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Best Train Options: Paris CDG to Bruges

Best Train Options: Paris CDG to Bruges

Old Jan 19, 19, 4:19 pm
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Best Train Options: Paris CDG to Bruges

Im traveling with a group of six people from CDG-Bruges at the end of March. We land at 17:20 on BA from London with HBO and US passports. Our trip is originating at LAX, so we will be tired and would like to get there as quickly as possible. We are considering :

1. Taking the 18:48 TGV from CDG-Lille and then having a driver pick us up at the train station and drop us off at our hotel in Bruges. (1 hour train, 1 hour drive, 51 per person) Arrive @ ~ 20:48

2. Having a driver pick us up at CDG and drive us to our hotel in Bruges.
(~ 2hours/ 45 minutes, 71 per person). Arrive @ ~ 20:30

3. The 19:07 TGV from CDG-Brussels-Bruges. (2 hours/55 minutes, 81 per person) Arrive @ ~ 22:02

I think that #1 would be the least painful. Does this sound like a reasonable plan? Will there be traffic if we drive?
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Old Jan 23, 19, 12:19 pm
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I would definitely go with option 1. Cheapest and fastest, and would avoid my least favorite part of travel- long car rides.
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Old Jan 27, 19, 3:41 am
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I would go for option 2 without hesitation after such a long trip. Minimal cost difference, less hassle, no traffic issues as CDG is north east of Paris directly on the highway going to Belgium (A1) and no more (or very little) commuting traffic from Paris after CDG.
Option 1 is certainly not bad, but my pref goes to #2.
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Old Jan 27, 19, 8:21 pm
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I would go with #2 without a doubt. You will be tired and there is a little bit of logistics included in t#1 and #3 that you could avoid and have a trouble free experience in all.
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Old Feb 7, 19, 12:06 pm
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Or, option 4: fly to Brussels rather than CDG, and get a train or cab from there.
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