Paris Subway or Uber

Old Apr 16th, 2019, 06:19 PM
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Paris Subway or Uber

I am not a big Uber fan... but with four people, is it cheaper or similar in price to jump in an Uber than deal with the subway in Paris? I am kind of fed up with the subway lately living in NYC. Thanks
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Old Apr 16th, 2019, 08:14 PM
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Probably cheaper to take the Metro, especially if you have to go some distance. Plus, the Metro may save significant time in heavy traffic.
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Old Apr 16th, 2019, 08:25 PM
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Metro, buses, taxis (a taxi for 4 would not be expensive at all for the few journeys where it would make sense)
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Old Apr 16th, 2019, 08:46 PM
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Uber was not that expensive for my friend and me for most rides (I think we took about 5 total) in March, but my concern is that most Uber cars would not fit 4 people. I can't remember what the options in the app are, but that might be a more expensive car.

We took the buses the rest of the time. I'm familiar with the metro, but buses were great for actually seeing Paris, and no need to climb up and down various flights of stairs.
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Old Apr 16th, 2019, 09:34 PM
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Metro tickets are 1.49€ each when bought by carnet of 10.
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Old Apr 16th, 2019, 10:05 PM
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I love the metro and bus system in Paris.
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Old Apr 16th, 2019, 11:20 PM
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Originally Posted by RubyTwins View Post
I am not a big Uber fan... but with four people, is it cheaper or similar in price to jump in an Uber than deal with the subway in Paris? I am kind of fed up with the subway lately living in NYC. Thanks
Take the bus!
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Old Apr 17th, 2019, 03:45 AM
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Being "fed up" with a transportation system in one city is the reason you think you might not like one in another?
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Old Apr 17th, 2019, 05:57 AM
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Metro! The Paris metro is so easy and convenient, I can't imagine not wanting to use it. Unless of course you have mobility issues, then the stairs could pose a problem.
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Old Apr 17th, 2019, 06:20 AM
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I think our subway in New York compares poorly with that of London and Paris (and Mexico City, for that matter).
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Old Apr 17th, 2019, 09:19 AM
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RubyTwins, you didn't mention the bus. I either took a bus or a cab. The bus got me to all the sites I wished to visit. Their added benefit is that you can see outside! My DH and I used the metro back when we had great legs so the stairs were no problem. Got leg issues? I don't remember any escalators in Metro.

There are G7 taxis in Paris--someone else can report about them.
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Old Apr 17th, 2019, 11:20 AM
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I lately have a bone to pick with Uber in Paris, but check out Kapten (used to be ChauffeurPrivé). *Almost always cheaper than Uber. *More professional drivers. And certainly cheaper and in my humble opinion better than taxis. *Download the app before you arrive in Paris.

there is one advantage to city taxis, they can use the bus lanes. *But in my experience it’s always a worse experience than Kapten.*
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Old Apr 17th, 2019, 01:32 PM
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Buses often more convenient than metro - stops near where you are going and easy access and nice views as opposed to metro. That said Paris is very walkable if you group your sights.
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Old Apr 17th, 2019, 01:45 PM
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We found that when the Metro required 2 (or more) changes to get from here to there, there often would be a single bus ride that did the same thing.
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Old Apr 17th, 2019, 07:38 PM
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The bus routes change on April 20th for the first time in 60 years, so do not rely on any old bus maps.
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Kerouac: Now THAT is a useful bit of information. Thank you!
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