Can you stand another Eurostar Question

Jun 29th, 2002, 12:14 PM
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Can you stand another Eurostar Question

Upon arrival in Paris I assume there are taxi stands just outside the terminal. Does the queue move quickly or are you there forever waiting for the next taxi? Yes, I know we can take the Metro, but would rather not with luggage.
 
Jun 29th, 2002, 12:18 PM
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I suppose it depends on the time of day, I arrived at Gare du Nord at about 2:00 p.m. on a Saturday and waited maybe 5- 10 mins. The line which was not short moved very quickly, as I suppose that Parsien taxi drivers like drivers everywhere know when the trains arrive and they were lined up for customers.
 
Jun 29th, 2002, 12:23 PM
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As Susan says - it mostly depends on the time of day and how many other trains arrive at the same time. The last time I arrived via Eurostar was on a Saturday last October. There was a long queue - but the ATM in the station was out of order and I had to walk about a block up the street to another ATM. By the time I got back the taxi queue was almost gone and I had to wait about a minute.
 
Jun 29th, 2002, 01:28 PM
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Hope don't mind xxx - I'm going to piggyback on your question. Anyone have a rough idea what it would cost to go by taxi fr. Gare du Nord on a Sat. to Latin Quarter - rue Thenard near College du France? Thanks.
 
Jun 29th, 2002, 02:07 PM
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When we arrived on a Monday PM rush hour the queue looked horrible but moved along OK. It took about 20 minutes. The fare to our hotel in the Marais was about 12 Euros.
 
Jun 29th, 2002, 02:24 PM
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Fare from Gare du Nord to Rue Jacob (San Germain) about 11 Euros.
 
Jun 30th, 2002, 03:51 PM
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We were in Paris 3 weekends ago. We arrived via Eurostar and immediately went to the info booth there at the station and were told what bus number to take for our hotel. It was quick and easy. Taxis are all just outside the door, as well as buses. We don't speak French, but after spending the 5 previous days in London, we knew how the tubes worked and we bought a weekend pass and used the tubes exclusively. It was just as easy as the tubes were in London.
 
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