Paris, the French capital, is attracting tourists for centuries. It’s a city of magnificent architectural beauty and romance. In Paris, you will have a chance to marvel at many iconic landmarks: Eiffel Tower, Louvre Museum, Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris, Avenue des Champs-Élysées and many more.
But what's the best way of getting around the "city of lights"? Continue reading to find out all about taxis and private transportation.
You can get your ride in one of the following ways:
You will easily spot licensed vehicles: they all have a roof sign “Taxi Parisien” with green or red lights (green is lit for "available"). They also have to have a meter inside, which will calculate your fare at the end of the trip.
If you are unsure whether the car is licensed or not, you could always ask to see the official license plate. Never accept a ride from an unlicensed driver.
Be prepared to pay a high rate for your ride, as taxis in Paris are expensive. The rates are regulated, and your price will be based on the following:
The total cost will be displayed on the meter at the end of the ride. If you want to tip the driver, 5 - 10% of the bill is appropriate.
NOTES: The minimum fare is 7,30 EUR.
The lights underneath the roof sign correspond to different rates - A, B, or C. They apply to specific times of the day, days of the week, and the route (city limits or suburban zones).
If you want all the benefits of taxis, but without the high price, book private transportation. You avoid extra charges on the day of, and you will also be able to place your order in advance. You will be happy to know that the rates you see online are flat and all-inclusive. You will get the comfort, the privacy, the direct service, all at an affordable price.
Another great thing about booking a private transfer is choosing the vehicle type. If you are traveling in a group, book a larger vehicle. No need to split the group in half – you can all travel together. Don’t waste your time hailing for a taxi on the street or call them last minute – book your Paris taxi in advance and enjoy a stress-free ride.