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PARIS GARE DU NORD

Located in the heart of Paris, this beautiful station is just a short hop from some of the city's top attractions, including Montmartre and the Sacré-Coeur.

Eurostar trains from Paris Gare du Nord station connect two of Europe’s most famous cities – Paris and London. The busiest railway station in all of Europe handles around 214 million passengers every year and is our central Paris Eurostar hub.

Our Eurostar trains run directly from Paris Gare du Nord into London St. Pancras International with a choice of 10 trains a day, connecting capital to capital. Here we’ll run through everything you need to know about this Paris train station, how to find your Eurostar train and even how to get the best deals when travelling from Paris to London.

As the name suggests Gare du Nord connects Paris with the north of France and beyond to other northern European countries – making it the ideal station for our Eurostar Paris to London trains. So, where is Paris Gare du Nord station? You’ll find it in the 10th arrondissement and it’s well connected by local buses, RER and the Paris Metro.

So, how to get from Gare du Nord to central Paris? The connections are easy and straightforward whether you’ve just arrived from London or you’re heading in the other direction.

 

 

City or station
City or station

Arriving at Paris Gare du Nord

You should aim to arrive at Paris Gare du Nord station at the recommended arrival time, giving you plenty of time to board with ease.

  • Head to the Eurostar ticket gates on the first-floor balcony overlooking the main concourse – you should use the escalator opposite platform 17.
  • Simply walk along the balcony to the Eurostar ticket gates.
  • Scan your ticket at the Eurostar ticket gates, where you’ll also have your passport checked.
  • You’ll find the Eurostar departure lounge on the first floor, alongside platform 3 (remember that there isn’t a platform 1 or 2 at Gare du Nord).
  • Here you’ll also find our Business Premier Lounge.
  • Our trains leave from platforms 3, 4, 5 and 6.
  • Use the signs on the platform to find your coach number before boarding. 

Exploring the area around Paris Gare du Nord

Just like anywhere in this wonderful city, the area around the Gare du Nord station is well worth exploring. And of course, you can do it on foot – this is Paris after all.

From the quaint cobbled streets and independent boutiques along the Canal St Martin, the hip new foodie hangouts all starting to spring up across the 10th arrondissement, to Veggietown close by, this is an area packed with Parisian flavour. If you really don’t want to wave goodbye to your Paris adventure, this is the perfect final taste. 

18 Rue de Dunkerque, 75010 Paris, France

Getting there

Paris Gare du Nord is one of Paris’ main train stations (there are six in total) and is conveniently located at the heart of the city. You’ll find the station close to Gare de L’Est in the 10th arrondissement – connected with several urban transport lines, including Paris Metro, RER and local buses.

By train:

Paris Gare du Nord station serves the northern suburbs of Paris by train as well as connecting France’s northern cities such as Calais and Lille with the capital. For more information on how to get to Paris Gare du Nord by train, please visit: www.sncf.fr 

By métro, bus and tram:

Gare du Nord is served both by métro and RER lines as well as several bus routes. Interchange with métro lines 4 and 5 or RER lines B, D and E. Visit www.ratp.fr for more information (available in English).

By car:

Whether you’ve hired a car during your time in Paris or you’re being dropped off by family or friends, please visit www.viamichelin.com for directions of how to arrive at Paris Gare du Nord by car.

What’s on offer at Paris Gare du Nord

You’ll find plenty on offer at Paris Gare du Nord station to keep you occupied before you jump on one of our Eurostar trains.

  • Cafés, newsagents and a gift shop, as well as a range of restaurants including Brasserie Terminus Nord and Chez Casimir
  • A bureau de change
  • Cash machines
  • Our Eurostar ticket office, which is open Monday to Friday from 06:05 to 21:05, Saturday from 06:10 to 20:05, Sunday and bank holidays from 07:15 to 21:05
    (Please note: a service fee of £10/€14 applies to new Standard and Standard Premier bookings made at the station or over the phone)
  • A registered baggage service
  • Self-service ticket machine
  • Geoparts, our registered luggage service
  • Toilets with baby changing facilities

Eurostar departure lounge

Once you're through check-in and security, you'll find:

  • Shops, cafés and a newsagent
  • A bureau de change
  • Free wi-fi for 20 minutes

To find out about disabled access at our stations, contact us here

Business Premier lounge

Business Premier travellers and Eurostar™ carte blanche holders can access our dedicated Business Premier lounge in Paris Gare du Nord train station where they’ll find:

  • Comfortable seating for working or relaxing
  • Free wi-fi
  • Spacious meeting areas
  • A selection of snacks and drinks at two self-service bars
  • An extensive range of newspapers, magazines
  • Seat side power sockets

 

Find out more about Business Premier

Paris Gare du Nord Lost Property

When travelling to and from this Paris central train station, it’s important to be aware of the lost property services, should you lose anything of value before boarding your Eurostar train from Paris Gare du Nord.


The SNCF lost property office in Gare du Nord is open from 08:00 to 13:00, then 14:00 to 20:00 (ECT). It is located on level -1 next to the car rental agencies.

To find out more, please go to https://www.garesetconnexions.sncf/fr [in French].

More information about lost luggage [in French]: https://www.garesetconnexions.sncf/fr/service-client/a-vos-cotes/objet-perdu-trouve

 

Hertz car hire Paris

 

Hertz station address

Gare du Nord,18 Rue de Dunkerque, 75010 Paris

Where to go on arrival

Follow the signs for taxi and take the lift or escalator down to the car park, level -1, and the Hertz counter is to the right. It's about a 1-minute walk.

Hertz station facilities

  • Gold counter service
  • Hertz connect
  • Baby seats, child seats and booster

 

 

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