How to use public transport in Paris
Taking the Métro in Paris
The Paris Métro is the quickest and easiest way to travel around the city, as well as the best value. If you need to reach different regions in France the TGV, which is a high-speed train, operates all over France and beyond. Your Eurostar ticket doesn't include travel on the Métro or RER. You can buy your ticket when you arrive in Paris at a ticket desk or at one of the multi-lingual ticket machines near any Métro station.
Tip: you must keep your Métro ticket with you until the end of your journey.
What type of Metro ticket do I need?
When you arrive at Paris Gare du Nord, follow the signs to the Métro down the escalators. Once there, you'll find ticket machines and a ticket desk where you can buy your tickets. You'll need to buy a Tplus ticket which allows connections between Metro and RER trains in central Paris and will take you to all the main stations in Paris to catch a connecting TGV.
Did you know?
- Children under 4 can travel free on the metro, RER, bus, and tramway networks, provided they sit on your lap and don’t occupy a seat.
- Children under 10 get a 50% reduction off the ticket price.
Taking a taxi in Paris
The taxi rank at Paris Gare du Nord is near Eurostar arrivals. Head to the concourse at the front of the train then take the exit on the right where you'll see the line of taxis.
For more information, download our detailed Gare du Nord map and read on for instructions on how to connect between stations.