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Paris taxis and Apps

Hello!
Can anyone recommend an App that can be used to easily call/book taxis in Paris? Any other taxi advice for Paris? Appreciate your help!

Posted by
14247 posts

Vote #2 for the G7 app. When I am going to be in Paris I go ahead and add a credit card to the app so it can easily be billed. When I leave Paris I delete that CC from the account.

I also put in my hotel address first thing and make it my "home" address, lol.

G7 taxis is an official taxi company so are allowed to use the bus lanes in Paris. Ride share companies like Uber are not allowed in the bus lanes.

Posted by
9862 posts

What JHK and Pam said !

Uber also operates in Paris but I have found it difficult to actually get a ride with them the past couple of years.

There is also Bolt, which I use sometimes.

But really for the most reliable service, G7 is the way to go.

Posted by
528 posts

another vote for G7. Reserved a few days in advance through the app from left bank to CDG at 6 am Christmas Day. Was nervous about the holiday but everything went as expected

Posted by
173 posts

Great information. Thank you all for the votes of confidence for the G7 app.

Posted by
11 posts

I'm stressing out about getting from CDG to ORL for a connecting flight. I read that "taxis" can use the bus lanes but I'm trying to figure out if private transfer services that call themselves "taxis" are the same as something like G7. We've got a couple of weeks before we go but I need to get this one sorted out. Merci beaucoup!

Posted by
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We have 4 hours and 50 minutes if we arrive on time (Air France). :-)

Posted by
9862 posts

. I read that "taxis" can use the bus lanes but I'm trying to figure out if private transfer services that call themselves "taxis" are the same as something like G7.

No, it's precisely private transfer services that can not use the bus lanes, while taxis from taxi companies such as G7 can.

I.e. that is precisely one of the advantages of taking a taxi over taking a private car service.

Posted by
2588 posts

Since Taxi G7 purchased Taxis Bleus several years ago, Taxi G7 is the predominate dispatcher in Paris. There is also Alpha Taxi and maybe a 3rd, but these all operate under the same rules and fare structure, all are overseen by the Prefecture de Police.

Posted by
11 posts

I can't seem to book a G7 taxi in advance because I don't know which part of the airport we'll be arriving at. Can we just walk out the door and get a ride to Roly?
Thank you!

Posted by
9862 posts

Indeed. Follow the signs to the official taxi rank -- do NOT go with anyone who approaches you in the terminal.

Get in line and when it is your turn, tell them you need them to take you to Orly. Be sure to check which terminal you need for Orly so you can tell the driver where to drop you off.

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Merci beaucoup!

I believe I said before we have 4 hrs 50 min between scheduled landing and take off from Orly and I'm now assuming taxi is the simples and fastest means of getting there. I'm sure there are plenty of unpredictable thing that could come up but I'm trying to plan the most logical (and least complicated) approach.

Posted by
7067 posts

Whether a taxi is the fastest way is debatable. Usually, yes it is, but if traffic is really bad (like, on a rainy weekday rush hour), it could take 2 hours. In which case the RER B train to Antony followed by Orlyval shuttle would be faster.

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Whether a taxi is the fastest way is debatable. Usually, yes it is, but if traffic is really bad (like, on a rainy weekday rush hour), it could take 2 hours. In which case the RER B train to Antony followed by Orlyval shuttle would be faster. Either way, with almost 5 hours you seem fine to me!

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Yes, I have been told that the RER B + shuttle would be faster but, after flying overnight and being in a strange new environment, I simply want to make it as straight forward as possible. I wish Air France could have had us pick up our last flight in CDG airport but that didn't happen. I'm very stressed about the whole trip, bring on the vin. :-)