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How to Get from Paris–Beauvais Airport to Paris

Beauvais airport, known as "the third airport of Paris", is a popular option for travelers visiting the French capital on low cost airlines. I tell you the best means of transport to get from here to the City of Light.

Ana Caballero

Ana Caballero

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How to Get from Paris–Beauvais Airport to Paris

Passenger Aircraft | ©Ahmed Muntasir

Beauvois airport is located in Tillé, about 85 kilometers north of Paris. It is known as the third airport in Paris, after Charles de Gaulle and Orly(Here I tell you how to get to the city from Charles De Gaulle airport how to get to Paris from Orly airport) because most of its users have the French capital as their final destination.

In this post I tell you the means of transport to get from Beauvois airport to Paris and everything you have to discover on your trip to Paris. There are options for different budgets and depending on the time you want to invest in the journey: take note of the details to choose the one that best suits your trip.

1 A means of transportation to suit your needs: private transfers

Private Transportation| ©Jackson David
Private Transportation| ©Jackson David

There are several companies that offer transfer services or private transfers between Beauvois airport and the city of Paris. The advantage of these services is the convenience and flexibility: they pick you up when you arrive, without queues, and take you directly to your destination. That is, with this option you save, once in Paris, having to decide how to move in the city of Paris to get to your hotel or apartment.

Another advantage is that you can customize the trip according to your preferences or your travel expectations. For example, you can choose different models of car or minibus, depending on the number of people you are traveling with or the way you like to move around.

Services usually include a professional driver, welcome sign service and free cancellations up to 24 hours before pick-up. Some also offer luggage rack service or extra stops in the city itself.

Interesting facts

  • Schedule: Whatever you need. In the contact forms they ask you for your flight details and explain how you will meet at the airport.
  • Price: The price varies, depending on factors such as the vehicle you choose.

For example, a round-trip service can cost approximately 300€ in a vehicle that seats three people with three pieces of luggage. The service includes airport pick-up and personalized transfer directly to your hotel or apartment. Depending on the offer, it may or may not include free waiting time.

If you choose a vehicle for more people, such as a 15-seater minibus, the price of the private transfer increases and can cost more or less 550€.

  • Duration of the trip: The road trip between Beauvois airport and Paris is about one hour and twenty minutes. These services include a ride to the door of your accommodation, so the trip inside Paris may increase the journey time.
  • Intermediate stops: Some private transfer services include in the price several stops within the same city. You may be interested if you are traveling with a group but staying in different hotels.
  • Is it necessary to make a reservation? Yes, it is a personalized service, so they need your arrival information, number of passengers and place of destination in advance.

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2 A direct and economical option: the Paris - Beauvais shuttle bus

Paris bus| ©Bus Box
Paris bus| ©Bus Box

There is a shuttle bus service that runs directly between the airport and the capital. Departure times, both from Paris and from the airport, are adapted to those of the airlines. This detail makes this option very convenient for travelers: no need to leave in plenty of time or wait for long hours in an airport lounge.

This option is also economical; adults pay approximately €29 for a round trip and children (up to 11 years of age) pay approximately €20. And for the youngest children (up to 4 years old) the trip is free.

If your itinerary is not yet fully booked and you have not decided when to return, you can redeem the return trip up to 12 months after the purchase of the ticket.
Or, if you prefer, you can buy a one-way ticket only. The price is in line with the round trip, it is not more expensive: adults pay in this case about € 15 and children about € 10.

The destination stop in Paris is the Pershing parking lot at Porte Maillot. It is very well served by public transport in the city: it is connected to the RER line C (Paris regional trains) and metro line 1. It is very close to the Champs Elysées, so you can start sightseeing as soon as the bus doors open.

Useful information

  • Timetable: There is a wide choice of bus routes between the airport and Paris, and they coincide with flight arrivals and departures.

The first departure from Paris is at 03:10 am and arrives at the airport at 04:25 am. Thereafter, there are departures almost every hour, although I advise you to check the schedules on their website, because being coordinated with the airlines they are not regular. They make it very easy for you: next to the departure time, they indicate for which flight the route is intended.

Departures in the opposite direction, from the airport to Paris, start at 08:30 and arrive at Maillot at 09:45. The page also tells travelers which flight each bus is going to.

  • Price: For adults, the round trip costs about 29€ and for children about 20€. A single trip is about half the price: Approximately 15€ for adults and 10€ for children. For small children (up to 4 years) the trip is free of charge.
  • Duration of the trip: On both routes, the trip lasts about one hour and fifteen minutes. However, keep in mind that it is a bus, and that road trips are subject to traffic problems.
  • Intermediate stops: None. Most airport users go to Paris, so this route to the capital is direct. Very convenient.
  • Do I need to book? I recommend that you reserve your ticket. You can buy them directly at the ticket office, but you risk that there are no seats available or that there will be a queue and you will miss the bus.

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3 If you like to drive, rent a car right off the plane

Car ride| ©Alexandr Podvalny
Car ride| ©Alexandr Podvalny

If you plan to travel during your trip to Paris by car, there are several companies that offer car rental directly at the airport such as Europcar, Avis, Budget or Hertz.

The advantage of this option is the flexibility it gives you: you can start your trip as soon as you get off the plane, make as many stops as you want and arrive directly from the airport to your accommodation, without having to take the Paris metro or other means of transport once you arrive in the city.

You can check the models available for your travel dates online. There is a range of economy cars, but luxury vehicles or even motorhomes are also available. This is another advantage of this option: you can customize your trip according to your preferences. The price varies depending on factors such as the range of the vehicle and the duration of the trip.

