Go Back  Fodor's Forum > Destinations > Europe
Reload this Page > Paris: Now a flat rate to the Airport
Notices

Paris: Now a flat rate to the Airport

Reply

Feb 29th, 2016, 03:33 PM
  #1
Original Poster
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Posts: 41,307
Paris: Now a flat rate to the Airport

Starting tomorrow, taxis will charge a flat rate.

http://www.thelocal.fr/20160229/flat...mes-into-force
cigalechanta is offline  
Reply With Quote
Feb 29th, 2016, 03:50 PM
  #2
 
Join Date: Mar 2003
Posts: 8,827
GDG to the Left Bank is now the same price as using some private transfer services 55€.
Robert2533 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Feb 29th, 2016, 06:56 PM
  #3
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Posts: 6,623
Based on many, many trips by taxi from both airports, I find the new rates fare. Thanks for the info.
Cathinjoetown is offline  
Reply With Quote
Feb 29th, 2016, 07:34 PM
  #4
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Posts: 614
Good to know thx!
brubenow is offline  
Reply With Quote
Feb 29th, 2016, 07:44 PM
  #5
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Posts: 12,929
Tx, kind of you.
danon is online now  
Reply With Quote
Feb 29th, 2016, 07:52 PM
  #6
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Posts: 6,623
fair, not fare!
Cathinjoetown is offline  
Reply With Quote
Feb 29th, 2016, 11:25 PM
  #7
 
Join Date: Jun 2003
Posts: 20,174
It will be interesting to see if the shuttles change their rates in response to this.
kerouac is online now  
Reply With Quote
Mar 1st, 2016, 01:21 AM
  #8
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Posts: 1,947
How will Uber respond to this?
chartley is offline  
Reply With Quote
Mar 1st, 2016, 04:35 AM
  #9
 
Join Date: Jun 2003
Posts: 20,174
They will point out that they give you a bottle of water worth 0.08 euros in the back seat.
kerouac is online now  
Reply With Quote
Mar 1st, 2016, 06:11 AM
  #10
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Posts: 1,345
Great! Thanks!
Finecheapboxofwine is offline  
Reply With Quote
Mar 1st, 2016, 11:18 AM
  #11
 
Join Date: Jun 2003
Posts: 20,174
One important thing to know is that the flat rates for airport taxis are not obligatory. Although most taxis will apply these rates, it is important to ask before you enter the taxi if they are applying the flat rate or not. I am confident that the taxis that prefer to use their meters will quickly learn that they are losing business by doing so and will change their mind.

Compliant taxis will push a button on their meter and the flat rate will appear immediately and will not change at any time during the trip.
kerouac is online now  
Reply With Quote
Mar 1st, 2016, 11:48 AM
  #12
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Posts: 12,498
When I was in Paris in November, Uber had a flat rate from Paris to the airport.
Nikki is online now  
Reply With Quote
Mar 1st, 2016, 12:32 PM
  #13
 
Join Date: Jun 2003
Posts: 20,174
I don't think that Uber is the subject here. Their flat rates can vary 300% depending on demand. Who wants to be told that their flat rate will be 100 euros?

What I find more interesting -- even though it doesn't concern most tourists -- is how these rates will affect people going to various suburbs. For example, somebody going from CDG to Montrouge in the southern suburbs -- can they take the flat rate of 55 euros as far as Porte d'Orléans at the southern edge of the city and just get the meter unblocked when they go beyond the city limits?
kerouac is online now  
Reply With Quote
Mar 1st, 2016, 03:05 PM
  #14
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Posts: 12,498
I know Uber is not the original subject here, but it is relevant to the topic. Are you sure that the flat rate to the airport is subject to surge pricing? That was not my impression, but I do not know for sure.
Nikki is online now  
Reply With Quote
Mar 1st, 2016, 05:03 PM
  #15
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Posts: 2,811
Uber´s surge pricing is alive and well in Paris. A friend recently paid 80€ from the 7th to CDG using Uber. He did know the price in advance but the subject here is flat rate pricing.

Surge pricing does not apply to taxis outside of their well published fare structure.

_____

It is my understanding that the flat rate only applies to destinations in Paris from either of the airports. Someone traveling from CDG to Montrouge would see the rates change when passing the normal zone limits. En route fares on a trip from CDG to Montrouge could change up to 3 times.
Sarastro is offline  
Reply With Quote
Mar 1st, 2016, 06:57 PM
  #16
 
Join Date: May 2011
Posts: 37
I don't see any mention of fares going to the airports from town. I would hope the regulations apply to travel in both directions. Does anyone know if the new rules apply to trips to the airports?
FairfaxCA is offline  
Reply With Quote
Mar 1st, 2016, 11:00 PM
  #17
 
Join Date: Jun 2003
Posts: 20,174
Yes, the flat rate is for either direction.
kerouac 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 10:00 AM.