de change, ATMs and car
hire available on the premises or nearby. The Gare de Lyon also
has a tourist office. All of Paris’ major train stations are
directly linked to the metro network.
Traveling to and around the city has becoming quite easy with a
vast number of transportation available. Some of the award-winning
car hire companies run from the airport terminal providing quality
service at affordable prices.
Motorways bear the prefix ‘A’ and national roads ‘N’.
Minor roads are classed as ‘D’ (départementales)
roads. Traffic drives on the right and drivers must give way to
the right. Approximate driving times to Paris: From Lille -
2 hours 30 minutes; Brussels - 3 hours 30 minutes; London
- 5 hours (excluding the Channel crossing); Bordeaux -
6 hours; Marseille - 7 hours 30 minutes.
The most convenient mode of transportation is by water. Ports to
Paris from Britain all lie on France’s northern seaboard and
include St-Malo, Cherbourg, Caen, Le Havre and Dieppe.
There are several ferries functioning outside the city. Travelers
can check the timetable posted at the information desk and travel