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French Taxi Phrases & Vocabulary

In this lesson you will learn some basic vocabulary words and phrases for taking a taxi in French. Specifically, you’ll learn how to give the cab driver directions, tell him when to stop and that you want to get off. First read through the phrases below then practice your pronunciation with the video that follows.

French Taxi Phrases & Vocabulary

French Taxi Phrases

  • un taxi a taxi
  • je voudrais aller à… I want to go to
  • une station des taxis a taxi stand
  • le compteur the meter
  • C’est combien pour aller à… How much is it to go to…
  • Conduizez-moi à… Drive me to…
  • Roulez lentement, s’il vous plaît Please drive slowly
  • Attendez ici, s’il vous plaît Please wait here
  • Est-ce qu’on est perdu? Are we lost?
  • Je descends ici I’ll get off here
  • Arretez ici, s’il vous plaît Please stop here.
  • C’est plus loin It’s farther away

More taxi Phrases

  • J’ai besoin d’un taxi toute-de-suite. I need a taxi right away.
  • Y-a t’il un stand de taxis ici? Is there a taxi stand here?
  • Où est-ce que je peux trouver un taxi libre? Where can I find a free taxi?
  • J’aimerais aller à la gare du nord, s’il vous plaît. I’d like to go to North Station, please.
  • Je voudrais réserver un taxi pour demain à 20 heures. I’d like to reserve a taxi for tomorrow at 8pm.
  • Il n’y a plus de taxis à Paris. There are no more taxis in Paris.
  • Mettez le compteur s’il vous plaît. Please turn on the meter?
  • À combien s’élève la prise en charge? When (at what price) does the fare go up?

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David Issokson

David Issokson is a lifelong language enthusiast. His head is swimming with words and sounds as he speaks over six languages. Of all the languages he speaks, he's the most passionate about French! David has helped hundreds of students to improve their French in his private online lessons. When procrastinating working on his site,, David enjoys his time skiing and hiking in Teton Valley, Idaho.

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