Uber in Paris: Everything you need to know

If you’re planning a trip to Paris, you may be wondering how to get around once you’re there. This blog post will provide you with all the information you need to know about using Uber in Paris, including how much it costs, how to use it, and alternative modes of transport.

Is there Uber in Paris?

Yes, Uber has been available in Paris, France since 2012 – offering a variety of services including Green, UberX, UberVan and Berline. Uber is a popular way to get around Paris, especially for tourists, as it is a convenient way to travel.

To request an Uber, open the Uber app and enter your pickup location and destination. You’ll then be able to choose from a variety of Uber services, including UberX, UberXL, and UberPool. Once you’ve selected your service, you can confirm your ride and track your driver’s progress on the map.

How much is Uber in Paris?

The cost of an Uber in Paris is not that much different to that of a standard Paris taxi. However, it can vary depending on a number of factors, including the time of day, the day of the week, and the distance of the trip. For example, you’ll pay around €55-€75 if you are travelling to or from Charles de Gaulle Airport (CDG) to the city centre, depending on demand, time of day and so on. Likewise, a 15-minute ride within the city should cost approximately €12-€20.

*Keep in mind that Uber also charges a surge pricing fee when demand is high, so prices can often be higher than expected. 

To get an estimate of the cost of your Uber ride, you can use the Uber app. Simply enter your pickup and drop-off locations, and the app will calculate the estimated fare. You can pay for your ride in the app by card, and tipping isn’t expected.

CDG Airport to Paris Right BankMontparnasse to Notre Dame
Uber X – €60Uber X – €14
Berline – €98Berline – €23
Standard Taxi – €55Standard Taxi – €16
Welcome Pickups private transfer – €55Welcome Pickups private transfer – €16

Alternatives to taking an Uber in Paris

From the airport

Whilst Uber is used in Paris, it’s not used much at the airports due to regulations preventing Uber drivers from accessing the taxi pick-up areas. Plus, taxis are generally cheaper as they offer fixed prices to the Right and Left Bank in Paris city centre. Whereas Uber prices are metered and can fluctuate based on demand, making it a tad less reliable.

Alternatively, you can secure a competitive fixed fare and a trained, English-speaking driver if you pre-book your airport transfers with a private transfer company like Welcome Pickups. You can also catch a local taxi from the ranks at the airports (CDG Airport, Orly Airport and Beauvais Airport).

Getting around Paris

Taxis are a popular choice in Paris and are widely available throughout the city. They can be hailed on the street, found at ranks, or ordered by phone. Unlike rides to and from the airports, rides within the city are metered. Taking a taxi or Uber in the city centre usually works out at a similar price, give or take a few euros. You can also use other taxi apps in Paris; the most popular of which is FreeNow.

If you prefer the peace of mind of a fixed fare with no hidden fees, a trained, English-speaking driver and 24/7 customer support, you can still use private transfer companies like Welcome for in-city rides.

Local Paris Taxi

Is Uber safe in Paris?

Uber is generally quite a safe way to get around Paris. However, like any major city, it’s wise to be cautious. It’s always good to check your Uber driver’s rating and keep an eye on your journey using the Uber app. If the driver has a low rating, it might be safer to cancel the ride and request another one.

Similarly, taking an official and legal taxi in Paris is also considered safe. However, there have been complaints of taxi drivers taking longer routes in order to charge more. To avoid this, always make sure you’re getting into a licensed taxi and check the route on Google Maps.

The best way to make sure you aren’t overcharged or paired with an unreliable drive is to book a private transfer with a trusted provider and receive a fixed fare in advance.

Is Uber expensive in Paris?

The cost of an Uber depends on certain factors, such as time of day, trip duration, and demand. Surge pricing can cause Uber to be significantly more expensive than an average taxi. Likewise, Uber prices can often be within a few euros of standard taxi pricing. It’s always best to check and compare the prices at the time.

How much is Uber in Paris?

The cost of an Uber in Paris depends on the time of day, the day of the week, and the distance of the trip. A 15-minute ride within the city should cost approximately €12-€20, and a ride to/from Charles de Gaulle Airport (CDG) should cost around €55-€75. Surge pricing may also apply, so use the Uber app to get an estimate of the fare.

What is Uber Berline in Paris?

Uber Berline is the French version of UberBLACK. It offers premium rides in luxury vehicles at an extra cost.

How to use Uber in Paris?

To use Uber in Paris, download the app from the App Store or Google Play, create an account and add a payment method. Select your service, track your driver on the map, and then pay when you arrive.

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