The best way is by taxi. Depending upon how many are traveling, taxis can be the least expensive option.
Do no accept offers from clandestine drivers soliciting from within the terminals. Proceed to the official taxi queue usually located steps from the Customs/baggage claim exits. Have your destination address written on paper to hand to the driver.
Taxi drivers are not tipped but I usually add a few euros if he helps with the luggage.
To provide any useful advice, we need to know the exact address you are going to. There are a variety of ways of transport, but which you should use depends on your exact destination.
But it leaves you near the Louvre, which may not be where you want to be.
If you can afford the thousands a European trip costs from Atlanta, then you can probably spring for a taxi on arrival which will run about 55 euros for two people give or take 10. This is door to door so you don't need to worry about lugging bags up and down stairs of the metro or have to worry about pickpockets on the train when you are jet lagged and carrying all your valuables.
The train would cost 10 Euro each and that tickets gets you to the closest metro station to your hotel; it may involve a lot of stairs and changes though. Depending on your location this might be easy as well as cheap. e.g. if your hotel is near one of the major RER B stops in Paris -- Gare du Nord, Chatelet les Halles, Luxembourg or Denfert Rochereau. If not you would be transferring to the metro from one of those stations.
Thanks all. I am staying at Hôtel SIGNATURE Saint Germain des Prés.
For detailed instructions, you can use RATP's trip planner if you want to take public transportation
In FROM: input Aeroport Charles De Gaulle 1 and click on it in the dropdown menu
In TO: input 5 rue Chomel and click on it in the dropdown menu
Choose your arrival time from the dropdown menu and date from the calendar
Then - SEARCH
In the result, click on 'Show the detail of the route' under the route illustration
This link should be the English version of the route planner but, in case it isn't, click on 'EN'
in the upper left hand corner, parts of the site will still be in French.
Edited to add: I would take a taxi from the airport.
There's plenty of time to take public transportation once you get settled in your hotel and have a vague idea of where you are.Edited: 23 May 2015, 03:19
Actually for detailed instructions just go on the hotels website.. it explains exactly how to get there from both airports.. or driving.. why do people not look at hotel websites.. they almost always have a "how to get here" or "access" icon to click on.
Since there is no way to get there without transferring onto metro.. no matter if you take bus into city or RER.. the easiest way is definitely the taxi .
Taxi will cost you roughly 55-60 euros to that hotel. In proportion to money one spends on trip.. this is peanuts. I get being on a budget.. but this is not a place to cheap out.. you will arrive likely tired and confused.. why start off on wrong foot.
Ps Write down COMPLETE name and address of hotel ( including zipcode) and hand to taxi driver. Its easiest and avoids confusion over hotels with possibly similar names.. or in different areas.
And only take a taxi from official taxi stand at airport.
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