a VirtualTourist member asked on Jun 5, 2013
Please advise me on the cheapest way to travel from Hotel Novotel Marne La Vallee Collegien to Charles De Gaulle Airport and the journey.
You'll have to taxi to the Bussy Saint-Georges station. Take RER A direction La Defense/Grande Arche to the rail station Chatelet les Halles. Change to RER B direction Aeroport Charles de Gaulle and it takes you directly to the airport.
There may be a bus available too. I notice there is a lot of work on the RER lines so perhaps a bus would be a better option. You might ask at your hotel. I'm sure they would know about construction and maintenance problems and advise you how to get around them.
This web site may help you. [original link]
According to your hotel web site, your nearest RER station is a Bussy Saint-Georges and you are going to Roissy Charles de Gaulle (CDG).
Is that cheaper than simply taking the train? I don't know how far the hotel is from the train station, but it is one or two stops to the airport, and ti seems for the wear and tear and luggage struggles a small difference would be worth it?
I think you'd be far better getting a taxi to Marne la Vallée TGV station, as suggested, than going all the way back through Paris itself. Perhaps the hotel has a shuttle service to the station, many of them do. If they don't, then the taxi to Bussy st. Georges RER, a couple of stops to the same Marne la Vallée TGV/RER station, then a couple of stops (may only be 1) to CDG. Less time and cheaper.
Thanks gwened. The bus looks like the cheapest option especially with all the work on the RER tracks. I'm not sure when the poster is going so the track maintenance may not be a problem. Also, if he's going at rush hour, the bus may take more time. If he's going very early or late, a shuttle wouldn't be the cheapest option but might be the most convenient.
Paul's suggestion of going to the Marne la Vallee TGV station is also very practical and about as cheap as it can be done. This gives him some good options.
It would help of we knew when he's planning this but he can check on the interactive web sites he's been given here.