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Got taxi from gare du nord coming up to friday midnight.
there was a huge queue and although we had to wait, it was not a long wait. i think the taxis know when eurostar arrives and there were loads, hence the short wait.
It was safe, the queues orderly. And not as pricey as i was expecting!
The only warning is as you leave the station, dodgy sorts approach and offer you a taxi, with no waiting. even when we said no, he wouldnt not stop badgering us so i had to REALLY tell him.
Take a Taxi
Taxi was our choice of transportation to get from the airport to the hotel. We found a tai relatively quickly after claiming the bag and off we went. The ride was smooth and virtually traffic free since it was so early in the morning. The tipr cost 40 Euros but was worth it to not have to lug luggage on public transport.
Best Taxi in Paris
G7- taxis must be best taxis in Paris. You can order it advance and it REALLY IS there just in time.
About 50EUR from Paris to CG Airport, but it may be more if there are lot of traffic.
Also, very nice drivers and they can talk english too (they really asked if we like to have english-spoken driver)
Paris Taxi Fare Calculator Tool
I get a kick out of this online taxi fare calculator for Paris:
When I put in CDG to your destination I get this: -(assuming you arrive in am):
Estimated Fare using meter at 08:43
Distance: 29.58 km. | Duration: 29 min.
jump in the taxi 2.10 € (this is probably wrong - should be 5,60 ?)
29.58 km. x 1.10 € per km 32.55 € (should be 30km x 0,83 euro?)
waiting in traffic (~11 min.) 5.55 € (thought this was clever)
Total 40.20 €
Sounds close but who knows? Anke-Thea
is probably more accurate.
Either way, it's a fun tool to play with for estimating Paris fares & my hat's off to whoever put this little taxi fare site together. Supposedly works in Amsterdam Barcelona Berlin Boston Chicago Dublin London Los Angeles Madrid New York Paris Prague Rome San Francisco Toronto. It would be fun to know if you think it's accurate in your city. Best regards!
- Budget Travel
Go to the North subburbs of Paris
to go to Gennevilliers, you can take RER + metro, it would take you around 1H30 and 13 Euros for the both tickets
Genneviliers is in the North, I would suggest you to consider to take a Shuttle company for 35 Euros (net)
for example http://www.netcapricorn.com/clients/airportconnection/paris.htm
Taxi rates vary per time of day
Taxi rates in Paris vary by time of day.
Here is a link with information:
Or see the link below in the Website field where you will find phone numbers to call a taxi.
The fares differ per which part of the day you travel.
Now the fares itself are set by the Paris government (police department):
http://www.prefecture-police-paris.interieur.gouv.fr/documentation/publication/taxis.pdf(obviously in French and dates from January 2007). Or click here
As of January 2007:
the starting fee is 5,60 euro
Tarif A: From 10-17 hrs: km. price = 0,83 euro.
Tarif B: From 17-22 hrs: km. price = 1,10 euro.
Tarif C: From midnight - 7 hrs: price = 1,33 euro.
For Sunday rates only Tarif B and C apply and for public holidays, Tarif B applies.
Tip originally written in January 2008.
- Road Trip
Do not use - Bee Shuttle
We booked bee-shuttle to pick us up from the airport and take us to our hotel, when we got there, this was not there, so phoned up about 3-4 times to be told that he was on his way, eventually the last time we phoned they said the person was there already, and it turned out he was standing in the wrong place. This was just the start of it. We thought o maybe it was a mixup.
But we had this booked to take us back to the airport for us to go home. This was booked for 5pm, it was still not there but quarter past, so we phoned to be told that he was on his way, half an hour later this had still not arrived, phoned again to be told it was on its way, this happened about another 3 times, then eventually they phoned us to say it would be there in a couple of minute HALF PAST 6 this arrived - AN HOUR AND A HALF LATE, this was just a joke. Traffic ended up a nightmare, and we just made it on the plane and no more, and the driver had the cheek to stand and wait on a tip, somehow i dont think so. I have e-mailed them to complain and i got an e-mail back to say this was getting past to the correct person, i've chased up the e-mail another 3 times, and still not heard back. I would not advise anybody at all to use this company!!!!!!
I've taken 7 taxis in Paris during 4 trips:
1st trip, taxi ride to CDG airport took 20 or 30 minutes (mid-morning traffic) - plus tip the cost was 40€ (about $40USD).
2nd trip, I feared I may be late in getting to Nôtre Dame for the Pâques (Easter) celebration. Caught a taxi at Métro St-Paul. From the Marais on a Sunday was 5€ including tip. The driver seemed pleased & I was first in line for the ceremony.
3rd ride, which was the best, was past midnight when I feared I wouldn't make my Metro connection from the taxi stand at Place Maubert in the Latin Quarter to Place d'Anvers in Montmartre. I negotiated a rate of 15 euros but it was actually less. The guy took me straight from one area to the other while taking me past beautifully lit monuments regaling me with stories of his days of living in Sri Lanka & while we discussed Elvis Presley & John Lennon - best ride of my life!
