Most of you who have traveled to Paris have most likely landed at the Charles de Gaulle or Orly airports. Another airport seving Paris is Beauvais- Tillé which is located approximately 55 miles north of Paris in the town of Tillé. The Beauvais airport welcomes flights from many low cost/budget European airlines including: Ryanair, Wizzair, Sterling, BlueAir and Norwegian Air Shuttle. Unlike larger airports, Beauvais is only open from 6:30am to 11:30pm and there is no luggage storage. From Beauvais, it is possible to catch a flight to a variety of other European capitals including: Barcelona, Budapest, Dublin, Rome and Stockholm. There are several options for making the easy trip (approximately an hour and a half) from Beauvais to Paris proper.
Getting from Beauvais to Paris
There is direct bus service from Beauvais to Paris’ Porte Maillot (located on the Metro line 1 and RER line C), which takes about an hour and twenty minutes. When returning to the airport, buses depart from Paris at the coach park on Boulevard Pershing, across from the Palais de Congrès. Buses leave from Paris 3 hours before each departing flight and from Beauvais Airport 20 minutes after each arrival. The cost for a one-way ticket is 14 euros. Tickets can be purchased at the coach station in Paris or at Beauvais Airport.
You can catch hourly trains on the Paris-Creil-Beauvais (regional network) line that depart from the Beauvais train station (accessible via shuttle or taxi from the airport). Trains arrive at the Gare du Nord station in Paris (some transfer at the Creil train station). The cost is between 12 and 14 euros. The travel time without a transfer is typically an hour and a half.
It is possible, yet pricey, to take a taxi from Beauvais to Paris. The hour and a half ride costs about 120€ (minimum) and takes about an hour and a half. Taxis can be found right outside the arrivals terminal.
Most of the main car rental companies (Alamo, Avis, Budget, Europcar, Hertz, National/Citer, etc.) have branches at Beauvais. The car rental stations are located near the exit of the arrival terminal (the shuttle stop is also in this area) and cars can also be returned to this area or near Paris’ Porte Maillot (cars can also be rented here if you prefer to take the shuttle into the city).
Driving from Beauvais to Paris is relatively simple. Follow the A16 south and it will lead you directly into the city. Ask your hotel’s concierge or host for more specific driving directions for when you arrive in the City of Lights. Via Michelin is also a good resource for charting your course.