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taxi to airports from Paris apartment

This June will be staying in a VRBO apartment in Paris for the first time. Usually the hotel makes a reservation for the early morning taxi/shuttle for our 10:30am flight back to US. Can anyone tell me how to go about making arrangements for a 7am taxi pickup? Would Uber be a reliable option? We are staying in the 6th on Rue Mazarine. Many thanks!

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129 posts

We have used Uber four times for the early morning trip to the airport.
There were no problems.

Posted by
2466 posts

You can book a G7 Taxi yourself and possibly save on the kickback from the apartment agency.
Here is the info, and everybody speaks English:

Uber cannot pick you up for a run to CDG, unless you have paid for their services in advance.
And it will be a pain trying to find the driver.

There is a flat fee for the Right Bank - 55 EU and for the Left Bank, 50 EU. No luggage fees apply.

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2489 posts

You can use Uber, you just cannot arrange for pickup in advance. It could be costly due to surge pricing if you are caught in a busy period.

Official taxis can be arranged in advance for a 7€ fee. Calling for immediate pickup is 4€. Walking to a taxi stand avoids these charges.

Taxi G7´s English speaking operator 01 41 27 66 99

Posted by
1337 posts

G7 also has an App. that you can use to schedule your pick up as well. Just be out on the curb 5 min. before the arrival time.
Enjoy your trip.

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22 posts

My question is kind off topic but you think is cheaper to get a taxi or to take the train RER?

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8889 posts

Luis, Train (RER) is €10.30 between anywhere in Paris City to Charles de Gaulle Airport, or vice-versa. Taxi is €50 or €55 (fixed rate) depending on which side of the Seine you are starting from / ending at.
Taxi may be slower during the day but quicker at night.
Train you have to carry your own luggage.

If you are a big group or will have trouble carrying your luggage consider a taxi, otherwise train.

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509 posts

When our Uber App failed us, we had no trouble hailing a cab from the sidewalk near our VRBO. We were in the 5th (Blvd. St. Michel), early-ish (7:00 am) on a Saturday in April.

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7618 posts

I'd never count on hailing a taxi for a high stakes run to the airport. We rarely see cabs at cab stands except for a few spots like Bastille that always seems to have a long line of them. I want to know I will have a car to the airport for a high stakes flight -- so we always book g7 the night before; have done this many many times and they have always been there about 5 minutes before the time asked. If you are near the RER B or near a metro and have easily managed luggage on stairs and you are alone then the train is much cheaper; be sure you are absolutely pick pocket proof. Losing your passport and credit cards on the way to the airport would be a real bummer.

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Thank you everyone! It looks like we have a lot of options and backup plans. Given how awful CDG is with return flights back to the US, we want to make sure that we really get there 3 hours prior and even then we've had some pretty close calls. Thanks again. Your help is much appreciated.

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2466 posts

Uber is not supposed to pick up random passengers on the street.
It will involve a fine.

I'd make it for 3.5 hours. Even when there is a 7 AM pickup.