Aug 20, 03, 9:05 am
I'm considering a train trip where I'd arrive into Paris Nord on EuroStar train and transfer to a TGV train at Paris Gare Lyon. How long should I allow for taxi transfer? And how much would it cost? I'd be traveling on a Saturday, if that helps.
Aug 20, 03, 10:34 am
Travel time by taxi would be about 10-15 minutes once you're in the cab -- it's pretty much a straight shot on the boulevards and no river crossing, with Republique and Bastille being the places where you get hung up a bit. The queues to get a taxi at Gare du Nord can be long, so you might need to add up to 15-20 minutes to the total time.
My best guess at the fare would be €10-15, but that's an informed guess more than an experienced answer.
If you don't have much luggage, it's a fairly easy subway ride on the D line of the RER train (2 or 3 stops, no transfers -- about 15 minutes total, including walk, wait, and ride times). However, if you're not staying in Paris and don't have any subway tickets, you'd have the additional ticket-buying hassle.
Aug 27, 03, 12:34 pm
Spot on advice from wideman.