WFU in Dijon
Dijon: getting there from Paris
This page gives you
information about getting from Paris to
STEP 1: Getting from the airport to the
Your first goal after the airport will be the Gare de Lyon. This is the Parisian train station from which all trains to
1) TAXI: Follow the signs to the taxi stand and take a taxi. This is the most convenient but expensive (less expensive if you’re traveling with someone); it may cost 40 euros or more.
2) SHUTTLE BUS: There are also several buses that run from the airport to various points within the city: these include RoissyBus and the Air France bus. You will want to be sure that you can conveniently get from their arrival point to the Gare de Lyon. The most convenient would be to take the Air France shuttle from Roissy-Charles de Gaulle to the Gare de Lyon. Note that this will likely require changing terminals at the airport. Information here:
example: you can take RoissyBus (which has more stops
at the airport) to the Opéra, then take the RER A
line (direction Marne-la-Vallée,
General information on all Roissy-Charles de Gaulle shuttles:
3) RER: Follow the signs to the RER station and at the RER ticket window ask for “un billet aller simple pour la section urbaine”: a one-way ticket to take you into the city. Take the RER B line to the Châtelet-Les Halles station, where you will change to the Métro line 1 (direction Château de Vincennes) and take it to the Gare de Lyon stop. The disadvantage of this option is that your luggage will be awkward to carry around in the stations, especially for the complicated correspondence at Châtelet-Les Halles.
Aéroport Roissy-Charles de Gaulle – Maps of the terminals and other useful information:
STEP 2: Your train ticket
Once you get to the Gare de Lyon, you will either already have a ticket or you
will buy one there. Not all trains from
1) You can buy a ticket online from the French railway website (voyages-sncf.com: click on the Train tab). You can save a lot of money if you purchase it 30 days or more in advance. If you do purchase your ticket in advance, be sure to leave yourself lots of time to get from the airport to the train station; I would say three hours to be on the safe side.
Tips on searching for tickets:
a) You can enter the category that corresponds to your age, but leave the boxes “Code offre spéciale,” “carte et abonnement,” and “Carte de fidelité” as they are. These options refer to special deal cards that must be purchased separately.
Leave the option Sélectionnez le pays
de réception ou de retrait des billets on
You have two options for getting the physical ticket:
a) With certain kinds of tickets, you can print your ticket yourself and that will be what you show the conductor when you travel. This is the best option, because you won’t have to stand in line at the train station to pick up your ticket. A ticket like this does not need to be validated at the station.
According to the SNCF website, the following types of tickets are printable: Prem’s, Smilys, Print & Go or ®iDTGV. (See the website below for information.) Make sure to choose Imprimez votre billet vous-même when you make the online purchase.
b) If you can’t purchase a printable ticket, you can pick up the ticket at the train station. You’ll need to stand in line at the ticket window (guichet), which may require extra time. Be sure to read the indications over the ticket windows and go to one where you can pick up your ticket.
If you wait to buy your ticket at the Gare de Lyon,
go to a ticket window (look above the ticket windows for the kinds of tickets
that are sold at each) and ask for an aller simple to
There is also a
STEP 3: Getting from the
Once you get out at the
My contact information:
The program director’s apartment is at 6 place Grangier, near the central post office. The phone and fax number there is 03 80 66 70 76 (from the