2006 World Championships Travel Information

Posted in Feature on October 3, 2006

By Wizards of the Coast

Travel to and inside Paris

By plane
Charles de Gaulle international airport is 27km (17mi) north of Paris. It's a major transport hub, so you shouldn't have any trouble finding a flight, regardless of where you're flying from.
There are lots of ways from Charles de Gaulle to the city, from shuttle trains to an assortment of public buses, private shuttles and taxis.

The city's second main airport, Aéroport d'Orly, is 16km (10mi) south of central Paris. A bus runs between d'Orly and Charles de Gaulle. Beauvais is a smaller airport that handles Ryanair and charter flights.

Travelling to Paris can be cheap if you book well in advance. The below prices are just indicative. We can't guarantee these fares and actual flight prices will depend on when the flights are booked.

From Europe
You should be able to find tickets to Paris between 150€-200€ coming from:
Amsterdam, Berlin, Geneva, Rome, Madrid, Lisbon, London, Dublin and Copenhagen.

You should be able to find tickets to Paris between 200€-350€ coming from:
Brussels, Moscow, Oslo, Helsinki and Athens.


Carrousel du Louvre
99 rue Rivoli
75001 Paris

You can get there by:
Métro: line 1 and 7
Station Palais Royal-Musée de Louvre

Bus: Lines 21- 27- 39- 81- 95
Station Palais Royal

From North America
Prices range from 550€ up to 750€ coming from:
Toronto, New York, Chicago, Miami, Denver, Dallas, Los Angeles, San Francisco and Seattle.

From South America
Prices range from 750€ up to 1.200€ coming from:
Mexico, Buenos Aires, La Paz and Panama.

From Asia/Australia
Prices range from 680€ up to 1.500€ coming from:
Tokyo, Osaka, Peking, Hong Kong, Seoul, Kuala Lumpur, Wellington, Manila, Singapore, Taipei and Bankok.

From South Africa
Flying from Johannesburg should cost around 800 €

By Train
There are six major train stations in Paris, each of which handles traffic to different parts of France and the rest of Europe. The most spectacular route is via the Channel Tunnel (or Chunnel); the Eurostar passenger service takes only three hours. TGV (train à grande vitesse) services also link Paris with Amsterdam and Brussels. France's superb domestic rail network can take you to almost every part of the country

Prices vary between 80€ and 200€, coming from the following cities:
Brussels, Lille, Strasbourg, Nancy, Lyon, Marseille, Montpellier, Toulouse, Bordeaux and Nantes.

By Car
With the Eurotunnel service, you can now drive from London to Paris, with your car neatly on the shuttle train. If driving from elsewhere in Europe, once you're in France modern auto routes will get you to Paris quickly, if rather expensively.

- From Lille: highway A1 - 2h
- From Strasbourg: highway A4 - 4h30
- From Lyon: highway A6 - 4h30
- From Marseille: highway A7-A6 - 7h30
- From Montpellier: highway A75-A71 - 7h15
- From Toulouse: highway A62-A20-A10 - 6h30
- From Bordeaux: highway A10 - 5h45
- From Nantes: highway A11 - 4h

By Bus
Euroline buses run from Paris to cities all over Europe. Long-haul bus travel within France isn't really an option, however.

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