COVID-19 Travel Advisory: Stay up to date with the latest on the coronavirus pandemic.   Learn More >

Go Back  Fodor's Travel Talk Forums > Destinations > Europe
Reload this Page >

Taxi from Gare du Nord, Paris to the Latin Quarter

Taxi from Gare du Nord, Paris to the Latin Quarter

Old Aug 12th, 2003, 04:17 AM
  #1  
Original Poster
 
Join Date: Mar 2003
Posts: 578
Taxi from Gare du Nord, Paris to the Latin Quarter

Is it easy to find a good taxi rank at the Gare du Nord? Can anyone tell me how much approx. it would cost to the Latin Quarter? Thanks for answering this last minute question!
EnglishOne is offline  
Old Aug 12th, 2003, 04:40 AM
  #2  
 
Join Date: Feb 2003
Posts: 551
In Gare du Nord is a subway that can get you to the Latin Quarter in 10 minutes. This is much faster than if you take a taxi.

If you want a taxi anyway, there are a lot of them outside the train station. I don't know what the cost would be.
JoyceL is offline  
Old Aug 12th, 2003, 04:45 AM
  #3  
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Posts: 16,113
Cost will be under $10. Just walk out the door and line up for the taxi. There will be a small surcharge for the gare and for luggage so don't think they are overcharging you.
The Metro is right there but with luggage it can be difficult. Also this gare is well known for pickpockets so if you do attempt the Metro be very careful.
Gretchen is online now  
Old Aug 12th, 2003, 06:25 AM
  #4  
 
Join Date: Feb 2003
Posts: 1,513
If you turn around and face the trains, the taxi stand is to the left.
Ann1 is offline  
Old Aug 12th, 2003, 06:31 AM
  #5  
 
Join Date: Feb 2003
Posts: 183
English,

I have done this trip in the past, by taxi and Metro. The Metro is faster and cheaper, but the the taxi ride is well worth the expense. First, taxi drivers generally do not speak English, so have your distination written out to show the driver. Second, a taxi ride in Paris is almost as much fun as the most exciting roller coaster ride. These guys stop for nothing so if you are brave sit in the front seat. The cost will be about 15 Euros including a standard charge for each piece of luggage. Have a good trip.

Greg
GregPCM is offline  
Old Aug 12th, 2003, 06:41 AM
  #6  
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Posts: 2,637
There's nothing like that first glimpse of Paris, once you come out of the train station. I love taking a taxi because the vibrancy of the city and the traffic and the streets is so exciting upon arrival.

Will the taxi drivers even let you sit in the front seat in Paris? I've had them made the three of us jam into the back.
Grasshopper is offline  
Old Aug 12th, 2003, 08:53 AM
  #7  
 
Join Date: Feb 2003
Posts: 183
I have sat in the front seat on most of my taxi rides in Paris. That's where the action is and you are right there is nothing like seeing Paris upon arrival from a taxi. The city has a unique feel that is different then any other big city.

Greg
GregPCM is offline  
Old Aug 12th, 2003, 08:58 AM
  #8  
Original Poster
 
Join Date: Mar 2003
Posts: 578
wow - thanks for all the replies - just what I was looking for! Is my 2nd time to Paris, (first time was an organised tour so travelling around was not a consideration) - merci encore!
EnglishOne is offline  
Old Aug 12th, 2003, 10:45 AM
  #9  
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Posts: 33,937
All train stations have taxi ranks in Paris. The fare will depend on traffic and time of day. I paid about 20-25 euro once from there to southern end of Latin Qtr in the middle of the afternoon because of bad traffic.
Christina is offline  
Old Aug 12th, 2003, 11:55 AM
  #10  
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Posts: 9,642
When will your train arrive? $10-15 sounds right if you hit light to moderate traffic. But if you land in the middle of a traffic jam, it could cost as much as double that.
Also don't forget that the taxi line can be long, again depending on when you arrive.
BTilke is offline  
Old Aug 12th, 2003, 12:33 PM
  #11  
Original Poster
 
Join Date: Mar 2003
Posts: 578
we will be arriving about 1.30pm. How will the traffic situation be then? maybe we should get the subway if its heavy
EnglishOne is offline  
Old Aug 13th, 2003, 09:12 AM
  #12  
 
Join Date: Mar 2003
Posts: 21,189
The 38 bus starts at the Gare du Nord and goes right through the Quartier Latin.
Michael is offline  
Old Aug 14th, 2003, 03:43 AM
  #13  
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Posts: 9,642
At 1:30 pm traffic should be normal unless there are unusual conditions (a big demonstration--not that they're so unusual these days--a transport strike, etc.).
I once paid about $30 for a similar trip but my train arrived just before 9 am on a week-day in a thunderstorm. Traffic was a rush-hour mess.
You should be fine.
BTilke is offline  
Related Topics
Thread
Original Poster
Forum
Replies
Last Post
cataz
Europe
12
Dec 26th, 2012 03:38 PM
Psychonurse
Europe
11
Oct 14th, 2008 08:58 PM
sppunk
Europe
8
May 16th, 2004 07:51 PM
tada
Europe
9
May 7th, 2003 05:59 PM
Laurie
Europe
20
Sep 20th, 2002 09:45 AM

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


Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Do Not Sell My Personal Information

FODOR'S VIDEO