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Taxi from airport to Paris hotel

Is there a flat rate for a taxi from CDG to a hotel in Paris? Do the taxis accept credit cards?
Thanks

Posted by
1172 posts

Yes, and yes. I think €58 to the left bank and €62 to the right bank (or something like that). That is, as long as you get in the official taxi stand at CDG. Do not accept offers for taxis within the airport. And if your taxi driver says his/her credit card machine doesn't work, call his/her bluff. Tell him it is the card or nothing at all, and the machine will magically work again.

Posted by
14288 posts

Yes to the rates Phil mentioned.

I type out the name and full address of my hotel and tape it to a 3x5 index card so I can just hand that to the driver. At the same time I hold up a CC and say OK before I get in. That way there is no misunderstanding. IF they say no....just back away and go back to the curb where the taxi line manager is standing and say "Need ....and hold up your CC again".

Posted by
2765 posts

A few weeks ago when we flew in Paris We got up to the taxi and we asked if he took credit cards. He said no and so we start walking off to another taxi. “wait. wait I forgot it’s working now”. We kept walking.

Posted by
3803 posts

Actually, it's €55 to or from the Right Bank and €62 to or from the Left Bank.

Posted by
211 posts

We are returning a rental car to Hertz at CDG. Any tips on how to get to the taxi stand from there? We are staying in an airbnb on Rue du Montmorency in the Marais, so right bank, n'est pas?

Posted by
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The travel forum has said in the past that the person in charge of the official taxi line will call for a van if 4 passengers need a taxi. I've read recently on Facebook that taxis at the airport are now refusing to take groups of 4 passengers and luggage. Has anyone had this experience?

Posted by
2230 posts

Just an hour ago, I read this in the latest RS France guidebook: "Taxis can comfortably carry three people with bags, and are legally required to accept a fourth passenger (though they may not like it).... Larger parties can wait for a larger vehicle."

Posted by
2765 posts

There were at least two families with four people and a lot of luggage in front of us in the taxi line and they didn’t have any trouble getting in a taxi.

The couple in front of us only had two people but they had six HUGE suitcases and they didn’t have trouble getting a taxi.

We also saw a couple of taxis that are obviously modeled on the British taxis- they can easily take 4 people and a ton of luggage

Posted by
99 posts

We were just there last week. It was very hard to get a car for 4 of us and 4 luggage everyone was saying no. They also all wanted cash. We waited a good 35 minutes and no van we finally got a guy in a rav 4 to take us our luggage was very tight but we were thankful just wanted to update everyone other families were taking 2 cars but they we’re definitely asking to pay in cash. Once in Paris we could pay taxis with cards. I ended up getting an Uber van back to CDG just to be comfortable.

Posted by
8244 posts

We came in yesterday and had over 90 minutes in line for immigration but no wait at all for a cab. There was a family just ahead of us who was immediately directed to a cab van, we then were directed to another cab in the waiting area. They can usually just call up a van from the waiting area below the cab bay if there is no cab immediately at hand.

This of course doesn't mean that one cannot have weird individual experiences. But i have never seen getting a van be a problem and if one is not there, ask the dispatcher to call one up. It is weird that this didn't happen.

Posted by
4604 posts

Twice I've had cabs that had "trouble" with their credit card machines, meaning I suppose they wanted cash. If they had said so upfront, I would have just said No merci and looked elsewhere. Eventually after handing over a few cards one of them "worked."

Having just been in London, it's amazing how much it helps to have custom built cabs with tons of room and all the amenities (like USB charging ports). In Paris the taxis are just regular passenger cars so realistically, they can sit two (3 in a pinch) and just a few bags.