Taxis and chauffeur driven vehicles in Paris

17,000 taxis and different types of vehicle to hire in Paris

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Enseigne lumineuse des taxis parisiens © OTCP - Jacques Lebar

17,000 taxis operate in Paris, day and night. The owner or operator of the taxi holds a licence permitting parking on the public highway while waiting for customers, in order to carry out, at their request and in exchange for payment, the private transport of people and their belongings.

Taxis : guidelines

How do you define a taxi?

It is a specially-equipped vehicle for up to 9 people, including the driver, for which the owner or operator holds a licence permitting parking on the public highway while waiting for customers, in order to carry out, at their request and in exchange for payment, the private transport of people and their belongings.
The special equipment 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 (click here to see the list of main taxi firms)


 All the answers to your questions about the taxis in Paris

Taxi fares

Prices as at 6 January 2016.

Tariff A: €1,06/km
Applicable within the city limits from 10am to 5pm. The city limits covers Paris as far as the boulevard périphérique (ring road) inclusive.

Tariff B: €1,30/km
Applicable within the city limits from 5pm to 10am and on Sundays from 7am to midnight and on public holidays from 12 midnight to 12 midnight. Applicable in the suburban zone from 7am to 7pm, the suburban zone including all Paris territory situated outside the ring road, the other towns and areas mentioned by the ministerial order dated 10 November 1972 and services to and from Orly and Roissy airports and the Villepinte exhibition centre.

Tariff C: €1,58/km
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 (day and night). Applicable beyond the suburban zone at all times.

When the taxi waits for you or runs slowly, the hour tariff applies: - Tariff A: €32,10 - Tariff B: €38,10 - Tariff C: €35,80.

The standing pick-up charge is €2,60.

Minimum journey charge, including supplements, is fixed at €7.

Additional charges :

  • for each adult passenger from the 4th onwards: €3
  • for luggage, only applies from the second piece of luggage (€1) placed in the boot of the vehicle
  • for collection at stations and for the transport of animals are no longer applicable
  • no supplement can be requested from persons with disabilities for a wheelchair and/or the animals accompanying them.

 For more details about taxi fares: Préfecture de Police de Paris

Main taxi firms

Taxis G7
TAXIS G7 is the Europe's leading radio taxi hub and has a fleet of 6,500 affiliated taxis.
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Alpha Taxis
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Taxis Bleus
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Vehicle hire with driver

Voiture avec chauffeur © Gettyimage

Unlike taxis which offer a public service, 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.


All addresses to hire a luxury chauffeur-driven car, a coach, a shuttle, a minibus or a minivan with driver : 

Allo Transport Adhérent

Transport with driver
NC, Paris, 75

Allo Transport, on-demand transport company, specializes in transport for disabled or elderly people, we can provide you with......

Artventures Paris Adhérent

Transport with driver
NC, Paris, 75

Bespoke tours of Paris and French regions for individuals and small groups in a private vehicle friven by a qualified interpreter......

Easy-Van Adhérent

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 Adhérent

Transport with driver
209 rue du Menil, Asnière Sur Seine, 92600

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

GSL - Gasnier Service Limousine Adhérent

Transport with driver
4 avenue Laurent Cély, Asnières sur Seine, 92600

For a tour of Paris, a transfer, hiring a vehicle in the daytime or evening, etc., Gasnier Service Limousine offers you the hire......

Laisser Passer Adhérent

Transport with driver
48 rue La Bruyère, Paris, 75009

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

My Daily Driver Adhérent

Transport with driver
47 route du plessis, Chennevières sur Marne, 94430

My Daily Driver is a company of private driver, able to answer to all your demands: • Transfers airports (CDG / ORLY /......

Paris Connection Adhérent

Transport with driver
62 avenue Franklin Roosevelt, Avon, 77210

Paris Connection provides minibuses, MPVs and coaches for transfers to and from all the stations in the Paris region and the......

Paris Major Limousines International Adhérent

Transport with driver
199 boulevard Malesherbes, Paris, 75017

Since 1987, 1st Paris Major Limousines has been one of the best specialists in business travel and sightseeing tours in Paris,......

Paris Tours Service Adhérent

Transport with driver
59 boulevard Mortier, Paris, 75020

We propose a wide selection of day & night tours in and around Paris, in air-conditioned minibuses with pick-up and return to......

Paris Way Adhérent

Transport with driver
9 rue Clauzel, Paris, 75009

Transport and travel operator: We offer all kinds of transport in Paris as well as private guided tours in France - Transfers......

Premium Transport Services Adhérent

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......