In the event that you’re visiting Paris for in excess of a couple of days, you will in all likelihood have an event to utilize a taxi preise. Possibly you’ll utilize a taxi for your Paris Airport move – going from Charles de Gaulle or Orly air terminal to the Paris downtown area. Or then again perhaps you’ll need to go a little overboard for a night when you visit the Paris Opera. The Parisian taxi framework is vigorously managed, so these tips will assist with guaranteeing that you’re Paris taxi encounters don’t transform into Paris taxi experiences!
Realize how to track down an empty taxi – Spotted from down the road, it’s not in every case simple to let know if a taxi is involved or not. Fortunately, the “Taxi” light on top of the vehicle tells you all that you want to know. The old framework (which will be transitioned away from by July 2012) utilizes a white plastic sign that is either lit or dim. In the event that the light is lit (yellowish light), the taxi is empty and you might stop it. Assuming that the light is off, the vehicle is involved, the driver is on a call, or the driver’s shift has finished. The new framework, starting in 2011 utilizations a white plastic sign with a green light (vacant) or a red light (involved).
Taxi Stands – In Paris, certain areas all through the urban communities are set up as taxi stands. At whatever point you’re prepared to get a taxi, just go to a primary lane and search for a sign close to the road that says “Taxicabs”. On occupied roads during occupied hours, you might track down a couple of individuals previously pausing. The standard is first come, first served, so local people won’t treat you generous in the event that you attempt to bounce the line. Taxis are denied from taking on travelers inside 50m of a Taxi Stand. So assuming you are having issues getting a free taxi to stop for you, however they all stop toward the finish of the road. Investigate and check whether there is a Taxi Stand nearby.
Additional Fees – Taxis are permitted to charge you an additional an expense for specific administrations. Pickups at train stations, air terminals permit an enhancement of up to 1. Every bag put in the storage compartment (over more than 5kg) possibly be charged 1. Creatures and a fourth traveler might be charged an enhancement.
Occupied Nights and Rainy Days – Be mindful that the quantity of cabs accessible is managed and isn’t really the number that would be accessible in an unregulated economy. On blustery days during traveler season (April – October) in touristy regions and on ends of the week on the Champs-Elysees after 2AM, it could be undeniably challenging to track down a vacant taxi.
Utilize a radio taxi – If you are in a far removed area, think about calling a taxi. You’ll pay somewhat more, however you’ll likewise keep away from extremely huge delays on account of a bustling evening or a stormy day during traveler season. Assuming that you’re in an inn the gathering can call the taxi for you. If not, you can utilize an assistance like Taxi G7 or Taxis Bleues.
Pay in Cash – Most cabs don’t acknowledge charge cards, so be ready to pay in real money (Euros). A tip of roughly 10% is standard.
Keep away from unlicensed cabs – Legal taxicabs in Paris have a TAXI sign on the rooftop. Every now and then in touristy areas and at the air terminal you will be drawn closer by individuals inquiring as to whether you want a taxi. These offers ought to be declined. Genuine taxicabs stay in their vehicles and sit tight for travelers at the taxi stand (counting at the air terminal). The unlicensed cabs could charge you substantially more than the typical toll.
Compose your objective location on a piece of paper – Many cabbies in Paris just communicate in French. So except if your French language abilities are awesome, to stay away from misconceptions, it’s ideal to compose your objective location on a piece of paper and hand it to the driver
Know the passage framework. Parisian cabs charge three unique admissions: A,B, and C. The A charge is the least expensive, it is substantial during the daytime, inside as far as possible. The ‘B’ charge is more costly, it is substantial during evening hours and on ends of the week inside as far as possible, and around evening time outside the city. The ‘C’ charge is the most costly, it is substantial external as far as possible and inside as far as possible around evening time on ends of the week
Take a ride along the waterway Seine late around evening time. Driving along the Seine while Paris rests is a decent method for encountering the City of Light. Late one evening, somewhere in the range of 3am and 5am, make the most of the chance to see Paris recently. Request that the cabbie drive you along the Seine among Bastille and Place de la Concorde. You’ll be happy you did!