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Transportation from Charles de Gaulle airport to our apartment near Eiffel Tower

Hello, we are a family of 6 (3 adults & 3 children) who will be arriving Charles de Gaulle the early morning hours of June 1 of this year. I was searching the internet to see what might be the most convenient, but also the most economical way for us to get to our apartment which is near the Eiffel Tower. Taxis see to be the easiest, but they are so expensive - 60 euros for 2 people, so Lord only knows how much for 6+ luggage. Do you know if Paris has Uber, & if this might be more affordable? Or - does anyone know of another service similar to this? Thank you for any help you might be able to give me. Linda

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3391 posts

Taxis from CDG to left bank are fixed rate 58 euros ( I believe? Unless recent change)
Just get in official taxi line and wait your turn, you will all be put into next taxi van available

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1783 posts

Taxis seem to be the easiest, but they are so expensive - 60 euros for 2 people

If you can fit six people in a taxi I say go for it.

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237 posts

Thank you very much. I will definitely get a taxi esp if it’s a fixed amount

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218 posts

Hi..exciting for you and family! You will be jet lagged..you could pre arrange a pick up..
Where you are met by your driver who is holding your name...or taxi. After a long flight knowing you have transport is such a blessing! A few extra euros well spent if it fits into your budget. Your apartment or hotel may also have a transport option. Happy Travels!

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237 posts

Arranging for transport is such a good idea. I just looked into it, & it’s really not much more than a regular taxi - & it’s a fixed rate. Many thanks!

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6632 posts

It will cost you about 65 Euro or so to take the train for 6 people. CDG is far from Paris and 58 Euro is a pretty fair cab price. For 6 people by cab it will cost 66 Euro -- 58 for the first 4 and 4 each for the extra two. There are van cabs that take 6 although there may be some suitcases in laps. That would be the most economical way to arrange this. Uber is not convenient from the airport -- we have taken it to the airport, but I would not count on it being cheaper for 6.

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hey hey lindah
set cost is great for your group of 6. make sure you have address of place you are staying close to you to give driver. also check times to check in, usually 2-4pm unless approval of early check in.
you sure don't want to be waiting with luggage and be upset about it. been there done that in london, had to wait 5 hours with bags at cafe for owners to bring key since someone else was checking out and had to clean apartment.
don't rely on ubers. they know what's out there and many like to gouge because of time of day and probably car not big enough for 6 and luggage. to save have a cheap/budget lunch and just people watch. enjoy
aloha

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7616 posts

Janettravels has described the taxi policy and pricing perfectly:

58€ for a fixed-rate taxi for up to 4 people from CDG to the Left Bank where your hotel is

4€ for each person above and beyond 4 people (so in your case, 8€ total to add on)

So 58 + 8 = 66€

Be sure to go straight to the official taxi line outside. Do not get distracted by taxi touts who will approach you in the terminal.

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8412 posts

Pre-arranged vans have been known not to show up. Take a taxi from the official line outside.

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237 posts

All really great info. Thank you so much. One other question unrelated to this topic: Does anyone know the policy about covid testing? We will be leaving Paris by train for Lucerne on Saturday, June 4. I'm not sure exactly how long before boarding the train do we need to be tested and have our results in hand in order to be in compliance with the rules for Switzerland. We are all vaccinated, and one of my granddaughters and I have both recently had covid. Don't know if this should factor in, but I just thought I'd throw this info out there. Again you all are the BEST! Linda

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7616 posts

Hi Linda — you should post your question about testing for entry to Switzerland on the Switzerland forum, you,ll be more likely to get the question in front of someone who knows.

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6632 posts

You do not reserve cabs FROM the airport -- usually they won't even take such a reservation unless you are booking a special van with car seats for toddlers and babies -- You should reserve returning TO the airport to assure you will have the appropriate van cab at the right time. AT the airport there will always be van cabs, you may have to step aside briefly while the dispatcher calls one up for you.

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We will be leaving Paris by train for Lucerne on Saturday, June 4.

To board a TGV in France, you must provide proof of being fully vaccinated, which is to possess a pass sanitaire/vaccinal. PCR/Antigen tests are no longer accepted.

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Well, that certainly makes alot of sense. Will do. Thank you