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 notice on the rear left window with the regulations, fares and the registration number 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
- by booking one online (but watch out for fraudulent websites on which the following information may be lacking: a legal notice, terms and conditions of sale, and a clear description of the service provider).
Note: Taxis must accept payment by credit card, whatever the price of the journey, and you can ask the taxi driver for an invoice.
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 €4.18.
The price per kilometre travelled is capped at €1.12.
Furthermore, the maximum waiting charge per hour has been fixed at €37.46 (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 February 2022 :
- 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
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Vehicle hire with driver
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.