Taxis and chauffeur-driven vehicles in Paris

18,000 taxis and different types of vehicles to hire in Paris


Lanterne d'un taxi parisien © Thinkstock

Taxis : guidelines

The special equipment in a licensed taxi comprises:

  • the illuminated “Taxi Parisien” sign on the roof of the taxi
  • a display meter showing the cost of the journey
  • a display at the rear of the vehicle and visible from the exterior which enables the monitoring of the daily duration of use of the vehicle
  • a plate fixed to the front right-hand wing of the vehicle bearing the licence number 

Attention! Anyone claiming to be a taxi driver who does not have a specially-equipped vehicle is illegal.
You can take a taxi :

  • by hailing one in the street (it is free if the sign on the roof is lit up and green)
  • at a taxi rank
  • by calling one of the main taxi firms

 All the answers to your questions about the taxis in Paris

Taxi fares

Prices and information subject to change, fixed by a decree published in the Journal officiel of 28 December 2018, effective no later than 15 January 2019 and modified by decree n°2020-00163 published in the Journal officiel on February 19, 2020.

  •  Rate A (white light): rate per kilometre €1.09

Applicable within the city limits from 10am to 5pm except Sundays and public holidays. The city limits covers Paris as far as the boulevard périphérique (ring road) inclusive.

  • Rate B (orange light or yellow light): rate per kilometre €1.38

Applicable within the city limits from 5pm to 10am (peak hours and at night) and on Sundays from 7am to midnight and on public holidays from 12 midnight to 12 midnight. Applicable in the suburban zone (Paris and the municipalities beyond the ring road + service to Orly and Roissy airports as well as that of the Villepinte exhibition center) from 7am to 7pm.

  • Rate C (blue light): rate per kilometre €1.61

Applicable within the city limits from 12 midnight to 7am on Sunday, including Sundays that are public holidays. Applicable in the suburban zone from 7pm to 7am and on Sundays and public holidays. Applicable beyond the suburban zone at all times.

The minimum amount of a journey is set at €7.30. There is a pick-up charge regardless of the journey length. It varies according to the pick-up place but cannot exceed €4.10.

Furthermore, the maximum waiting charge per hour has been fixed at €36.73 (in the event of a client booking) or slow journey time.

Additional charges :

  • for each adult passenger from the 5th onwards: €4
  • no supplement can be requested from persons with disabilities for a wheelchair and/or the animals accompanying them.
  • Booking charges may be added to the fare: €4 maximum for an immediate booking, €7 for an advance booking (these supplements replace the pick-up charge).

Flat-rate fares for journeys between Paris and Paris airports:

4 flat-rate fares have been introduced for journeys between Paris and Paris airports since 1 March 2016

  • Paris ‘Rive Droite’ (‘Right Bank’)/CDG Roissy = €53
  • Paris ‘Rive Gauche’ (Left Bank’)/CDG Roissy = €58
  • Paris Rive Droite/Orly = €37
  • Paris Rive gauche/Orly = €32
  • ... and vice versa

Taxi G7

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Le Taximètre

The Taximètre: Fare comparison and taxi booking hotline.

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Vehicle hire with driver

Voiture avec chauffeur © Gettyimage

Cars with a driver (VTC) created in 2009 are private companies whose vehicles do not have a taxi sign on the roof nor a metre inside and which can only accept passengers if a booking has been previously been made for them. Services are personalized and a fixed price is decided on in advance. A variety of vehicles are offered including cars, minivans and limousines.

Imediat Services

Transport with driver
NC, Paris, 75008

Imediat Services, a Parisian company, created in 2008 and ideally located on the Champs-Elysées, is dedicated to your Premium......

Caocao Mobility Paris

Transport with driver
NC, Paris, 75000

Caocao Mobility Paris is a new, responsible mobility platform. We offer a premium chauffeur service in Paris and its region. Our......

Connect Smart Drive

Transport with driver
176 avenue Charles de Gaulle, Neuilly-sur-Seine, 92522

An excellent alternative to business class taxis, Connect Smart Drive is a high-end French transport company with licenced and......


Taxis (call centres)
NC, Paris, 75

As the leading platform for taxis in Europe, G7 has two objectives: to improve the mobility services offered to urban populations......

My Daily Driver

Transport with driver
47 route du Plessis, Chennevières-sur-Marne, 94430

My Daily Driver, your exclusive driver : You want to discover Paris and its region in a cosy vehicle with a personal driver ?......

Sixt Ride

Transport with driver
10 Rue Pérignon, Paris, 75007

Need a car? a taxi? or a driver? No longer worry about your trips, Sixt ride puts at your disposal a network of drivers with an......


Transport with driver
NC, Paris, 75

Why Vitt? We are… Reliable and cheap. Application available 24/7 and payment by bank card with your personal or professional......


Transport with driver
350 rue de Vaugirard, Paris, 75015

Company which specializes in transfers for individuals with Mercedes cars (airports + Versailles + Disneyland Resort). Branches......

France Luxury Cab

Transport with driver
209 rue du Menil, Asnières-sur-Seine, 92600

We offer luxury chauffeur-driven cars, minibuses and coaches. Our professional and safety-trained English-speaking chauffeurs can......

Infinity Luxe

Transport with driver
66 avenue des Champs Elysées, Paris, 75008

Rely on "Infinity Luxe" Infinity Luxe is a high-end passenger transport and concierge company that is recognised worldwide. The......

Laisser Passer

Transport with driver
55 avenue Marceau, Paris, 75116

Laisser Passer, a chauffeured car and minibus company, has been a reference point for organizing your events since 1993. Advice,......

Premium Transport Services

Transport with driver
11 rue du Vieux Château, Mortcerf, 77163

Transportation service offering luxury vehicles upon reservation. We can welcome and accompany you in Paris and the Paris region......

Alpha Taxis

Taxis (call centres)
56 rue Albert, Paris, 75013

The taxi company Alpha Taxis has a total of 1,200 vehicles at your disposal. It offers numerous services: 24/7 personalized......

Les Taxis Bleus

Taxis (call centres)
1 rue Henri Poincaré, Sevran, 93270

The taxi company Taxis Bleus offers a total of 2,500 vehicles in which 500 are low CO2 emission, "Premier Class" taxis and a......

Taxi PMR parisien

Taxis (call centres)
NC, Paris, 75

Taxi PMR is a personalized service that gives people with all types of reduced mobility access to taxis.