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Important! Use only authorized Paris taxis! Ignore anyone who asks you "Do you want/need a taxi?" Use a taxi app, 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. Unlicensed, unauthorized "taxis" may be costly and/or dangerous. More...

Besides taxis, Paris (and France) offers VTC (Vehicle de Tourisme avec chauffeur) which is the term for non-taxi app ridehail cars such as Uber, Heetch, Bolt, and Free-Now.

Paris Taxis

The flag drop rate (pickup rate) for a Paris taxi in central Paris in the daytime is 4€, for an immediate ride, 7€ for a future reservation; plus 1.14 to 1.53 per kilometer most of the time in central Paris; higher from 12 midnight to 07:00am, and on Sunday and holidays.

Fares are somewhat higher to/from the Paris suburbs.

The minimum fare is 7.30€. The fare per hour is 36.02. to 49.10 per hour, depending on the time of day, day of the week, and if it's Sunday or a holiday.

Here's more information on Paris taxi fares from G7, a large Paris taxi company which offers a smartphone app for your convenience. More....

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 15€ to 20€ for one to three persons.

Three passengers is the normal taxi capacity, although the driver may allow four passengers if s/he wishes.; a supplement of 4.50€ is payable for the fifth and each additional passenger thereafter if the vehicle has the capacity. You can find estimated fares here.

You'll pay supplements from taxi ranks at train stations, and for luggage. 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

The Paris city government has mandated flat fares for taxi trips from Charles de Gaulle Airport (CDG) and Orly Airport (ORY) to central Paris. The flat fares are the same 24 hours a day:

Taxi to the Right Bank

—55€ 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)

Taxi to the Left Bank

—62€ from CDG, 41€ 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 book a taxi for immediate departure

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

4.50€ for the 5th and each additional passenger (if the vehicle has the capacity)

Note: the driver starts the meter upon receiving your summons, and any distance covered from where the taxi is to where you are waiting 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 & Other VTCs

Non-taxi app-ridehail cars are known as VTC (Vehicle de Tourisme avec chauffeur) in France.

Uber app-ridehail service is available in Paris (but Lyft does not yet operate in France). Heetch, Bolt, and Free-Now are alternative app ridehail companies.

Fares are comparable to taxi fares, although airport taxi fares are fixed and Uber/VTC fares vary by destination. Also, licensed Paris taxis are allowed to use the special bus lanes (Uber/VTC drivers are not), so a taxi may get you to your destination faster, and the cost is comparable, or may even be less. More...

Marcel is the app-ridehail service of RATP, the Paris municipal transportation service. It operates much like Uber or other VTCs, though mostly in French. Claims are that its drivers are carefully selected, many of the vehicles are hybrid or electric, and any pollution from rides is offset. More...

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Taxi, Paris, France

Parisian taxis.

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Use only official, licensed taxis!

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Traffic on the Avenue des Champs-Élysée.

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