4th trip was from rue d'Orsel in the 18th to the Hotel Chopin - for 16euros. A total rip-off. When he showed up the price on the meter was 10euros & then 6 more racked up during that trip (which should have been short) where he zig-zagged east & west racking up the charge.
5th trip was great, too, we went straight from Gare de Lyon to my hotel in the Latin Quarter (Hotel les Degres de Notre Dame) - nothing scary & a beautiful ride at night, no needless zigzagging.
6th trip was also one of the best - from the hotel in the Latin Quarter to CDG airport - the guy was fast, efficient, took me straight to the correct gate - got there in TWENTY-FIVE minutes (of course, it was Sunday so hardly any traffic) and about 50euros. I was completely satisfied.
7th trip was in Nov '07 - a lady from the hotel & I shared a taxi from near Les Gobelins to CDG; my share was 28euro.
CityFlash has maps that shows all the Taxi Stands in central Paris - very much worth the $5!
Photo: Feb 06
- Family Travel
- Women's Travel
Rip-off taxi driver
We arrived at the Gare du Nord by Eurostar on the first day of a strike of all public transport in Paris. It was cold and dark and there was a massive queue waiting for taxis at the official taxi-rank. When we spotted 'taxis' waiting at another place we went over to them. One of the drivers told us that we would not get to our hotel in Montemartre for less than the 70 Euros he wanted to charge. He became quite agressive when we tried to get the price down so we left him and went back to the queue. We didn't have to wait too long for an 'official' metered taxi which took us to our hotel for €10!
- Family Travel
- Budget Travel
Taxi to CDG
In the interest of speed my cousin and I decided to take a taxi from
our hotel on the Left Bank to CGD Airport. It took about 45 minutes
with moderate traffic and cost about 50 Euros + tip. It was faster
than the Blue Shuttle (25E) and much faster than the Metro.
If you will take a taxi in Paris , you have to pay minimum Eur.5,70 even taximeter shows less than Eur.5,70 when you get out of taxi.
From Orly Airport to Opera area by taxi at 23:00 , I had paid only Eur.35. But from Opera area to Orly I had paid Eur.45 in the afternoon.
- Business Travel
- Romantic Travel and Honeymoons
Taxi vs. Airport Shuttle
We just had family visit us in Paris and they had to pay over 100 euros to take a taxi from the CDG airport to our home in the 15th arrondissement for 3 people and 6 bags.
For their return trip to the CDG airport, we booked an airport shuttle with Paris Shuttle. The total price for the 3 people and 6 bags was drastically better as they only paid 57 euros. This seemed to be a much better option as the pick-up could be for a private residence and the driver showed up on time. The company uses VW vans, so there was plenty of room for passengers and lots of luggage.
- Budget Travel
(Just exiting a club at 2:00am on Friday night )
oops... Metro closed an hour ago.... No problem, just flag down a passing taxi.
....me: " Taxeee..."
Even when their lights indicate they are vacant, they don't always stop like in NYC.
Know where taxi stands are, taxi phone numbers, and what 4-star hotels are close to the club you just left. There should be a taxi stand or the concierge at a 4-star hotel can call you a cab.
Paris isn't NYC, and despite what the doorman or bartender says, you can't always just flag a taxi on the street at 4:00 am.
Some Paris hotels will tell you avoid taking a taxi during the day, and notably in the morning until 11:00, and in the late afternoon from 4:00 to 8:00. (in other words, avoid rush-hour.)
Streets are jam-packed during those periods, and seeing the meter run while you're a sitting in bumper-to-bumper traffic is a pain.
note: the taxis stands outside the hot clubs in St.-Michel move very slowly when the clubs let out. Sometimes it is smarter to hoof it to a hotel nearby.
Taxi stands and phone numbers for Paris taxis listed at the web site below:
- Budget Travel
- Business Travel
The Paris Taxi!
Well, the Paris Taxi is useful. It's the only transportation after 1 am but don't count on it during the week ends, you spend hours looking for them and they are rare and all taken. You might have to walk back to the Hotel. But that isn't so bad in the summer and is very romantic if you are not wearing high heels. It has happened to me often, twice on New Year's Eve, walking home after the Party from the other side of Paris! Be careful they don't take you on a trip. From the airport to Paris is around 45 euros. Anywhere inside Paris is around 10, a bit more at night. They often take tourists to their destinations in a very roundabout way which is not fun if you are on a tight budget, but otherwise it's always nice to visit Paris and it's beautiful. But watch them, I am sorry to say I have had some nasty surprises and I live here!
From one airport to the other
Getting from one airport to another by taxi costs about 50-60 euros! There are shuttles for only 12 euros, but stop running after 9-10 pm. The taxi was our only option. Our taxi driver was very kind and even had a candy jar on the arm chair....but he was very fast and did not obey any signs...i don't think any of the driver do.
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