Please suggest some good reliable taxi companies who provide private taxi from charles de gaulle to paris, and can those taxis accommodate 2 adults and 2 children's?
There are flat rates now in effect from CDG to Paris. Rates are good for 4 passengers, regardless of age, and their luggage.
Depending on whether you are going to the Left Bank or the Right Bank, the flat rate will be 55 or 50 EU.
You don't need a special service - just follow the signs to the TAXI stand and wait in line.
Hand the driver the printed address of your destination, including the Postal Code.
Remember that legitimate taxi drivers always remain in their vehicles - don't go with anyone who approaches you on foot.
PS - private services, like Uber, are not allowed to pick up passengers at the airport.
Other private car services will charge more and are really not worth the money.
The RS guide recommended Paris Webservices car service, and we were very happy with it. Driver spoke fluent English. Among other reassurances, they will wait if your flight is delayed.
WE have used car services here and there around the world and tend to book them in places where we taxis have a sketchy rep or we know we will not be able to communicate. But Paris is simply not a place that a car service is needed. Taxis are reliable; they are there when you need them whether your plane is late or not; they are fixed price into and back from Paris. Easiest thing in the world to use.
The taxis service is reliable, though you can wait in a rather long line depending on your arrival time. After a long overnight flight I prefer the ease of having a car and driver meet me. I have used Suntransfers -
suntransfers.com - very successfully in many European cities. The drivers are courteous, the cars are clean and the prices are competitive - 55E CDG to Paris.
I have used the Super Shuttle from Charles de Gaulle into the city. I paid about 45 Euros, which I think is about the same price as a cab. Either way is quite simple and easy, but I liked knowing that a driver was waiting for me upon my arrival because it was at a rather late hour. Super Shuttles are big and could easily handle all your stuff. Good luck!
When we arrived at CDG last year, we just walked out the door of the airport and got in the first cab in line. Clean, late model, English speaking driver, absolutely no complaints of any sort. Cost around 50 Euros to the south side of Paris.
I suggest you just get in the first cab you see ( and there will be a ton of them) and don't worry about it.
Remember that flat fees are in effect for 4 passengers and their luggage.
The rates are 50 or 55 from CDG and 30 or 35 from Orly, depending on location.
Print your address with the Postal Code and hand it to the driver - there will be no confusion.
There is no real excuse for using a private car service and paying more than you need to.
After you arrive, if you want to travel to distant restaurants, try Uber. Very dependable and reasonable. After dark it is easier than a long walk back to your hotel.
What is the best method (taxi or car service) to get transport back to CDG from your apt./hotel? Do the fixed taxi rates apply to the return trip back to the airport?
We are a party of 6, so a normal size taxi will not work for us, we will need a van.
I would call the G7 English speaking taxi line and order a cab to the airport the night before. The reservation costs 7 Euro, the fee will be 58 from the right bank or 62 from the left (the 5th and 6th passengers cost 4 Euro each. We have never not had the cab arrive and we use them often for this trip. You make clear that there are 6 passengers and you will need a van type cab The dispatcher asked us if we needed this this fall when I made our arrangements for the trip to the airport but be sure they are clear on that.
I always have a plan B -- usually the RER and this year because my arm was in a cast, Uber. But I have never had the cab fail to show exactly when it should and get us to the airport timely.
Janet is right on. They also offer reservations online as well.
Just curious, but what is a reasonable tip? We are four people with 3 suitcases and 4 regular backpacks.
Varunivanka, when are you going?
After you arrive, if you want to travel to distant restaurants, try Uber.
FYI: Uber drivers in Paris have been on strike for the last two days. Seems the company lowered the amount they make.
Uber drivers in Paris have been on strike for the last two days. Seems the company lowered the amount they make.
Or else they decided that everyone else has taken a turn at striking, and it's their turn now.
Very easy to take the taxi. We are sitting in one now heading to Montparnasse.
Uber drastically lowered the commissions drivers make - this, in addition to not providing the normal health insurance benefits full-time employées are entitled to. Plus, drivers have to pay out of pocket for those bottles of water and bonbons.
Nobody is allowed to work full-time for Uber - it's for people who are so desperate for work that they have to take whatever they can get.
Guerilla marketing ia an abuse of the site. Uber is a service that grossly exploits labor. It is not necessary to tip a taxi driver. If he is extra helpful a couple Euro is fine.