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Travelling by taxi in Paris

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Travelling by taxi in Paris

We will be arriving at Gare du Nord in the mid-afternoon and will need to travel to Hotel Ares Tour Eiffel in the 15th. I'm trying to figure out whether to go by metro or take a taxi. I know that the taxis surcharge for pick-up at a SNCF station and for each bag. There will be 11 of us in all and we will obviously need to split up into at least two or maybe three cabs. Does anyone know whether there is a surcharge for extra passengers (above 2 or 3) in cabs? Also, would this be the best way to get to this hotel?

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1. Re: Travelling by taxi in Paris

Odds are, your best bet will be to take three(3) taxis (perhaps 2 if there are a couple of mini-vans already in the queue--even then, taxis are NOT required to carry more than 5 passengers). In addition to the surcharges for pick-up at SNCF train stations and bags, there is also a 2,60 surcharge for each passenger over three. The regular taxi fare from Gare du Nord to your hotel, near the Eiffel Tower would probably be 10-12 Euro (plus extra passengers)

TAXI FARE INFO--

http://www.taxi-paris.net/

An alternative to this would be to contact one of the airport shuttel services directly via e-mail or through the CONTACT US features at their web site, who also do train station pick-ups and find out what they might charge for the service. A few of these services (among many others) are--

BLUE VAN--

http://www.bluvan.fr/

PARIS AIRPIRT SHUTTLES--

http://www.paris-airport-shuttle.com/

YELLOW VAN SHUTTLE--

http://www.yellowvanshuttle.com/