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Best transport from our apartment to gare de Lyon train station

Hello,
I've been looking into reserving tranport in early June for our family of 6 people from our hotel near the Eiffel Tower to Gare de Lyon train station. I found LeCab which seemed perfect, but when I read the reviews, they don't seem to be very reliable. Does anyone have any suggestions as to another company that I can contact? Thanks so much, Linda

Posted by
747 posts

Your hotel can certainly schedule your transportation from the hotel to the train station. Just notify them the day before and they will call a transportation service to pick you up at whatever time you need. We always take advantage of this when we are in Paris. Also there is G7 and the Grey Shuttle. Sure others will speak up. You will most likely need a van since you have 6 people and luggage. Email your hotel ahead of time or again, just let them know the day before. They have reliable sources they us for their guests transportation.

Edit for clarification: In your post title you mention apartment but in the post itself you say hotel. Which is it?

Posted by
5221 posts

There are also taxi stands (ranks) at many locations all over Paris, where drivers wait for fares. The Michelin map shows these, and if you're in an apartment your host will probably have information about them. Any hotel will know where the nearest one is. For example, there's one at Place du General Giraud Gouraud just east of the Eiffel Tower, another at Place de Sydney just south of the tower, and another right at the base of the tower on Quai Branly. Find the most convenient one during your visit. If you want more certainty and less walking with luggage, call G7 or another reliable service.

Posted by
9537 posts

I downloaded and used the G7 app last Fall. You specify how many people so you get the right size vehicle. I set mine up with a CC so it was automatically billed.

I also use the hotel desk as mentioned above.

Posted by
2869 posts

Don’t depend on finding a taxi for 6 people (or any taxi) at a taxi stand. Also, allow plenty of time for cross town traffic to get to Gare de Lyon by taxi. Just book a taxi with G7.

Posted by
234 posts

Many of u have mentioned using the G7 app to arrange for our transport from our apartment to gare de Lyons. I tried looking this app up but no luck. I have not heard of this & don’t know how to find out about it

Posted by
3623 posts

The app is called G7 Taxi, the logo is G7 in red letters inside a white square. Available both on Android and iphone devices.

Posted by
2404 posts

Dick is right about taxi stands, they are easy to find and generally have several cars idling. I would just go up in front of the lead one and gesture towards the door to see if he was ready willing and able.

Posted by
68 posts

You need a van, so G7 taxi app or Uber would work best. You can also prebook taxis through the G7 app.

Taxis are everywhere, especially around the Eiffel tower area.

Posted by
234 posts

Thanks. I was just able to download the app. So glad to know about this. So many smart people on this forum!!!

Posted by
7434 posts

The metro isn't very convenient from the Eiffel Tower area to the Gare de Lyon.

Posted by
3051 posts

While the metro is not very convenient, howabout the RER? It is a direct trip from near the Eiffel tower to Gare d'Austerlitz

Posted by
211 posts

I have used Victor cabs paris since 2011..just a suggestion

Posted by
6508 posts

taxi stands are often useless -- we have had apartments near them many times and never seen a waiting taxi and to find a van cab for 6 would be very unusual. With a special need you book a ride. G7 has been 100% reliable in the couple dozen times we have booked the for airport transportation. I'd call their English line the day before and book a van making clear how many of you there are.

Also don't underestimate how long it can take to get across town in a cab. I would plan to have coffee at the station -- and book arrival ridiculously early -- we have had it take 80 minutes to get across town in a cab.

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2869 posts

What janettravels44 said!
I don't like taking the metro and my husband actively loathes it but the only time I can guarantee that he will consider or suggest the metro is traveling across Paris to catch a train anytime after 6 AM. We've learned that lesson the hard way. Nowadays, we either take the metro or take a taxi and give ourselves an hour extra time for the trip. We have never needed that full hour but we have need 25 to 25 minutes of it. If this were my first time at the train station and I had six people to wrangle, I would definitely allow the extra hour.