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How to recognize if a taxi is available

Parisian Taxi Rates

There are three different fare levels: As illustrated in the table below, Parisian taxi meters will use fare levels A, B, or C – depending on your location, the hour and day of the week.

The starting fare (flag fall) on the meter is €2.30, regardless of route or fare level. There is a supplemental charge of €3.00 for a 4th passenger, and €1.00 for each piece of luggage after the first (weighing in excess of 5kg and placed in the luggage compartment). The minimum final fare for a taxi ride is €6.20 (including supplements).

Note that when a taxi is waiting for a client or moving slowly in dense traffic (less than 40 kph / 24 mph), an hourly rate is applied instead: €29.25/hour at fare level A, €33.80/hour at fare level B, and €30.90/hour at fare level C.

Paris city limits
(inside the boulevard périphérique,
postal codes 75001-75020)
Covers close Paris suburbs (outside the boulevard périphérique); communes in the departments of Hauts-de-Seine, Seine-Saint-Denis, and Val-de-Marne which have agreed to Parisian taxi statutes; Orly & Roissy–Charles-de-Gaulle airports; and Parc des Expositions de Villepinte.
Monday - Saturday Monday - Saturday C

All times
& all days
10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. A 7:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m. B
5:00 p.m. - 10:00 a.m. B 7:00 p.m. - 7:00 a.m. C
Sunday (including holidays) Sunday (including holidays)
7:00 a.m. - midnight B Day & night C
midnight - 7:00 a.m. C
Day & night B

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