Flying from or to Paris through the Beauvais Airport? Man, this will not spark joy. The good news? This article won’t be long since this Airport is the size of a handkerchief – so you will be able to just skim through it and ~enjoy the views~.
This is definitely the fastest and most comfortable way to get to the city, with the journey lasting around 60–90 min (depending on where you’re staying). They are waiting for you by the exit on both of the terminals, so it should not be difficult to spot one. While booking a good ol’ Uber may be tempting, they can’t use the bus lane here (while the ~real taxis~ can). A sweet spot? Get a G7 taxi app – it works like Uber (so you can pre-book it while waiting for your luggage or even a few hours before; and you can pay with cash tho). It’s super reliable and can use that bus priority lane, allowing you to wave to all the uncultured swines standing in the traffic while you pass them by ~like a VIP~. Taxi drivers rarely speak English, but you may easily get by with a little help from a translator of your choice. By the way, unless you’re 100% sure you know the correct pronunciation of the place you need to go to, don’t try to freestyle – it sets the French people right off ~for some reason~ (an eyeroll in english-speaker). Want to balance the cheap airport with some luxurious drive? Check out our favorite private shuttle companies here:
Bus Beauvais is the easy and cheap way to get to Paris. It connects the airport with the Porte Maillot metro/RER/ tram (soon) station at the western border, near the Arc du Triomphe within 1:15h. From there you can hop on the 1 line metro line horizontally crossing the whole city, which actually makes the Bus not such a bad solution after all. With the service running from 3:30 am to 10:50 pm, there’s a pretty good chance you will catch your flight and the bus does not really enter Paris inner circle, the traffic is not so severe. You can buy the tickets online, as well as in many automatic machines around the airport – let’s say you will definitely feel encouraged to take it. The truth is, there’s no other way that will get you to the city without any connections beforehand, so it’s definitely worth trying out if taxi or any other private shuttle is not for you.