Fixed taxi fares on certain routes in Paris to be introduced

Tourism/fixed fare for taxi journeys between Paris and Orly and Roissy-Charles-de-Gaulle airports – Joint communiqué issued by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Development, the Ministry of the Interior, the Office of the Minister of State for Commerce, Small-Scale Industry, Consumer Affairs and the Social and Solidarity Economy and the Office of the Minister of State for Transport, Marine Affairs and Fisheries

Paris, 4 June 2015

As part of the government’s efforts to modernize taxi services and make them more attractive, during the closing of the tourism conference on 19 June 2014 the Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Development announced, on the government’s behalf, the establishment of a fixed fare for taxi journeys between Paris and the airports of Orly and Roissy-Charles-de-Gaulle.

These fixed fares will apply to direct journeys between the airports and the capital. Four fares will be set, between each airport and the right or left bank of the Seine.

Moreover, for all taxi journeys in Paris, additional charges will be abolished except in cases where large vehicles (at least five seats plus the driver) are used. For taxi bookings, the call-out fee will also be fixed for all journeys beginning in Paris. The amount will differ according to whether it is an immediate or advance booking.

Fixed fares between Paris and the airports will come into effect on 1 March 2016. Taxi meters will be updated from 1 January 2016, as part of the new annual pricing scheme.

Following the consultations held with industry professionals, and those of the Conseil d’Etat and the French competition authority, the rules and regulations setting out the establishment of fixed fares will be published in mid-June and the decrees on the new pricing scheme at the end of August.

The opening of lanes reserved for taxis and public transport on the A1 motorway on 29 April 2015 and the A6 motorway on 3 June 2015 is cutting down journey times at peak times on routes between the airports and Paris. Fixing fares and cutting down journey times will enable us to better promote taxi services for tourists and regular customers. (…)./.

Published on 09/06/2015

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