The service of finding a private car for rent at Beauvais is available on the airport's own website, under the "passengers" tab and shows you the most economical options first. You can rent a car at Beauvais airport and return it at the same place the following week for approximately 500€. As the range improves and the vehicle's priorities increase, the price can go up to around 1.800€.

I advise you to research the cars available online for your travel dates and when you decide to book before you arrive. This way you are sure to find what you want and you only have to pick up your car at the car rental place at the airport itself.

One thing to be aware of is that there are two places where you can pick up your rented car at Beauvais airport, depending on the company you choose: in parking lot 3 and in an area set up for this purpose in front of terminal 2, between the bus station and the parking lots. Ask for directions from the company you rent from or follow the signs that read "Car rental" or a silhouette of a car with a key on top of it.

Interesting facts

  • Schedule: If you have booked, you will be able to pick up your car upon arrival, although be aware that car rental companies at Beauvois airport have business hours. Make sure it is compatible with your flight, so you don't have to wait for the office to open to pick up your car.
  • Price: The price of a rental car depends on many factors. The cheapest option to rent a car from Beauvois airport for a week is around 500€. From that price, you can customize your option with more features.
  • Travel time: The trip to Paris by car takes about an hour and twenty minutes.
  • Intermediate stops: Well, you drive, so you decide the itinerary.
  • Do I need to make a reservation? Yes.

4 If you are not in a hurry, take the regional express train (TER)

Paris RER| ©Rob Dammers
Paris RER| ©Rob Dammers

Another option to get from Paris to Beauvois airport and vice versa is to take the regional express train. You will see it marked TER.

From Paris Gare du Nord you can take a regional train to Beauvois SNCF station. The trip takes one hour and thirty minutes, but it is not direct, so although it has the advantage of being an economical option, it is not very practical. It may be worthwhile if your hotel in Paris is at the Gare du Nord.

Once you arrive at the Beauvois train station, there is still a long way to the airport, which you can travel by bus or cab. In the first case, you have to add to the price of your trip the cost of the bus line 6 (it is a public transport, so the price is about 1 €) and about 30 minutes of travel. Buses leave both the train station and the airport twice an hour, between 7:30 and 19:18.

If you decide to take a cab between Beauvais train station and the airport, the approximate price is 16€ and the travel time is slightly less than the bus, about 20 minutes extra to add to your train ride. The schedules are more flexible, of course, they leave whenever you want.

Useful information

  • Timetable: There is a high frequency of trains between Gare du Nord and Beauvais, up to 26 trains per day on weekdays. The first train departs at 06:07. You can check if there are trains at the time you need on their website.
  • Price: The price of the train ticket between the city of Paris(Gare du Nord) and Beauvais is approximately 16€. To this price you have to add the cost of the bus or cab you need to get from this station to the airport.
  • Travel time: One hour and thirty minutes, to which must be added another half hour if you want to connect with a bus to get to the airport or a cab, which will take about 20 minutes to get from the Beauvois train station to the airport.
  • Intermediate stops: Yes, you must necessarily transfer and stop at the Beauvois train station. There you have to take another means of transport to finish the journey. If you decide to take a bus instead of a cab, it also has intermediate stops.
  • Is it necessary to make a reservation? No, it is not necessary to make a reservation (it is a public transport option, so you can buy your ticket directly at the ticket office), but it is advisable: some trains get full. It may be the one you need to get to your flight, so you'd better make a reservation and secure a seat.

5 The last option for this journey, the cab

Taking a Taxi| ©Markus Winkler
Taking a Taxi| ©Markus Winkler

Although the cab stand is directly at the airport and may be a good option for travel to closer locations, cabs between Paris and Beauvais airportare not a popular or practical option due to the distance between them.
is not a popular or practical option because of the distance between them.

The cheapest fare (between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m.) between these two points can cost you 170€. If you travel at night, you can pay up to 200€.

Moreover, taking into account that Beauvois airport is mostly used by low-cost airlines, it is likely that you will pay more for a cab to get to Paris than what you paid for the flight.

I recommend you to choose one of the other options that I propose for this trip.

Interesting facts

  • Schedule: Whatever you want. The stop is at the exit of the airport, so as soon as you arrive you will have a cab available.
  • Price: between 170 € and 200 € approximately, depending on normal or night rate. Note that the road transfer is always subject to possible traffic jams, which in this case will raise the taximeter. In addition, depending on where you are going in Paris, the trip may be longer and more expensive.
  • Travel time: Approximately one hour and a half, depending on where you are staying in Paris or possible traffic jams on the road.
  • Intermediate stops: No.
  • Is a reservation necessary? No.

Comparison of means of transport

Beauvais Airport interior| ©Rastrojo
Beauvais Airport interior| ©Rastrojo

These are the options you have to get from Beauvais airport to the city of Paris. You have a choice, depending on the trip you choose: from public transport to private transfer.

For you to see everything at a glance, I have put the most important information in this table.

  • BUS
  • Duration: 1 hour and 20 minutes
  • Price: 29€ approximately
  • Do I need a reservation?: Yes
  • Is it direct?: Yes
  • 1 hour and 30 minutes
  • From 300€.
  • Yes
  • Yes
  • 1 hour and 30 minutes
  • From 350€ (one week)
  • Yes
  • Yes (week)
  • 2 hours
  • 25€ - 50€
  • No
  • No
  • TAXI
  • 1 hour and 20 minutes
  • 170€ -200€
  • No
  • Yes

Now you have all the details to get to Paris and start enjoying the city. I leave you with these tips to have the best trip ever, have fun!

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