Go Back  Fodor's Forum > Destinations > Europe
Reload this Page > Getting a Cab in Paris..Early Morning Flight
Notices

Getting a Cab in Paris..Early Morning Flight

Reply

May 20th, 2003, 09:14 AM
  #1
Original Poster
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Posts: 123
Getting a Cab in Paris..Early Morning Flight

Maybe a silly question, but my brother in-law and sister in-law have to get a taxi to CDG to make a 6:30 a.m flight (poor kids). They are staying in a rented apartment and they speak very limited French. Any suggestions on how to arrange for a cab to pick them up at what will be a very early hour? I have told them that surely the Fodorites will know. Thanks in advance.
Gayle is offline  
Reply With Quote
May 20th, 2003, 09:28 AM
  #2
 
Join Date: May 2003
Posts: 127
You could try: http://www.taxi-paris.net/. This site is managed by independant (and legal) taxi drivers. They have an email address so you could book ahaed of time
parisian is offline  
Reply With Quote
May 20th, 2003, 10:04 AM
  #3
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Posts: 563
They could call PariShuttle and book through their English speaking staff.
http://www.parishuttle.com/
palette is offline  
Reply With Quote
May 20th, 2003, 10:34 AM
  #4
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Posts: 32,619
I have a couple phone numbers for two of the biggest taxi companies in Paris (I like G7 myself) and these are the English-speaking numbers:
Taxis Bleus 49-36-10-10
Taxi G7 41-27-66-99

Those aren't their main numbers, but are special English lines. I'd be sure to call and check them to make sure they are still valid from when I got them.
Christina is offline  
Reply With Quote
May 20th, 2003, 11:04 AM
  #5
cc
 
Join Date: Feb 2003
Posts: 6
My husband and I rented an apartment in the Latin Quarter area two years ago. We had to get to the airport at about the same time (4:00 AM) and just went to a busy street (St. Germaine) and there were plenty of taxis there.
cc is offline  
Reply With Quote
May 20th, 2003, 11:08 AM
  #6
 
Join Date: Feb 2003
Posts: 86
I agree with Palette, you can book thru Parishuttle. We used them last December from Latin Quarter and we had an early flight so I asked Mark the manager to have the driver pick us up at 4:30AM! He showed up on time and with few stops along the way, we got in with plenty of time.
enjoylife99 is offline  
Reply With Quote
May 20th, 2003, 02:05 PM
  #7
Original Poster
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Posts: 123
Perfect. Just the info they needed. Christina, I checked those numbers for them and they're both correct.Thanks all!
Gayle is offline  
Reply With Quote
May 22nd, 2003, 11:38 AM
  #8
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Posts: 32,619
great -- glad you checked, Gayle, so now I know. Both have web sites, also, and claim you can order a cab online but I think I'd be a little nervous about doing that (www.taxis-bleus.com and www.g7.fr) and being sure they would respond. I suppose it's a good idea to order a cab the night before in such situations (especially that early).
Christina is offline  
Reply With Quote
May 18th, 2012, 10:54 AM
  #9
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Posts: 15,564
There may be taxis "everywhere" on a busy street, but I believe you must go to a taxi stand to get one--not hail on the street as you may do in the US. Just an FYI.
Gretchen is offline  
Reply With Quote
May 18th, 2012, 11:06 AM
  #10
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Posts: 2,811
I would absolutely not trust making my flight home to the hope that a taxi would be readily available at that time of the morning, nor would I trust a shuttle company.

Call the night before to arrange for pickup.

I don´t know why people are continually digging up old threads like this but the numbers that Christina has posted for Taxi G7 and Taxi Bleu must now be dialed with a 01 proceeding the number:

Taxi G7
English speaking operator 01 41 27 66 99

___

Taxi Bleu
English speaking operator 01 49 36 10 10
Sarastro is online now  
Reply With Quote
May 18th, 2012, 11:55 AM
  #11
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Posts: 12,503
This nine year old thread was topped by someone who is possibly advertising.

In response to Gretchen's post, I frequently hail taxis on the street in Paris just as I do in the US. I believe they are not supposed to stop for passengers within a certain distance of a taxi stand, but otherwise they certainly pick up passengers on the street.

I would not count on this for an early morning flight, however, unless you have seen the street and know for sure that there is a large taxi presence at that hour of the morning.
Nikki is online now  
Reply With Quote
 



Thread Tools
Search this Thread
Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are On



All times are GMT -8. The time now is 09:23 PM.