Paris Travel Planner   Taxi, Uber & Transfer Services in Paris
Comfortable, efficient service which can be cost-effective for two or three passengers. Private transfer services provide an even higher standard of service.

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Important! Use only authorized Paris taxis! Ignore anyone who asks you "Do you want/need a taxi?" Search for the taxi stand yourself, or ask an official for directions. Assure that the car has a TAXI sign on the roof and a taxi meter inside. More...

Paris Taxis

The flag drop rate (pickup rate)for a Paris taxi in central Paris in the daytime is 2.60€, plus 1.07 per kilometer. The minimum fare is 7.10€. The fare per hour is 35.80.

Here's more information on Paris taxi fares.

The average fare for a 15- to 18-minute, 4- to 5-km (2.5- to 3-mile) trip—say, from the Arc de Triomphe to the Musée du Louvre (map), 10% tip included, is probably 12€ to 15€ for one to three persons. (Three passengers is the normal taxi capacity, although the driver may allow four passengers if s/he wishes.)

Fares are higher outside of daylight hours, with more passengers, with more luggage, etc. You can find estimated fares here.

You'll pay supplements from taxi ranks at train stations, for luggage, and for transporting a fifth person, if the driver agrees to do so and the car has the capacity. The fare may rise if traffic is heavy and progress slow, or if the driver follows a roundabout route to avoid heavy traffic.

Tipping is not essential, although 10% is appreciated.

Flat Fares from CDG & ORY Airports

On March 1, 2016, the Paris city government mandated flat fares for trips from Charles de Gaulle Airport (CDG) and Orly Airport (ORY) to central Paris. The flat fares are the same 24 hours a day.

To the Right Bank

—50€ from CDG, 35€ from Orly to the Right Bank (north of the Seine: Arc de Triomphe, Avenue des Champs-Élysées, Place de la Concorde, Musée du Louvre, etc.)(map)

To the Left Bank

—55€ from CDG, 30€ from Orly to the Left Bank (south of the Seine: Latin Quarter, Sorbonne, Eiffel Tower, Jardin du Luxembourg, Montparnasse, etc.)(map)

Additional Charges

4€ to reserve a taxi for immediate departure

7€ to reserve a taxi for a future date & time

4€ for the 5th and each additional passenger

Note: the driver starts the meter upon receiving your summons, and any distance covered from where the taxi is to where you are is included in the fare. So if you call for a taxi, and it receives the call while at Terminal 1, but you are at Terminal 2, the meter begins at Terminal 1, not upon pick-up at Terminal 2.

Reserve a Taxi

You can reserve a taxi here.


Uber app-ride service is available in Paris (but Lyft does not yet operate in France). Fares are comparable to taxi fares, although airport taxi fares are fixed and Uber fares vary by destination.

Private Transfer Services

Transfer services are best for trips to and from airports, train stations, and Disneyland Paris, but can be used for almost any trip.

A private transfer is just for you and your traveling party. A shared transfer picks up a small number of different passengers and distributes them to their destinations. Shared transfers take longer, but are substantially cheaper than a private transfer.

With a private or shared transfer, you order your ride online, arrange for payment, get in the car and go. You know what the fare will be—no taxi meter to watch and worry about. You know in advance what standard of car or van you will travel in. And you have easy recourse if there's a problem: you contact the transfer company directly.

For some journeys, private transfer services may be more expensive than taxis, but the level of service is higher as well.

MyDriver by Sixt

The most comfortable and hassle-free way to go is with a private airport transfer. Sixt, the German car rental/hire company, offers an excellent airport transfer service called MyDriver: you book your transfer online, your driver meets you at the airport arrivals area holding a sign bearing your name, helps with your luggage, and drives you in a late-model German car or van to your destination. It's particularly convenient and good value for groups of three to five travelers. More...

Ceetiz Private & Shared Transfers

Ceetiz offers a variety of transfer and shuttle services, private or shared: look at this page, where it's easy to compare prices and services. More...

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