Paris Taxis, Getting Around In Paris By Taxicab
Paris Taxis are clean and they are safe to hail in the street.
The Paris Taxi System Includes different rates for different times of the day and for different locations: Airport, outside the city etc.
Paris taxis serve CDG
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Paris taxis operate with a fixed price and then add extra charges for luggage, pets, extra person beyond three etc. Prices change depending on the day of the week and the time of day.
You can safely hail a cab in the streets of Paris.
When the light on the roof is lit the cab is available. The taxi might not stop, however, if you are close to a cab stand.
It is best to find the cab stand.
Ask for the rate before entering. Rates fluctuate according to day of the week and time of day. Minimum 6.40 Euros
Drivers are friendly and helpful for the most part but most do not speak English. If you have a street map and mark your destination that will be helpful.
Extra luggage or large, heavy, or bulky luggage may cost a little extra as will baby carriages and pets. One Euro per extra bag
Each person over three passengers will add 3.00 E per person.
Understand the rate and the extras up front and avoid surprises.
The police regulate and monitor the system.
Rates per km are from a low of just under a Euro to 1.00 Euros and depend on day of week and time of day. (6.40 Euros minimum) The rates are classed A, B, and C; C being the highest rate, charged Sundays from one in the morning until seven AM. Small lights on the roof of the cab indicate the rate A, B, or C,
A typical (CDG) Charles De Gaulle Airport trip to Paris will cost between $55 to $70 USD, depending on the time of day.
The cabs are clean and well maintained.
There are many cab companies in Paris and a reported 16,000 cabs operating in the city and suburbs.
There are regular cab stands in the city or you can call a cab by phone. The meter starts running when the driver receives the call.
Paris taxis make sightseeing, shopping and museum trips easier in the center of the city. Taxis can supplement the tourist buses and boats that make sightseeing loops through the city with stops at important sites, gardens and museums.
Use this site to estimate Paris Taxi Fares
Paris France is great for walking but cabs are readily available in case of rain. Find the corner cab stand or hail a cab in the street if you are not too close to the cabstand.
The Paris taxi displays a small light in the middle that indicates a rate, the B rate the middle price range in this example.
Paris Taxis, Travel In Paris
March, April, May, and June are good times to go to Paris for walking the city, museum visits, biking outlying regions, and the culinary vacation. The weather in Paris is temperate from March to May (50-75 F) and the city will not be too crowded.
July and August are high season and the time when many Paris shops close for vacation. Accommodations could be scarce in June July August. some restaurants and shops close the month of August.
Weather is good in September October, great months to visit Paris.
Showers could come in any month but will be of short duration. Snow is rare
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