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Beauvais Tille Airport (BVA) is the Parisian gateway for several budget airlines--among them, Ryanair, Sterling, Blue Air, Norwegian Air Shuttle, and Wizzair. The airport is located in Tille, just outside the town of Beauvais, about 80 km or 50 miles northwest of Paris. Here's how to reach Paris from Beauvais:

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ABOVE: Ryanair passengers board a bus for Beauvais Airport at Porte Maillot in Paris.

Airport bus

photoThis is by far the most convenient mode of transport, because buses run directly between the airport and the Porte Maillot in Paris. Buses leave for Paris 20 minutes after each flight's arrival, and buses from Paris to BVA depart three hours before the scheduled flight time. (See bus timetable). The fare is €16, and travel time is about 75 minutes.

To Paris: Buy your ticket in the arrivals hall, at the kiosk outside the airport, or online. The bus will take you to the coach parking lot just north of the Hotel Concorde-La Fayette at Porte Maillot. From the parking lot, turn right and walk to the Paris Congress Center, where you'll find a Métro station inside and an RER station across the street.

photoFrom Paris: Exit the RER or the Métro at Porte Maillot and walk along the north or Neuilly side of the Paris Congress Center and the Hotel Concorde La Fayette (inset photo).

Across the street, you'll see a coach parking lot. (See official access map.) Walk to the corner and cross at the light. Buy your ticket at the booth in the parking lot or, if it's closed, from the driver. (Tickets are also available online.) Try to arrive at least 3 hours 15 minutes before your flight time--or even earlier, to be certain of getting on a bus.

Train

Trains of the French national railroads, SNCF, run between the town of Beauvais and the Gare du Nord in Paris. However, the train takes about an hour and it's a 15-minute taxi ride to the Beauvais SNCF station, so you're better off taking the bus to Porte Maillot.

Shuttle van

Beauvais Airport Shuttle runs seven-passenger vans between Beauvais and Paris hotels. It also offers service to Charles de Gaulle Airport and Disneyland Paris. Rates are quite a bit higher than what you'd pay for the airport bus. (Private shuttles are available for groups and spendthrifts.)

Taxi

You can hire a cab from Beauvais into Paris for €120-160, depending on your hotel's location and whether you're traveling in the daytime or after dark. But then, if you could afford a €120-160 cab ride, you probably wouldn't be flying on a budget airline.

For more information on BVA and ground transportation, visit the airport's official Web site at aeroportbeauvais.com.


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