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Landing in Paris - Me My Dog and My friend - UBER?

The last time I was in Paris Uber didnt exist. I have used it a few times here at home. But I will be landing at 7:45 AM and would like to hear from anyone who has used Uber from the airport. I will need a larger vehicle that will take two people my Dog a few pieces of luggage and MY Dogs airline crate which is quite large. My destination in Paris is near Chatelet Les Halles.

I have considered the RER but dragging my dog crate with me on the train holds few attractions.

Any suggestions and especially any comments on using UBER from the airport will be appreciated.

On Edit: Let me say that I fully understand the logistics and requirements of traveling with my dog on public transport in Europe so please hold those comments. What I was hoping for here is actual experience in using UBER from CDG with the addition of my pooch. and his crate. Or just any UBER experience from the airport. Thanks

Posted by
2167 posts

Unless your dog is in the crate, he must be muzzled and have a ticket to ride the RER/métro with you.

I wouldn´t recommend Uber for airport pickup as their cars are not allowed close to the terminals (I am assuming you mean CDG and not ORY). Taxis, which are very close, now have fixed fares to Châtelet of 50€ but dogs may or may not be required to be in a crate, at the discretion of the driver.

Posted by
3086 posts

Uber has instructions for how to be picked up at CDG at https://www.uber.com/airports/cdg/. You have to use the exits noted at the link and follow those directions. No doubt, you know about the possibility of surge pricing and the fact that the driver may refuse to take your dog. Because you are transporting a dog, I think you should take a private shuttle. That way you can you pre-clear the dog and not have to risk a driver refusing to transport your dog.

Posted by
129 posts

We have only used Uber to the airport, but my son has traveled around Paris with his dog.
There is actually a dog taxi service called Taxi Dog. I think their website is only in French.
My opinion is that the kennel will be the hard part. You would probably have to break it down to fit in a vehicle.
I know you asked about Uber, but if I was doing this I would get a taxi mini-van. The kennel and luggage could slide right in the back, plenty of room. It wouldn't be that much more than the RER. You would need 2 adult tickets and a child ticket for your dog.

Posted by
2466 posts

Uber has sedans, I believe. And can't pick up from CDG, unless you have paid for their services previously by app.
If you have visions of putting a rug or something on the hood of the car, it can't be done.

I have brought a large dog to France - nobody, but nobody - would take him. Even Uber, which was not in existence at the time. There is a Muslim population which considers dogs "unclean", so that's your problem. Now I have a little dog in its carrier, and that's even a problem...

You might have to find a minivan to hold him - but nobody would take him.

You might have to check to see if your hotel or apartment is pet-friendly.
And you might supply yourself with poop bags...Paris is not especially pet-friendly.

EDIT: I dummied up my name for the pet pick up. Here is it is in English:
http://www.1800pettaxi.com/#gf_1
Hope it works out OK.

Posted by
546 posts

Thanks for all of the replies. Yes it is the Dog Kennel not the dog that will be this issue. And certainly not the religion of my driver. Having lived in Egypt for two years and traveled in many countries where the predominate religion is Muslim I can say many many people keep dogs as pets just as the rest of the world.

And according to Uber's site, through the link supplied in this thread, (thanks) I found the directions and which terminals Uber does pick up at. This was a concern because I had heard that it was a long walk to get to where they can get you. My only real concern with them is that I can't seem to communicate the fact that I have a dog BEFORE I get a driver. So I may have to book a private car. I cant blame an individual driver for not wanting a dog in his car. I just need more notice than when I am standing on the sidewalk.

And as for "pet Friendliness" gosh France and certainly Paris beats the USA any day hands down.

My next hurdle is to find a place to leave the dog kennel for four months until I return to Paris...

Posted by
3086 posts

Uber has large size vehicles that can definitely hold two people, a dog and a dog crate. You just have to select that larger size vehicle. I have done it many times even for a group of three when I was recuperating from knee surgery and had to stretch my leg out fully at all times. The wait for a large-size vehicle may be a bit longer and actually sometimes none are available. To my way of thinking that fact plus the fact that you cannot pre-clear the dog with Uber ahead of time and that drivers are not obligated to take dogs makes Uber a non-starter. That being said in the past year, I have shifted from Uber to Chauffeur Prive but I have no experience with larger vehicles at CP. In your situation, I'd either head to the regular taxi line and have the dispatcher assign me to larger taxi and only have to deal with the risk of the driver saying no but at least have eliminated the risk of no large size vehicles being available. As I wrote before, I think the best solution is the private shuttle so you can know ahead of time that the dog will be able to ride in the vehicle. The most expensive private shuttle that know of charges 140€ for the airport run so at most you are spending at most 90€ over the price of a taxi, which I think is a fair premium to pay for the convenience of arriving in Paris with your dog and knowing that you will not have to worry about how to get to your accommodations. Take a look at Blue Marble (about 4 blocks from Chatelet-les-Halles) to see if they will store the crate. Good luck.

Posted by
2466 posts

I didn't mean to disparage Muslims - just drivers are not willing to take them, in Paris.
Here is a kennel for 4 months:
Holidog - you may have to inscribe for your connection. Pet-sitting at home or in kennel.

Posted by
546 posts

Thanks Chexbres, I am sure you didnt want to say anything negative. But I didnt want the thread to become about that issue than the dog so it was my clumsy way to try to head it off. And it is so easy for one to go off the rails now days...

And I need a place to store the dog kennel for four months not my dog. He has to go with me. I really hate to throw away a brand new dog Airline Crate...about $80 here in the US and then just have to turn around and buy one when I leave Paris in August.

I will be asking the Vet I am taking him to in Paris and the guy who owns the AirBnb I am staying at. Keeping my fingers crossed.

Any suggestions please let me know.

Posted by
546 posts

I actually have booked a private car, one where I could communicate the need to transport my pooch and his crate. So I booked with a company called Paris Airport Pickup and they will take me from CDG to my AirBnb in central Paris Near Chatelet Les Halles for €65 for 2 people, my dog and crate.

Now we will see if the driver shows up..

But this thread was worth it I learned alot about Uber in Paris from it and the post...Thanks.

Posted by
28801 posts

€65 for all that service sounds really reasonable to me. That's a great result, don't you think?

Posted by
2466 posts

If you are anxious, I don't see the problem with breaking down the crate until you need it again, surely you can slide it under the bed or something.