- WHERE TO STAY
Beauvais Airport or Paris-Beauvais Airport, is located about 80km (55 miles) north of the French capital Paris.
It is around 80 minutes from Paris by the Beauvais airport bus that is largely used for transfers between the airport and the French capital.
Paris-Beauvais Airport (airport code BVA) as it is often known is used by low-cost budget airlines and dominated by Ryanair and Wizz Air.
Paris-Beauvais is a small airport compared to the main Paris airports, Charles de Gaulle (CDG) and Orly, and further from the French capital.
On a typical day the airport will only handle around 50 flights.
A paying shuttle service is organised to and from Paris-Beauvais Airport and Paris-Porte Maillot (just to the west of the city centre, less than 1km from the Arc de Triomphe and Champs-Elysees) for each flight. Rather than a regular frequency timetable, bus services are timed to service individual flights.
At Paris-Beauvais Airport, every bus service leaves approximately 20 minutes after each flight arrival, journey time is about 80 minutes. You find the bus stop immediately outside the passenger terminal.
Bus tickets must be purchased within the arrival lounge or at the sales point outside the passenger terminal or online.
For the return journey, you should be at the coach park at least 3 hours 30 minutes before your scheduled flight time (coach will depart at 3 hours 15 minutes before).
The departure from Paris is located at the coach park on the Boulevard Pershing, near the hotel Concorde Lafayette to the west of Paris city centre.
The coach park is about 300m from a Metro station Porte Maillot on line 1 of the Paris Metro.
If flights are close together the bus may support more than one flight.
There are frequent trains every 1-2 hours between Beauvais and Paris Gare du Nord. Typical journey time is about 80 minutes.
It's a 15-minute ride from the train station to the airport by taxi. The cost should be around €13-€16.
If you want to stay overnight prior to an early flight there is a good choice of hotels in Beauvais town itself, but none on the airport. Below is a link listing most of the main hotels serving Beauvais.
Broadly, independent hotels are located near the airport and city centre and the chain hotels are situated on the outskirts of the city.