Cab prices

May 4th, 2012, 07:10 AM
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Cab prices

I'm wondering if anyone knows the cost of a cab from Gard. Du Nord train station to I'isle. St Louis. We are staying in a hotel there and they will send their shuttle for 30 Euro for 2 people. Don't know if that is a good price.
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May 4th, 2012, 07:57 AM
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I opened this thread because I wanted to know if someone really wanted to know the price of canned goods in France. I have asked the editors if they can fix your thread title so you can get accurate advice. I'm not sure if they will be able to do it.

Off hand, I would say that E30 is high for the distance.

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May 4th, 2012, 08:11 AM
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Me too, Adrienne, I was going to say that a can is una lattina in Italian and costs vary between supermarkets and snackbars.
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May 4th, 2012, 08:51 AM
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Me three - was looking forward to being highly amused! But cab of the mill question
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May 4th, 2012, 08:59 AM
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I was totally intrigued, as despite 30 years of traveling in France I've never been concerned about the price of cans.

Obviously one can't nail down the price of a cab from point A to point B, as there are too many variables: weather, traffic, strikes, déviations, etc., but 30 euro seems high for that short a distance.
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May 4th, 2012, 09:39 AM
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We found the fare estimates here to be fairly accurate over several taxi trips we took last year. They say 8.85€ for your trip.
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May 4th, 2012, 10:22 AM
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The cost is extremely variable depending on the day of the week, the time of day/night and the traffic conditions. It will not break the bank, but if you are at Gare du Nord, you might do better by taking the RER B to Saint Michel-Notre Dame and exit at the rear of the train which will bring you up several escalators directly in front of Notre Dame and only a couple of hundred meters from Ile Saint Louis.
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May 4th, 2012, 10:26 AM
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The taxi line at Gare du Nord can be long and take up to 20-30 minutes to get a cab. So, paying 30E for a taxi that is waiting for you may be worth it.
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May 4th, 2012, 10:30 AM
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The other thing to consider is luggage. A cab charges extra for that - a car service won't. Although I still thik a cab would be much cheaper.
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May 4th, 2012, 10:52 AM
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And the RER will get you there in less than 10 minutes. So many things to consider!
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May 4th, 2012, 11:17 AM
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Wow, you people are tough!! I'm old and on a IPhone !! It seems as if you figured it out. Thanks for all of the useful guidance.
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May 11th, 2012, 08:28 AM
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Try using!

I have used this site in the past to find out the cost of a taxi fare and it has always proven to be very accurate. They have a specific fare calculators based on a regions or cities rates so that the estimate is always very close to the actual fare. Just plug in your two points and your done! Hope this helps!
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