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CONNECTING IN PARIS

Helping you navigate your way through France from the main stations in Paris.

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.   

 

Transferring to another station in Paris

How to get to and from Disneyland Paris?

If you're changing in Paris to go to Disneyland® Paris, you’ll need a separate ticket called Billet Origine - Destination for any journey outside Central Paris (using RER or Transilien). You’ll need to choose Marne-La-Vallée – Chessy as your destination.

How to get from Paris Gare du Nord to Disney:

  1. Take Métro Line 4 in the direction of Maire de Montrouge.
  2. Get off the Métro at Les Halles.
  3. At Les Halles, follow the signs and take the RER A to Marne-La-Vallee - Chessy.

 

How to get from Disneyland® Paris to Paris Gare Du Nord:                                                                                      

  1. Take the RER A from Marne-La-Vallee to Les Halles.
  2. Take Métro Line 4 in the direction of Porte de Clignancourt and get off the train at Paris Gare du Nord.

 

IMPORTANT: Please allow 2 hours to go from Marne-La-Vallée to Paris Gare du Nord. This includes time to go through the ticket gates and board the train.

      

How to get to Lyon, Avignon, Marseille, Aix-en-provence, Toulon, Nimes, Perpignan, Nice, and Cannes via Gare de Lyon?

  1. Buy a Ticket+ from a ticket machine or a ticket desk at Paris Gare du Nord.
  2. Follow signs to RER Line D and board a train towards Melun or Malesherbes.
  3. Get off the train at Gare de Lyon.
  4. Leave the RER station at Gare de Lyon and follow signs for the TGV platforms.
  5. Board a TGV train to your final destination.

 

How to get back from Gare de Lyon to Paris Gare du Nord?

  1. When you arrive at Gare de Lyon, buy a Ticket+ from a ticket machine or ticket desk and head to the RER station.
  2. Follow signs for RER Line D and board a train in the direction of Orry la Ville Coye.
  3. Leave the train at Paris Gare du Nord.

                                                                                                                                                                

Approxiate Métro journey time: 30 minutes

Approximate taxi journey time: 20 minutes

How to get to the south west and western regions of France via Gare Montparnasse?

  1. When you arrive at Paris Gare du Nord, buy a Ticket+ from a ticket machine or ticket desk.
  2. Follow signs to Métro Line 4 going in the direction of Mairie de Montrouge.
  3. Leave the train at Montparnasse Bienvenue.
  4. Leave the Métro station and find the TGV platforms. From here, you can catch a direct train to Bordeaux, La Rochelle, Biarritz, Rennes, Nantes, or Toulouse.

 

How to get back from Gare Montparnasse to Paris Gare du Nord?

  1. At Gare Montparnasse buy a Ticket+ from a ticket machine or a ticket desk.
  2. Follow signs to the Métro station.
  3. Follow signs for Métro Line 4 heading in the direction of Porte de Clignancourt.
  4. Get off the train at Paris Gare du Nord.

Approximate Métro journey time: 45 minutes, including walking time to get to the station from the Metro.

Approximate taxi journey time: 35 minutes depending on traffic.

How to get to Normandy (including Caen, Rouen, Deauville) via Gare Saint Lazare?

  1. When you arrive at Paris Gare du Nord, buy a Ticket+ from a ticket machine or ticket desk.
  2. Follow signs to RER Line E going in the direction of Haussmann St Lazare.
  3. Get off the train at Magenta and leave the Métro station.
  4. Follow the signs and walk to Gare Saint Lazare where you’ll catch a connecting train.

 

How to get back from Gare Saint Lazare to Paris Gare du Nord

  1. When you arrive at Gare Saint Lazare, buy a Ticket+.
  2. Take the RER Line E in the direction of Chelles-Gournay or Tournan.
  3. Get off the train at Paris Gare du Nord.

Approximate train journey time: 30 minutes

Approximate taxi journey time: 20 minutes

How to get to Strasbourg, Reims and Chalons en Champagne via Gare de l’Est?

  1. Gare de l'Est is very close to Paris Gare du Nord, so you could walk – it takes about 10 minutes.
  2. Otherwise, buy a Ticket+ and take Métro Line 4 in the direction of Châtelet and get off the train at Gare de l’Est.
  3. Follow signs to the TGV platforms and board a connecting train.

 

How to get back from Gare de l'Est to Paris Gare du Nord

  1. Gare de l'Est is very close to Paris Gare du Nord, so you could walk – it takes about 10 minutes.
  2. Otherwise, buy a Ticket+ and take Métro Line 4 in the direction of Porte de Clignancourt.
  3. Get off the train at Paris Gare du Nord.

 

Approximate Métro journey time: 15 minutes

Approximate taxi journey time: 5 minutes

How to get to Blois and Tours (the Chateaux de la Loire region) via Gare d’Austerlitz?

  1. Buy a Ticket+ from a ticket machine or a ticket desk.
  2. Follow the signs to Métro Line 5 and board a train in the direction of Place d’Italie.
  3. Get off the train at Gare d’Austerlitz.
  4. Follow the signs to the TGV platforms and board a connecting train

 

How to get back from Gare d’Austerlitz to Paris Gare du Nord

  1. Buy a Ticket+ and take Métro Line 5 in the direction of Bobigny-Pablo Picasso.
  2. Get off the Métro at Paris Gare du Nord.

Approximate Métro journey time: 40 minutes

Approximate taxi journey time: 25 minutes