help to get to Gare du Nord

We are staying in the 15th arrondisement in Paris in July and need to be at the Gare du Nord train station around 5:45 AM to check in to catch the first Eurostar to Paris. I've looked at the metro routes which seem quite confusing and I'm not convinced we can metro to Gare du Nord in time. Does anyone have experience or suggestions? Are there any recommendations for a taxi cab we can pre-book speaking only English and not French? We're staying in a rented apartment upon completion of our Rick Steves tour so we don't have the luxury of being at a hotel to call a cab.
With thanks,
JoAnn
Vernon, BC Canada

Posted by Ed
Pensacola
9110 posts

TaxisG7 has an English-speaking dispatcher.

Posted by Nigel
East Midlands, England
12310 posts

If you are taking the first Eurostar to London (you said Paris?) unless it will be a Monday (6:43 departure) the first Eurostar is normally the 7:13. You need to be there at least 30 minutes ahead, 45 is better so there are no issues, but at that time of the morning not a lot earlier.

Posted by Laura
Rick Steves' Europe
8591 posts

I would ask your hotel to reserve a taxi the day before.

P.S. Nigel, thanks for your correction, below.

Posted by Nigel
East Midlands, England
12310 posts

Laura, good answer for most but the OP said that she has no hotel - an apartment.

Posted by jpl
48 posts

Nigel
Thanks for catching my mistake which this site will not let me correct. We are catching the 7:00 AM Eurostar from Paris to London. If we were staying in a hotel I would not be as concerned about calling a taxi.
Thank you to the person that recommended the taxi company with English dispatchers.
JoAnn

Posted by Norma
Montreal, Quebec, Canada
4615 posts

Here's another taxi company with telephone service in English:

Taxis Bleus 0891 70 10 10

Posted by lisar
8 posts

I just read where many folks have been using Uber. That way you can use the app on your phone with an account you create, and don't have to worry about a language barrier. Not sure if this is a good alternative or not, but literally just started reading about it on various reviews and such.

Posted by Donna
Cleveland, OH
650 posts

Call a taxi. It's not worth the time or trouble to haul your luggage around the metro if you're not sure where you are going. There a a lot (!!) of steps at some of the stations.

Posted by Ed
Pensacola
9110 posts

No need to worry about metro steps if you need to be somewhere at quarter of six.