What you need to know about taxis in Paris

If you have just landed in Paris and want to hire a taxi, this article is for you. It’s good to know that city taxis operate 24 hours a day. Therefore, you are guaranteed to have a car no matter when you land.

How to get a taxi

If you are at the Paris airport, there is a specific area where taxis are parked and you just need to head there and pick the car you want. If you are at Charles de Gaulle and Orly airports, you should look out for signs and icons indicating taxi pick-up areas.

If you are in Paris and do not want to book a taxi ahead of time, you can find many taxis around the train and transport hubs such as Gare du Nord, Gare St Lazare, Gare du Montparnasse and Gare de L’Est.

If you want to go to Charles de Gaulle airport you have to get a taxi from Gare du Nort or Gare de L’Est. Prices from these points are slightly cheaper.

If you are going to Orly airport, you should take a taxi from Denfert-Rochereau RER station or Gare Montparnasse.

The amount that taxis charge is not cheap, but at the same time not too bad considering you are working within the city. For example, if you plan to transfer from Charles de Gaulle airport to a hotel located in the center of Paris, you should be prepared to part with 50 euros.

You should note that this amount is bound to change depending on traffic, the location of the hotel, and whether you are traveling during the day or night.

Unlike other places in Europe where drivers accept cards, this is not the case with Paris. As a result, you must be prepared to pay cash. While most drivers accept cash, there are a few that accept card payments. Their taxis usually have a sign on the rear side window.

Taxi complaint

It is not guaranteed that you will have a great experience with the taxi you hire. If you have a complaint, you must tell the police. The good side is that the police have an active website where you can file a complaint. The website also has a phone number you can call to report dissatisfaction.


This is what you need to know about taxis in Paris. While there are many taxis in town, you should only work with reputable companies.

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